Bio of a Squirrel


First things first, I’ve had this blog since 2012, when I was 14. I am currently 19, and consequently beg forgiveness. I have decided to leave the 14-year old aspects of this blog more-or-less intact, the title included, so apologies for that. The name of this blog came from a running joke when I was 14 that centred on my inability to do a bun correctly – it looked, as my friends so aptly described it, as though I had ‘an umpa lumpa on my head’. Apparently undeterred, I continued to wear my hair in a bun for about two years of secondary school. The squirrel thing is another hair reference – when I wore it in a ponytail, it looked like red squirrel’s tail. The references to Geoff and Harry (I will try and get rid of them) are referring to two green sparkly scrunchies that I used to use to tie my hair up. I think that’s probably all the context you need.

Anyway, I am currently at university studying History and Politics. This will probably be a mix of personal stuff and general thoughts, though since I am fundamentally the same person as I was when I was 14 (though hopefully slightly less embarrassing) there’ll probably be some of the same content. The purpose of this blog, as it was when it was started, is to keep up with my friends. If you also enjoy it, then that’s all to the good.

Since I’ll likely look back on this in another four or five years and be just as embarrassed by my 19 year old writing, you may as well read the original bio that I wrote all the way back in 2012. If nothing else, it should inure you against any further embarrassment. And yes, the email address is still active.

Nice to meet you again.




Hi, I’m Beth, and I’m 14 years old. There are some things you need to know about me ….

I am TOTALLY SANE. I feel you should know this now, before we start. You will probably make up your own mind regarding my sanity, but there’s no harm starting you off on the right track is there? πŸ˜‰

I use DFTBA a LOT. For future reference, it means Don’t Forget To Be Awesome. Yeah. Anyway ….

I am a massive fangirl. Doctor Who, Sherlock, etc. I shall try to control my fangirlness, but may not always succeed ….

I have a umpa lumpa on my head. His name is Steve Almighty. In other words …..

My name is Bethhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I have a umpaΒ lumpaΒ on my headdddddddddddd………

Steve Almighty shares his abode with the green magical snake, Geoff, and the green non-magical snake, Harry.

I will *hopefully* blog every day, so wish me luck!

Do not always expect this to be coherent. I will try, but success is … doubtful?

Anyway, this is me! Slightly random, VERY fangirl, and occasionally funny. Kick back, relax, and try to puzzle through my madness.

Any questions? Geoff and Harry handle that – you can contact them here:





37 thoughts on “Bio of a Squirrel

  1. Love this blog. AND DOCTOR WHO AGSHS>KJS:OUAOSHHNAK Cough cough. I’m sure we will be good squirrel friends. As I am of course totally sane πŸ˜‰

  2. Your not insane! πŸ™‚ You belong to the reality I belong to, where being different is flap jacking amazing!!! Go unique team… hoorah. Haha, you should go check out my blog, I have a feeling we shall be the goodest (not a word… move on.) of friends! πŸ™‚


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