I was recently tagged by Ayse over at Coffee & Cwtches to answer 73 questions about me based on the Vogue 73 questions video interview series. After you read mine, make sure you head over and check Ayse’s answers.
If you want to take part then all you have to do is copy the questions. Don’t forget to tag me so I can read yours too!
1. What is your usual Starbucks order?
I have always ordered the same thing from Starbucks for as long as I can remember, I always order a coffee based vanilla frappe, unless of course it’s in Autumn which I’ll order a pumpkin spiced latte!
2. What does your workstation look like right now?
My work station is actually my bed at the moment, it’s the only place where I can get any peace to do any work. But at this very moment it has my phone, bra, television remote and a hair brush on it.
3. All time favourite food?
I do love a good roast dinner, it has to have all the trimmings including roasted parsnips! They’re just too delicious. I also love pan fried tilapia with crushed new potatoes, green beans and tarragon sauce.
4. Favourite author?
I very rarely have time to read but when I do, It has to be a Sophie Kinsella book. I’m a sucker for a good chick flick and I love her Shopaholic series. I have been trying to read ‘The Undomestic Goddess’ for a while but always get side tracked as soon as I pick up the book.
5. What do you think of open relationships?
If you’re in a relationship then you should only have eyes for that one person. I don’t see how anyone could maintain a healthy relationship whilst in an open one. I think the whole idea is crazy if I’m being honest.
6. Favourite video game?
I’m really not into video games but I occasionally like the odd game of Mario Kart or Mario party.
7. Guilty pleasure treat?
CHOCOLATE! Need I say more!
8. Favourite film?
Oh my goodness I really can’t just pick one favourite film! I have a few, at the top of my head there’s: My Best friends wedding, Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, Pretty Woman, Pitch Perfect, 12 Years a slave, Pompeii, Taken ( Liam Neeson is just badass ), I also love most films based on true stories.
9. Favourite book?
Confessions of a shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella.
10. Twitter or Instagram?
11. Desktop or laptop?
Laptop, I love the freedom that a laptop has, being able to take it anywhere with me.
12. Best advice you’ve ever received?
I’m not too sure if I have ever received any good advice. I could definitely tell you some of my worst though, my most recent bad advice was that I’m selfish for breastfeeding my four month old son because he should be eating .three meals a day’ by now. I’m sure you can tell this advice was given by someone who raised their children in the 70’s.
13. What project are you working on right now?
I’m in the middle of having the garden renovated, I’ll be so happy when it’s finished.
14. Favourite colour?
Pink or white. White because you can add any colour to white. I love nice bright, clean, crisp canvas.
15. Did you get good grades at school?
I could have done a lot better, I used to be the class clown, I’d always be playing around instead of getting on with my work which is a shame because I think I’m quite clever. If I was to retake my GSCE’S I reckon I’d be able to get straight A’s. I have been thinking about going to college the last couple of years as I was looking into going to University to study child nutrition. But when I looked into it and saw how many GSCE’S and then A levels I’d need, it put me right off because of how many years it would take until I finally graduated.
16. Dream job?
At the moment, I’m loving writing my blog and the opportunities I have been given have been incredible. It’s been almost a year now and I would love to turn it into something more than a blog. I’d love to able to publish a parenting book in the near future of all my tips, tricks and parenting fails.
17. Played any sports?
I used to be really good at Netball and badminton when I was at school but I never wanted to join the school teams.
18. Do you have a degree
No I don’t. Maybe in the near future, we’ll see.
White British – Welsh.
20. What is your favourite kind of blog post to do?
I love writing about children’s behaviour and also product / day out review.
21. What do you like to collect?
Make up, I never have time for make up anymore and very rarely wear it but I do love collecting it. Buy me a new eye make up palette any day!
22. Describe yourself in 3 words?
Bubbly, passionate and enthusiastic ( overly enthusiastic )
23. If you were a rapper what would your rapper name be?
Caza! C to the A to Z to the A!
24. Who was the last person you dmed?
Abi, a lovely kind hearted girl who I met through a Due date group. If you want to be really nosey, we’ve been talking about Stranger things and who we think the ‘American’ could be.
