20 facts about me
Meaning of my business name
Earliest childhood memory
My guilty pleasure
3 personality traits I'm proud of
10 favourite foods
Old photo of me
Piercing's and tattoos
First celebrity crush
If I won the lottery
What's in my handbag
Timeline of my day
Favourite childhood book
What am I afraid of
Where I want to be in ten years
Something I miss
10 favourite songs
Difficult time in my life
Best physical features
5 favourite blog's
What makes me feel better, always
Last time I cried
Top things on my bucket list
Favourite comfort food
Weird quirk of mine
I guess most of my fabulous F/listies here know a fair bit about me by now, but this meme wants me to introduce myself so here I am ...
I'm one year younger than our lovely lady Impala, but nowhere near as beautiful! I was born in Lambeth, London and I'm immensely proud of my London roots. I've lived at the border of three counties; Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire (about thirty miles west of London) since I was ten, but I am and always will be a London Gal at heart.
I've been married for over 21 years to the awesome Barry, and I wouldn't want things any other way.
I'm five foot seven and have hazel eyes, the darker brown ones, not the pretty swirly green/amber/gold ones that Jared has, and hair that used to be a nice conker brown/verging on auburn but is now grey - let's hear it for hair dye!!!
I have a steel plate in my arm and two crowns on my front teeth because I'm a clumsy git.
In terms of Fandom, I'm strictly monogamous. It's Supernatural only for me. I'm a total Dean and Jensen girl, but as far as I'm concerned, on or off screen, those boys come as a gorgeous pair and a spare. Dean, Sam and Castiel or Jensen, Jared and Misha; they're beautiful people inside and out and I adore them all, along with the rest of our amazing cast and crew.
Having said that, I also love Doctor Who, Big Bang Theory, Harry Potter, Discworld, Lord of the Rings, Hitch Hikers Guide, Star Wars, and Star Trek TNG to name a few of my favourite shows/films/books, I've just never felt compelled to dip my toe into their fandoms.
Creativity is at the core of my being. Whether it be writing a fanfiction, drawing a picture or even making a daisy chain, I need a creative outlet as much as I need food and drink. Without it, I would wither away and die!
I am the Owner/Manager/Slave of dapplegrey art, and that is my trading name as a professional animal portrait artist. Deciding to take the step up from drawing pictures for my own enjoyment to doing it professionally has been a long and fantastic journey. I couldn't have done it without the support of my amazing hubby and my wonderful parents.
It's bloody hard work standing at the stall which I would have spent nearly two hours putting up and will spend another hour at the end of the day taking down, and at various times over the last ten years, I've been freezing cold, boiling hot, sunburnt, wading through knee deep mud, trying to hold down a ten foot square gazebo in the teeth of a howling gale and ended many a long day dirty, footsore and aching all over, sometimes for a pittance. But d'y know what? I love it. I adore it. Every last tiring, and occasionally frustrating second of it. Being able to give someone the joy of seeing their long lost pet recreated especially for them is a high no recreational drug can match.
I work in HR and all the latest sagas relating to my work have been well documented at this journal, so I won't go into all that here.
Other than this, there's not much more to tell. I'm a glass-half-full kinda person, and I believe life is so much more fun when you have a dirty mind!
So, there you are, this is me, buried in a puppy pile of gorgeous men. (Remember that dirty mind I was talking about ...)