30 things about me…


Well, it’s now February and this is the month I turn 30. So, to mark this occasion, and inspired by the ‘7 facts about me’ thing that’s doing the rounds on Facebook, I thought I’d share 30 things about me before I’m 30. This blog is very much still in its infancy so maybe this is a good way to introduce myself to my new readers/readers who don’t know me personally (hopefully my mum isn’t the only one reading this!)

  1. I am incapable of keeping my bedroom tidy. Still.
  2. I can’t stand filing my nails, the sound of other people filing their nails, nails scratching on denim (any material, really), okay, nails in general.
  3. When I go home the one meal I ask my mum to make me is macaroni cheese. It’s just not the same when I make it.
  4. I avoid talking on the phone as much as possible.
  5. When I was 12 I wrote a ‘novel’ about a girl who was investigating the suspicious death of her mother with the help of her side-kick and super-sleuth Grandmother.
  6. When my brother got married I wrote a poem that was printed inside scrolls and used as place settings. I didn’t sign it, I wonder if there are still people who got one and don’t know that I wrote it?
  7. I rode a horse for the first time when I was 8 and continued to take lessons for about 8 years.
  8. Growing up I was involved in a lot of sporting activities; gymnastics, swimming, diving, netball, football, hockey, athlelics…
  9. I think I’m the only person who enjoys reading historical fiction. Love a good Phillippa Gregory novel.
  10. Cute animals make me want to cry. Particularly puppies.
  11. I’m a bit scared of cats.
  12. I’m a bit scared of swans.
  13. I’m a lot scared of needles.
  14. Okay, I’m scared of a lot.
  15. I’m surrounded (not always physically) by some incredibly strong women.
  16. One day, when I was at school, my skirt fell down in art class. I cried.
  17. My dad and brother used to call me ‘Fruitbat’ when I was a child. It made me cry.
  18. Punctuality is an issue for me. I’ll always be incredibly early for important meetings and the like…
  19. I play with my hair constantly. I must look like I’m flirting with everyone.
  20. I have an undergraduate degree and a masters and want a PhD, only not in the same field as my masters, which may mean I have to do another masters and then a PhD. #perpetualstudent
  21. I would like my own business one day.
  22. I was known for being a bit of a chatterbox as a child.
  23. I like to be the first person on public transport. It annoys me when social niceties dictate I have to let someone else on before me.
  24. I have the cutest nephews in the world. No contest.
  25. I might not show it, but I care what other people think of me and I’m very easily hurt, but I probably won’t tell you about it, ‘cause, you know, feelings.
  26. I’m very close to my mum. I can pretty much talk to her about anything and everything.
  27. I would love to be a mum one day and the thought of that never happening frightens me.
  28. I don’t think my brother and I said two words to each other while we were teenagers.
  29. I’m uncomfortable with people invading my personal space.
  30. I turn 30 in less than three weeks. This both terrifies and excites me in equal measure.
Sorry Peter!  See, I was always a looker..
Sorry Peter!
See, I was always a looker..

One thought on “30 things about me…

  1. #9: Nope, definitely not the only one. I too enjoy a good period drama, book, film or TV. Phillippa Gregory is pretty good.
    #16: Aww!
    #21: Me too. More and more every day!
    #27: *nods furiously!*
    #30: You and me both.


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