I was nominated by the gorgeous Bethany at A Blonde & A Baby to answer 10 questions that she put together as part of her post for the Sunshine Blogger Awards. I love reading these types of posts but I rarely ever join in (basically because I’m boring ha!) but I figured I would this time as I think they are a great way to get to know other bloggers 🙂 So here goes…
What made you start blogging?
I’m an over-sharer by nature which I’m sure some people must hate so my blog became somewhere I could share my thoughts and feelings without having to always offload on the same friends! It’s a place where I can be myself and share our travels and life without *hopefully* being judged!
What is your signature dish to cook for dinner?
Probably slow-cooker chilli or sweet potato curry – I LOVE my slow cooker, literally couldn’t live without it, particularly in the winter months as there’s nothing better than finishing work and having dinner ready to eat! Chilli is really versatile too – you can make it as mild or as spicy as you like, serve it with rice or make a pasta bake or with tortillas or nachos or even jacket potatoes or chunky bread. I’m trying to attempt a lot more recipes now and have really started to enjoy cooking.
What has been your proudest parenting moment so far?
Oh gosh I’m proud of Lily every day – she’s such an amazing kid (even though she has her trying moments of course). Last year she won a national poetry competition and her poem is being published in a book this summer which is a super proud moment.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Ha erm where to start? 😉 I don’t really have a type when it comes to crushes – I think I just like people with a personality that really shows. I tend to prefer slim guys and blue eyes are always a killer (think any of the Skarsgard brothers *or all three haha* or Brad Pitt in his Fight Club days) Although Hugh Jackman and Sam Heughan are also on the list… and Dermot Mulroney because of The Wedding Date… and Sean Connery because of that accent… sigh I could go on!
What is your biggest pet peeve?
People… well not all people but ones who do things like: litter, spit on the street, stick chewing gum to tables, play music out loud on their headphones, talk over you in meetings, act all ‘holier-than-thou’ because they don’t drink, people who stink like fags, dentists, online trolls, rascists, trump supporters…
What is the thing you would most like to achieve this year?
A more simple life – i’m on the journey to doing this but it really is a journey and an ongoing goal with so many elements. I also want to save money and be more confident.
Where is the best place you’ve been to on holiday?
This is a really hard one for me – I loved our holiday to Prague last year as it was our first family holiday, I love love love Scotland and would happily move there tomorrow if I could, I loved Florida, Russia, Spain, South of France and pretty much every where else I’ve visited. I think that what makes a holiday is the people you are with – so family aside, my trip to Iceland was probably the best place I’ve visited – it was such an incredible experience and I got to share it with the wonderful Carla of Carla Thomas Photo.
What’s your go-to midnight blogging snack?
I can hammer multipacks of crisps quite happily – i’m very much a savoury snacker – gimme all the pretzels and cheese and crackers you can find and I’m happy! That being said I’m trying to lose weight so I’m trying to snack on cucumber and carrot sticks instead.
Are you a messy play lover or hater and why?
I LOVE messy play although I hate the clearing up afterwards. I also hate the term messy play because it always makes me snigger *I blame working in Ann Summers throughout my uni years*
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
It’s not really advice but I tend to try and remember the Scottish saying “Whit’s fur ye’ll no go by ye!” – ‘what’s for you won’t go past you’ and it essentially means that if it’s meant to happen it will.
to answer the following questions:
What is the meaning behind your blog name?
What makes you feel accomplished?
What book would you recommend other people should read and why?
What is your dream holiday?
If you could only eat one type of food forever what would it be?
What is your favourite song?
If you could live in a book, TV show or film universe, what would you pick?
You are stranded on a desert island with five things of your choosing – what are they and why?
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
Describe your dream home!
Over to you guys, Alex xxx