11 questions tag.


Hola! I'm back in rainy Rotherham, clutching a cup of tea, wearing 2 jumpers and thinking about where I was this time last week (sat by a pool reading a book all day, followed by walks along the beach and dinner along the beachfront). While I was away I was tagged by Alexandra to do a beauty tag but I spotted this questions tag and I thought it would be more fun so I pinched it. Hope that's alright! :)

The Rules:

- Each person tagged must post 11 random facts about themselves
- They must answer the 11 questions posted by the previous blogger
- They must create 11 more questions to ask the bloggers they tag
- They must tag 11 blogs with less than 200 followers
- The bloggers must be informed that they have been tagged

11 random facts:

- I am addicted to regular tea or, when I'm on holiday, iced tea and this provided much amusement to Jonathan when the first thing I'd do upon entering the apartment was go straight to the fridge. I tried to convert him into an iced tea drinker but he hated it.

Taken in Tenerife last week

- I dislike popular "chart" music (I'm looking at you Rihanna!) and have fairly mixed taste in music, favouring She & Him, Edith Piaf, The Vaccines, The Like, Christina Perri, The Pierces, The Beach Boys, The Courteeners, The Drifters, and Sam Cooke.

- I have a brilliant memory for lyrics and know quite a lot of lyrics to quite a lot of songs. Sadly my good memory doesn't extend to much else.

- My favourite dog breed is a French Bulldog, but don't tell L&L!

- My dream job would be working from home, as an author of "chick-lit" books.

- In the past few years I have lost around 2 1/2 stone through a lifestyle change and exercise, and have kept the weight off ever since.

- Biscuits are my weakness and I try to avoid them, as I can't just have one. I immediately try to consume the whole packet before Jonathan tries to hide the tin!

- I love cross stitching, which I started last October when my friend, Katy, bought me a mini kit from Hobbycraft. I've been addicted ever since and find it very relaxing.

Recent cross stitch projects

- I love Christmas: the food, the present buying, the colder weather, dressing L&L up like reindeers. Roll on December!

- I am a massive fan of writing lists and plans of action, and love nothing better than planning a holiday where I'm totally in my element!

- I have visited Orlando, Florida, 5 times and hope to go for a 6th time with Jonathan and some friends in the next year or two. I know there are plenty of other places to visit, and I plan to go to as many of them as I can, and I do love visiting new places but I just love Disney, Universal, the food, the people, and feeling like a kid for 2 weeks.

My last visit - 2009. Can you believe this is me!?

Questions from Alexandra:

1. What would you eat if you were only allowed one thing for the rest of your life? It would have to be something carb-tastic like pizza (4 cheese) or warm bread with loads of butter.

2. What magical power would you choose to have and why? The ability to stop time. I often think that a Bernard's Watch would be so handy (hands up who used to watch that?) to get more sleep and fit more things into each day.

3. If you could make your favorite movie your real life, which one would you pick and why? Oh gosh, I wouldn't want my favourite movie (The Notebook) to become real life as that would be terribly sad, so I'll go with Magic Mike for obvious reasons ;)

4. 2 things on your bucket list that haven't yet been checked off. Visiting New York and taking singing lessons.

5. Why did you start your blog? I had a boring job at the time and after stumbling upon the blogging world I decided I'd quite like to give it a go.

6. Favorite piece of jewelry and why? I don't wear much jewellery at all but I have a Dior watch which was bought for me for my 18th birthday from my Mum and Dad, so that is very special to me.

7. If you had a day of no consequences, what would you do? Take a day off work, eat everything in sight, sing loudly everywhere I went, sneak onto a flight and go somewhere hot and sunny, and generally over indulge.

8. Best birthday and why? Probably any birthday between my 18th and 21st when I was young and carefree, and didn't have to worry about heading towards 30! Generally though, I'm not one to make a huge fuss when it's my birthday.

9. The book you could read over and over. The Shining by Stephen King. I have read quite a few of his books (and they're all fantastic) but I could never tire of reading The Shining.

10. (Fill in the blank) I'm currently obsessed with _________________? Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He is utterly wonderful.

