I’m not very tall..and other tales


As I have been blogging for a few months now, I thought I would share a few random things about myself. Nothing too heavy, and hopefully with a sense of humour, so here goes…

I’ve never seen an episode of Game of Thrones (and probably never will). Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever watched a Harry Potter movie from start to finish !

I’m not very tall. In fact, at primary school, the teacher drew round me as the smallest person in the class and put the drawing up on the wall. A memory that has never left me.  Even my name, Paula, is Latin meaning ‘small’. So I was never going to get very far in the height department.

I developed a liking for basset hounds after my mum gave me a cuddly basset hound toy that she got given as a freebie after buying shoes at Hush Puppies. Hush Puppies have a lot to answer for !

One of my favourite movies is Populaire, a lighthearted, witty and unmistakably French romantic comedy about an average secretary who is a super fast typist. So it has typewriters in it – what’s not to like ?

I was born in Belfast in August 1969 just as The Troubles were beginning in Northern Ireland. Not great timing, I guess, but it has undoubtedly helped to shape who I am today.

I knew all the words for the part of Lucy in the school play The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.  I wasn’t in the play but I watched all the rehearsals. At the final hour I was almost called upon to play the part, until the real Lucy turned up. My theatrical aspirations were dashed in that moment.

My favourite book so far is The Snow Child , a beautiful, evocative and bewitching story set in 1920s Alaska. If you haven’t read it,  please add it to your reading list.

Coffee is cool and I drink a fair bit of it but tea is still my favourite, especially in times of crisis !


Breakfast in bed on a Sunday morning is my favourite treat – simple but priceless (ps I hope my hubby reads this bit).

I have one thing in common with my basset hound – I am known to be Very Stubborn. In fact make it two things in common – he’s not very tall either. Enough said.



  1. I like tea very much. No coffee for me. I also like to read books set in Alaska so thanks for the link. I am going to read that book 🙂


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