// I cannot stand hearing people chew. It actually makes me so unreasonably annoyed and uncomfortable it’s not even funny. I don’t always notice it but when I do then my GOD do I want to throw that food in your face. It’s called Misophonia and it’s actually a thing,
Pretty sure the sound of bullshit also triggers it.
// I lived off Subway salads for longer than I care to admit – lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, sweetcorn, carrot, pepper, jalapeños, onion, olives (occasionally), extra cheese, extra steak, ham and bacon with 1/3 chipotle, 1/3 mayo and 1/3 ranch. Yep, I was one of those annoying dickheads who had like 3 different dressings. I had it so often they knew exactly what I wanted before even placing the order. Slightly embarrassing but the tastiest salad ever.
// Subway cookies taste like Subways smells. I only like them straight after a sub or they taste like meatballs.
// Cadbury’s Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy, Guylian Chocolate Sea Shells, Cadbury’s Turkish Delight, Tesco Value White Chocolate (that’s like 45p) and anything praline are my favourites. (I did try and think of one but I’m a greedy shit so have several) Also Monty Bojangles!
// I haven’t hiccupped since I was a kid.
// When I was a kid I collected erasers, not the boring kinds but the cool scented ones and other cute animals shaped ones. I used to have one that looked like a lipstick. I also collected though scented gel pens (grape was my favourite).
// I religiously kept a diary for the entirety of year 6 in primary school which I still have now. It’s a red thing from Claire’s Accessories with devils wings and the word “rebel” on the front haha.
I home educated Eloise in Reception and she actually didn’t start school until year 1. Reason being simply that she just didn’t want to go to school yet and the local school then was crap. She decided in the summer holidays before year 1 that she wanted to give it a go (cue mad rush to get an application in!) and she started at the infant school both me and Ben went to as kids and turns out it was worse than when we were there and she suffered a ridiculous amount of bullying
during the first term, we moved schools and she’s loved it ever since.
// I was home educated for years 9, 10 and 11 because my mental health got so bad.
// Caterpillar cakes are the best.
// I colour coordinate my bookshelf.
// Only fizzy drinks can quench my thirst. Ever since I got pregnant with Eloise I haven’t really been able to drink anything flat. Morning sickness is weird.
// My top two all time favourite TV shows are Doctor Who (pre Matt Smith, although I kind of ended up quite liking him too) and Supernatural. Everyone loves a bit of Dean Winchester.
// I have to have a drink with the last mouthful of every meal.
// I’m still sad that Lush stopped selling The Enchanter bath bomb even though it dyed my bath and child orange.
// Quorn cocktail sausages are my favourite snack at the moment.
// I actually used to like school dinners.
// I have ring with an Amethyst in which would have been my Angel Baby’s birthstone. I bought it whilst I was technically still pregnant so that makes it even more special to me, knowing my baby was still inside me when I bought it. I don’t know if that’s silly or not but it is kind of comforting in a way and I’m glad I got it when I did.
// I genuinely get hangry. I suffer from hypos and if I’m even slightly hungry I’m the grumpiest, miserable shithead ever.
// I miss Missisipi Mud Pie Muller Corners and 3D Doritos. Also pizza Lunchables.
// I have owned 8 pushchairs over the course of 2 kids. Most of them sucked. My favourite has got to be my Bugaboo Chameleon which I sold for £50 a couple of years ago because it was too big to get in and out of the car. The first Bugaboo I actually owned was an ancient old Frog when Eloise was a baby because I was 19 and poor. I covered in black vinyl to try and make it look less shit which sort of worked I guess but I ended up saving and getting a Cam anyway. Now I have an even shittier bright pink thing I bought for a fiver off a Facebook selling page! I can actually just about put it up and down on my own though so that’s a bonus.
// Pre having kids, horse riding was my thing. I wanted to train to become an equine physiotherapist at one point and actually have qualifications in Equine Science.
// My ultimate life dream is to own a little cottage by the sea with forget-me-not blue window frames and roses and honeysuckle trailing up the walls with a little flower shop some how connected to the said cottage.
// This took me several weeks to complete.