Instead of writing a few paragraphs about myself I have drawn up some list, which you will see below, of random things about me. I hope they give you a flavour of the person behind the blog. Thank you so much for reading Just Add Attitude.
TEN RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME: LIST ONE
I cannot decide if my favourite book is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice which I have read many, many times or Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead which I have read once only but found profoundly moving.
I always wear earrings, as I feel naked without them.
I cannot sing. However I read somewhere that everyone can be thought how to sing; so going to a singing class is on my list of things to do.
If I were asked to describe myself in five words I would say I am: shy, optimistic, conscientious, loyal and forgiving (those of course are the good bits).
I am inordinately fond of cake much to the detriment of my waistline.
My style icons are Ines de la Fressange and Michelle Obama.
The trait I admire most in others is empathy.
Five things I think I couldn’t live without but almost certainly could if I had to are: decent coffee, my car, dark chocolate, black opaque tights and central heating.
I am an introvert.
My all time favourite quote is “To whom much is given much is required”. It’s from the bible, which surprises me as I am not especially religious.
TEN RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME: LIST TWO
I am indecisive. Epically so.
I don’t wear perfume. Because at some point in the last five years, I can’t remember exactly when, I realised that each time I sprayed myself with a frenzy of scent I also sprayed myself with an unknown and possibly harmful mishmash of chemicals.
A habit I wish I could give up: picking my cuticles.
I like my hair messy . If it’s super sleek, and it rarely is, I don’t feel like me.
I have a mantra bracelet with ‘Be You. Be True. Be Kind.’ engraved on it. I think it’s a good motto to live by. But I need to try harder.
This year I am on the trail of wardrobe nirvana. I am decluttering: the aim is to only have clothes in my wardrobe that: fit me, suit me, and make me feel good.
I no longer own a TV and I live very happily without one. However I do have a Netflix subscription so binge watching is often the order of the day.
My last supper choice: a soya latte with a scone served with lashings of butter, cream, and jam.
I enjoy cooking yet there are only five main course dishes I could make without referring to a recipe: fish pie, traybake chicken, a lamb casserole, any sort of pasta bake, and coq au vin.
I like my own company which is fortuitous as I live alone.