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Thursday, 7 February 2013

50 Random Facts About Me | Tag


Hiddely-ho folks! So. I've seen this '50 random facts about me' thing going on just recently and I thought it was about time I got my teeth into a little personal/life related post! I really struggled thinking of 25 let alone 50! But nevertheless I persevered, racked my little brain and I got there in the end.. You may have also seen on Twitter that I got to the end of this post and accidentally deleted every single word of it like the complete clumsy little elf I am.. So I've had to think of 50 facts about me, twice over! A task and a half I'm sure you can imagine..

1.  My hair is naturally poker straight.

2. I've always had fairly light hair and I had white 'barbie' hair up until the age of about 10/11.

3. I love watching prison documentaries. Or anything with Louie Theroux in. If a programme has a title containing something along the lines of  'the world's worst prisons' then the record button is most certainly pressed. And well, if Louie Theroux is presenting said programme then Oh My Goodness it's a dream come true.

4. I have a teeny-tiny mole underneath the ridge of my bottom lip that always gets mistaken for a biro mark. 

5.  I used to really want to be an air hostess. Up until the age of 11 when i decided half-way to Florida that I was actually scared of flying.

6. Which brings me on to my next point... I'm fascinated by all things travel related. If I hadn't gone to uni to study graphic design I would have probably pursued a career in travel & tourism. There's just something that's really captured me about travel from a very young age - I even went to great lengths to get a work placement in a travel agent at 15! I think working abroad would be an amazing experience.

7. My favourite colour is blue.

8. I love ice hockey. Watching it. Not playing it.

9. I'm an only child. Although I wouldn't describe myself as a 'typical only child'.

10. My lucky number is 4.

11.  I made my best friend watch 'Bend It Like Beckham' with me over and over again when we were younger simply because Jonathon Rhys Meyer's accent made me swoon.

12.  I love elephants. I adore them. I think they're beautiful. I'd have a pet one if it was physically possible.

13. When I was a very young child I used to carry a toy hoover around with me everywhere. (wahhh strange..) I used to love my wooden toy farm and Polly Pockets were the best thing since sliced bread!

14. My first crush was on Leonardo Di Caprio and me and one of my school friends used to sit and watch 'The Beach' everytime we had a sleepover. What a dish.

15.  I'm terrified of cockroaches. The way they move, the way their little whisker things flail around in the dark and how evil they look. They disgust me.

16.  I hate it when people speak in overly posh accents like they're the queen or something. It's almost like they put it on and it really annoys me. Unless of course they are actually the Queen. That's fine...

17. I love cats. All of them. Even the grumpy ones.

18. I have a weakness for Chinese takeaways.

19. I have a massive sombrero hat underneath my bed. I bought one thinking it was hilarious when on holiday. I obviously didn't think about the practicality of bringing it home again..

20.  I love cheesecake. Any kind but vanilla is best! The Cheesecake Shop is my favourite sweet treat.

21. I could watch the TV series 'Benidorm' on repeat. I don't know why I love it so much. I guess it's because it's easy watching!

22. I can't wait to have my own place to decorate. Going to IKEA is my idea of a smashing day out.. even if it is for the free pencils and a hot dog at the end.

23. I love airports. When i was little I remember my parents taking me to the airport cafe so I could sit and listen to the 'airplane' noises for a little while.

24. I kept a diary every day when I was in year 8. I still have it and sometimes have a read back through it for jokes and giggles. Every single page is either about boys or my hatred of PE lessons as I was completely useless at it (i once twisted my arm attempting to do a 'vault' over a tiny little stool and I knocked down the entire high jump and landed in a heap on the gym floor - PE was definitely not my forte!) Funny how not being able to hit the ball in rounders was the only thing I had to worry about back then...

25.  I'm a bit of an art geek. I could happily spend a whole afternoon trawling round art galleries and having arty-farty conversations with strangers...

26. I really want to get into Graphic Design or Illustration when I finish uni. I want a job I enjoy doing for a living.

27. I don't drink a lot of alcohol. It just doesn't agree with me. I stop drinking once I feel tipsy and move onto soft drinks! I just can't take my drink very well... who says you can't have a good night out on Sprite!?

28. I hate mayonnaise. I cant eat anything with it on. Even if it's just a little droplet of the stuff.

29.  I collect children's books as I love the illustrations in them. My favourites being 'Where The Wild Things Are' and 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea'. 'The Rainbow Fish' doesn't go a miss either...

30. I hate people listening to me on the telephone if I'm having a full blown conversation!

31. I hate horror movies. Or anything overly 'jumpy' - they bring on my panic attacks! Give me a rom-com any day...

32. I loved English Language at school and I used to look forward to any creative writing lessons. Actual Swot.

33. I once dyed my hair black on a whim because I love Mila Kunis' hair. It looked effing awful and I kept it for all of 12 hours. It took ages to get it back to a half decent colour.  One of the worst beauty mistakes I ever made.