11. The thing you're most looking forward to in this coming month of October? Snuggling up with Jonathan and the Pugs as the weather gets colder, cooking nice food together and preparing for Christmas.
image via weheartit

The questions I set for Jo, Lisa, Kim, Stephie, sunnysweetpea, Sophie, and a few other blogs which have more than 200 subs but are amongst my favourites, Rosie, Diane, Rebecca, Nicki and Lisa are:
1. If you had a magic wand and could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
2. If you could transport yourself into any tv show, past or present, which one would you choose?
3. Do you make New Years Resolutions and keep them?
4. What do you do to relax?
5. Pool or beach?
6. Earliest childhood memory?
7. Favourite Christmas movie?
8. If you could only listen to one song for the rest of time, what would it be and why?
9. Favourite pizza topping?
10. Do you have a pet/pets?
11. What is your most treasured possession?


  1. I love ice tea too! The peach one is my favourite :) And I am also a big fan of Christmas - BEST time of the year! Everyone's so happy :)
    Well done on losing all that weight! I have also lost a good couple of stone through just eating better and exercising lots - feels good, doesn't it? :D
    Hope you had a fantastic holiday. xx

  2. I'm the same with lyrics- I'm sure I could be a Nobel prize-winning astrophysicist brain surgeon if my head were full of useful things instead of the words to "Welcome to the Jungle" haha

    Well done on the weight loss :)

    Katie xx

  3. I love the ampersand cross stitch!

  4. Oh my goodness, I wish I'd been to Orlando 5 times. So far it's been once and I'm already saving up to go again! There's no happier place on earth than Disneyworld, that's a fact.


  5. Great post! I've also done a similar tag to this one and it's so much fun! I love tea so so much, but have yet to venture and try iced tea....i may have to after reading this post :)

  6. So many joint loves here! I too love iced tea! My favourite is probably mango! I also love frenchies, but hey, who wouldn't! Someone on instagram I follow has just got one and I now want one even more! I tooo of course love x stitching, at the moment im getting to do some as part of my job, which is heaven!!! I hate it when i dont have time to stitch! xxx

  7. I've been to Orlando 5 times too and am dying to go back. Currently trying to persuade my boyfriend to take a trip there next year! Ice tea is totally my holiday weakness x

  8. *puts hand up* I loved Bernard's watch! Did you ever watch The Wild House? It was another favourite of mine.

    I also agree about tea being the best :) I just can't get into coffee no matter how hard I try. Can't beat tea.

    Thanks for the tag, this looks fun. I'm in the process of filling in another tag post (which I've been meaning to pass on since JUNE!) so I might post it a bit later. Or it may end up one massive fact filled tag post! Haha.

  9. JGL....Hmmmm, I agree! :)
    x x x

  10. I'm obsessed with JGL too - did you see him strip on SNL? Homg.

  11. I've never been to Orlando (terrible phobia of flying!) but it really is my dream.... I hope to go in the next few years! I bet you are super excited for your trip!

    Thank you for tagging me, i'll get on to doing this soon! x

  12. Dying to visit Disney in Florida! And I absolutely adore French Bulldogs too.


  13. This is always such a fun tag to read :) and I love ice tea and Christmas as well (people who don't like those things are just crazy!)

  14. Congrats on the weight loss! You are looking really happy and healthy! you are my inspiration been reading your diet/exercise posts for guidance.x

  15. Just found your blog, so this is quite nice! I get to learn about you right off the bat. Thanks. ;)

  16. My memory for lyrics is utterly ridiculous and i'm pretty sure that I could be a genius if I didn't have so many ridiculous lyrics stored in my brain...

  17. Just catching up with you - what a fab time you have been having!!! And I love your cross stich. I used to do loads - until my eyes went and now its too much effort. I'll pick this up and give it a go. Many thanks my Rovrum buddy. xxxx

  18. I must do this tag :) been a bit missing in action lately! Such fun posts to read xx

  19. I'm so glad you like CrossStitcher and our designs! I've been having a look through your blog and your own designs are pretty awesome too - have you got plans to put any more up on Etsy? Love your blog - and am super jealous of your pugs!