Hello everybody! Today, I’m doing another tag and this time it’s the Anything but Books Tag, which I found on Sarah’s blog. Onto the post!
Hello everybody! Today, since it’s almost Christmas, I decided to do the Christmas Tag, which I found on Foundations and Fairytales. Onto the post!
What is your favourite Christmas movie?
Definitely the 1994 version of Miracle on 34th Street. I’ve not done my annual rewatch yet this year but I definitely will be before Christmas!
Have you ever had a white Christmas?
Yes, but I’m not a fan of snow so I’d rather not have them.
Where do you usually spend your holiday?
We go and see my gran for a little while, but otherwise we’re usually at home for the rest of the day.
What is your favourite Christmas song?
Carol of the Bells. It’s absolutely gorgeous and listening to it always gives me chills.
Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
No, but my mum always does a Christmas eve box for me with pyjamas and things, which I love. I’m so excited to see this year’s!
Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
Fake. I’ve never had a real one and don’t mind; I love our tree. It’s the decorations that make it special, in my opinion. I adore our big downstairs tree this year, and the little one I have in my room, so much!!
Are you a pro wrapper or do you fail badly when wrapping Christmas presents?
I am hopeless at wrapping. Gift bags are my friends. And I’m very lucky that my mum does some for me, because she is AMAZING at wrapping!
What makes the holidays special for you?
I really like having time to watch lots of films and things with family, and I tend to get lots of time for reading too which is great. And I am a huge fan of Christmas chocolate, so I LOVE it being available…
Do you prefer to give or to receive gifts?
If I am honest, recieving. Mostly because I get really stressed when giving presents in case people think it is stupid and hate it. But I do love it when someone loves it… so really both, I guess.
What place would you love to visit at Christmas?
Disneyland, without a doubt. It’d be so amazing getting to meet characters in their Christmas costumes, and I bet the decorations are just incredible.
Do you write and send Christmas cards?
Yes, though I’ve barely done any this year. I love doing them most years though!
What would your answers to these questions be? I’d love to hear in the comments!
Today, I have something quite different for you. I’m going to be talking about music, specifically love songs seeing it’s Valentine’s Day this month. I’m not a music blogger and don’t really know what I’m talking about, but I do love music and these songs, and hope you enjoy the post!
Money or the Girl (Into the Ark)- this is quite potentially my favourite song of all time, and Into the Ark my joint favourite musician of all time (you’ll see the other one in a minute). I love the lyrics, the story I think it tells and Taylor and Dane’s voices are as beautiful as ever. Their covers of Burning Love/Not a One are also GORGEOUS, and their original Better than Never at All (which I’m pretty sure Dane has said he wrote for his girlfriend when he was in Australia on a trip ) is super lovely too. Basically, I really love Into the Ark, and all their songs so I can’t pick just one.
Budapest (George Ezra)– I’m pretty sure everyone has heard this song, considering how often it was l the radio when Wanted on Voyage was released back in 2014, and it’s well deserved. The lyrics are fab, George Ezra’s voice is forever flawless (he’s that other joint favourite I was talking about) and it’s insanely catchy but never gets on my nerves no matter how many days in a row it’s stuck in my head. Other bits of romantic loveliness from George Ezra I recommend are Listen to the Man, Barcelona and Hold My Girl.
Something Just Like This (Coldplay)- I really, REALLY dislike the version of this including the Chainsmokers, but the One Love Manchester performance made me fall in love with it. I just love the concept of the song in general, and the chorus is so, so catchy and lovely. My absolute favourite Coldplay song.
Can’t Help Falling in Love with You (Elvis Presley)– a classic, and rightly so. This song is so sweet and pretty and lovely. Fun fact: when Saffy was a very small puppy and slept downstairs, this was one of my favourite things to sing to her to soothe her to sleep.
Let Me Love the Lonely (James Arthur)- this song is about falling in love when you aren’t comfortable with people, and it’s stunning. My absolute highlight of Back from the Edge, this is hugely underrated as no one EVER seems to have heard of it.
Thank you so much for reading! What love songs do you love? Have you ever listened to any of mine? Are there any other music posts you’d especially like me to do? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!
Today, I’m going to do the Bedtime Tag, which I wasn’t tagged for but saw on Jenny in Neverland and thought it would be fun. Onto my answers!
1. Describe your usual bedtime routine
Go to bed, loiter on Twitter/finish a blog post till too late, read, be unable to sleep, read some more, finally get to sleep usually just before midnight.
2. What are your favourite pyjamas?
If you know me/how many pyjamas I own, you’d know this was an impossible question. My favourite type to buy are usually either animals, Tatty Teddy, Snoopy or Disney. I have one Harry Potter set, and a few other random pairs, but they’re my main weaknesses that I can’t leave in a shop.
3. What is your current bedtime reading?
I’m writing this quite a bit in the past (hello future!), so I have no idea what book I’ll be on when this goes live!
4. What would I find on your bedside table?
A few photos of my dogs, a bottle of water, my tablet on its charger and my lamp.
5. What scent makes you sleepy?
Lavender, because I am a cliche.
6. What is your usual bedtime and wake up time?
I like to be asleep for half 11 when I’m at school (and usually fail), and I get up at 7 for school. On weekends holidays, I like to sleep in till 8 or 9.
7. What are your top three bedtime products?
I only ever use micellar water to take off makeup if I’ve worn any, and sometimes don’t even do that.
8. What is your most common sleeping position?
On my side, facing my wall.
9. Do you have anything you like to take to bed with you?
Like Jenny, I always have my teddy (albeit mine is a tiger called Liam) with me in bed.
10. What’s your worst bedtime habit?
Staying on my tablet too long, I really must stop this habit!
Thank you so much for reading! I won’t tag anyone, as I don’t know who’d like to do this, but if you feel like it feel free! I’d love to hear if we have anything in common at bedtime down below or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!