Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Six things about Aliya

1. She’s part of a new breed of English woman that’s taken to wearing top hats as a fashion statement. Given that she’s very tall (6’3”), this can be quite intimidating for the shorter man

2. Although Aliya’s dislike of tomatoes is well documented, what isn’t so well known (because she’s a little embarrassed about it) is her love of tomato ketchup, which she pours on practically all savoury foods, including salads and soups. Eurch.

3. Due to taking pity on a new classmate who had moved to Aliya’s hometown from a neighbouring county during primary school, who everyone else ignored as her grasp of English wasn’t the greatest, Aliya is fluent in Cornish.

4. Aliya hates cheap tea.

5. Aliya has a collection of yellow dungarees that she has bought from ebay. It currently numbers four pairs, but I’d be unsurprised if this grows along with her success as an author.

6. One of Aliya’s uncles is Dave Brock from seventies space-rockers Hawkwind.

5 comments:

Dr Ian Hocking said...

Yma Rysrudh ogas dhe Gambron, heb mar!

Faye L. said...

So that's what that top hat/dungaree ensemble in Cambridge was in aid of!

Aliya Whiteley said...

People, people: before you get all excited about my Cornish speaking past, impressive height, and top hat wearing skills, he was lying.

I can't believe I have to tell you that.

Ian - I hope you didn't say anything important because I have no clue. None.

David Isaak said...

I assumed there was at least one truth hidden in there somewhere.

I figured it was the yellow dungarees. Which can be swapped into the lyrics of "Yellow Submarine" quite readily.

Aliya Whiteley said...

Cheap tea - blurgh...