The Blogger Tag

Wow, what is this gorgeous weather we’ve been experiencing the past week or so?! It’s gorgeous and I wish the UK could be like it ALL THE TIME.

Sadly, I’ve not really been able to enjoy it 100% due to being busy etc. If I had furniture in my garden, I totally would be sat outside right now, with a cocktail (made by moi!) and writing this. Instead I’m sat by my back door, on my swivel chair with a glass of milk.

I didn’t have a clue what to write today in all honesty with you. I just wanted to spend my evening binge watching Peter Kay’s Car Share and playing Detective Pikachu. Alas, a blog post needs to be done and I’ve opted for a tag!

I found The Blogger Tag a while ago through Clairelouiisexo who had a go at the tag a while ago. You can find her answers here.

I know you’re meant to be tagged to do this post, but meh I never give a shit about that stuff to be perfectly honest with you.

  • How long have you been blogging for and why did you start?

I’ve been blogging since I was 22, so 6 years now! I started writing my blog because I wanted somewhere to write about the things I love and enjoy talking about. I’d wanted to go to YouTube but I lacked the confidence and as I’d not long finished university (where I studied creative writing) my writing urges were strong. I’m so glad I decided to get into blogging, I’ve met and spoken to some amazing ladies over the years, as well as been offered some amazing experiences along the way!

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  • Is this current blog your first blog?

It’s actually my second but my first one only had a couple of blog posts on it before me moving over to WordPress. It was called something like Pashion For Fassion or something along those lines. I think I wrote a Lush Godmother Soap review on there, as well as a couple of designer wish lists. The name alone makes me cringe so bloody much! Before my blog was called There Might Be Coffee it was called Broken Prophet Blog. That was after my old Twitter handle. It was awful and it had to go!

  • What would you categorise your blog as?

I always say that I’m a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger with a geeky flare. I talk about all sorts though really, but I mostly talk about lifestyle stuff.

  • Is it still the same kind of blog as when you started?

Oh hell no! Since meeting my boyfriend Dane in 2013 he’s helped me shape who I am now. I’m a MASSIVE nerd and love so many things, including anything Japanese related. I used to be heavily fashion related years ago when I first started and definitely more into my lipsticks than I currently am. I’ve just branched out I suppose and instead of writing about what I thought was the right thing to do, I now write about what I WANT to.

  • Top 3 things about being a blogger?

The amazing fellow bloggers out there I’ve met and befriended.

Reading lovely comments from people on my blog posts (they’re the best bit tbh).

The wonderful opportunities I’ve gained through being a blogger, as well as experience.

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  • What is your favourite kind of post to write?

All sorts really, it entirely depends on my mood. I love writing my monthly posts to share what products and general things I loved the previous month. I also love writing reviews about products I’ve both loved and hated. Most of all I love being able to write about anything I am passionate about and love to bits.

  • What is the hardest post you have ever written and published?

I don’t know to be honest with you… It’s such a tough question to answer! I guess some of the hardest posts I’ve ever had to write and publish have been when I’ve been honest about things, especially mental health issues. It’s hard enough writing the post, let alone publishing it for the world to see.

  • Tag 3 (or more) lovely bloggers!

Sarah – Raiin Monkey

Estelle – Estellosaurus

Vikki – Cuteek

SO that was The Blogger Tag! I’m so glad I’ve given this post a go as it was so much fun to do. I’m such a sucker for blog posts when it involves the whole questions and answers part. I put this down to passing hours of time after school and college on MySpace and doing the Q&A posts!

As I said on my last post, I do apologise for how quiet I’ve been of late on my blog, I’ve not been very well sadly and meh I’ve needed a break. I’m starting to feel better though now, which is good! I hope my readers are all well.

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’re ready for bank holiday!

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April Wish List ’18

Easter has come and gone and I hope you had an amazing Easter with your family and friends! Me and Dane had a lovely long weekend together, that was very much needed after he’s been away from work.

