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As you know I don’t usually do many tags on Cookie Break, but since I’ve had an influx of new followers recently (HELLO!! *waves*) I thought this was a good moment to tell you all a bit more about myself πŸ™‚

I was tagged for this weeks ago by my lovely fellow writer and good friend Mollie – check out her blog if you haven’t already, it’s full of witty posts, adorable animals, and some truly amazing writing!

1. What is your middle name?
I don’t have one πŸ™ I’m open to ideas, though, I did always want one!

2. What was your favourite subject at school?
Art, it was the only thing I was good at. We didn’t have cool subjects like literature.

3. What is you favourite drink?

4. Favourite food?

EVERYTHING! It depends on my mood, but generally anything with cheese will do. I could also happily eat pasta and risotto every day for the rest of my life.

cheese 3

cheese 2 cheese 1
5. What is the last thing you bought?

Two folders – one for each new WIP. Orange for Immortals (temp. title), and a slightly larger green one for Soul of the Heart πŸ˜‰

6. Is there anything I should know?
I don’t know! Ask away if I’ve given you cause for concern.

7. Favourite colour?
Red? I used to be picky but now I like most colours. Hot pink is a little too girly for me, though.

8. Do you have any pets?
I have my Sellybean! Stay around this blog for long enough and I expect you’ll become well acquainted. Here she is getting between me and my draft-

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9. Favourite perfume?
I don’t wear perfume. I bought one ages ago which smells of cherry blossoms, but I keep forgetting to use it. The last time I remembered is months ago!

10. What was the last picture you took with your phone?


11. Do you speak any other languages?
I speak German more or less fluently. I’m teaching myself Japanese and am very far from fluent.

12. How many siblings do you have?
None. Although, wait, are we speaking biologically only? I do have a best friend who’s like a sister!

13. What is your favourite shop?



14. Favourite restaurant?

I don’t have a firm favourite, but depending on my mood anywhere selling burgers or Italian food will do. Or Japanese food – I love Wagamama! Or Ed’s Diner, I guess – I love their milkshakes and hot dogs!

I’m not picky πŸ™‚

15. What phone do you have?
Erm… An Android.

16. How tall are you?

5.4 – I was tall when I (and my feet at size 7) stopped growing in 6th or 7th grade, but I’m slowly coming to terms with being fairly short.

17. Can you cook?
I’m no professional cook by any means, but I’d like to think that I haven’t had a disaster in the kitchen for a while!


Baking counts, right? I make a good sponge cake.

18. Have you ever been stung by a bee?
I’ve never been stung by a bee, but I’ve been stung by a wasp once when I was little. It hurt like a bitch, but I was allowed to stay inside all day after and watch cartoons with ice cream, so there was an upside πŸ˜› My Mum says I stepped into a nest once when I was a toddler and got stung then, but I’m okay with not remembering that.

19. What is your best childhood memory?
Sleep-overs with my best friend. Being asked, repeatedly, to tidy my room and getting lost in a book instead.

20. How would your friends describe you?
I dunno, you’d have to ask them. The mental one?

21. Watch TV or read?

22. eBook or Paperback?

I do use both, but I prefer paperbacks. You can’t beat the smell of a new book, or the feel of its pages between your fingers <3 I do see the advantage to having a kindle when you only have a small bookshelf (like me), and my next book haul will be eBooks only, but I prefer paperbacks.

23. Plane or train?
Bus πŸ™‚ I hardly ever go anywhere by plane or train, but I take the bus every day to get into work.

24. What is your definition of family?
Your family isn’t defined by your genes. People you’re related to can be just as distant as that stranger you sometimes see on the other side of the road, while your friends and loved ones can be closer to you and mean more to you than your relatives.

25. Why did you choose to be a writer?
That’s like asking someone why they chose to be gay. I didn’t choose to be a writer, I just am.

born this way

Because I’m so behind on doing this I won’t tag anyone, but if you’d like to do this go ahead πŸ™‚ I’d appreciate it if you tagged me though so I can be nosy ^-^


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  1. I love PAPERCHASE too!!!! It’s such a great plate to buy stationery. I totally agree with your definition of ‘family’. And we can also agree on having no middle name πŸ™

    • It’s my Happy Place <3
      It wasn't a problem (well…. that may be a little too harsh now, too) before I moved here, because no one had middle names where I grew up but here? Everyone but me πŸ™

      • Yes, Paperchase is a very happy place for me!
        Haha, where I live some people have middle names and some don’t (that’s me!)
        It’s surprising how important middle names actually are.
        J.K Rowling’s name on her birth certificate is Joanne Rowling, but for the sake of publishing her book so that boys who didn’t read by female authors would read it, she took her grandmother’s name, Kathleen, as used it for her initials!

  2. Esther…Yvonne…Greysun…Isabelle… any of these work for your non-existent middle name? πŸ™‚ My oldest son doesn’t have one, either, since his bio father didn’t… But now he wants to choose one, despite his being 13… All the other kids he goes to school with have a middle name. It’s a cultural thing.

    Oh my gosh, another only child!!! So am I, and I can count on one hand how many other only children I’ve met. And don’t feel bad about your height – I measure 5 foot 1 on a good day πŸ˜›

    • Definitely! Only the older generation had middle names where I grew up, often several, but by my generation the trend had worn out. You don’t notice it so much when no one else has a middle name, but after I moved everyone did! It’s just me now πŸ™

      That does make me feel better! πŸ˜€ I like being short to be honest, I don’t think I’d make a very good tall girl.

      • It was a surprise to me that middle names aren’t automatically given in many cultures – when my son was born, I wanted to give him two names, and my ex-husband was like, “what’s the point?” He had made it through life without a middle name, he didn’t find it necessary. And I never use my middle name, as I don’t like it. (It just sounds too old-fashioned for my generation. So again it goes back to the time period you’re born in.)

  3. Good luck with the Japanese πŸ™‚ I taught myself for several months before taking it as a major at uni. It’s a long process, but it’s really fun, especially if you’re into their TV shows!

    • Thank you! I agree, it’s really fun and it’s so beautiful! When I learn a new language it can go one of two ways – either, my mind takes to it and just accepts it, or it doesn’t take to it and the vocab just won’t stick. Spanish was in the latter category. Japanese is in the first πŸ™‚

  4. So many amazing things to discover about you πŸ™‚ Teaching yourself Japanese sounds like a very big undertaking! Best of luck with that. I also prefer paperback to ebook. There’s nothing that can beat having the real thing in your hand, though I always pick the ebook if it’s the only choice available!
    That looks like a delicious sponge cake! Now, I feel the need for something sweet…
    Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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