QUESTIONS NOBODY ASKS YOU

I’ve seen this little tag floating around in the blogosphere, more recently on two of my favourite blogs; Lauren from Lauren the Daydreamer and Alicia from Aesthetic Obsessed… and since its been a while since I did anything like this and I REALLY enjoyed their posts, I thought that I would join in and do it myself too.

As clear as the title says, this post is 50 questions that nobody asks. Well, I’m sure some people do – but for those that don’t, here are MY answers to the following… enjoy!

01 – WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE CANDLE SCENT?
This is so hard to answer because I love all sorts of different scents, season dependant. I love fresh scents but never feel like they give off *enough* when they’re being burnt in a candle… but my FAVOURITE candle is the Aloe Water by Yankee Candle. I randomly stumbled upon it one day and fell in love. Right now, my favourite is the Gingerbread festive candle from NEXT or the LEAVES candle by Bath & Body Works. So autumnal.

02 – WHAT FEMALE CELEBRITY DO YOU WISH WAS YOUR SISTER?
Theres a few people that I totally feel could be my sister… but I reckon that Chrissy Teigan and I would make a fantastic sister duo; what do you think? She’s half Thai, like me… so we’re pretty much already sisters, right? 

03 – WHAT MALE CELEBRITY DO YOU WISH WAS YOUR BROTHER?
I literally don’t know how to answer this question, I feel like wondering whether a celebrity would make an awesome brother or sister isn’t something I really often think about… but since I can’t not answer, I’d probably say Sam Smith;  mostly because I’m obsessed with his lovely voice and because he seems like the most genuine person, ever.

04 – HOW OLD DO YOU THINK YOU’LL BE WHEN YOU GET MARRIED?
I don’t really know exactly, maybe mid twenties? I’m 21 now.

05 – DO YOU KNOW A HOARDER?
Can’t say I do

06 – CAN YOU DO THE SPLITS?
Unfortunately not!

07 – HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU FIRST LEARNED HOW TO RIDE A BIKE?
I can’t remember the exact age, but I do remember my mum taking my stabilisers off whilst she and her friend’s were in the garden trying to teach me. She turned away and I fell right over and grazed both legs. I eventually learned but it was always a lil’ bit bumpy, ha.

08 – HOW MANY OCEANS HAVE YOU SWUM IN?
So, I tried to work this out myself… apparently I don’t read maps very well. Naturally I asked my BF who’s in the navy but is consumed by his Xbox right now. Maybe I’ll never find out

09 – HOW MANY COUNTRIES HAVE YOU BEEN TO?
I’ve been to over 10 countries but some I can’t remember because I was so young (my Dad is such a keen traveller). I’ve travelled to Thailand almost every year of my life and whilst a lot younger I would spend long periods at a time over there and so studied half of my education in the UK and for the other half I would be given mountains of work to do whilst in Thailand… I somehow managed to briefly attend school whilst I would be out there too. Living in two countries at once was pretty fun! Fun fact, I used to go in and teach children that were the same age and sometimes even older the English language since I’m bilingual.

10 – IS ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY IN THE ARMY?
No, not the Royal Army, but my Mum worked within them in Thailand and my Dad was in the RAF. Some already know but my boyfriend is currently in the forces too.

11 – WHAT WOULD YOU NAME YOUR DAUGHTER IF YOU HAD ONE?
These things are usually secrets right? So that would be telling… I’ll get back to you soon.

12 – WHAT WOULD YOU NAME YOUR SON IF YOU HAD ONE?
I have a few names up my sleeve, but like most people I don’t think I’d like to jinx talking about them beforehand.

13 – WHAT’S THE WORST GRADE YOU’VE GOT ON A TEST?
Probably an E in Maths. I really sucked at Maths and still do… but hey, I have an accountant and I never use anything but the standard add, take away and division these days which my phone does it all anyway! I’m lucky I landed myself in a position where I never needed it. 

14 – WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TV SHOW WHEN YOU WERE A KID?
Oh my god, it was Rosie & Jim, do any of you remember that? I was OBSESSED. Although when I google them now, I get a little bit freaked out. I just got an episode up on YouTube and I’m all of a sudden filled with childhood memories and the Rosie and Jim theme tune stuck in my head.

15 – WHAT DID YOU DRESS UP AS FOR HALLOWEEN WHEN YOU WERE 8?
8?! I can’t remember what I dressed up as 2 years ago, let alone 13! 

16 – HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THE HARRY POTTER, HUNGER GAMES OR TWILIGHT SERIES?
Unfortunately no. I do eventually want to though! I’ve watched all of the films for Harry Potter and the Hunger Games but I’ve never been interested in Twilight.

17 – WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE AN AMERICAN ACCENT OR A BRITISH ACCENT?
I do like hearing American accents but I think I’m pretty content with my British accent (mixed in with a bit of mispronunciation, I blame growing up speaking two languages!).

18 – DID YOUR MOTHER GO TO UNIVERSITY?
She went to university in her home country! She’s one of the most intelligent people I know.

19 – ARE YOUR GRANDPARENTS STILL MARRIED?
They were, although they are no longer here, my Grandma and Grandfather were so happily married and so in love with each other. I know they’re together still somewhere though. I’m sure of it.

20 – HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN KARATE LESSONS?
YES! I loved Karate as a young child. I was obsessed, although I may not have been very good (mum?) I did love going to my classes.

21 – DO YOU KNOW WHO KERMIT THE FROG IS?
Who doesn’t?!

22 – WHAT WAS THE FIRST AMUSEMENT PARK YOU WENT TO?
I think it was Pleasure Island in Cleethorpes!

