I got this idea from another blogger who posted a blog with a list of blog ideas and this was one of them!
I thought this would be good, so you can get to know me a bit better and learn some random me facts LOL!
So here we go:
- My biggest phobia is birds!
Like literally I am terrified. Give me rats, snakes spiders I can deal, a bird no chance. When I visited Loro Parque in Tenerife we had to go past these 2 parrots to get into the park, I actually cried. I think it stems from being attacked by a crow when I was younger. It’s the flapping that does me, and I will never get over it.
2. I have OCD.
So some people may or may not know that I suffer with OCD. It isn’t something I shout from the rooftops, I just deal with it. What people don’t realise is not all OCD is the obsessive cleaning. Mine is not (mum jokes that she wishes I had this one lol!) my OCD is routine, and reassurance checking. It drives me nuts sometimes, but I am now so used to it, I just get on with it. Maybe in the future I will do a post about my OCD but we’ll see.
3. I am one of 18 grandchildren on my dads side of the family.
My dad is one of 7 children to my nan and granddad. My family is large to say the least, put it this way we cant all get in one photo LOL. I do have the best family, and love when we all get together. We know how to party and everyone joins in. We are always there for each other when we are needed. It is great having a big family.
4. I used to be football mad and a massive Man Utd fan!
Believe it or not I could rattle off the whole of the Man Utd squad, I still have the football strips to prove it. When I was at school I was football mad, my best friend supported Liverpool and we kept track of everything football. I even remember going a school trip wearing football shirts haha! Unfortunatley when my best friend passed away when we were 17 I kind of lost interest . My dad and my brother are still mad into football, my dad supporting spurs and my brother supporting Arsenal (yeah our house is fun!) It just wasn’t the same without her. I still like football and don’t mind watching a game but I’m not as into it as I used to be.
5. I have worn glasses since I was 3 years old.
Yep I am that blind LOL. I have worn glasses since I was 3 and I cant even remember not wearing them to be honest. Unfortunately when I first starting wearing them, there was nowhere near the glasses range they have now. So I had the joys of what people called Deidre glasses. (you know from Corrie) these massive frames, I had this joy all through primary school til I think year 5 or 6. I remember hating them at first but I’ll never forget what one of my nans neighbours said to me, ‘only beautiful girls wear glasses’. And I still say it to this day.
6. My house is like a zoo.
My brother is animal mad! He is the biggest animal lover I know! His favourite being an elephant, and if our house was big enough I am convinced he would have one LOL! So in our house we have:
Jessie – The Cat (I am sure you have seen so many insta photos of my precious)
Leia – The Hamster
Patsy and Billy – The Budgies (yes I am still terrified of them and have to leave the room if he has to open the cage)
3 Fish Tanks – yes 3, 1 tropical and 2 gold fish tanks. Tropical and 1 gold fish tank are in Freddie’s room, the other in the kitchen. Technically the fish in the kitchen is mine, but mum has basically become his foster mum haha.
7. I am a huge Betty Boop fan.
I have loved Betty Boop for years, I just remember going into the Betty Boop shop in Universal Studios in Florida and that was it! Since then I have collected so much merchandise my main memorabilia being collectible statues and figurines. I have so many. (Dusting day is awful) maybe one day I will give you a tour!
8. I am a qualified Beautician and Hairdresser.
When I was little I always wanted to be a make up artist. When I left school I didn’t know what I wanted. I ended up with a year out after secondary school. I then decided to go with what I always wanted and that’s beauty and makeup. I completed an NVQ level 2 in beauty therapy. Make up was a section to the course, but I find with make up you pick more things up as you go along. When I finished this course, I thought I would go for the whole hog and do hairdressing as well so I completed NVQ Levels 1 and 2 in hairdressing. I don’t use my hairdressing as much anymore but I do stick with my Beauty stuff and things I learnt about skincare etc. I often think of completing a make up course as extra, but I don’t know we’ll see what the future holds!
9. I am a hoarder.
Yep certified hoarder. I don’t do things in halves when it comes to collecting things, and having OCD really doesn’t help. For example I collect pens, pens from different countries weird pens, all pens. My OCD will only allow me to use one pen at a time. I cant have more then one pen being used, I actually have to wait for the one I’m using to run out before using another one. (Yes I am that weird)
10. I love rubber ducks.
Yeah that kind of says it all.
So I hope you guys have learned something new about me LOL. I am just me, and I am weird and proud, but always me.
*All pictures sourced via google*