20 March 2017

Get to Know Me: A-Z of Steph

Accents. Although I've lived in South Africa for all 18 years of my life, when people first meet me, they think I'm from another country because I don't have a South African accent, or a heavy one at least (and I'm not sure why).

Broken Bones. It seems that I tread lightly and on the safer side of life. I've never had so much as a sprain to an ankle, never mind a broken bone in my body

Cats. I have a furry, feline friend that I absolutely love to smother in cuddles and my comfy duvet. He started off as a stray in the garden, waltzed into our house and somewhere between that, walked straight into our hearts.

Daybreak. My favourite part of the day is when the morning teeters between light and darkness, and the first chirps of the birds outside my window sound, before the bustling trucks begin their long hauls for the day and humans haven't woken up for their daily hustle and monotonous routines.

Easter. In a Greek Orthodox family, Easter is a day that does not go unnoticed. Leading up to Easter consists of family, food and fasting which is always a fiesta of fun! It is 'hands down' my favourite holiday.

Frank. I've ventured out to the edge of the shore with a fishing rod, only once in my life. And, only once because once was enough. I did catch a fish, which I appropriately named Frank.

Grandmother. My grandmother is currently half way through her 80s and can still stand on her head, do push ups and I'm sure even the splits! I hope those genes get passed on!

Hair. My naturally curly locks adorn a fusion of dark chocolate and coco. I've always wanted to dye my hair, but I'm too afraid.

Incubator. I was a premature baby which means I needed a bit of extra tender, love and care when the world and I first met.

Jumping. The Masaai tribe, in Kenya, are able known to jump up to a significant distance, during a traditional dance. A dream of mine is to go to Kenya, and witness this.

Kit Kat. Often, you'll hear me saying that one day, if a man ever wants to get down on one knee and marry me, I won't need a ring. I'll just need a lifetime supply of Kit Kat chocolate. Hence, it's fair to say that it's my favourite chocolate delight.

Liquorice. I'm anti all things aniseed. In case you don't know, that's what gives liquorice it's distinctive (and personally detestful) taste

Mail. I have a secret wish; I hope that one day I receive a letter in the mail, that's not a receipt or an advertisement, but a heartfelt, handwritten letter from a friend or a stranger whose heart I have touched.

Nail Biter. As of around a year and a half a go, I can very happily add 'former' to this title.

Obstacle. The biggest mountain that I've had to climb over (in a metaphorical sense, obviously), is a lack of belief in myself.

Princess Diana. If I could meet anyone, dead or alive, it would be Diana Spencer. I think she'd make a stunning dinner guest, with stories galore. I imagine she'd radiate compassion and grace with a perfect sprinkling of sass.

Quirk. When I get nervous, I'll begin talking in Greek (although I generally communicate my thoughts in English).

Red Velvet. Cue the cliche favorite cake flavour. Say what you like but when the moist, spongy garnet coloured cake and  meets with the sugary snowflake-like white cream, something magical happens.

Sewing. Every Saturday, for three hours, for the first four years of high school, I attended sewing lessons which included cutting Burda, Simplicity or Vogue patterns and stitch by tiny little stitch, creating a garment.

Tooth- I really don't want this one to gross you out! Your average adult human has 32 teeth. Turns out, I'm not your average adult human. An X-ray almost 7 years ago revealed a super numeral tooth (that's jargon for a spare tooth). I didn't even know that it was there. It was hiding in my palate. It's out now, and I'm average again...or my mouth is, anyways.

Underwear. This ones about to get personal; We're skipping the clothes and going straight to the under garments. I wear bikini-styled underwear, usually covering my lady parts in a non-translucent cotton but now and a gain a fancy lace.

Valley of the Kings. Since discovering a disc about the discover of Tutankhamen, the child King and pharaoh of Egypt ,when I was younger, I have wanted to take a tour of the Valley of the Kings, where his burial site was excavated by Howard Carter.

Warts. This ones about to get personal (and possibly disgusting if you're freaked out by fungi). At one stage of my life, possibly a decade or so ago, I had up to 13 tiny fungal hills across my 10 fingers...or warts. Don't worry though, they're all gone now and have yet to make an appearance since.