34. My car's name is Mirabelle. Whenever I go anywhere I tap her on the steering wheel before I get out as if to say 'thankyou' for being such a good car! Ahaha.. weirdo..

35. I love crisps. I'd eat them over chocolate anyday and will happily sit and scoff packets one after the other.

36. I am so forgetful. I forget everything and anything. I have post-it notes all over my bathroom mirror and I even have to put them on the back of my iPhone so I remember things.  I almost always still forget. I've heard it gets worse as you get older.. so at 22 I have no hope!

37. If something annoys me I find it very difficult not to speak up. I'm not a confrontational person at all.. in fact - I hate arguments. But if I'm really against something or if I have something to say I like to speak up for myself.

38.  I'm addicted to buying bikinis! I buy ridiculous amounts of them and as a result now have to dedicate a whole drawer in my bedroom to them.  It's silly really seeing as I only ever wear them when i'm abroad.. but they're something I enjoy buying and I have one for every single mood and 'level of tan' possible!

39. I used to ask Santa Claus for a donkey every year when I was little. Never got one.

40. I love summer and sunny days put me in a reet good mood in an instant!

41. I hate coffee. I hate the smell of it on people's breaths and I find the taste awful! I like the smell of it when it's in the mug though..

42.  I love perfumes. I have a drawer full of them!! and yes.. i use them all!!

43.  I struggle to say the word 'squirrel'

44. I am the biggest home bird you will ever meet.  I love being cosy at home and it's very rare I will venture out of my house once the pyjamas have gone on. I much prefer nights in to nights out!

45. I've become a secret fan of watching Question Time. But it often gets my back up!

46.  I love Greece. I love it's simplicity and the whole culture surrounding it. I think it's very endearing and it holds a special place in my heart.

47.  I have a fascination with abandoned places. There's an abandoned theme park near me and I used to go there when I was a child. There's not much left of it now - it's being built on in the near future but there's something a bit spooky about places that used to be full of people that are now completely deserted. I'm still yet to find someone who wants to go with me. Suppose it is a bit strange though .. 'oh hey.. fancy taking a trip to that huge expanse of un-used land with me?' hmmm..

48. I'm crap at maths. But i'm pretty snappy with percentages! I must have been very selective with what I learnt in Maths lessons.. I'm a whizz when it comes to working out how much discount i'll get off something in Topshop. Sod algebra! 

49.  I love reading books about crime and grisly stuff! I think I secretly want to be a member of CSI...

50.   I love wearing heels. I wear them most days.. even if it's just a little one... I lack in the height department so an extra bit of tall-ness allows me to feel like I mean business!



A massive pat on the back to you if you actually made it to the end! Do i share any of these random things in common with any of you?!
  


76 comments:

  1. i love these posts haha, i'm also really forgetful!


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    1. me too! Ive read so many this week! haha
      Im awful with forgetting stuff.. :( x

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  2. Found this really interesting!:)xo

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  3. I share so many of these with you! Especially 22, I love ikea too, it's one of my favourite places. I can't wait to have my own house so I decorate it all either! :)

    xxxx

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    1. IKEA is the best isn't it! I love looking at interiors on pinterest too! x

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  4. Haha you're so funny, love the name of your car! ;)

    I'm also terrible at forgetting things!

    I've done this post over on my blog if you want to have a cheeky read?

    http://the-life-edit.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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    1. Haha thanks Bryony! Its a pretty name for a car isn't it :P

      I shall pop on over now! I love reading these too! xx

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  5. "35. I love crisps. I'd eat them over chocolate anyday and will happily sit and scoff packets one after the other."

    That is me all over haha, you can't just have one packet it definately needs to be two! Love your blog :) xxx

    Imperfetto-x.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahhh finally someone else who has a love for crisps! :P
      My friends all think im a nutter when i sit there with my family bags of quavers! :P

      Thankyou Kristen xx

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  6. Got so much in common Beth haha! Had a little chuckle at this too,
    Cockroaches are the blooming worse, blue's my fav colour too :) & I'm a crisp addict haha seriously need to do something about that! loved reading this post :) xxx

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    1. haha glad you had a little chuckle Gem!
      Theyre awful arent they! They make me squirm!! Literally if one comes on the TV i cant look at it! lol
      xx

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    1. AND we share the same name haha. Twinnies! x

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  8. There actually are quite a few things we have in common :) Really enjoyed reading your facts, they made me giggle! 39 has to be my fave though haha xx

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    1. haha its gutting isnt it :P he couldn't ever fit a donkey into his sleigh apparently .. :(
      Glad you enjoyed it beaut xx

