The A-Z of Me Part Two

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So, we previously looked at The A-Z of Me Part One – lets take a look at what the rest of the alphabet says about me!


N is for National Trust

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I’m a member of The National Trust and a passionate supporter of British heritage. I love visiting historic houses, especially if they have nice gardens. We try to visit somewhere once a month to really get the most of our membership.

O is for Organic Fruit and Veg


I grow my own vegetables organically – the picture above is last year’s strawberry patch (every flower will turn into a fruit). I grow everything from soft fruit to root vegetables and I always try something new – 2019 is the year I try cucamelons!

P is for Police Force

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I used to work for British Transport Police in their HR team. I learnt so much and met some fantastic people. It also gave me a real appreciation of the police force, especially with regards their commitment to equality and diversity.

Q is for Quidditch


I am a self-professed Harry potter nerd – here’s a photo of me flying on a broomstick on the HP Warner Bros Studio Tour. I love everything about the books and will forever be Team Slytherin.

R is for Reading, obviously


I have always been a bookworm and love reading, talking about books, blogging about books, buying books, smelling books… above are some of my Virago Modern Classic Designer Collection which are my all time faves – fabulous stories and just so, so pretty!

S is for Silverstone

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We go to Silverstone every year to watch the British Grand Prix (that’s Formula One car racing to the uninitiated). Obviously we support Lewis Hamilton but I also have a soft spot for Kimi Raikonnen and I think Max Verstappen is going to be a future champion – he’s so exciting to watch!

T is for Tortoises

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Awwww! These are my pet torts Tabitha (the big one) and Voldetort (the baby). Contrary to what you see in the photo, they have a lifelong feud and will attack each other if we let them get too close. We keep them in separate pens where they silently plot their revenge from afar.

U is for Unemployable

Since giving up on my career in HR I’ve done bits and bobs but I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m basically unemployable by big companies. Self-employment is definitely the way forwards for me.

V is for Vintage

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I love anything vintage and will happily dress up in 1940’s/50’s clothing. This is me and my best friend Juliet on our way to a burlesque night a few years ago. I also love vintage interiors and would much rather buy old furniture/ornaments than new stuff.

W is for West Midlands

I live in the West Midlands in Coventry, which is the City of Culture 2021. I am genuinely excited to see what Cov can pull out of the bag after years of under-funding and decline (the Special’s song Ghost Town was written about us for a reason!)

X is for X-Ray

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This is me in my roller derby gear, a few months before I broke two bones in my leg and snapped my ankle bone off on either side of my foot. I’d love to say I did this performing an apex jump but in reality I just slipped. So now my leg has two metal plates, a big bolt through my ankle and a load of pins holding it all together.

Y is for Yoga

Since stopping roller derby I took up the safer option of yoga and absolutely love it! Just 20 minutes in the morning is enough to really make a difference and although I do it in fits and starts it never takes long to get back into it.

Z is for ZZZZZZ’s

Oh my gosh I love sleep! Nine hours if I can get it but I struggle to function on anything less than eight. Once asleep I’m dead to the world and can nod off anywhere – including once when I was in the middle of an assessment centre!

So, that’s the A-Z of me! Can any of you relate? Would you like to write one of these posts too? Let me know in the comments!


9 thoughts on “The A-Z of Me Part Two

  1. Great to know more about you! 🙂
    Oh dear, sorry to hear about your roller derby accident.
    Didn’t know Coventry will be city of culture. I used to live in Hull, former city of culture! With any luck your city will get a little makeover and more funding to make people want to visit…
    Impressed with your strawberry patch!! I grow tomatoes in pots. Good luck with cucamelons!

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    1. Yes, a few of my friends are involved in the City of Culture bid team so I’m trying to tap them up for library funding! Coventry could certainly do with a makeover…

      I grow tomatoes too! We put them in the greenhouse though. Last year the weather was so hot that it was only the early soft fruit that did well. The year before, those strawberries were just five small plants! I can’t believe how quickly they spread.

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  2. That’s so cool you’re a member of the National Trust! I’m a huge fan as well (and have actually volunteered for them at one point) I’d love to get a membership one day. I think it’s really cool you garden as well (though I can’t keep a houseplant alive, so I’m not likely to do that any time soon 😉 ) I remember you saying at one point you worked for the police- that’s an interesting field. And I love HP- as you probably know- although I’m a Ravenclaw 😉 (Slytherin would easily be my second choice though 😉 ) hahahaha Voldetort is the *best* name for a tortoise!! hehehe I relate to your unemployable part- although that might have something to do with the sheer amount of times I’ve switched jobs and how completely bonkers my CV looks 😉 I’m sorry to hear about your accident- I love yoga though! 😀 And yes to sleep!! (haha you don’t want to know where I’ve had a kip 😉 )

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    1. Ohhh I’d love to be a NT volunteer. They’re always so knowledgeable! I’d definitely break something precious though.

      Haha poor Voldetort is actually incredibly sweet – although she did casually try to take a chunk out of Tabitha tortoise when she wasn’t looking – and she does occasionally make a hissing noise like Parseltongue…maybe I need to keep an eye on her!

      I’ve bounced around quite a lot with my employment too – a varied CV is good! Mine has big gaps and periods where I went back to uni and two jobs at once…it’s complicated 😂

      Ha, where have you been sleeping? In a tree?

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      1. hehehe I was definitely scared of breaking something- although it was a really random property that didn’t have antiques- otherwise I’d have been doubly scared!


        Oh yeah I completely relate!! I have gaps on my CV & overlapping jobs- it’s got so bad I actually have different versions- which is nice and confusing for interviews! 😂

        hahaha of course! 😉 (also, and this sounds a lot worse than it is, I’ve slept on the street of multiple foreign countries 😂)

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