Saturday 1 October 2022

10 things you don't know about me! #Blogtober22

I am taking part in Blogtober 2022 and will be writing posts with various themes/prompts throughout October. Today's prompt is: 10 things you don't know about me!

Me with pink hair

Happy 1st of October and 1st day of Blogtober. Today's prompt is 10 things you don't know about me which I had to think long and hard about. I have been blogging for almost 10 years so I feel regular readers will know most things about me. There is also my About Us page where you can get an idea of who I am and who my family is. I need to update it again as the girls are a year older now. lol I think over these almost 10 years of blogging I have told all my secrets so for my 10 things I will have to come up with some really random things.

1. I have lived in 13 different homes. Mostly all in the North East of England including Stockton, Thornaby, Redcar, Durham, Spennymoor and Ashington. I think we are in our forever home now living near Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire.

2. I am obsessed with mint humbugs at the moment and probably eat far too many.

3. I am so bad at texting people back. I read the message, end up doing something else and then forget all about it. 

4. I only own 3 pairs of footwear. Smart black boots, a pair of trainers and some welly boots.

5. My natural hair colour is dark brown with plenty of grey hairs coming through not that you see it though. I dye my hair and have been all different colours over the last few years. I first dyed it bright red in 2019 and I haven't looked back. I've been pink, red, blue, green which was a mess up, purple and a mix of all those colours. At the moment my hair is blue but by the end of the month it might have changed, who knows.

6. I am watching Orange Is the New Black for the first time and I am loving it. Crazy Eyes and Red are my favourite characters but I am warming to Pennsatucky now.

7. I swear far too much. Never on my blog or in front of my dad though. 

8. I hate paying for anything with my bank card. I get flustered and never know where to scan it. I will only use my bank card when I really. really have to.

9. My full name is not Kimberly, it's just Kim. My parents thought they were clever just giving my brother and I names with 3 letters in thinking nobody can shorten them, the problem we have is people try to lengthen my brothers and my name.

10. I only know popular music, in the charts if it is played on TikTok. I never listen to the radio anymore unless it's old music from the 80's and 90's. I feel old.

What is one thing that I don't know about you?


  1. I didn't know your name wasn't shortened, I've picked names for my kids that I don't mind the shortened versions of because it always happens..although one of them often gets called Loo! I like that you don't swear in front of your Dad, I never swore in front of my Mum but my kid's don't care at all. xx

  2. I'm with you on the swearing although in the end I did swear (not too bad) in front of my mum. N swears at home and I hate it, but the OH wont back me up in stopping it.

  3. Good luck with blogtober. My hair has been every colour going. Also my current obsession is mint imperials

  4. Good luck with Blogtober! I swear too, and that’s perfectly okay!

  5. I enjoyed getting to know you more. I do use my card to pay for things but I know exactly what you mean by getting flustered when you don’t know where to swipe or tap. I always feel like a goose when the shop assistant has to show me. It’s even worse when I have completely messed up and they’ve had to redo the whole transaction. Very embarrassing especially when people behind me are waiting.

  6. I'm not really a swearer. I would never swear in front of my mum or dad even if I were a swearer, I just couldn't bring myself to do it!

  7. Hi Kim, lovely to connect again. I think my natural hair colour is mousey brown, but I've been dying it since I was 18.

  8. So interesting. I love your Hellfire Club t-shirt by the way! I love your bright hair- it always looks great. I'm the same, I swear a lot too but won't in front of my mum. My kids slip swear words in front of me and I always say "I wouldn't dare swear in front of my parents when I was your age!" Ha! I'm awful with my card too! In the days when you had to sign, I was refused as they said my signature didn't match- oops! Then with pin -I reverse numbers and get it wrong and now with contactless they've changed where you scan it- just to confuse me! The kids usually pay for me! xx

  9. I enjoyed reading this post. Your blog is one of my favourites. I'm coming up to ten years of blogging too. We must have started around the same time :)