Hello! Sorry for the radio silence around here, I haven’t been very active on here since my attempt at Blogtober. I wish I could say that I’ve been super duper busy hence my disappearing act but truth be told I just really couldn’t be bothered. I’ve had a lot of ideas of things to write about, to post or to say but I couldn’t put them into words or fruition. Plus I felt like I had a bit of a confidence knock from Blogtober somehow, I felt like I was pushing out below par posts that I wasn’t overly proud of and was just doing it to say I’ve done something for that day.
But HIYA i’m back. I’m ready and raring to go and get my head back into the blogging zone. I must say a very special thank you to the very lovely and the very kind Gillian (who blogs here) as she has kindly nominated me to take part in The Christmas Tag she made. If you haven’t already checked out Gillian’s blog I would really like you to have a little peek, a read and especially a follow now. She’s someone that I came across in the Summer I think and I completely fell in love with her writing style, I love how chatty she comes across, like I’m getting advice and having a chit chat with an old friend. Plus I’ve always got the biggest envy for the clothes and makeup she’s loving or wherever she’s off to with her boyfriend. COUPLE GOALS.
On a side note though, I was super touched to see that I had been tagged to get involved with this post. It probably sounds a little bit silly but it does always mean so much to me when someone thinks of me in this whole blogging biz, especially as I’ve been so on and off with it all recently as well! Plus I really do love doing these types of posts, I love writing them and I love reading ones that other bloggers have done, it’s always such a fun insight into someone! So here goes The Christmas Tag!!
What is your favourite Christmas candle?
I love the Yankee Candle one Cranberry Ice or something quite mulled and spicy smelling always reminds me of Christmas!
What is your favourite Christmas song?
Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney it was one of the few that never used to play on repeat when I worked in retail!
Do you stay in pyjamas all day or dress up on Christmas Day?
As a family we all usually get quite dressed up or failing that wear cheesy Christmas jumpers!
What are your plans for the holidays this year?
We’ve got my Nanny and Grandad coming up for Christmas Dinner and are going to spend the rest of the day chilling, playing games and getting very merry.
What is your favourite Christmas movie?
Elf or The Holiday. I love a feelgood movie and I’ve watched The Holiday countless times and still obsess over Kate Winslet and the old man every time!
Do you love or loathe tacky Christmas sweaters?
I LOVE them! The cheesier the better!
Who will you be kissing underneath the mistletoe this year?
HA! I am sadly forever alone so will probably have to make do with a smooch from my pooch this year!
What are you excited for in the build up to Christmas?
The baking! I love making homemade gifts and just general little treats to snack on over the festive period!
What is your favourite Christmas tradition?
Christmas is always a big family time in my household so I always have memories of Christmas time with all the family over with lots of delicious buffet food to feast on all day long.
What is the number one item on your Christmas wishlist this year?
I haven’t really asked for anything in particular this year but I know my sister has got me a notebook I had my eye on for ages so I’m excited about that!
What is your favourite Christmas food?
My mum makes the best chocolate fridge cake that we’ve always had at Christmas time for as long as I remember! It’s got fruits, biscuits and marshmallows in and it’s so lush.
Do you shop the Boxing Day sales?
No, but sometimes I wish I took more advantage of the Lush sale!
Do you prefer to give or receive presents?
I love to give gifts definitely!
What is your favourite sweet treat for the holidays?
Quality street or any generic selection boxes are always a winner. It’s always the orange creme’s that are left behind in my house. I’m not a big fan of Christmas Pudding or Christmas Cake but I do like a mince pie. Or gingerbread!
Do you have a favourite Christmas drink?
Costa’s gingerbread latte’s or a blackforest hot chocolate are lush and keep you warmed up when out shopping all day. Alcoholic drinks wise I love an amaretto sour.
Which Advent Calendar do you have this year? Do you remember to open it each day?
I don’t actually have one this year! There’s just so many to choose from nowadays?! Back when I was younger I had a Cadbury’s chocolate one and a religious one from my Nan and that was it but now you can get gin, prosecco, candles, cheese the list goes on and on. But back when I did have one I’d always be really good at remembering to open the door each morning before school.
What is your favourite holiday scent?
I love spicy scents whether that’s ginger, cinnamon and allspice but it just reminds me of Christmas baking and holiday scents.
Are you one of those people that wish for a White Christmas each year?
Kind of! I have a really shoddy memory so I’m not entirely sure if I’ve ever actually had a White Christmas but it always sounds so magical doesn’t it!?
What makes the holidays most special to you?
Family time and spending it with those you love.
What has been your highlight of 2018?
I’ve been lucky to do a lot of things with my loving family and friends, had a couple days away with my friend to Brighton, I’ve had the support of my family to chase my dreams and do what makes me happy and I’ve seen some really cool comedy gigs with my sister too! Plus it was great having the warm weather in June and July! That feels like a lifetime ago now though!?
Once again I want to say a big, massive thank you to the fab Gillian, show her some love cos she deserves all of the praise and support!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend everyone ❤