Wednesday 21 April 2010

All About me!

Sometimes I sit in front of the laptop to write this blog and find that I have nothing witty or interesting to say and I find myself staring at the screen for ages in the hope that a topic will just pop into my head. Tonight is one of those nights and the only topic I can think to write about is the Election but having done payroll calculations all day my brain isn't quite up to political arguments!!! So, instead I think I'll borrow an idea from Emma at Me, the Man & the Baby and tell you 7 things you may not know about me:

1) I originally trained as a Travel Agent just as an excuse to travel the world!!! So far I seem to be doing pretty well at it even if I'm no longer in the travel industry and have randomly fallen into a career in Human Resources.

2) I am one of the World's slowest Marathon runners!! I ran the London Marathon in 2008 and I was so slow that the Turtle could've managed to overtake me but I finished it and raise £2,000 for the British Heart Foundation in the process, so it's not all bad!!!

3) I have a teeny bit of an Elvis obsession which started in Vegas with the Gold Lame 1957 Elvis and took me all the way to Graceland!!  Awesome!!

4)  We moved so many times when we were young that I couldn't tell you how many houses I've lived in. I know that I did go to 6 different schools and have lived in 3 different Countries!!!  Downside - I was always the new kid.  Upside - I have friends everywhere and very rarely get lost!!!

5)  I really, really dislike roller coasters.  Whenever we got to theme parks I'm the one left holding all the bags and taking pictures because I'm too much of a wuss to join in!  Ironically my Daughter is a total thrill seeker so we have to rope people in to take her on the 'scary' rides!!!

6)  My favourite places in the World are: London - it's home and awesome.  San Francisco - it's lovely and some of my favourite people ever live pretty close by.  Saigon - I've never been somewhere so alien and thrilling all at the same time! My all-time ultimate destination - Vegas.  It is whatever you want it to be.  Either cheap and tacky or expensive and luxurious...the choice is yours!!!  Love it!!

7)  Sunshine.  I'm sure in a previous life I lived somewhere hot because I'm just not made for crappy English weather.  I love, love, love the sun!!!

I'm sure that some of you already knew some of these things but maybe you learnt something new!!  Fancy sharing something about yourself?  You can either share in the comments or feel free to post on your own blog!!!


  1. I'm totally with you on number 5! I am such a wimp! I am the one ALWAYS taking photos!! Last time I went to Alton Towers I went with Jon & 3 of his males friends! Every ride was a big scary one! So lots of boring waiting was my theme for the day!! :(
    7 - who doesn't like the sun? I think if I was to meet someone who didn't like it - I would slap them for being silly! ;)
    Would love to visit Vegas one day!! :) xx

  2. @Emma Yep, generally that's what I do at Alton Towers too. I think last time we went I only got on 2 rides and the rest of the day I stood around waiting for the others!! Vegas is awesome!!!

  3. Were we separated at birth?! I moved 6 times in the first 12 years of my life and lived in 3 different counties. I went to 4 different schools. But as a result I find it hard to make friends because in the back of my mind I'll always end up having to leave them again, so I don't open up to people easily. I also hate roller coasters and I'm the one with the bags. Hopefully the kiddo will like them and accompany his dad on them!
    PS I work in recruitment, so we are scarily similar :)

  4. @Jen Totally separated at birth!!! We should get together and drink cocktails ;-)

  5. Vegas? Really? :)

  6. running a marathon is a feat in itself, but working, being a mum and training all in one is a mission. Still proud of you. xx

    the organ grinder.

  7. @OverActive Ovaries Yep, 'fraid so.....I love Vegas!!!

    @Organ Grinder. Thanks hun xx