Behind The Screen: Get to Know Me

In December, I was tagged by Leah of Naturally, Leah for this “get to know me” blog post! So I saved it to share with you for when I’m having some down time! That time is now! …I’m also using this post to start a new series…Behind The Screen which literally will share what it says on the tin!

Four names that people call me other than my real name: 
Firstly, my real name (or full name) is Danielle. So number one is Elle. Then some people call me Dan (mum, godmother), D (friends) and some colleagues at work work have taken to calling me ‘keepitsimpElle’ (uh hum, zarabarayoga!)

Four jobs I have had (not counting current jobs): 
I worked in promotions whilst studying…this mostly entailed of standing in store talking to customers about certain products.
I worked as a Tennis Steward once. I’d just graduated and all my friends were doing it too! It was an extra two weeks of summer!
I workedin a Bar too…I wasn’t very good at it. I dunno why.
And then I worked as a checkout chick. I transferred from the chilled aisle and all the boys told me I’d get fat from sitting down all day!

Four movies I have watched more than once:
Well, Elf is a favourite at Christmas time. I’ve probably seen Dirty Dancing, The Sound of Music a fair few times too!
What else?!

Four books I’d recommend: 
Who moved my cheese?
Animal Farm
It Starts With Food
The Fault in Our Stars

Four places I have lived:
Barbados (home)
London / Essex (currently home)

…that actually is it 🙁

Four places I have been:
I could list quite a few!

South Africa
Toronto, Canada
Paris, France
Ibiza, Spain

Four places I wouldn’t mind being right now:
Skiing in Whistler (I’ve heard amazing things about it)
On the beach in Thailand
At home in Barbados
Shopping in New York

Four things I don’t eat: 
Dairy (I’m also lactose intolerant)
Calamari / squid

Four of my favourite foods: 
This is tough 🙂 to just pick four.

Pineapple, almond butter, bacon and popcorn.

Four TV shows I watch: 
All the soaps! Eastenders, Hollyoaks, Coronation Street and Emmerdale. Yup.

Four things I am looking forward to this year (next 12 months): 
Becoming a triathlete. Moving back into my own place. Turning 31. Holidaying somewhere.

Four things I’m always saying: 
Calm down mum. Amazing.

…can’t think of, or not noticed anything else! I’m sure someone can fill me in!

Now it’s my turn to tag a few people! That’ll be Chi-Chi, Dani, Georgina and Carly 🙂 

Feel free to share your answers even if you haven’t been tagged! You can leave them in the comments or blog about it and pop the link in the comments! 

Elle 🙂 

BEHIND THE SCREEN: There’s more to me than blogging about health, fitness and food so I though I would share that! Posts on blogging, the behind the screen of my blog and life! 



  1. Kimberly Brown
    February 23, 2015 / 16:44

    My guilty pleasure tv show is definitely "Being Mary Jane". I secretly want her dresses…all of them.

    • Elle Linton
      February 23, 2015 / 20:10

      love it! …I haven't watched that show…barely have time…but I'll add it to my list as sometimes I'm left with nothing to watch 🙂

  2. Pragati
    February 23, 2015 / 13:14

    ELF! Only the best movie of all time!

    • Elle Linton
      February 23, 2015 / 20:09

      That's a non negotiable! hahaha! One of the main reasons I love xmas time! haha!

  3. Chi-Chi
    February 23, 2015 / 08:07

    pineapple, bacon and popcorn?! a girl after my own heart!!!i see you don't like squid; i'm a sucker for it!www.lifeofchi.co.uk

    • Elle Linton
      February 23, 2015 / 20:09

      Squid seems to be in the marmite camp…either love it or hate it!! …I'll never say never though 🙂 x…oh and can't wait to read your post!

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