After having all the best intentions in the world about kicking off my new blog series, work and life soon got in the way. But you’ll be glad (maybe) to read that this is my second part of ‘If We Weren’t Strangers’ where I’ll give you a few little insights into my life that should mean you become less of a stranger every week. If you missed the last one, then you can find it here.
When you blog, it’s often easy to miss things because you’re not sure if they’re truly important or going to be that entertaining to read but this relates back to my New Years post about treating my blog a bit more like a journal.
So, here we go…
– I love LEGO in a big way. I don’t know what it is about those brightly coloured bricks that just make me so happy but really, for me, it’s all about the minifigs. If you’re not a LEGO addict like me, minifigs are simply the people you get in little packets. I love customising them and adding them to my desk at work. That’s right, they’re stay at work. I used to keep them all on my bookshelf but I’d rather see them every day, pride of place, on my monitors. The only problem with this is the team of guys that I work with keep swapping over their heads and items they may hold e.g. triton, guns etc. It’s painful making sure they’re all ‘right’ again. I’m even planning a potential trip to Denmark to go to the original Legoland for my birthday.
– Coldplay are one of my most favourite bands in the world. I know they divide opinion but genuinely, I can’t get enough of them. My album of choice would be ‘Parachutes’ because it reminds me of so many points in my life. Each song signifies something else, for example, ‘Sparks’ reminds me of falling in love in secondary school and ‘Everything’s not lost’ reminds me of an awful break-up I had on a train that was entirely my fault. People think they’re depressing but I think they can be both that and uplifting all at once. In fact, if I wanted to be happier, I’ll often listen to the album ‘X and Y’.
– I’ve played a number of instruments from the drums to the electric guitar and bass guitar. The one I miss the most would have to be the drums, it was a great stress reliever and I like to think I have a good sense for rhythm. I also love being a girl drummer. But my favourite instrument was my duck egg bass guitar which came with its own hard-case with an interior made of 70s fur. It was perfection and I hate the fact I had to sell it. When I’m married and we don’t have to worry about saving, I’m absolutely going to get an electric drum kit.
– When it comes to fashion, I try to stay on top and have my own personal sense of style but it can be difficult. I find that when you’re trying to establish your own identity, it’s hard to dress ‘like you’, especially if you don’t have the money to keep adapting your wardrobe. I’ve always tried to take inspiration from Vivienne Westwood though, ever since my dad took me to her exhibition at the V&A as a child. I fell in love with her rebellious nature and beautiful pieces, especially her shoes and dresses. I absolutely plan on wearing a pair of her heels for my wedding, despite the mud.
– My food of choice would have to be fajitas. The idea of a Mexican evening with Mariachi El Bronx on the stereo, a table crammed full with varying colourful ingredients and the smell of cooking spices is perfection. In fact, I’m thinking on hosting an evening like this fairly soonish!
So, there we go, five more facts you may not have known.
Anyone have any tips for perfect fajitas? Do you have a secret LEGO or Coldplay addiction? Failing that, recommend me a pair of heels for my wedding!