Lifestyle: The A-Z of Me (#1)

I saw this ‘tag’ pop up over on Little Miss Katy (possibly my favourite blog) and just couldn’t resist doing it! I love sharing little bits about me on here – the blogs I love are where the personality of the blogger really comes across.

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A – Actuary

I’m a huge maths-geek and chose to study Actuarial Science at university. Currently halfway through a year’s placement and I know becoming an actuary is definitely what I want to do…I’m pretty much signing away to no social life and twice-yearly exams for a good while!

B – Boys

Despite being a bit of a girly-girl makeup and dress wise, I’m much more comfortable around guys – which is good given my career choice! I went to a Boy’s school for sixth form and, whilst I love my uni girls to bits, I do miss it hugely!

C – Curls

When I was a toddler my hair was properly curly, it then went straight until I had layers put in. It’s more wavy than curly, extremely thick, and difficult to do much with. A good hairdresser is a must, as is experimenting with products. But I have straightened my hair once in 4.5 years, so I do love it natural!
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D – Dresses

I own two pairs of trousers, both of them jeans (and one pair is a new addition). I’m much more comfortable in dresses and skirts.

E – Eloise

I have a “little” sister called Eloise – a combination of mine and my mum’s middle names. There’s six years between us so she’s still pre-GCSE, but she’s exceptionally clever, and not so little – I think she was 12 when she realised she was taller than me!

F – Fry Ups

I love a good fry-up, I don’t think you can beat it. My ideal is bacon, black pudding, egg and toast – sausage is a bit unnecessary. I don’t think they are necessarily too unhealthy either, so I have a couple a month.
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G – Geese

I’m terrified of geese. I have no idea why, but they scared me so much as a child and that feeling has never quite gone away.

H – Hazelnut

My favourite nut! It started with a love of nutella (give me a spoon and a jar and my evening is made!), but I love snacking on the roasted nuts, drinking hazelnut milk, and adding the syrup to hot drinks. So good!
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I – Ice Cream

Another food item – I’m greedy alright! I’ve enjoyed ice cream my entire life, using family cruises as an excuse to find the best – so far one in Sicily has yet to be beaten.

J – Jigsaws

I used to love doing jigsaws when I was younger, and I kind-of want to buy one of those rolls so I can do some bigger/harder ones now.

K – Knitting

I’ve been trying to learn to knit for well over a year, and it’s not going so well! I keep getting into knots and taking it all apart – it’s so infuriating and I get so grumpy with it! My aim is to try and make a scarf for next winter, fingers crossed! I’ve been using this site for instructions, also where the picture above is from, and I highly recommend it!

L – Leicester

I grew up in Leicestershire, and love the city centre for shopping. It’s definitely my go-to place outside of London if I need anything, a lovely mix of high-street and high-end. Plus the John Lewis is huge, heaven in a shop! The countryside is also pretty beautiful.
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M – Memories

Making memories is really important to me, but more than anything I’m scared of forgetting them. My granddad suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease, and it’s one I don’t think has nearly enough effort going towards finding a cure. Because of it I ‘lost’ my granddad nearly four years ago – he’s still alive but hasn’t recognised me or anyone for that long. It’s not just the memories, it’s the change in personality, and the financial costs involved. I know that if it’s in my genes nothing can really help, but I try to eat as healthily as possible, do memory exercises, and also try and write down highlighters of my life – I love my line-a-day diary for this!

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  • I am from Leciestershire as well!
    That ice-cream looks divine. Nothing better than a good ice-cream palour!
    Rosie
    x

    http://www.anenglishrosie.blogspot.co.uk

    • ninegrandstudent

      Woo! Such a beautiful county! x

  • Libby Martyn

    I love this post Chloe, it’s so cute!
    Would I be able to do this tag at some point please?

    Libby
    http://www.lifeoflibby.co.uk
    xxx

    • ninegrandstudent

      Awh thanks, and of course you can! x

  • Joanne

    Aw, what an adorable idea for a post! I totally enjoyed reading this, you’re really creative! (And by the way, Eloise sounds like the girl in those movies I loved watching as a child haha, she sounds lovely!)

    THOUGHTS IN TIFFANY BLUE

    • ninegrandstudent

      Thanks so much! x

  • Great idea for a post, I love hazelnuts too!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

    • ninegrandstudent

      They’re so delicious! x

  • This is awesome! Thanks for the linkup lovely one <3

    I really want to learn how to knit! It's one of the thingso n my list to do when I have more free time haha.

    PS what's an actuary?! :/ xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • ninegrandstudent

      It’s finding the free time…I don’t have much going spare!

      And an actuary is one of those people who calculates risk, then calculates insurance premiums (and the investments insurance companies need to put by), that’s the simple way of putting it! x

  • I love this post! It’s so nice to get to know more about a blogger than just their favourite beauty products 🙂 I tried to learn how to knit before too but never quite got the knack for it! xx

    Love and Marmalade

    • ninegrandstudent

      I think it’s one of those skills that you can either do or not. I’m determined to make a scarf even if it’s full of holes! x

  • Ah you would hate Michigan, Canadian geese are EVERYWHERE, like in flocks of 100+. My hair was all ringlets when I was little, not so much these days which i’m kinda glad about because it ended up always being in a super knotty mess. All my closest friends have always been guys too, they don’t tend to bitch as much and just tell you like it is.

    • ninegrandstudent

      That sounds absolutely horrific with all the geese! x

  • Rebecca Lacey

    I LOVE Hazelnuts too 😀 I used to knit little things when I was little but wish I knew how to do it properly!

    Rebecca Coco

    • ninegrandstudent

      They are so good – craving them now even at 10pm! x

  • Angela

    Loved reading this post! I too used to love black pudding as a child – I say used to cos when my dad educated me as to what it actually way I really didn’t fancy it anymore!
    So sorry to hear about your granddad. Alzheimers is such an evil disease.

    • ninegrandstudent

      I’ve always been up off because of it, but decided one day to try it and was hooked – it’s so good! x

  • Lou

    Love the idea of this tag! I love learning about the people behind the blog!

    Lou
    naturallybeige.com

    xxx

    • ninegrandstudent

      Same here! x

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