Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Seven Things About Me

I was tagged my @melspur from Twitter on her blog to give this a go - I am not the most interesting person ever, but I will give it a go...


1. I am 28 years old and I have been married to my husband, Paul, 31 since Valentine's Day 2000. He was my best friend's penpal and she invited him over to a party (he is originally from Alresford, Hampshire) on 15th May 1999, we clicked and then from there we never looked back. Several month later, he moved here to Liverpool and we got married on Valentine's Day (14th February) 2000. We have an 8 year old son called David and we plan for more in the future.


2. My claim to fame is that I have been in the Liverpool Echo twice - once when I was a teenager doing a book review with my best friend and another person for our school and the other time was a special on how me and Paul were the youngest couple getting married on Valentine's Day (I was 17 and he was 20).


3. I have a massive interest in the paranormal, UFOlogy and all similar things. I intend to take accredited courses in UFOlogy and Parapsychology in the near future in the hope that I can expand my self-taught knowledge further and maybe even write for a publication on those topics or start my own publication. After all, I am a budding writer - I enjoy writing short stories, poetry, and of course, blogging.


4. I am fascinated with Ancient Egypt. Even now, Egypt is a country with a rich and mysterious culture. But, the main thing for me is how something so astonishing and amazing, i.e. a pyramid could have a) been built so magnificently when technology now could not even duplicate it and b) how they have stood the test of time. I aspire to visit the Great Pyramids at some time in my life, hopefully soon. I also want to take a course in Egyptology and maybe even Archaeology as I have toyed with the idea on many occasions of doing this on a professional basis.


5. I am a massive sci-fi fan. My favourite programme ever being The X-Files, for which I made my own fan forum at http://www.TheXFilesStory.info which has unfortunately been spammed to death despite my best attempts of preventing it! I collect anything to do with it - I have all of the VHS (video) box sets, DVD box sets, trading cards (including some specials, but still a long way short of a full set), magazines, comics, signed photo's, clocks, watches, figures - you name it, I've got it. Despite watching many TV programmes in my life, I have only ever found 3 that I would call favourites - 1) The X-Files 2) Medium 3) ReGenesis - I am very fussy and particular when it comes to favourites.


6. I collect autographs. I have a massive selection - anything from my favourite TV programme stars to footballers, rugby players etc. I've been writing off for them and collecting then since I was about 8 years old!


7. Other random tidbits worth giving a mention as I can't think of anything significant to note: a) I have never been on holiday abroad (as you can't really count Wales as it is still in the UK) - I have never been on a plane b)I am scared of heights c) I recently became a keen fan of growing my own fruit and vegetables d) I am a budding entrepeneur e) I collect coins f) I have recently become an obsessive comper g) I am very opinionated h) I am a bit of a conspiracy theorist at times i) I enjoy cooking j) I collect Monopoly board games k) I enjoy horror films - the gorier the better


I am now supposed to tag some people to give it a go, but I am not one to tag people in things like this, so I just hope instead that some people will follow suit and we can all learn something about each other.

17 comments:

  1. Fab post Yvonne, it's always been my dream to visit the pyramids too as I have also been forever intrigued by how they managed to build them. I hope we both achieve this dream one day.

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  2. it is great to read omething about you and the aray of hobbies you have i also ued to collect autographs

    mrstracey1972

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  3. I've never been on a plane either yet my daughter has been all round the world. Never mind what will be will be.
    @bakingapple

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  4. Hi...just found you on Twitter and thought I'd pop across! Great list. I also am a gory horror film fan, obsessive comper and conspiracy theorist! Your romantic story of meeting and marrying your husband is lovely! :)
    My list is at: http://www.insidethewendyhouse.blogspot.com if you fancy dropping by!

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  5. I can see you are joining the dots - but i wont say any more here - people can't handle an alternative way of thinking to what they are spoon fed from birth - you know what I'm saying! Don't want any one to think we're nutters now do we!

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  6. Hiya, I have also NEVER flown. I used to work in a travel shop, selling travel tickets, and now work in a luggage shop selling the suitcases to air passengers...... The number of times people look at me like I've got the plaugue or something when I say I've never flown!

    (juliejesta)

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  7. Great 7 things: love this meme - see mine at http://www.bloggomy.blogspot.com

    Thanks xx

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  8. Fab post - it's nice to hear about people lives other than comping.

    xx

    sandy (compingqueen)

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  9. Hi yvonne, i have never been abroad or on a plane either tho i would love too,lovely story about you and your husband and how you met,and being so young,very sweet xx

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  10. Great to know more about you, Yvonne! I can understand fascination with Egypt. I am big fan of medieval architecture and am always amazed how these buildings were created at a time when logistics, apparatus, etc., were so much more primitive compared to now. However, quality has stood the test of time!

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  11. From your twitter avatar I guessed you were a fan of Stargate - it gave me a fascination with Egypt as well!

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  12. I've been getting into growing my own veg for the past couple of years- very rewarding. @ericahughes

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  13. It was very interesting reading about your life. How very romantic that you were married on St Valentine's Day. And now that you are as you say "an obsessive comper" perhaps you will soon win travel vouchers which you will be able to use to visit Egypt and the Great Pyramids. The only reason I have been abroad so many times is because over the years I have won holiday prizes. Good Luck. @VictoriaPlum953

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  14. Hi Yvonne, just joined your site through Twitter @emmabo26. Big sci-fi fan here as well! I just had a look at your X Files forum, looks great :) Must have a proper read of it tonight...

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  15. You are very interesting! Have you managed to grow any fruit and veg this year? I have not seen any ghosts/aliens (I don't think!)

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  16. Great to know more about you, I love horror movies too,I used to say the gorier the better but find as I am getting older, I hide behind my hands more and more, lol

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