The Blogger Tag

1 November 2016

Hello! And thank you for taking the opportunity to find out about The Blogger Tag.  To start things off, I have answered the below questions and have then tagged some fellow bloggers to join in and answer the same questions on their blog.

The aim of the game, to get to know each other as bloggers a bit better. A how better then with some right nosy (but not that nosy!) questions! Thanks also to Gemma who helped with the questions.
Here are my answers...

Question 1: How tall are you?
5 ft 3". On the the border of being petite and just a short arse!

Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?
No I don't. I wish I did but really I am just mediocre at everything. I love writing so whilst I wouldn't call it a talent it's about the only thing that I would say I'm good at. That and remembering numbers!

Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve?
PR companies that send you emails for products that bear no relation to my blog. Or the email reads as a copy and past exercise. I will only work with brands that show a genuine interest in my blog, that reflect my blog. No I won't promote your male plus size brand!

Question 4: What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?
People not being polite, ie manners. A genuine please and a thank you goes a long way for me. Rudeness really bugs me!

Question 5: What’s your favourite song?
This is a toughie! I guess it would depend on my mood but a song that I do like a lot is Your Song by Elton John. Not that I'm a massive EJ fan but there is a version of it in my favourite film, Moulin Rouge. I love the lyrics, simple but effective.

Question 6: What’s your favourite social media website?
Another toughie as there is a few I could choose but I guess I would say Twitter. Which is surprising for me as I used to hate Twitter. Before I started my blog I just didn't get the point of it. 
On Facebook I would get interaction from my friends and family but Twitter I would get diddly squat from anyone. But since creating my blog I've found that it's an invaluable tool to engage with other bloggers and share tips and ideas. 

Question 7: What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?
Reading or shopping. I love to squirrel myself away with a good book and escape into a warm hearted tale. I find it a relaxing, especially when I'm feeling particularly anxious.
If I'm feeling a bit more sociable then I like to go shopping. No necessarily food shopping, more clothes, beauty and homeware shopping. 
This is something I would mostly prefer to do solo. I tend to have the husband with me which I love but sometimes (ok most times!) he will be like my conscious, 'Do you really need another duvet cover/pjs/mascara'. So shopping solo means I can shop and waste my money much more freely!

Question 8: What’s your favourite junk food?
Pizza. It's simple, quick to cook, and so tasty. Give me a deep pan any day!

Question 9: Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
This is a question I wish I could answer yes to. I live in a rented first floor flat, so thus I can't have any pets. I suppose I could chance it with maybe a few fish in a tank but I prefer a pet I can actually pet.
A cat would be ideal for me, but until I have a property, idealistically with a garden I am sans pet. 
I suffice with numerous cat videos on Youtube!

Question 10: What are your number one favorite nonfiction and fiction books?
Fiction- Letters from the Lighthouse Cafe by Ali McNamara. I fell in love with this book and would highly recommend it. Such a wonderful and unique tale, you can see my review of it on a previous blog post here
Non fiction- Currently I would say Tony Robinson's autobiography- No Cunning Plan. For those not familiar of Tony's work, he is a classic British comedy actor, of the era of Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) and Sir Stephan Fry. 
He has starred in one of my favourite TV shows, Blackadder as the buffoon Baldrick, then in 90's kids show Maid Marian and her Merry Men and more recently in Time Team.
I was hooked from the first chapter of Tony's autobiography and surprised to learn how hard Tony had worked in the acting sector before he got his big break in Blackadder. Suffice to say Tony has certainly paid his dues.

Question 11: What’s your favorite beauty product or tool?
Can I count my GHD's? I have had a pair of GHD's for over a decade now (not the same pair mind!) and would be lost with out them. Let's just say my hair (despite the over processing) is all the better for them.

Question 12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened?
Being embarrassed is a daily occurrence to me. Normally I put my foot in it (metaphorically) speaking on a regular occasion.

Question 13: If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Tea. I have been a tea drinker since childhood and have a cup of tea most days. It normally has to be Earl Grey (ooh get me!) but PG Tips is just as good. 
If I go to stay in a hotel and the room doesn't have tea making facilities then the hotel has failed in my eyes. Tea makes anywhere feel more like home!

Question 14: What’s your favourite movie?
As previously mentioned, Moulin Rouge! The set designs, the costumes, the music, the characters and storyline, the directing, all amazing.
I love the songs, I love the drama of the two lovers and the cleverness of crafting modern day songs into a film set at the turn on the 20th century. Baz Luhrman (the director) is a God to me and Ewan McGregor is a sex God!

Question 15: What was your favourite lesson in school and why?
School was never a high point for me, but if I had to pick one preferable lesson I would say art. I wasn't particularly good at it but I liked the freedom to create my own work and let my imagination run roit. 
I like to be creative (hence the blog) so art let me be creative far more than maths or science could.

Question 16: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
On the South Coast of England, preferably in Bournemouth. I have always lived near the coast and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. I'm not a big city lover, neither am I a country bumpkin, so somewhere like Bournemouth has city living (on a small scale) with a beautiful beach.
I've visited Bournemouth at least once every year over the last decade or so and just feel at home and at peace there.

