Huge thanks to @TraciYorkWriter for tagging me in on this fun feature, you can read Traci’s post HERE. I’ve enjoyed reading a few of these posts and learning more about my favourite bloggers, so I was delighted to be handed the opportunity to join in.
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Who are you named after?
My dad knew he was going to call me Shelley (if I was a girl) as soon as mum found out she was pregnant. He didn’t tell anyone (even mum) just in case someone pinched his idea! He also chose the extra ‘e’ variety of Shelley (not Shelly!) just like Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Do you like your handwriting?
Oh god, no! Years ago I had lovely handwriting, but then I discovered the beauty of typing my manuscripts directly onto the screen. This time-saving tactic was responsible for the demise of my curly script. If I write anything now, it looks like a two-year-old wrote it!
What’s your favorite lunch meat?
That would be chicken, preferably with crisp salad and lashings of mayonnaise.
I’m assuming this means romantic relationship rather than the forty-five years I’ve known my parents! Okay, that would be eight years (seven married), and there was nothing romantic about it!!
Do you still have your tonsils?
Would you bungee jump?
The extrovert me would say ‘hell yeah!’ to this question as I think it would be great fun (done over water in case the bungee snapped). However, the introvert me would run and hide.
Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
The only shoes I wear with laces are my trainers, and the only time I wear my trainers is when I visit the gym. Therefore, no, I don’t untie them as I’m never in a fit state to bend over far enough to reach my feet after a gym session.
Ooh, controversial answer alert – I don’t like ice-cream.
What’s the first thing you notice about people?
Randomly it’s their height. Only because I’m just under five foot eleven inches tall and it’s a constant challenge to stoop so I can hear what people are saying.
Football or baseball?
I’m a Brit, so it’s got to be footy – Leeds United FC to be exact #MOT
What color pants are you wearing?
When I first read this question I was a bit shocked (how rude!), but then I remembered that these questions are American and ‘pants’ aren’t the same here as they are over the pond. So, in response, my ‘trousers’ are navy blue, and it’s none of your business what colour my ‘knickers’ are ha ha 😉
Last thing you ate?
Tea-cake (The biscuit base, marshmallow top, covered in chocolate kind that looks like a mini boob).
If you were a crayon what color would you be?
My favourite smell is from when my children were little. It’s that clean baby smell when you’ve just bathed them. After that, it’s cut grass.
Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
The hospital receptionist – she was very lovely.
Original colour is Brown (now with a smattering of grey. Oh, who am I kidding! If I didn’t dye it I’d look like Helen Mirren!) Dyed – Browny/red
Brown, or in my writer world, mocha!
Favorite food to eat?
Pizza! Pepperoni with stuffed crust is preferable but I’ll easily demolish any variety so long as there isn’t any pineapple on it – yuk.
Scary movies or happy endings?
I’m a bit of a horror fan, so a good scare is always welcome. However, I have a secret life as a chick flick fan where happy endings are mandatory, but shh, don’t tell anybody.
Last movie you watched?
Snow White and the Huntsman (can’t resist Chris Hemsworth).
Summer. If there is a beach, sunshine, blue sea and a cloudless sky then it’s a favourite holiday. I’m also partial to the odd historical ruin.
Beer or wine?
Tee-total for three years so neither. I can make a mean mocktail mojito though 🙂
Night owl or early bird?
When I was younger, I was a night owl, but once I hit the big 4-0 my bedtime crept towards nine o’clock! I’m up just after six in the morning these days when once upon a time I would have been just getting in.
Favorite day of the week?
I’m a bit of a freak about this, but I do love Monday! It’s a ‘new beginning’ kind of day. The start of a fresh week full of possibilities – told you I was a freak.
Three or (four) favorite bloggers you want to learn more about?
Shaun from Clockwork Clouds
Matt (The Gay Step-dad) NB: I was too late nominating Matt as he already shared his Get to Know Me post – you can read it HERE.
Lucy from Blonde Write More
Terry Tyler – http://terrytyler59.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1
Who were the last three people to follow your blog?
Linda J. Wolff, Urban Poetry
Phil Taylor, The Phil Factor
Claire Huston, Art and Soul
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