11 things you didn't know about me


1. I'm incredibly shy and awkward around new people. I've lost a lot of confidence over the years due to losing friends etc but it has made me more wary who I point a finger to and label as a 'best friend'.

2. I was a tom-boy when growing up. I was never really into makeup etc and was even on my school's football team for two years (I then changed schools). I owned a few football kits and I mean the whole shirt, shorts, socks + trainers sh'bang! I've grown out of that stage now. I will never be a girly girl who adores the colour pink for example, but I have never touched a football since I was 14!

3. I can play the Piano. I started learning in year 4 and stopped when I left my final year at secondary school. 7 years! I was never graded though!

4. I get along better with boys than girls. I literally have always had more boy mates than girls. I guess this relates to my tomboyish ways, but I really do prefer 'hanging with the boys'. I used to hang out quite a lot around the ages of 14-17 but sadly I don't talk to any of the same people anymore! However, I have started talking to some old friends recently and I've never been happier. I've also grown incredibly close to someone at work who means the world to me. I honestly believe you have to go through a handful of shit friendships before you find a true gem!

5. I never wear jeans. I used to wear them non-stop when I was younger but now I just don't. I only have two pairs and they stay folded up in my drawers! I feel so awkward in them, like my legs are being suffocated or something!

6. I don't really have any phobias. However, sheep really freak me out. Straws that are all together make me feel sick and so does pasta when it's boiling standing up. I think it's the holes, ew! I also generically hate spiders, moths and any kind of bug.

7. I really love animals. I often walk home and stroke cats and feed birds.

8. I may have been a twin! My Mum was told that she may have been carrying twins but either way if she was, he/she died </3

9. I can't stand mess. It annoys me when people don't clean up after themselves and leave it for others to do. BACTERIA LIVES & SPREADS KIDS!

10. I have no idea what I want to do with my life! Growing up, I've wanted to be a Vet, english teacher, asda checkout lady, zoologist and a magazine journalist.

11. I'm not just English! My family (Mum's side, on my Grandad's side) are all from America. My actual surname originates from Ireland though. I have a huge family in America and I can't wait to visit there one day! I am close to my dear Cousin Damien. We have never met but we always keep in contact via email! So hello if you are reading :-)

Hope you enjoyed this. Little random but now you know 11 new things about me that you didn't know before!

I tag everyone who reads/follows ASHLLYD to do this! Make sure you send me the link, I would love to read!


  1. That's a really good post. I'm proper nosy so maybe that's why I loved reading it too much. With regards to friendships, I couldn't agree more! I've had some nightmare experiences, but you live and learn and in the long run it makes you a better judge of character. :)

    Milli xx

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  2. Great post. Tempted to do this myself! xx

  3. I really like this post (: I agree with the jeans thing, I wore them all the time until the age of about 16 and haven't worn them since! Suffocated is definitely the right word haha xx

  4. Anonymous5/3/12

    I love this! I'll be sure to post my own take on this sometime soon. I'm the same with numbers 1 + 5, i get quite 'anxious' (?) around people i don't know and can find it hard to trust people, oh and jeans are just something i've never liked or wanted to wear, haha!

    rachelpan xo

    1. Hahaha, you are just like me! Be sure to send me the link if you do decide to do this post :)

  5. I love this post. I'm exactly the same with 1 & 2.
    Check mine out? http://boundbydynamite.blogspot.com/2012/03/11-things-you-dont-know-about-me.html#comment-form

  6. Totally get the circles thing! Thought that was just me haha. xx

    1. And I thought it was just me! Wow, you're amazing aha (:

  7. This is such a lovely post! A real insight into you!

    x x x

  8. Imagine how different your life would be if you had actually had a twin.. scary!
    Love your blog
    Charlotte Couture Blog

  9. I liked to read all of that things! :) The one about the twin.. wow, socking and strange at the same time!
    I always wanted to play piano, lucky you! I love piano :)
    And I was a tom-boy too when I was a kid. Maybe is the reason why now I'm so feminine haha.
    Love your blog! :) I'll follow you.
    Hugs from mini world!

    1. Thank you for the follow!
      Hugs from Ashleigh's world, aha! :)

  10. I'm a copycat, and have just done this too! :) http://millysminiadventures.blogspot.com/2012/03/11-things.html

    I can relate to quite a few of your things - I tend to get along more with boys overall, although I have a handful of close girl friends, most of my more 'casual' friends and acquaintances are male. I was also a tomboy and played football, but now just the mention of a goalpost makes me yawn! xx

  11. Anonymous6/3/12

    I just discovered your blog today and I adore it, you write so well! Also, I relate to you so much, I used to be a huge tomboy and get along easier with boys now (I think maybe that's why I blog - because my male friends don't want to talk about shoes and baking, and I need somewhere to express it all!)

    I'm now following,


    1. Aw, yay someone like me! Thank you for following Mona!

  12. I love posts like these as i'm super nosy. I like the fact I get to know you more as a reader which is nice. I loved this post so much I had to do my own (copy cat haha).



  13. It's lovely reading posts like this! I'm with you on preferring to hang around with boys and being shy to start off with. Its nice to get to know a blogger a bit more than just looking at photos :)

  14. I have that thing about pasta and straws too. It's called trypophobia, whatever you do, do not google it! Haha! Scarred for life! :-)


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