A British woman who lives alone in the middle of nowhere has listed all the “gross” things she does – including not showering for weeks.
A woman who lives in the “middle of nowhere” has defended her “gross” lifestyle, which includes not showering for a week and not brushing her teeth every day.
Annabel Fenwick Elliott listed the “gross things” she does because she lives alone, explaining her justification comes from the fact she lives in a place where she has “no contact with other humans.”
The self-described “gross girl” first revealed she doesn’t shower very often, stating she can often go for a week at a time without completing the basic hygiene task.
“I don’t see the point, I don’t really like the feeling, being wet and then having to get dry and it’s cold,” she sighed in a TikTok video.
She also said she doesn’t use deodorant — “again I don’t see the point”.
“I don’t see anyone and it doesn’t bother me. I don’t feel very dirty even though I am,” she continued.
“It’s gross, isn’t it. I do use deodorant if I’m going to Tesco [the local supermarket] — out of courtesy for other people, but really only then.”
Annabel added that she doesn’t brush her hair, even though she knows it will get “matted” if she doesn’t.
“I don’t brush my teeth very often either,” she said.
“I know that’s really bad and stupid. I don’t like brushing them first thing in the morning because first thing in the morning I eat and it makes everything taste weird.
“You shouldn’t brush your teeth after you eat immediately because apparently you circulate the food into your teeth which is bad for them — a dentist told me that.
“So given that I snack all day or otherwise forget, there’s just never a good time.”
And when it comes to keeping her crockery and utensils clean, she just rinses them — with water and no soap — because she has a favourite mug and favourite bowl that she always uses.
“I also don’t make my bed and I’m also really stingy about using laundry tablets because they’re really expensive,” she said.
Concluding her video, Annabel stated: “So I wouldn’t say I’m opposed to soap and toothpaste and detergent because I’m a hippy, but maybe deep down, inside my soul, I am just a hippy.”
Annabel’s admission about her way of life divided opinion among the people commenting on the video, with one writing: “I work for myself and live alone. I do pretty much the same. It’s heaven!”
“I’m not sure why I’m watching this because I’m the complete opposite,” someone else added.
“Are you like this because you live alone or do you live alone because you live like this? No judgment literally my dream life,” another person asked.
To which Annabel replied: “Ha good question! I am far more civilised when living with others.
“Have just been living alone since I moved out of London during pandemic.”
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission