Wednesday 28 August 2019

73 Things About Me - A Blogger's Version Of Vogue's 73 Questions!

I don't take part in tag blog posts quite as often as I used to but I always enjoy reading them and one that has been going around recently is the 73 thing about me - a blogger's version of Vogue's 73 questions. I last saw this on the lovely Lisa's blog and she left it open for anyone to take part so I had to share my answers. I'm not tagging anyone in particular so if you like the look of the questions, feel free to take part on your blog and let me know so I can have a read!
flatlay - notebooks, books, pastel pink mugs and bowls, jewellery
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1. What is your usual Starbucks order?
Chocolate Cream Frappuccino. I would very rarely go for a hot drink, it would have to be a freezing cold day in Winter but in that case I'd probably choose one of their festive hot chocolates

2. What does your workstation look like right now?
Though I have an office, at the moment I tend to work in the living room so my workstation is the settee, my laptop, TV in the background and I'm surrounded by a load of books

3. All time favourite food?
You can't beat a roast dinner! Fajitas and nachos are up there too though

4. Favourite author?
Paige Toon - the queen of romance!

5. What do you think of open relationships?
Not for me

6. Favourite video game?
I don't think I have one, maybe The Sims?

7. Guilty pleasure?
Probably reality TV. I love anything like Love Island and I genuinely miss Big Brother

8. Favourite film?
How can I choose just one?! Love the Harry Potter films, Paddington is adorable, and Love Actually is just perfect

9. Favourite book?
I'm a book addict, I have so many favourites. A few that come to the top of my head are Five Years From Now by Paige Toon, One Day In December by Josie Silver & The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Burrows
book held up in front of desk - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
10. Twitter or Instagram?
Despite all of it's flaws, I do still love Instagram

11. Desktop or laptop?

12. Best advice you've ever received?
'Your life isn't yours if you always care what someone else thinks' or 'Everything happens for a reason'

13. What project are you working on right now?
Saving for a house!

14. Favourite colour?
Pink or pastel yellow

15. Did you get good grades at school?
Yeah, I was happy with them

16. Dream job?
I'd love nothing more than to run my own bakery. Getting up each day to go and bake cakes and have everyone enjoying something I've made would just make me so happy

17. Play any sports?
No, I kind of hate of most sports. I'd love to get back into swimming one day though

18. Do you have a degree?

19. Nationality?

20. What is your favourite kind of blog post to do?
It kind of changes each month! For a long time though I've really enjoyed writing book reviews and I can't see that changing anytime soon

21. What do you like to collect?
I love getting postcards whenever we visit somewhere new, I like to put them in my office, and I've also started a little pin collection!
My desk
22. Describe yourself in 3 words?
Kind, Loyal, Funny

23. If you were a rapper, what would your rapper name be?
I have no idea

24. Who was the last person you DMed?
Probably George. I send various stuff most days that probably only I find hilarious

25. What's on the top of your wishlist right now?
Tickets to Dear Evan Hansen in London

26. Hogwarts house?

27. How many tattoos do you have?
0 yet but I have a few in mind

28. What are you most grateful for this year?
Getting our much longed for puppy, Bear. I'll never forget when we met him for the first time
Bear at 3 weeks old
29. What's the best thing that has happened to you this month?
It's generally just been a really good month for family days out, baking and lots of time with Bear

30. What's the best thing that has happened to you today?
Nothing really has happened today so far so I'm going to go on yesterday and the best thing that happened then was that Bear had his first day at a doggy daycare centre and did so well! He had the best time, and I couldn't be prouder

31. What's the best thing ever?
Seeing Bear laugh

32. Favourite season?
Autumn but I adore Winter too

33. Favourite holiday?
Does this mean holiday as in vacation or time of the year? I'm gonna answer both. My favourite holiday as in travel would have to be our honeymoon to Paris. If it's the other type of holiday then Christmas all day long. I look forward to it the majority of the year

34. Which fictional character do you relate to most?
Probably Eeyore!

35. Do you like surprises?
I suppose it depends what it is but I'm not usually a fan

36. What's the biggest surprise you've got?
Probably when we got engaged!

37. What's a surprise that's made you cry?
The same as above, getting engaged

38. What's the best surprise you've ever given anyone?
Ooh I don't know! I don't really do big surprises. I like to buy presents every so often for no reason so I hope things like that make people happy

39. Do you like muffins?
Of course

40. Do you cook often?
Most days

41. What's your favourite dessert?
Ooh there are so many - cheesecake, chocolate cake, apple crumble, I can't pick just one

42. Is there a dessert you don't like?
Not that I can think of

43. Cake or pie?
simple sponge cake with caramel icing
44. What's your least favourite food?
I'm quite fussy at times with fish, and I'm not fond of mushrooms either

45. What's your favourite condiment?
Ahh I like so many. Salt on most things, and I also love perinaise

46. It's 4am on Saturday night, what do you eat?
Probably some sort of chocolate

47. If you could teach a college class, what would it be called?
I'm not good at things like this but it would have to be something around baking!

