Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #115 - (Not Very Interesting) Facts About Me...

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fabulous girls cover at The Broke & The Bookish. This week's topic is -

Ten Facts About Me

I very rarely talk about anything personal on this blog so here are 10 facts about me  that readers of the Outsider may or may not know. I warn you now, there are no startling revelations!

  1. I collect espresso cups and tea cups & saucers. I never use them as most are too pretty to put coffee or tea in but still, my collection is expanding!
  2. I also collect Funko Pops! This is not a unique thing, I suspect hundreds (if not thousands) of bloggers do as well. My collection has grown in size from 3 two years ago to 56 as of yesterday...
  3. If anything is owl or fox related I have to have it. Seriously! I have totes, socks, pens, journals, mugs and a million other things all with owls and/or foxes on. I'm considering starting to collect sheep-related things thanks to my little blog sheep :)
  4. I'm one of those annoying people that learnt to read before I was three. My mama was a huge reader and encouraged me daily. I thank her every day for teaching me.
  5. My beloved mama died at the end of 2012, she had pancreatic cancer and passed away just 7 weeks after diagnosis.
  6. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. It's not osteoarthritis (although I have that too) but a disease of the auto-immune system. I have had my left knee joint replaced and both my hips.
  7. I have 2 sisters, all 3 of us have red hair!
  8. I have 4 nephews and 2 nieces, the oldest is 29 and the youngest is 6.
  9. I'm a bookseller, the best job (apart from a librarian) for a bookworm.
  10. I collect horde multiple editions of my favorite books. Pride & Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, The Secret Garden, Alice In Wonderland and Jane Eyre are my biggest collections!
  11. Bonus Fact - I have a tattoo that I got the day I turned 21. I love that I have a tattoo but I really wish I chose something different...


  1. Oooh. I love owls as well its not in my top 10 but i like to collect things with owls

    my top 10

    1. I've been obsessed with owls since I was tiny and apparently held a baby one at a local bird sanctuary...

  2. What's your tattoo of! I have three and love them all :) None very big, though. I also want to collect FunkoPops, they're so cool

    1. It's a complete cliche! It's a purple rose... I really want to get something book related though, just need to get my nerve up :)

  3. *whispers* I have no idea what a FunkoPop is? I will just scurry off and google that sucker, lol! I DO know what Foxes and Owls are though and that's awesome that you collect them!

    1. No! Don't look! I wish I didn't know what they were... I started off trying trying to just get bookish pops but then I just went slightly mad!

  4. I love Funkos but yet only have one. lol I really want the Dark Crystal collection but haven't managed to find it yet and am worried it won't be one that is easy to track down.

    1. The Dark Crystal Pops are amazing! I've pre-ordered a couple from Forbidden Planet but I'm hoping that they might be selling them st ComicCon...


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