50 facts about me

I literally love reading these type of posts on other people’s blogs. I think it’s because I’m seriously nosy! That’s why I love Instagram so much; I just love seeing what other people are doing, what they’re buying, what they’re wearing, where they’re going! So I thought I would do the 50 facts about me tag!

  1. I will be turning 25 on 28th December.
  2. I hate bath bombs. I’m probably the only person in the world but I just don’t get them? You can’t wash your hair in the bath and they make the sides of the bath a horrible colour when you get out.
  3. I am a huge Evertonian.
  4. I studied English at university and now I work in finance. The irony.
  5. I am such a homebird.
  6. I have a severe phobia of tortoises (even my psychology teacher laughed during a lesson on phobias)
  7. I have one sister who is 2 and a half years younger than me. We are literally soul sisters, we literally say the same thing at the same time.
  8. I took a gap year after college and lived in the south of France for 3 months working for PGL.
  9. I am a Capricorn.
  10. My nicknames are; Em, Ems, Ma Bubz, Emmypopperina, Sykesy, Emzie.
  11. I hate mushrooms.
  12. Last year I had severe adult acne and had to take Roaccutane for 9 months. (I couldn’t wear lipstick for 9 months!!!)
  13. Danny and I have lived with my Mum and Dad for 4 years now, we absolutely love it but we can’t wait to buy our own house in the very very near future!
  14. We are totally a crazy dog couple, we are just obsessed. We can’t wait to get a dog of our own.
  15. I hate being on my own.
  16. I always have to have my nails painted.
  17. I recently cut caffeine out of my diet.
  18. I am seriously not a morning person.
  19. My hair is naturally curly and I never blow dry it or straighten in the week.
  20. I don’t have any tattoos.
  21. I work in Finance for the NHS.
  22. When I was 18 my Facebook page read as follows; Emma Sykes is in a relationship with Daniel Manchester, Studies at Manchester Met, works at Manchester United & lives in Manchester. Kinda love Manchester.
  23. I was such a chav in high school. Velour track suits, hoop earrings, Lacoste trainers!
  24. I am really hard to buy presents for. Danny gets so stressed out at Christmas. The poor boy has to get my birthday presents too.
  25. I have always wanted to get married.
  26. I love my hometown. Everyone slags it off who lives here, but I’ve had the pleasure of living on a really dodgy road at uni which made me realise in lucky to live where I do.
  27. I drink at least 2 litres of water a day Monday – Friday and at the weekend I don’t even touch one drop.
  28. My favourite colour is grey (p.s. that’s when you know you’re a grown up when your favourite colour is no longer pink)
  29. I love buying presents!! But I can kind of turn into a mad woman! I’ve spent over £500 just on Danny this year as I just couldn’t control myself! I’m blaming it on being our first Christmas as a married couple.
  30. Danny and I have been together since we were 18.
  31. We became obsessed with the show criminal minds and would stay up every night till about 2am watching it until we had to stop because we thought everyone was a murderer.
  32. I am the crazy stressy wife and Danny is the calm and chilled husband, we seriously balance one another out.
  33. I love marmite.
  34. When we went to V Fest for my hen do we started saying fleek as a joke, everything was fleeky. Now it’s legit part of my vocab and I say it all the time. My dad told me I looked on fleek as we were walking down the stairs on my wedding day.
  35. I took 10 pairs of sunglasses on my honeymoon and wore 3. That’s the kinda gal I am.
  36. I can’t eat scrambled eggs unless I have cooked them myself.
  37. I don’t get holiday blues, I always love coming home.
  38. In 2013 Danny and I went to Disneyland Paris for Valentine’s Day.
  39. My sleeping pattern at uni was terrible. I would sleep in till 3pm, always miss my lectures and stay up till about 2am every night.
  40. You may have guessed from my Instagram but I love Christmas so much! Family, food, friends, gifts, no work, my birthday, cake, prosecco, chocolates!!!!!
  41. I love baking but I just can’t do it without eating half the mixture, it’s just the best bit!
  42. I suffered with anxiety really bad during the run up to the wedding. I had quite a few panic attacks. It’s seems to have subsided quite a lot since I stopped drinking caffeine but I think mainly because I am a perfectionist I would stress over so many little things that I didn’t need to.
  43. All my cousins are my best friends
  44. I am an Instagram addict (as you may already know). Since I started up my Instagram page for following slimming world I have made so many genuine friends! I’m really struggling with following any sort of plan at the moment but I’m trying to take it all in my stride.
  45. Pizza Express Padana is my ride or die pizza.
  46. I love going to hotels.
  47. I would always pick a starter over a dessert but let’s be honest I’m a 3 course kinda girl anyway.
  48. I have never watched a scary film.
  49. I have serious resting bitch face. I think I just look moody all the time but I promise I’m not.
  50. I was deputy head girl in high school.

I tag everyone who is reading this and has a blog to do the 50 facts about me tag! (see if you find it as difficult as I did!)

Em, xo



  1. Olivia
    December 12, 2015 / 11:11 am

    I’ve only ever known one other person to take roaccutane so I’m sure you suffered the same problems with me, especially having to do a pregnancy test everytime before they gave me my tablets! Cant pee under pressure haha! Love reading your blog 🙂 xx

    • December 12, 2015 / 11:13 am

      They always did my pregnancy tests through my bloods so I didn’t have to pee! Haha but yeah it was a pretty hard 9 months! So worth it though! It’s a scary drug, it took me months and months before I decided to go on it! Xxx

      • Olivia
        December 12, 2015 / 11:56 am

        Ah I wish they’d done mine that way! Yeah it was but I think it was totally worth it. My acne had been bad for years so I was ready to try anything by that point!

        The only downside is I always have chapped lips now! Xx

  2. December 31, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    I love reading your blog and LOVE the idea of sharing 50 things about yourself! I got married in September and planning our wedding was the most rewarding experience for me too – especially as my new husband is so laid back and calming about everything! Thank you for sharing your journey 🙂 xx

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