50 Random Facts About Me…

50 Random Facts

Hey beauty buddies…

 I’ve by nominated by the lovely Miss White over at Miss White’s Makeup Desk to participate in the 50 Random Facts TAG – if you haven’t checked out her super sassy blog then pop over pronto to immerse yourself in beauty, makeup and all things girly. Not to mention she’s a rather lovable little soul so you’ll get a friendly welcome on stopping by!

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Hope you’re sitting comfy chums, hang onto your tea cups it’s gonna be a biggie…

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1) I was born in Belfast at 11:55pm on 1st July.

2) I’ve lived in Scotland, Wales, Southern Ireland and of course Northern Ireland. 

3) I met my hubby Steve on the telephone whilst working as a receptionist in a local Minor Injuries Unit. He was living in Scotland and called the hospital looking for a patient… an hour and a half later we were still chatting (much to the disapproval of my boss) *whooopsies* 

4) I have 2 beautiful step daughters who are all grown up now *sob* Hayley lives in Wales whilst Jessica live in bonny Scotland with her partner & little boy!

5) I’ve a little girl called Emma, she’s adorable & has made me one very proud mama.

6) On my first driving lesson I knocked over 8 wheelie bins, 2 traffic cones & a pheasant *sob* I never heard back from my driving instructor *face palm* 

7) I’ve always wanted to volunteer in a Orangutan Sanctuary – I have so much love for the little ginger babies. They’re so frickin cute! *sigh*

8) I’m a cat lover and have 2 little furr babies. Gomez, a little Tuxedo boy & Peppa a little rescued lady. Both are equally beautiful.

9) Up until a few years ago I hated hot drinks, until one day I took a notion for a cup of tea. Since then I have a little cup every morning. #NoviceTeaDrinker 😉

10) Despite having had a fear of sailing I joined the Sea Cadets when I was 12 *rolls eyes* I lasted 3 months and never stepped foot on a ship the entire time. 

11) My favourite food is Chinese – specifically noodles with vegetable *nom*

12) I’m allergic to wine… which works out well considering I detest the taste of it!

13) I NEVER drink water… they say it doesn’t have it taste, IT DOES! *yukkk*

14) I once wore odd shoes to work after a colleague pointed out at lunch time my wedge sandals looked completely different *crinnnnnge* Later that day I had to walk through a busy town centre and catch a bus back home wearing two completely different shoes. Don’t even. Sigh.

15) I was dismissed from my 1st (and only) piano lesson for laughing uncontrollably for 25 minutes solid. Tears and all. Yes, it was that bad. I still to this day have no idea why or what I was laughing at! 

16) I find people who don’t acknowledge waiting staff with a ‘Please’ & ‘Thank you’ incredibly rude. Sorry, but there’s no excuse for bad manners! *tut tut*

17) If I could do any job (other than writing) I’d LOVE to be an embalmer. Yep, an embalmer. 

18) My first job in the wedding industry was a Saturday shop assistant when I was 17. I took the unpaid job alongside my full time office job just to gain experience. I loved it from the moment I first walked in.

19) I ended up owning two bridal suites of my own – one of which was dedicated to plus size brides!

20) My favourite colour is deep raspberry… not fuschia, not deep pink, but raspberry. There’s quite a difference ya’ know 😉 

21) I can only sleep with my pillow doubled in two or I feel like I’m suffocating.

22) I adore grocery shopping, providing I’m left to my own devices. If anyone else tags along it completely distracts me! 

23) I cannot stand the taste (or smell) of celery *boke*

24) I’m a regularly suffer from Anxiety & Panic attacks.

25) I’ve always wanted to visit New England in fall.

26) I only ever own 1 bottle of perfume at a time. 

27) I recently completed a qualification in Counselling Skills. It was by FAR the best coping mechanism when dealing with my anxiety. I learnt a lot about myself and how I perceive and handle certain situations!

28) I love being the first person up in the morning.

29) I buy things based heavily on scent. If it smells nice it’s straight in my basket! 