48. Best animated film?
Paddington or Trolls

49. What has a guy said or done to impress you?
Little things always impress me the most - a card or present for no reason, a bunch of flowers etc, or just cooking a romantic meal!

50. Best thing to do on a first date?
Well we went to the cinema and every time we go now, I think back to then. I think that and a meal always makes for a nice date

51. Worst thing to do on a first date?
I've never had any bad dates so I wouldn't really know

52. What's the funniest pick up line a guy can use on a girl?
I think any pick up line is kind of cheesy, just be nice and compliment her instead

53. Best comic book character?
Wonder Woman

54. What are the three things that are always in your handbag?
My keys, a mini perfume & my phone

55. Favourite drink?
Anything fizzy, I'm a pop addict

56. If you could play a historical character, who would you be?
Ooh Anne Boleyn I think

57. Kittens or puppies?
Dogs forever

58. Favourite sushi roll?
Not a sushi fan

59. What kind of lipstick do you use?
Currently the Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in the shade Super Nude Matte

60. What kind of foundation do you use?
The L'oreal True Match Foundation, I can't go without it now

61. Blow dry or air dry?
Air dry most of the time now unless I'm in a rush. I don't like to use too much heat on my hair anymore

62. Who is your fashion icon?
I'm not great with fashion so I don't really have anyone I particularly see as an icon 

63. Favourite Disney character?
Winnie the Pooh

64. What are you doing tomorrow?
I don't have anything planned yet, whatever it is will involve Bear though

65. Movie you laughed the hardest through?
I watched Stepbrothers again recently and that always makes me laugh. One of the funniest films

66. Movie that made you cry?
So many films make me cry, it's a joke! Most recently I cried at The Sun Is Also A Star, but a few others that always make me emosh - Everything, Everything, About Time, P.S I Love You and A Star Is Born

67. If you could sing a duet with someone, who would it be?
Rachel Tucker, and it would be something from Wicked the musical

68. If you life was a song, what would the title be?
It would have to be something theatrical wouldn't it so I'm going to go with What Baking Can Do from Waitress. Or, maybe Defying Gravity from Wicked
Waitress stage at the Adelphi theatre
69. What's your favourite animal?
Dogs obviously. I do love Bears too though

70. Favourite illustrator?
I don't have one

71. Person you want to have coffee with?

72. What country you'd love to visit?
I'd love to go back to Germany at some point

73. Best way to decompress?
A hot bubble bath and a book

So if you managed to get through all of that, congrats! I hope you enjoyed finding out a little bit more about me. Let me know if you've taken part in this too!

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Hannah said...

I love posts like this too! They're always so fun to do and to read. That photo of Bear when he was tiny! Seriously can't get over how cute he is!xx

Hannah | luxuryblush

Dharma Rocks said...

Love this post. I am currently saving for a house as well and its seeming like SUCH a long process. I love the look of your blog - I will be back for sure!!! :-) xX

Daisy said...

Awww! All of these were awesome to read and I definitely relate to some of them! Bear looks so freaking adorable as a teeny thing and I'll happily be your first customer at your bakery! c;

Heather Nixon said...

Harry Potter films are my favourites too x

maries_connections said...

aww...I love this post . Its different. I may do it too :)

jennyinneverland said...

I love these Vogue parody Q&A's! I might have to do this soon. I don't like surprises either. My boyfriend was going to surprise me with tickets for Wicked on my last birthday but I went on about how much I hate surprises so much that he didn't bother haha!


Lisa's Notebook said...

Ah, I loved doing this post and I loved reading your take on it too (thank you for the shoutout!). It's such a fun way of getting to know more about my fellow bloggers and I have to say, although I'm a cat person, Bear is absolutly gorgeous! And I can totally see you opening a bakery, you are such a talented baker, yum :) Lisa xx

Lady Writes said...

I love getting to know bloggers through these posts x

Sophie said...

I love these posts, I'm not a fan of tags in general but I always enjoy these ones. Little Bear is so cute. I can't see me ever liking Instagram more than Twitter though x


Debbie said...

What a fun post and I learnt new things too, such as new authors to check out

Joy said...

I feel I know so much more about you now :)

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