I cannot believe it’s now April and this month I’m hoping will FINALLY be the first time this year that we don’t have any bloody snow. I am officially ready for spring.

It’s also Dane’s birthday this month, so whilst I have my wish list post with plenty of goodies on, I need to pick up Dane’s birthday presents all the same.

Let’s not waste too much time, on with the wish list (which sadly isn’t anything special this month)!

  • Nintendo 3DS Style Boutique 3: Styling Star – (link)

I recently picked up a new 2DS for myself and oh man I love it! I can’t wait to talk about it on my blog soon to be honest with you. ANYWAY I noticed recently that Nintendo have brought out a new Style Boutique game and since the first one back in 2010, I’ve played all of them to date. I really want to get this one soon after recently playing the demo. They’re just so relaxing to play and not the hardest in the world either.

  • Β Official Nintendo 3DS XL Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth Travel Case – (link)

As I just mentioned above, with buying myself a new 2DS I need a new case to keep it in. I’m loving this limited edition Persona Q one and I REALLY want it! It’s not cheap though sadly and that puts me off sadly. 😦 I’m going to see how I feel when I’m paid. I’ve had a search around for one similar if not the same one at a cheaper price, but sadly I’ve had no luck.

  • Pokemon Center Original OTEIRE Please Memo stand clip Pikachu mini figure – (link)

This is something I was hoping to pick up around my birthday, but left it. I still want it to be honest with you. Now I’m feeling settled at work I would love to have a little picture of me and Dane on my desk. Not a normal one, but one of our commissioned pieces of us, specifically the one we had drawn at Hyper Japan. It’s our favourite and to look at it on a daily basis during my shift would cheer me up, even more so on a cute Pikachu picture stand.

  • Nichijou Manga Volume 5 and Volume 6 – (link) and (link)

As I’ve said previously, I always like to order at least one manga to read in the month. I don’t know if I will order any this month as I want to catch up on manga I currently own. I also plan to order Dane loads of manga for his birthday so… ANYWAY! I started reading Nichijou at the start of 2017 as I received some of the volumes for Christmas 2016. I also received some for Christmas/my birthday just gone and it’s time for me to continue reading it. I can’t just keep waiting for Christmas and birthdays to read it. πŸ˜› They’re not expensive really and there’s only 10 volumes at the moment so before I know it I’d have them all. We shall see though.

  • Nintendo 3DS Detective Pikachu – (link)

The final item on this months wish list is yet another 3DS game. I remember hearing about this coming out and was super excited, especially with recent news out about Ryan Reynolds voicing Detective Pikachu in the movie that is being made. SO when I heard the Pikachu’s voice in the trailer for the game… I was extremely disappointed and put off buying it. However, I keep seeing trailers on my Facebook as well as having a look at YouTube myself for videos of game play and I rather like the look of it… I can ignore the voice of Pikachu and how brash it sounds. I’ve wanted to play games like this for ages, so maybe this one can be a first insight into games like this, eh?

Well, those are all the items I have on my wish list. I couldn’t really think of what I wanted to add here this month as I need to be good to be honest. We shall see what happens, but I don’t think I’ll be buying myself lovely things, it’ll be Dane being spoilt in April!

What items are on your wish lists this month? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Until next time, take care all and I hope you had a lovely time off for Easter!

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The Kawaii Tag

This is a tag I stumbled towards the weekend and I had done at least half of it but then meh I felt tired and crabby so stopped and I’ve only just had the chance to come back to it!

I found this tag on Eleanor’s blog eleaanormay.com and it shouted at me straight away to give it a go. So, here we are. πŸ˜›

1. How did you start liking Kawaii?

It started when Pokemon first came out, both the game and the anime series. I fell in love with the franchise and all the things that come with it! Years later I’d watch the odd bits of Dragon Ball Z and Spirited Away before really falling in love with anime after watching Elfen Lied. I love that anime so much and I recently re watched it.

