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24 Questions To Get To Know Me Better

This isn’t normally my kind of thing but here I am doing it.

I’m going through what is a very busy time of my life and felt like doing something a bit easy and a bit fun on this blog. So, I’m going to answer a MySpace-style list of questions (remember those?) for you lovely readers to somewhat get to know me better.

  1. Are you named after anyone?
    No. Lauren is my first name because it was the most popular name of the time. However, my middle name is Grace after Grace Kelly (my dad was a big fan apparently).
  2. When was the last time you cried?
    Friday. Almost cried this morning but I managed not to.
  3. Do you have kids?
    I have one who is currently moving around inside me – I can see my belly move as she moves. Only 5 and a bit weeks left til I get to meet her.
  4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
    Depends on what other person I was.
  5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
    Yes. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?
  6. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
    Their voice I suppose. I think you can tell a lot about a person by the way they speak.
  7. What is your eye colour?
  8. Scary movie or happy endings?
    Scary movie. Slashers are particularly entertaining to make fun of. Happy endings are normally too cheesy.
  9. Favourite smells?
    Roast dinner, cinnamon-scented candles, fresh laundry, dark chocolate, matches, that wonderful after-rain smell on the pavement.
  10. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?
    The Dominican Republic I think.
  11. Do you have any special talents?
    I can bake the best peanut butter cookies you’ve ever had, without measuring any ingredients. I once managed to guess two friends’ birthdays (without cheating) but I’m sure that was just incredible luck.
  12. Where were you born?
    Cambridge, UK.
  13. What are your hobbies?
    Writing, reading, watching movies. I’ve fallen out of my art journalling habit somewhat (because I can no longer sit on the floor and lean forward for very long, due to 8-month-pregnancy-belly). I used to make stuff all the time.
  14. Do you have any pets?
    I wish! I would love to get a cat and a few dogs. But, as I say to my SO regularly, let’s have the baby first.
  15. Do you have any siblings?
    Three brothers.
  16. Who was your first best friend?
    I think it’s a toss up between a girl called Emily and a girl called Bethany. Emily was the nicer one, probably still is.
  17. What was your favourite/worst subject in secondary school?
    Favourite was English, Art a close second. My worst was Math – I was alright at it but it seemed pointless to me. I bunked off a lesson once, making a friend of mine join me by hiding in the E Block bathrooms til our next lesson. We got caught and consequently had detention. It was worth it though.
  18. Summer or winter?
    Winter. The clothes are better. Plus I like feeling cosy. Summer has never really appealed to me – many of my summer holidays were lonely, and I can’t stand the inability to sleep on a sweaty, summer night.
  19. What would you (or have you) name your children?
    Her name is Violet Grace. I’ve said it so many times now that I can’t imagine her being called anything else.
  20. What’s your favourite snack?
    I love potato salad. I love potatoes. If there is a pot of boiled potatoes (hot or cold) I will eat them plain, or with a little bit of tomato ketchup.
  21. How many girlfriends/boyfriends have you had?
    Depends on how you define “girlfriends/boyfriends”.
  22. Favourite memory from childhood?
    Playing Playstation (I believe it was the James Bond game Golden Eye) with my two younger brothers. My littlest brother had to type a username which could only be five letters long, and with all of his childish imagination he came up with “IMAGY” meaning “I’m A Guy”. Myself and my other brother were in hysterics because we also read it as “I’m A Gay”, to which my littlest brother got very angry with us and shouted at me “Well you’re a lesbian!”, which made us laugh even more. I still find it funny now.
  23. How would you describe your fashion sense?
    Currently – ‘maternity’. Otherwise I would say ‘mostly black’.
  24. What is one of your bad habits?


  1. Sparkyjen

    I absolutely love peanut cookies, so if you ship let me know. I love the name Violet Grace. It’s very pretty and speaks to a gorgeous color and what every child born should have on their very first day and beyond…Grace. I kinda like the questions you chose, and yes, it is a way to get to know you better, which is something I most adore about meeting new people. Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. Lauren

      Thank you Jen! The recipe if you want it is around 200g peanut butter, 100g caster sugar, 1 large egg, and as many chocolate chips as you like. Mix it all and bake for around 10-15 mins at 180. Super easy! Though that is an approximate amount of ingredients – as I say, I can’t remember the last time I measured it!

  2. Gloria

    and I agree with your comment about the voice being the first thing you notice about people. It’s incredibly important to me and tells me more about the person than almost anything else – either attracts me or turns me off xx

  3. Gloria

    I had to log in again and it’s sheer luck when I remember the password. Haven’t figured out why sometimes I have to log in and sometimes I don’t One of the mysteries of the internet. I hadn’t logged out previously. It’s no doubt me. I am a magnet for electronic malfunction 🙁 I choose to see it as one of my delightful quirks. 🙂 heehee. I admire your honest expression Lauren and wish I’d had the opportunity to be so open and forthcoming at your age, although there are some things I would never reveal because I’m too scared of judgement. Truth is, a lot of people judge unfairly and cruelly, and in ignorance, and for that reason I won’t say too much. Just gives them fuel for their ignorance. But that’s just me. I’m a different generation. Blogs were unknown to my generation It was all about pretending to be just like everyone else, only none of us were ever ‘just like everyone else’. We are all totally unique, with sometimes incredible synchronicity. and similarities. Big hugs xx

    1. Lauren

      Thank you Gloria 🙂 I still fear judgement when I post personal things, especially personal essays that have opinion in them, but thankfully my blog seems to be a safe space for me. It’s only when I have posted on larger websites that I have been judged! x

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