Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself…

My name is Hov’ (oh) H-to-the-O-V.
It’s not really.
It’s Amy.

This is me.

Some of you may already know this, some of you may not. But whilst I was doing some blog maintenance earlier I noticed that there were more people hanging round these internet parts than usual, so I thought I’d pop together a little reintroduction post, because why not make the world a little smaller by telling people answers to questions that they never asked about.

What’s Your Name?
We covered this in the third sentence.
C’mon pals – keep up!

What Does Your Name Mean?
According to Google, it means beloved. I have no idea why my parents chose it though. I should probably ask them. Mum, Dad; if/when you read this can you let me know in the comments please because I’ll probably forget to ask you?

Where Are You From?
A little city on the south coast of England that people usually haven’t heard of unless I mention Goodwood or that it’s near Portsmouth. It’s called Chichester and we have a famous person now; Tim Peake. He grew up here and went to space so he has a key to the city. I don’t know what this key opens but I’d kinda like to find out, so NASA. Hit me up. Or Chichester if you have an easier way to get a key I’d really like to know. WHAT DOES THIS KEY OPEN.

When Was The Last Time You Cried?
If you count laugh-tears then literally five minutes ago. Rhiannon is a doofus and I adore her.
If you mean sad tears then whilst watching the film Okja.

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
Happy, funny and surrounded by dogs.

Do You Have Any Pets?
No. I’m desperate to get a dog but I also want to travel more this year so we decided not to get one because it’s a commitment we cannot commit to right now. One day though. ONE DAY.

Cats Or Dogs?
I would choose dogs over humans, so I am most definitely going to choose them over cats.

How Tall Are You?
Tall? You mean small, right? I’m 5’4 and a half.
The half counts when you’re vertically challenged.

What Is Your Favourite Smell?
The smell of a meal cooking.

What Are Your Favourite Things About Yourself?
My personality; I’m slightly weird, occasionally funny but a really good friend.

What Do You Do For A Living.
I write sentences. Or if you want the long spiel then I am a marketing manager who specialises in communications and content.

Tell Us One Of Your Bad Habits!
I am a terrible nail biter. I hate it and don’t realise that I’m doing it but whenever I experience any negative energy, whether it’s anxiety, nerves or tiredness – they’re gone. I recently bought some nail biting solution and I haven’t bitten them in three weeks which is a record. I’m hoping I’ll stop completely soon though because I keep going to and my word that solution stuff is rank.

What Is Your Favourite Food?
Anything Thai.
Or edible.
But mostly Thai. Especially Tom Yum <3

Are You Scared Of Heights?
This is a weird one because I am and I’m not.
I have no issue with flying or throwing myself out of a plane but the minute I have to jump from a height, I freeze and get scared. It never stops me from doing it, it just takes me a while whilst I silence my mind.

What Is Your Favorite Way To Pass Time?
Stories; whether writing them, reading them or watching them come to life in movies.

What Is At The Top Of Your bucket list?
Diving the great barrier reef. It’s getting destroyed pretty quickly so I need to do it soon whilst there’s still something to see </3

What Is Something You Are Gifted At?
Being ridiculous.

What Is Something You Look For In A Partner?
Warmth and that they’re covered in cheese.
No wait that’s pizza.
That’s what I look for in pizza.

What Is Your Biggest Accomplishment?
Personal: Learning to trust my instincts.
Career: Working with Thomson on their Bangkok campaign and launching my shop.

What Is Your Favourite Fairytale?
I don’t like fairytales. I hate this notion that people (often women) need somebody to come along and save them. Where are the fairytales about self-love where people realise that they were always enough?

What Is Your Favourite Music Genre?
I don’t have one. I have terribly eclectic taste in music. I actually wrote about it here and included a playlist if you want to see.

What Is Your Favourite Nickname?
I’ve never had one! Not that people call me to my face anyway.
It’s honestly one of those things that almost made me feel left out because nicknames are cute.

What Is Your Favourite Quote?
Find what scares you and do it anyway.

What Is Your Most Commonly Used Swear Word?
Fuck. I fucking love fucking swearing. It’s less about the cuss word and more about the fact that it adds dramatic effect. It just makes everything sound more severe.

Do You Have A Tattoo?
I do! I even wrote a blog post about getting it which you can find here.

Do You Have Any Birthmarks?
I have a brown smudge on the right hand side of my face which people often mistake for chocolate.

Describe Yourself In A Single Sentence.
Not very good at describing myself.

If You Could Give Your Younger Self Any Advice What Would It Be?
Stop doubting yourself you fucking weirdo. It is SUCH a waste of your time and you will go on to do things you never thought were possible.

What Is Your Most Embarrassing Moment?
I threw up all over myself once on a boat full of people. For the record I basically had pneumonia, I wasn’t drunk and the seas were so rough that I wasn’t the only one. But yeah. Pretty gross. I wrote about it here if you want to read, because I like to share the weird and wonderful details in this little adventure called life.

Why Do You Blog?
I started to keep other people up to date when I moved abroad but the moment I started I couldn’t stop. It just feels right. I’m 26 and have no idea what my purpose in life is; all I know is that I’m drawn to stories and this felt like the perfect place to document mine.

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That’s enough about me. Tell me something that people might not know about you.