10 Things You (probably) Didn't Know About Us!

Posted in Blog on 13.09.2017

10 Things You (probably) Didn't Know About Us!

We’re not talking deep, dark secrets here, just a few things about each one of us that you probably didn’t know.  Unless you actually know us! 😉

10 Things You (probably) Didn't Know About Us!

Sam – The Cook

I got stopped for speeding while on holiday in Florida .. and never paid the ticket!

I’m a closet Jeremy Kyle watcher.  I hate it.  But I can’t stop watching it.

I never knew my hair was naturally curly till I grew it .. in my twenties!

I don’t like curry in any way, shape or form.  And no amount of “well that’s because you’ve never had a proper curry” trying will ever change that.

I also don’t like coffee.  And I really really wish I did.

I’m an MMO gamer and my alter egos are called Wyntir and Silvermyst.

I don’t like heights.  Even a 3 step ladder makes me nervous (good job I’m short really)

I’m a list making maker of lists.  And I have lists to organise my lists!  Writing this list made me very happy 😉

I don’t know how to not be creative – even if it’s just sticking bits of paper to other bits of paper.

I have so many freckles even my freckles have freckles!

Favorite Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

10 Things You (probably) Didn't Know About Us!

Phil – Him

In 2016 I lost nearly 4 stone in weight, reversed my type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol and completely changed my eating habits.

I often forget I’m nearly 45.  I play too many computer and console games and like to wear hoodies and trainers

My full time job is to work as a techy computer programmer for a huge multinational manufacturing company.  I have no idea what I’m doing but no-one there seems to have realised yet!

I play the acoustic guitar badly, the electric guitar even worse and the bass like I have no thumbs.

When confronted with technical things I always tell people that “I don’t understand because I only have a GCSE in woodwork”.

I don’t have a GCSE in woodwork.

I can’t swim

I never ate a banana till I was 44

I like fast cars – I can’t really afford a properly fast one but make do with what I have

I crave peace and quiet.  Living on a housing estate, tranquillity is often hard to find.  When we can afford it we love to take a cruise to Norway and experience the clean, fresh air and dream of how wonderful it would be to live in an environment like that

I love my family – until my wonderful wife came along I was somewhat drifting, no clear direction and lost in a haze of all all the things you do when you’re a 30 year old who still thinks he is 18.

Favorite Recipe: Vegetarian Lasagne

10 Things You (probably) Didn't Know About Us!

Ms Meg

I like to find things in bins and shred them.  Sometimes even when mum and dad are home.

I will also eat anything given the opportunity.  This includes maggots and cat poop.  But not lettuce.  Because blergh.

I sometimes fall UP the stairs in my haste to get up them because someone upstairs has food.

I have breath that would make Satan blush.

I hate fireworks so much I don’t even like the sound of food sizzling.

I’m deaf unless someone is unwrapping food.

I’ve chased the postman several times now.  Not quite caught him yet.  He did fend me off with an envelope once.

I have a bed in every room in the house and don’t sleep in any of them, preferring mum and dads bed.

I don’t know how to chase a ball.  I’ve never been that dog.

I’m scared of hot water bottles.  They move funny and make strange noises

Favorite Recipe: Sweet Potato and Carrot Dog Biscuits

10 Things You (probably) Didn't Know About Us!

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We are Sam (The Cook), Phil (Him) and our little dog Nooch. What started with a plan to shed a few pounds back in 2016, soon became obvious that eating healthy doesn’t have to be bland and boring.

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