25 very random facts about me.

It occurred to me the other day that in my 2 1/2 years of blogging, I've never done a 'Get to Know Me' type post, and so this is probably long, long overdue. I actually adore reading these kind of posts from other bloggers, as I find it really interesting to get to know, quite often, a little bit of a different side to people compared to what they normally write about!

So, here are 25 very random facts.


  1. My middle name is actually Rebecca, not Rosie. But 'sophierebecca.com' was already taken so I chose Rosie instead for no particular reason other than it seemed to flow quite well and I liked the name!

  2. Out of the 3 'big' coffee brands, Caffe Nero is my fave, followed by Starbucks and I will only ever have a Costa if there's absolutely no other choice. My friend and I once drove a whole 2 junctions further than we needed to on the motorway in order to stop for a Starbucks services rather than a Costa services. It really is that serious of a matter.

  3. We have a dog back home called Jake. He's a red and white border collie and is certifiably bonkers.

  4. I don't drink. I never have done and I have no plans to start anytime soon.

  5. I am fascinated with aeroplanes. I love learning about how everything works and I get v excited whenever I see one. Air Crash Investigation is absolutely my favourite show and guilty pleasure, but probably explains why I'm actually terrified of flying, despite my love for the planes themselves!

  6. I also love boats. Ever since my family went on our first cruise (once I'd got over the fear of sinking like the Titanic, obvs), I became obsessed with boats too. I used to want to be a Captain of ship when I grew up, until I realised you needed good geography and physics skills... of which I have neither.

  7. Speaking of my Geography skills.. up until the age of 18, I genuinely thought Cumbria was a place in Africa. That was until my old job sent me to a client there and I quickly realised I was way off.

  8. I have the tiniest tattoo of a small cross on my right wrist. No one ever realises it's there as it fits perfectly under my watch.

  9. Yes, I wear my watch on the 'wrong' wrist. 

  10. I'm also left handed.

  11. However, I'm right handed for everything else, including using right handed scissors, and when I used to play golf.

  12. I also used to play cricket and my parents sent me to 'Cricket Camp' one summer when I was about 10. I won 'best bowler' and my prize was a large mens cricket top. Needless to say it didn't fit 10 year old me very well.

  13. I don't like cheese. Except for on pizza.

  14. I was born 4 weeks premature, and I was so tiny that the baby clothes I used to wear now fit on my old dolls.

  15. I trained in ballroom and latin dancing until I was 18. I miss it so much and I'm considering getting back to it when I finally move down to London! And yes, Strictly is my other fave show.

  16. I was so obsessed with High School Musical for about 2 years after it came out, it was very nearly an actual problem. I would watch it every day without fail and I can still recite all of the song and dance routines to you now.

  17. I took Ancient History, Accounting, Maths and Dance at A Level and even my teachers used to comment that I was clearly very confused about my future considering how very random my range of subjects were!

  18. I may have lived out of home for nearly 4 years, but I still text my Mum photo's of clothes from my wardrobe to ask which wash to put them in, as I've still not mastered this adult thing yet.

  19. I started this blog on 18th November 2014, sat in Central Perk in Liverpool, wearing a denim shirt-dress and a red bowler hat, drinking a caramel latte on an orange sofa just like the one they had in the coffee house of the same name in Friends. Is it weird that I remember it so vividly?

  20. I used to hate the name 'Sophie'. When I was about 5 I remember leaving the house with my Dad and giving my Mum strict instructions to have thought of a new name for me by the time I got back! Good job I love it now, isn't it?

  21. I love being by the water and my dream is to end up living by the sea.

  22. I've never travelled further than Turkey, but I absolutely want to change that soon. I want to visit Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, Dubai... I have a pretty long list.

  23. I'm left & right dyslexic - to the point where I used to have to wear a bobble on one wrist and not the other during my driving lessons, and my instructor would shout 'bobble' and 'no bobble' instead of 'left' and 'right' as otherwise it would take me too long to work out which way to turn.

  24. I love coffee but I can't stand coffee in chocolate. The same with peanuts; I could eat them all day but in chocolate? No thanks.

  25. I've never been to a music gig and I don't have a favourite artist or band. My music taste is very eclectic and seeing live music has just never really bothered me! The theatre on the other hand? I'd never be out of there if I could!

Soph

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  1. Loved this, so nice to read more about you! I also don't drink and I would love to live by the sea one day, it's so peaceful.

    Alice May Snell ♡

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    1. Thanks Alice! Ahh amazing, there's not many of us that don't drink haha! x

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  2. So interesting to find out more about you :) I don't like coffee full stop - I'm not really a fan of tea either! Although I've grown to love green tea now x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

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    1. No way! I couldn't go a day without coffee! xx

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  3. Loved this little list Sophie! I used to HATE my name lol I used to make my mum call me 'Emma' after baby spice, what am I like?! It lasted for about an hour. Also, with you on the High School Musical addiction... I still know all the words now >:) Immy x

    www.immymay.com

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    1. Thanks Immy! haha no way, Immy is a gorgeous name, I absolutely love it! OMG HSM was literally the best thing ever xx

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  4. Cool facts! You should totally go to a gig sometime though, I've only been 3 times myself, and am not really one to have a favourite band, but enjoyed myself immensely each time; the atmosphere is always the best bit :)

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    1. I know, everyone says this to me haha!

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  5. Love this!

    www.themollyellis.com

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  6. Yesss!! Amazing to read more about you! And btw, LEFT HANDED BABES FOREVER! I used to hate my name as well because it is too unique and people never know how to pronounce it correctly. Now it is prob one of my fave things about me, it always makes me stand out. And HSM? I gotchu girl, I still listen to it from time to time. Best jams ever. Lots of love!

    http://www.persianbrunette.com

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    1. hahaha YES GAL! I adore your name, like you say - it's totally unique and you should totally love it! OMG me too - they're the best to sing along to in the car! x

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  7. Lovely getting to know you! Xxx

    www.23millymay25.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Lovely getting to know you! Xxx

    www.23millymay25.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. This was a lovely post, nice to know more about you !

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  10. I love finding other people who don't like cheese! I absolutely hate it, I won't even have it on Pizza!
    Suitcase and Sandals Blog X

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  11. I did modern dance for years and I feel the same way- I miss it and always want to reignite it with more dance classes! xx

    rhymeandribbons.com

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  12. I'm always relieved when I find someone who doesn't drink either. Sometimes it's nice to have a coctail or a cider or vodka with orange juice, but I prefer not to drink alcohol. Thankfully I don't surround myself with people who force me to drink, because I really hate when someone doesn't understand NO which happened before, with colleagues...

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