30) I’m a disaster when walking in stiletto heels and therefore don’t own any!

31) I’m exactly 6ft tall.

32) I’m a back shelfer… I’ll only buy things I’ve picked it from the very back of shop shelves!

33) I have a HUGE fear of the dentist… to the point where I’ve been know to suffer for weeks before admitting defeat. Truly terrifying. 

34) I love visiting graveyards… it’s so peaceful and a very poignant reminder how lucky  I am to still be able to enjoy life and embrace every opportunity that comes my way. 

35) I once lived in a very haunted apartment. 

36) After years of trying I still can’t master the art of applying false lashes. It’s just not mean’t to be *sob*

37) Very rarely does a house plant survive under my supervision – unless it’s plastic, and even then there’s a huge chance I’ll end up breaking or killing it somehow. 

38) Driving alone at night FREEEEAKS me out. I always manage to convince myself there’s someone hiding in the back or something disturbing is going to jump out in front of the car!

39) I’m a bit of an ’emo’ and cry at pretty much everything – happy or sad. 

40) I don’t like long nails.

41) I rarely watch TV but when I do it’s usually documentaries and *gasp* cheesy reality TV.

42) I’ve one younger sister and two younger brothers. 

43) I’m ridiculously indecisive.

44) I have a tattoo.

45) I’ve had my lip pierced twice.

46) The 1st (and only) concert I’ve ever been to was U2 at Slane Castle for their All That You Can’t Leave Behind Tour. 

47) I hate feet.

48) I sing pretty much everywhere… the car, whilst cooking, in the shower, doing the laundry… if there’s a tune to be hummed I’m humming it.

49) Contrary to belief *aahemm* I’m actually quite shy.

50) I’m a extreme non-hoarder. I cannot abide clutter.

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So there you have it blog buddies 50 ridiculously random (and rather non interesting) facts about moi. Am I the only one who finds it incredibly hard thinking of these semi-interesting facts about oneself? A true sign I need to get out more.

Are you up for the 50 Random Facts challenge? If so I nominate YOU to give it a go! Why not? It’s a fun way for us all to get to know you that little bit better.

As always thanks for reading & don’t forget to stop by and say a quick hello in the comments, I do enjoy a little chatter lovelies!

Cheerio chums…

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118 thoughts on “50 Random Facts About Me…

      • Yeah I can kind of relax for a little while because I actually have a few posts lined up so that’s nice 🙂 Always nice to get as many posts done ahead of time that I can just rest on those days I am just not feeling too well. Today I have Tester Tuesday with Someday Sunny, then I have a Boxycharm Unboxing post, then I have the 2 tags which include the 50 Facts About Me. So I have quite a bit lined up lol. 😀 XXXX

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      • Yaaay!! Looking forward to reading it all chum! Well done for being so uber orgainised – it’s a great feeling getting ahead of yourself isn’t it? Rarely happens here but when it does I love it!! lol Looking forward to all your upcoming posts huni – Keepin’ Up With Katie! heheh Oooh, that’s not a bad blog name lol Xxxxxx

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      • Haaaaa!!! I blooming Love Plus+ Beauty… though if you ever decide too ‘Keeping Up With Katie’ is actually rather sassy 😉 hehe! I NEVER think of great names on the spot like that so consider yourself blessed LOL Xxxxxxxxx

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      • Thank you! I really love Plus+ Beauty too but maybe if I ever expand more than just beauty stuff that will be a name I would definitely use and of course give you all the credit! 😀 I hope you’re having a great day! Xxxxxxxxx

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      • So welcome 😀 You know I think it would be perfect if you ever did expand – has a ring to it eh hehe Awwh, well it was inspired by you so I can’t take all the credit 😉 lol You too chummy Xo

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    • Aww thanks Annie ❤ Haaa, I just get freeeeaked out by them – yep, I wouldn't get far without them, but they're just plain icky… unless it's really cute babies feet lol 😀 X

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    • Haaaa – and here’s me thinking it’s a great post for an insomniac! lol Thinking of 50 facts was harder than I thought… clearly need to inject a bitta excitment into my life haha.
      Oh of course – cheesy reality is made for nights in when hubbys are away working 😉 Thanks for stopping by huni, hope you’re keeping well Xo

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      • I think you did really well to come up with 50…I’d struggle to come up with five! :-/

        All is well over here, my husband is home for just over a week, so I have been enjoying having him home… Although, not enjoying sharing the remote again :-/

        I hope all is good your neck of the woods.

