2/31 Wait… you didn’t know?!

2. 20 facts about you

I have a feeling that this is going to be a tricky prompt… ten I could have managed but 20 facts just about me?! Well, here goes:

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My Queen… Amen!
  1. I’m addicted to RuPaul’s Drag Race and love pretty much all of the queens that have walked through the ‘You Better Werk’ room doors.
  2. My favourite colour is duck egg blue.
  3. I own more pairs of socks than I care to admit.
  4. I’m a bit of a Netflix addict – entire mornings can disappear if I’m not careful.
  5. I love singing and dancing.
  6. When I’m at home, I’m often found in pyjama’s… I mean what’s the point in wearing your outdoor clothes, indoors?!
  7. I began and completed WordPress’ 365 Days of Writing Prompts challenge in 2014.
  8. People find it odd that I don’t drink tea or coffee…
  9. If money was no object, I’d go to see a West End theatre show every single week.
  10. I have a very close family, which means the world to me, and am even related to Howard Carter, the guy who discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb.
  11. My Great Nan reached 104 and a half years young… the half is very important at that age.
  12. I’m obsessed with Mi backpacks. So far, I’ve got a peacock feather one, a gumball one, a galaxy print one, a duck egg blue polka dot backpack and one with elephants all over it.
  13. I’m commonly found wearing Converse hi-tops… wearing heels is for special occasions.
  14. For RuPaul’s BOTS, I temporarily dyed my hair blue. I loved it so much that I’m planning to dye it permanently blue – hopefully two tone, using cobalt and duck egg blue (of course!)
  15. Through my last job, I was sent on press trips to Iceland (Ice Age 4: Continental Drift), Norway (How To Train Your Dragon 2) and Slovenia (Postojna Cave), interviewed a robotic cockatoo (Nigel from Rio 2, with actor Jemaine Clement in another room) and even photographed the stars of TV on the red carpet at the National Television Awards.
  16. I have a BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management.
  17. I love afternoon tea… especially quirky ones such a Spanish or Thai themed.
  18. Working in children’s media means that I get to see many of the new films before they hit the cinemas and I’m a big kid who loves everything Disney, so I end up enjoying every single screening… sometimes even more than the kids that are actually there.
  19. I love unicorns, rainbows and mermaids. I even wanted to be a mermaid growing up… still do!
  20. Primates are my favourite animals (well, and dolphins and marine life of course), but I’ve been lucky enough to meet the famous Primatologist, Dr Jane Goodall three times and even helped her present awards.
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At the most recent Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots Awards with my flatmate, Féaron, where we got to meet Dr Jane’s beloved Mr. H, which travels around the world with her.

The power of touch

#339: Textures are everywhere: The rough edges of a stone wall. The smooth innocence of a baby’s cheek. The sense of touch brings back memories for us. What texture is particularly evocative to you?

Soft bedding and pyjamas 😀 It always evokes cosy times such as past birthdays and Christmases. Eight more working days to go… Not that I’m counting at all haha.

Five items

#338: A classic question, revisited: what are the five items you must have on a deserted island?

Since it’s late and I’m super sleepy after an evening of Christmas shopping, I’ve decided not to think to much into this.

So, item number 1 – a (free of charge) phone box, that also charges my gadgets (don’t ask how – I’m not a techie).

Item number 2 – sun cream (self explanatory).

Item number 3 – shelter/some sort of house that spiders can’t penetrate.

Item number 4 – some constant food supply (magical of course).

Item number 5 – my cosy pjs, dressing gown and slippers… Although, when you think of a desert island, you think of a hot place. Hmmm, I think I’ll stick with it though.

Singin’ in the rain

#166: Safe inside, toasty warm, while water pitter-patters on the roof…describe your perfect, rainy afternoon.

Well, firstly, I’d be in my cosiest pair of pyjamas, with a fluffy dressing gown and my monkey slippers. If it’s during the day, I’d be in my room, sat on my Olympic bean bag (it was part of the London 2012 Olympic furniture and was sold off after the games had finished!) reading my most recent book. I’d probably also have a delicious hot mug of chocolate Ovaltine (for those outside the UK, it’s a malted milk drink with a hint of chocolate… malted milk biscuits are my favourite and who doesn’t love chocolate?!). However, if it was late afternoon/evening, I would probably still be in my room but would be under my cosy covers, watching Disney films… or some home video DVDs, to see the relatives we’ve sadly lost, again. I do love rainy days!