This whole blog is about me! (self indulgent I know) but today’s post is thanks to a tag by meanniebee to share 10 things about myself. 10 things you may be interested to read but not have seen from me before. This is hard….
1. I’ve had 2 weddings
This is a truth and an extension all at once. I married my husband March 3rd 2013 in the Cotswolds. Everything was amazing apart from a couple of guests and my in laws. My photographer was a let down and for quite a while I hated people for having ‘the dream’ when I didn’t. So my husband and I had what we called the redo. We went to Vegas, I contacted an award winning photographer and we chose an amazing ghost town for a venue/photoshoot. Honestly, baring a few people not being there, it was the best day of my life.
2. I overthink everything I do
Call it anxiety, call it ocd. Every decision I make down to how I part my hair is an exhausting process of worry and second guessing.
3. I like being on my own
It’s not that I don’t like people, well, actually I don’t like many people. But the point I’m making is that I need time on my own. Just to breathe, read, do nothing. Just be. It isn’t personal against my family or my friends. Sometimes I just pop off to my bedroom and just sit for an hour or two.
4. I’m called Google by friends
I store random facts. People at work try to test me and I manage to pull an answer out of nowhere. I guess it’s a gift?
5. I’m a leftie
Left handers rule! This is really just a random fact and doesn’t really fit the theme but hey, it was 10 random facts.
6. I don’t have a driving licence
Yeah this one annoys me. I have passed my theory twice now and just need to do my darn practical
7. I have worked with a Michelin starred chef
Front of house for Antony Demetre. Hardest and best job of my life. End of. I worked my arse off and still went back for more. It didn’t matter how late we had to stay for has been rock stars or how early we had to get in to lay tables. Just being that close to amazing food was everything to me. Central London life darn near killed me and the stress on my knees still haven’t recovered. Would I go back? In a heartbeat.
8. I’m from a family of chefs
If you hadn’t guessed from no. 7 I am very passionate about food. Good food. Not exactly good for you food. But the food that makes your pupils dilate and the breath catch in your throat when you see it, smell it, taste it. I spent my toddling years in kitchens and no matter how hard my mother tried I have always ended back near one. My talents lie front of house. My passion, definitely at a stove.
9. I tend to ramble
Ha! I’m sure you have all guessed by now!
10. I have very few friends
I have a hard time trusting people and boy have I been burned in the past. I have one friend from school, a handful of others. Zoe being the one adult friend who has seen the good, bad & ugly. We could get each other in to a lot of trouble if we saw each other more! Maybe a divine force prevents our catch ups for that very reason? I was going to share something far too personal then about my first pregnancy, time to stop rambling I think!
I hope those that made it this far are not dissapointed. I’m a complex soul, even if I do seem thick skinned…… (yeah that was a Disney quote, bonus fact, BIG fan)
I need to nominate someone to take part now….