About Me

Ten Things You Should Probably Know About Me

  1. I love animals and - despite my best efforts with a lint roller/Sellotape/towel - am covered in a fine layer of cat/dog hair at all times. I've given up on any hope of wearing black jeans ever again.
  2. My favourite place in the world is the cinema. I love films. In fact there is nothing I enjoy more on my days off than to sit on the sofa in my pyjamas and watch a movie (or cartoons if my brain just can't handle anything that requires my full attention).
  3. Give me (herbal) tea and a good book over high heels and cocktails any day of the week. That's not to say I don't like going out, because I love a good dance as much as the next person, it's just that I hate to waste the precious free time I have in bed with sore feet and an even sorer head. I know, I know, I'm old before my time.
  4. I tend to say exactly what I'm thinking. Yes my unwavering honesty has on occasion landed me in hot water but I really wouldn't have it any other way. The people in my life have come to realise that I say what I mean and I mean what I say. Always.
  5. I'm a vegetarian. On some level I've always been uncomfortable eating meat (I can remember many a tearful moment at the dinner table as a child) but it wasn't until I grew up and took control of my diet that I was able to fully commit to being a veggie. I feel the need to reassure people that I am not one of those preachy, judgemental types who will stare accusingly at you as you bite into your juicy hamburger. I'm a firm believer in the whole "To each his own" idea.
  6. I also follow a largely dairy-free diet although there have been moments of weakness when I've allowed myself a slice or two of pizza. I've tried making my own with cheese alternatives but it's just not the same! Anyway the reason for my abstention from all things milky was not originally to do with saving the cows but more my killer migraines and constant breakouts.
  7. I currently suffer from mild-moderate acne on my face and back. I also get it on my chest, scalp and along my hairline from time to time. I've suffered with acne on and off for more than a decade and having tried every pill, lotion, cream and ointment my long-suffering doctors/dermatologists could prescribe, with little or no lasting success, I've decided to go down the more natural route and focus on what I put into my body as well as what I use on it. The joys of having oily/combination skin, eh?
  8. I'm a worrier. Seriously, I can worry like nobody's business. If worrying was an Olympic event, I'd win gold every time.
  9. My family and my friends mean everything to me. I mean, I'd walk through fire for those guys. Of course I'd be bitching the whole time but I'd still do it!
  10. And last, but definitely not least, I hate pineapples. That is all.