I love a good tag and as I haven’t done one for a while so I thought I’d spend my Sunday afternoon relaxing with my boyfriend for the day and give this tag a go!
No one tagged me to do this but I did come across it on Charlotte’s blog makeupbycandlelight and thought I’d give it a go!
So without further ado I’m going to get on with this tag as I’m somewhat excited to do it.
A – I love anime and have done for a long time! I’ve always loved Disney films since a young age and anything like it so when I discovered anime in my early teens I fell in love with it straight away. The first anime I watched was Elfen Lied, first anime movie was Spirited Away.
B – I’ve been a blogger now since January 2012 and I can safely say that I love it! I may not have been as active with my blogging since March/April but I am still here, writing posts and I really do love doing this.
C – Although I am from Birmingham I do spend half of my time in Coventry too and it’s fast become somewhere I would like to move to in the future. My boyfriend is from and lives in Coventry and some of my favourite and fondest moments this past year have been from there.
D – When I go for a night out, or even if I’m staying in and fancy a drink my alcoholic beverage of choice will be Disaronno and cranberry juice. It’s amazing stuff and I wouldn’t have discovered it if it wasn’t for a lovely lady who worked at a Wetherspoons I visited years ago.
E – One of my first favourite bands were Evanescence, who I first listened to back in 2004 when they brought out Bring Me To Life. I bought their Fallen album not long after that and ever since I’ve loved them. I’ve seen them live twice and for years I had a poster of Amy Lee (the singer) up on my door. Since then that’s been taken down, but it’s kept safe in a special place.
F – I’ve mentioned many MANY times on my blog about how much I love my perfumes and as I already know what I want to talk about for the letter P, fragrance will be my choice of word for my perfumes. I love fragrances and I currently own 14, hopefully near to 20 by the end of the year (if I’m lucky!) I wrote a post about fragrances as a guest post over on my friend Amy’s blog Von Dork. Go and check it out here if you’re interested!
G – Since the age of say six or seven I’ve been into gaming and ever since then I’ve continued on with it. My first consoles was a SNES (Super Nintendo Electronic System) which my brother handed down to me when he bought his Playstation. Ever since I’ve gone on to be given or buy a Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Playstation, Game Boy Advance, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, DS Lite, Game Cube, 2DS and more recently an Xbox 360. Not only do I love to play the games on these consoles but I really do enjoy collecting them all too and my next console of choice to buy is a Dreamcast.
H – My oldest friend of 20 years this September as well as my best friend Hannah had to have a mention here. I love her to bits and we have that sort of friendship where we will go weeks without talking much to being able to continue on with our friendship when we do talk again like we never even had that quiet. I hope we go on to be best friends for our whole lives.
I – Don’t know if I have mentioned it here before but I’m actually part Irish, as well as part French. Both of these colourful backgrounds come from my Dad’s side of the family and although I’m not THAT much Irish and French it’s something cool to mention.
J – Of all the places I really want to travel to right now, as this very moment in time it’s Japan. I love their culture, their food, everything and I can’t wait to travel there in the future. I based a 4 part series on my blog about Japan at the start of the year, you can read those here, here, here and here.
K – This was probably one of the hardest letters to think of something for but finally I thought of something and that’s Kirby! Recently Nintendo brought out a new game to add to the Kirby series called Kirby Triple Deluxe for the 3DS, which I of course picked up for my 2DS and since then I haven’t been able to stop playing it. Kirby is such a cute character and the game play is amazing. I know all the way to Bristol next weekend I’ll be playing this.
L – Whilst I love my anime and Studio Ghibli films, I also love my Disney movies and my favourite always has been and always will be Lady & The Tramp. I love dogs and the love story between the two dogs is just perfect. Due to my love of this film and the cuteness at the start of it that is Lady as a puppy, whenever the Disney Store have some baby related things for the movie, I get somewhat broody and just want to buy everything for when I have my own babies… But this being said that probably won’t be for another 6 or so years yet so I guess I’ll have to wait… Sigh.
M – There is only one word I can talk about with the letter M and that’s my last dog Magic, who we called Madge for short. She was my second dog and I loved her very much. She was bought for me when I was six years old as company for our first dog Chocky, as well as some more company for myself. She was beautiful and in 2008 she passed away. I was heart broken but she really touched a part of me and that still hasn’t faded nearly six years later. I just know when I get another dog I’ll love it just as much as I loved her, but Madge will never be forgotten.
N – There is only one word to describe me as a whole… A nerd. Yep I am a big fat nerd and I really do like it that way. I love gaming, anime, walking around Forbidden Planet for ages mentally making a list of all the things I want, having movie marathons, etc.