2. What is the cutest thing you own?

Definitely my Nendoroid figures and also my Pokemon Eeveelution plushies too. Me and Dane are huge Nendoroid fans and we collect them whenever we can. Usually we buy them each other over Christmas, birthday’s and anniversaries but recently we’e treated ourselves to a few including Morgana from Persona 5 and Naruto. Dane’s birthday is less than a month away now and I don’t have a bloody clue which to get him for his birthday!

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3. Who is your favouriteΒ Sanrio character?

Ooo this is a tough one! I have always loved Pompompurin BUT more recently I have definitely fallen in love with Aggretsuko. I love them both equally to be honest, my youth lies in Pompompurin and my older self with Aggretsuko.

4. Do you wear Kawaii fashion?

I don’t to be honest and although I did want to in the past, it just wouldn’t suit me. I’d love to rock certain “kawaii” fashions but as I said, I doubt very much it would suit me… Nor my wallet as they aren’t exactly the cheapest of pieces to pick up…

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5. Do you watch anime? What’s your favourite?

Do I watch anime?! BAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh I watch it all the time! I have a couple of firm favourites including oldie Elfen Lied, K-ON! which me and Dane discovered last year together and I’ve recently fallen in love with How To Keep A Mummy.

6. What is your cutest piece of clothing?

Either my Pikachu skater dress, or either of my varsity jackets by Ohayou Clothing! where one has a picture of Eevee and the other has Umbreon. I love them so much and rock them all throughout the summer months when the weather is warmer. I attempted to wear my Umbreon jacket yesterday and had to throw my yellow raincoat over the top due to how cold it was!

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7. What do your friends and family think of your Kawaii obsession?

I think my family accept it, but they don’t quite understand it fully. My friends are amazing and support it fully and even some have mutual feelings about certain obsessions, which is always amazing. I’m proud of being a geek/otaku lover but I do always feel slightly anxious when talking about stuff in case people think I’m weird. But these days, I’m past caring. πŸ˜›

8. Who is your Kawaii role model?

Without sounding like a knob, I don’t actually have a role model. When it comes to kawaii I have my own loves with it and I love what I like and I’m not influenced by anyone on social media, celebrities, etc. If anyone influences me at all, it’s Dane and I’m sure I influence him too. When I say influence, I mean in the sense if he’s discovered something he thinks I’ll like, he tells me and vice versa.

So that is The Kawaii Tag! What did I think of it? I’m not going to lie, there needs to be more questions that are to do with kawaii in my opinion. I did love the questions though, I just wanted more. πŸ˜›

I’m tagging everyone who reads this post and loves anything kawaii to give it a go themselves! If you do, please make sure to tag me in it!

Now I better hurry and scamper, I’m in the middle of cooking dinner. πŸ˜›

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’ve had an amazing weekend, even with the snow. πŸ˜›

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The Gamer Tag

Oh man I love a good tag post to take part in and I’ve seen a couple of game related ones floating around lately! I’m not as big a gamer as I used to be, but even so I LOVE gaming on my own, as well as with Dane and our friends.

When I saw that Eleanor had done The Gamer Tag, I thought I would give it a go myself!

Like she did, I tag anyone who reads this post and wants to give it a go.

I hope you like and can relate to my answers!

1. WHAT IS YOU GAMER TAG?

I actually cannot remember and to be honest I’m 1. Too lazy to go and find out and 2. I don’t want randomers adding me. πŸ˜›

2. PC OR CONSOLE?

I like both but I’ve always been a console gal! πŸ˜›

3. CONSOLE OF CHOICE?

PlayStation 4, but considering I have an Xbox One and a Nintendo 2DS, the possibilities are endless! But if there’s a game I really want and it’s on PS4, I’ll get a game for that.

4. HANDHELD OF CHOICE? (DS, PS VITA, ETC.)

I prefer my 2DS to my PS Vita as I find there’s more choice, but I feel like I can do that little more on my PS Vita… AKA watch Crunchyroll. πŸ˜›

5. KEYBOARD OR GAMEPAD?

Gamepad for sure! I always get flustered using a keyboard.