        Enjoy the rest of your week 🙂 xx

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      • Thank you huni 🙂 Glad to hear all is well, minus the remote sharing *tut tut* I’m sure you’ll have plenty of time to hog it again once he’s back on the road – every cloud eh?! lol All good here thanks so much & enjoy your week too huni 🙂 X

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    • haaa me too Chanelle – you’ll have to give it a go so I can nosey at yours too lovely hehe 😀 Oh the tattoo is ridiculously basic… it’s a tiny Japanese symbol that means good luck! Goodness knows why I felt compelled to get it *rolls eyes* 😀 X

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      • I might have to give it a go, feel like I have so many posts to write lately haha but I enjoy it. (I haven’t forgotten the post you suggested about colour and tips a few weeks back – I’m working on it I promise!) I find it interesting to hear about people’s tattoos, why they chose them, what they mean etc. xx

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      • That’s wonderful you’re so busy huni – keep up the awesome posts, I really enjoy reading them 🙂 Oh don’t worry – just whenever you get round to it!! Yes, I’m like that too about Tattoo’s – unfortunately mine is the most disinteresting of stories as it had no connection to anything… I literally walked in, picked it and paid. And now I bitterly regret it 😦 *grrr* X

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      • The front items are a no go ahah 😛 cat’s are the best company! I have two very sweet cats and they are my babies ahaha Also the way you met your husband is so amazing and sweet! x

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      • Front Items *pffffft* As is we would even go there!!!! *TUT* lol Awwwh, really? Such a proud kitty mama – they really are amazing!!
        Thank you so much lovely – it is pretty cute when I think back to it hehe Xo

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  1. Aaah these answers are amazing! Where to start! I share your love of raspberry (which indeed has nothing to do with fuschia), despise celery, always try to grab things from the back of the shelf and adore cemeteries. In fact, I always try to include a cemetery during my holidays so I have now visited them all over the world but it does lead to some weird moments with travel buddies.
    We are so similar it is scary 😉
    lots of love Anne

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    • I blooming knew we were twinies Anne – I’m telling you our meeting on here was destiny 😉 Yes, to absolutely everything you said!!! Lucky you and your global cemetery trips – absolutely love it 😀 X

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      • I know, it is really getting quite silly now. Emma happens to be one of my favorite baby names 😉
        Difficult to pick my favorite cemetery, but London has some pretty ones and that isn’t too far from you 🙂 xx

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      • Ooh stop it Anne… we are morphing into one huni!!!! 😉 hahaha Awwh, very sweet you’re a fan of Emma too… I also loved the name Emily, however as Emma’s middle name is Leah when you say it really fast it sounds like Emily with an ‘a’ on the end! So thought Emily Leah was a bit of a mouthful, Emma Leah works better 😀 Okay I’m rambling… time for more tea!!
        Ps: You;d love some of the Cemeteries in Edinburgh, they’re fab! I haven’t visited London (yet) but I’ll be sure to check them out if I do 😉 X

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      • Yes it is getting a bit much now… this twinning.
        Totally agree, Emma Leah just has a better ring to it 🙂
        Edinburgh is high on my to-visit list, might be able to squeeze in a short city trip this summer 😀 Thanks for the tip.
        xx Anne

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      • You’ll not be disappointed Anne – beautiful city!!! Steeped in history! I’d have loved to have visited the underground vaults but never quite made it! Another great city I’ve been to is Budapest, the architecture is stunning if you’re into that – really nice 🙂 x

