Sunday, 20 February 2011

It's all about meee!!!

My first blog award - how exciting! Thank you to the lovely Handmade Jane for tagging me as a Stylish Blogger

So, the rules of the game mean I have to post seven things that you may not already know about me. I'm not sure I have 7 interesting things, but here goes!

1. I'm quite competitive. I do try not to be and used to deny it vociferously, but I have finally faced up to reality. After all, second place is first loser. 

Matt feeling the pressure at being on an Articulate team with me - WE NEED TO WIN!!!

2. I am originally from Northern Ireland - I moved to Glasgow when I was 18 and stayed there for 8 years before moving down to London in 2008. My family still lives in Ireland. They live in a pretty country cottage near the sea, very close to Dunluce Castle. The nearest town is Bushmills, which boasts the oldest whiskey distillery in the world. 

I get homesick for this place :)

3.  I love books and have an MA in English Literature from the University of Glasgow. My favourite book is Jane Eyre and I love everything the Brontes wrote. I hate James Joyce and have never managed to read Ulysses all the way through. Marian Keyes is my favourite chick lit author and I've read all her books. I also have an MSc in library studies from University of Strathclyde. Could I be any more bookish?! Big. Geek. 

4.I have a terrible memory and can re-read the same books countless times, re-watch the same films, re-have the same conversations...much to the boyfriend's chagrin! On the up side, my goldfish like memory means I'm rarely bored...!

5. I'm really nosey. Like REALLY nosey. If I was invisible for a day I'd just snoop on people, and one of my favourite things to do is poke around other people's houses (with their permission of course). It's also another reason I love blogs, because you get to find out what people are up to. I think it's one of the things that makes me a good librarian though - we just like to know things! 

6. Following on from the last fact, I was one of those kids who just never stopped asking questions. Why? Why? Why? After I'd been pestering my mum with lots of stupid questions one day, I made the fateful mistake of asking her 'mum, what happens if you eat the end of a banana?', to which she replied, exasperatedly 'oh I don't know, Carly, you die!' From then on I was terrified of eating bananas. How do you know how far down you can eat before you get to the poisonous bit?! Surely you take your life in your hands every time! And to this day, I still don't eat the last inch or so of bananas. Just in case. 

7. I'm scared of: dirty dishwater, daddy long legs, moths, butterflies, spiders, birds (particularly pigeons), cooked tomato skins in my mouth, people touching my feet...

Phew! That was harder than I thought!

The other rule of the game states that I have to nominate 7 other stylish bloggers to receive the award - I have chosen:

Amy from Diana and me
Lucy from Tricky Seams
Suzie at Su Sews So-So

Looking forward to reading your 7 things! :)


  1. Oh wow! I did a double take when i saw my name on that list! Thanks so much for nominating me - yeay! Before I saw my name I was giggling at how similar you sound to me - and loving your parents home near Bushmills!

  2. Uh, same things Suzie said! Wow, thankyou Carly - I almost fell over seeing my name on that list (and I'm sitting down at the moment so that would really be something). I like your 7 quirky facts... I am also scared of spiders, can't eat bananas and love books x

  3. Jane Eyre's in my top five too. I'm also very nosy so loved reading your seven things! x

  4. Awww thanks for this Carly :) Will be re-posting shortly!!

  5. Thanks for the nomination Carly

    Just spotted my name there. I'll be posting my 7 things soon!


  6. Ooooh! I just spotted myself here! Thank you - my first award! I'm off to type up my post right away :)

  7. Oh, seems like I am the very last one to join the comments! :) I have just seen that you nominated me! Wow, thank you Carly!!! What a pleasure and honor! It was so much fun reading your 7 interesting things and getting to know you a little better! I will definitely post mine as soon as I find some time!
    Have a wonderful weekend Carly.