6. SINGLEPLAYER OR MULTIPLAYER?

Depends on the game really… I love my single player games for obvious reasons, but I love playing with my friends too on multiplayer! I’d love for Persona 5 to be multiplayer so I could play with Dane.

7. WHAT WAS THE FIRST GAME YOU HAVE EVER PLAYED?

It was probably Pop’n Twinbee on the SNES. I still own that console as well as all the games I had handed down to me from my older brother and it’s safe to say, I still love it!

8. HARDEST GAME YOU HAVE EVER PLAYED?

Mmm… I thought long and hard about this for all of a minute and it’s definitely Rocket League! I cannot play it for toffee and I just hate it purely for how much I struggle to play it. I’ve played it with friends and just ended up rage quitting. I chase after the ball constantly and do fuck all with it. URGH!!!

9. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST GAMING SYSTEM?

The SNES! One of my older brothers bought himself a PlayStation so I had this donated to me. Years ago he asked my dad if he could have it back. Erm, no. πŸ˜› I still love it so much and play it once in a blue moon.

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10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE GAME OF ALL TIME?

Oh man it used to be Pokemon but I think it’s been pushed off by Persona 5 recently! I don’t know, it might just be a toss up between the two. I’m a bit let down by Pokemon with Sun and Moon. They’re so different, easy to play and just boring and lame. I’m also sick and tired of them adding more and more Pokemon to the games… Only for them to be shite and pointless items! I don’t mind when it adds to stuff that works, AKA the Alohan forms as well as Eeveelutions, but I’m sick of Pokemon such as a bunch of keys or an ice cream. Come on guys, sort it out!

11. WHAT GAME IS CURRENTLY YOUR FAVOURITE?

Persona 5 for sure! I’m still on my second play through and trying to make it 100%! I’m also playing Persona 4: Golden at the same time… Which reminds me, I need to continue playing it! πŸ˜›

12. FAVOURITE VIDEO GAME GENRE?

I don’t know to be honest… I’m really loving JRPGs (Japanese role playing games) at the moment and I want to get more! I love games where I can relax whilst I play them too, such as Sims 4, Animal Crossing as well as Cooking Mama. It depends on my mood really!

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13. FAVOURITE VIDEO GAME CHARACTER?

Oh man it has to be Akira/Joker from Persona 5. He’s such and awesome and loveable character. He’s been through shit and still acts normal and not hating the world for what has happened. I love that he hasn’t rebelled or acted like a dick.

Also how can I forget Princess Kenny?! Not a massive video game character, more of a TV show character but fuck it, she was in a game and she was bloody fabulous! πŸ˜›

14. WHICH VIDEO GAME CHARACTER DO YOU HATE MOST?

I had to ask Dane for help on this as I couldn’t think of anyone for AGES! The only person either of us could come up with was Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher 3. I just don’t like the sound of his voice and urgh! Dane used to play this LOADS at one point and I hated whenever the character spoke. I can’t say I hate him, but I can’t think of anyone else…

15. WHAT NEW GAME YOU ARE MOST EXCITED FOR?

I can’t think of any games I’m really arsed about right now… Apart from the new Persona dance games that are due out this year in Japan and maybe 2019 in the UK. I know I’m excited for a couple of games but meh they haven’t announced a date for some of them yet so sadly my hype and excitement for them can’t start just yet… Sad times!

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16. FAVOURITE VIDEO GAME COMPANY/DEVELOPER?

I’ve always loved everything that Quantic Dream have released, especially Heavy Rain! I know everyone went mad for it but I’d played Fahrenheit beforehand so I was excited for Heavy Rain leading up to its released. I’m excited for Detroit: Become Human but there isn’t a release date yet. WHICH SUCKS!

17. WHAT GAMING SYSTEMS DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE?

I own many, but my most up to date one is my PlayStation 4. Alongside that I have my SNES, GameCube, PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and a PlayStation 3. I also have variousΒ  handhelds including a GameBoy, GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advance, Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo 2DS and PS Vita.

18. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN GAMING?

Since I can remember! Probably since the age of 5 or 6 when I was first given my SNES and my GameBoy.

19. HOW LONG WAS YOUR LONGEST GAMING SESSION?

Probably 12 hours… If there has been a longer gaming session then fuck knows when it was! When me and Dane first got together we would spend Sunday’s playing Minecraft for as long as possible before either of us went back home. I don’t play games as much as I used to and only tend to for long periods of time is if 1. Dane is away for work and I’m bored and 2. I’m obsessed with a game and Dane is happy doing his own thing for a very long time.

20. WHAT GAME HAVE YOU CLOCKED THE MOST TIME ON?

Definitely Persona 5! I’m currently on something stupid like 200-300 hours of game play! I am on my second play through however and near the end of it… I intend to play it again as well so that I can get all the trophies on it. πŸ˜› I’m pretty cure I have more hours on games such as Heavy Rain and any of the LEGO games I own due to wanting to get to 100% and all the trophies.

So that is The Gamer Tag! I do apologise for talking loads about Persona 5, but I swear that game has kind of changed my life… Gamer wise anyway! I’ve not loved something so much since I discovered Pokemon, lipstick and katsu curry!

Will you be giving The Gamer Tag a go if you’re a blogger? Make sure to link me to your answers and posts down below or over at my Twitter handle (@maybeecoffee).

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’re having a lovely week!

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Gamer Confessions Tag

Good afternoon all, I hope you’re well! Wow I don’t usually start blog posts that way but I’m feeling something different today. πŸ˜›

This post has been scheduled and at this moment in time I’m watching Dirty Sanchez series 2 on Dane’s old (and I mean OLD) MacBook and it’s snowing outside. You wouldn’t think we’re almost at the end of January would you? πŸ˜›

I found this gamer tag by Michelle over on her blog A Geek Girl’s Guide and with the amount of gaming I do I thought it would be fun to have a go myself!

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1. A game everyone loves that you can’t stand

Rocket League. I fucking hate that game and it’s for one reason… I’m really bad at it. Like atrociously bad. I can’t play it for toffee and I’ve tried over and over again and I just can’t get into it whatsoever. It reminds me of football games and they’re always rubbish. πŸ˜›

2. A game that you love, but no one else seems to

Probably both the DJ Hero games. πŸ˜› I’ve always been into club music due to my brother being a DJ when I was growing up. I remember buying the first game with the turntable and I played that game nonstop on my PS3 until I completed it. Then when DJ Hero 2 came out I was on it straight away. I’d love to play it again but meh I don’t think I can be arsed. πŸ˜›

3. An older game you haven’t finished, and probably never will

Tomb Raider 2… Even though I REALLY want to because I loved that game growing up! Someone messed up one of my saves on it and I was beyond gutted. I’d got to about level 7 on there and there’s a point where if she falls she just dies. You can’t grab or fuck all, she just drops to her death. Some arsehole saved the game on that and I was distraught at the time. I went back to it last year to continue but never did. I think I played the first level with Dane and that was about it.

4. A guilty pleasure game

I want to say Minecraft or Sims 4 as they’re both such relaxing games (until you set your Sims house on fire or you’re stuck in a mine with a bunch of creepers!) and you can really get lost in them for hours on end. In all fairness though it’s probably going to be Persona 5 as I can just sit and play it over and over again. πŸ˜›

5. A game you really love but haven’t played in a long time

Probably one of the Pokemon games or even a Lego game. I loved the Lego The Hobbit game but I haven’t played it for AGES and I would love to, but it’s on my PS3. I wish I could put it on my PS4 to play instead. 😦

6. A game you never play seriously but others do

Oh man I don’t know… I never play games seriously to be honest! πŸ˜› Probably something like Sims 4 and maybe Minecraft too!

