20 FACTS ABOUT ME

Wednesday

Since I have been blogging regularly and putting a lot more effort into my blog, I have gotten a lot of new readers. A lot of these readers might not actually know a lot about me, aside from what's on my social media accounts, so I thought it would be a good idea to share some facts about me. This way, you can get to know me a little better and I would love to get to know you guys better too!

Girl sat on Stonehenge chair

1. I am studying BA Communication and Media at Bournemouth University. I will start my third year in September (and I still have no idea what I want to do when I graduate).

2. Since last August, I have been working as a marketing intern for an organisation that provides foster care, homes for children, specialist education, therapy, and more to children. Our university course allowed for a placement year, so this is what I chose to do and I will be finishing this internship in early August.

3. I was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire. I have lived around Salisbury for all of my life, apart from when I'm living at university. Fun fact - I live within walking distance of Stonehenge. If you are ever planning to visit the Salisbury area, check out my favourite places to eat in and around Salisbury before you go.

4. This blog is actually 4 years old! Wool of the King turned 4 in May. It was mainly an on and off thing until I decided to make regular posts a few months ago.

5. I have a pet Shih Tzu called Hollie. She's 11 and is the best dog in the world, I love her the most!

6. I worked at Pret a Manger for 4 years while at college and university. I didn't have the best time working there, it was just more to get money while studying.

7. I have a boyfriend called Joe. We have been together for just over 2 years now and we will be living together in September along with some friends when we move back to university.

8. I am really interested in World War II history and the Holocaust, just because it's so shocking and so many awful things happened. I have been to Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Anne Frank House so far and both were unforgettable experiences.

9. I am also really interested in Philosophy. I studied philosophy at A level and actually wanted to do a degree in philosophy too. However, I decided to study communication and media as I saw more job opportunities at the end of it.

10. I am a huge fan of Lana Del Rey. Lana Del Rey actually means wool of the king in Spanish, hence the name of my blog. (I made it over 4 years ago and can't be bothered to change my domain name). Other artists I love include, Kehlani, Jhene Aiko, Beyonce, Arctic Monkeys, Ariana Grande ... There are too many to name!

11. I have been lucky enough to visit 17 different countries across 3 different continents. There are still so many places on my travel bucket list though.

12. Anywhere I go I always have to take lip balm with me and I can't go 20 minutes without putting it on. I am addicted!

13. RuPaul's Drag Race is my favourite thing on TV, I am obsessed and would definitely recommend watching it! Definitely season 4 onward though. Here's what else I'm watching.

14. When I was 8/9 I broke my arm so badly that I had to have a metal bar inside it for 6 months to straighten it out.

15. Last year, I adopted a panda through WWF and have been loving getting postcards of her through my letterbox.

16. A lot of people know me as quite the cheese connoisseur. I am forever getting tagged in those cheese memes on Facebook where people grate it directly into their mouth (just to confirm, I have never actually done that).

17.  I can't ride a bike. Yes, I'm 21 and can't ride a bike but I've never really had the desire to learn. Also, I can drive a car now and that is way cooler!

18. I really love Disney - all of the films are just so good and I hope I can go to Disneyworld Florida one day in the not too distant future. I have been to Disneyland Paris and loved it.

19. I am a really fussy eater.

20. My top 3 cocktails are Brambles, Aperol Spritz and Porntar Martinis. See how to make them here.

Let me know in the comments one fact about you that you think is interesting. I would love to get to know my readers more! Thank you to everyone who reads my blogs or has subscribed.

Wool of the King



54 comments

  1. I love to learn more about the World Wars too! Disney is my guilty pleasure lol! :-p I had no idea that you're blog was 4 years old. It is brave of you to write more about yourself. 😊

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  2. Lovely to learn more about you- I'm also obsessed with Drag Race, can't stop watching it!

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    1. Thank you!! I love it so much. All stars 5 has just started too :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing your facts about yourself, it's nice to get to know the blogger :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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  4. This was so fun to read! I had no idea Lana Del Ray meant wool of the king haha- I don't know if that was what she was going for haha. I'm jealous you lived in the countryside near Stonehedge. I think it's really nice. I've always lived in a big city.

    RPDR is awesome but I'm finding it harder and harder to watch (it doesn't show on Netflix in Australia so annoying.

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    1. Thank you! The countryside has it’s perks but I’ve always wanted to live somewhere with more to do. I guess you always want what you can’t have. So annoying they don’t have drag race on Australian Netflix.

