Hello everyone and welcome to the blog! Jess has just uploaded an introductory post to help you guys get to know her a little better, so I thought now would be the perfect time to upload mine as well. I decided to lay mine out slightly differently than Jess to keep things interesting, but when you’ve finished reading this be sure to head over to read hers too because it’s so good! But anyway, let’s get started…
Star sign: Capricorn
Birthday: 17th January 1997
Home: I live in Kent, UK
Height: 5ft 9
Favourite subject at school: I really enjoyed History, I think because I have a knack with remembering dates, although I opted for Geography over History for my GCSEs because I was getting better grades in it… (wait for it)
Least favourite subject at school: Geography turned out to be the bane of my life (guess I wasn’t destined for success in this topic). I’d say that’s pretty ironic given my love of travelling but there we go.
University: I studied at Winchester University from 2015-2018 and loved my experience there. University isn’t for everyone, but I’m so glad I went. I made some amazing friends while I was there and I changed so much, plus I got to spend 3 years living in the beautiful historic city.
Job: I work in a nursery (in a room full of two-year-olds, and as you can probably imagine, it really keeps me on my toes!)
Cocktail: Pina Colada
Films: Back to the Future, Dirty Dancing & Crazy, Stupid, Love
TV Shows: Jane the Virgin, This is Us & Grey’s Anatomy
West End Shows: Dreamgirls, Dear Evan Hansen & Wicked
Musicals: Sound of Music, Mamma Mia & Chicago
Artists: Ed Sheeran, Ward Thomas, Queen and Whitney Houston.
Disney movies: Mulan, Sword in the Stone, and Tangled
Quotes: ‘Although every day may not be good, there is something good in every day’ & ‘Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind’.
First independent trip (without family that is): If we’re talking a holiday then that would be Greece in June 2016 with some girlfriends. But if we’re talking city break then that would be Dublin in January 2016 with some school friends.
Places I would always want to go back to: Antigua, Australia, and Disneyland!
Dream destinations: As of right now, probably Japan, New Zealand, and any of the Scandinavian countries.
Destinations that mean the most to me: Antigua (where my parents got married in 1994); Nice in France (where my boyfriend and I celebrated our first anniversary); and Lake Garda in Italy (so many happy memories made there over the years on family holidays).
My first home was in a little seaside town called Sandwich:
A lovely little town in Kent, although we only lived here for a few months because from what I’ve been told the house was tiny. However, it had been in the family for a good few years. My Grandad had bought it for his brother in the 1960s and my Great-Uncle used to communicate to his next door neighbour via Morse code through the wall. This is an anecdote I’d always been rather fond of.
Near enough my whole family is left-handed: my sister, both parents, three out of four grandparents, an aunt, and a couple of cousins. Roughly 12% of the World population is left-handed. They say multitasking often comes naturally to lefties (although I’m not sure I’m the greatest example of this).
I love genealogy:
This is something I definitely think I get from my Grandma. She isn’t very tech-savvy in the slightest yet she still manages to navigate her way around Ancestry.com with success. I love sharing this hobby with her, and hearing all the stories and facts that she’s discovered about our ancestors.
I won a trip to Thailand:
To this day this is still probably the craziest thing that’s ever happened to me. One afternoon at uni when I was procrastinating instead of doing my dissertation, I thought it might be fun to enter one of those survey competitions. Now I seriously thought no one ever won these, which is probably why I was so gob-smacked when I received the email. So I ended up with these two free flights to Thailand, which is a place I never thought I’d get the opportunity to visit. I will always be so thankful for being given that chance to see such a beautiful country, and hopefully one day I’ll get the chance to go back and explore more of Asia!
I hope this has helped you learn a bit more about me. If you want to get better acquainted feel free to get in touch through instagram/twitter and we can chat! Thank you for reading, and as always take care. Much love x
For Jess’ introductory post, click here: https://www.emgoingplaces.com/2020/05/getting-to-know-jess/