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It’s ages since I’ve written a private put up and one nearly me. There have been a whole lot of new readers currently so I simply needed to say hello and share a bit extra about me for you guys but in addition for these extra established readers time to seek out out just a few issues about me, you won’t already know.

I believe that’s what makes Simply Common Jen a bit completely different to different meals and recipe websites in that it isn’t simply meals and recipes, it’s private. There’s simply me behind it and some superior those who assist me with issues like sending the weekly e-mail and many others as a result of I simply don’t have sufficient arms!

A latest picture of myself and Stuart.

Jen in 2023 – the place am I?

So, once more I’m able the place I need to lose some weight. I’ve purchased a cross coach and now we have constructed a fitness center within the backyard so I’m very decided. That mentioned I haven’t been nicely so will probably be some time earlier than I can use it.

At Christmas, I caught a nasty bug which I by no means bought totally higher from earlier than getting covid in late January. This then changed into covid pneumonia and I spent per week in our native hospital on oxygen and a complete cocktail of medicines. I’m again dwelling now however restoration goes to be gradual as I’ve vital scarring on my lungs and resulting from my extreme bronchial asthma they aren’t the healthiest lungs anyway!

15 belongings you won’t find out about me!

A few of these I’ll have beforehand shared, and others could also be utterly new to you however both method listed here are 20 issues about me that may shock you!

  • I really like listening to audiobooks as while I like studying I by no means actually find time for it so audiobooks while I work is one thing I get pleasure from. The final e book I listened to was Discover her alive by Diane Saxon. It’s e book and likewise free when you have Kindle limitless. I’m additionally an enormous fan of true crime Youtube movies, books and television exhibits. It’s one thing I’ve cherished since I used to be younger as I’m simply fascinated with what drives individuals to commit crimes.
  • I put on vibrant leggings most days! After I was youthful I used to put on a lot black however these leggings actually modified my outlook and once I put on them I really feel superb.
  • I hate mayonnaise! Many individuals adore it however I genuinely can’t stand it! I do nonetheless like egg mayonnaise sandwiches in the event that they aren’t too mayonnaise-y! I additionally hate mushy peas however eat Mushy Pea curry!
  • I’m presently writing a novel and I am going to a writing group. In case you are within the Mansfield space and wish to be part of do let me know and I’ll ship you the small print, we meet as soon as a month.
  • I really like Countdown numbers and my favorite topic in school was maths!
  • I’m allergic to ryegrass and if I sit or lie on grass I get a nasty itchy rash! I’m additionally allergic to all of the respectable painkillers so can’t have ibuprofen, tramadol, codeine, or any of the opioids so when I’m unwell or have an operation I’m a physician’s nightmare!
  • I can’t swim and I’m completely afraid of drowning! I’ve tried earlier than to study but it surely simply doesn’t work I’m too scared. I’m 42 now so possibly I can simply undergo life by no means capable of swim!
  • I’ve three tattoos, none of which I notably like so I’m planning on having them modified and coated up however I can’t resolve what with! Encourage me, what do you will have tattoos of, let me know within the feedback!
  • I’ve at all times lived within the UK however have by no means really been to Scotland or Wales, excluding going to Gretna Inexperienced! I’m planning on altering that although and would love to go to each correctly.
  • I’m a lady with dimension 9 toes which I completely hate however I do know it’s partly resulting from being tall so I suppose it’s simply in my genes!
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  • I’ve a bar full of varied alcoholic drinks however solely drink about 10 occasions a yr! My final favorite needs to be Jaffa Cake Gin! That’s one thing about me anybody coming to my home can be puzzled by given the large full drinks cupboard!
  • I used to be born in Essex and lived there till I used to be nearly 6 so I’m formally an Essex lady! That mentioned, I’ve by no means watched an episode of The Solely Means Is Essex!
  • I went to school in Sunderland and studied psychology. I in all probability spent as a lot time there within the pub as I did within the college, possibly that’s the reason I not often drink now!
  • I rarely put on make-up and jewelry. I do like each however as I work at home and by myself more often than not I simply by no means hassle placing it on! I’d like to be good at make-up although and be a type of individuals that appears completely completely different with make-up on!
  • I’ve counselling/remedy each week. I pay for this privately and it’s one thing I believe is actually vital as I’ve ongoing psychological well being points resulting from PTSD and am a real believer that investing in your self isn’t a nasty factor. I’m very open about this as a result of I don’t assume it’s one thing that anybody needs to be ashamed of. I speak about it simply as a lot as speaking about my bronchial asthma as a result of each are issues out of my management.

Is there something there that has shocked you? Do you need to ask me something? Be happy to pop it within the feedback beneath and I’ll do my greatest to reply!

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