I’m a massive knit fan who is desperate to learn and grow and blossom into a pro knitter!
I’m a Mama to 3 delicious children, a Wifey to very special and talented man and a human Mummy to my 2 fur baby miniature Daschshunds!
I’ve been fortunate to have such an eclectic mix on my CV from Beauty Consultant for Lancôme and Painter & Decorator flipping houses to name a few, but it's my acting career that consumed most of my working life. Holby City, playing Jess Griffin was my home for over 7 years and Dr Who and Strictly Come Dancing Series 1 were also proud working moment for me.
After the birth of my 3rd child I decided to listen to my soul, as I desperately wanted to be at home with the children, to breathe, to bake, to knit and to do shavasana!
Q. What would you name your boat, if you had one?
A. As I am Mrs Blackburn it would have to be… Queen B The 2nd!
Q. If you had to flee the country, where would you choose to live?
A. Canada, Vancouver to be exact! After spending many months there a few years ago while Mr B was working, the whole family fell in love with the people, the country and even the -40 knee high snow. Yes, Canada could be home but only if I had to leave, as I truly love where we live.
Q. How long would you last in a zombie apocalypse?
A. Anyone who knows me, knows I feel compelled to prepare for any potential natural disaster! With that in mind, I think we would survive longer than most as the stash of food, toiletries and water in my “bird flu cupboard” (under the stairs) would allow us to keep safely locked in whilst most would perish in search of food.
Q. If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends and family assume you had done?
A. Speeding! I like my car and she can move pretty swiftly!
Q. If you could know the absolute and complete truth to one question, what would you ask?
A. Please may I have the winning numbers for next weeks Euro Millions Lottery? Thank you very much indeed!
Q. If you were given a one-minute ad slot during the Super Bowl that you couldn’t sell, what would you fill it with?
A. I’d make an advert to raise awareness about Suicide. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK! Not Cancer, not drugs and not drink driving. I feel passionately about raising awareness to support people in crisis with suicidal thoughts and to support families devastated by suicide bereavement. I lost my Brother Paulie to suicide 8 years ago.
Q. What did you think was cool when you were young, that you no longer think is cool?
A. Shoulder Pads!
Q. Which of your personality traits has been the most useful?
A. My Lovely Husband would say belligerence, I however would say stubborn determination!
Q. If you had a theme song, what would it be?
A. Diamonds are forever! I love diamonds and I love Shirley Bassey.