The A – Z of Emma Rollason is a post inspired by the lovely Bexa and her beautiful blog hellobexa. The idea behind this post is to share 26 things about you using only the letters of the alphabet, which I’ve actually found pretty difficult. I’ve had this post sat in my drafts for a while, every now and again opening it up to add a few more letters to it, but here it is finally finished, The A-Z of Emma Rollason.
A is for April my birth month.
B is for Benji, my beautiful 11 year old rescue Border Collie.
C is for Cats. I grew up with my beautiful British blue, Misty, who was such a funny little character full of life up until her final days at her grand age of 18. We now have a beautiful little black and white cat called Thorne, who my brother found in a thorn bush at 3 weeks old with a severely broken back leg which required amputation. She’s now 3 years old and very very happy.
D is for Dancing. I’ve danced since I was 5 years old and have just taken up weekly Pole Dancing classes which I absolutely love! I always feel amazing after a dance class, exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise is what I’m all about.
E is for Emma Rollason the blog! I’m so happy I decided to create this little blog and take it self-hosted, I love it so much, and I love how many amazing people/blogs I’ve found along my way on this journey and can’t wait to find more.
F is for Family. My family are my everything, they’ve supported me through thick and thin, always by my side. I can not thank my mum and dad enough for everything they have done, I do my best to make them proud and I have in my head’ currently unobtainable goals’ which I’d love one day to be able to give to them as a massive thank you.
G is for Ginger. Not the spice variety but the hair colour. It’s such an under-rated and beautiful hair colour. I wish I was a natural red head so much.
H is for Hair Colours. I’m not the kind of girl who will sit in front of a mirror in the morning making my hair look as pretty as possible, most days I tend to just throw it up in a hair tie. I’ll maybe straighten or curl it for a special occasion but one thing I do love to do is dye it. I’ve poorly attempted blue when I was younger, I’ve been red several times and I’m currently a purple shade due to an accidental experiment that turned out better than expected. I love switching up my colour and experimenting with different shades to see what happens, the more haphazard the better in my opinion, I love it when it has so many different colours/tones running through it rather than one block colour all over.
I is for Iceland. Right at the top of my bucket list is a trip to Iceland to go to the Blue Lagoon and see the northern lights.
J is for J names. For some reason I always find myself with someone who’s name begins with a J, either a work colleague, friend or as my track record shows, boyfriends, I’ve been in 2 long-term relationships and dated a few guys too and both relationships were J names and the majority of my dates also began with J. Wherever I go I always manage to find someone whose name begins with J.
K is for Karaoke. Ok, I’m not talking your typical karaoke here with the lyrics on a t.v. screen and mic in hand but the type where you sing a-long to the radio in your car or at your work desk. I’m not too bad at stringing along a tune and holding a harmony, taking some singing lessons at college certainly helped however I don’t have the confidence to belt out a solo in front of an audience so I stick to singing along to the radio in my car and while I’m working.
L is for Lifeguard. I held my Lifeguard qualification for 4 years from 16-20 and at 18 I had my one and only lifeguarding job alongside my retail job and studying at drama school.
M is for Makeup. I’m a massive makeup junkie, I love playing with makeup, trying new products and creating different makeup looks, and it’s not just your everyday ‘glam’ makeup either, I also love trying to create SFX looks and messing about face paint.
N is for Netflix. I always get asked ‘what do you watch on t.v.?’ well the answer is not much, I hardly watch any t.v. at all and if I do want to watch something it’s usually a movie or it will be a series on netflix that I’ll end up binge watching. I don’t own a t.v, I have no need for it., maybe one day I will but for now I don’t. I had a t.v up in my bedroom when I was younger which was never switched on in the 2 years I had it. For now I’m happy to binge watch a netflix series on my laptop or tablet, I’m currently working through Black mirror, any recommendations on what I should watch when I finish black mirror?
O is for Oscar Wilde. A 19th Century Irish Poet and Playwright, that I studied whilst at drama school for a scene performance of The Importance of Being Earnest, but I also love his most famous novel and now film adaptation The Picture of Dorian Grey.
P is for Performing. As I mentioned I have been dancing since I was 5 and have studied performing arts at college. I love the buzz I get after doing a show or a performance and how many amazing people I have found through shows and my performing jobs.
Q is for Quotes. Who doesn’t love themselves a good quote? I love starting my day off with an inspirational quote from my Happiness planner, I just think it puts me in such a positive mindset.
R is for Running. Why? Because I can’t run! It took me 6 attempts and 3 months of training to be able to pass 5.4 on the beep test. The day I did I was so proud of myself and said that I would continue with the morning runs, but I didn’t, I haven’t ran since that day in June 2016.
S is for Swimming. I have been swimming all of my life, all (almost) 25 years of it, by 9 I was competing nationally, 14 I was competing in Lifesaving Championships, 16 I passed my Lifeguard exam and was training as an assistant swimming teacher in lifesaving skills, today it is just a hobbie and a form of exercise to keep me fit. I’ve just started teaching my friends daughter how to swim to build up her confidence at the weekend ‘unofficially’ of course as I don’t actually hold a teaching qualification.
T is for Travel. I love travelling, if I could travel the world I would but for now I’m happy having little mini adventures around the UK. There’s so much of the UK I’ve never visited and want to, let alone the rest of the world, so I’m starting at home and working my way out.
U is for Upsy Daisy. Upsy Daisy and Iggle Piggle along with a few other Cbeebies Characters will always hold a very special place in my heart from the time I worked at Alton Towers Cbeebies Land and got to hang out with the cheeky gang everyday.
V is for Vampire. Not only are they bad-ass characters to watch in films they are also bad-ass characters to play. I had so much fun running around a dark maze as the Queen Vampire for halloween a few years back. Halloween is all about SFX Makeup and Scare Acting, I stumbled into scare acting and now it’s what I spend all year looking forward to.
W is for Waterfalls. Alongside my trip to Iceland, standing under a waterfall is high up on my bucket list. They’re always so mesmerising and beautiful to watch and the thought of all that water and power rushing down onto your head and shoulders and then stepping out and being light and free is something that really intrigues me. I’ve read that people do this as a way of meditation which is something I would love to experience.
X is for X-Ray. Not going to lie, X is a hard one, but I did have to have an X-Ray on my arm when I was in secondary school after I thought I’d badly bruised my elbow. I had been walking around with it in a sling after I banged it off a door at a funny angle, I couldn’t fully straighten my arm or fully bend it but I did have movement so I was adamant it was bruised but after a week with no signs of bruising or improved movement I agreed to let my parents take me to A&E to find I had a fracture going straight up the humerus.
Y is for Youtube. Of course I had to mention Youtube, I love watching Youtube videos and so many of my inspirations and role models are Youtubers!!
Z is for Zombie. My first ever scare role was as a Zombie in an outdoor walk through experience, the Zombie was my entrance into Scare Acting and SFX Makeup.