7. A game you completed but hated it by the end

Life is Strange: Beyond The Storm. I was interested by the storyline and to find out more about Chloe and Rachel Amber but fuck me by the end of it I was glad it only lasted 3 episodes as they both pissed me off so much. The way they designed Rachel Amber got me the most. A spoilt brat who walks like a man (not that this is a problem it just didn’t suit her whatsoever!) and uses Chloe as much as possible. Then there’s Chloe… Don’t even get me started on Chloe. I was disappointed by the game as I feel they made the girls like that on purpose and if that’s the case they did an amazing job at pissing people off. I just love Max to be honest.

8. A game you thought you’d enjoy, but didn’t

Lego Worlds. Me and Dane were so excited to pick this up as we thought it would be like Minecraft but with Lego. We love the Lego games so why would this be any different? Sadly it was and in that same instance it was awful. It felt more like you had to run around a glitchy world trying to collect as many Lego series as possible. That isn’t what it was advertised to be and due to that it was a massive disappointment.

9. A game you didn’t think was for you, and then loved

Oh man it has to be Persona 5! I had heard nothing but awesome things about it before it came out and I mentioned it time and time again to Dane to see what he thought. He’d say, “I don’t think it’s your thing Nat. It’s like the Final Fantasy games.” and sadly I can’t stand them. I hate the game play so much. So I ummed and ahhed about Persona 5 for ages and the day it came out I went to buy it from Amazon but it was sold out. A week later I found it in my local Argos and picked it up. I fell in love with the story as well as the game play and it has now gone up as one of my favourite games of ALL TIME. πŸ˜€

10. A game you are still excited for that hasn’t come out yet

I’m already excited for the Persona 5: Dancing Star Night to be perfectly honest! It comes out in Japan in May this year so I don’t know when we’ll get it. If it’s anything like Persona 5 was we’ll probably have it December… I CANNOT WAIT THAT LONG! :O

Another other games I’m excited for though? A Way Out looks like loads of fun and is one me and Dane would get to play together! That comes out late March. I’m SUPER excited for Detroit: Become Human but as of yet it doesn’t have a confirmed release date, which I’m gutted about as I feel like myself and others have been waiting years for this game now. 😦

So that is all the questions and my answers for the Gamer Confessions Tag!

If you want to know what Michelle’s answers were I’ll link her Gamer Confessions Tag post here.

If you fancy giving this tag a go THEN GO FOR IT! Make sure to let me know so I can read your answers, as well as letting Michelle know too!

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’re having a lovely day.

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like A… CHRISTMAS TAG!

With every season and special event(s) that arise around them, a tag post will always be flying around and if there isn’t, I always find one. I love taking part in tag posts and especially love reading peoples answers on them! I just feel like it helps you find out more things about a blogger, whether they’ve been around for years, or just starting out. It’s also a great way to share fellow bloggers websites and Twitter handles out there on the World Wide Blogging Web!

Before the weekend Sarah over at Raiin Monkey tagged me as well as some of my gorgeous fellow geeky bloggers to take part in the Christmas tag (you can read her answers here!)

AND since it snowed in Birmingham before the weekend, I’ll be using my own snow pictures for this post! πŸ˜€

1. Do you start your Christmas shopping on Black Friday or wait until last minute?

I get my Christmas shopping done WAYYYY before Black Friday! I try and get it started at the start of November so that I don’t have to do the rustle and bustle of Christmas shopping at the end of November an on wards. My family have always left Christmas shopping until the last minute and I always hated that. My dad is terrible for it and literally a week before Christmas he’ll be buying stuff and wonder why everything is sold out! xD

2. If you could be in any Christmas movie, what would it be?

Home Alone for sure! That’s my favourite Christmas film and I’d love to play one of the bad characters. πŸ˜› OR star as like a character is a jokey Star Wars Christmas was made. πŸ˜›

3. Which do you like better: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

I like both to be honest for different reasons. I like Christmas Eve because it’s that little excitement for Christmas and you get the buzz! I also love Christmas Day because although I’m excited to receive my own gifts, I just love seeing people’s faces (especially Dane’s) when they open their gifts from me. That’s my favourite part to be honest. I see Christmas as a way to thank people for being there for me throughout the year.

