Challenge: A Buttload Of Truths

The lovely Kerry from Kerry, Life and Loves recently nominated me for the 100 truths challenge – thanks Kerry! I decided to do a condensed version of the original questions, so not quite 100 truths here – firstly, I’m a private little hermit and I’d rather not publish some details on the world wide web, and secondly, just makes for an easier read. Here we go!

What’s your name?


Any nicknames or aliases?

Nelly the elephant, Nelle, Smelly, Jangle, Jan, Dude

Where do you live?

Londontown (England, not Ontario).

Your star sign?


How old are you?

I am 20 going on 21 (gotta channel your inner Liesl, you know)

Any children?


Any pets?

I wish.

Any tattoos or piercings?


What do you like about yourself?

I believe in people’s abilities (almost blindly sometimes) and I’m very competitive.

What do you dislike about yourself?

I believe in people’s abilities (almost blindly sometimes) and I’m very competitive.

Righty or lefty?

Right handed, and not the most politically inclined person there ever was…

The last thing you drank:

My cup of tea this morning with lots of milk.

The last thing you ate:

My breakfast – peanut butter and strawberry jam on bread is great.

Your last phone call:

To my daddy.

Your last text message:

To my friend asking if she’d gotten a new puppy, turns out it was her rabbit in the photo and her rabbit is just VERY large.

Your last email:

From Le Pain Quotidien with promotional stuff.

The last song you listened to:

The soundtrack from “How To Train Your Dragon”.. so good.

The last book you read:

“Quiet” by Susan Cain

The last time you cried:

Wednesday morning when I woke up from a dream I don’t even remember.

The last blog you read:

Kerry, Life and Loves!

The last person you spoke to:

My neighbour about 10 minutes ago.

The last place you visited:

Town to pick up a few bits and bobs (and for a walk).


Your last holiday abroad:

Switzerland during the summer.

Have you ever gotten back with an ex?

No, I don’t swing that way.

Have you ever cheated on someone/been cheated on?

No to both, I think cheating is one of the worst things one human being could do to another.

Have you ever lost someone special to you?

Oh yeah

Have you ever been so drunk you threw up?

Ahaha.. ha..ha… yes.

Have you ever fallen out of love with someone?


Have you ever met someone who changed you?


Have you ever been in a situation where you found out who your real friends are?


Have you ever found out people were talking about you behind your back?

Too many times

Have you ever broken someone’s heart?

Not that I’m aware of…

Have you ever had your own heart broken?

Not romantically.

Have you ever been arrested?


Have you ever been attracted to someone that isn’t the gender you usually find attractive?

I appreciate beauty in all forms, gender doesn’t really matter.

Have you ever done something you regret?


Have you ever won some money?


Have you ever lied to get out of a night out to stay in and watch TV?

All the time.

Have you ever pulled a sickie when you weren’t sick?

Who hasn’t?

Have you ever binge-watched a series?

Gossip Girl, HELLO.

Do you believe in yourself?

Not as much as I should/encourage in others.

Do you believe in Santa Claus?

Rose tinted glasses are a must in this world.

Do you believe in ghosts?


Do you believe in aliens?


Do you believe in miracles?

Yes, in that a miracle is something of your own doing.

Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?

Yes, attitude is everything.

Do you believe in love at first sight?


Can money make you happy?

No. I don’t want to become someone who gets happiness from money.

Would you describe yourself as a feminist?

I don’t like that word, but I’m all for equality.

Are you pro-life or pro-choice?

Pro-choice most of the time, but circumstances tend to turn it into a whole new ball game.

Do you have strong political beliefs?

No, politics have never been my thing.

Do you have strong religious beliefs?

No, I’m personally not religious but I think people should believe in whatever they want but don’t preach it in everyone else’s faces.

What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?

A safe environment where they can learn how to fail, with lots of trust and positivity.


Are you eating anything right now?

No, but I sure am eyeing up my can of Texas BBQ Pringles.

Are you drinking anything right now?


What are you listening to right now?

Nothing, actually. Enjoying the quiet.

What are you thinking about right now?

How much I’m enjoying this quiz.

What are you waiting for right now?


What are you most excited about right now?

Planning everything I want to do over this Christmas break.

What’s your pet hate right now?

People picking on the pettiest details about you just to make themselves feel better.

What’s your favourite thing right now?

The little wooden Christmassy decorations on my wall. Head over to my Instagram if you haven’t seen them already!

If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?

Either writing another blog post or finding a rom com to watch tonight.

Your first best friend:

A girl called Delphine in kindergarten, I remember being like “omg she’s really pretty and cool”. She was great and all, don’t get me wrong, but the reasoning we have as children, honestly…

Your first celebrity crush:

Struggling to think of one but probably Zac Efron in High School Musical?

Your first holiday:

Family holiday somewhere in Malaysia, I think.

Your first pet:

A black rabbit called Blackie and a white rabbit called Snowie. I was reeeeeally original.

Your first regret:

Being so confident for a spelling test, I butchered it – still remember spelling “aisle” as “ile”.

Your first job:

Starting my freelance teaching when I came to London!

Your first childhood memory:

Playing “chef” with my cousin, we had little plastic sets of crockery and food and everything.

Love or money?


Twitter or Facebook?


Hook up or relationship?


Dogs or cats?

Both please?

Coffee or tea?


Beer or wine?

Wine, though German fruit beers are absolutely delicious.

Sweet or savoury?

Sweeeet – I have a massive sweet tooth. If you want to be friends with me, all you have to do is buy me a chocolate fudge brownie.

Introvert or extrovert?

Mostly introvert, though ambivert probably describes me most accurately.

Vampires or werewolves?

Neither, please?

Seaside or countryside?


Summer or winter?

Used to be a winter person but there are beautiful things about both. Like getting my pale, unshaven legs out for the world to see in the summer. People tend to look in the opposite direction, I don’t know why.

Books or movies?

Love both!

Horror or comedy?

Comedy. I don’t do well with horror at all.

Do you wish you could change your past?


What’s your dream job?

Don’t really have one, I want to dabble in lots of things and learn what I can from each gig.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Gummy bears and chewy sweets, especially the grape flavoured ones.

What are you afraid of?

Creepy crawlies – anything with no legs or lots of legs.

What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?

A vet.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

To clean up global warming and make peace where there is conflict.

If you could change anything about your life what would it be?

I’d be able to eat pizza and chocolate and junk food all the time without putting weight on.

Would you want immortality?


What TV show are you into right now?

Not really a TV show person – I get addicted far too easily! Hit me up with any good recommendations though.

Would you say you are happy?

Yeah, why not.

What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?

Stop second-guessing yourself so much, things usually work themselves out in the end no matter how dire it seems at the time.

What’s your favourite outfit?

Fluffy cropped jumper, bodycon mini, black tights and black ankle boots. Long coat for a touch of class.

I had a surprising amount of fun answering these questions, thank you again to Kerry for the nomination. My nominations go to anyone who’s reading this and fancies a go on their own blog – link me your answers please, I’d love to read them! You go girl.

– J

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8 Comments on “Challenge: A Buttload Of Truths”

  1. Ohhhh I LOVED reading these. Its fun to read, and I agree, fun to write. Im with you on so many of these answers, yes fellow GG fan! Well done and thank you for taking on the challenge, loved it xx

  2. I loved reading your answers and getting to know you more! Totally feel you about the spelling bee – In 5th grade I thought they said to spell eyelet but they said island. Years later still embarrassed haha

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