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  5. Such a great list! I always love learning more about other people.
    I'm not sure if I'd be able to come up with 20 things about myself. My brain always completely blanks when people ask me to describe myself. Lol.
    Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Haha don’t worry it was kind of the same for me but I definitely found it easier writing them rather than saying them :)

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  6. Okay, the Lana Del Rey/ wool of the king translation is so interesting! Your job for your placement year sounds so interesting, I still wish that my degree had offered one x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Yeah I have enjoyed doing a placement year it just breaks the uni experience up a bit and gives you more experience, which all employers seem to want x

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  7. Aww I love this post! So lovely to get to know you a bit better. Pornstar martinis are also my absolute faves! Have you had the huge one from Slug and Lettuce?? It sounds like you've had a fab internship experience - best of luck for going back to uni!

    Lucy

    https://lucyjacovelli.com/

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    1. Thank you! No I haven’t had the huge one but I have my eye on it for the next time I go! :) x

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  8. I really would like to go to Auschwitz at some point, it intrugues me and I am sure it was unforgettable. You will love Disney World in Florida! Hope you get there soon 😊

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    1. I would definitely recommend it!! Thank you, me too :)

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  9. I love posts like this, It's always really nice to get to know the person behind the blog.

    I also find World War II fascinating. We are currently working our way through 30 war films in chronological order and I have learnt so much x

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    1. Oooh that does sound interesting! There are lots of interesting documentaries on Netflix x

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  10. Love these posts!

    www.raisingharry.com

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  11. I've only just learned how to ride a bike at the age of 24 when I went to Center Parcs! You're not alone haha

    Katy | www.katystephenson.com

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  12. Love this! Arctic Monkeys are one of my favourite bands as well, I was obsessed with them as a teenager! X

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. Thank you! Yes me too and I saw them live last September :) it was amazing!

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  13. It's lovely to know more about the person writing the blogs you love! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Always love learning more about the blogger behind the blog! I also love anything WWII + Holocaust related - it's such a fascinating period of time!

    Tash - www.agirlwithview.co.uk

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    1. Omg yes agreed! Glad I am finding people with similar interests :)

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  15. What a great idea for a post! Also so cute that you adopted a panda; I can imagine the postcards are so sweet xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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  16. Love this post! I loved finding out more about you!

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  17. I always love learning a bit more about the person behind the blog! Some really interesting facts here, I've also visited Auschwitz and Anne Frank's house because of my historical interests - such poignant places.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah I agree, I’d be interested to visit more historical places like them.

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  18. I didnt realise half of these things about you. I feel like I know you so much better after reading this. I'm particularly jealous of all the countries you've been too!

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  19. Nice to meet you, Lauren! I really liked your post :D

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  20. Love these posts - it's so interesting getting to know bloggers more! I'm fascinated by World War II too!

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    1. Thank you, i agree! I’m glad lots of people are saying they are interested in WWII because I’m the only one in my friend group who’s interested by it haha

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  21. We have several things in common. It was fun getting to know a little more about you. Plus, I always wondered what the meaning was behind your blog name.

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  22. This is a lovely post - it's great to learn more about you.
    I love cheese too - I always enjoy having a relaxing night with my partner watching a film with a nice cheese board with chutney, crackers and crusty bread.

    Thanks for sharing this post x

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  23. If you loved Disneyland Paris, you'll be in awe at Disney World. I hope you're able to make that trip sometime in the near future because it is AMAZING!

    My brother's girlfriend has been studying Communication and Media at BU too. It sounds like a great course! :)

    Hayley | happilyeverhomebody.com

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    1. OMG I can’t wait to go whenever that is!! And wow really? Small world :)

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  24. I'm 22 and I cant ride a bike either! I dont want to learn now though because I kind of like it being my fun fact! I still cant drive though so you have me beat there!

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    1. Haha yeah I feel like there’s no point now and it does make you a bit different

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  25. I remember knowing that Lana Del Ray means wool of the king in Spanish from your blog. Thanks for these insights :)

    Do check out my latest blog and share what you think!

    https://changeoftomorrow.com/blogs/july-2020/dont-save-it-all-for-tomorrow/

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  26. Now I got to know something about you......
    Your adoption of Panda through WWF is the cool thing.....
    I love dogs tooπŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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  27. Hi Lauren. Nice to learn a little about you. A quick Agree/Disagree/Empathise:
    Agree: Dogs are awesome
    Disagree: RuPaul's Drag Race?! Hell no, not for me.
    Empathise: I broke my leg doing Ju Jitsu and had to have a metal bar inside each half of the broken bone to knit it back together again. No fun is it?
    Good luck with your final year in September.

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  28. Your life is really interesting Lauren good to know you better. When it comes to me I love watching reality shows and I have no friends expect my boyfriend because I'm too guarded and I hate gossip, I love my family although I don't much about them, I dream of losing weight but can't let go of junk food ooh yah the list is endless girl. Thank you for sharing about you though.

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  29. Love this post! I enjoy history too and think that World War 2 and Holocaust are very interesting topics. Fact about me: i love scary movies! I even watched The Conjuring 2 alone in a movie house. And at home I like watching scary movies with lights out.

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