Random facts about me

Random facts about me

August 3, 2018 6 By Shan Ellis Williams

I was nominated by the beautiful Kate. Thank you! To be fair I’ve not done one of these before so they scare me. Someone told me once there’s never a right or wrong answer though so I’ll take that as a rule of thumb! I’ve loved reading some of these as I’m going along though so here goes nothing.

blogger q and a

When was the last time you cried?

I’m stupid so I cry over films and seeing my children succeed. The last time I cried was when I saw Mama Mia last week with the kids. There’s a particular scene in the film that had me and my son just bawling. I don’t cry over people that often but you put on that bit in Lion King where Simba blames himself for the death of his father? I’m a gonner. Call for the god of Kleenex! That awful bit in Neverending story too where the horse gets stuck in a bog and dies…That’s just torture…

If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?

There are two sides to me. I’m very aware of this. I can be very supportive, I’m an awesome friend, and I defend my best friends with all the fibre of my being. I’m also very loyal. Now I’m completely aware that I’ve made myself sound like a dog…I am an adventurer, and a storyteller, so I can regail people of tales of when I visited this place and that place until the cows come home.

But, I can intimidate people because I know what I want and I’m usually driven enough to get it. That’s mostly through hard work though, and like Kate said I have resting bitch face (or as I call it ex teacher face) that can freeze blood. I don’t think I’m a nice person when you get on the wrong side of me. But it takes a lot to push me to that place.

I’d probably say yes to that one.

Do you use sarcasm a lot?

Have you ever read my work? No? Try it sometime.

What’s the first thing you notice about people?

This is going to sound really nuts, but I’m going to type it anyway. Their hue. Their colour. I have this thing where by I associate words with colours in my head. People are also colours. Even when I meet someone for the first time in person they will be a colour. I’ve learned to avoid some colours to be fair. They’re not the whole palette.

Failing that eyes play such an important part in first meeting. Do they smile? Or are they hiding something?

If I see a man with a great beard, then I’ll probably just be quiet for a very long time. Not because I’m shy, I’ll be admiring the greatness….

Scary movies or happy endings?

A good old creepy film with a bit of psychology thrown in there for good measure. Haven’t seen a film that’s scared me for years though. Scarier things happen in real life.

Favourite smells?

Patchouli oil, fresh clean citrus and my kids hair always smells amazing.

What’s the furthest you’ve ever been away from home?

New Zealand. Can’t get much further than the other side of the world, right?

Do you have any special talents?

Many, aren’t we all special?

Where were you born?

I have no idea I was too young to rememeber

What are your hobbies?

Writing, photography, music, singing, stitching, reading, charity work, home improvements….er looking for wine….making flavoured gin….

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a page three girl apparently. My mother told me the story that I’d shown her a bare chested woman on a national newspaper and told her I was going to do that when I grew up because it was easy. I’m glad I didn’t though. I wanted to be a medical doctor for the longest time. I am sorry I didn’t get in. I would have made an awesome doctor.

How many countries have you been to?

Oh my god loads. I know the only ones on my bucket list left are Scotland, Iceland and Australia.

What is your favourite drink?

Without a doubt its Coffee, but good coffee. Not this freeze dried shit.

What would you, or have you, named your kids?

Cara, Ellis and Gruffydd

Who are your favourite YouTubers?

I’m a Game of Thrones Geek so it’s Gemma @ Secrets of the Citadel, Kyle @ Azhor Ahype, I also love this guy over @ Alt Shift X I’d love to make videos like this one day. My favourite mummy blogger on YouTube is Beth at @Life as Mum

I really like a bit of the creepy and awesome too and this Welsh guy over at Top 5s is great!

How many boyfriends/girlfirends have you had?

Plenty thank you.

Favourite memory from childhood?

My Arabic Nan making me fresh salad and cheese sandwich with lots and lots of mint, sitting me on her knee and teaching me Frere Jacques.

How would you describe your fashion sense?

Bohemian and individual

Tell us one of your bad habits?

Over analysing EVERYTHING

Thanks for taking the time to read! I’ll do my nominations over on twitter!