One of the Blogtober challenges was to share some things about yourself your readers may know. I found this quite hard to write, not because I don’t like sharing, but because I share and have shared so much of my horsey life with you all, that I wasn’t sure what other areas of my life I haven’t spoken about before or what you might be interested in! But despite this, I have managed to scrape together 5 things you may not know about me.
Many children think I work with Oompa Loompas
I actually work in the digital department for a luxury chocolate brand. Despite having no input whatsoever in the chocolate making progress, many of my friends tell their children I work at a chocolate factory as apparently this is much easier to understand than “I manage the website for a chocolate company.”
I really enjoy my job, while it doesn’t allow me to be quite as creative as I would like, I do get the freedom to learn lots of skills which can help improve my blog! Also my team are great fun and of course there is free chocolate! So I really can’t complain at all!
I have a degree in horses
I don’t talk about my degree too much anymore, but EquiPepper actually started as a project while I was studying at University. I studied Equine Science, focusing on Breeding and Stud Management. A lot of my early blog posts were inspired by my lectures and helped me revise topics we were studying.
I also feel like my degree and fascination in the science behind horse ownership is what makes EquiPepper different to other blogs out there. As much as I love telling you all about what me and Scottie are doing, I am also incredibly nerdy and love talking science with people so I like to share this knowledge with you too!
I have a tribal horse head tattoo! I knew from quite a young age (16 ish) that I wanted a tattoo. But I wanted to get something I really wanted. I didn’t want it to be something pointless or something I would regret. So I spent a long time thinking about what I wanted.
In the end, at age 18 towards the end of my A Levels, I got a tribal horse head tattooed on my shoulder. I love it and I am very pleased with it. But due to it being out the way, it isn’t always visible, so I regularly forget it is there!
I am really tempted to get another one at some point, once I have decided what I want! I am thinking maybe Highland Rain in nice small writing somewhere.
I love writing stories
For as long as I can remember I have loved writing stories, especially fantasy stories. I spent so many hours when I was younger planning and writing stories. In fact I probably have at least 5 semi written and planned stories on my laptop right now with another 20 story ideas! I would love to write and publish a book one day, but I just can’t seem to stick with an idea for that long. I dip in and out of it over the years and they never get close to being finished. Weirdly, I don’t really enjoy writing horse related stories!
I am not a natural redhead!
If you go back far enough through photos of me you will discover that I am not actually a redhead. I am naturally dark blonde. I had very light hair most of my life, but when I cut my hair really short around the age of 14, my hair suddenly seemed quite dark, more like mousey brown and I didn’t like it. So I have been dying it red ever since. I occasionally shake it up a little and add some blonde or purple bits but I love the red and will continue to be an honorary redhead for the foreseeable future.
(Young blonde me on the left!)