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  9. Awww i LOVED reading this you beaut :P and love the bit about being a swot in creative writing ;) i would say we are very similar lovely apart from the prison things :P

    Love Emily xxxxxxxxx

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    1. aww thanks BEAUTY!! :) Haha are you not a fan of the prison things ;)? :P i suppose that one is a little bit weird - have no idea where it came from! We are very similar though arent we! x

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  10. I found this so interesting, but i have to say i actually love coffee but i agree with you when you say it smells awful on peoples breath, it truly does! i too wish for a pet elephant. When i was little we used to name all our cars! in fact when i couldn't think of a name for one of them it became 'coco 2' after our previous car which was obviously the 'coco'. haha anyways great post, it made me smile!

    xxx

    andshesaidwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. aw thanks so much Olivia! Never met anyone with the same desire for a pet elephant :P lol hahaha made me laugh about 'the coco' - i know what you mean - my next car will probably be 'Mirabelle 2' - i dont think i will ever top that name! i love it! :P xx

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  11. I love reading these posts, im so nosey :/ I love ikea as well , i could spend ages in there just wandering around !

    Beautiful Dreams

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    1. Ahh ikea is just fabulous isnt it :) I love reading them too ! Ive spent hours reading them the past couple of nights lol xx

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  12. Haha this post made me laugh so much, especially the abandoned place fact!! :)
    Loved all these, some good ones there! Love leo dicaprio too, I will never forgive Rose for letting him go off that plank of wood in Titanic! xxx

    http://xosarah-loves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. haha this made me giggle! such a weird obsession i have with abandoned things!
      Oh goodness i will never forgive her either - i'd have clung on to him for dear life! literally! x

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  13. I love number 47, and I didn't actually realise it until I read that but I am exactly the same! Shame I don't live nearer I'd come with you haha!

    Chloe x
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    1. this made me laugh! SUCH a shame you don't live near me we could have gone exploring round the abandoned theme park! haha it fascinates me no end! xx

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  14. Wow, we have quite alot in common, especially the airports, did graphic design at uni, forgetfull, 12 n 22! and more...lol.

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    1. haha - the airport thing has been there since i was little! Dont know why! Sounds like we have quite a bit in common! :) x

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  15. i love these posts! we need more tags like this :)
    im such A homebird too, nothing better than a night in with your pjs & a good tv programme :)
    xxxx

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    1. We do dont we! Ive enjoyed reading everyone's! It has to be the best tag ive read in ages because there's so much room for creativity and its so bloody interesting having a nosey at random facts on folk! haha
      Oh definitely nothing better than a night in with the jammies on :_) x

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  16. So many things in common with you! Haha.. but, how is your hair so lovely and wavy if it's naturally poker straight? JEALOUS!
    Oh, and my car is called Ruby and if I change up a gear too quickly I stroke the steering wheel and apologise to her..

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    1. Haha i do that too! Or if I go over a speed bumb too quickly :P
      I curl it every day! Or if i let it dry in a bun it keeps its wave pretty well - its quite versatile but i hardly ever leave it straight because it doesn't last as well between washes... what a tramp :P haha xx

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  17. I love Chinese take out too! x

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    1. ahh its just the best isnt it :) x

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  18. I am obsessed with prison documentaries too, and I just don't know why but every time a prison documentaries on I'm persuading my flat mates to let me watch it! The rainbow fish and the Tiger who came to tea were my ultimate favourite childhood books...I'm glad someone else appreciates them too!xx

    maddie-elizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Theyre fabulous books :)!
      I have to persuade people to watch them too - theyre fascinating! x

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  19. Awww we're so similar Beth!! I totally had a crush on Leonardo Dicaprio too - such a babe!! I'm totally the same with being confrontational too - I hate arguing but when people annoy me I find it hard to bite my tounge!! Also loved English when I was at school and I HATE horror movies haha!! We're defo twinnies ;) x x x.

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    1. haha Leonardo and Gareth Gates! We had the same crushes as young'uns then :P
      we are ridiculously similar :) xx

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  20. OMG I used to watch Bend it Like Beckham over and over again as I loved Jonathon Rhys Meyers. He's so gorgeous.. I love elephants too, I rode two when I was in India. They're so beautiful, with the longest fluttery eyelashes. Also dyed my hair black.. as I wanted to look like Amy Lee! Lol! xxx

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    1. wowww so jealous! I'd love to do that i bet its amazing! I love their eyelashes - aww theyre just so cute xx

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  21. I also had a crush on Leonardo Dicaprio, don't know whats happened to him now though! And i wanted to be an air hostess for ageesss x

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    1. noo im not so sure now! But back in the day...
      xx

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  22. I too am sucky at math and good at percentages! Anytime I am with friends and there is a % off sale I am on it, they are like how do you know that! I just did this tag too, it's actually hard to think of all this stuff!