25. What’s on the top of your wish list right now?
A summerhouse! I would love a summerhouse in the garden that I could use as an office. I just don’t have the space for one in the house. It would be lovely to have somewhere to escape to in the evenings.
26. Hogwarts House?
If I had to chose myself it would be Gryffindor, because of Harry Potter of course. But the pottermore sorting hat quiz has chosen Ravenclaw for me, probably for my wisdom.
27. How many tattoos do you have?
I don’t have any, tattoos don’t appeal to me at all. I like to think of my body as a temple that I don’t want to ruin, that was until I gained weight and a few stretchmarks haha!
28. What are you most grateful for this year?
I’m grateful for many things, mainly that I have three very beautiful and healthy children. I’m grateful for all the opportunities I’ve been given since starting this blog and I’m grateful to my husband for all his hard work with helping me with the children in the evenings.
29. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this month?
Well as I’m answering this, we’re only day two into this month. Yesterday I received a couple of emails offering me a fab opportunity which I’m yet to reply to and today we attended ‘In the Night garden live’ Seeing the big smiles on my children’s faces surely has to be the best thing in any scenario.
30. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you today?
Technically I have answered this question in my previous answer. I’m not sure what else to add.
31. What’s the best thing ever?
Hearing my children tell me they love me or when they thank me for a fun day, my heart could burst.
32. Favourite season?
It has to be Autumn, I love crispy leaves, orange trees and all the shades of autumn. Cosy nights in, the smell of cinnamon and mulled wine. Pumpkin picking and Halloween, bonfire and all the rest. I have a lovely warm feeling just thinking about it.
33. Favourite holiday?
Christmas for sure! I love the festive season with all the Christmas movies on tv, the decorated houses and you just can’t beat Christmas songs!
34. Which fictional character do you relate to most?
I really have no idea, I’d like to think of myself as one of the Disney princesses but I’m more of a wicked witch with the amount of times I have to raise my voice on a daily basis.
35. Do you like surprises?
Yes and No. I love a surprise but I don’t like knowing there a surprise if that makes any sense. If I know there’s a surprise then I have to know what it is.
36. What’s the biggest surprise you ever got?
When my husband arranged a trip to Disneyland ( in my dreams haha ) erm.. I’m not too sure. I’ve had quite a few surprise presents that I really wasn’t expecting. Limited edition ghd straighteners and a few makeup vaults. Other than that I’ve never had any surprises. I kept moaning for a surprise baby shower because I’ve never had one and really wanted a baby shower. Better have a surprise party for my 30th!
37. What’s a surprise that’s made you cry?
I was surprised that Frank died in Emmerdale the other night, does that count?
38. What’s the best surprise you’ve ever given anyone?
I’ve arranged a surprise birthday meal for my husband once, and have surprised my daughter with a trip to Cbeebies Land.
39. Do you like muffins?
I love muffins, I made healthy raspberry and oats muffins once and they were delicious served with ice cream.
40. Do you cook often?
I used to! That was until Teddy was born, because he would always feed around dinner times so my husband took over, and since then he found a passion for cooking and has been doing the cooking every evening since.
41. What’s your favourite dessert?
I don’t have a favourite, I love all desserts and have a few favourites. I love cookie dough, waffles, pancakes, apple crumble, cornflake tart, lemon meringue, cheesecake.. Honestly I could go on all night.
42. Is there a dessert you don’t like?
Not that I can think of at the top of my head. I’m just a greedy pig!
43. Cake or pie?
Do I really have to chose?
44. What’s your least favourite food?
Crab sticks and sprouts, I don’t mean together either!
45. What’s your favourite condiment?
Ketchup! I have ketchup every time I have chips, I’m not one of those people who has to have it with every meal though. Who has ketchup on a roast dinner? My brother in law actually!
46. It’s 4am on a Saturday night, what would you eat?
Before I answer the question, can I please correct it? If it’s 4am then technically it’s a Sunday morning not a Saturday night. Or is this a trick question? Hmm! But if I was hungry at any time I’d probably munch on some chocolate or maybe some quark with frozen berries.
47. If you could teach a college class what would it be called?
How to use your manners! I’ve definitely encountered some people recently who could use a class like this.
48. Best animated film?
Oh this isn’t fair! I simply cannot chose. Lion King, Tangled, Beauty and the beast, Moana, Toy Story. They’re a few of my favourites.
