99 Things not many people know about me

  1. I have never been on a rollercoaster.
  2. My favourite food is Maltese’s. Or whispa bites. Oooh but what about chicken pie…
  3. I have a secret crush on Chandler from F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
  4. Dirty nails make me cringe.
  5. Boys with long nails make me want to cry.
  6. I despise technology.
  7. I have never seen Harry Potter.
  8. I still sleep with two teddies.
  9. I have to have a night light or I won’t sleep.
  10. I’m addicted to Youtube.
  11. I once bought one movie ticket and sneaked into another when it finished. Don’t pretend you haven’t.
  12. I have a pet hamster.
  13. I can’t stand not having my nails painted and wander why they get so unhealthy.
  14. I pretend not to like CBBC as much as I do so people don’t judge me.
  15. I can’t sleep until I’ve read for at least half an hour.
  16. Coronation Street is the highlight of my week.
  17. I thought I would give up on this blog after a week.
  18. I have to eat breakfast or I won’t survive until lucnch.
  19. I have the most unimaginably good metabolism.
  20. I find it very difficult to put on weight and often feel very insecure about how thin I am.
  21. I swear down my eyes change colour.
  22. My all-time favourite song is either ‘I want you back’ by The Jackson 5 or ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’ by Arctic Monkeys.
  23. If I could travel forward in time, I wouldn’t.
  24. I hate massages because they make me ticklish.
  25. I am currently listening to ‘Sofa Song’ by The Kooks.
  26. My due date was Christmas day but I avoided it by being early.
  27. I’m slightly scared of the internet.
  28. I start wanting to go to bed at 9pm.
  29. I prefer Christmas to birthdays.
  30.  My biggest fear is clowns.
  31. I hate aeroplanes massively.
  32. I have never cried at a movie.
  33. The closest I’ve been to crying at a movie was when I saw ‘The Impossible’ for a friends birthday. Well that was a cheery day.
  34. I have hundreds of idea’s for novels that I doubt I’ll ever write.
  35. I wish I could sing.
  36. My aim for 2014 is make a Youtube channel… maybe.
  37. I doubt anyone will have reads this far.
  38. My earliest memory is crying because my family laughed at me for wanting sugar on my Shreddies.
  39. I have never moved house.
  40. My sister is the person I trust most in the entire world.
  41. My favourite crisp flavour is cheese and onion.
  42. I was scared of Santa as a child.
  43. When I was little, I dropped a sweet wrapper on the floor of a bakery and felt so bad I made my mum take me back so I could pick it up and put it in the bin.
  44. I thought all married couples had to have the same birthday until I was six.
  45. I still can never work out weather which has an ‘h’ after the ‘w’ or not.
  46. I once ate 6 jam doughnuts in one day.
  47. Dougie Poynter is the most attractive human currently on this earth.
  48. I am a cat person.
  49. I think snakes are cute
  50. I have a fear or bare feet.
  51. When people click their bones it makes me want to vom.
  52. I didn’t have a McDonalds until I was 12.
  53. I used to be painfully shy. Now I’m just socially awkward.
  54. I have 4 close friends who I would trust with my life.
  55. When I was 12, I tried to steal a packet of moam stripes from poundland but chickened out, went back into the store, and put them back.
  56. The most amazing place I’ve ever been is Rockefeller Centre in New York.
  57.  If I could go anywhere in the world, it would be a safari in Africa.
  58. I have never dyed my hair.
  59. Even though I’m painfully shy, I’m pretty good at drama. But I hate it.
  60. My height is 5ft 3.
  61. I sleep in a ball. Like literally. A ball.
  62. I can flare my nostrils.
  63. I’m incredibly flexible. I can put both legs behind my head.
  64. I’m ambidextrous. I write with my right hand, eat with my left and draw and write numbers with either.
  65. I am left footed.
  66. The weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten inn sword fish in Spain.
  67. My favourite childhood book was ‘The tiger who came to tea’.
  68. Me and my sister played imaginary games up until we where both at secondary school.
  69. I only have four cousins.
  70. I can role my tongue but neither of my parents can.
  71. I like the smell of petrol.
  72. I don’t like harribo’s.
  73. I think the smell of metal is one of the worst in the world.
  74. I often smell the word ‘worst’ with an ‘e’ on the end.
  75. In the year two nativity play video (when I played Mary) I can be seen picking my nose at the front of the stage.
  76. Just as every 90’s kid did, I went through what I thought was an ’emo phase’ when I was 12.
  77. I wish I could play a musical instrument.
  78. My ballet teacher is the most eccentric woman I have ever met.
  79. I had 3 years of French lessons and the only word I know is ‘bonjour’ which technically I knew anyway.
  80. I am one of the only people in my year who is still forced to have a packed lunch because school dinners are ‘too expensive’.
  81. I find it very hard to interact with friends parents. This unfortunately makes me seem very rude.
  82. For the first 11 years of my life I hated being away from my mum and cried every time I have to go to school or nursery.
  83. I find TV documentaries about unexplained ‘paranormal’ activities fascinating.
  84. I don’t believe in ghosts or UFO’s or demons… until I get into bed.
  85. Pretention is one of the most unappealing traits in my mind.
  86.  Small children are usually the people I feel most comfortable with.
  87. The closest I’ve come to death is when I went sledging last year. I was with a few friends and me and one other thought it would be fun to go backwards down the steepest hill we could find with both of us on the same sledge. However, we didn’t realise there was a frozen lake behind the trees at the bottom and, of course, we both went hurtling right into the middle. Thankfully, his coat had got caught on a tree branch and he managed to pull us back to safety but I had never been more terrified in my life.
  88. I find injection quite fun.
  89. I hate it when people call each other babe.
  90. I once had a bowl cut. And I have curly hair. I’ll just let you picture that for a few minutes.
  91. I love cooking.
  92. I once tried to vegetarian and lasted 4 days. That’s will power for you.
  93. When I was little, I convinced myself I could fly.
  94. I had an imaginary friend called Kipper.
  95. I’m a bit of a workaholic.
  96. I love trains and buses.
  97. I prefer flying when there’s turbulence. I’ve got a huge fear of flying and turbulence make me feel like there’s a road beneath us.
  98. My mum took away all my barbies when me and my sister cut all their hair off.
  99. I don’t like potatoes unless their mashed by my dad.

