It’s Thursday! It’s tag day, and today I’ve pinched the Getting to Know Me tag from my favourite Steph.
Birthday? January 20th
How old are you? 36
Star Sign? I’m a Capricorn/Aquarius cusp baby .
Very specifically, Aquarius Sun, Capricorn Moon, Gemini Rising.
Single or Taken? Taken. Coming up to 12 years married and 19 together.
Where are you from? Born in Lancashire. Lived in Newcastle since 2004.
Are you named after anyone? Not that I am aware of. My mum wanted twins called Charlie and Sam. She got me. She almost registered me as Charlie Sam, but I ended up Charlotte Samantha.
When was the last time you cried? If you’re prepared to consider a few stray tears, then a few weeks ago reading Vulture by Bex Hogan. Before that….who knows. I am really not a crier.
Do you like your handwriting? I don’t mind my neat handwriting. I don’t like the chicken scrawl I have when I am rushing or stressed. Random linked fact: my writing at school was illegible and I spent hours copying passages from books to improve my writing. No-one told me to. I just did it.
What is your favourite lunch? I don’t know that I have one? Currently I am enjoying salads for lunch. In Winter, I eat a lot of roasted veg for lunch. As a brunch, I am very partial to poached eggs on toast.
Do you have any kids? I do. One 9 year old boy, S. He’s a great kid.
If you were another person, would you be friends with you? I don’t know. I’m canny when you get to know me, and I think my friends like me?! But I have major resting bitch face, I usually have my face in a book, and I don’t make small talk, so if I were meeting me for the first time then probably not.
Do you use sarcasm a lot? Never.
Do you still have your tonsils? What a weird question. But yes, I do have my tonsils.
Would you bungee jump? Definitely not. I would, however, skydive if the opportunity presented itself.
What is your favourite cereal? I rarely eat cereal now. It’s not usually coeliac friendly unless it’s gluten free, and then it’s usually grim. My favourite cereal always was Frosties though. And I used to love them with hot milk when I was poorly.
Do you untie your shoes before you take them off? Rarely. I always regret that when I go to put them back on.
Do you think you’re strong? Physically? No. Mentally. Sure.
What is your favourite ice cream? Wallings ice cream. It’s a family farm in the North West near where I grew up and where some of my family still live. Their vanilla ice-cream is the richest creamiest I have ever had. I love their stem ginger the most though.
What is the first thing you notice about people? Their vibes. I don’t know if that’s a thing you notice. If I’m not allowed to pick vibes, then usually their coffee / tea order, or how they’re treating the people they’re with.
Red or pink? I prefer red.
What is your least favourite thing about yourself? I’m a perfectionist. I’m an overthinker. I am a terrible sleeper. There are lots more but actually my inability to sleep and wake up refreshed is probably my least favourite.
What is your favourite tea at the moment? I only drink regular tea or mint tea. I take my regular tea black with honey, and that’s definitely my preferred tea at the moment.
What colour shoes are you wearing right now? No shoes. Just socks. They’re cream and they have sausage dogs on them.
What was the last thing you ate? A handful of marshmallows. I am recovering from a migraine and the only thing I want to eat is pure sugar.
What are you listening to right now? I have an episode of Grey’s Anatomy on in the background. It’s from the first season.
If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? I would be the purple one. I have no reason for this, I just love the colour. Or yellow, because of the yellow crayon story that Xander saves the world with in Buffy.
Favourite smells? The seaside. Cakes baking in the oven. My perfume (What I Did on my Holidays by 4160 Tuesdays). Oranges. Roses. Sweet peas. Mint. Eucalyptus. Coffee.
Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? A work colleague. I rarely speak to people on the phone outside work. Sometimes husband if he’s not with me, or my elderly relatives.
Mountain hideaway or beach house? By preference the beach. I love to be near the sea. It soothes my soul. But I do love a mountain hideaway holiday, so if someone handed me a mountain house and said I could have it for free, I wouldn’t exactly say no.
Eye colour? I think they’re officially called hazel? They’re a green-grey with brown flecks in the middle and a dark blue outline.
Hair colour? Currently dyed a dark brown/purple colour. Naturally, it’s mousey brown.
I quite enjoyed doing that as a different kind of tag! What colour would you be if you were a crayon? If you have any random questions you want to fling at me, feel free to!