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50 Things About Me

I love tags! Steph from BeautyLust tagged me to do this one – 50 things about myself! So, let’s get on with it then!

  1. I have one tattoo. On my right hand rib cage which I’ve had for a long time and I love so much as it means something so special to me, and reminds me to keep being who I am and having the same outlook each day. It really needs to be touched up though! I’ve already planned out my next two tattoos, which I mind end up merging into one.
    EDIT: I now have a second tattoo, a half mandala on my left forearm.
  2. I’m turning 28 this year. I actually feel a teeny bit scared about admitting that, as I know I’m a fair few years older than most of my blogging friends. How old do I look though?
  3. When I was in my teens (and !! before LOTR was a thing) Elijah Wood was my biggest crush. There is evidence that I had a huge crush on Leonardo DiCaprio too, but I believe Elijah had my heart.
  4. My favourite colour is Orange, but I never wear it.
  5. I have a fear of moths. Scary scary things.
  6. I have two furbabies (cats) called Sydney and Eddie. I got their names from the Bloodlines book series by Richelle Mead – nerd much?
  7. Favourite part of my body: My eyes.
  8. Both Graeme and I’s favourite childhood movie is Aladdin. He was in love with Jasmine, I was in love with Aladdin. So cute. <3

Aladdin! Laura Laura

  1. My number is 16.
  2. My first job was working at Kmart over a Christmas holiday break.
  3. Apart from in winter, I sleep naked. TMI? #sorrynotsorry
  4. I have an older sister called Rachel, she’s five years older than me. She is so beautiful and I’m so happy that she’s finally living in the same country as me again.
  5. I think my go to cocktail is a Chambord and Champagne cocktail. Classy and tasty. Can I have one now please?
  6. I am an Aries, and I am very much an Aries.
  7. Copying Steph on this one, because it’s true and I 100% agree… I truly believe that a being positive, optimistic and enthusiastic person makes you way more happy.
  8. My middle name is Helen.
  9. I dislike mushrooms. They’re gross unless hidden in things and I can’t taste or smell them.
  10. I’m really nosy, in the nicest way possible.
  11. I’m going to Japan in April this year! I’m so excited to travel and see my girl Fran. EDIT: Due to changes with my employment I’ve unfortunately had to cancel this trip to Japan. I’m beyond devastated and really sad I can’t go anymore.

Mt Fuji, Japan.

  1. I’m not good with scary movies or TV shows. Just don’t.
  2. When I was a kid I had an imaginary friend called Charlotte.
  3. I have been to 16 countries in the world (Not including New Zealand). Australia, Fiji, Tunisia, Spain, France, Italy, England, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, Vatican City, Greece, Dubai, United States and Mexico.

Top: England, Italy. Bottom: Tunisia, Switzerlan. Laura Laura
Top: England, Italy. Bottom: Tunisia, Switzerland

  1. My favourite food genre is probably Vietnamese followed closely by Thai.
  2. I loved the ocean and being near it. I don’t think I could live in the middle of an Island and have no access to it.
  3. I am the worst at crying at the TV or at movies. Seriously, a well done commercial could have me in tears.
  4. I have a diploma in Web Development and have been doing web things for over seven years.
  5. I wish I could be a singer or in a band. I should probably do something about this..
  6. I’ve only been to the very top of the South Island of New Zealand. I really would love to travel to Queenstown and see some sounds.
  7. My current perfume is Victoria by Victoria’s Secret.
  8. I love cats.

Cats cats cats

  1. I have four piercings. Ears x2, Nose, Top of ear (not sure what this is called). I used to have my tongue pierced but it deteriorated my gums too much so I decided to remove it.
  2. Speeches and public speaking are my idea of hell.
  3. I love helping people.
  4. I really like having my nails done but I’m not sure I really *get* nail polish.
  5. When I’m tired I get super grumpy, irrational and emotional – actually sorry.
  6. When I was growing up I wanted to be a Chef, Air Hostess or Hotel Manager.  I tried being a chef but my body couldn’t handle the temperature/heat. I’m too short/overweight to be an Air Hostess, and well, I’m still young, Hotel Manager could make it on to my resume.
  7. I want to see the pyramids in Eygpt before I die.
  8. As a teenager, I always thought I would end up in New York and the words to City Love by John Mayer would come true for me.
  9. Graeme and I got married in 2011, and wore a purple dress on my wedding day.