Wow, if you read all that I’m proud of you! I also hope you feel like you know me a bit better after that and can maybe relate to me in some ways?

Thanks for reading!

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10 guilty pleasures

The urban dictionary describes a ‘guilty pleasure’ as ‘something you shouldn’t like, but like anyway’. I have an epic list of these and have done for a very long time. Instead of boring you with the many hundreds I could list, here’s my top 10;

  1. One Direction. I really don’t see why I should feel guilty about listening to one direction and going to see their movie and having a minor obsession over Louis Tomlinson… No, really, I’m not one of those crazy fan girls who stalks them and cries when they hear their music, I just happen to like a lot of their songs. The fact that they’re all insanely attractive is just a bonus really.
  2. Knitting. Yeah. I’m 14 and I knit. I got a lot of grief for this in year 7 so learned to keep it quiet but, however much my friends try to hide it, when I wear something I knitted or give them a hand made decoration for Christmas, I can see a vague look of admiration in their eyes.
  3. Squirty cream. And I’m talking about squirting it straight from the can into your mouth. Don’t pretend you’ve never done it.
  4. Knee high socks. I haven’t worn knee high socks outside the house in 2 years which is probably a good thing but I have to admit I still think they look really cute and have 4 pairs.
  5. Trashy magazines. At my age this isn’t too much of a guilty pleasure you have to hide but I still feel like I’ve just filled my brain with rubbish after reading one. Oh well, however much I regret it afterwords, it won’t stop me reading them!
  6. Disney movies. Come one. However old you are, no one can resist a Disney movie. I still buy them and I don’t even have a little brother or sister to blame my growing collection on.
  7. Dungarees. (or overalls in America… I think?) I own 2 pairs of dungarees at the moment and they are my most worn items of clothing. I love them. They are the most comfortable things ever and, well, I think they look nice.
  8. Facebook games. A guilty pleasure I have never been able to indulge in. I wasn’t allowed facebook when I was 12, and all my friends where playing farmville. By the time I got facebook last year, they had gone massively out of fashion and, unfortunately, any game you play gets displayed on your profile.
  9. The Zoo. I go to the zoo so much with my Dad. Infact, I have a 2 year membership with them. It’s just the perfect way to fill up a boring Sunday afternoon.
  10. Singing in the shower. Ok… it’s more like performing in the shower. Don’t lie. You do it too.