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      • Rome, Paris and Sicily I believe! I’ve seen the Paris catacombs and they were absolutely amazing. Spend two hours with colleagues cooing over skeletal deviances and diseases 😀
        There is an amazing monastry near Prague were monks have used human bone to decorate: Kutn Hora. Amazing, but you’ll need to book a tour or have a car to get there 😀

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      • Ooooh you didn’t?!?!?! What an AMAZING experience! You really have such an incredible job *sigh* And I had no idea that Paris AND Sicily had them too!!! Are the accessible to the general public? Oh, that monastry in Prague sounds right up my street – I’m missing out on so much, really must get my passport updated and start taking in a few city breaks!!! You’ve NO idea the questions I’d plague you with if we ever get a wee meet up 😀 Xo

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      • Hihihi. Paris is open to the public :D. Not all of it, they are truly massive but a substantial part is 😀
        I am not sure about sicily: i believe a part of the catacombs are open to the public and they have a lot of mummification but I haven’t been there yet.
        Well, I have honestly been wanting to visit Ireland for a long time 🙂 Will definitely drop by for a cup of tea when I do 😀

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  2. Loved reading this! You are hilarious. For a second I misread that you had two grown daughters (that you had birthed) and thought “she looks way too young to have grown daughters!”
    Also, what a shame you don’t like wine… 😦 Have you tried Moscato wine? It tastes just like grape juice I swear…

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    • haaaa – wouldn’t that have been an eyeraiser… I know my Dove Pro Age is good but not that good huni lol
      Oooh I’ve never try Moscato wine – but now I’m super intrigued as I LOVE grape juice – must give this a go *hmmm* Thanks so much for stopping by lovely, great to read your kind comment 😀 Xo

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  3. Love these facts about you! I love visiting graveyards too but I get really crazy and sometimes bring flowers and leave them on gravestones that I have read and touch me. I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks too 😦 I hate the dentist and most of the time have to be put to sleep for a simple cleaning and cry weeks before my actual appointment. It is so bad my husband has to make the appointment and tells me the day of so I don’t run off or “get sick” and instead am forced to go. Ahhh the haunted apartment fascinates me, I love hearing about ghosts but am terrified of actually ever seeing one. Have a great day xoxo Janet

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    • Awwwh that is actually so very lovely – the world needs more people like you!!!! Gee we really sound very alike Janet, it’s actually quite scary!! The dentist really is terrifying – you poor thing, it’s no fun at all 😦 Yes, the haunted apartment was very scary – a memory that won’t leave me that’s for sure!! Thanks so much for reading & stopping by lovely ❤ Xo xo

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      • We do sound very alike lol! It is great meeting fellow eccentric people 🙂 The dentist is no bueno and I always go in teary eyed even though I know they will just put me to sleep. I bet the haunted apartment was scary, I am a big believer in ghosts and even though I go on ghost tours and watch shows I bet it is nothing like the real thing. Good thing you are no longer there. Have a great day Karen ❤

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  4. Aha, July baby, see I knew there was a reason I really liked you. 🙂 My oldest is a July baby and one of the sweetest and kindest people I know, I think that just might be a trait July babies have. ❤ 🙂 Oh I think we've all had our share of crazy first driving lessons, I drove over a street divider once and got the car stuck right on top of it. lol Btw that's so amazing you owned two bridal suites! I've always loved the wedding industry, I have one connection into the whole wedding scene where I live, often I think about calling her up and asking some info to get my foot in the door. What can I say I love, love! 🙂 Also I love a fantastic party that goes along with it! hehe Deep raspberry is a gorgeous shade and I would have to agree with you. Btw you know who else is 6ft? Not me but Katie from Plus+Beauty. I was just saying to her the other day she doesn't look it and neither do you from your pictures. I'm jealous of you tall ladies! I bet pants always looks amazing on you both, I'm always getting mine hemmed, 5'5-5'6 over here! Also as a teen we would hangout in graveyards, so I would be right there with you on checking them out. 😀 We would go there since that seemed to be the only place were no one would bother us, not mention the creep factor of them, it was fun. 🙂 Oh I loved all of your answers and if we lived close we would get on like peas in a pod, you seem like such a fun and interesting person. xo