Question 17: PC or Mac?
PC only as I've been brought up on Microsoft. But saying that I have an Apple phone, iPad ans iPod, so some would say I've gone over to the 'other side'. Thinking about it I think I'm sitting on the fence with that one!

Question 18: Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse? (or kind gesture from a friend)
That would be from my husband. He is always doing lovely things for me, be it making me copious cups of tea, making dinner and being an all round good guy. 
Yesterday he brought himself and me tickets to see an exclusive Derren Brown show next March. That I would say was very kind of him.

Question 19: Favourite celebrity?
I actually have three (if that's allowed). The first two are social media lovelies, Zalfie (aka Alfie Deyes and Zoe Sugg). I love the fact they are totally themselves, warts and all (not litterally mind!) and have their heads screwed on. A refreshing and positive influence for the youth of today.
Also I really like Ewan Macgregor. Ewan has been my favourite actor for many years (since Moulin Rouge) and is also incredibly humble and down to earth (and good looking too!).

Question 20: What blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?
Gosh there are is a great selection to chose from. I would say Gemma aka Dorkface as she is super!lovely and inspirational. Also Abbey Louisa Rose is a star and Holly aka Closing Winter. We's make a great girl squad!

Question 21: Who is your biggest inspiration?
I'm going back to Zoe Sugg here and say she has given me so much inspiration. I used to think being quite, introverted and shy was not cool or the popular way to be. Zoe has shown that being yourself is the only way to be. I feel a lot of affinity with Zoe, like we are quite similar people, so to see her be so successful whilst not becoming a diva is very inspiring.

Question 22: What is your favourite blog to read?
This will sound lame but I couldn't pick one as they are all so good. I love discovering new blogs and bloggers. A blog where some one is honest and isn't all about the freebies is a winner to me.

Question 23: What is your favourite high street shop?
That is the mother of all questions! I does sometimes vary as if I receive bad service then it will put me off. A bit fickle really! I would say Cath Kidston is up there with their kitch and retro products and great service. The staff are always so friendly.  I also love Tiger (now called Flying Tiger). I'm a bit of a sucker for stationery and home ware and Tiger have such a fantastic variety and the prices are really affordable. 

Question 24: Are you in education or do you work?
I work. I have been working since the age of 17 (approx 15 years now). I didn't choose to work in retail, but 15 years later here I am. I have worked for three different high street retails, the good, the bad and the ugly. My current job is for a well known middle class department store and they are the good on the high street. If you want to work for a retailer that respects, rewards and supports in staff then John Lewis is the one for you. Heading into Christmas and it's going to be busy, but equally fun. Look out for the Christmas advert this year. I don't know what it is about but I'm hoping it's going to be epic!

Question 25: One thing you are proud of?
I'm going to sound cheesy but my blog. Ok, it's not the greatest but it's a reflection of me and the hardwork I have put in to each post and to the maintaining of it. Sometimes it can be a bit like work but it's all worth it in the end. It's mine and I'm proud to say it is!


How the Blogger Tag works

Below I have nominated some fellow bloggers to answer the same questions on their blog. Those Bloggers will then nominate a selection of bloggers themselves and so on so as many bloggers as possible can join in.
The bloggers I nominate are:
Just Say Gem

Just Say Han
Stephs World
Ilse Danielle
Cups of Charlotte
Louise Rose Railton
Blog by Hannah
The Kats Paws
Like Sally Bee
Holzie Loves

I'm looking forward to seeing your answers! Thanks for taking part and remember to use the hastag #thebloggertag 
Lot's of love,


  1. I loved reading this tag post! Like you mention it lets me know a little more about the person running the blog, which is something I like. I also have to agree with you I wouldn't be able to choose a favorite blog because I love finding new one's, and they all have something unique which makes it difficult to just have one favorite. Nonetheless, I'm excited to see who else of posts this. Hope you have a lovely day.

    - Ruth Sarai //

    1. Hi Ruth, I'm glad you like it. I hope it does help allow bloggers to have the opportunity to share a bit more about who they are and what they like. Thanks for taking the time to read and I wish you a lovely day too x

  2. Thank you so much for tagging me! It's so fun to get to know other bloggers better. I loved reading your answers - I so relate to number 7, I love shopping alone too - it gives me more space to think about what I need and spend more money without my hubby constantly asking 'Do you really need this?' haha!

    I will do the tag on my blog this month as well, so stay tuned!:)

    xx Ilse

  3. Hi Ilse, thanks for your kind words. I'm looking forward to your post, great to see someone else's answers :) xx

  4. Thank you so much for tagging me lovely :) I can't wait to do this tag...hopefully will be live tomorrow :)

    Steph xx
    Steph's World | Lifestyle Blog |

    1. Hi Steph, I'm looking forward to your post :) xx

  5. Ah I love this, so nice to learn more about you! You have a really lovely blog here, you should be proud! x

    1. Hi Adele, thanks for checking out my blog. You're kind words make me very happy! Thank you :) xx


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