Last weekend Instagram exploded with ‘5 random facts about me’ stories and I thought it would be better to elaborate a little on here! I’ve been blogging since 2012 and even though I’d say I’m pretty much an open book there are definitely some things that you guys don’t know about me. Probably. Maybe.
If there’s anything else you guys want to know about me just ask! Maybe I’ll do a little Q&A in the future, but for now, here are 5 random facts about me.
I thought I was a Witch
When I was little, I mean like 6 or 7, I seriously thought I had magical powers. I made potions out of rose petals & herbs to cast spells and I even used to make my family drink them! Luckily no one was ever hurt but I did once poison myself by eating some berries…I started hallucinating and had to have my stomach pumped. Not my finest hour, and my parents didn’t love that I told everyone I saw demons afterwards!
I’m an only child but I have a massive family
My mum has 5 brothers who all have loads of kids, but that’s just my immediate family. My Nana & Papa both grew up in India and had huge families, so I literally have hundreds of second and third cousins all over the world. Luckily my mum is close to her cousins and I get to call some of them my friends as well as relatives. My ‘cousin’ (she may be my third cousin, I’m not really sure how it works) even played the violin when I walked down the aisle at my wedding! On top of that my mums best friends are like her sisters, so I have a whole adopted Irish family.
My first job
My first job was in a barbershop when I was 14, it was one of my dad’s friends shops and I used to sweep hair every Saturday. I was paid in cash and yes, I spent it on booze to drink in a graveyard. I didn’t have the nickname pink goth for nothing! My first proper job was in a Vintage shop at 16 & I’ve been in love with fashion ever since, although, for the first 6 months I was paid in clothes, so I don’t know if I can actually count that as a ‘proper job’!
I’m a typical Cancerian
I hate horoscopes, those monthly life lessons are pretty much garbage, but I can’t argue with the obvious. Most of my personality traits are typically Cancerian. Imaginative, cautious, sensitive, protective. I am fiercely loyal & I KNOW I’m prone to hold a grudge or two. My brain is always firing in a hundred different directions at once but once you have my attention, it’s unwavering. You just have to grab it first!
I believe in the supernatural
I’ve always believed in the supernatural. Not necessarily an afterlife, I have a lot of issues with organised religion, but I think we would be naive to think that this is it. I grew up in a massive Victorian house and there where parts of it you couldn’t stand still in without feeling a little weird. Plus I saw a spirit in my friends’ house, but that’s a whole other story!
I have three middle names! And no I’m not telling, you’ll have to ask my oldest friend, Rich or my mum! I hope you enjoyed my little random facts.