Back at it with the tags but like I mentioned in a previous blog post, it’s not like anything exciting is happening to me recently. So you’re going to have to put up with a few tags from me. Please enjoy!
1. Favourite colour?
Pink although if you knew me you probably wouldn’t guess that since I don’t own much in pink but it is my favourite colour. A lot of people guess purple is my favourite colour because of my hair and it is a close second.
2. Lucky number?
21 because for some reason I just love that it can be divided by 7 and 3 even though I don’t particularly like those numbers? It stems from a weird thing I do where I’ll count the letters in words and try to divide them and to make ‘pleasing numbers’ I’ll count punctuation and the dots on letters etc. as one of the numbers. I can’t explain properly but that’s where my love for the number 21 stems from.
3. Dream job?
My realistic dream job is to be a writer – I’m learning towards writing a YA novel. My unrealistic dream job would be to get paid to travel the world with my best friends.
4. Where do you see yourself living on your own?
It was always my dream to live in London and if I had unlimited money I don’t think I’d say no. I’d love to live in Tokyo one day (not gonna happen) but if I went alone I might struggle to make friends and it may get lonely considering I can’t speak the language. But I do love Tokyo. If I had to pick somewhere in Europe that excluded the UK I think I’d pick Amsterdam.
5. Favourite way to travel?
By train I think, you can’t get stuck in a traffic jam and I’m scared of planes whereas on the train I can chill out more easily and just stick my headphones in. And unlike a car at least you can get up and stretch out if needed. Obviously the train isn’t perfect as sometimes it’s overcrowded or dirty etc. but if given the choice I’d mostly pick the train.
6. What do you like to do in your free time?
Um pre-lockdown I loved going to the cinema, going out for meals and hanging out with my friends. Now that we’re in lockdown my new favourite thing to do is online shop for clothes (it’s becoming a bit of a problem actually). I also love the games nights I’m having with my friends, playing wordscapes on my phone, playing Animal Crossing on my Nintendo Switch Lite, reading and eating haha.
7. Favourite clothing store?
If I’m buying clothes online my favourite place to start is Killstar, their clothes are a bit expensive but they’re worth it. I’ve ordered a few things and have always been thrilled with them. In real-life it’s a toss-up between Yours and PRIMARK. PRIMARK obviously because there’s a lot of choice and the prices are fair. I love the way the majority of my Yours clothes look (it’s a plus size store) but I’m not thrilled with the price on most of their stuff. I have managed to get some bargains from them in their sales though.
8. From what band would you like to attend a concert?
Although I’ve already seen them at the top of my list at the moment is My Chemical Romance. I had tickets for their June show which got postponed to next June and although it’ll be painful waiting over a year I’m so grateful it was postponed and not cancelled because getting those tickets was an absolute nightmare. Not a band but I’d low-key love to go to a Lizzo concert, I bet she’d put on an amazing show.
9. Favourite tea?
Presumably the drink and not my favourite evening meal? I don’t actually like tea unfortunately.
10. Do you collect something?
I collect snow globes from all the different countries I’ve visited – the only one I’m missing is Amsterdam. My Mom was due to go in April so I asked her to pick me one up but obviously her trip has been postponed but I’ll remind her to get one for me so that my collection will be complete until I go to the next place!
11. I can’t sleep without…
My doors, windows and wardrobe all need to be closed – those are really the only circumstances in which I wouldn’t be able to sleep, I’d be so uncomfortable if I knew they were open. I prefer two pillows but can sleep with one. I also prefer lights off but can sleep with the lights on. When I last looked after my brother he kept getting out of bed and I had to keep going in to resettle him so in the end I just slept with the lights on for convenience.
12. If you got 1 million all to yourself, what would you spend it on?
Me and my friends would be on a plane within minutes. Fly first class over to America, road trip through there before moving onto the next continent. We wouldn’t come back until the million was gone.
13. Favourite make-up brand?
At the moment I don’t really wear make-up – on the odd occasions that I do I get my friends or Mom to apply it for me so they just use whatever they have. I do want to start using it just so I can do it myself on our nights out without inconveniencing my friends to do it for me but we’ll see. I don’t have much patience.
14. Favourite snack?
Mine changes all the time, I’m such a snack girl. I like the Dairy Milk trifle pots (layers of joy I think they’re called?) at the moment, I can’t get enough of them. I’m also having a lot of Ben & Jerry’s but I’m not sure they’re really a snack, I only have them at the weekend whereas I have the trifle pot when I’m taking a break from work.
15. Favourite season?
Autumn without a doubt. You still get the odd sunny day but it’s not boiling anymore but it’s not as cold as winter. I do like winter but once Christmas is gone it’s a bit depressing.
16. Do you sleep with your door closed or open?
I already answered this one whoops! I don’t know how people sleep with their doors open, anyone or anything could sneak in. A couple of times someone’s come into my room in the middle of the night (not in a creepy way luckily) and it sort of comforts me to know that it does wake me up so I’d be prepared. I don’t need anyone sneaking up on me when I’m vulnerable and asleep.
17. Why did you start blogging?
I wanted to review the books I was reading and now suddenly my blogs become a bit of an ‘everything’ blog. Now I’ve been blogging for years and I continue because I like reading back my posts, I like that my friends read them and I just enjoy writing them. I’m not too fussed about how many people are reading, because I like reading them.
18. Do you have a subscription to a magazine?
No, I like reading the true life magazines but they’re only like 80p each and I don’t think they have subscriptions. I’ve been asking my Mom what she wants for her birthday and the only thing she could come up with was a ‘Woman & Home’ subscription for crying out loud.
19. What did you do last night at 0:00?
When I originally wrote this it was a Friday morning so it was a Thursday night so I was asleep. And actually managed to stay asleep until 4:25AM which actually was a miracle within itself. Today it’s Sunday and last at midnight I was just getting into bed – I played games with my friends until about 11PM (via social media before anyone assumes we broke the social distancing rules) and then browsed shein before finally going to bed.
20. Favourite perfume?
Whatever I can afford and smells nice when I pop into Boot’s before a night out.
There we have it, my life in 20 questions! I hope you enjoyed this tag, feel free to answer and send me a link to your blog!