My De Beauvoir Diaries - The Journal Get to know me better

I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but I have introduced another new category to the blog. It’s called ‘The Journal’ and will consist of posts on a more personal note. My very first post in this category I published back in April, where I talked about how I learnt to deal with loss and grief after my Dad passed away. In the first instant I felt apprehensive introducing a personal category, but after I received such a lovely response from you guys, it spurred me on to open up a bit more.

So… in today’s journal entry, I am going to answer the questions from the popular ‘get to know me’ (21 questions) tag that I have seen many other bloggers take part in. As I’m a bit late to the party, I wont be tagging anybody else to do this; I will just answer the questions myself and give you the opportunity to get to know me better. See what I did there?!

Here goes…

1. Are you named after anyone? Nope. My Mum wanted to call me Natasha, but my Dad wanted to call me Hayley. So I was named Hayley Natasha.

2. When was the last time you cried? When I went to visit my Dads grave a couple of week ago; I sat there and cried for about half an hour. I felt better afterwards though, it really is good to let it out sometimes.

3. Do you have kids? No.

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? I like to think so. I believe in treating people how you would like to be treated, so hopefully I’d think I was a nice person.

5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Pretty much constantly! My Dad was the most sarcastic person in the world. I definitely take after him.

6. Will you ever bungee-jump? I have never done it before, but yes I definitely would.

7. What’s your favourite cereal? I’m not a big fan of cereal to be honest, or breakfast type food for that matter, but if I had to choose one I’d say cheerios.

8. What’s the first thing you notice about people? Teeth, definitely teeth. Followed closely by shoes.

9. What is your eye colour? Blue.

10. Scary movie or happy endings? Scary movies give me nightmares; I know I’m such a wuss. Happy endings, all day.

11. Favourite smells? Fresh bread and coffee.

12. Summer or winter? I love summer, but I’d have to say winter. When it’s cold but also sunny, that’s my all time favourite weather.

13. Computer or television? Computer; I spend far too much of my time in front of a computer though; but I can also watch TV on my computer. Is that cheating?

14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? The furthest I’ve travelled outside of the UK would be Nevada in the US.

15. Do you have any special talents? Hmmm. I’m going to say no, but now I feel disappointed lol. There must be something?!

16. Where were you born? Manchester in the UK.

17. What are your hobbies? Writing on this blog is my favourite hobby, of course, and I like to work out at the gym and go running outside.

18. Do you have any pets? No, I’m actually allergic to animal hair, which is rubbish as I’d really like a dog one day.

19. Favourite movie? One film that I watched quite recently, that I thought was excellent, was Captain Philips. It made me cry my eyes out at the end.

20. Do you have any siblings? Yes, one older sister called Natalie.

21. What do you want to be when you grow up? I wanted to be an air hostess. I guess I thought I could travel the world and get paid for it!

There you have it! I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I have loved reading all of yours.

Have a great Friday and a fabulous weekend.

X Hayley


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