The Brains behind the Blog

Hello my beautiful friends! I saw this post over at Red Shoes & Pearls (go check her out, she is amazing) and I thought “Hey, I’ve been here over a year and all my followers know is that I love writing and have depression…” which is why I decided to answer these questions to get to know me a little better!

  1. What is your name ? Claire
  2. What does your name mean? It is french or Latin for ‘light’ and ‘clear’, which I like even though I hate my name
  3. Where are you from? Malta (I wrote a whole post on where it is).
  4. Where do you live? Fgura, Malta
  5. What do you do for a living? I’m a Specialist Teacher during the day and a freelance writer for Comino Magazine in the evening
  6. What is your favorite color? Purple and green, both individually and together
  7. What is your star sign? Aquarius
  8. What is your favorite music genre? Rock. 60s rock particularly
  9. Who is your favorite musician? John Lennon and George Harrison, both for different and same reasons at the same time
  10. Favourite food? Anything with chicken
  11. Favourite drink? Tea and water (separately of course)
  12. Favourite snack? Peanuts, especially salted (and let the ‘that’s what she said jokes begin)
  13. Favourite holiday? Christmas. The songs, the cold, the unity and love it brings ❤
  14. Favourite pastime? Napping
  15. Favourite sport? Anything I can do at the gym… run, lift weights…
  16. What is something you are talented at? Writing and giving advice,  guess… I don’t really consider myself talented
  17. What is something you wish you were talented at? Playing an instrument
  18. Are you competitive? If it is something I am passionate about then yes
  19. Describe yourself in a single sentence? I am me
  20. What are some of your bad habits? Caring too much about people, so much so that I stop caring about myself and get screwed over time and time again. And biting my nails
  21. What is something you look for in a partner? Everything my boyfriend is. Perfectly imperfect
  22. Which of your parents are you more like? Physically my mum, definitely. Mentally, socially and emotionally neither, which makes me doubt whether they are my actual parents or not
  23. Which of your parents are you closest to? Mama
  24. What is the last book you read? Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  25. What is your favourite fairytale? Beauty and the Beast. I loved that Belle was different from others, which I could relate to a lot growing up
  26. What is your favourite quote? “I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I’ve always been a freak. So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I’m one of those people.” – John Lennon
  27. Favourite subject in school? English, French and Italian
  28. Subject you were best at? English, French and Italian
  29. What app do you use most?Facebook and Instagram
  30. What piece of technology can you not live without? My laptop
  31. What countries have you visited? England, London, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Sicily, Gozo (hahaha)
  32. What countries would you like to visit? US, Ireland, Germany, The Netherlands, Japan
  33. What is on top of your bucket list? Visit the Dakota Buildings in New York
  34. Best memory you have? When my grandpa made my gran, sister and I laugh our pants off with his weirdness, which I got from him for sure!
  35. Most embarrassing memory? My wardrobe during my teens
  36. If you could give your younger self any advice what would it be? Keep at it, buttercup
  37. One thing you know now that you wish you had known as a kid? How effed up I’d grow up to be
  38. What’s your favourite candle scent? Jasmines aaaaaaaaaa
  39. Do you know a hoarder? Myself
  40. Can you do a split? Never ever
  41. How old were you when you learned how to ride a bike? – Never
  42. How many oceans have you swam in? Mediterranean Sea in two different countries
  43. What would you name your daughter if had one find out here
  44. What would you name your son if you had one?  find out here
  45. What’s the worst grade you got on a test? 30s in Math
  46. What was your favorite TV show when you were a child? Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory… and the likes of them
  47. What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were eight? It wasn’t a thing back then, but I would have probably been a witch or a ghost
  48. Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series? I’d never touch the Twilight books, but I am currently halfway through the third Harry Potter book!
  49. Would you rather have an American accent or a British accent? – British… preferably Scouse or Mancunian 😉
  50. Have you ever taken karate lessons? I’d love to!
  51. Do you know who Kermit the frog is? Who doesn’t?!
  52. What’s the first amusement park you’ve been to? Disneyland, Paris
  53.  What language, besides your native language, would you like to be fluent in? Maybe French’ I used to be fluent during my secondary school (high school) years, but then I stopped studying it. And Spanish. And Irish
  54.  Do you spell the color as grey or gray? Grey
  55.  Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook? Titanic, hands down. Has three things I love: Perfect direction by James Cameron, queen kate Winslet and bae Leonardo DiCaprio
  56. Have you ever had Indian food? I don’t think I have
  57. What’s the name of your favorite restaurant? Hard Rock ❤ and, fi I ever manage to eat there, Shoreditch
  58. If you have a nickname, what is it? My boyfriend calls me Poot (for obvious reasons)
  59. Who’s your favorite person in the world? Are you seriously going to make me choose between my mum, boyfriend, bestfriend, nanna and nannu?!?!?!?!
  60. Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs? Rural
  61. Can you whistle? Yes
  62. Do you sleep with a nightlight? I used to, but I got over the fear of darkness… a few years ago…
  63. Do you eat breakfast every morning? Unfortunately no
  64. What medical conditions do you have? Clinical depression, PTSD and social anxiety
  65. How many times have you been to the hospital? Once last year
  66. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo? A load of times #sorrynotsorry
  67. Where do you buy your jeans? I mostly wear jeggings, but I’ve bought the last pair of jeans from New Look
  68. What’s the last compliment you got? How I’m so strong about my mental health illnesses, from several people
  69. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning? Most of the time yes
  70. What flavour tea do you enjoy? English Breakfast Tea, medium 😉
  71. How many pairs of shoes do you currently own? I dunno… 10? Not really a shoe addict

And here is a picture of me looking all nice…

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3 thoughts on “The Brains behind the Blog

  1. I must say i really learned a lot about you now. I knew some of it but it’s good you share more of you and the person you are;) keep up the good work on your blog and take pride in every step❤️


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