20 Things About Me

There’s a little tag going around on social media at the moment where you share twenty facts about yourself that people may not know. It’s a lovely way of getting to know people better and I shared mine over on Instagram a couple of weeks ago. But, following on from Toby Goes Bananas, I thought I’d share it as a blog post too for anyone that may not have seen the original post.

So here are twenty facts about me:

  • I met Hubby on the internet. I was 19 and doing a college project on the evolutionary theories of sexual attraction. He was 22 and working police shifts and we lived 30+ miles apart. We wouldn’t have met if it weren’t for the internet.
  • I always said I wouldn’t get married or have children – I’d seen too many failed marriages through my childhood but then I met Hubby and changed my mind.
20 Things About Me
  • Both LP and Little Man were born at home in planned home births. They were amazing experiences and I am so glad I had the births that I had hoped for.
  • I got kicked out of home just after I turned 17. I didn’t get to finish college or even contemplate going to university. Instead, I studied at the university of life and I am still learning.
  • I have only had two previous jobs – working for Woolworths and then HSBC. Now, I’m self employed and feel like I’ve found my true vocation.
  • I’ve always lived in homes with cats.
20 Things About Me
  • My first car was a purple Ford KA – and it took me four attempts to pass my driving test – and three to pass my theory!
  • I did a sky dive when I was 19 for the Big Issue. It was 3 weeks after meeting Hubby and he spent the day sat in a field with me watching idiots jump out of perfectly good planes. That’s love.
  • I never learnt to swim and now can just about swim a width or two of a pool as long as I know I can touch the bottom or the side. Anything more than that I panic that I’ll drown.
  • I had an operation on one of my eyes when I was 18 months old and then had to wear glasses and a patch over my good eye. I now have one long sighted and one short sighted eye as a result.
  • I went to school with Keira Knightley.
  • I love cold KFC. KFC that has been in the fridge all night.
  • Hubby had planned to propose to me on holiday in Tunisia – but we both ended up in hospital with food poisoning. He actually ended up proposing a few months later a little closer to home – in Hampshire.
  • Through my adult life my weight has fluctuated from a size 8 to a size 16. I am now a happy size 10/12
  • Up until about a year ago I thought I had size 7 feet. I’m actually an EU 40 which is more often a size 6.5. No wonder shoes that fit were so hard to find!
  • I had my belly pierced when I was 16 but took the bar out during my first pregnancy. I can still put a bar in it but will never wear it – no-one will be seeing that again!
  • My favourite food is nachos. I could eat them for starter and main and then have seconds instead of dessert. Chiquitos is my favourite restaurant for that very reason!
  • I love to garden but don’t have the time very often.
  • The same goes for reading.
  • I hardly ever eat a meal without taking a photo of it first. I am definitely a child of the social media generation!

So there you have it, a little more about me. Feel free to share your own list of 20 Things if you feel like it – it was great to try and think of things that people may not know. What would be on your list?



  1. May 2, 2017 / 8:45 am

    Cold KFC? C.o.l.d K..F.C?? Oh my goodness! I only ever had KFC once and it was warm. Never again hahahaha! I love nachos too though πŸ˜‰ Same here re. Taking photos of all meals!

    My youngest was born at home, but that wasn’t planned. If I ever had a 5th baba, I would probably consider a home birth.

    I also got thrown out of home. I was 19. It made me stronger, more determined that I ever knew I could be.

  2. May 2, 2017 / 8:56 am

    I’m loving these posts! Thanks for the mention too πŸ™‚

  3. May 2, 2017 / 11:49 am

    These are great and such a fun way to find out more facts about people, I haven’t been tagged but tempted just to do it anyway, such is the rebel that I am. I too learnt at the University of Life! Lizzie xo

  4. May 2, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    I loved reading this. I did have to giggle a bit about the fact that your love of cold KFC came almost immediately before the one about ending up in hospital with food poisoning… I’m going to do mine on Instagram after being tagged a couple of times. I just need to take a photo I don’t hate first!

  5. May 2, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Love the idea of doing it as a blog post as I actually missed your 20 things on instagram. I have not done mine yet so think will just blog them. I did go eww at the cold KFC, and what a shame about your hubby planning to propose x

  6. May 2, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I cannot imagine you not wanting children, you are a natural mother! And cold KFC really…?

  7. May 3, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I’m exactly the same about swimming, my feet must always be able to touch the floor. Years ago on holiday in Florida at Discovery Cove I panicked that much I almost drowned luckily my then 10 year old daughter saw and helped me. Wish I had learnt to swim when I was younger. I’m definitely with you on the cold KFC it’s delicious !

  8. May 3, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    Oh I should share mine on my blog too!! You like cold KFC that is weird, my hubby likes cold pizza and that is gross too!!! I LOVE nachos too, I’m now craving them, is 10pm too late??? x

  9. May 4, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    I’ve never had KFC. Well, except for popcorn chicken at my old work because they used to make the coating and would have to do quality tests for which we were able to snaffle leftovers.

    I also love nachos. Just a pain that the OH wouldn’t think that a meal so we don’t have it at home unless it’s just me

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