934702_10151585036680642_1121924852_n-20-36-011. I was born in Canada.

2. When I was little I had an imaginary friend named Mr Corbett.

3. At school I was painfully shy.

4. I was in the Bucks Fizz and Bros fan clubs.

5. When my husband and I first met we wrote our life stories for each other. They were both pretty boring.

6. I’ve worn glasses since I was six. My first pair were pink NHS with a plaster over one lens.

7. The day before Charles and Diana’s wedding the wind slammed our lounge door. With my finger in it. Six stitches.

8. Whenever I go on holiday I always fantasise about moving there. One of these days I will.

9. In Redwood National Park I hugged a tree, but it didn’t hug me back.

10. I keep fairy lights up all year round. I once saw Bert & Ernie (from Sesame Street) fairy lights in a shop and didn’t buy them cos they were too expensive. I’ve regretted it ever since.

11. I love the sound a hoover makes when you suck up something you shouldn’t. Usually, in this house, a chunk of stale bread (or twenty).

12. The first single I bought was This Ole House by Shakin’ Stevens. I bought it in Woolies.

13. The first song I can remember knowing all the words to was I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor.

14. I dream about some celebrity or other every single night. Without fail. Seriously.

15. I’ve had sex dreams about Mike Baldwin, Jim from Neighbours and Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. And, thank god, George Clooney.

16. Bob Geldof once called me “dogmatic”. At the time, I was kind of horrified. Now I’m kind of impressed. (I mean, of *all* the people to call you dogmatic!)

17. Des O’Connor once called me “cuddly”. I prefer the Bob Geldof story.

18. If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life it would be Pad Thai. Probably.

19. I rarely refuse a cup of tea.

20. Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside.

17 thoughts on “About me

  1. I broke my arm (jumping off a swing onto a spacehopper) a week before Charles and Di’s wedding, and spent the day itself in hospital making my poor Mum walk round the corridors with me, as I was so upset at missing the street party! And fairy light’s aren’t just for Christmas, mine stay up all year too.

  2. In a crap version of your Bob Geldof fact, I once got called ‘sausage’ by Chris Tarrant.

    I hid behind my dad’s leg and looked perturbed, apparently.

  3. I love that you wrote your life stories for each other! How long were they? I bet they weren’t that boring! That sounds like it would be great in a book…And why 17 things? x

    1. Ha! They were pretty long and they *were* boring, honestly. We hadn’t done anything interesting yet! And 17 things because I just add another “thing” when I think of one! 🙂

  4. My Chuck and Di story is better, at least for me. My Dad had to have nose surgery, so we stayed with friends who’d lived in England the year before and camped out in the basement at watched the wedding at 5 AM.
    Pretty cool about Geldoff. My closest claim to fame was having Bob Stinson buy beers for us in a bar in the early history of The Replacements.

  5. Seriously, I had imaginary ‘matchstick people’ who lived in the latch of the bedroom door. I am creative but I cannot draw, not even in my head.

    I love your list.

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