4. When does your family (or you) put up your Christmas tree and who decorates it?

Me and Dane put our tree up on the 1st December and we both decorate it together. I think it’s going to become a thing where we take it in turns to put the tree up, but we’ll decorate it together. I put it up this year and making a tree look plump and fluffy is one of the hardest things to be honest! Dane had to finish it off for me, as apparently our tree was looking bald down below. xD

5. White lights or coloured lights?

I like both to be honest, but we have coloured lights for Christmas, which we haven’t even switched on yet this past week and a bit!

6. Are you guilty of peeking at your presents or do you like the surprise?

I can’t help but have a peek to be honest… I’m always curious what I’ve been bought I suppose. I’ve had a peek in my bag of gifts from Dane, as he has with his gifts from me but I want a surprise. I love surprises! πŸ˜›

7. Would you rather live in a gingerbread house or in Santa’s workshop?

If the gingerbread house constantly smelt of gingerbread, then Santa’s workshop. HOWEVER if the house didn’t smell like that, then the gingerbread house. πŸ˜› Not going to lie, I actually really love that question. πŸ˜›

8. Tell us your Christmas Eve traditions!

As our first Christmas was last year, I don’t actually know if we’ve fully made any yet. We watched Sausage Party last year and ordered a curry. I wouldn’t want to make having a takeaway a tradition to be honest. Just cuddling and watching Christmas films, or new films would be nice. I want to try and cook us something really nice this Christmas Eve. I’m thinking of getting some nibbly party food for me and Dane to have.

9. If you could be under the mistletoe with anyone who would it be?

Definitely Dane. πŸ™‚

10. What tops your Christmas tree?

We have a blue star, although I keep meaning to bring the angel that I used to top my tree with at home.

11. Can you name the 12 days of Christmas?

A Partridge in a pear tree

2 white doves

I can’t actually think what the rest of the song is! I am awful at this! xD

A funny story though, me and my cousin one Christmas Eve we were watching TV and came up with a rude 12 days of Christmas. I won’t write it here, but I am legit texting it to her now! *many moments later* Okay I did it. πŸ˜›

12. Have you ever gone Christmas caroling?

I was about to write no, but I actually did once when I was at school! I was part of the choir when I was in secondary school and we were taken to an old people’s home to sing to them one Christmas. It was lovely to be honest and I was gutted that it was never done again. 😦

13. Do you countdown to Christmas? If so, how many days left?

I can’t help but countdown to be honest! Whether it’s hearing it on the radio, reading about it on social media, or just events coming up so quickly you forget where the time has gone. Currently it is just under 2 weeks until Christmas. DAYUM!

14. What are some foods and treats you can count on having every holiday season?

I’m not sure to be honest, probably just the usual stuff. I always try and get a chocolate cake, especially one that contains salted caramel! You can never go wrong with that sort of stuff. πŸ˜› OH and chocolate truffles! Oh man, I want to go to Aldi now to buy yummy goodies ready for Christmas! xD

15. How has Christmas kept its magic for you as you’ve grown older?

To be honest I haven’t always had the “Christmas magic” that many people have, purely because of always being made to feel let down over the years, not just by family, but mostly by my friends. Christmas is a time of being happy and celebration, but it’s also a time of people being selfish, as well as being sad. I think since meeting Dane in 2013 my Christmases have gotten better and better! We always do nice things together, as well as with our friends and families and it’s lovely. I wouldn’t say I have any Christmas magic, I just use it as a time to appreciate the people in my life more and more each year. You know? πŸ™‚

So those are my answers on the Christmas tag!

A massive thank you to Sarah for tagging me because before she had, I had forgotten all about doing a tag this year.

I tag EVERYONE who reads this post to take part and do it themselves!

I hope you all have a lovely week though and until next time, take care.

