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Vogue Parody - 73 Questions with Me!

The 73 questions idea was started by Vogue back in 2014. It's a fun and easy way of getting to know celebrities. Now it's my turn to have a go and hopefully, you learn some more about me!
I was nominated to join the game by Becky over at Musical Theatre Lives In Me – Take a look at her blog here.
1. What’s your usual Starbucks order? 
I don't particularly like hot drinks, other than Hot Chocolates and I tend to only have them in the winter. I'm more likely to order a fruit smoothie - anything with mango in it!

2. What does your work station look like? 
Tidy or I'd never know where I'd put things!

3. Favourite Food?
A difficult question to nail down. I'd probably say pizza but also love fish and chips (with mushy peas!) and gammon and eggs.

4. Favourite Author? 
Probably Marcus Sedgwick as I've read more of his books than any other author. My favourite of his that I've read is A Love Like Blood - probably the book I've enjoyed most generally.
The cover of A Love Like Blood by Marcus
5. What do you think of open relationships?
A definite no from me.

6. What is your favourite video game?
I only really ever play Fifa so that's the answer!

7. Guilty Pleasure treat?
Apple crumble or McFlurries!

8. Favourite Movie?
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. A cinematic masterpiece.

9. Favourite Book? 
See back to question four!

10. Twitter or Instagram?  
I think Twitter as it's a better way to connect to people whereas Instagram is just seeing people's photos and what they're up to rather than having that connection or conversation that you might have on Twitter.

11. Laptop or Desktop? 

12. Best advice you’ve ever received?
To never give up. Having someone believe in you during the darkest times can be so helpful.

13. What project are you working on right now? 
Mostly just this - Beyond The Curtain - as it's still in its early days but I'm hopefully going to develop as time goes on.

14. Favourite Colour? 
Royal Blue - Leicester City colour.

15. Did you get good grades in school? 
I got all the C's in GCSE's and went on to complete a BTEC National Diploma in Computing and also an apprenticeship in business administration

16. Dream Job?
Writing theatre content or just working within a theatre. Theatre is my greatest passion and love and I'd love to be able to spend my life within the theatre.

17. Play any sports?
Not any more really. I used to play football quite regularly and also a bit of tennis.

18. Do you have a degree? 
Nope, but see question 15 again for my life's academic achievements.

19. Nationality? 

20. What is your favourite kind of blog post? 
To write and to read - theatre content; reviews or reacting to the latest stagey news.

21. What do you like to collect? 
Autographs I guess is the answer. I love going to stage doors after a performance and asking the actors I've just watched to sign my programme. I guess in that regard too theatre programmes themselves too - I've endless boxes of them from across the years!

22. Describe yourself in three words
Weird, loyal and kind.

23. If you were a rapper, what would your stage name be?
Mc Jons - I've just made this up. It's shit, isn't it?

24. Who was the last person you Dm’d 

25. What’s on top of your wishlist right now? 
To go back to Paris.

The Eiffel Tower in 2015.
26. Sorting house 
Nope. I'm not sorting the house. I'm typing these... (I'll show myself out)... But Ravenclaw according to Pottermore.

27. How many tattoos do you have?

28. what are you most thankful for so far this year?
Other than seeing some amazing theatre, it's basically just being here still. It's been a really tough couple of years battling depression/anxiety but I'm nearly right back on the right track.

29. What’s the best thing that has happened so far this month? 
Seeing Amelie and being on holiday in Cornwall (where I'm typing this now)

30. What’s the best thing that has happened to you today? 
The first bite of the cheese and ham toastie I had at lunch was pretty damn brilliant.

31. Favourite season 
The football one? 
Spring or summer really. Brighter warmer weather helps me feel happier.

32. What’s the best thing ever? 
The feeling when the lights go down in the theatre and a show begins.

33. Favourite Holiday? 
Has to be Christmas - the lead up being the best part of it.

34. Which fictional character do you relate to most? 
Honestly, right now I'd say Amelie. I'm a bit of a daydreamer, who loves to be kind and do kind things. I'm also quite shy too. I see lots of me in her.

35. Do you like surprises? 
Yes and no! I like to give people surprises but I'm also quite anxious when receiving them.

36. What’s the biggest surprise you’ve ever had and 37. Which surprise made you cry? 
I really don't know. I'd feel bad to single anything out really here.

38. What’s the best surprise you’ve ever given? 
Planning theatre trips for people's birthdays - like travel and tickets.

39. Do you like Muffins?
Depends on which type you're asking about really. Breakfast muffins yes. Sweet muffins (like chocolate or blueberry) not so much.

40. Do you cook often? 
I tend to be the one doing the evening meal, that or the mothership - which is mostly sticking things from the fridge/freezer in the oven!

41. What’s your favourite dessert? 
Apple crumble.
Apple crumble
42. Is there a dessert that you don’t like? 
I've never like meringue so anything with that - Eton mess etc.

43. Cake or pie? 
Cake. Although apple or cherry pie is right up there.

44. What’s your least favourite food? 
There are so many foods that I dislike but I really don't like spicy foods. Curries I really can't stand.

45. What’s your favourite condiment? 
Tomato ketchup. I have it with lots of things, even roast dinners - Christmas dinner included!

46. It’s 4am on a random Saturday, what are you doing? 
If I'm awake probably having a nervous breakdown! 

47. If you could a college class, what would it be called?
The dangers of social media. It's important that people know about what effects social media can have.

48. Best Animated Film? 
Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

49. What has a guy/girl ever done or said to impress you?
Just kindness and positivity.

50. The best thing to do on a first date? 
A meal then a show - granted you can't talk during a show but still sharing that experience is magical.

51. Worst thing to do on a first date? 
Be on your phone/not pay attention to your date.

52. What’s the best pick up line? 
(Can't even think of one right now!)

53. Best comic book character? 
Batman. Although some of the movie adaptations have been rubbish - I'm looking at you Batman vs Superman.

54. Name three things that are always in your handbag?
I don't carry a handbag!

55. Favourite Drink?
Mango smoothie/Pepsi Max

56. If you could play a historical figure in a movie, who would it be? 
Shakespeare or a King. I'm fascinated by history.

57. Kittens or Puppies 

58. Favourite Sushi Roll? 
Never tried sushi.

59. What lipstick do you use?

60. What foundation do you use?
Again none.

61. Blow-dry or air dry?
Towel then air dry!

62. Who is your fashion icon?
I don't have one.

63. Favourite Disney character?
Baloo from The Jungle Book.
Baloo from Disney's The Jungle Book
64. What are you doing tomorrow?
Travelling home from Cornwall.

65. Movie you laughed the most through?
Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

66. A movie that made you cry?
The end of Paddington 2 absolutely broke me! Pixar's Coco too and The Notebook.

67. If you could sing a duet with anybody, who would you choose?
Emma Williams, Show of Hands or Josh Groban

68. If your life was a song, what would the title be?
A Crazy Ride

69. Favourite animal?

70. Favourite illustrator?
I can't say I have one!

71. A person you'd love to have coffee with?
I'd love to meet historical figures from the past, William Shakespeare probably. But for those alive, Emma Thompson.

72. The country you'd most like to visit?
New Zealand. Blame my love of Lord of the Rings for this mostly but I just love the look of the landscape and scenery.

73. Best way to decompress?
Listen to music, read a book, watch a movie.

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