Wednesday, 11 June 2014

40 Things You Didn't Know About Me

40 things you didn't know about sophie from crown and glory

1. I spent the best part on my teenage years utterly obsessed with My Chemical Romance - I had diaries and diaries full of lyrics and drawings and still have this collage from when I met the band...
2. I am a Grade 5 at the flute, yet I was always so terrified to play in front of anyone but my tutor. I used to make my parents sit in the next room to listen to me play!
3. I'd choose a cheese plate over dessert, every single time.
4. I studied Photographic Art at university. I wanted to change to Fashion halfway through but was too scared to let my parents down after spending so long convincing them to not disown me for wanting to go to uni to study photography.
5. My favourite movie is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Closely followed by Garden State. Katy Perry’s movie is up there, too…
6. …And ‘Movies’ by Alien Ant Farm is one of my all time favourite songs. Not even ashamed!
7. I've not seen so many 'classic' films.... I only watched Forest Gump and Home Alone for the first time this Christmas! Back to the Future, Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, Thelma & Louise, Four Weddings…nope!
8. I has double jointed little fingers.
9. I'm not really sure what my natural hair colour is as I've been dying it weird colours for 10 years now. At a guess - mousey browny blonde BLEURGH.
10. I have a weird obsession with Ugly Dolls, they're all over my house. they make such comfy pillows!
11. I always sit with a cushion on my lap, it’s a comfort thing.
12. My guilty pleasure is really bad 'reality' TV. KUWTK, TOWIE, CDWM etc

40 things you didn't know about Sophie from Crown and Glory

13. If I sit and think about it for too long, the concept of time and our perception of it really freaks me out. Like, heart palpitations freaks me out.
14. I own a convertible Renault Megane that I inexplicably called Mildred...
15. Gareth and I bicker most about how many sets of pyjamas I own. It’s a bit of a problem.
16. My parents live in France. The regular supply of cheap wine is a definite perk.
17. I've never been on a 'girls' holiday...
18. ... Or to a proper festival.
19. I hate scary movies! I used to love them but now I get terrified way too easily.
20. I’d say I was a pretty good cook. My specialities are thai noodle soup, vietnamese spring rolls and moussaka (unless you’re Becky and Pete reading this, ignore that time it took me 5 hours to make it and we didn’t eat til 10pm...) 
21. Dried toothpaste on the tube makes me feel nauseous.
22. I’m 5’10” with size 9 feet. I regularly try and squeeze them into an 8!
23. I took part in public speaking competitions in school. Nerd alert!
24. I shirked regular exercise for 24 years of my life. Now I couldn’t imagine life without it!
25. I used to do things like organise the kitchen cupboards and label the shelves because my family were messy and it would wind me up. Ha, sorry mum!
26. I go through complete phases with clothes - at the moment I am buying every maxi skirt in sight. In 6 months I’ll probably hate them. #firstworldproblems

40 things you didn't know about sophie from crown and glory

27. I despise being tickled. It really makes me freak out.
28. I sucked my thumb up until about age 11…sometimes it sneaks in if things are really, REALLY bad.
29. I have cataracts in both eyes, despite only being 26.
30. If you need something organising, I am your girl…and yet Gareth is the world’s WORST planner. Hey, opposite’s attract!
31. I really hate it when people who don’t know me call me Soph! If I haven’t introduced myself as that to you, why do you think it’s ok to call me that?!
32. I don’t really like the sun…I hate being too hot and sunbathing to me is the worst thing!
33. I find it really hard to sleep without having a TV or something else to focus on - my brain just goes into overdrive! I’d like to get back to reading before I sleep but the lure of my phone is too great…oops
34. I bloody love a good wedding.
35. My biggest bug bearer is people not saying thank you - manners please!
36. I passed my driving test first time!….when I was 26…. so that’s just a few weeks ago… I just took my time getting around to doing it, ok?!
37. Despite having lilac hair, and Crown and Glory’s branding being all purple e’rything, I’d say that purple is probably one of my least favourite colours.
38. I am completely on the fence about whether or not I want children. Watch this space, I guess!
39. One of my favourite things to do is to surprise my friends with post. It just makes me so happy to let them know they’re being thought of, out of the blue!
40. I love nothing more than playing host - Gareth and I plan gastronomic feasts whenever people come to stay!

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  1. I barely ever hear anyone say they like Eternal it's great to know it's your favourite film, definitely top 5 for me. And lol, I love 'Movies'. Love love. Makes me feel 14 again whenever I hear it (i.e. just now when I read it on your list and snuck over to YT to play it!).

    I don't 'get' a lot of classic films, though I watched a lot of them over 10 years ago so they're probably worth a re-watch (Thelma & Louise, I'm looking at you, gals!).

    I've never been on a girls holiday either, I've never had enough female friends to do so! And I've only been to one proper festival, Glasto, but I did that in a motorhome so I didn't have to deal with the mud etc. (ummmm, no thanks!!).

    Yes to the clothes situation. Always and forever.

    I've still yet to even have a driving lesson and I'm 28 so you are way ahead of me!

    Oh, and I'm undecided about kids. Being the age that I am, at uni, and with a boyfriend 3 1/2 years younger, I don't think it'll ever happen. I'm happy enough with having 'acquired' children through being a Nanny - two boys I occasionally see is enough for me to deal with!! :)

    1. I should probably give more classic films a go now Tori but to be perfectly honest, I'm a bit stubborn...

  2. I have been on a maxi skirt kick too!!

    haha! I love that you surround yourself with your least favorite color. I don't really care for the color blue but it seems that half my wardrobe is blue. :/ I really don't understand it!!!

    I LOVE organizing, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a terrific movie and I don't care for the sun very much either!!

    I love this list!! :) xo

  3. It's mad how much we have in common, as I was reading this list I found myself agreeing with so much of it! Great minds thinks alike haha :)


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