Ten More Random Facts About Me

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You all know I like a challenge. I just can’t resist. So when I got a tweet asking if I was interested in taking part in this year’s Blog Everyday in November challenge run by Elizabeth over at Rosalilium, I thought about it for about three minutes before I signed up. I haven’t been completely successful at these things in the past but think they are great for inspiration and might be fun. I’ve no idea if I’ll have time to actually do this every single day, or stay in line with the suggested prompts, but I’ll give it a go. 

The last blog challenge I did was back in May, when on day one the theme was to share something about ourselves with our readers – I shared ten random facts about me (go read them if you haven’t already) and it turned out you really enjoyed that post as it got loads of hits and quite a few comments – thanks. Today’s challenge is very similar; so I thought I’d go simple and share ten more random facts about me. Enjoy!

I was born on a Wednesday in Welwyn Garden City, which is in Hertfordshire in England. I was a very late arrival and both me and my mum were quite poorly when I was born. To the Chinese I am a monkey. Yes.

I am an introvert. I am very shy in new situations and think “networking” is the worst thing to see on any event schedule. Blogging allows me to express things I would love to chat about in real life, but even after writing a post on a subject I find it hard to bring it up in conversation. Having said that, I am not afraid of public speaking and actually quite enjoy it. I would genuinely like more opportunities to do it; maybe once we’ve done our big North American Road Trip there will be some bookings!

My parents are Church Ministers in The Salvation Army and as a result we moved around a lot as a family. I eventually settled in Lincolnshire where I met LincsGeek. My sister also settled here and my Mum and Dad have moved back here to retire. It’s nice to all be so close to each other again.

BMW F650GS Packed for Touring

I love riding my motorbike and think i’s one of the best ways to see the world, but admit I don’t do it very often. Whereas LincsGeek and other bikers I know enjoy a Saturday ride-out for no reason but to ride, I tend to prefer the touring side of things. I would rather spend my Saturdays walking, writing and relaxing. Having said that, I did head out yesterday to ride over to the Wolds and I enjoyed it. This is okay but it does mean my bike battery has a tendency to go flat, and my riding can be a bit rough the first day of a trip.

Celery makes me sick. I am fine with this because it’s a pointless food anyway, and should have no place in hot or cold salads.

I love hats but I hardly wear them. Mainly because my fine flat hair is incredibly susceptible to hat hair! The exception to the rule are warm beanie hats, which I will wear at every opportunity in winter – I go through cans and cans of dry shampoo.

My first car was a G reg VW Polo. A red one. I loved it. I got it instead of moving out of home for University. It’s tiny little engine and four gears got me all over the place.

I would much rather wear jeans and a jumper than a nice dress. I’ve always been a bit of a tomboy when it comes to “fashion”. You’ll not find any look books or make-up tutorials here on Splodz Blogz!

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I love movies but I think going to the cinema is really poor value for money, and we very rarely go. I have heard that the Odeon in Lincoln, my local cinema, is the most expensive in the country – which is a bit ridiculous really considering we are a small city and the cinema isn’t even that big (or good!). I would certainly never buy popcorn at the cinema – total rip off! I would much rather wait and watch it at home. I also hate how it is impossible to see some movies not in 3D; surely I’m not the only one who doesn’t like the 3D experience?

I promised my Dad I’d make a book of his poems and we’d publish it. Ages and ages ago. I haven’t don’t it yet and look at the pile of his work in my study daily and feel terrible how long it has sat there. I will do it. He’s really talented and you’ll definitely want a copy when it’s done – check out the poem he wrote for me. I must do this before I start making any real plans for that range of stationery / paper products I dream of having.

Any of these things ring true for you? Feel free to share below! And if you’re also taking part in BEDN drop your link below and I’ll be sure to check out your blog.

It would be awesome if November could be a month for chatting. Drop me a comment on one of my posts, and give me a follow on twitter, facebook or instagram. If you prefer video, I’ve recently started Splodz Blogz TV, a new YouTube challenge to complement my blog.