Make a stranger smile

Today, I went to the toilet at school and as I closed the door sighed at the sight of a large graffiti scrawled across the wall in thick black pen. Naturally I assumed it was some sort of racist or rude joke but still, of course, couldn’t help but read it. As my eyes scanned over it I began to smile. This was not a tasteless joke but the words ‘have a nice pee! : )’. I couldn’t help but chuckle as I pondered who could have written this sweet little note on the wall of the school toilets.

This got me thinking, what do we not do very much? Make strangers smile. I have decided to devise ten ways anyone could brighten a strangers day;

  1. Say ‘bless you’ when someone sneezes in a crowded place. I always do this! Just the thought of this anonymous ‘bless you’ makes me giggle and it will brighten that persons day for sure.
  2. Leave short encouraging messages on post it notes in random places like library books or public toilet walls. Just writing something as simple as ‘have a nice day! <3′ or ‘keep smiling!’ is certain to make whoever finds it giggle!
  3. If you go to a drive thru or a busy coffee shop give the server an extra 5 pounds and tell them to give whoever is behind you in the queue’s order for free. This happened to me and my sister once at a cafe and, although we where very confused, I still think it is the nicest and most unexpected thing anyone has ever done for me. 
  4. Compliment someone as they walk past you in the street. Lets face it, we’re never gonna believe our friends, no matter how much they compliment us and, after all, what could be nicer than an anonymous compliment?
  5. When you get off a train, leave a hand written note on the seat wishing the next passenger a pleasant journey.
  6. Draw a smiley face on the end of the toilet paper in a public rest room.
  7.  Fill out ten post it notes with compliments such as ‘that really suits you’, ‘you look amazing!’ or ‘WOW’ and stick them on the mirror of a clothes shop changing room.
  8. Leave all of your spare change around your nearest town, with their heads facing up, and you are sure to make dozens of little children’s day.
  9. If you are bored on a car journey (and not driving) wave to other bored looking passengers as you pass them. This is sure to stop your boredom and make them smile.
  10. Finally, smile yourself. Just smiling at someone will automatically make them feel better and will often make them smile back.

So there you have it. I know this isn’t going to change the world but who knows, If you try out just one of these, that person might remember it forever.

Extroverts vs Introverts

There are two types of people in this world, extroverts and introverts. I happen to fall into the category of introvert, if you want me to talk to you you’re gonna have to work pretty hard before I become comfortable with you and, unfortunately, this often makes me seem like a rude and unpleasant person which a completely wrong assumption. However, I am friends with a number of extroverts and I often look at them being loud and think ‘wow, I wish I could just talk to people like that’ but when I try, nothing comes out of my mouth except something that sounds like this ‘ahhh-shamsahgdvt-qwersvfd’ and the person I’m interacting with tends to edge away slowly with a disturbed look on their face. 

 However, there are some upsides to being an awkward, unsociable and often rude person introvert. If somebody I dislike trys to talk to me, they won’t get very far. Unlike many extroverts, I don’t have this unstoppable need to fill up every silence with whatever pops into my head. If I don’t like you and you try to talk to me I just sit there in silence until you eventually walk away, often confused and slightly disturbed. However, if another introvert try’s to speak to me and I want to make friends with them, we both end up sitting in silence or engaging in some forced small talk until one of us gets too awkward and shuffles away. This means I tend to only become friends with extroverts who will fill up my silences for me but this does mean I never get a word in edgeways. You try going into town with 6 extroverts. You will not get anything done. However, I am the one that these extroverted friends come to when they have a problem. I am the one who will listen to them and understand them and be there to pick them back up when things get messy. If one of my friends breaks up with a boy (sidenote, much easier to get one of these when an extrovert), falls out with a friend or has problems at home they come to me. They know I won’t talk over them or tell anyone, after all who have I got to tell? Anyway, I guess this means I form very strong bonds with my friends and am very loyal to them. At least being this shy has some perks I suppose.

Anyway, being an introvert or an extrovert has it’s perks, even though I often find myself wishing I was the other side of the spectrum.