50 Facts About Me

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With a lot of encouragement from my lovely boyfriend, Matt, and a large glass of wine it’s time to hit publish on my first post… 

To begin with I thought I’d ramble on with fifty facts about me;

– Mashed potato is my favourite food of all time, closely followed by Krispy Kreme donuts, pickled onion Monster Munch and mac & cheese. (Very aware I have the palette of a five-year-old)

– I am known for being cold all the time 

– Autumn is my favourite season of the year! I love the fashion, the weather, Halloween, pumpkin spice everything, the leaves changing colour, Bonfire night… the list goes on

– I’m an introvert but I wish I was an extrovert

– I was bit by a horse when I was six and to this day I’m still terrified of them

– Holding hands with Matthew makes me feel that little ‘spark’ of happiness every. single. time. Mushy, I know!

– I love hot chocolate and most types of tea but I really dislike coffee

– Ed Sheeran is my favourite artist ever. This past Friday I was lucky enough to see him live with Matt and our friends and it was one of the best nights of my life

– Ever since I was little I have done this weird thing where I stand on one leg with my other bent right up like a flamingo. However I do have really good balance…

– I am really excitable about anything and everything fun. Whether it’s a date night, a new pair of jeans, a holiday or just a nice bubble bath my excitement level is always 100

– I genuinely struggle to say the word ‘pelican’ – if I don’t think about it, it comes out ‘pecilan’

– I cry all the time. Happy, sad, tired, excited – you name it, I’m probably crying

– I love layering necklaces. My favourite brands right now are Missoma, Monica Vinader and an Etsy store called ShopHollyJ

– I have always been really shy and found it hard to talk to new people. Sometimes this makes me seem rude or stand-offish but I’m really not! I’m so much more comfortable and confident in myself so now I’m not as shy any more 

– I have wanted to create a blog for the past few years, but the fear of the unknown (and what people may think) has always stopped me

– I am fascinated by stars and the solar system. I love being able to see stars in every direction on a clear night. For Valentine’s Day this year I bought Matt and I a star next to each other in the constellation of Cetus (promise he loved it – the certificate is up on his wall!)

– I really enjoy doing yoga but I am too scared to join a class. I have followed Yoga with Adrienne on YouTube for years and she has taught me everything I know

– I am always taking photos (as demonstrated by my insta story… plug plug plug @gillianfinnx)

– The colour yellow makes me very happy

– I absolutely love living in Newcastle

– Learning to drive is one of the things I’m most proud of – I found it so difficult to enjoy lessons but I’m glad I persevered

– I am obsessed with scented candles, my favourite is Peony & Blush Suede by Jo Malone

– I really enjoy the whole process of shopping, even when it’s not for me

– Amsterdam, Berlin and Budapest are the three European cities I would love to visit most

– I am a very emotional person and take pretty much everything to heart. NOT my best trait

– I have never been stung by a bee or wasp and it’s one of my greatest fears

– I am a HUGE planner. This drives me crazy, I wish I could be more spontaneous and just ‘go with the flow’ 

– ‘Better Together’ by Jack Johnson and ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran are my favourite songs 

– My ideal pamper night consists of a face mask, a Lush bath, a glass of wine and a good book

– I am obsessed with all things Disney. My favourite Disney character is and always has been Belle

– I really want a dog! Matt and I are so excited to get ours (when we finally get our house) he’s already named Storm and doesn’t exist yet, I told you I was a planner

– The process of buying our first house and making it into a home makes me giddy. I also can’t wait to buy all the cute homeware bits and bobs I can find

– My dream holiday destinations are Dominican Republic, Cuba, and a road trip across the USA, preferably to states I’ve never visited

– I drink at least one can (more like three) of Diet Coke every day and I can’t remember a time I didn’t do this

– Pick’n’mix is my favourite treat ever

– I met The Rock in Los Angeles when I was 14 and I still tell new people I meet to this day

– When I was younger I was diagnosed with arthritis and I don’t remember what it’s like to not feel pain in my knees/hips/fingers 24/7

– I am TERRIBLE at telling stories. I ramble a lot, include every little detail and go on way too long… but I still do it anyway

– Buying new underwear makes me so happy

– I really dislike conflict and genuinely can’t remember the last time I had an argument

– I eat the ‘wrong way round’ with my fork in my right hand and knife in my left (so does Matt!) 

– I think making new friends as an adult is one of the most difficult things about growing up

– My hair is naturally curly on another level, think poodle at Crufts 

– I really enjoy going to football matches

– I always salute magpies when I see them and it makes me feel a little uneasy when other people don’t

– If I could meet any celebrity it would be Melissa McCarthy, I just love her

– I think I’m a pretty good driver but I am terrible at parking, especially parallel parking

– My favourite alcoholic drinks are gin, blackcurrant and lemonade and a good ol’ strawberry and lime Kopparberg

– It genuinely makes my day when the person serving me at a checkout says ‘have a nice day’ 

– I really dislike wearing high heels. Definitely more of a Vans or Converse girl

– My favourite perfumes are Peony & Blush Suede by Jo Malone, La Vie Est Belle by Lancome and Turquatic by MAC

Thank you so much for reading!

-G x

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