Just For Fun: About Us

Thumbs up from the little one!

Thumbs up from the little one!

And now for something a little different… Today I thought I’d just share some fun facts about Alexandra and myself.


  1. My best freebie I managed to blag while working as a journalist were two tickets to see Dolly Parton’s Better Day tour. One of the best evenings of my life!
  2. I used to drink Diet Coke every single day, now I haven’t had a sip for over a year after going off the stuff the second I got pregnant!
  3. Vanilla is my favourite scent, we have a drawer constantly full of vanilla-flavoured candles.
  4. I changed my name by deedpoll because I wanted to take Dylan’s surname but also wanted to keep my own, as I’m one of only a handful of people in the country with it and pretty much definitely the only person in the world with my name.
  5. I have to walk on the left side of people, it makes me feel a little funny to go on the other side!
  6. Really horrible, disgusting jokes make me laugh. The worse it is, the funnier I find it.
  7. Anything with owls on it makes me happy.
  8. I genuinely feel much less intelligent after a few months of not working full time, so I’ve made a pledge to start working my way through a list of ‘must-read’ books and catching up on the news much more often.
  9. Dylan proposed to me in a tiny village called Badger.
  10. I wrote a book in 2014 which I need to finish editing.


  1. Alex is Dylan’s third daughter.
  2. Her middle name is Cavanagh in honour of my lovely nan who has the same middle name. It was her nan’s maiden name.
  3. Had we decided to stay in the town I was living in rather than move in together in Dylan’s hometown, Alexandra would have been born in the Alexandra Hospital.
  4. Her name was suggested by the mayor’s PA at a charity skittles night. Had she been a boy, we were going to pick Alexander as a middle name but we hadn’t considered the female version.
  5. For the first few months of her life she got freaked out by myself, Dylan or my mom wearing our glasses so we had to take them off around her!
  6. We were expecting Alex to be much bigger than she was so everyone ended up rushing out to buy her newborn outfits as we’d only got 0-3m stuff.
  7. She’s my parents’ first grandchild but Dylan’s parents have four older grandchildren.
  8. Alexandra dressed as a pumpkin for her first Halloween and Mrs Claus for her first Christmas.
  9. She snuffled continually for the first couple of months and snored horrendously too!
  10. She’s the best and most beautiful baby in the world…obviously!

Harriet and Alexandra x

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