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    1. haha friends are the same with me! If they need a discount working out they always ask me.. yet i couldn't recite my times tables very easily if you asked me now :PP xx

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  23. Ikea is a fab day out, I get so excited, literally like a kid in a sweet shop lol :)

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    1. its amazing! I love the candle section! and the lighting! x

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  24. You look absolutley beautiful in this post :) I totally agree about Leo Di Caprio - He was my first crush too! Haha xxx

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    1. aww thankyou Nikki :)
      OO he was a reet dish wasnt he :) xx

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  25. love this kind of post going around, they're always so interesting :) x

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    1. me too :) ive read loads recently x

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  26. 'I asked Santa for a donkey every year when I was little. Never got one.'
    Literally made me lol! These posts are really good! I don't think I could think up 50 interesting things about myself!

    Jo x

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    1. haha glad it made you giggle! It was tough going thinking of all of these, trust me! xx

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  27. Ohh beth if I could buy you a donkey I totally would hahaa love getting to know more about you and also love that we use the same hair dye xxx

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    1. aww thankyou so much Meg - its been my lifelong dream to have one haha
      xx

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  28. Funny I was just reading this and an advert for a new Britains Toughest Prisons style series came on telly! 18th feb ITV!
    xxx

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    1. EEP! thanks Caitie! Ill be recording that! xx

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  29. haha i would be up to coming on a walk to a deserted place :P there's an old mental hospital not far from where i live & it's apparently meant to be really freaky at night haha :P

    but i really like these personal posts :) found i share things in common with you :) & love cats so much that i've got 3 :D hi5 for cat love haha :P

    xxx

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    1. woo!! Its like a strange obsession of mine!
      Oh goodness that sounds a bit scary :P just my kind of thing! haha
      HI5 for kitty-love! xx

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  30. i looove reading these posts! i flipping love chinese takeaways and cheesecake toooo :) mmm...
    i saw your tweet about deleting the original post, that must have been so ridiculously annoying!just done my own 50 facts about me post, its so difficult thinking of 50 random things so the fact that you managed to do it twice is very impressive! :P
    nicola xxx

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    1. Thanks Nicola!
      Ohh yes it did take a bit of doing ! :P xx

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  31. I also LOVE elephants and cats their my favourite animal :) I've just come across your blog at started following straight away! I love it!
    I was just wondering, do you still use the Lee Stafford hair growth treatment? I've read so many reviews on it but am still undecided on buying it or not??
    xxx

    gemmaferris.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Gemma!
      Ahh yay they're beautiful aren't they :) love elephants!!
      I don't use it anymore - its really good for a hair care boost but i personally dont see how i could have kept it up - i got through the tub so quickly! Its worth a go if your hair needs a bit of a boost though :) xx

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  32. Love the fact that you collect childrens books for the art work. I work in a book store and I often look at the childrens books as the illustrations in some of them are amazingly beautiful :)

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. ahh that would be such a good job to have! I think i'd be sat round the childrens section all day haha xx

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  33. I love all cats too and I love prison documentaries, Louis Theroux is amazing xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  34. When I did A Level art i had to design a childrens book that was great fun, i have not done many arty things in ages! :)

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  35. I wrote one of these posts and only managed 25! I've got the same weird fascination with abandoned places, in my hometown theres plenty of old buildings, an old asylum and an underground railway bridge we used to explore, I would get so freaked out but couldn't help going in! Me and my best friend used to watch the beach every week to have a little leo perv ;)

    xxx

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  36. I'm not alone!! I also named my car ("Beast"), and I definitely talk to it... Especially when having conquered something such as passing another vehicle or going up a steep hill lol! Great post!

    Allie
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  37. OMG I struggle to say the word squirrel as well!!!!!!!! I thought I was the only one ;-)
    Loved this post and love your blog! I'm a new follower!

    I also did the 50 facts so feel free to check mine out xx

    http://lippylucie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/fifty-random-facts-about-me-tag.html

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  38. Loved reading this, great post Beth! X

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  39. This was such fun to read. Deffinitely think i am going to do one now!
    have a look at my new blog and let me know your thoughts!x
    http://herfashionmoment.blogspot.com/

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  40. I love this!! I hate mayonaise too! this post actually made my day, the funniest was asking santa for a donkey I literally couldnt stop laughing =D

    www.mysteriousbeautylover.blogspot.co.uk

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  41. I loved reading this (:
    Ooh, I would love to check out the abandoned theme park, it would be so interesting. (:

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  42. I loved this! I was also wondering; where did you get your layout? it's so pretty!

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  43. I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am that I finally read that someone (besides me) doesn't like mayonnaise haha!!!

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  44. we're so similar!!

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