20 Facts About Me

A self-indulgent post – but I see them on so many blogs/vlogs and think it’s a great way of getting to know the person behind it.

So here goes:

  1. I speak fluent French- having grown up in the French part of Belgium
  2. I have a gap between my two front teeth and I’ve felt both proud and embarrassed by this at various intervals throughout my life
  3. I wanted to be a burlesque dancer some 8 years ago but was too lazy to come up with an act
  4. I am a recovering emetophobe and still suffer on occasion from severe anxiety as a result of it, though much improved after a CBT course
  5. I didn’t realise I was pregnant till I was 15 weeks and 6 days gone…
  6. I was convinced Zac was a girl, and planned on naming her Eva
  7. I’ve had over 15 addresses in my lifetime
  8. My 3 favourite female music artists of all time are Amy Winehouse, Jhene Aiko and Billie Holiday
  9. My first ever crush was on Meat Loaf when I saw him as Eddie in the Rocky Horror Show
  10. I once saw a west end production of Oklahoma with Hugh Jackman playing the leading man
  11. I used to have rats and a praying mantis as pets. And tarantulas.
  12. I lived in France for a year for my University course
  13. While I was there I wrote a thesis on Islamic integration in France and the influence of North African culture on popular youth culture in France
  14. I got a first class degree with distinction from one of the top UK universities
  15. I still struggle to change a tyre, lightbulb and use an iron correctly
  16. I failed my driving test 3 times, gave up and passed it years later
  17. I used to get so stressed during school exams I would sleep walk and eat chocolate in my sleep
  18. My father is Anglo Indian which is why I look a little exotic but no one ever guesses India, they always think I’m Greek
  19. Both my parents were born in the forties
  20. I saw both Chuck Berry and The Everly Brothers live when I was a child

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