Xin-Xan. There was once a guy in my high school who had this name.I never knew how to pronounce it. The day he left, I learnt. It's 'Zin-Zan'.

Yosemites. I had no idea how to pronounce this word (seems like a trend), up until my dad mocked me for pronouncing it as YO-SE-MITES. Turns out, it's way more elegant than that.

Zodiac. My star sign is a Libra, if you're into astrology and that sort of thing. I, personally, am not.

Till next time-

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  1. RED VELVET!!! Totally agree. It is the cake of all cakes. And I myself am a MASSIVE fan of cake.
    You can speak greek? Are you greek? Don't you have to come from Greece?
    I learned a lot about you and new things in general in this post. Is it normal KitKat or chunky kitkat? And where do you stand on different flavoured kitkats?
    ( Food seems to be my favourite topic XD )

    1. I totally get you with the cakes!
      I can speak Greek (fluently), I am Greek, and I come from a lineage of people who come from Greece, to answer all your questions. I consider myself a South African-Greek.

      I've tried to fall in love with the 'chunky' but its not the same, so the 'normal' one all the way. I haven't been too experimental with flavours; However, I do really want to try the white chocolate KitKat.

      What's your favourite chocolate?

      It's great to love food- it makes travelling and cooking more adventurous!

      Thanks Marian!

  2. Haha I'm so glad somebody could relate to me on initially calling it 'Yo-se-mites' and then feeling super uncultured when you find out that's not how you say it.

    And girllllll if you want to dye your hair seriously don't be afraid and go for it! A few years back I'd wanted to dye my hair so badly for years but never took the leap. One day I went screw it I'm doing it and I've never looked back. In fact I'm getting it done again in two days.

    Just give it a go. If you don't like it you could always just change it back :) x

    1. I'm not alone with the 'Yo-se-mites'...here I was thinking that I was the only one! That makes me feel better!

      You're right about the hair. I've also heard so many stories similar to yours; People love it once it's done.

      How drastically did you change the colour of your hair the first time you dyed it?

      I guess it's time to start looking at colours!

      Thanks for the comment, Shirls.

    2. Pretty drastic. I've got really dark black hair naturally and I went to a medium brunette colour. And slowly over the years it's gotten lighter and I love it more and more each time.

      Please do it! It'll be worth it, I promise :)

  3. Just like you, I seem to share a passion for Red Velvet anything and sewing. Also, I use to be a nail biter and for a couple of years, I couldn't break out other habit. This was until I consulted a doctor who prescribed me with a nail biting anointment. But like you, a year ago, I finally stopped biting them and now they're beautiful and lovely.😊
    PS: I'd be happy to follow you back and be your blogging friend.😘😏😊
    #sweetreats xxx www.bakingboutiquebirds.blogspot.co.uk/

    1. Wow! We definitely have a lot in common! How great does it feel to have nails? I hope you paint them often!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  4. Ahh this was so lovely to read - I loved all the little anecdotes that went with each letter! I especially loved the red velvet bit. You know I'm a huge cake person!

    This was such a fab post to get to know you better!

    Olivia - The Northernist x

    1. Thanks Olivia! I'm so glad you enjoyed it- particularly the cake part!

      Thanks for the lovely comment!

  5. Oh my goodness!
    I love this idea, so quirky and different to the usual way of giving readers a little "facts about me" post. Fabulous.

    I love the one about your Grandma, what a delightful woman. She sounds like a blast, haha!
    I also love the part about Kitts. I think a man could propose to me with pizza and I'd be happy. They often say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach... maybe I'm a secret man?

    I definitely enjoyed this post and already feel like I know you a lot more.
    With love & laughter,
    Hayley @ Spoonful of Scouse

    1. Thanks Hayely! I think it's a nice alternative to the conventional posts, too!

      My gran is an absolute blast to be around.

      In that case, I think I'm a secret man, too!

      Thanks for stopping by, Hayley!


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