Get To Know Me

Something I'm always mindful of is that blogs are just a snapshot of someone's life. They're an edited version of what a blogger is willing to share. I always strive to be honest in this space, but unless you know me 'off line' you probably won't get to see the full story of my life.  

There are also a lot of things that just won't come up in this space. Random facts about me that you'd never know unless they came up in conversation.

It's always nice to share a little more about myself, the random friendly stuff that you might read and go 'wow, I love that too'. It's the best way to connect, so I'm pretty happy Leah tagged me to share some more about myself!

four names that people call me, other than my real name

My closest friends have a couple of names for me including Prune (and variations around Prune) and Bethanaroo. At work I get referred to as B or BT (because it's how I sign off my emails)

four jobs I have had (not counting any current jobs)

pharmacy counter assistant 

sales associate at Gap 

telephone charity fundraiser

event waiter

four movies I've watched more than once

Garden State

Love Actually

Ice Age

all the Christmas films they show every year

four books I'd recommend

The Happiness Project

Letters to my Daughter

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

MWF Seeking BFF

four places I have lived

North Berwick, Scotland - where I spent most of my childhood

Mbabane, Swaziland - where I went to sixth form

Bristol, England - where I went to university and met some of my closest friends

Jaipur, India - where I interned and learnt a lot about myself and other people

four places I have been

Ecuador

Malawi

Malta

The USA 

four places I wouldn't mind being right now

New York City

in my bed, napping

anywhere hot and sunny with a really nice drink and a good book

in the blue lagoon

four things I don't eat

there aren't many things I don't eat (I went to boarding school), except baked beans and gravy (together or separately)

four of my favourite foods

avocado

satsumas

steak

mussels

four TV shows that I watch

Made in Chelsea

House

Girls

Big Bang Theory

four things I am looking forward to this year (next 12 months)

running a marathon

taking a holiday somewhere hot

turning 30 (!)

the top-secret adventures I've got tucked up my sleeve!

four things I'm always saying

I'm sleepy

I have to run today

the worst they can say is no...

I'm going for a nap