Fun Facts

You mean you STILL want to know more about me? Ok, here ya go:

  • I LOVE tea, but not the typical Jamaican ‘bush’ teas and certainly not Earl Grey. I like the fruity, floral and otherwise ‘exotic’ stuff. β˜•
  • I don’t eat peas or beans of any kind. πŸ€’ Sunday dinners were always torture growing up as my mother would insist that I eat the rice and peas, and I would insist that that was not going to happen. We’d have epic battles of will and endurance where I wasn’t allowed to eat the meat unless I ate the peas I had picked out of the rice. These often ended with me still sitting at the dining table into the night and her coming to whup my butt and run me off to go and get ready for bed. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ Interestingly, I found out a few years ago that my father also doesn’t eat them, so I guess I came by it honestly. πŸ˜›
  • My favourite colour is purple. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Prince had nothing on me.
  • I am a HGTV devotee. Fixer Upper (Chip and Jo-Jo are LYFE!) and anything with the Property Brothers (Jonathan and Drew Scott) are my faves. Not here for Love It or List It or the Tiny House phenomenon.
  • I am obsessed with dance shows. OBSESSED.πŸ’ƒπŸ½ I think I was supposed to be a dancer, but the way my childhood was set up… Anyway, I’ve watched so many seasons of Dancing with the Stars that I can choreograph some bomb routines that’d put some of those pros to shame. All in my head, but whatever. My current obsession is Strictly Come Dancing, the British version of DWTS. Just look up Oti Mabuse on Youtube. You’re welcome!
  • Speaking of dance shows, I have watched and will watch every Step Up movie that Adam Shankman puts into the world. Step Up 57, when Moose and them are pop locking with canes and walkers and kicking the butts of young whippersnappers? Yes, please!
  • My favourite author is Zadie Smith. I studied White Teeth for a college Lit course (nobody else read it because it’s 542 pages long). She’s amazing! I met her at Calabash 2014. She autographed my much-read copy, and I managed to not have a meltdown.
  • I love a good, deep, highbrow literary tome as much as the next English nerd, but my favourite books are romance novels (I’m sentimental. And I love the escapism. Sue me!) I may or may not be attempting to write one… πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š
  • I don’t like paintings with faces and/or human forms. I don’t wanna see no faces looking back at me in the night when I’m walking around. πŸ–Ό
  • My absolute favourite scent is petrichorβ€”that fresh, lovely smell of the earth after it rains.🌧🌧🌧 So awesome! I wonder if there’s a perfume with that scent…
  • My favourite singer ever is Mariah Carey (90s Mariah, that is. She was untouchable.) πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ€
  • I hate being cold!