O – Another hard one to try and think of a word for but eventually I came to think of one and that is opinionated. This may make me look like a huge tool but I am VERY opinionated and sometimes it can be a huge bother, especially with my family as we’re all opinionated, sometimes on the same things but sometimes on different matters as well. I’ll only ever discuss things like this with people I know very well and trust, which isn’t a whole lot of people but when I do I am very strong headed about things I feel strongly about.
P – I have mentioned on my blog time and time again about how much I love photography and how I hope to go further with it in the future than it just being a hobby. I haven’t kept up with it much for a couple of months because I’ve been a mixture of busy and not really up for it. I know I’ll get back into the swing of things now I’m not as busy.
Q – Once again I couldn’t think of something for this letter and I actually had to look around a few blogs for some inspiration and I finally found one I could relate to, quotes. I love a quote I can relate to and I have many, one of which features on the side of my blog, “Look like a lady, fight like a man, swear like a sailor!” among many more like, “All I can do is be me, whatever that is.” by Bob Dylan, “It’s not really my problem if they think I’m weird.” by Sid Vicious and finally this one just makes me laugh, “Let me put that on my to do list, ‘Care about your feelings.'” by Brandon Novak.
R – I love reading, whether it be a manga, a chick lit or a biography, I’ll read anything that takes my fancy. For a while I stopped reading because I just didn’t have time or the motivation to pick up a book and read, until more recently when I finished off one of my books and started picking up my books again. I’m currently reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and I LOVE it!
S – A hobby that I’m starting up either the end of June or start of July is snowboarding. Ever since meeting my boyfriend I’ve wanted to give it a go and it’s been on my goals list for nearly a year now so it’s finally time to start it! I really can’t wait as it looks like so much fun and regular and old readers of my blog will know how much I’ve wanted to start this hobby up so I am so excited!
T – This was a pretty simple letter to come up with as I ended up coming up with loads of different words for it, but in the end I settled on Topshop. This has fast become my favourite shop, even though half the time I’m too skint to buy anything from there! I love their skinny fit jeans, t-shirts, coats, shoes, hell even their make up! You can’t go wrong with Topshop.
U – To think that three years ago I finished university and it’s been pretty weird that it’s flashed by me as quickly as it has. I really wish I could go back to my 17 year old self to tell her to take something else, possibly at a different university. I don’t exactly regret what I took at university, or which university I decided to go to but I do wonder if I had of taken something else at the time I might be in the job that I want my career to be in, but who knows.
V – As I had already chosen a word for the letter P, I decided that this letter could be violet, which is close enough to purple as I’ll get. I love the colour purple ever since I was a little girl and I’m rather surprised that even though it’s my favourite colour I’ve never had it on my blog, which will probably change in the future.
W – Although I don’t do it as much as I used to and I miss it, I really do like walking. It helps me to clear my head when I need to think and when the weather is gorgeous it’s good to get outside, plus it’s a good form of exercise. I really do need to walk more often though. Speaking of walking a few weekends ago I went walking in the Lake District and managed to walk up Helvellyn which is nearly 4,000 ft but I only managed 3,000 ft of it but for my first mountain climb I’m really quite proud of myself for getting so high and all my friends praised me on how well I did too.
X – I’m mentioning gaming related stuff here again with the Xbox 360. As a Playstation lover I ALWAYS said that I would never EVER buy a 360 due to the rivalry between that and the PS3 but I didn’t buy my 360, I was actually given one by my boyfriend after he bought a newer version off of a friend. I’ll only be using it to play Minecraft with friends online, as well as 360 exclusive games, my heart is still with my PS3.
Y – Another word that was inspired by a blogger who had also taken part in this tag, the word yuck! I’m a very fussy eater and a majority of food I won’t eat because I just don’t like it! My boyfriend is trying to get me to eat more things but due to the fact I’m so fussy half the time he tries and sadly fails, poor guy!
Z – The last letter of this tag (thank God!) was a pretty easy one to think of a word for, zombies. I’m not a zombie nerd but there is one zombie film I love and one (well technically two) zombie game I love to play and those are Shaun of The Dead, Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. Me and my best friend grew up loving Shaun of The Dead and since meeting my boyfriend I’ve grown to enjoy playing the Left 4 Dead games as they’re just so much fun to play with others.
So that was my version of the Life In Letters Tag!
I nominate everyone who reads this tag to take part as whilst it was fun to do, it was also really challenging and rather random.
It’s currently 2.30am and I’m really tired, I usually go to be before 12am so it’s WAY past my bed time!
Until next time, take care all and I hope your week going well so far.