I wanted to share some things you may not know about me, so that you can get a better sense of who I am. Hand on heart, these are all true:
1. I was born in the same hospital as the TV legend Paul O’Grady- though not at the same time!
2. I had dancing lessons for 17 years of my life, starting when I was only 2. I’ve done ballet, disco, jazz, contemporary, street and even Irish!
3. I performed at the RSC in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The head teacher of the local boy’s grammar school wrote a play and, together with my all girl’s grammar school, we performed it there.
4. I had an audition to play Zoe Slater in Eastenders.
5. I have broken both arms, though not at the same time! The first was when I was about 6, when I fell in the school lunch queue and my arm wrapped around an old fashioned radiator. The second was when I was about 11 and had gone roller skating. Some ‘lovely’ lad pushed me over and ran over my arm
6. I have a BTEC in childcare, a 2:1 BA in English and Drama, and a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training
7. I used to be a secondary school English teacher. I’m not any more because I didn’t fit into the teacher shaped box, plus I experienced some awful things (story for another day, methinks!)
8. I have 3 children, and both births were highly stressful. The first ended up being an emergency caesarean at 33 weeks, because I had pre-eclampsia. Jack weighed 3.12 pounds. For the second birth, I suffered gastroenteritis for 4 weeks, and gave birth to the twins at 30 weeks. They were both 3.7 pounds. All children were in SCBU for 4 weeks.
9. Things I’m scared of: wasps, big spiders, horror films, the dark, clowns
10. Special talents: I’m a good mimic of accents; can do the intro to Shout by Lulu and the Janice laugh from Friends; have a unbelievably good memory for song lyrics; and I’m a wonderful cook!
So, that’s me! I hope that’s helped you to feel that you know me a bit better. We’re all a complex mix of stuff, but it adds up to make us who we are! 😊💖 #thingsyoudidntknowaboutme #thisisme