Friday 13 January 2012

More about me...

So you've seen me in online in my smalls for almost a year now, time for you to learn a little more about me!

I hit the grand old age of 30 last August and I can't say I was looking forward to it. I'm frequently told I don't look my age but that still doesn't stop me being my age! It's bizarre turning a 'milestone' age. You start to question what you've done with your life, what you've achieved and what you haven't. Then you shrug your shoulders and get on with it!

I work as a diabetic retinopathy screener at Glyn Jones Opticians in Hanley, Stoke-On-Trent with my wonderful boyfriend Ian who's an optometrist and one of the directors there. I'm working towards getting my City and Guilds qualification in my job role, which doesn't sound much, but there's so much seemingly pointless work involved and it's essential for my role. My job involves checking what the patient can see on a test chart, instilling dilating drops and taking retinal photographs. I only wish I could tell my diabetic patients off for not looking after themselves, as sometimes they seem only too proud to tell me how they like to cheat on their diets and have a cream cake and sweets each week. It's so sad that they can't see the risks sometimes. I love my job and I'm lucky enough to work alongside my boyfriend so I get to see him every day :)

When I'm at home I like nothing more than sitting on the sofa with a dog by my side while I sew tiny dresses, shoes or crochet hats for my BJDs (Ball Jointed Dolls). Here are a few of my creations...

I realise it's quite an unusual hobby for a 30 year old but that's what this post is about; the me behind the bras. BJDs aren't toys in any sense of the word. They're collectors pieces and the price reflects that. The small dolls above cost around £160 each and are from Fairyland and Latidoll . The most expensive doll I have is my Minifee Miyu which cost £320 second hand. She's truly stunning though and you can see the workmanship quite clearly. Here she is;

My other passion is my dogs. I have three shih-tzus and adore them. I'm one of those freaks who refers to them as my babies! I just love them, what more can I say? 
Unconditional <3

My favourite band is No Doubt and has been for a long long time. I adore Gwen Stefani and have a huge collection of her L.A.M.B handbags and Harajuku Lovers bits and bobs. My favourite TV shoes are American Dad (I love Roger!), Family Guy, Criminal Minds, Don't Tell The Bride and wildlife documentaries about sharks, snakes, spiders, whales and dolphins. As for movies, I love The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Studio Ghibli movies and Tim Burton animations. Oh, and Harry Potter of course. There's no better movie series I'm afraid. End.

Anyway, enough of my ramblings, you know a bit more about me now, I just hope I didn't bore you too much!

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