Having been invited by lovely Vix to share a few fascinating(?) facts about ourselves, I thought I should for once stop hiding behind the computer screen and tell you a few little things about myself.
1. I hate flying
I've flown 4 times in my life (to Dublin and Italy) and hated it so much I swore I would never get on a plane again. These boots are staying firmly on the ground. Unless I'm in a car or train, but you get my point, right?
2. I took 5 attempts to pass my driving test
Just call me Maureen!
3. I have a scar above my right ankle
When I was about 11 I was litter picking during a PE lesson (because I'd brought a sick note and that was what the
4. I used to be a Viking (well, at weekends)!
A friend of mine was a member of a Viking re-enactment group and I thought it sounded interesting, so I went along with her to a few meetings. I did get to the point of making an 'authentic' costume out of a pink woollen blanket (don't ask), but when I discovered they liked camping in November I soon gave it up! I did learn one thing though - Vikings DIDN'T have horns on their helmets - a fact I recount to Mr R&B whenever there are Vikings on TV!
5. I am a Sci-Fi/Fantasy geek!
The Lord Of The Rings trilogy is one of my all-time favourites, along with classics like Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. I was a huge Star Wars fan, but was so dissapointed with Episodes 1-3. TV wise, I've watched so many series from recent years. If it's got spaceships and aliens, I'll probably love it!
6. I used to live in a haunted house
When I was 15, my family lived in a rented maisonette that was part of a big Victorian house. My mum (who is slightly psychic anyway), my younger brother and I all experienced that 'not alone' feeling on several occasions. My brother also said he'd seen someone (not one of us and we had no visitors at the time) standing by his bed one morning. All I can say is there was definitely something else present in that place besides us!
7. I'm a vegetarian
I've been a veggie since I was 11, which is more than half my life now. I went veggie because I didn't like the thought of animals being killed for food and many animals were kept in terrible conditions at the time. Thankfully things have come a long way in the last few years and animal welfare is much better than it was, but nothing will convince me to go back to meat!
If you'd like to share more about yourself, feel free to award yourself the Stylish Blogger Award!