This week I was very fortunate to have been nominated by the lovely Hazel of Strand on Beautyfor a Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
Thank-you Hazel for thinking of me, I’m not sure that I’m inspiring and there is a queue of people lining up who work with me dying to confirm this but it’s lovely all the same. The opportunity to link up with of few other bloggers who I read on a regular basis - to share my interests and unearth a few dark facts is very welcome here on my own little corner of the Internet!
Here are the rules:
Link back to the person who nominated you √
List the rules √
Share 7 things or facts about yourself √
Nominate 7 other blogs and comment on their blogs to let them know you have nominated them and provide a link to your post √
Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the person who nominated you. √
As I'm sure the people I work with me are hoping my deepest darkest facts are not going to be revealed here - sorry guys and gals.
Hmm 7 things about me – it’s hard to think of anything interesting that I’d be happy to share!
1. I have the longest tongue ever - in fact I put the members of Kiss to shame. It seems to be a family trait as all of my sisters have freakishly long tongues for their age!
2. I'm petrified of hairdressers - I really don't like going and having my hair cut. Aged about 6 I asked the barber for a trim as my dad stood behind me indicating I needed a skinhead. I looked like a cross between a peanut and weird egg. Not a good look.
3. I work in PR - I practice the dark arts of media management. I like to think successfully, my bosses may say something different.
4. I swear like a docker after a night on the tiles. I'm not sure why, but I find that when ranting in the office it soothes my nerves, lowers my blood pressure and gets my point across quite succinctly.
5. I have a blood pressure like a cricket score - at the last check it was 221/112.
6. I'm ever so slightly OCD about creases in clothes or having cat hair on them. The people who know this use it to wind me up so much I wish I'd never told them. If I've been slightly irritable at work a colleague will pass a comment such as "did you iron that shirt this morning or what?" knowing that it will have me fretting all day.
7. I'm paranoid about smelling - you may have guessed from the content of this blog, but I really am bad. It stems from my first ever boss. We worked with an overweight lady, aged around 24/25. I was 16.
To be blunt, she smelt really bad. Wore the same clothes every day for six months, clearly didn't use any deodorant or wash her hair. It was vile being in the same office.
After returning from a two week holiday she had transformed - clean clothes, washed hair and deodorant and perfume. Result.
How did my boss tackle this sensitive issue? In front of the team while I had been away he announced that he thought I had terrible hygiene issues and as I had been away for a week and the smell was still as strong as ever it must have been Brenda (names have been changed to protect the very guilty) who shared my office.
Just the thought that people may talk about me smelling at all left me on edge and has done to this day.
Yes, I probably should see a therapist!
I read a large number of blogs - some on sport, some on fashion (and boy do I need the advice) and other beauty blogs. Sorry if I haven't included you here, but these are my seven choices I recommend you take a look at: