Saturday, 1 July 2017

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Me



My blog is now coming up to its 2nd birthday. Then I thought that even though I post quite a lot here no my blog, I have never really let you know much about me. I think in the past there has been the off Q&A where I have told you the basics about me. So, I thought I would do a post which is a little different for me and open up to you a little more.
I don’t just want to answer the normal questions, I want to let you know some more obscure things that you wouldn’t normally find out about me in just a normal post. I won’t ramble on because I don’t want to make this post into something really long. I will just jump into it…
1)    I used to live in Dubai. Because of my dad’s job me and my family have been very lucky that we have been able to travel and stay in some stunning places. Dubai was one of the places where we went. We were there for 3 years. It was amazing. At the time when we were there it was very much a country still under construction. It didn’t look how it did now, but I still loved it. It was hot and sunny and I got to “home study”, which was amazing for me. I have been back in the last couple of years and it has changed so much. I will always remember how much I loved it there and how friendly the locals were!

2)    I only had two driving lessons. Driving was something that I took to really easily. I passed my theory test before having any lessons and passed first time. I then went on and started my lessons and after my first lesson where my instructor evaluated me, he said I should book my test (thinking that I wouldn't get one for a couple of weeks). Little did he know that I booked a test for the following week. We had one more two hour lesson and then I took my test, I just find the whole driving thing to be incredibly natural to me, even my manoeuvres were incredibly easy to me.
3)    I have a degree in history. History has always been a massive passion of mine. It is just that nerdy side of me that wants to know everything about everything that I can possibly know about. I did my degree when I was 16 because I flew through school. I loved every moment of it. I would love to go back and do my masters if things ever seem to calm down and I get a change to give it 100%. I just love learning something new. My passion is Italian history, I know everything that I could possibly fit in my head. Everything about the emperors, the Vatican, the art and the architecture, I just love history!
4)    My own dad once accidently crushed my legs with his car. Funny story actually… well it is now 15 years later. My dad had just been and bought a brand-new Jaguar. It was the best car that money could buy at the time. One day we went out shopping and he was trying to reverse park but hadn’t quite gauged how long the car was. So he made me get out and stand behind the car, in front of the wall and he said to tap the back of the car when he was close enough. I tapped and in the end I hit the car, he couldn’t hear it. what he did hear was me screaming when he pinned me in-between his car and the wall. I shattered both of my shins, I still don’t think my mum has forgiven him for this!
5)    I was accepted into the Royal Ballet School in London. I had trained for years to finally get my place in the Royal Ballet School. I did ballet from been 3 all the way up to 18. I did all of my grades and there was nothing in the world that I enjoyed more. Honestly when I got the news it was the best day ever. Then one day when I was out running I broke my ankle and it shattered my chances of going. Something like that isn’t a huge deal normally but when you go on your pointe shoes you can feel the strain because it never fully heals.
6)    I have an eidetic memory. When I was at school I was a nerd, there is no other way to describe it. To be honest I really disliked school because of how easy I found it. Everything in my mind just seemed to make sense really easily, if a teacher said something once it would stick in my mind and I would be able to do it straight away. Some people really wanted to kill me for it but I just couldn’t help it. It wasn’t until I was older and I went under assessment that I was told I had an eidetic memory. It basically just means that anything that I see, I can understand.
7)    I suffer with OCD. My form of OCD doesn’t mean that I bleach the toilets 80 times a day or standing turning the light switch on and off. For me it is centred around organisation. Everything that I do in my day to day life has to be methodical and planned out. Then as the day goes by I will remove things and it helps to ease my mind. If something crops up out of the blue though and I have to leave the house or go somewhere that isn’t planned it really knocks me and my mind ends up such a muddle. If you don’t have it you really can’t understand it for me, but it is like having an itch that I can’t scratch and it only gets worse at times when I am under a lot of stress.
8)    My long-term plan is to move to Italy. I have always loved Italy as long as I can remember. It is somewhere that I have always travelled to over the years and mine and my boyfriend’s favourite place to go on holiday because there is so much to see. We already have an ISA set up so that even if it is 30 years away we have a nice little nest egg for it. Lake Como is the dream. My nonno used to live there when I was little and I can just remember it been the most stunning place that I have ever been.
9)    I was in Tunisia at the time of the terror attacks. Not only was in Tunisia, but I was in the resort next door to where the shooting happened. It was probably the scariest thing that I have ever been though. We were all forced into our rooms and was told to push things over them to seal them until we heard anything else. It was safer for us to be separate than for them to put all the guests together, just in case anything did happen. I will never forget having to ring my mum and dad and explain to them what was happening. Even though I knew I was pretty safe at the time we didn’t know that the gunman would be arrested, all we knew is that he was on the loose and he could get anywhere. As I hung up I told them that I loved them and tried to keep my cool. Good job there was a vodka and whisky optic in our hotel room. It ended up taking us a week to finally get a flight home. It was a horrific holiday.
10)   I despise modern music. When it comes to music I like pretty much every genre except for modern chart music. I am sorry but I am pretty sure that most of it doesn’t even class as music, it is abysmal. I know loads of people disagree with me but I have always been the same. My favourite bands are The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oasis and The Stone Roses. Just good bands that make good music. I won’t get into it because I can end up ranting and probably cause WWIII in the comments and it just isn’t worth it. Just know, that I hate that kind of music. Give me Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin any day over bloody Lunch Money Lewis!
There you have it, 10 things that you probably didn’t know about me. I hope this post was pretty interesting and something different for you. I am really trying again with my blog now after my little break and I really want you all to get to know me a little better!
Make sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know something obscure about you!
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12 comments

  1. I love posts like this they are so interesting! I love how you have a history degree that is so good! I love history especially in Italy, its incredible!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. I just find history so interesting, I could ramble on about it all day!

      Danielle xx

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  2. Loved learning more about you Danielle, I honestly can't believe your dad basically ran you over!! He must have felt awful bless him, definitely a good story to tell though 15 years later!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed the post!
      He did feel awful, it was worse for him when he had to ring my mum and tell her what had happened!

      Danielle xx

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  3. I am SO jealous that you lived in Dubai! how amazing!! xx

    sophiejc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Back then it was very different to how it is today, but still stunning!

      Danielle xx

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  4. I really like reading these sorts of posts!
    You got your legs crushed!
    That is really not cool! It is amazing how the human body can bounce back when you are young though.
    I am sure it really hurt.
    I also want to move overseas too - to Japan.
    I am learning Japanese and have been for 4 years.
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

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    1. I have a friend who speaks Japanese and it is such a complex and impressive language, I could listen to him talk all day long!

      Danielle xx

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  5. This was honestly the most interesting post I've read in a really long time! I REALLY want to move to the UAE in the future and seeing you've had a great experience is awesome. Also, I'm just taking my driving lessons and it'll take me much more than just 2!

    Have a lovely day!

    xx Kris
    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you Kris, I am so glad that you enjoyed the post!
      The UAE is incredible, I think that everybody needs to go there and see it for itself!

      Danielle xx

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  6. Oh my god that story with your shins and your dad, that's awful!! Although it does make for a good story, haha.
    My dad actually was reversing his car once and my foot was behind one of the wheels, he stopped right as the wheel went on top of my foot! So glad he didn't break it, I call that foot my bionic foot now because it had the weight of a car on it and it didn't break :p

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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    1. You must have a foot of steel!
      I still hold it over my dad to this day, it has helped me to get my own way on many occasions!

      Danielle xx

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