12 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Me

As a new year starts, plenty of people have made their own resolutions and goals they want to achieve this year. One goal of mine was to relaunch my blog, and become a better blogger as a whole.

I relaunched on January the 1st, and to become a better blogger, I want you to be able to really get to know me, Lily, the girl behind the blog.

So without further ado, here’s 12 things you (probably) didn’t know about me:

1. I’m half Filipina, born in Lowestoft, grew up in Spain, moved to Belfast, and now living in Norwich. So… I guess you could say I get around!!!

2. Melissa Jayne Porter is my real name. Actually, it’s only Melissa Porter as Jayne was given to me as an afterthought (thanks mum & dad!). Lily is a nickname given to me by my nanny and grampa when I was little, and only close family would use it.

3. By day I work in Recruitment. I started off recruiting for Trades & Labour, before moving onto Security, then IT. Now I’m an Internal Recruiter for a Recruitment Agency and loving life πŸ™‚

4. I’ve never been to Pizza Hut. Yep. Shock. Horror. My parents never took me as a kid, they don’t have Pizza Hut in Spain, and I guess I’ve just never gone since I moved back to the UK…

5. I suffer severely with emetophobia – a fear of vomiting. I’m terrified if it’s me, another human, baby, dog, cat, anything that can puke… I’m outta here. (More on this coming up in another post)

6. I once interviewed DJ Fresh. And made a tit of myself. One of my questions was to ask him about his earlier days with drum & bass group Bad Company, but instead I said Bad Manners… which is a ska band, and nothing even remotely close… *major facepalm*. He did laugh though. I think…

7. Arts & crafts is my favourite way to relax. I love to paint, design, draw and make stuff, and for me it’s the best way to wind down. Only problem is… I’m not very good, so most of the time I stick to a colouring book!

8. I’m also a VoiceOver artist in my spare time. I’ve been voicing since I was 19, and have worked on all kinds of projects, from demo videos to commercials, audio books and apps.

9. I don’t drink. Well, OK, I’m not teetotal,Β but it’s very rare that I will have an alcoholic drink when I go out. The odd time I might have one Kopparberg, or a white wine, but that’s it. Most of the time you’ll find me sipping mocktails, or soft drinks when I go out. (More on this coming soon)

10. Cats, owls, and sea otters are my favorite animals. I also have a weird love for animal paws/hands, especially cats, bunnies, and little sea otter hands!!

11. I’m a stationary hoarder. I love pens, writing pens, colouring pens, calligraphy… the list goes on. I also continuously buy notebooks I know I’ll never use because I don’t want to make a mistake on a page, then “ruin” the whole thing…

12. I was in Game of Thrones. I was in one episode as an extra for about 3 seconds, and played the part of a slave prostitute. So, yeah….

That’s it! There you have 12 things about me. If there’s anything else you’d like to know, pop me a comment below or send me a tweet!

18 thoughts on “12 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Me”

  1. This is such a great post and art and crafts it’s defo my way to calm down and wind down too it’s amazing creating art and painting! Ayse x

  2. Loved this post, such a nice idea to help your readers get to know you a bit more. I can’t believe you’ve never had a Pizza Hut, I practically live there hahah! X

    1. Aah thanks Mollie. I like reading about other bloggers too! Hahaha! It’s on my to do list for this year!! 😊 x

    1. Hahaha yes I am going to go to Pizza Hut, I promise, and I’m also quite partial to a Domino’s myself.

      Oh really? I’m going to write a post on a non-drinker soon because it’s almost like being a social outcast! How do you find it? X

  3. I have an unhealthy obsession with stationary! I remember at sixth form i used to buy so many coloured pens to the point where i would have 4 of each colour!

    1. Omg! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ I guess there’s no harm in having spares for when they run out or get lost!!! Haha! X

  4. This was such a nice post. I always love to get to know the blogger behind the blog. And I love your blog header.
    Lea, xx

    1. Aah thanks Lea. I’m quite nosey and love reading about other bloggers too, so I thought it would be cool to write my own 😊 x

  5. So you’re a non-drinking, slave prostitute, living in Norwich who would no voice over something where someone was being sick? πŸ™‚

    Any examples online of your voice over magic?

    1. Umm… not in that order… πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Haha!

      Not that I know of unfortunately. Most stuff has been on radio, or business use, so I don’t have any links to any videos or anything!

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