30 days of me: Day 1

So todays challenge is to post a recent picture of myself and share 15 interesting facts about me, although I can't promise they will all be interesting, I can promise there will be 15. So here we go.
  1. I really don’t like the smell of people when they come out of the cold.
  2. I’m engaged to the most amazing man, I truly believe I’ve found my soul mate. His name is Chris and he’s mentioned quite a bit in my blog, we’ve been engaged for a year and a half now, and have been together for almost 4. We haven’t set the date yet- but you’ll be the first to know when we do.
  3. I cry every time I get my hair cut. After a traumatic childhood experience where a hairdresser butchered my very long hair into a so-called “bob”– I just can’t help it. Even if I like the cut, I think it’s the fear of the unknown before that gets me.
  4. I’m a total control freak/perfectionist (maybe this explains number 3 a little more)
  5. The things I’m most afraid of are geckos and lizards. Regardless of how big or little they are I can’t even be in the same room as one. I can’t actually explain how petrified I am of them.
  6. I think my worst quality is how much I worry about things- even the small stuff. I’m trying to get it under control but it’s a daily struggle.
  7. I have an awesome little brother who’s, well not so little any more. He’s 19 and I can’t wait to see him when I go home.
  8. I was born in London, England; both my biological parents are British. But I grew up with my mom and step dad (who’s South African) in South Africa, now I live in South Korea where I have been for the last 18 months, but I’ll be heading back to S.A in 4 months time
  9. When I was little I slept with a blankie and sucked my thumb. I’ve long since ditched the blankie but have to shamefully admit every now and again I catch myself with my thumb in my mouth. This seems to happen particularly when I’m deep in thought about something.
  10. I have a strange relationship with the taste of mint. I like mint, as in a breath mints, toothpaste, gum and the mint you grow in your garden, but I really don’t like peppermint chocolate bars, or mint choc chip ice cream, or peppermint tart. Weird I know.
  11. We (Chris and I) have a pet hedgehog named Herbie, he lives with us here in Korea. When we leave we’re going to have to find him a new home because hedgehogs are illegal as pets in South Africa. Sad face.
  12. I love make-up especially MAC
  13. I’m very particular about egg. Egg really grosses me out. I’ll eat it but it has to be totally cooked. I often go to restaurants and the glasses smell like egg, so I won’t drink out of them. Chris thinks I’m insane.
  14. I’m not very good at saving and have a bit of a shopping addiction (the two go hand in hand)
  15. Even though I studied Journalism, and the fact that I am currently an English teacher, I can’t spell to save my life! Spell check is my best friend- but sometimes even it can’t help me because I’ve spelt the word so incorrectly that spell check can’t even recognise what the word is trying to be.


  1. All good to know - the peppermint thing is interesting. Good for hygiene - not for food I guess?

  2. It's not to bad. I consider any fatting treat I don't like a godsend- 'cause there are so many of them that I adore!

  3. I can't believe you're leaving in four months! This means we need to get together as much as possible before you do!