25 questions

I haven’t blogged in a while, not a lot has been going on at the moment so I thought I’d do another one of these “getting to know you” posts with a list of questions that I found on another blog. Here they are!

1) What is your middle name? Rose
2) What was your favourite subject at school? English
3) What is your favourite drink? I should say water but if I’m being honest it’s Dr Pepper. I hardly ever drink it though. I also love coffee.
4) What is your favourite song at the moment? 5th harmony – work from home (judge me!)
5) What is your favourite food? Cake, and Ben & Jerry’s. Just a sweet tooth!
6) What is the last thing you bought? Costa coffee
7) Favourite book of all time? Memoirs of a Geisha
8) Favourite colour? Pink
9) Do you have any pets? No. If I’m honest I couldn’t really be bothered with one. Too much commitment involved especially when you have a child.
10) Favourite perfume? Loverdose by Diesel
11) Favourite holiday? I haven’t really travelled enough to decide but my favourite memories as a child were going to my Nana and grandad’s caravan in Norfolk. Sometimes it’s just small things!
12) Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times? Yeah I have. 3 times to Spain, twice to Greece and once each to France, Italy, Turkey and Portugal.
13) Do you speak any other languages? No but I’m planning on going on a language course at some point.
14) How many siblings do you have? I’m an only child
15) What is your favourite shop? I tend to buy most of my stuff online so I don’t really have one.
16) Favourite restaurant? Risley Park
17) When was the last time you cried? I genuinely can’t remember. I’m not a crier.
18) Favourite blog? Mine 😉
19) Favourite movie? Dead Man’s Shoes, Die Hard
20) Favourite TV show? At the moment it’s Pretty Little Liars
21) PC or Mac? PC
22) What phone do you have? I dunno it’s some Samsung one
23) How tall are you? 5’3, almost 5’4!
24) Are you in a relationship? I’m dating
25) Can you cook? I’m not that great but I’m getting better. Doesn’t help that I live in a flat with a crappy oven!

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Sleep out experience

As most of you know, last weekend I did the sleep out for the Canaan trust homeless charity. I was going to write this over the weekend but I was so tired so I put it off until today.

We did the sleep out in the middle of the town centre, next to one of the local churches. Luckily the church was open all night with facilities to make hot drinks, and there were snacks as well. I pretty much ate my way through the whole experience!

I took a sleeping bag and wore loads of layers but it was still freezing. It started raining at about 2am and literally didn’t stop at all. I can’t sleep when I’m surrounded by too many people because I get quite paranoid but I did doze off for about an hour. A lot of people stopped and told us we were doing a great job and put donations in our buckets. Thank goodness there weren’t TOO many drunks out and about! Luckily we didn’t get any harassment.

At about 5am the Rapid Relief team came and provided us all with bacon and sausage sandwiches which was amazing. I went straight to pick Max up after it ended at 7am so I was basically awake for 48 hours straight. I felt so ill on Sunday but I’m just about recovered now!

I’m so glad I did it even though it was a horrible experience. I’m quite a high maintenance person, I don’t go camping and I like mod cons so it was hard but it’s so important to try and raise awareness. I’d definitely do it again!