Good day to you all, I hope you all had a bloody delicious weekend, delicious being my new favourite descriptive word and all... Weird.
I thought today, after quite a heavy start to 2018, blogpost wise anyhoo, that I'd strip things back, that we'd have a little chat and keep things ever so light hearted. Theres an awful lot of newbie readers around here, which I'm SO thrilled about (Hi!) so I thought today I'd disclose a little more about myself, the things that even the OG readers may not know about me, 'cause I'm all about that oversharing life!
I've spilled my guts online for the past 5 years (Happy 5th Birthday Blog!) and whilst you may know an awful lot about me and my life, there are of course some things you are yet to learn, some things I keep completely private and some things even the biggest over sharer would never share. So with that we have some complete and utter menial facts about me, the weird, the wonderful and the down right impressive (I'm looking at you point 12) so I really hope you enjoy getting to know me a little better and that we can be mates for another 5 years, yeah!?
It's SO funny that despite writing this last Friday, the Five Facts About Me Tag on Instagram happened on Sunday evening, timings ey!? So I guess this is my addition to that tag, just with a hell of a lot more facts to share.
1 .I LOVE A COWBELL
Let's kick things off with something a little odd, I am a sucker for a cowbell. If a song features a cow bell then you can bet your bottom dollar that I love it! Key songs featuring a cow bell that I love include Royal Blood- I Only Lie When I Love You, Rolling Stones- Honky Tonk Woman and The Beatles- Drive My Car
Please feel free to feed this obsession and send over any key cow bell tracks... Thanks in advance
2. I'M OBSESSED WITH TIME HOP
Like REALLY obsessed. I love it. An app that throws up photographs, tweets, musings and videos from the same day 1-7 years ago (and beyond) depending on when you started sharing online/ taking photographs on your phone. It's one of the first things I do each and every morning as a somewhat morning ritual and it fills my little heart with such joy. If you haven't succumbed to the power of Time Hop I would highly suggest downloading it for the ultimate throwbacks each and every day.
3. I TALK TO MYSELF A LOT
Like, an awful lot. I spend a lot my time by myself, working from home so I've got to talk to someone right!? I'll mutter under my breath and plan ideas out-loud. It might seem weird but it gets me through my loneliest of days... Until George comes home of course.
4. MY FAMILY IS HUGE
My dad is one of 9 children, there are 7 boys and 2 girls aka A LOT of Ellaby's! My mum is one of 5 children so it's safe to say I'm from quite a hefty family indeed and I absolutely LOVE it! Family means more to me than anything else in the world and I feel so #blessed (LOL) to have come from such a huge family. I have TONNES of cousins too who are some of my best friends in the world!
5. I LOVE ANCHOVIES
If there is an option to add anchovies then I will ALWAYS add anchovies... To EVERYTHING!
6. I HATE SHOPPING
Yeah, I know, a fashion blogger who hates shopping, well, tis true. I adore clothes but the thought of actually going shopping isn't something I get off on. In fact I have to actually build myself up to hit the shops IRL. I find the whole shopping in store prospect a little overwhelming and not at all enjoyable, unless I know exactly what it is I am looking for and I can nip in and out within an hour or two. Give me online shopping any day of the week.
7. BILLY BLANKET
Billy Blanket is my baby blanket, a blanket I loved and carried with me almost everywhere until 2016. It was a literal safety blanket for me, a little piece of home whenever I was away from home, travelling with work or on holiday. It was a sure-fired way to calm me when I was stressed and to comfort me when I was sad. I loved that little blanket.
That was until George left my suitcase on a train one time and my darling Billy blanket was inside it... RIP Billy Blanket, you are missed every single day.
8. I AM A PROFESSIONAL AIR DRUMMER
Well not really, but I freaking love a good air drum from time to time. While most people will rock an air guitar when there fave song comes on the radio, I can't help but drum along. And whilst I never quite get it right (thanks George for always pointing that out) it doesn't deter me and my love for a good air drum.
9. I GOT LOST IN A WELL KNOWN SPORTS SHOP
As we've all done at one point in our life, as a child I wandered off from my family in a popular sports shop. Frantic, my parents searched the store for me and when my dad found me I was embarrassingly (and at the age of around 4-6) kissing a calendar of Michael Owen... Yeah really HA! I was holding a calendar and going IN on smooching the nineties football star, a man I never even really fancied, just fancied giving him a big ole smacker that day, go figure.
10. I PLAYED HOCKEY FOR THE NORTH-WEST OF ENGLAND
Whilst at school I was BIG on playing hockey. The captain for my school team and a member of my local town's team too. My weekend's were spent competing against other towns in my area and I absolutely LOVED it!
When trials for the regional team came by I was selected and represented the North West of England in several nationwide tournaments, quite a highlight of my life tbh and not something I ever really talk about, until now.
11. GROWING UP MY DREAM WAS TO LIVE IN NYC
And whilst, if I got the opportunity to do so now, I'd be extremely tempted to up sticks and head to the Big Apple, I'm not sure it's a dream anymore. I was infatuated with the place throughout my teenage years and it is still one of my favourite cities in all the world. However, nowhere will ever come close to my beloved Manchester and I reckon I'll be here for the rest of my life.
12. I KNOW EVERY LINE OF MATILDA
It's my favourite film, and I pride myself on the fact that I can recite it. I guess I'd say that was my party trick. My sister likes to quiz me on Matilda trivia and I'm proud to say I out do myself every single time.
13. I WON THE CUTEST BABY AWARD IN MANCHESTER BACK IN 1993
What can I say, I was cute.
14. I CAN PICK OUT A HARMONY IN ANY SONG
Sometimes badly but often pretty damn well, or so I am told.
15. I'M A CANCERIAN
Through and through in fact. To be honest, I should be the poster girl for the star sign. Each and every aspect of what it supposedly means to be a Cancerian I possess, whether it's being extremely maternal, extremely sensitive to the point of being touchy, loyal, moody, loving and creative, I tick every damn box.
So there we go, 15 absolutely pointless facts about me, you can sleep better tonight now you know ey?
I hope you enjoyed this fun post and you managed to learn a little more about me, despite them being totally menial. Let me know one pointless fact about you (the weirder the better) I just LOVE getting to know you and chatting in the comments!