35 Getting to Know You Questions – Please Join In

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I have decided to do something a bit different for this week’s blog post. Often my posts discuss quite heavy topics, and are not always an easy read. So this post is designed to be a light hearted break from the usual, and a way for us to get to know each other a bit better.

I have recently connected with another blogger and we have become pen pals. I think letters are highly underrated in this fast paced world of instant messaging and emails. When I was younger I had about 10 pen pals I exchanged letters with on a regular basis, and I had forgotten the joy of receiving surprise mail from my postal friends. 

My new pen pal, Naomi, started the correspondence by including a list of questions as a way for us to get to know each other. This gave me the idea for this post. 

So I have compiled a list of 35 easy to answer questions. Please get involved by responding in the comments. You don’t have to answer all of the questions, just the ones you feel comfortable with. And there’s no need to include photos, unless you want to.

You will find a blank list (without my answers) of the questions at the bottom of the post, so you can copy and paste, and add your own answers. 

Sometimes it’s nice to forget about our health challenges for a while. I look forward to reading your answers and getting to know you all a bit better.

Let’s Get to Know Each Other Better – 35 Questions 

1. When is your birthday? 21st February (1975)

2. What is your favourite colour? Purple 

3. Where did you grow up? Luton, England

4. Where do you currently live? Norwich, England 

5. Do you have any Pets? Yes, 6 corn snakes 

Our snakes

6. What is your favourite drink? Coffee 

7. What is your spirit animal and why? Probably a cat. I spend my days eating and sleeping. And I would love to have the “don’t give a shit” attitude cats have

8. Do you have any bad habits? I pick and bite my nails

9. Who is your celebrity crush? Jason Momoa

10. Do you have any siblings? Yes: Sister Rozy (45) and brother David (34)

Top; My sister Rozy
Bottom; My brother David

11. Do you have any children? No, not unless you include our snakes

12. What is your favourite genre of music? Rock 

13. Do you have a favourite author or book? I have a few favourite authors: Douglas Adams, Terry Prachett, Jasper Fforde, Jess Kidd, Matt Haig and Neil Gaiman

14. What is your proudest achievement? My blog and surviving despite all my health challenges

15. What is your biggest fear? My health deteriorating further

16. Who do you admire the most in your life? My Mum – despite everything life has thrown at her, and all her health challenges, she remains the kindest and most compassionate person I know

My lovely Mum

17. What is your star sign? Pisces

18. What was your favourite subject at school? Maths and physics

19. What is your favourite film? I was obsessed with films in the late 80s and early 90s. So this time probably had the biggest impact on my film choices. The Breakfast Club, Dirty Dancing, Natural Born Killers and Desperado – I’ve watched these films so many times, I know all the words

20. What are your favourite hobbies? Writing and listening to audiobooks

21. Do you have a favourite holiday destination or place? I love London – there’s so much going on, you never get bored. But I also love to be near the sea

22. Where would you like to visit that you haven’t already? Italy, especially northern Italy and the lakes

23. Your favourite childhood TV programme. Fraggle Rock. I was so obsessed with it – I collected soft toy versions of all the Fraggles and Sprockett, and I still have them today

An absolute gem of a photo. Me aged 10, showing off my Fraggle collection (look at that mullet!)

24. Do you have a current favourite TV show? I haven’t been able to watch TV for a few years now, but Dexter was my favourite TV show for ages

25. What is your favourite time of year? I love Autumn

26. What are your biggest aspirations? To be well enough to become mobile again. I would also like to write and publish a book

27. What is your favourite comfort food? Roast chicken dinner

28. What are your favourite self-care activities? Listening to audiobooks or browsing through funny Instagram videos

29. What is your happiest childhood memory? Any time we spent together as a family. Walking around the Dunstable Downs, holidays, playing in the park, swimming, roller skating outside our house

Some fun family memories

30. What are your pet peeves? People chewing loudly or eating with their mouth open. Also people wearing overpowering perfume

31. Name 5 positive things about yourself.  I’m kind, intelligent, open-minded, non-judgemental and resilient.

32. Do you have a favourite YouTube channel/Vlogger? Jessica Kellgren-Fozaed

33. What are your favourite social media accounts? @SoFlyTaxidermy, Matt Haig, Juggling the Jenkins, Celeste Barber and Larry the Cat

34. Who is your favourite blogger? A Chronic Voice

35. Do you have a favourite inspirational quote? “Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is rest” and “Whatever you do today, let it be enough” 

As promised, here’s a list of the questions for you to copy and paste:

1. When is your birthday?

2. What is your favourite colour?

3. Where did you grow up? 

4. Where do you currently live? 

5. Do you have any Pets? 

6. What is your favorite drink?

7. What is your spirit animal and why? 

8. Do you have any bad habits?

9. Who is your celebrity crush?

10. Do you have any siblings?

11. Do you have any children? 

12. What is your favourite genre of music?

13. Do you have a favourite author or book? 

14. What is your proudest achievement?

15. What is your biggest fear?

16. Who do you admire the most in your life? 

17. What is your star sign?

18. What was your favourite subject at school?

19. What is your favourite film?

20. What are your favourite hobbies? 

21. Do you have a favourite holiday destination or place? 

22. Where would you like to visit that you haven’t already? 

23. Your favourite childhood TV programme

24. Do you have a favourite TV show?

25. What is your favourite time of year?

26. What are your biggest aspirations?

27. What is your favourite comfort food?

28. What are your favourite self-care activities?

29. What is your happiest childhood memory? 

30. What are your pet peeves? 

31. Name 5 positive things about yourself

32. Do you have a favourite YouTube channel/Vlogger? 

33. What are your favourite social media accounts? 

34. Who is your favourite blogger? 

35. Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?

Thank you for taking part. I look forward to reading all your answers.

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