I’ve been tagged to do a lot of tag posts over the past couple of months, and I’ve made drafts for them all but just didn’t get around to doing them, so now I’m playing catch-up! I’m doing the 20 Things (You Probably Didn’t Know) About Me Tag, as it seems quite an interesting one!
1. How Tall Are You?
I never know this for definite, but I think I’m around 5 foot 6, which isn’t bad, for a girl.
2. Do You Have A Hidden Talent? If So, What?
I’m not sure what the “hidden” part means… I don’t play any instruments or anything, but I have hyper-mobility syndrome, so I can do some freaky party tricks with my joints…
3. What’s Your Biggest Blogging Related Pet-Peeve?
The amount of time it takes. I love blogging and the community, but it is basically a part-time job. That, and I always schedule posts in before I’ve had the chance to complete them and then something happens in my day and I can’t get to it in time to stop it before it posts half-finished…
4. What’s Your Biggest Non-Blogging Related Pet-Peeve?
Hmmm. I have loads related to driving – your car came with indicators for a reason, please use them! Do not attempt to tail-gate me when I’m doing the speed limit, I will not move for you. And for the love of God, learn how round-abouts work. I look like this a lot when I’m driving…
5. What’s Your Favourite Song?
I can’t pick just one, that isn’t possible. There are some that I’ve loved for a long time, and there are some that I take notions for. I’ll include some YouTube videos below for ones I’m playing on repeat at the minute…
6. What’s Your Favourite Etsy Shop?
Again, so not possible to pick just one! However, I’ve collaborated with some amazing Etsy stores in the run-up to Christmas to offer my wonderful readers (yes, you!) exclusive discount codes, check out my Discount Codes for Bookish Gifts post.
7. What’s Your Favourite Way To Spend Your Free Time When You’re Alone?
Is it ridiculously obvious to say I read? I blog. I do freelance work. I spend time on the Internet looking at many silly things. I watch movies and binge-watch TV Shows (I recommend Orphan Black, Cold Feet, Charmed, Big Bang Theory, Sex And The City, Friends and Orange Is The New Black… I could go on…). Currently, I’m watching a whole lot of House (thank you, Netflix!).
8. What’s Your Favourite Junk Food?
I really try my best not to eat too much junk. Not that I notice many great benefits to be honest. If I’m in the mood for some munchies I’ll reach for Fruit Pastilles, Cheddar Biscuits or some sort of chocolate biscuit.
My ultimate comfort food though is a a cup of tea or coffee and a bun, like a big cinnamon-swirl-type bun. I’m lucky if I have one of these three times a year, but when I do I absolutely savor it! Hence the need to photograph the last one…
9. Do You Have Pets?
Yes, I have a cat called Roxie. I did have a wonderful cat called Alfie, but sadly he was hit by a car and didn’t make it earlier this year (I dedicated a TTT post to him). My boss rescued Roxie after she was hit by a car, suffering injuries to her hind legs, but he couldn’t give her the attention she needed, so he gave her to me.
10. What Are Your Favourite Fiction and Non-Fiction Books?
For real with this question?! At the minute, my favourite fiction books are the Harry Potter series, Throne of Glass series, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, The Storyteller, One Day and We Need To Talk About Kevin. In fact, here is a link to my favourites shelf on Goodreads. My favourite Non-Fiction books are a bit trickier, these are usually memoirs or study/business-related books.
11. What Are Your Favourite Beauty Products?
Here’s something a lot of you won’t know about me – when I was a student I worked at two beauty stores, and I used to have a beauty blog. Around 6 years ago, when Zoella et al. first came on the scene I set up a very dodgy beauty blog called Makeup Geek (can you see a recurring theme??). Sadly, my endeavors into the online beauty world didn’t last very long. Disclaimer: You shouldn’t let the image below put you off the following recommendations…
Best Makeup: Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation (it’s pricey but amazing). Alternatively, Revlon ColourStay Foundation does a good job for half the price. You really can’t beat Urban Decay Eyeshadow, but surprisingly this relatively unknown brand, MUA, are fab, and I love my L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara.
Best Skincare: I have dry skin and swear by Double Base Gel. eléni BlemishLess Cream is the best spot treatment I’ve ever come across, and it smells amazing. GlamGlow Super Mud is the best face mask I’ve ever used. I could go on about beauty products all day…
12. When Were You Last Embarrassed?
I don’t really get embarrassed that easily… the last embarrassing time I can think of was in the cinema during one of the Twilight movies – I said something to the person beside me at exactly the same time as the movie went quiet, so it was a lot louder than I intended it to be, and it may have been something slightly explicit… that was embarrassing!
13. If You Could Drink One Beverage For The Rest Of Your Life, What Would It Be?
Alcoholic, or non-alcoholic? I want to say coffee, but if that’s the only beverage I could ever drink, that probably wouldn’t be a good thing… Still, going to go with coffee.
14. What’s Your Favourite Movie?
I hate these “favourite” questions, they’re too hard!! Generally, my favourite movies include Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman, Beaches, The Matrix, The Bourne Movies, Disney Movies, The Money Pit, Wanted… either a girly classic or action-packed blockbuster, apparently.
15. What Were You In High School? Jock, Geek, Cheerleader etc.
Geek. Definitely a geek. A proud Teacher’s pet, nerd etc. I had a rebel phase, but it didn’t last long 😀
16. If You Could Live Anywhere In The World, Where Would It Be?
Probably exactly where I am. I don’t really have wanderlust. I did when I was younger. Ask me this question if I ever win the Lottery though and the answer may change!
17. PC Or Mac?
PC all day, every day. I think I like the idea of a Mac more than actually trying to figure out how to work the thing.
18. Last Romantic Gesture From A Crush/Date/Boyfriend?
19. Favourite Celeb?
I don’t really go mad over celebrities – but I have preferences… Rachel McAdams, Sandra Bullock, Ellen DeGeneres, Graham Norton, Michael McIntyre…
20. Which Bloggers Do You Secretly Want To Be Friends With?
When I first joined the community, I didn’t think online friendships would develop, but they have and it’s one of the best things about being a book blogger. My tag list below is probably a good place to start…
If you’re taking part, leave your link below so I can be nosy and find out more about you!