I always love getting tagged in my blogging friends posts, especially if it’s to answer fun festive questions. Recently, I have been tagged by five awesome bloggers – Sophie from Something So True, Lisa from Lisa’s Notebook, Lauren from Bournemouth Girl, Morgie from Morgie Reacts and Fernie from Life With Fernie. So I’ve decided to answer all the questions in one go, hence the title The Big Christmas Tag!
What’s makes you, YOU. How do you stand out from everyone else?? *Self Love Moment*
I have short hair, wear Dr. Martens, own two cats and I’m not a lesbian.
If you could change anything by the power of blogging what would it be and why?
Abolish working 9-5 and allow people to have the freedom to work when and where ever they like.
*Bexa for Prime Minister*
What’s your favourite restaurant dish you’ve eaten this year?
Ooh good question – I had a pretty fantastic burger at Urban Beach in Boscombe (Photo evidence here)
What made you decide that blogging was for you?
Nobody ever listens to me so I decided to share my thoughts online instead, ha ha.
What’s your funniest holiday/ travelling story? Tell me your destination & tale.
Shaun & I made friends with George the Food and Beverage Manager in Cyprus after a particularly boozy night around the dart board and he waited on us hand and foot because the hotel was getting inspected that night by the big bosses. We even got given the special shiny darts and a couple of pints. Winner.
Blogmas or not?
I admire those bloggers who upload a brand new Blogmas post everyday. I am happy with a few festive posts here and there. Blogmas sounds stressful.
Wish lists or surprises?
A bit of both really! Surprises are always exciting but if there is something you really really want (for example, a Canon camera, dad) then subtle hints are absolutely fine.
Shop bought or homemade presents?
Depends who is making them, ha ha! Homemade gifts are really sweet and thoughtful though.
Online shopping or brave the crowds?
I am proud to say I have done my entire Christmas shop online this year and haven’t gone anywhere near a crowded shopping centre. Yes!
Christmas Day with family or significant other?
I am lucky that I get to spend time with both my family and Shaun on the day.
What is your favourite thing to write about on your blog?
I like sharing tips and advice and blogging about days out is always fun to do.
When did you start blogging?
October 18th 2017 to be precise.
What is your favourite Christmas memory?
My mum trying to play charades with us is always comical.
If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
I’m always up for new travel experiences. I want to see more of Asia some day so maybe Japan.
What is your favourite film?
Eat Pray Love was my favourite film for a long time. Now it is probably Legend for my Tom Hardy fix or One Day.
What is your favourite thing to blog about?
Days out, how-to’s, blogging tips and advice.
How do you want to develop your blog in the future?
Keep learning and developing my skills, post regularly and say yes to new blogging opportunities.
What convinced you to start blogging?
I enjoyed reading lifestyle blogs and thought it would be cool to give it a go.
Is there anything you would do differently if you were to re-start a blog?
Go self-hosted from the start.
A weird one – do you have any weird combinations of food like marmite and chips? Tell us!
I like to put mayonnaise with everything. Is rice and mayo weird?
What is your favourite Christmas movie?
After my 20 Christmas Movie marathon which you can read here, I would say Jack Frost is my new favourite. It the saddest and loveliest Christmas film I have even seen. I actually had tears in my eyes. If a film can make you feel emotions then in my opinion that is a brilliant film.
Do you like to stay in Pajamas or Dress up for Christmas day?
I don’t wear my pj’s but also I don’t really dress up, so somewhere in between the two.
If you could only buy one person a present this year who would it be and why?
That’s hard! Can I just say my cats?
Do you open your present Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?
We open them on Christmas morning. Do people really open them all the night before?
Have you ever built a ginger bread house?
Never. It would be quite fun to try though!
What are you most looking forward to this Christmas season?
Shaun and I have planned an Only Fools And Horses DVD session on Christmas afternoon. Yeah, we are cool.
Any Christmas wishes?
I dunno. Just everyone be nice to each other.
Favourite Christmas smell?
The smell of pigs in blankets cooking…
Favourite Christmas meal or treat?
Pigs in blanket sandwiches in the morning. A-maze-ing.
How do you traditionally spend your Christmas day?
At home with Shaun and the cats, my dad and sister spend the morning with us which is always lovely.
Do you open stockings first or presents?
I don’t have a stocking but now I want one.
When do you put up your tree?
First Saturday in December.
Least favourite part of Christmas?
When all the rubbish Roses chocolates are left in the tub.
Any unusual traditions during your Christmas?
We have started to get really fancy meat for our Christmas dinner. Last year it was partridges as Shaun’s grandma gave him M&S vouchers and now we don’t want to let our posh standards drop. What does guinea fowl taste like?
Favourite childhood Christmas memory?
My sister and I walking around Toys R Us when we were younger excitedly choosing our Christmas presents.
Feel free to pick any of these questions and make your own tag! It’s lots of fun! I tag everyone who wants to have a go. It is Christmas after all.