I found this on The Patchwork Fox so thought I would also give it a go… It’s nice to find out a bit more about the person behind the posts!
Are you a morning or night person?
I can be both depending on what day it is… Sometimes I’m so productive in the mornings, other times I’m pretty sedentary. I do find myself to be more creative at night though.
Are you afraid of the dark?
No – I love the dark.
Are you an extrovert or introvert?
Definitely very introverted, though I’m good at appearing to be extroverted if I need to (definitely have to have the next day off, though).
Are you double jointed?
Are you left or right handed?
Kind of both – I write, throw, and catch left-handed, but I eat, play guitar, and use a PC right-handed. Technically I can write with my right hand but it’s not great!
Are you more of a tidy person or a messy one?
“Organised chaos”. Yes, my house may look like a mess, but I still know where everything is!
Are you on time or always late?
I’m usually horrendously early to the point where I inconvenience myself. Oops.
Are you ticklish?
Awfully – especially my feet. I will injure you if you touch there.
Can you curl your tongue?
Can you ice skate?
Yes but it’s not something I do often – it’s a really nice thing to do in winter though and is lovely and relaxing.
Can you wiggle your ears?
Coffee or tea?
I really like both and I can’t choose so I’m giving my favourite types for each instead – smoky lapsang for tea (tastes like bonfire), and nocciolino for coffee, which I first had in Lanzarote (beautiful hazelnut coffee).
Cookies, cake or doughnuts?
Again I love all of them! So oatmeal and raisin cookies, strawberry and cream cake, and apple and nutella doughnuts.
Did you ever participate in a talent show?
Yes, in school – our whole form did a dance to Church by T-Pain and it was so cringeworthy (it’s still on YouTube, to make matters worse).
Did you go to prom?
Yes I went to two – one at 16 and the other at 18. I even got in the local paper! (only because I arrived horrendously early though, as mentioned above)
Did you like school?
I loved it, as I went to an all-girls grammar school and it felt very safe and intimate. I still suffered through being bullied, but at least at school I could really focus on my subjects and I had a strong group of friends by my side.
Do you believe in ghosts?
I don’t – I would change my mind if I saw strong evidence though.
Do you bite your nails?
Do you consider yourself a good cook?
To a point – I can cook a variety of different cuisines and recipes, and I really enjoy cooking. Hopeless at not following a recipe though!
Do you enjoy dancing?
Yes – I used to do salsa which I love.
Do you enjoy DIY or crafts?
Again yes! I paint and draw in my spare time, and I also love needle felting. Hopeless at finicky things like jewellery making and sewing because I’m so clumsy and inept but I’d like to get better!
Do you forgive easily?
Usually no – I tend to hold grudges and ruminate on them for a long time.
Do you have a nickname?
My partner calls me Ham, but he’s the only person to do so. It’s got to the point where it’s weird if he calls me Hannah now! My step-daughter also calls me Tinkerbell because the first time she met me (over five years ago now) I was wearing a green dress and had blonde hair.
Do you have any allergies?
Yep, allergic to chillies. (I love them so much though ): )
Do you have any phobias?
I guess I’m afraid of death… My biggest phobia is singing in public though – I absolutely hate it and it makes me so anxious.
Do you have any piercings or tattoos?
Yes – nine ear piercings, one nose piercing, and one nape piercing, so eleven on total. No tattoos (yet!).
Do you have children?
No and I don’t think I want any, but I have a wonderful stepdaughter who is nine and full of energy.
Do you have pets?
Just Chongololo, my Giant African Millipede.
Do you have siblings?
I have one sister who is eight years younger than me.
Do you prefer dogs or cats?
I couldn’t possibly choose!
Do you prefer Mac or PC?
PC because I’m more familiar with them, but I know Macs are better really.
Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?
I absolutely love both, but I’m going to say the beach because I constantly have a yearning to be on one. I live by the sea and couldn’t imagine living anywhere without it now.
Do you prefer to bath or shower?
Shower for convenience, but bath overall because you can also have candles and wine and a book.
Do you sing in the shower?
Only when I know no one can hear me.
Do you smoke?
No I don’t.
Do you speak any different languages?
Ja, ich kann Deutsch sprechen. Tambien aprendo español ahora.
Do you still have your wisdom teeth?
Yes, they’ve finally come through.
Do you still watch cartoons?
Of course! Adventure Time is great.
Do you/have you played any sports?
I don’t, but I do run and swim when I can.
Does your name have a special meaning?
When spelt ‘Hana’ it means Japanese flower, and I think my spelling of the name means Grace (pretty ironic, really).
Have you ever been hospitalized?
Have you ever been on a diet?
Yes, I tried Keto and it was great but I couldn’t keep up the cost!
Have you ever been to a concert?
I’ve actually only been to local gigs, as we have some great local bands in Colchester and the surrounding areas.
Have you ever gone camping?
Yes and I love it – my favourite camping experience was sleeping under the stars at the highest camping ground on Mt. Kenya.
Have you ever met any celebrities?
I mean I did once nearly trip up Lembit Öpik at Victoria Station… Does that count?
Have you ever skipped class?
Have you ever won something?
Yeah, I won an art competition in a magazine when I was a kid and won five singing Westlife dolls. I’ve also won some other art-based things as well.
Have you had braces?
How are you feeling right now?
On a sugar low – Genuinely ate doughnuts for breakfast which I now regret but I get a unicorn hot chocolate soon to feed my addiction. 😛
How tall are you?
5ft 5.5 (that .5 is important, you know).
If money were no object what would you get for your next birthday?
A round the world holiday with my partner.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Definitely Fuerteventura – I love it so much I just keep going back! I’d love to move out there eventually, as it’s such a beautiful island and exactly what I like – arid heat, blue clear ocean, and loads of volcanoes and trekking routes.
Were you ever a scout or a brownie?
My Mum wouldn’t let me because it was too far away from our house, so no.
What city were you born in?
I wasn’t born in a city but in Colchester, a town.
What did you last eat?
Cake. (Yes I know, I promise I’ll go on a diet soon).
What did you want to be when you were younger?
A paleontologist – I was absolutely obsessed! I even made my own book, complete with coloured dinosaur drawings, showing all the research I’d done into the subject (this was when I was eight).
What do you do on a typical Friday night?
I usually stay in with my partner and we play games or watch films – sometimes we’ll also go out for food with one of friends. In the summer we go swimming in the sea in the evening which is lovely.
What is one food that you refuse to eat?
I wouldn’t point blank refuse to eat any food but I can’t stand the texture of avocados.
What is one item on your bucket list?
To dip my feet into every ocean in the world.
What is one item you can’t live without?
I try not to be too materialistic but I’d struggle without my PS4!
What is your shoe size?
One foot is 4.5 and the other is 5.
What movie have you watched repeatedly?
Inception, Love Actually, and Baby Driver.
What phone do you have (Apple or Android)?
Android – Huawei P20 Pro as the camera is incredible.
What should you be doing right now?
I should be putting the washing out… I’m sure it can wait another 15 minutes!
What’s one goal you would like to accomplish this year?
To finally have the house sorted out.
What’s one of your pet peeves?
Groups of people walking in horizontal lines on the pavement and refusing to move for you… I hate that!
What’s the last song you’ve listened to?
Does it count if it was in a dream? If so then Psycho by Muse.
What’s the most expensive item of clothing that you own?
I actually have a coat that cost £250 from TK Maxx about six years ago… It’s absolutely beautiful and I feel like a Russian princess when I wear it but I still don’t know what was going through my head when I bought it!
What’s the thing you can’t leave the house without?
Anadin Extra for my migraines!
What’s your best physical feature?
I like my eyes and my ears.
What’s your Chinese sign?
What’s your current obsession?
Getting Platinums in every game I play, my spirituality, and reading.
What’s your dream car?
I’m not really into cars if I’m honest but I’d love a VW Campervan.
What’s your favourite animal?
Octopus! And manta rays. And sea slugs. And anything aquatic, basically. And bugs, I like those too.
What’s your favourite book?
That’s a tough one… Anything by Marian Keyes or Ian McEwan.
What’s your favourite colour?
It depends but I’d say that beautiful shade of blue you get in tropical oceans.
What’s your favourite dessert?
What’s your favourite drink?
Alcoholic would have to violet gin, and non-alcoholic would be tea and coffee.
What’s your favourite food?
Argh, these questions are all so difficult! Probably something Japanese or Korean, or maybe African.
What’s your favourite foreign food?
What’s your favourite gadget?
My phone because it’s so useful.
What’s your favourite hobby?
I have lots – gaming, drawing, reading, writing, invert keeping, gardening…
What’s your favourite movie?
Either Inception or Baby Driver.
What’s your favourite restaurant?
I love one of our locals, The Albert, for their steak and chargrilled chicken, but I also love Memories (I just can’t afford it most of the time!). The Siege House is also great as they do a beautiful fish mousse.
What’s your favourite sandwich?
Not really into sandwiches, but probably something Mediterranean.
What’s your favourite season?
Summer for sure – I need heat and sun in my life to function.
What’s your favourite series?
For TV I’d say Brooklyn 99, for anime I’d say Attack on Titan, and for gaming I’d say Kingdom Hearts or Spyro.
What’s your favourite snack?
What’s your favourite sport to watch?
I don’t really watch sports.
What’s your favourite thing to have for breakfast?
I love homemade porridge with raspberries and shredded coconut.
What’s your full name?
Hannah Hebden Read. Weird middle name, I know!
What’s your longest relationship so far?
Over five years, with my current partner.
What’s your lucky number?
11, but I also like 42.
What’s your star sign?
Capricorn – a goat because I’m stubborn and eat too much!
When is your birthday?
Which city did you grow up in?
I didn’t – I grew up in a village.
Which city do you live in now?
I still don’t live in a city! I’m by the sea and I love it.
Who do you miss right now?
My Aunt – she died a few years back and there hasn’t been a day where I don’t miss her.
Who is your celebrity crush?
I don’t think I have one!
Who’s your favourite fictional character?
Again there’s so many… maybe the entirety of the Brooklyn 99 precinct?
That took a surprising amount of thought! If you also answer these questions then please drop a link in the comments as I’d love to read them!