Here we are on Day 2 – 20 facts about you…
- I’m an only child. Most people think it’s fairly evident (I’m not a brat, I’m a princess). But I have two people who are not only the closest things I have to siblings, but the only ones I’ve ever needed. My older brother Dan, and my little sister Hanako.
- I’ve sang in a church choir since I was seven years old, and it’s given me some great opportunities – I sang for the Queen when I was twelve, the Archbishop of Canterbury when I was seventeen, and on Radio Stoke (superstar right?) several times…
- I find it really difficult to be around people all the time, though I’m definitely not an introvert. At uni we used to call it “Alice time” when I had to go and be on my own and not talk to anyone for a little while. Most people call that anxiety.
- Speaking of anxiety, I was officially diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder when I was 19, and have been on Citalopram ever since. However, I’m now finally on my way off the medication!
- I’ve always been uncomfortable with my weight, even when no one else gave a damn – I think it’s always going to be one of those things I’m a bit on the edge about, but in the words of Bridget Jones “I’ll always be just a little bit fat”.
- My Dad actually knew Harold Shipman (serial killer). That’s a fun one to get out during an icebreaker – you soon learn whether people think you’re weird or not…
- I’m huge Harry Potter nerd – they were the first long books with no pictures I ever read, and the first fandom I was ever a part of.
- I’m also a big fan of Shonda Rhimes (i.e. Queen of Ripping My Heart Out With Her Fingernails), particularly Grey’s Anatomy. I actually took the piss out of my best friend for her love of Grey’s, until I got myself hooked. RIP Lexie.
- My boyfriend is a stand up comedian, and gigs all over London. Secretly, I’d love to try giving a stand-up gig a go, I’d love that kind of adrenaline.
- I’m terrible with money. I don’t live beyond my means, I just live to the very very edge of them. You know the week before payday where you’re literally searching for coins down the back of the sofa? I don’t have coins down the back of the sofa, because I spent them.
- I love the Sims. Ever since I was about 10, I’ve loved the Sims. I am that person who will play the Sims for 8 hours straight and wonder where the day went. It went making sure my Sim had the best career, the hottest husband and the cutest baby. #priorities
- I cry at anything. Books, music, films ADVERTS. It doesn’t take a lot to get me crying.
- I’m not exactly sporty, but I LOVE watching gymnastics – it’s the bit of the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games that I really get into. I used to watch Make it or Break it which was an American drama about gymnasts, and ever since I was hooked. Aly Raisman’s 2012 floor routine is still my favourite.
- One of my life aims (apart from being on Desert Island Discs) is to be so prestigious in my field that I get invited on to University Challenge’s Christmas specials representing University of Hull alumni. “Hull – Miller”.
- When Edd and I went to see Hamlet (which was amazing) we did the whole fangirl stage door thing. We got right to the front (because Edd is super tall) and Benedict Cumberbatch spoke to Edd. They had a nice little chat. Meanwhile I quivered,
trembled and tried not to cry. Fangirl fail.
- Sometimes I get so irrationally scared of bad things happening that it keeps me awake. They don’t even have to be likely. The other day Edd was going to Scotland to watch the rugby, and I was scared of a terrorist attack and the last thing I said to him being “night night” over Facebook messenger. GET A GRIP, WOMAN.
- I’m a wannabe Disney Princess. I love Disney films, Disneyland (we went in May, eeep), the stories, the songs, the characters. I WANNA BE A DISNEY PRINCESS.
- I’m an OK chef, but the one thing I can REALLY cook is a paella. My dad taught me when I was about 12, and we really got into the habit of cooking one every Saturday night. The key is in the stock…
- I’d love to write a book. I have all these ideas, but never the commitment to see them through. I have so many documents on this thing where I’ve started something, but haven’t seen it through.
- I don’t want to be the same as everybody else. I want to make a difference.