20 Things – A little bit like me

Good morning! Just to begin with, a quick update on this weeks blog post proceedings. After this post, will be either a two or three part short story entitled The day the world died- voted as the winner on my Twitter feed. Keep your eyes open for that. Anyway, on to business.

I wish to thank Holly for tagging me in to this. Get over and check out her blog now. It is fabulous. So, without any further delay, here are twenty things about me.

Twenty things


1. I shall start at the very beginning with the sperm. I was a mistake, the surprise of the family coming (no pun intended) ten and twelve years after my brother and sister. And I have been a thorn in their side ever since. You’re welcome.

2. I have a fear of butterflies after an eventful day at London Zoo.


3. One of my favourite films is The Experts, starring John Travolta, Ayre Gross and Kelly Preston. 

4. My nicknames when I was a child was Peanut Head and Frank (short for Frankenstein.) Thanks dad. Now, amongst work colleagues my nickname is *coughs* Package. I will not go into any more detail.

5. I have been nominated twice for Employee of the month, but have only won once. 

6. Not many people in the Internet world know this, but my name is Alan. (It is not however, a heavily guarded secret)

7. I once fell of the pavement as I was distracted by Owen Wilson’s nose. True story.

8. In a former life, I use to attend as many gigs as possible in a calendar year. The most notable (*for more than once): Motley Crue, Sum 41, Alice Cooper*, Prince*, Fall out boy*, Bon Jovi* and Hanoi Rocks*. 


9. The first time I ever travelled by plane was a work trip where my work colleague explained to me in great detail that the plane was not well equipped. Thank you.

10. I once ordered Steak Tartar from a Barcelona fish restaurant expecting a fish steak. How wrong was I?

11. I have an amazing memory when it comes to names, work patterns, random television and film trivia.

12. Contrary to that, I am hopeless at song lyrics.

13. In my opinion I am a shy individual, but many will say I’m not. Sit me at a bar, give me a dance floor or a karaoke mic and I will make things happen.

14. Found a fresh appreciation for comedian Jack Whitehall. Never really thought I was a fan until recently.


15. One of the first books I ever read was a Red Dwarf novel. This was followed by a Stephen King book. I was in primary school. 

16. Between the ages of 18 and 25 I went on many alcohol fuelled, fun loving adventures. In that time a few silly things I did: I serenaded a cone, slapped a bald man and denied it, hijacked an abandoned three wheel pushchair and went for a ride in it, danced my arse off and got stupidly drunk. Then went to work.

17. I am a published author. I released The Siblings: Book one earlier this year. It’s on Amazon Kindle. Here’s a link :p – Amazon UK & Amazon US

18. I prefer wearing long sleeved shirts and hoodies, but I was roll the sleeves up as I find it more comfortable. I am not a fan of short sleeves.

19. I have a slight fascination and like for Elizabeth Olsen, Jennifer Lawrence, Emily Blunt and Charli XCX. 


20. I achieved a grade of C in my final Art exam at school by doodling. No one else in the class thought of doing it and my teacher was impressed. Simple but effective. A little bit like me. 

I welcome anyone to complete this post as it was fun and makes you think long and hard! So, what are you waiting for? 

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15 thoughts on “20 Things – A little bit like me

  1. Loved these. You can help me with names and I’ll cover you with song lyrics (probably makes up about 73% of my brain storage)
    Dang it, I thought I was in on some kind of big secret by knowing your full name :p
    And as far as being the “oops” baby, just tell them they saved the best for last…that’s what I do ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. I love all of these quirky facts about you! If anything, altogether they reveal a 21st fact about you: you’ve an incredible wit!
    If it counts for anything, I’d like to say that one person’s mistake is another person’s blessing, and I know that many people are blessed because you exist. The universe works in mysterious ways…
    Can I also say that the story of the butterfly has me completely intrigued!
    Thanks for sharing these amazing facts about yourself ๐Ÿ™‚ Love having the chance to get to know more about you!
    Have a great week โค

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    1. Wow thank you!
      I don’t think I have been told I had wit so thank you.
      Glad you enjoyed all the facts!
      Oh yeah the butterfly…I always found them beautiful creatures until I encountered a hundred of them all at one time…*shiver*
      Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Wow! Package ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for sharing this was us – the story behind the nickname has my imagination going crazy. I was intrigued by the butterfly phobia, but you’ve already answered that ๐Ÿ™‚ I appreciate (and envy) the fact that you’ve seen Bon Jovi and Fall Out Boy live. More than once ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I can just picture you beating everyone at a pub quiz hehehe . . . I’ve never read a Stephen King novel (I’m ashamed to admit this).

    Sorry for taking over in your comments section, I just really enjoyed this post. Have a great week!

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    1. Erm yeah ๐Ÿ˜€ that has an interesting story behind it but maybe one not to share in the comment section ๐Ÿ˜›
      Yeah, I thought the butterflies would be dead and pinned into little casings to view…how wrong was I? Who knew you would be looked at strangely for swatting at them in a zoo!
      Yeah they were amazing and would love to see them again!
      Hehe I don’t know about beating everyone at a pub quiz :p maybe gain the wooden spoons!
      Ooh you must read Stephen King, unless the genre isn’t your thing which is understandable ๐Ÿ™‚
      Never apologise for adding a comment. I really need to comment more.
      Oh just wanted to say your Twitter feed is great so feel free to stop by anytime ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you for reading and commenting

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      1. hahaha! Now I’m even more intrigued! That’s pretty crazy but it makes for a hilarious story. I’ll definitely give him a read *some time* Don’t underestimate yourself (or over play your hand) .
        My Twitter?! I’m really bad at tweeting.
        Thank you for taking the time to respond.
        Keep well ๐Ÿ™‚

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