Wednesday, 2 May 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge - Day 2

Day 2 - 20 Facts About You

Hello, here we are at day 2, I can't believe the response I saw yesterday, I felt very popular indeed! lol.

So, 20 facts about me.  I'm guessing you don't want the same info as yesterday, so let me have a think...

2. I'm an Explorer Scout Leader
  1. I was born in South Africa.  Ok, I know I told you this yesterday, but let me elaborate.  I was born in Cape Town, South Africa and spent the first two years of my life there before my mother married a welsh man and moved to the UK.
  2. I am an Explorer Scout Leader.  I am currently taking a break from the unit until after my weekend job ends in the Autumn, but still help out every so often.  I have been with the unit for nearly 2 years now and love working with the teenagers.
  3. I love Harry Potter.  I have read all of the books and own all of the movies.  The Harry Potter and Twilight movies are the only ones that I insist on going to the cinema to see, everything else I can wait until they come out on DVD!
  4. Leading me onto my next passion - Vampire Lit!  I really can't get enough.  When I was a teenager I loved the Ann Rice series of books.  After watching 'Interview With A Vampire' I was hooked.  (Have you seen that recently, it's soooo cheesy now! lol).  I am currently reading and watching The Vampire Diaries.  For Christmas I was given the first three books of True Blood and I am now also hooked on the tv series of that as well.  And of course, as I mentioned in the fact 3, there's Twilight.  Please don't ask me if I'm Team Edward or Team Jacob, like Bella, I love them both!!  I can't wait for the next instalment of Breaking Dawn to come out.  I am so intrigued as to how Renesmee will look on screen.
  5. I have recently joined a local women's darts team.  I used to play when I lived in Wales and was pregnant with PJ.  I'm not very good at it, but I do enjoy the game.
  6. I have a bit of a complicated family background.  I have two younger sisters, Helen and Susan, who I grew up with.  About a year ago, I found out that I also have another younger sister Jade and two brothers, Brandon and Angelo on my biological father's side.  I met my father, Jade and Brandon earlier this year when I went to SA, which was so fantastic.  I also have three stepbrothers as well!
  7. I am addicted to facebook!  I am on there ALL the time!
  8. I don't really have a favourite food, at a push I would say chinese.  
  9. I definitely have foods that I hate though - I cannot stand mushrooms and as for marmite, you can most definitely say that I hate that!
  10. I grew up in a town called Carmarthen in South Wales for most of my childhood.  When I was 16 we moved to Swansea, which is where I met my hubby.
  11. All three of my children were born by c/sections, two planned and one emergency.
  12. I have four tattoos, one on my ankle, my shoulder, upper arm and inside wrist......and I would love to get more!
  13. I am most definitely an untidy person, apart from at work, when I like things to be in their place!
  14. Most of my working life has been spent in an admin role, but for alot of the time I have worked a second job in a pub/club environment.
  15. I am a complete soap addict.  Hubby hates it as it clogs up the Sky planner, but I have Corrie, Emmerdale and Eastenders all on series link.  Even when the storylines are rubbish I have to watch them!  Up until last year Hollyoaks was on the list as well!
  16. I left school at 16 with 5 GCSE's.  Although I did go to college, I didn't stay very long and didn't complete my first year.
  17. For most of my time in secondary school I was horribly bullied.  They say things happen for a reason and I do believe that what happened to me then has a lot to do with the person I am today.  Whether that is a good thing or not, I don't know.  I still get intimidated quite easily by people who remind me of the bullies, but at the same time, I hope that I am a nicer person because of it.
  18. I am terrified of spiders.  I have gotten better as I've gotten older, but they just totally creep me out, even the little money spiders!
  19. I love hair accessories.  I don't really wear jewellery other than my wedding ring, but I think that hair accessories can really brighten up an outfit.
  20. My favourite drink is Morgan's Spiced with coke.
Wow, that was hard to put together! I really struggled to find things to say after number 10!  I'm looking forward to seeing all of your 20 facts.

Jackie. x


  1. Hi! It was quite hard to list 20 things wasn't it? Sounds like you've had a rich and varied life. Untidy? I call it organised chaos!

  2. lovely, you have had an amazingly busy life by the sounds of it. I found it hard to think of 20 facts too, doesnt sound much at first but it really is. Im a soap addict too, usually catch up with them in the mornings when my partners at work :D xx

  3. I would love to visit Wales, such a lovely place i hear. I have a friend who was born in SA he's lovely, such a nice accent too! Also love soaps but only Eastenders, i switched off Hollyoaks same time as you! Rubbish now.
    Great list must go and do min now!
    Hannah x

  4. A darts team?? So interesting, I dont know ANYONE who has played darts on a team :)

    You're addicted to Facebook.... I'm addicted to Twitter :)

    I also LOVE welsh accents.

  5. I love my Skybox too, but not into the soaps. I like the American dramas - The Good Wife, Greys Anatomy etc

  6. I love Eastenders- I got confused when I was pregnant watching all 3 and they started to merge in my baby brain so I had to pick one and lose 2 lol. Hollyoaks has never caught my interest tbh.
    I love tattoos and can't wait to get more :) I can't empathise with the bullying and I'm so sorry you had to go through it- but like you said, it shaped the person you are today who, from what I can tell so far, is lovely! :) xx

  7. I am so Team Edward. I like the books more than the movies so far; I hate the way they cut out a lot of the love story in the films. Great list girlie! :)

  8. I LOVE Twilight too! I plan on reading all the Harry Potter books and watching all the movies. =)


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