Random Facts About Me Q&A

Hello! Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend so far. The weather has been grey and rainy here (and probably across most of the UK) so I’ve been having a cosy weekend in ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I bring you the Random Facts About Me Q&A which the lovely Megan tagged me in (you should go follow her amazing blog!!). I’ve had so many blog post ideas lately but I just can’t seem to start writing them???? Or I start a draft then decide that it isn’t interesting enough to post anyway but I’m hoping this tag will get me back into the swing of things.

Without further or do, here are the questions!

When was the last time you cried?

Sometime last week as I was having a bit of a breakdown about cooking (learning to cook for uni is really stressing me out and my parents keep bringing up how useless I am. But I’m getting there!! I could for my family three times this weekend!)

If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?

Hopefully. I mean, I am quite odd – my family could back me up here, I randomly quote songs or speech from adverts/films/TV programs or start singing at multiple times throughout the day so I’m probably a bit annoying but I try to be a loyal and caring friend so??? Probably. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Do you use sarcasm a lot?

Not really. Well sometimes I do but I wouldn’t say I am naturally sarcastic but sometimes sarcasm just comes to me! Idk AHH!!

What’s the first thing that you notice about people?

Their smile. I’m quite a smiley person and I usually look to see if other people reciprocate my smile when I first meet them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Scary movie or happy endings?

Definitely happy endings!!!

Favourite smells?

Campfires, bread and cinnamon. (If someone could make a candle out of all three scents that would be gr8).

What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?

A little village called Stanzach in Austria where I stayed on a Scout camp. Although the furthest I’ve been ‘independently’ without ‘adults’ (funny bc we were all technically adults) would be Amsterdam where I traveled last month with two friends.

Do you have any special talents?

Not really, I can juggle but that’s not very special ๐Ÿ˜‚

Where were you born?

In my hometown in Somerset!!

What are your hobbies?

Blogging is my main hobby, but I also like to be arty and paint/sketch/make things. I can play the guitar and am learning the keyboard but I don’t play my instruments very often.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

The first career I remember wanting to go into was being a scientist as I got a really cool science book for my birthday once. Then alongside that I simultaneously wanted to be an artist, a zookeeper and a professional cricketer. Then a vet at one point, then a historian and now I’m not heading down any of those paths ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

How many countries have you been to?

England, Wales, Scotland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands. So 7 but we can’t really count England right??

What was your favourite/worst favourite subject at school?

I think I had a lot of favourites at secondary school – history, geography and French being the main three which I carried on at A Level. I think my least favourite became science because I didn’t get on with my teacher at all (which is a shame because it put me off doing science altogether) but also English, mainly because we only got to study American literature and I never got to study Shakespeare at all ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Also English wasn’t taught very well at my school. Maybe that’s a little unusual as I like writing and reading generally but just not having to do English at school.

What is your favourite drink?

Hot drink would have to be hot chocolate and cold drink would probably be a smoothie!!

What would you (or have you) named your kids?

Haven’t really thought about it so I have no idea ๐Ÿ˜‚

Who are some of your favourite Youtubers?

My fellow blogger pal Janet Bargmann ๐Ÿ˜‰ and study Youtubers like Holly Gabrielle and Eve Bennett. Although I don’t watch a great deal of YouTube!

How many boyfriends have you had?

None ๐Ÿ˜‚

What is your favourite memory from childhood?

Ahh like Megan I can’t pick just one?! So a few would be dressing up with my sister and performing plays for our parents, making an elaborate Doctor Who game with my friends in primary school and writing a script for it and picking blackberries with my family in the Autumn!

How would you describe your fashion sense?

I don’t really know how to describe it because it changes a lot?? But I generally wear a lot of shirts and jeans and either brogues or DM-style boots. (My friend and I have a running joke about my wardrobe being full of shirts…it literally is though I’m a bit of a shirt addict)

Tell us one of your bad habits?

Spending too much time getting sucked into social media instead doing actual productive things.

Hope you enjoyed reading my answers. I’ve been wanting to do a tag like this for a while so you get to know a bit more about me ๐Ÿ™‚ If you would like to do this tag, all you’ve got to do is answer the questions above!

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Blogmas #16: A Christmas Poem

Hellooooo! Today I’ll be sharing a Christmas poem that I have attempted to write (oh what wonderful (not) memories of GCSE English lit poetry exams…). Anyway, I was trying to think of how to go about writing a Christmas poem – I mean, normal poems are hard enough! – so I decided I’d just start writing and go with the flow, so let’s see how this turns out (badly, probably).
An iridescent, luminescent flake of snow,

Weaves it’s way to the ground, swirling round.

Passers by walk on, following the trail of multicoloured orbs,

Strung from trees, in the place of leaves, swaying gently in the bitter breeze.

 

Full of laughter and joy ever-after,

Gaggles of people are wandering, children pondering,

If the snow is bound, to stick round. More snowflakes fall without a sound.

 

A dog plods along, to an orchestra’s merry song,

It’s fur glistens, as the people listen,

Taking in the festive spirit, ’tis the season after all.

The dog wanders out of sight, away from the light, into the depths of the night.

 

As the music fades, the crowd moves away,

Shop lights flicker, the snow grows thicker,

As the cold begins to creep through the empty street, the town falls asleep.

The snow will be waiting, when life begins waking, and Christmas comes round once again.


Well…I think that’s ok?? I haven’t wrote poetry in a long time, and everything I write sounds a bit sad, but hopefully that was a bit more of a cheerful poem?? Anyway, that’s all for today!

Don’t forget, me and L still need Christmas themed questions for our Q + A, so please leave some below or tweet us #LandEmBlogmas ๐Ÿ™‚