My 100th Blog – 100 facts about me

This is my 100th blog post, so I thought I’d bore you all to tears with 100 facts about me.

  1.      I’ve only been writing books since June 2011.
  2.     When I was a kid I was madly in love with the Bay City Rollers.
  3.      I’m descended from the 1st Duke of Wellington.
  4.     I’m allergic to duck eggs.
  5.      I’m terrified of cows.
  6.      Despite number 5, I’ll happily walk through a field of horses.
  7.      I’m also terrified of spiders but I did once hold a giant south american tarantula.
  8.      I saw a full blown solid ghost manifestation when I was 5 years old.
  9.      I once had an alien encounter.
  10.      I’m autistic.
  11.      I walked at 10 months old.
  12.      I didn’t speak to anyone outside the family until I was 8.
  13.      I cannot eat anything with a rubbery texture, like snails or octopus.
  14.      I once had a stalker who attacked me in the street and broke my back.
  15.      I have body dysmorphic syndrome.
  16.      I think Billy Connolly and George Carlin are the funniest men in the world.
  17.      Although I write space opera, I like to read horror.
  18.      I’m a psychic medium.
  19.      People say I’m very funny.
  20.      I’m phobic of hairdressing salons so I always have to cut my own hair.
  21.      I like to look at car number plates and make words out of them.
  22.      I’m more in love with fictional characters than real people.
  23.      I’m a raving pessimist.
  24.      I’m a bit of a grammar nazi and hate that most people can’t read and write their own language very well.
  25.      I was expelled from school twice.
  26.      I love the music of Two Steps to Hell.
  27.      I can only write in silence, back ground music or noise disturbs my creative flow.
  28.      I never make a plan when I write a book; I just sit down and begin to write and let the story write itself.
  29.      In November 2012 I wrote a 75 thousand word novel in 20 days for NaNoWriMo.
  30.      I left school with no qualifications whatsoever.
  31.      I went to adult evening classes and gained a grade A in English in my twenties.
  32.      I also got a grade A in Spanish but I’ve forgotten so much I can no longer speak the language.
  33.      I get on better with animals than people.
  34.      All of my relatives except my mother haven’t spoken to me in 20 years.
  35.      I was sexually abused for 10 years from the age of 6.
  36.      I believe in reincarnation.
  37.       With number 36 in mind, I fully intend never to come back again.  This life has put me off ever returning.
  38.      I believe there is no such thing as love. It’s a myth perpetuated by those too frightened to contemplate being alone.
  39.      I’m extremely impatient.
  40.      The most precious gift you can give me is your time and attention. I value that above everything.
  41.      I haven’t been hugged since 2005.
  42.      I have an obsession about unplugging things at night or when I leave the house.
  43.      I’m a comfort eater.
  44.      I’m a chain smoker.
  45.      I’m a bit paranoid.
  46.      I don’t believe in free will.  I believe our whole life is pre destined.
  47.      I’m a bit of a black and white person. I feel grey areas are for those too scared to stand up for what they really believe.
  48.      I never forgive.
  49.      Nor do I forget.
  50.      I still long to find someone who is real, truthful and loyal, whether a friend or something else.
  51.      Bearing number 50 in mind, I don’t actually believe such a person exists.
  52.      I’d love to emigrate to the usa if I got rich.
  53.      I dream in colour.
  54.      Y’know when you fall over in dreams and you can never get up?  Well I can.
  55.      I’ve always wanted a pet mynah bird.
  56.      My best friend when I was a girl was called Storm.  We lost touch in 1976 and I often wonder what happened to her.
  57.      I’ve been married and divorced twice.
  58.      I like doing native american beadwork when the mood takes me.
  59.      I love sesame snaps.
  60.      I’d sooner be strung up by my nipples than eat mushy peas.
  61.      I hate the sound of my own recorded voice.
  62.      My first celebrity crush was James Macarthur who played Danno in the original Hawaii 5 0
  63.      I prefer to stay up late and get up late rather than go to bed early and rise early.
  64.      Sometimes, I wake myself up doing one huge snore.
  65.      I can’t scream.
  66.      I was once pecked on the bottom by a Rhea (a huge bird like an ostrich)
  67.      The first thing I ever decided I wanted to do ‘when I grew up’ was to be a tiger tamer with the circus.
  68.      I used to work in forensic photography with the police and got used to seeing all sorts of gory stuff.
  69.      I used to ride a 600 cc motorcycle.
  70.      I hate any food that involves soggy bread.
  71.      I swear like a sailor.
  72.      I’m not attracted to white men.
  73.      Although I look white, I’m officially mixed race.
  74.      My grandfather’s grandfather, Major General Sir Hugh Wheeler, was killed during the 1857 Cawnpore Massacre.
  75.      I once did tandem skydive.
  76.      I have an ambition to learn to fly helicopters.
  77.      I always cut my own hair.
  78.      My favourite season is Spring.
  79.      I don’t like colour, I like black and white and I’m in the process of decorating my flat black and white.
  80.      If I ever win a fortune on the lotto, I’m going to buy a porsche 911
  81.      I prefer men with hairless bodies and faces.  Head hair I don’t mind.
  82.      Since I’ve been writing novels I’ve found it very difficult to enjoy reading other people’s books.
  83.      I never had an imaginary friend as a kid & I feel I missed out, so I decided to invent one now I’m an adult and he’s great.
  84.      I once had a dream that foretold the future and 2 weeks later it came true.
  85.      I used to own a boxer dog called Fluke. I named him after a character from a James Herbert book.
  86.      I hate the way my physical body looks & I hate to look at it but my flat is full of mirrors, go figure.
  87.      I don’t believe there’s ‘someone out there’ for me.
  88.      I can’t relate to children; they’re like an alien race to me.
  89.      I used to play the flamenco guitar.
  90.      I can’t dance.  I’ve got 2 left feet.  I just ain’t got da riddim..!
  91.      I like Pavarotti
  92.      I can touch my nose with my tongue.
  93.      I like the smell of sweaty men.
  94.      I have a large dragon tattooed on my back.
  95.      I’m one of the few women who don’t own a ‘rabbit.’
  96.      I prefer big knickers to thongs.
  97.      One of my favourite snacks is grilled cheese.  The cheese has to be volcano strength.
  98.      I roll my own cigarettes and smoke Old Holborn tobacco but I’m giving up – soon..!
  99.      I hate my life and would love to die.
  100.      I miss the old myspace.

So, there you have it, or rather there you have me.  I’m boring really but it seemed like a fun thing to do.  It’s actually been quite difficult thinking of 100 things about me and I hope I haven’t repeated myself.  It’s taken me 5 days to do the 100.  When I get to my 200th blog post, I’m certainly not posting 200 things about me.

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