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I skydived nude – and other things you don’t know about me

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We all have history, good or bad, it makes us who we are, it shapes who we become.

Like jumping out of a plane naked (okay so I wasn’t naked but I thought I’d spice things up a little – so shoot me!).

I have done some crazy, stupid, funny and amazing things in my life and here’s a few you might not know:

  • I spent 5 years dancing, ballet, modern and jazz, and I have five certificates, and three video tapes, to prove it. For the life of me I can’t understand how they passed me come exam time, once with Distinction. I also wore one of these (see below) at our end of year performance, and so did my older sister. Except we were 11 and 13 so we didn’t look like this – so it was totally embarrassing. And even now I couldn’t walk in the f%*k me heels she’s wearing!

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  • At university I once had a flat warming so awesome that two fire engines comes, 8 kegs were drunk and it made it into the local newspaper.
  • I’ve skydived (not naked, but I would if it was free to do so, and that there was no chance my boobs would knock me out during free fall). I have bungy jumped, bridge swung, been on all the adrenalin rides I can find and I would do them all again in a heartbeat if I had the money.
  • I was riding motorbikes at age 4, driving Land Rovers on the farm at age 12 and I have my awesome parents to thank for not wrapping me in cotton wool.
  • Three days before the September 11 attacks I was in one of the World Trade Towers in New York with a group of friends who lived there with me.
  • I once went on a blind date in America, and we went to a restaurant and he bought a $150 bottle of wine and I ditched him in a fancy French restaurant in Soho, because he was boring, to meet up with some friends partying somewhere else.
  • I am left handed, even when I play cricket, which I LOVE. I used to really annoy the fast bowlers, of which I used to be one years ago at high school. I played silly mid on, for those of you that don’t know the sport, here’s a photo of where that person stands, or crouches in my case.  See that dude that is about to get his head knocked off but has his hands out just in case he catches it – that was me and I loved it!

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  • I met the man of my dreams, and now husband, after being dragged out of bed to the pub by a friend who really needed a wingman – or woman in this case. Best decision I’ve ever made!!!
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Author: Have A Laugh On Me

I'm a mum to three, write from home and I rarely cook, craft or clean but admire those who do. I try to live by the mantra that there's no point in worrying about something that might not happen! Be warned this is not a fluffy, sweet mummy blog, rather a place where you can cringe, laugh and be shocked at my brutally honest take on my life.

17 thoughts on “I skydived nude – and other things you don’t know about me

  1. Isnt this the best bit about being a blogger..getting to check out what another blogger writes! I’m visiting from #TeamIbot. Denyse

  2. I have skydived as well and totally agree on the awesomeness of it, I only have small boobs but still not sure I would do it naked, I would be more worried about just being ripped off, those air forces on the way down, whoa! Enjoyed reading your post

  3. Hahaha love it! And I would love to hear more about that flat warming party?
    I could never sky dive or bungy jump – I have a fear of falling, I honestly reckon I would pass out. But I did ride in a hot air balloon last weekend – that was awesome.
    Awesome post. MORE!! xx

  4. That flat-warming party sounds fantastic! I’ve been to my fair share of some ridiculously wild parties but none of them ever made the newspaper! You are me new queen!

  5. Still loved this post! I am a leftie as well!

  6. OMG – you gave me a laugh this morning Emily – I love it! You have balls (metaphorically, of course!) to do some of the things you have done, including fielding at that position in cricket. I’m such a wussy dag that I sometimes cower at the net when playing tennis – I’ve been hit in the head by a ball before and it’s not pleasant! I’ve also fallen off the umpires chair onto the net post which hurts even more but I shall leave the details of that one for another confession… Thanks again for linking up!

    • Oh that is very funny, I can’t wait to read about those tennis incidents!! LOL. I do love adrenalin – I have a thirst for doing things out of my comfort zone, it’s just with kids now I have more to lose if something goes wrong. I also don’t have the time or money. Em 🙂

  7. Hi Emily, I really loved your post, you sound like you love life! Skydiving, outrageous parties, near death misses! You go girl. I have skydived & been in a hot air balloon but not naked. After having 3 kids no one needs to be subjected to that! I look forward to next weeks confession!

    • Ha ha, actually I wasn’t nude, no one needs to see that! I was just being a typical journo, making a spicy headline. I do love life, but haven’t done many adventurous things for awhile, I’m in desperate need of some adrenalin packed activities! Thanks for visiting and commenting. Have a great week!

  8. It cracks me up that you ditched a guy who bought you such expensive wine.
    I bet he never did that on a date again!

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