20 Facts About Me

I was tagged by one of my good blogger friends Rachel from Coffee, Cake, Kids and also the lovely Becky from Pinks Charming a while ago to take part in this 20 facts about me tag.

The idea is to share 20 facts about yourself that people might not necessarily know about you.

Here goes…

1. I spent a whole year in Hong Kong when I was two. My grandparents looked after me because my parents had to work and they had no other family close by to help.

With my Grandparents and Uncles in Hong Kong

2. I’m not very good at sitting down and doing nothing. The only time you’ll find me sitting (or lying) still is when I’m ill!

3. I’ve yet to spend a night away from my boys.

4. I met Mr H at Art College when I was 20 – I’ve now known him almost half my life which is really scary!

5. Growing up, I wanted to be a journalist because I saw a program about a girl being one for the day and she got to use a computer which I thought was really cool!

6. I was so huge when I was pregnant with E that I always had numerous people ask me if I was sure I wasn’t having twins. He was a whopping 9lb when he was born!

No, this was NOT twins!

7. I would love to go on a hot air balloon. I had the chance to do this on our honeymoon in Egypt but I was pregnant so thought it’d be wise not to.

8. Apart from when I went to university, I have lived in the Kingston area all my life.

9. If we had a girl we would have called her Erin. Other possible names we had on the list were Robyn and Wren.

10. We almost named E, Dylan and M’s other name choice was Noah.

11. My favourite meal is Steak and Chips

12. As a child, my parents always used to make me drink warm or tepid water. I now only drink water when it’s cold.

13. I can only drink tea when it’s hot.

14. I suffer from Tinnitus in my left ear (the joys of getting old!)

15. Mr H proposed after we’d been together 9 years on the beautiful grounds of Amberley Castle

The spot where Mr H proposed

16. I’m not very good at keeping on top of clutter and usually hide it away in drawers and cupboards to deal with “when I have time”

17. When I was pregnant with my eldest I craved Toffee Apples

18. It took me four (or may five?) times to pass my driving test when I was 19.

19. I don’t like Avocados, Bananas or the taste of Coffee.

20. I’ve owned four cars in my lifetime. A Nissan Micra, a VW Polo, a Vauxhall Astra and currently a Zafira.

I’d like to tag the following bloggers to share 20 facts about themselves. Franca from A Moment With Franca, Tracey from One Frazzled Mum, Stacey from Stacey in the Sticks, Louise from Birds and Lilies and Zara from Mojo Blogs.


  1. We share a lot of the same facts- I had a micra and want to go on a hot air balloon. J think watching Press Gang got me into the idea of being a journalist. Love this thanks for sharing xx

  2. I hate heights but would love to go on a hot air balloon! An impressive bump there too! 😀 x

  3. Love this post! I just realised that you have tagged me! I will find super hard to get 20 facts about me but I will see if I manage. I can’t believe you don’t like bananas! I love them How lovely that you have been with D for so long! You are a lovely couple! I can confirm that you can’t be still at all! You always have to be doing something! LOL Thanks for tagging me and for sharing this at #KCACOLS, xx

  4. Nicola | Mummy to Dex

    Love posts like this so we can get to know the person behind the blog. I’m not surprised it took you so many times to pass your test having to drive down where you live. I often visit the area to see my sister in law and it is perilous!


  5. Love these tags! It’s always nice to find out quirky facts about your favourite bloggers:) #kcacols

  6. I too can only drink tea when it’s hot. As soon as it’s warm I’m done with it. #kcacols

  7. I love these posts because I’m super nosy! It’s always so much fun to find out interesting things about people. I very rarely drink just plain water but if I do it has to be ice cold!


  8. This is a lovely post. I find it hard to keep on top of clutter too and always do basic cleaning as I’m always rushing lol I’m afraid of height too. My first car is Nissan micro too oh what a very interesting fact about you. I have enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing. #kcacols

  9. I always find these posts fun. I too have been with my husband half my life, it is scary indeed. Like you I can’t sit and do nothing either, that includes watching TV!

  10. Such a fun idea. I have tinnitus as well and it’s really annoying. Unfortunately I don’t think there’s much we can do about it… Hope yours doesn’t bother you too much 🙂 #KCACOLS

  11. Really interesting, thank you. I so relate to number 2, the guilt of sitting doing nothing is usually far too much for me to bear! #KCACOLS

  12. You don’t like coffee!! OH controversial. I love steak and chips too. You have a really beautiful family and some very interesting facts, I do love reading these posts, perhaps because I am nosy? #KCACOLS

  13. Oh it was great to find out more about you! 🙂 You don’t like the taste of coffee?!? 😉 At first I was shocked, but in all honestly, I probably don’t like it either! It’s the milk and the sugar I like, hence why I’ve cut down so much! 😉 #KCACOLS

  14. Lisa (Mumdadplus4)

    I hear you in the clutter thing I usually hide mine I cupboards and drawers and clean them every few months lol #KCACOLS

  15. Toffee apples?! That is a strange craving. Mine was raspberries.

  16. It took me four times to pass my driving test too! So annoying! #KCACOLS

  17. Great facts! I always fill drawers with clutter, could probably do with a clear out about now actually! I do however love avocados, bananas and the taste of coffee 😉 #kcacols

  18. It’s good to learn a bit more about you. I love that you craved toffee apples when you were pregnant! I used to chew on towels! #KCACOLS

  19. I have yet to spend a night away from my little boy as well, but then again, he’s only 2! I also spent a few years in Hong Kong when i was little because my parents were too busy working. #KCACOLS

  20. What a fun post! It’s great to find out more about other bloggers. Perhaps I’m just nosy! Thanks for the post. #kcacols

  21. Alana - Burnished Chaos

    I love these posts. My husband and I have been together over half our lives now, it is very scary but also really cool. I also hate coffee, bananas and warm water x

  22. Petite Words

    Wow so interesting! I was in China for 2 years and actually got married in HK. I LOVE it there, such a bright city. #KCACOLS

  23. #KCACOLS Love this and love the food choice you don’t like / all my favs (except coffee)

  24. It is great to get to know you a bit more. I don’t like bananas either, but both of my kids love them!

  25. Thank you for sharing more about the person we know as suburban mum#KCACOLS

  26. I am scared of heights but, oddly, would love to have a ride in a hot air balloon! They just look so beautiful. #KCACOLS

  27. I failed my driving test the first time too. The teacher told my father that I shouldn’t even be allowed to ride a bicycle. #KCACOLS

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