15 Interesting Facts About Me

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  1. I am a twin mummy.  My gran was a twin.  My great-gran was a twin.  I guess I should have worked out that I may have twins.  I didn’t.  It was a complete shock.
  2. The second house I lived in was haunted.  I saw a little girl, dressed in Victorian clothes, standing in my room one night.  I also felt her presence all the time while I was growing up.
  3. I have had PTSD twice.  Both for very different reasons.  Both times speaking to a counsellor helped immensely
  4. I have suffered from panic attacks. This stems back many years due to a significant event that happened in my life.  I have tried to deal with this as best I can.  Counselling has helped.  I am lucky to have not had one for a long time but I always worry they will come back.  I was terrified that I would have one when I was in labour with my boys.  Thankfully, that didn’t happen.
  5. I changed career after I had my boys.  I went from working as a manager in Financial Services, to a Reporter and Editor for a local newspaper.  A bit of a leap but the best thing I ever did!  I can finally be one of those annoying people that say they love their job!
  6. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law sold their house to make a film!  Ok, I realise this isn’t about me directly but I am riding on their coat tails.  I am incredibly proud of them.  They are an amazing couple and I am so lucky to have them in my life.
  7. I have been with my husband for 17 years this year.  We got together when I was 19.  So I am almost at the point when I have been with him for half my life.  Scary!
  8. I survived HELLP syndrome after I gave birth to my boys.  After years of ignoring it and never talking about it at all, I went to the other extreme and started to blog about it.  It has been the best thing I have ever done.
  9. I am an Open Water qualified scuba diver.  On the first dive after I qualified, I swam with three whale sharks.  It took my instructor 672 dives to have that experience. I am very lucky!
  10. I am on the radio every week.  I talk about the top news stories in the paper.  I don’t think a career as Radio DJ beckons, but it is very cool and I have met some really fab people.
  11. I have seen some pretty famous people perform live: David Bowie at Glastonbury (amazing!), Pink Floyd at Hyde Park (Fabulous), Bob Dylan at the London O2 (absolutely dreadful, worst gig I have ever been to!!!!)
  12. Gary Barlow followed me on Twitter last month – I had a huge goofy smile on my face all day.
  13. I was very fortunate to have back stage passes for the recent Monty Python tour at the O2.  It was very cool and I got to meet them all. I had a drunken chat with Michael Palin
  14. I once went to see Mark Steel do a gig in Bristol.  Afterwards my husband bumped into him and got chatting.  Before I knew it we were drinking beer and playing pool.  He was an amazingly nice and interesting man.
  15. I am exceptionally scared of heights.  It causes real problems when I am trying to get the courage to take off down a ski run!  I do it though, mainly because I usually have no choice!

A photo of me, all dressed up for my christmas party.  photo to go alongside 15 interesting facts about me



  1. March 5, 2016 / 10:29 am

    It’s great to know a bit more about you 😀 I would love to scuba dive, what an incredible experience!

    • March 13, 2016 / 6:36 am

      Who knows when I will get the chance to do it again. Those types of holidays are in the past since we had the boys. One day though 🙂 x

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