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    • Firstly – I’m not EVER gonna fight the argument that Julyh babies are super lovely… I’ll take that Jen lol Seconding loling like a loon at your driving story – that beats mine hands down hahaha
      Ooh you REALLY should make that call and get yourself in the door, at least give it a go and see if it’s for you – I personally think you’d thrive in it huni 🙂
      Haaa yes, that’s right – Katie is 6ft too, we’re a bunch of giraffes around here lol Isn’t the internet so darn height deceptive haha
      Oooh Jen, why is there such a vast stretch of water keeping us all apart – we’d be such awesome wee besties!!! Met so many lovely people on here that I know I’d love to have as chummies in real life – you know we’d probably spend more time with each other gabbling than with our hubbies right?!?! lol Such girlies 😀 Thanks for such a lovely comment as always huni, we really are two wee peas hehe ❤ Xo

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    • Really?!? I’m actually super excited to meet someone who does it too lol No one ever seems to get it – until now 😀 *yay* I know, it’s a killer for destroying them 😦 However needs must! lol Thanks so much for stopping by huni X

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      • Nooooo – I haven’t but they sound awesome!!!! I’m surprised at usually my little girl Emma points things like this out… must keep a look out as it sounds perfect, especially if it’s pre-folded 😀 Awwwh a unicorn sounds so lovely ❤ XXX

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  5. I enjoyed reading facts about you, Some fact I feel same like you, Like I dont like long nails, I cry very easily, and my mood changes in sec. I too dont like to watch tv much…. and some more….

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    • Awwh thank you – it does make me smile!! Yes I did indeed… I started with a new instructor in November 2005 and passed 4 months later on my 1st attempt – how, I’m still not sure!! Thankfully I’ve never hit a bin or traffic cone since – however another pheasant run out on my before Christmas… cried for days over it!!! Why do they always pick my car to jump in front off?!? *arrrgh* Xx

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      • Oh nooo! I always have squirrels run out in front of me. I’ve had a few close calls, but so far, I’ve avoided them. They also run out in front of me in trails when I’m biking. I’d cry for days as well.

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      • Oooh gosh a wee squirrel?!!? Oh that’s just so heart wrenching 😦 Hopefully you’ll continue to avoid – or better still they’ll stop darting out in front of cars/bike *sigh* Honestly Romy, it’s the worst thing – the wails of me is unnatural!!! :*( x

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  6. Thank you so much for the mention!!! I LOVED your 50 Facts!! I am a hardcore singer/hummer too! I can’t listen to a song without singing along!!
    + so cute about your hubby! Me and mine met on Facebook… but maybe I’ll save that story for later 😉 xx

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  7. Loved reading your 50 random facts! I feel I can relate to at least two of them – the anxiety and panic attacks (never talked about it or had it diagnosed but that explains the helplessness I feel in an uncomfortable situation where I can’t think straight ) and the indecisiveness too. Love your blog Karen, your writing puts a smile on my face each time! 🙂

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    • Thank you so much lovely – I’m chuffed you enjoyed it !!! Also, a huge thank you for the lovely compliment about my blog & writing… very much likewise! 🙂
      Yes, unfortunately there are SO many people suffering from anxiety and panic attacks out there that simply never have it diagnosed or receive any help – there needs to be so much more awareness on such a limiting condition to cope with 😦 Xo

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  9. I love this post! Your facts are awesome! I should definitely do this too on my blog, since I´m facing a bloggers block currently, this is an awesome idea!

    Fact 3 – Sounds like a true love story, I´m a sucka for these, So cute!
    Fact 9 – me you both #NoviceTeaDrinker 😉
    Fact 13 – Water has a taste, otherwise we wouldn´t confirm its water. I drink water but I hate drinking water. I force feed myself
    50) I’m a extreme non-hoarder. I cannot abide clutter. preachhhhhh

    I love your facts and then some!
    Ah I love this entire post! I´m loving you!
    haha
    have a wonderful week
    x
    Dana

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