23 – WHAT LANGUAGE BESIDES YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FLUENT IN?
I’m obviously fluent in English and also Thai, but I’d love to be fluent in Chinese (Mandarin).

24 – DO YOU SPELL THE COLOUR GREY OR GRAY?
I’ve always spelt it Grey.

25 – IS YOUR FATHER BALD?
HA, yes. Yes he is. How did you guess?

26 – DO YOU KNOW ANY TRIPLETS?
No!! But how cool would it be to be 1 of 3?! I know a few twins though.

27 – DO YOU PREFER TITANIC OR THE NOTEBOOK?
HOW COULD YOU ASK SOMEBODY TO CHOOSE? I’d probably say the Notebook is an easier watch, but Titanic is SUCH a classic.

28 – HAVE YOU EVER HAD INDIAN FOOD?
Yes! I used to work in an Indian restaurant when I was in college. I love spicy food but I do enjoy a prawn tikka masala and a garlic naan!

29 – WHAT’S THE NAME OF YOUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT?
I can’t choose a favourite restaurant, I have sooooooo many! (Probably Wagamamas if you’re talking chain)

30 – HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO NANDOS?
Yes! Even though I’m a pescatarian, so don’t eat meat – I love the veggie menu at Nando’s. It ticks all the right boxes!

31 – DO YOU BELONG TO ANY WAREHOUSE STORES (COSTCO, BOOKERS, ETC.)?
No, but I’ve been thinking about signing up and taking a trip to Costco!

32 – WHAT WOULD YOUR PARENTS HAVE NAMED YOU IF YOU WERE THE OPPOSITE GENDER?
They never said, but I do know that they almost called me Suzy.

33 – IF YOU HAVE A NICKNAME, WHAT IS IT?
Usually Deb or Debs. Sometimes just Bow, or Bow Bow. Nothing too exciting. Growing up I got called ears a lot. I’ll let you guess why.

34 – WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE PERSON IN THE WORLD?
I couldn’t ever pick just one, but my ultimate favourite people are my parents and my out of this world, amazing boyfriend Jonny. If we can count animals in that too then of course my little kitty, Bear.

35 – WOULD YOU RATHER LIVE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE OR THE CITY?
I like the idea of both, but where you can easily reach both too. We live in quite a nice sized town but we’re also soooo close to fields and whatnot so you can walk and feel like you’re in the middle of no where in some parts but also step out again and know how close to the city you are.

36 – CAN YOU WHISTLE?
Yep!

37 – DO YOU SLEEP WITH A NIGHTLIGHT?
No, but sometimes I have to fall asleep with the TV on for some background noise.

38 – DO YOU EAT BREAKFAST EVERY MORNING?
I try to, but sometimes its easy to miss! Which I know is bad but I do try my best.

39 – DO YOU TAKE ANY PILLS OR MEDICATION DAILY?
Right now I do! Which sucks, but hopefully soon I won’t have to.

40 – WHAT MEDICAL CONDITIONS DO YOU HAVE?
I hate giving something the title “conditions” so I’m going to say non right now. I’m hoping the things I’m going through right now are just temporary.

41 – HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE HOSPITAL?
Enough.

42 – HAVE YOU EVER SEEN FINDING NEMO?
YES, who hasn’t?

43 – WHERE DO YOU BUY YOUR JEANS?
I’m not a proper jean person ya’ know… but I do have two pairs from New Look that I switch between and quite like.

44 – WHAT’S THE LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
I can’t remember actually, isn’t it funny how you never remember the compliments but would remember something that was said badly about you as if it was said seconds ago?

45 – DO YOU USUALLY REMEMBER YOUR DREAMS IN THE MORNING?
Yes! I love remembering my dreams and sometimes I try to dream analyse them by searching things… some of the things I find are soooo crazy and other times I just think, how? Our brain can truly do some wonderful things.

46 – WHAT FLAVOUR TEA DO YOU ENJOY?
I do enjoy a proper cup of Yorkshire Tea.

47 – HOW MANY PAIRS OF SHOES DO YOU CURRENTLY OWN?
I’ve never counted, and I don’t think I should. I’d say around 15 maybe, my cat is sleeping with his head resting on my knee though so if I ever find out I’ll come back!

48 – WHAT RELIGION WILL YOU RAISE YOUR CHILDREN TO PRACTICE?
I’ve never thought about it really, I’m a Buddhist and so is my Mum so probably the same.

49 – HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU FOUND OUT THAT SANTA WASN’T REAL?
You know what, I don’t even know when or how I found out. I don’t think there was ever a moment that somebody said “hey santa isn’t real!” – I think it was one of those things that I kinda found out by overhearing kids talking at school and it went from then on. I always hop downstairs after going to bed on Christmas Eve expecting Santa to have dropped a sack load of presents though, you just have to don’t you?

50 – WHY DO YOU HAVE A BLOG?
I blog because I TRULY love it. I don’t think I ever realised that my blog would mean to me what it does now. I knew I enjoyed writing and playing with makeup, I knew that I enjoyed sitting on YouTube watching into peoples lives for hours and somehow it just clicked together and here I am now!

Ahhhh we reached the end! That was fun wasn’t it? I can’t believe how long it actually took me to write though, I’m slightly surprised. I really enjoyed doing something a little bit different and sharing some more about my personal life to you all though. Maybe its answered some burning questions, maybe it hasn’t… either way! If you enjoyed this and write your own blog too, please feel free to nominate yourself and do one too. I can’t wait to read it!

Lots of Love, Debra-Bow xxx

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