My Twitter notifications were going crazy the other day, and for a moment I thought I’d posted something controversial (I don’t shy away from it), but then realised that the lovely Manal from itsmamaxo.com had nominated me to take part in The Versatile Blogger Award.
It’s a great way of getting to know fellow bloggers, and the rules of the tag are:
- State seven interesting facts about yourself
- Nominate 15 amazing bloggers for the award
So here goes!
1. I was born in Wales and grew up there. However, my mum’s side of the family are all from Belfast in Northern Ireland so I lived there as a child and went to school for a short time. I count myself extrememely lucky to have strong Celtic blood!
2. I was born with a very rare medical condition called ‘torticollis’ which basically means a twisted neck. It never bothered me for years but then as I grew older it started to become painful so I had an operation in 2004 to correct it. Apparently it was the first operation of its kind in the UK so I am in a medical textbook somewhere. I also have a cool ‘Harry Potter’ style scar on my neck as a result.
3. I met my partner, John, in Holland in 2005 whilst living there for a year. We were both with other people, but there was a spark from the beginning so kept in contact. In 2010 we finally got together and the rest is history.
4. I am 3 inches taller than John. I never wear heels anyway so it doesn’t really bother me. Although I may make him wear cowboy boots at our wedding if we ever get married!
5. We tried for years to have a baby. I was told in 2012 that both my fallopian tubes were completely blocked. I had an operation to try to unblock them which was unsuccessful. My consultant told me that I would never have a baby naturally and that our only option would be to have IVF. However, in July 2013, just before we were about to start the process, I had a positive pregnancy test. 9 months later our little miracle Molly was born!
6. Music is a massive part of my life and I come from a very musical family (my Grandad, mum and aunties are all professional singers). I was seriously into clubbing from my teenage years onwards, and have seen some of the best DJ’s in the world. In fact, I ended up with a very famous DJ’s brother-in-law for 3 years – he is the reason I ended up in Birmingham. We split up, but I stayed here and made a life for myself. I class myself as a semi-retired raver now!
7. My friends mean the world to me, and I have had the same 3 best mates all my life. Even though we’ve all got married/had kids etc we are still just as close and try to get together as often as we can for gigs/festivals/nights out. One of them, Chris, is now Molly’s godfather. Love them all like family.
I nominate the following bloggers: