I’ve just binge watched Stranger Things 1 & 2 and now I don’t know what to do with my life. It was that good and transported me back to my fab childhood in the eighties.

Helen Phifer

Helen Phifer

I have a huge tattoo of Lily Munster on my forearm. It’s the most amazing black and white portrait done by the very talented tattooist Emma Kierzek. I had to sit for over six hours at the Manchester Tattoo Convention and it wasn’t easy. When I can pluck up the courage I’m getting Herman next to her as I’ve loved The Munster’s since I was a kid.

I love pink hair, it’s turned into a bit of an obsession and I have a full Pinterest board of it. Mine has a baby pink tinge to it at the moment. If I didn’t have a conservative day job it would definitely be very pink.

I’m obsessed with being scared, I love ghosts and anything paranormal. I love reading books which terrify me and make me afraid to go to the toilet on my own in the night. Stephen King was my first book love especially his early books, in fact I’m working my way through my favourites on my Kindle. It, is my all time favourite, closely followed by The Shining.

I always wanted to be a vampire. Ever since watching the old Hammer House of Horror films with my mum when I was a kid I became obsessed. I remember visiting Whitby Abbey when I was very young with my dad after he told me all about Bram Stoker’s Dracula story and it terrified me. In fact Dracula was one of the first adult books I read when I was a kid.

I adore New York, I dreamt about visiting it for years but because I have a severely disabled son it had never been possible until July 2015. It was amazing and everything I’d ever dreamt about. In fact I got tears in my eyes when I was on the boat sailing towards the Statue of Liberty and I got my first close up look at her. I just couldn’t believe that after all the years of listening to my dad talking about how wonderful it was that I was actually there.

I love big, family holidays with my children and grandchildren at Centreparcs. I love seeing how close my five grown up children are now that they’re older and not fighting with each other. Family time is very special to me and they all make me so proud.

Being a Nanna is the most wonderful privilege in the world, I adore spending time with my very precious grandchildren. Who never fail to amaze and entertain me.

I love audio books, in fact I listen to them instead of the radio now when I’m driving or if I’m stuck on a long job. My favourite are the inspirational, motivational ones and at the moment I’m loving Girl Code by Cara Alwill Leyba and You Are A Baddass At Making Money by Jen Sincero.

I’m a bit of an obsessed coffee drinker, I love nothing more than meeting my friends at a coffee shop and putting the world and our lives to right. I hate going on nights out, but invite me for coffee and I’m there.