Thursday, 23 July 2009

I've been tagged...

No, not because I've been slapped with an ASBO by the fuzz and forced to obey a curfew. I've been tagged by two fellow bloggers to take part in a meme that's doing the rounds, entitled Honest Scrap.

Thank you to Glamour Splash and CinnamonGirl for the tag. I am now supposed to reveal ten facts about myself. Lawks, I don't know if I should let you all see how desperately dull I really am! Let me try to dredge up some relatively interesting trivia for you, accompanied by some pictures to liven it up. Here goes!

♥ I used to have blonde dreadlocks from the age of 16 until I chopped them off at 18. Feast your eyes!

♥ My favourite film of all time is the Princess Bride, and my cats are named after two of the main characters. They were named as kittens, yet their sizes and personalities perfectly match those of their namesakes!



♥ I was a vegetarian for about 4 years and tried being vegan for 6 months, struggling with decreasing energy and huge tiredness, before I deduced that it was probably my substantial soya intake that was playing havok with my body. I cut out the soya milk, tried eating meat again, instead of the fake stuff, and have felt a million percent better since. I think I am one of those people that needs to eat a bit of meat, though I have it about twice a month, if that.

♥ Despite trying to appear refined, elegant and graceful in my photos, I am a huge nerd who falls over a lot and laughs at incredibly childish films and internet videos. Lonely Island are a particular favourite of mine (NparticularlySFW!). When I watched this for the first time, at work, no less, I nearly gave myself an aneurysm trying to stop laughing out loud. Thank heavens for headphones, though they didn't help conceal the tears streaming down my face!

♥ I was really horrible to my parents as a teenager. I put the blame largely on my own mixed up teenage hormones, combined with being put on a contraceptive pill that, I found out years later, is notorious for causing massive mood swings. Luckily, we have a really great relationship now, especially my mum and I. I know it makes her as happy as it does me, that we can go out and do stuff together, like having Afternoon Tea!

♥ I loathe and despise housework. I just don't have it in me to be a housewife type. I find if I put on a cute apron and imagine my Dyson vacuum cleaner is a Transformer or something, it helps. Loud music is a must! Although I do love baking in my diner-style kitchen, and that motivates me to keep it tidy.

♥ When I was 17, a friend of mine at 6th Form College killed himself. He was the first 'alternative' friend I had made upon starting there in the middle of term, and it well and truly knocked me for 6. I feel as if it changed me rather as a person too, I now cry more easily and am more emotional, even 11 years after it happened.

♥ I once gave up chocolate and cake for 6 months. I have no idea how, now I can barely go a full day without some.

♥ I'm addicted to cheese. All kinds, I'm not fussy. I have also found that the myth about cheese giving you strange dreams is true!

♥ And finally, deep down I'm a massive hippy that thinks everything happens for a reason, and for your greater good. I totally believe in fate. It keeps me sane! For this reason I'm not too worried about my future, the next 6 months as I try to establish myself as a self-employed lady-of-all-trades. I intend to work my posterior off, of course, but I do believe that life will take me where it wants me to go. I probably have my mother, who is a healer and angel author, to thank for this!

I think that is ten. I shan't be tagging anyone - you may all do this meme if you like, or not if you'd rather not! I shall leave it to your discretion. I'd best be off and get back to 'work'.


Fleur xx

Photo by Mr Clayton Hartley


  1. squeee!! dreadlocks - you feisty girl you - i love that!

  2. oh, how fun, i also had dreadlocks! and for the same period of time too, from the age of 16-18 ;) nice to see someone that has done something else than 40-50 style since they were born... you can come up with your style at a later age, and still be a "original"!
    (if you understand me, english not being my 1st language...)

  3. I love Lonely Island too. Can't get "Cool Guys Don't Look at Explosions" out of my head. I crack up everytime I watch it!

  4. What fun information- especially the dreadlock photo! Love it!

  5. I love the photo of you with dreads! I had a hardcore punk phase for a few years in my late teens/early 20's. I had a wicked mohawk for a while (but I don't seem to have any photos of myself with it).
    Gotta love old photos! FUN!

  6. LOVE your blog! Vintage is one of my favorite things (always thought I was born in the wrong decade) wanted a vintage feel for my wedding. check out the photos

  7. I found going vegan unbearable also. Turns out, I just did needed my water dwelling animals though.

    Love Grace.

  8. Oh that was wonderful! Thank you for sharing. I try to appear graceful and poised too in my photos, but I'm always tripping and bumping into things. My husband and I really like Lonely Island too:)

  9. Kindred spirits! Yay. And Fezzick looks JUST like our Mink (who we dropped off at the cattery this morning, poor little fellow).

    A xx

  10. great post - it shows a whole new side to you :) you seem like a fun person and very open and honest !

  11. Look at those dreadlocks! It's always wonderful to see how people have evolved and embraced different styles. You never know what will come out of the teen years. And I adore your black cats! My family and I have 2 of our own though we named my cat after his slight weight problem. :)

  12. Oddly enough, those dreads seem to suit you!

  13. Thanks for sharing all these things about yourself! You sound like you'd be an awesome friend to have.

  14. Fleur, ma Belle, I think you look adorable with dreadlocks x

    G d'Etienne xxx

  15. Your blog is soo amazing!! You always look elegant i am glad you are a nerd at heart, there is hope for the rest of us clumsy, childish girls! :)

    Check out my blog please


  16. Fleur, I'm in shock. That blonde picture of you is... just... so unlike you. I nearly fell off my chair when I first realised it was indeed you!

  17. Ooh! I could not imagine you used to have that style! but it is ok, I mean when we are teens we can do EVERYTHING!!
    And if I say that is because as I have always said, 40's and 50's are SO elegant!! what a difference!!
    BUT of course in both pictures you are very pretty!!!
    I like your blogg a lot!!

  18. This is my first visit here, and I am very bad at English, but I really liked your blog.
    You have very cute cats, I must say.

  19. I meandered over to your blog from flickr. You have incredibly inspiring style! Incredible! :)

  20. Awesome dreads. I wanted some myself at the age of 16 (must be THE year) but after my mom explained me they´d have to shorten my hair to a minimum if I´d ever get bored of them I decided to go for strange colours ;] It´s always fascinatingto see how people´s style changes after they "grow up".

  21. Oh my god Fleur, that photo of you with your dreads sooo reminds me of being at Godalming over 10 years ago now!!

  22. I spy my bra strap in that last snapshot... Another fascinating and beautiful post, very much enjoyed reading it (also you looked cute as hell with dreadlocks).


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