20 Random Facts About Me ⋆ We Dream of Travel Blog

20 Random Facts About Me

Want to get to know me even better?  Here’s 20 Random Facts About Me

A red telephone box amongst purple lavender during the summer in the UK

Mayfield Lavender Farm, England

  1. I love how pretty lavender is, but I really dislike the smell of it
  2. I’m a qualified midwife and I’ve assisted to deliver babies in England, Zanzibar and New Zealand
  3. I really hate mayonnaise and vinegar (really… why do they exist?!)
  4. I don’t have a middle name
  5. I have a PADI Rescue Diver certification and like to think I’m a mermaid

Scuba diving the Red Sea, Egypt

Red Sea, Egypt

  1. I’ve been 45m underwater and 5380m above water (not being in a vehicle!)
  2. My favourite colour is blue
  3. As a kid, I used to be terrified of woodlice, yes roly-polys, and I mean terrified
  4. I didn’t drink coffee until I was 25 and now I pretty much don’t function without it
  5. I have baked cupcakes for 24 hours straight (twice!) to raise money for charity

After about 22 hours of baking!

  1. I have three nicknames… Socks, Pop and Dent (the latter because of my clumsiness)
  2. I will choose water over most drinks. Tap water ideally.  Yes, I’m a cheap date.
  3. I love Disney, particularly The Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo
  4. My favourite animals are manatees
  5. When I drink alcohol, vodka is my poison of choice, although I’m developing a love for craft beer

Portal Brewing Co have the best beer I’ve ever had!

  1. I used to teach kickboxing but I’m rubbish at anything sporty
  2. My biggest bucket list item is to see the Northern Lights (update: I got to tick this off in Feb 2018 in Iceland!)
  3. I have never broken a bone
  4. I LOVE Brussel sprouts, preferably roasted, but really any way
  5. One day I’d love to own a little café and have lots of rescue dogs

I want to rescue ALL the puppies.  Photo by @manke666



  1. Vale
    January 11, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    I really like the way your website came out Sophie ? can’t wait to see more of your travel adventures posted here!

    • Travels of Sophie
      January 12, 2018 / 12:25 am

      Thanks so much Val 🙂

  2. Sandie Lendon
    January 12, 2018 / 8:08 am

    What a great achievement, well done Sophie, I love the website.
    Keep up with the travel postings.

    • Travels of Sophie
      January 12, 2018 / 8:34 am

      Thanks so much. And thank you for all your support. Love you ?

  3. January 12, 2018 / 11:14 am

    Took a while to find my way here but here I am!

    Congratulations Sophie, I’m so proud of you. There’s nothing you can’t achieve in this world!

    If you do open that little cafe, I could do some baking and walk your doggies!!! Love you loads. Xx

    • Travels of Sophie
      January 12, 2018 / 4:37 pm

      Thank you so much for your constant support. You can definitely bake with me and come for puppy walks. Love you millions and squillions xxx

  4. February 7, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    I really suggest you to see Northern lights. I live in South Finland and they are really difficult to be seen here. So it is better to travel above arctic circle.

    • Travels of Sophie
      February 7, 2018 / 9:23 pm

      I’m going to Iceland next week so I’m hoping to see the northern lights there!!

  5. Kevin Ha
    February 2, 2019 / 8:02 am

    I really like the way you’re living
    If you do not mind I love to get in touch with you
    I’m from South Korea

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