PS On this theme, I’m planning an #AskSplodz feature later in the month but for that to work I need your questions! Comment below or tweet with #AskSplodz and I’ll choose the best to answer. What would you like to know?!

15 Responses

  1. Ronniesax

    I completely agree about rip off cinemas! Oliver and I (well, just me really!) sat and watched Cars yesterday morning

  2. Ashleigh Lawrence-Rye

    Big cinemas are SO over priced! We go to out local independent cinema, in it’s original Victorian building where screenings are £3 per person regardless of age – perfect! I’d much rather support a small, local business anyway! I’m also horribly introverted but relatively confident – which people rarely accept as being compatible! I’m fine with public speaking, I had a huge fussy wedding, but going along to a party full of strangers is my idea of Hell!

    • Splodz

      Oh I agree – a party with lots of people fills me with dread! But a room full of people with me stood at the front, no problem. How strange!!!

  3. Shybiker

    I’m an introvert, too. And I also ride motorcycles. And I hate 3D. Are you sure we’re not sisters?! Seems like we ought to be!

    BTW, this is a beautiful picture of you. So nicely done with the foreground of leaves.

    • Splodz

      We certainly have a lot in common – I hope we get to meet one day. And thanks, I quite like it although I managed to mess up the camera settings so it’s not very high resolution but I liked it so used it anyway.

  4. Sue

    I prefer leggings/combats and sweaters too. I hated posing for a picture for my blog recently.
    I love the cinema and go most weeks. I have a discounted unlimited card and use the Meerkat 2-4-1 with it.
    http://soosie.wales (no fashion or makeup here!!)

    • Splodz

      I much prefer pics of me doing stuff rather than posing. Quite pleased with the few I took the other day though, for a change.

  5. slo

    Agree with the jeans and jumper. But disagree on the cinema front. I love seeing movies on the big screen with the immersive sound that a cinema can give. And the rumour about Lincoln being the most expensive cinema outside of central London is an old one. It was briefly a few years back. But they saw their error and dropped ticket prices back down to a reasonable level. £8.75 for an adult now I think. Never did buy snacks from cinema though in UK. Here is Australia, snacks are often cheaper than shops in the area 🙂

    • Splodz

      I definitely enjoy going to the cinema but I can get a whole month of movies at home for less than £8.75, so it’s hard to justify.

      • slo

        I hear you. And of course everyone will use their resources in a way that suits them best.
        Now that I’m here in Australia, where there is so much going on all the time I’m hardly ever at home (meals and sleep), we have decided not to bother with a TV and the associated subscriptions.
        Certain cinemas are cheaper ($8.50 at the cheapest local one), it is escapism/time out for me, and often turns into a social thing, meeting others for chats and drinks before and after.

  6. Jenni Tulip

    You say you are shy? Whaaaaa? But you talk to people so easily?

    I’m not a huge fan of the cinema either. It’s expensive but I don’t mind that as a treat. I just feel it’s overpriced for what it is. I always pack my bag full of goodies from the supermarket though 😉 My knees seize up and get very painful in those seats too. I normally end up laying my legs across Dave haha.


    The Thrifty Magpies Nest

    • Splodz

      So shy! Meeting new people turns my stomach in knots. But I get so much from it it is worth that feeling to start with. In small doses anyway!!

  7. TheHelpfulHiker

    It’s great to learn a bit more about you. I really should do something like this on my blog after realising I have very little about me on there! I’m so with you on the cinema thing. It’s a lot of money, and let’s face it, people are annoying! I’d rather watch a film without people talking and checking their phones! I’m getting very grumpy in my old age 🙂

    • Splodz

      The thing I love about blogs is that they are all written by hugely different people, and I really enjoy reading about the person behind the words and pictures. Feel absolutely free to use the 10 random facts thing – I know I’d enjoy reading it 🙂

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