Wedding Photo - Laura Laura

  1. If I had a super power, it’d definitely be being able to transform my shape into any animal and back again.
  2. I did Jazz Ballet as a kid.
  3. I love to meditate and wish I did it more often.
  4. I hardly ever get my hair cut because I hate spending lots of money on getting it cut, and I also feel awkward watching myself sit there while someone cuts it. The only part I enjoy is when it get’s washed by someone else and there is a head massage.
  5. I would pay someone to give me a head massage daily.
  6. I love rings.
  7. My favourite piece of jewellery is my engagement ring which Graeme got made for me.
  8. My current obsession is focusing on the health of my nails and trying to grow them.
  9. I used to work as a bartender on a boat.
  10. My favourite herb is coriander.
  11. My favourite girls name is Ana, and my favourite boys name is Dimitri. (Bonus points to who knows why)

This was so much fun to do, and actually a lot harder than I thought to write out! I hope it wasn’t too boring and you learnt a little something about me.  

I’m tagging Dani, Rachel and Lizzy to do this tag, but also anyone else who is keen to do it.

Laura xx

27 Comments
  • So many of these answers I was like “yeeesss… YES!” to! (I totally wanted to be a singer in a band. I still DO want to be a singer in a band! How unfortunate that I have the vocal capabilities of a walrus.) This was such a delightful read, Laura. Who doesn’t want to learn more about people that they adore?!

    • You’re so sweet Corrine <3 Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm pretty sure that your singing voice isn't that bad! Graeme says I have a nice singing voice, but I'm not sure I can trust the husband 'nice' over a real world nice! haha

  • what a great post Laura, so cool to get to know you a little better and see that we have lots of little things in common (coriander, cats, Aladdin…) also loved the photos of your travels! πŸ™‚
    all of those countries are on my wanderlust list.

    and your favourite names for a girl and a boy… is it because of the Anastasia animation? πŸ˜‰

    thanks for tagging me, I’ll start working on my post hehe.

    • Woo! Thanks for doing the tag Dani, I loved learning more about you xx And yes, Ana and Dimitri are from the Anastasia movie, ever since I saw that movie I wanted to name my babies after them!

  • beautylust

    Love your tag pretty lady πŸ™‚ I think I love number 8, 21 & 46 :p and are they your fave names cos of the movie Anastasia???? πŸ˜€

  • Christel Hansen

    That would be a pretty friggen badass super power!! I just did this tag too, geez it was hard. I never knew I was so boring hahahaha πŸ˜€ oxoxoxo

    • I reckon it’s a great superpower! If I want to fly somewhere I cant, or If I want to crawl into small spaces I can. It’d be cool if whatever I was holding/wearing came along with me. *could steal lots of money* lol

  • I’m totally afraid of moths!! Actually I relate to a lot of things on your list!! I’ve never met anyone who is scared of moths too though so this makes me feel better πŸ™‚ Now to start my list… !!!

  • Amber Holyoake

    50 is so many! Well done on that, I couldn’t do any more than 20 I think haha. Was your wedding dress purple or did you change into the purple dress later on?

    • Haha 50 is a lot, took me a few days!
      My wedding dress was purple because we ‘eloped’ – well, did it at the registry office and I didn’t fancy wearing a big white gown there!

      • Amber Holyoake

        That’s so cute πŸ™‚ My mum actually had a purple dress for her second wedding!

  • Love the post laura! High five to 28! I just hit that number. You’ve made me feel old for a beauty blogger…haha
    I can relate to so much in this post. Coriander, public speaking**

  • I never knew orange was your favourite colour!
    Also, you look amazing in your photo in Harrods. Really beautiful.

    • Thanks Sam <3 I was so young and about 4 dress sizes smaller. I do love just how relaxed and happy I look though πŸ™‚

  • Speeches and public speaking are literally the worst things ever :/ Sydney, Eddie and Dimitri are all great names, love the Bloodline series.

    • Yay! A fellow Richelle Mead fan. I am probably the worst fan though, I still haven’t read Silver Shadows or the Ruby Circle. I’ll get there πŸ˜›
      I really wanted to name Eddie, Dimitri… wasn’t allowed though πŸ™

  • Number 25: I feel like I have this memory of us both having a cry at something on TV and trying not to show each other we were crying while we were at the hotel in Melbourne last year.. did this happen or is it my imagination?

    I’m pretty good at not crying in general, but throw in an old person and I’ll be blubbering so hard. OLD PEOPLE Y U SO MOVING?

    • HAHAHA omg I think I remember this! It was like a really long advert and we were both like, omg wat after it! #tears

  • purple wedding dress wooooo! I love it. I hate moths as well – eek!

  • Francesca

    <3 <3 <3 CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!

  • Hannah Merceanu

    I love this Laura. I feel like I learnt so much about you! Orange is one of my two favourite colours! Number 50 – Anastasia? That was my favourite movie as a kid and Anastasia is one of the names I have picked out for my future daughter. I think I’m going to finally get around to doing this tag. x

  • Matthew Percival

    You did very well Laura. Even though I lived with you for a year I didn’t know most of those!

  • 28? Girl, you’re so young! I’m 31, I feel like I’m old enough to be the mom of some bloggers haha