The Big Christmas Tag

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!

These questions are from Sophie at Something So True

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.

These questions are from Lisa At Lisa’s Notebook

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.

These questions are form Lauren at Bournemouth Girl 

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.

These questions are from Morgie at Morgie Reacts

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?

These questions are from Fernie from Life With Fernie

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.

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  1. December 18, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    I love this! I think you’d be great for prime minister.

    • December 19, 2017 / 7:31 am

      He he, thank you Katie! ❤️ xx

  2. Amy
    December 18, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    These are great questions, and great answers! The thing you’d introduce through blogging is an amazing idea (and one I’m pretty sure everyone would love). I hate crowded shops too, and all the Rubbish Roses (I only like Golden Barrels, if I’m honest!)
    Amy xx

    • December 19, 2017 / 7:49 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Amy! ❤️ He he yeah, who needs 9-5 anyways! Crowded shops are an absolute nightmare and the Golden Barrels are delicious! 😘 xx

  3. December 18, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    This is such a fun tag! The “and I’m not a lesbian” thing made me giggle, people and their stereotypes eh? My mum thought I was a lesbian all throughout my teenage years because i wore denim, flannel shirts and dr martens haha! Also I totally agree with the worst part of Christmas being when all the shit chocolate is left, that’s when you know January is coming…
    Alice Xx

    • December 19, 2017 / 7:35 am

      Ha ha, that’s so funny! 😂 Stereotypes indeed! On the plus side, if I ever decided to turn lesbian I already look like one ha ha 😂. Yeah shit chocolate always indicates the end of the festive season. I’ve already finished my first tub of Roses 😭. Thank you for reading and commenting Alice ❤️ I really appreciate it 😘 xx

    • December 19, 2017 / 7:50 am

      Thank you so much Jessica & James! ❤️ So glad you enjoyed it! It was lots of fun to do 😘 xx

  4. December 18, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    This is such a good idea. I agree with your pigs in blankets comment, they smell amazing when they are cooking!

    • December 19, 2017 / 7:52 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Eve! ❤️ Yesss pigs in blankets have the nicest smell ever! Can’t wait for Christmas morning, pigs in blankets sandwiches 😍😘 xx

  5. Bookinggoodread
    December 18, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    What a great Christmas tag. I loooovvve pigs in blankets and you should definately be prime minister! X

    • December 19, 2017 / 7:37 am

      He he, aw thank you for your lovely comment! ❤️ Yessss pigs in blankets are the greatest Christmas food ever 😍😄 xx

  6. Lena Dee
    December 18, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    This is such a cute tag lol I had no idea it existed 😂 but I love allll of your answers, your quite funny! Bex for PM!! Whoop whoop! 🎊💕

    xx Lena

    • December 19, 2017 / 7:39 am

      He he, thank you for your lovely comment Lena ❤️. I’m glad it made you laugh 😂 it was such a fun tag. Bex for PM indeed! 😍 xx

  7. Kelly
    December 18, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    great post! I didn’t walk around Toys R Us but I did always get the Argos catalogue out & circle everything I wanted.

    • December 19, 2017 / 7:54 am

      He he, I also remember circling the Argos catalog! ❤️ Such an exciting thing to do! Aw thank you so much for reading and commenting Kelly, I really appreciate it 😘 xx

  8. sara
    December 18, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Love this post! I did a Christmas tag and they are just so fun

    • December 19, 2017 / 7:39 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Sara ❤️. Christmas tags are so much fun! 😘 xx

  9. Sarah Marie Graye
    December 18, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    I know your “nobody ever listens” was half joking, but it highlights one of the positives of blogging. You get to share what matters to you and people who like the same things can find you. 🙂

    • December 19, 2017 / 7:55 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely encouraging comment Sarah ❤️. Yeah, blogging is so so amazing to share your thoughts and meet like-minded people! It’s fantastic 😍. I appreciate you reading and commenting 😘 xx

  10. Alys
    December 18, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    I love this post, so many festive vibes!

    • December 19, 2017 / 7:40 am

      Aw thank you so much for reading and commenting Alys! ❤️ I really appreciate it 😘 xx

  11. Lisa Dimaline
    December 18, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Great post Bexa I love your comments 😍 Prime Minister for sure why do we have to work 9-5!

    • December 19, 2017 / 7:42 am

      Thank you so much Lisa! ❤️ Yeah 9-5 is so restrictive, I never understand it ha ha 😘 xx

  12. December 18, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    You had me at the answer to the first question, honestly in stitches. And it’s so great that you included answers from different versions too! x


    • December 19, 2017 / 7:43 am

      He he, I’m glad my answer made you laugh 😂. It was quite a fun tag! Thank you so much for reading and commenting Sophie ❤️ I really appreciate it 😘 xx

  13. December 18, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Ohh well done for going completely digital with your Christmas shopping! that’s quite the achievement!

    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour

    • December 19, 2017 / 8:00 am

      Aw thank you so much Sinéad ❤️. Online Christmas shopping makes life so much easier! 😘 xx

  14. December 18, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    Bexa, you are pure comedy gold, these are fabulous answers! I love that you included all the tags into one post, it makes for such a fun read. And I can declare solidarity forever with you for Only Fool And Horses, and rubbish Roses chocolates! X

    Lisa |

    • December 19, 2017 / 7:47 am

      He he, thanks Lisa! ❤️ I’m so glad you enjoyed it 😘. Yesss you cannot have a Christmas without a few Only Fools And Horses episodes! It’s classic! 😍 I’ve also just finished my first tub of Roses chocs already! Sad times! Thank you so much for reading and commenting, I really appreciate it 😘 xx

  15. Shaun
    December 19, 2017 / 9:53 am

    Great post Bexa 😘. The story of George in Cyprus always makes me laugh 😄. I love the fact our guinea fowl get a mention too ☺️. Bexa for Prime Minister, definitely 😄😍😘 xxxx

    • December 19, 2017 / 3:33 pm

      Thank you for the lovely comment Shaun! ❤️ Cyprus was so much fun, loads of funny moments and happy memories 😍. Ha ha, the guinea fowl should be good… I wonder what we will have next year? 🙈😘 xxxx

  16. Huda
    December 19, 2017 / 10:15 am

    Really enjoyed reading this and getting to know more about you! I totally agree with you about the whole working from 9-5 thing, everyone would be so much more happier! 😅

    • December 19, 2017 / 3:34 pm

      Thank you for your lovely encouraging comment Huda 💕. Absolutely! If we didn’t have 9-5 the world would be a better place! ❤️😄 xx

  17. December 19, 2017 / 11:59 am

    I fall more in love with your blog every time I come on it, Bexa! 😍 Fab Post & answers – the “no one ever listens to me” made me chuckle! xxx

    • December 19, 2017 / 3:36 pm

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely encouraging comment Jenny! ❤️ That is such a sweet thing to say 😘. He he, it was a very fun post to do 😄 xx

    • December 20, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      Thank you Courtney! ❤️ xx

  18. Meera
    December 21, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Loved reading this! Great questions too!

    LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

    • December 22, 2017 / 6:46 am

      Thanks so much Meera! 💕 Glad you enjoyed it 😘 xx

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