Meet the Maker!

Hello! If you ever wanted to learn a little more about me then read on! If not then, no hard feelings but this isn't the blog post for you haha!

My name is Sophie Patel and, as my (very) pale skin may indicate, I am a Patel by marriage and we are actually about to celebrate our nine year (oh god where did the time go!) wedding anniversary!!

I am an Aquarius and have lots of Aquarian traits.

I have two sisters and 4 nephews.

My childhood dream was to become a vet but you have to be pretty clever for that and I didn't quite make the grade!! (at all actually- biology, physics and chemistry A level flew right over my head!)

My first real pet was an evil russian dwarf hamster who was also suicidal as he would climb to the top of his cage and throw himself off and broke his leg. He had an operation and became the tiniest three legged hamster ever!

Over the years other pets have included 2 dogs, a rabbit, a cat, 2 female rats (one of which was pregnant when I bought her and she went on to have 6 babies :-o) and later 2 male rats (technically my daughters...). My husband has allergies and we are currently petless :-(

I went to University for I think a month! I was studying Veterinary Nursing at Harper Adams in Wales but after living my whole life in London and not being able to drive the rural setting was too isolating and I hated every minute so I came home! I looked for a part time job while I figured out how I could still become a vet nurse.

The next 14 years I spent looking at boobs! I became a bra fitter for a UK lingerie company, working my way up to Manager and made some lifelong friends.

In my time at braland I had two babies (separately 4 years apart) and got 4 tattoos. I want three more. (tattoos!!)

I took an online Diploma course in illustration and digital illustration with London Art College and gained a distinction in both thanks to the support of a FAB tutor.

I believe in Ghosts

I considered becoming a midwife or a Doula (still may do this one day!) and everything about birth fascinates me.

I can drive but I hate it.

I lost my Mum to Ovarian cancer a week before my 21st birthday and my sister runs a charity tea party every year to raise money in aid if the Eve Appeal for gynaecological cancers.

I lost my Dad four years later.

I am a Harry Potter nerd- I've read all the books at least three times and the first one more than this. I've listened to the audiobooks read by Stephen Fry. I've been to the Warner Brother Studio tours twice and was lucky enough to be taken to see the Cursed Child.

I live with anxiety and depression and am quite shy (till you get to know me!)

I am a people pleaser, I love to make people feel better

I have lived in London my whole life but last month moved to a countryside town!

I love drawing ballerinas and seeing photos and drawings of them but I've never seen a ballet.

I love musicals! Moulin Rouge, Wicked, Sweeney Todd and many many more

Sarcasm is my second language.

I hate marmite.

I don't like birds when they flap around me but I like them from a distance!

I opened an Etsy store but pretty much neglected it until last year, now I'm trying to improve it.

I just opened a nuMONDAY store.

Cards with my artwork on are available from We All Send Cards

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