10 Things You Don’t Know About Us

So I wrote this about both of us as I couldn’t think of 10 each!


1. Alice is a fantastic musician. She’s been in several bands, can pretty much play anything after 5 minutes, except stuff you blow into – dear god she’s bad at the Sax…

She’s got several music grades under her belt in Drums, guitar and bass. She’s even been known to front a band or two…


2. Sam was a DJ for many years. Some might say she suffered quite a bit from Peter Pan syndrome… She never wanted to grow up so she stayed in a Student environment for 13 years running Club nights, Karaokes, Rock nights and even the odd wedding and christening!

It left her with an extremely eclectic music taste, a love of Karaoke and a soft squidgy mess at many a wedding first dance.


3. Alice and Sam met while Sam was engaged to someone else.

A big soap opera style scandal ensued, but alls well that ends well… Perhaps it’s a story for another time.


4. Alice is originally from the West Midlands and met Sam while living in the Northeast.


5. Sam is originally from the East Midlands and met Alice while living in the Northeast.


6. There is 9 years between Sam and Alice…

Also there’s 9 years between Sam and Alice’s Mum. Then 9 years between Alice’s Mum and Step Dad. Then 9 years between Alice’s Step Dad and Sam’s Mum… It’s like Toby jugs but with age!


7. Alice and Sam have matching tattoos on their left arm. They got it on the day Sam surprised Alice with a proposal. It reads With Every Beat.


8. 21.12 is important to Sam and Alice and is why they got engaged on the 21st of December at 9.12pm. They then got married on the 21st of December the following year and had their first dance at 9.12pm. (Also see point 6…)

Luckily, the Mayan Calendar was wrong and the world didn’t end on their wedding anniversary, further proving that Gay marriage is not going to cause the apocalypse.


9. Alice and Sam have moved house 5 times in 4 years and have lived in 3 different counties in the UK.


10. Both Sam and Alice were brought up as only children. Although later on Alice has now become close to her half sister.


Bonus one…

Sam is a Gemini
Alice is a Gemini
Sam’s Parents were both Gemini’s

Even Bernie and Nala are Gemini’s…

Byron was born in March. But on Friday the 13th of course!


Month 2 and another day closer.

Well, we are heading towards month 3 now.

Obviously month number one didn’t produce any of the results that we were looking for. Also we had a death in the family which I’ve mentioned before so it was difficult to continue without feeling disrespectful. Especially as my most fertile day was the day of the funeral. It just didn’t feel right.

So basically we postponed for month number two and look forward to getting our lives back on track and trying again this month!

I can only hope it is as bizarre of an experience next time and that we can be successful soon.


This month we find out what our long term plans are for the house too. I’m hoping we will be able to negotiate a longterm contract so that we know where we stand for the coming months. A chance to feel settled.


I’m just looking forward to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Three things or objects I would be lost without.

Three things…


Well seeing as though I can’t say the usual fluffy answers such as family, love and inner peace, I guess I’m going to be wonderfully materialistic in this post.

Guilt free, honest answers! Happy days!

1. iProducts.
Now I couldn’t put down 1, 2 and 3 as iPhone, iPad and iMac so I’ve lumped them together under the tag iProducts which is a phrase I feel is completely under used.
I’m one of those geeks that lives on their tech.
I’ll use the phrase “I’ll google it” several times a day. Another favourite is “there’s an app for that”.
I feel a pang of fear and panic if my battery levels are lower than 50% and I don’t have the relevant portable charger with me.
I talk, FaceTime, bbm, blog, tweet, Facebook, email, text and iMessage regularly. I feel disconnected without this little piece of technology.
People wonder why I’m so attached to the tech and I tell them that it’s where my friends and family live. I speak more to my mum on FaceTime than I do in real life. It’s an issue with distance as opposed to ignorance.
I document everything with a status or photo. My dad thinks I’m on Facebook too much but he doesn’t understand that I love the anthropology of it all.
I get email updates about what I was posting a year ago. Sometimes 2, 3 or even 4 years ago. It’s interesting to me. It’s a condensed diary.
In the way that people write diaries, or perhaps in a more modern sense they blog, I like to document day to day life online so I can look back and see how far I’ve come.
So yeah, number 1: my iProducts.


2. My TV.
And with that my subscriptions. Netflix and sky tv. We gave up Lovefilm recently. There was a ceremony with candles, hymns and everything. One of them had to go and Lovefilm was it… A sad day for all involved.
Anyhoo, at the minute we are pretty strapped for cash so we spend a bit more a month on good movie subscriptions and a good tv package because that’s what we enjoy. We don’t go out every weekend and party until we vomit. We get a bottle of wine and watch tv. We have friends over and watch a movie. We obsess over what the hell is going on with American Horror Story or the Walking dead. We bitch about X Factor and nearly vomit while watching I’m a Celeb. It may not be the most intellectual of pass times but it keeps us happy.
I draw the line at soaps though. If we get sucked into soap land we find it hard to escape so it’s better to keep away!!


3. My Patmobile.
My Peugeot 1007. My red devil on 4 wheels. My granny wagon. My first car. My Pat.
I love and hate having a car. If someone could pay for the petrol and the maintenance then that would be fine, but they don’t so it’s the main reason we are skint.
It is the main reason that we have days out though. We get to pop to Morissons for a breakfast. We can have a drive over to Whitby. It gets me to work 40 miles a day…
It helped me play chauffeur to the family when they needed help while Alice’s nan was ill. It got me to George’s funeral in Lincolnshire in one weekend. It takes Grace out for the day with me and Chels.
Pat is awesome. Now I have him I wouldn’t want to let him go. Learning to drive is so expensive but so worth it.


So there you have it. My favourite completely materialistic, self-obsessed items of self indulgence.