49. What had a guy done or said to impress you?
Lemonade! I love the way my husband says lemonade, it makes me weak to my knees!
50. Best thing to do on a first date?
If I had to pick it would probably be a visit to the zoo, or maybe an experience day like a helicopter ride. Something enjoyable for both people whilst being able to get to know each other.
51. Worst thing to do on a first date?
Don’t go to a theme park. My husband and I went to Drayton Manor for one of our first dates and I almost ended up in tears because I got so scared of one of the rides ( so embarrassing ).
52. What’s the funniest pickup line a guy can use on a girl?
“Why is a mushroom so happy? Because he’s a fungi” I saw this pickup line on the tv programme ‘The Undatables’ and it has me in tears of laughter every time!
53. Best comic book character?
Dennis the Menace. He’s the only one I know.
54. What are the three things that are always in your purse?
If by purse you mean handbag, then it would be nappies, wipes and hand sanitiser.
55. Favourite drink?
Coca Cola Zero but it has to be out of a can. Or if you mean an alcoholic drink, I love a Mai Tai cocktail. I’s been years since I had one mind.
56. If you could play a historical character who would it be?
Marilyn Monroe – I’d love to be considered a sex symbol haha! Jokes aside I think Rosa Parks is an inspirational woman as is Mother Teresa. I’d love to be able to play someone who made a difference.
57. Kittens or puppies?
I think they’re both adorable! I do believe that dogs make a better family pet though. I had a cat growing up.
58. Favourite sushi roll?
Salmon and avocado.
59. What kind of lipstick do you use?
My go to lipstick at the moment is Too Faced peach kiss which is a moisture matte long wear lipstick. I love the colour of it!
60. What kind of foundation do you use?
I love a dewy glow but my foundation is the complete opposite. I currently use Estee Lauder double wear foundation as it seems to be the only foundation that sits well on my skin lately. I’ve always loved Nars Sheer glow and for a cheaper foundation, Rimmel Wake me up is fab but even the lightest shade is a tad too dark for me.
61. Blow dry or air dry?
I very rarely blow dry my hair, I only blow dry it when I straighten it which is hardly ever. I’m quite lucky as I have natural curly hair. So I wash it on a daily basis and leave it to air dry after rubbing some hair oil and a little mousse through it.
62. Who is your fashion icon?
I wouldn’t say she’s a fashion Icon but I love Leila from Emmerdale’s style. Love the bright colours and the suits she always wears. That’s twice I’ve mentioned that soap in my answers now.
63. Favourite Disney character?
Ariel because she’s a redhead like me!
64. What are you doing tomorrow?
Getting my hair done, going shopping and attending a party.
65. Movie you laughed the hardest through?
I can’t think of a movie, but I can laugh through pretty much every single episode of Impractical Jokers.
66. Movie that made you cry?
Hands down The Notebook, or P.S I love you. My goodness I sobbed through all of that.
67. If you could sing a duet with someone who would it be?
Ed Sheeran or Mariah Carey.
68. If your life was a song what would the title be?
Titanium by David Guetta.
69. What’s your favourite animal?
A giraffe, they have always been my favourite animal. There’s just something about them. They have such beautiful eyes and they stand so gracefully.
70. Favourite illustrator?
Ben Cort! The first book that sprung to mind when thinking about fun illustrations that I’ve come across when reading books with the children was Alien Loves Underpants which was illustrated by Ben Cort.
71. Person you want to have coffee with?
Paris Hilton! I’d love to have coffee at a Starbucks with Paris Hilton.
72. What’s a country you wish to visit?
There’s a few on my bucket list. I’d love to visit Italy, Krakow, Thailand and Japan.
73. Best way to decompress?
Bubble bath and a facemask followed by a full body massage!
It’s now my turn to tag some amazing bloggers to complete all of these questions.
Hayley – craigfamilyblog.com/
Rachael – readysteadyfreddie.com/
Hollie – http://www.lifewithmytrio.com/
Rachael – http://mummabellehowe.wordpress.com
Don’t forget to head over and check out their posts. I hope you all enjoyed learning a little more about me as much as I enjoyed answering all of these questions. Even if it did take me all night.