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26 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me!

26th May 2017

I like to try to get involved in tag posts. A little bit of light-hearted fun and a great way to get to know one another. So when Sara from Mind Your Mamma was looking for people to tag in the ’26 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me’ I wanted in! Although that was probably a month ago, sorry I’ve taken so long Sara (blushes)

So the idea is that I tell you lovely lot things about me using the alphabet, one for each letter! So here goes, 26 things that you probably don’t know about me.

You Probably Don’t Know;

A is for Australia.

I travelled to Australia on my own in 2006 to see my Nan’s brother and my family out there. My Nan’s brother had always joked that no one would go out to see him and so I bought a ticket to go out there. Unfortunately my uncle passed away a couple of weeks before I went. I still went out there to meet my family and under the circumstances had a good time. It is a beautiful place and I would love to go back one day.

B is for Bullied.

When I was at high school I was bullied. I hated going into school, I hated class and I hated the way that I was made to feel. Being bullied was one of the worst experiences I have had as a child and it is one of the biggest fears I have for my children.

C is for Christmas.

I love Christmas. Everything about Christmas, the tinsel, the food, the drink and the family time. It is one of my favourite times of year.

D is for Dead on My Feet.

How I am currently feeling as I’m back at work working 29 hours a week, I have a bad cold and Jessica has stomach flu, which she has had for 4 days so far and Reuben is now getting it! Worn out doesn’t cover it!

E is for Elephant.

I rode an elephant when I went to Thailand. I don’t think you appreciate quite how big they are until you are on their back!

F is for Family.

The most important thing to me in the world!

G is for Gladiators.

I went to watch the Gladiators be filmed when I was a child – do you even remember that show?
I loved it on the TV and was really excited to go and watch it. Not so excited about how long it took to film. It took hours. Forever! And they didn’t even film it in the right order, how rude!! Of course I now understand that most shows like that are filmed in any order and then edited to the order they want. Not something I understood at seven (ish)

H is for Home.

Our current home is the first home that we bought. We started on a shared ownership scheme and recently bought the whole house. Buying our first home was a dreadful experience as there were problems on the boundaries and we nearly ended up with nowhere to live. But we have been here now over five years, got married and had two children here and it is safe to say we have outgrown the house. Time to look for a new home!

And you probably don’t know this either;

I is for Iceland.

The place we went on honeymoon. Somewhere that nobody thought that I would want to go but somewhere that I fell in love with. The beauty of the country, the friendliness of the people, just everything about it. There is so much to do there and I cannot wait to go back and see the things that we haven’t seen so far. I would love to go in the summer months to see the midnight sun, I bet that feels strange!

J is for Jessica.

My beautiful baby girl. Jessica is rapidly approaching one I can’t believe how quickly it is going. She is a smily, cheeky little lady and I can’t wait to see her personality grow.

K is for Kite-flying.

The first time I had ever flown a kite myself was when we went to Great Yarmouth on a family holiday for Reuben’s first birthday, can you believe that? I’m sure we must have done it when we were kids, I just don’t remember doing it. We must show the children how to fly kites.

L is for Lynford Hall.

The place that I married Sam. The mansion and it’s grounds are stunning. Beautiful building, lakes and lovely gardens. The day was amazing.

M is for Mummy.

OK, so you probably do know this if you have been on my blog before.
Being a mummy is the hardest, toughest, most rewarding thing I have ever done. I can be crying one minute because it’s been a bad day then the next laughing because the kids have been the sweetest, or Reuben has said something hilarious. It is difficult but I would not change it for the world.

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N is for Nervous.

I am a nervous person. I am very good at hiding it, or I used to be anyway. Before going out I feel nervous and sometimes feel sick. Once I am out I am OK but it is the run up to the event which is the hardest. I am nervous about being in groups of people, more so now as I worry that I won’t have anything to in common with them and I won’t know what to say.

O is for Opinionated.

Ask anyone, I am definitely an opinionated person. I have learned to pick the right things to share my opinion on. I have learned there is a time and a place and sometimes it is best to just keep my mouth shut. Ten years ago I wouldn’t have given a care in the world, I would just blurt it out even if it hurt someone. Now I think first.

P is for People Watcher.

A bit of a favourite pastime of mine. I love watching people. It doesn’t matter where we are, or who I am with I am drawn to watching people. Wondering what they are talking about, their lives, their history. People fascinate me.

Do You Know This?;

Q is for Queen.

Sam likes to call me his queen. Lovely gesture, shame that there is nothing queenly about me ha ha. It is rubbing off on Reuben who also calls me a queen and then goes on to say he is the Prince, Jessica is a Princess and Daddy is the King. Cute.

R is for Reuben.

Our first-born and our rainbow baby. Reuben is going to four this year, how did that happen. He is a cheeky rascal. He has a strong personality and he is not afraid to show it, worst luck ha ha. I love that he is spirited but I sometimes wish he would hold it in until he was, I don’t know, an adult!!

S is for Sam.

My darling (grumpy) husband. Sam and I have been together for almost 7 years and it will be our second wedding anniversary in October. He is the one person who can calm me down when I need it and he puts up with me (and my mood swings)

T is for Travel.

I love travelling. I’ve been fortunate enough to see a lot of places but there are a lot more that I want to see. I really want the children to experience different cultures of the world.

U is for Undistinguishablenesses.

As I was struggling for anything for the letter U I have opted to find the longest word I can starting with the letter U. This word has 22 letters in. The definition is “the state or character of being undistinguishable”.

V is for Vacuum.

We recently bought a new vacuum, a cordless Dyson. It has changed our lives! No more lugging Henry Hoover up and down the stairs to vacuum. It is brilliant.

W is for Wine.

Enough said. I like wine!

X is for X-Ray.

(Clutching at straws) I had an X-Ray on my feet when I was fifteen in preparation for my bunion surgery. That was a painful surgery, and I had both feet done at the same time.

Y is for Yellow.

Reuben and Sam’s favourite colour. The colour of sunshine and daffodils. Yellow always makes me happy as it reminds me of summer.

Z is for Zoo.

I love going to the zoo. Lovely walks to see the animals and a lovely picnic in the sunshine. Reuben loves seeing the animals and having that sense of freedom when he is walking around. Summer is coming and so I’m sure that a zoo trip is on the cards soon.

Thank you again to Sara from Mind Your Mamma for the tag.

The bloggers that I am tagging are;

Laura from Mum on a Mission

Samar from Samoor Stuff

Michelle from Shell Louise

Geraldine from The Darling Diaries

Keri from Keri Hartwright Blog

Ruth from It’s Just A Phase

Staci from 3 Plus A Bunny

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