5 fun facts you might not know about me.

For this post I thought I’d share with you 5 fun facts that you might not know about me.

Well, I say fun facts but actually, some of these admissions will be more embarrassing for me than fun.

1. I’ve donated bone marrow. 

When I was only 2 years old my brother was born with a condition called Osteopetrosis. OsteoPETrosis is also known as marble bone disease, whereby the bones harden, becoming denser and can cause the bones to dissolve or break. It is a very rare genetic condition that could have been passed onto myself or any of my brothers, each of us having a 25% chance of being born with the disease. It’s a life threatening condition in infants, most not surviving past 10 years20170723_135856 old, and the only cure for this is by having a successful bone marrow transplant. Thankfully I was a match with my baby brother, so the doctors performed a successful bone marrow transplant which ultimately saved his life. The treatment he recieved as a baby did have some long lasting effects on him, most notably with his eyesight. He can see but he is registered blind due to the severity, although you’d never know and he’s never let anything faze him in life.

2. I love Disney

Remember when I said some of these might be embarrassing for me, you’ve guessed it this is one of those.  I love Disney… there I said it! I love everything about Disney, all the films, the awesome characters but mostly the songs. I’m not even ashamed to say I know all the words to a lot of Disney songs. My favourites being; A whole new world from Aladdin, Part of your world from The Little Mermaid or Tale as old as time from Beauty and the Beast. My favourite Disney film, this is a tough call but if I had to say just one it would probably be The Lion King.


3. I was self employed

After dropping out of University at 18 and moving back home I became quite depressed, anxious and suffered panic attacks. I knew I had to try turn my life around, so I recieved counselling and CBT to re train my thoughts. Within months I noticed a difference, and I kept pushing myself further and further. Then just a few years later at only 21, I bought my first flat, moved out and set up my very own successful gardening business. For some, that might not sound a huge acheivement, but for me, going from such a low place to such a high place in only a few years was a fantastic achievement and one I’ll always be proud of myself for doing. It taught me I can do anything I want to do with determination and hard work.

4. I’m a budding gymnast

Well, actually I’m not, and this will be another one of those embarrassing stories I probably should be be keeping to myself rather than sharing with you all! Anyway here goes, in high school during a P.E lesson we had to come up with a gymnastics floor routine. I’d never done any gymnastics before and if my memory is accurate all I did was a few rolls, twirls, a handstand and possibly a few cartwheels. Anyway, everyones routine was filmed, and my gymnastic floor routine was then shown for years to all the future classes, including my 3 younger brother’s classes and their friends! Not sure if I’m proud or mortified but I know my brothers were definitely not proud.

5. Jay Z afterparty

So Jay Z was playing in Aberdeen and I was feeling rather flush at the time. As I and my brothers were all massive Jay Z fans, I surprised them and bought us all tickets to the concert. However, I didn’t stop there; I was young, stupid and had money to blow, so I also bought us all VIP tickets to the after party which was being held in a local nightclub.  20170723_134315The night of the concert, we got our best gear on, went to the concert (which was awesome), then got picked up in limo and driven around for a bit drinking champagne before being taken to the club.  Then with our VIP passes around out necks we walked passed the massive queue outside the club and were ushered straight upto the VIP area, showed to our table and the waiter popped a few bottles of champagne down on the table for us to get the party started, what a night so far! Things only got better and better as the night went on, Jay Z never showed but many of his entourage did. Drinks were flowing, we danced all night and were walking around the club chatting to everyone with a bottle of Cristal champagne in hand. For that one night we got to experience how the other half live, and it was fantastic.


Now you know a few more fun things about me, so it’s only fair you share at least one thing about yourself. Please feel free to message me privately or leave a comment for all to see.

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As always, thanks for reading.

This real life Dad xx


  1. singledaddydaycare

    July 24, 2017 at 7:38 am

    What an incredibly brave thing to do to give bone marrow. Way to go!!

    1. thisreallifedad

      July 24, 2017 at 7:43 am

      Thanks. I’d love to take credit but I was so young. I’m still on the register now to donate again if needed.

  2. maaikelut

    July 24, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Wow some things are heavy but so much respect for you!

  3. Trinimombeauty

    July 25, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    You are really cool person, i love Disney as well lol, Cheers

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