Thursday, 31 January 2013

25 Random Facts About Me

As a nasty virus seems to have taken over our household, I'm going to take part in the 'twenty-five random facts about me' tag! I wasn't actually tagged, but I've enjoyed reading other peoples, so maybe you'll like mine too!

1. Some kids want to be nurses, fire-fighters, a vet; me? I wanted to be a flamenco dolly. By the time I was twenty-one I had achieved that goal and lived in Spain for twelve months to boot. 

2. I worked in a dog kennel for a year & it was the best job I ever had.

3. I once didn't brush my hair for so long it actually became matted and had to be chopped off. 

4. I'm the first person in my family to have a degree.

5. I shaved my eyebrows off when I was younger as my sister told me I had a monobrow.

6. I went through a goth/'mosher'/hippy stage in high school (didn't we all?!) and was pretty much obsessed with Kurt Cobain.

7. I've bitten my nails since I was seven, can't seem to kick the habit.

8. I cry about a lot of things, but I am quite detached from death.

9. I went through a vegan stage & it was the best I'd ever felt.

10. I don't believe in God but I believe in a spirit higher than us all & that our paths are all intertwined somehow.

11. I met my partner of four years on Twitter.

12. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind & Life of Pi are my most favourite films.

13. I prefer a night in to a night out. I am what you may call 'a young fogie'.

14. I have a strange 'party trick' in being able to know most songs & lyrics within the first few beats of the music. I was straight up called a 'weirdo' as I was singing along to a song before it had even properly started.

15. I've travelled more of Spain than I have of England. Seville is my favourite place on the planet. I know I will live there again one day.
16. I can make a whole list of cocktail, thanks to many bar jobs.

17. I know the basics of five languages (Italian, Chinese, Russian, French, Portuguese) and I'm almost fluent in one (Spanish).

18. I have the worlds sweetest tooth. Give me sugar over savoury any day of the week!

19. I was bullied by my best friend in high school... She is still my best friend.

20. Paulo Coelho is my favourite author and probably always will be. If I encounter someone that hasn't heard of him I will hand over my copy of 'The Alchemist'.

21. I'm forever day-dreaming. Normally about how many other people are day-dreaming and thinking the exact same thing.

22. I once gradually started dying my hair darker and darker brown until it was black, because my mum said I couldn't.

23. I'm not a picky eater, but if I see something has gone off, I probably wont eat that same product for a few months.

24. I take everyone as my friend until they personally give me a reason not to be. (normally takes a lot).

25. My Great Grandma is my inspiration. She's the happiest, wise old owl I've ever known & if I live half of my life as good as hers I will have achieved something.

And there you have it!

Please link me if you have done the same post, I find them weirdly fascinating!
What's a random fact about you? 

ps. if you'd like to see more of my year abroad, and the feria de abril, you can do so here & here!


  1. I love reading these kinds of facts about people! great way to learn little things that you may not otherwise get to know! xx

    1. I know! I love reading them :) glad they were interesting! Xx

  2. Aww wow! I feel like I actually "know" you. I kinda wish you had done 50 things, since I loved getting to know you a bit better :)

    1. Aw thank you! I was contemplating it, but I didn't know if it would be too long as a blog post :) maybe ill do '25 Facts Part 2' somewhere down the line hehe. Glad you liked them xx

  3. Brilliant facts! Really interesting to read :)

  4. I can totally relate with the sweet tooth fact! The first thing I look at on a restaurant menu is the desserts, it's ridiculous! I wish I'd taken languages at school, I think it would have been far more useful than anything else I did!

    I have one of these saved in my drafts, I might have to pop it up over the weekend :) xx

    1. Mine is so bad. I have sweets every night haha without fail! I just can't help it. You should definitely post your facts :) xx

  5. Great facts! I also love The Alchemist. Regarding # 14, do you mean you recognize a song you've heard before and know all the lyrics? Or a song you haven't heard before? Because that would be ... different!

    1. Oh oops, I mean, I hear the first few beats of a song I know (wide variety) and can sing along to the lyrics before its properly started :) x

  6. I find these posts weirdly fascinating. I may have to do one at some point. Jump on the bandwagon, why not hehe. I love that you met your partner on Twitter. I reconnected with mine on Twitter, we new each other at school. xx

  7. I love these posts, I'm so nosy. I'm the same with recognising music, even at a club when they start mixing the new song in, I pick it up straight away! xx

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  9. I loved this post; for some reason I think your personality really shines through in it and it shows what a kind, caring person you are. I'm not how you've managed to make that come through, but you have!

    I'm loving reading this tag on people's blogs at the moment and I'm a little bit tempted to do my own one... I just need to think of 25 things about me!! Xx

  10. I've loved reading all these posts and yours is probably one of my favourite! I'll be jumping on the bandwagon soon xx

  11. Ahh I loved reading this Sam, good to get to know you a bit better. Think I'm going to do this blog post soon! Xxx

  12. I feel the same way about The Alchemist. I've read it many times, each at a different time in my life so I receive a different message from it. Great post!! :)

  13. I loved reading this post Samantha! I SO want to live in another country at some point in my life and be fluent in other languages! :)

    Love, Rachel

  14. That's amazing that you lived in Spain for a year! Great tag, and I did it myself over on my blog :)

  15. Great post, well done on knowing so many languages! xxx

  16. Love this tag :) we have a lot in common! I should do this post but can't think up 20 let alone any more! xo

  17. lovely post! i wish i was that good with languages :) some day i'll learn french and japanese!

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  18. Loved reading this. Seville looks amazing.

    A random fact about me... I am a complete lingerie addict and own more sets than I could wear in a whole year!

    Love Miss B x

  19. aww grandmas are the best!I like getting to know a little bit more about other bloggers. i have done this but its 50 random facts :) x

  20. This was by far the most meaningful 'facts about me' post I've ever read so far.


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