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Halloween Tag 2017

I swear if Sarah over at Raiin-Monkey had a super power it would be to read minds, as she certainly read mine recently! A few days ago she tagged me to take part in the Halloween tag that she’d recently done herself. I wanted to have a go at a Halloween tag again this year, so I thought HELL YEAH I’LL DO THAT! πŸ˜› You can read Sarah’s answers on her post here.

It’s officially Halloween today and although I didn’t go out for Halloween this year, I’m staying in on my own watching some horror movies and giving out sweeties to trick or treaters. Me and Dane have decorated the house this year for the first time and it certainly won’t be the last!

So without further ado let’s get onto the tag questions!

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(1) What’s your favourite horror or Halloween-themed song?

If anything probably “Thriller” by Michael Jackson as I just always remember it being on during nights out, as well as on a radio show I used to listen to when I was younger (KERRANG! RADIO’s Tim Shaw’s Asylum was my holy grail growing up!). Can “Dragula” by Rob Zombie count as well? πŸ˜›

(2) Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or abandoned building.

The Alien! It’s definitely one of the things that still gives me nightmares to this days. If I ever watch the Alien movies I am guaranteed to not sleep for a week.

(3) Have you ever played with a Ouija Board?

Never and I don’t intend to either… I remember when me and my cousins were younger we discussed the idea but it never happened, thank God.

(4) Favourite horror monster or villain?

Ooo I don’t know really to be honest… I legit have had to Google because I can’t think of any! xD Seth Brundle from The Fly came up on a list I found and he’s not my favourite, but he’s one of the creepiest for sure. Jigsaw from the Saw films is always a good choice too! I didn’t really class it as a horror (but some people do) but Annie Wilkes from Misery would probably be my favourite to be honest!

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(5) What’s the creepiest thing that’s ever happened while you were alone?

Years ago not long after my aunt died and before her funeral our house didn’t feel quite right. It was freezing cold whatever room I was in, doors were creaking open and slamming shut on their own and something just felt off. It was after the funeral that all these things stopped and it wasn’t as cold in each room anymore. I’m sure it’s nothing to do with ghosts etc, but it was definitely odd at the time.

(6) If you were dared to spend the night in a ‘haunted house’, would you do it?

Fuck no! I like my sleep. πŸ˜›

(7) Are you superstitious?

I am sometimes, it depends really. I believe that bad things come in threes, I don’t cross people on stairs (in a house mainly), groups of black crows make me think about death being on the way and so many more things I could think of!

(8) Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?

I probably have when I’ve felt anxious or paranoid but otherwise not really…

(9) Which urban legend scares you the most?

I don’t really have any in all honesty… At least none I can think of anyway. If anything has ever creeped me out it’s probably been like creepy shit Dane has told me he’s read about on Reddit.

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(10) Do you prefer gore or thrillers?

Thrillers usually to be honest. Gore is good, but I love a good thrill. πŸ˜‰

(11) Do you believe in multiple dimensions or worlds?

Not really to be honest… I like to just focus on one dimension and world at a time. πŸ˜›

(12) Ever made a potion of any sort?

No, although I remember looking at the articles in Mizz magazine as a teenager and remembering all the jokey sort of potions you could do! I remember trying one where you would pull a hair from your head, write the name down of the boy you wanted to have fall in love with you, put them both in an envelope and say some words on it and it would “come true”… NAHHHH IT NEVER CAME TRUE!

(13) Do you get scared easily?

Oh God yes! I have anxiety so I get uptight, worried and scared over silly little things.

(14) Have you ever played Bloody Mary?

Never… What is it? *Googles* NAHHHH NOT DOING THAT! xD

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(15) Do you believe in demons/the devil?

I don’t know to be honest… I don’t think I do really.

(16) You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?

Scream and probably die of a heart attack. πŸ˜› Nah I joke! I’d probably freeze wherever I am in the house, listen a little more and then maybe go and check it out… Probably stop off at the kitchen on the way and grab the biggest knife I own. πŸ˜›

(17) If you got trapped in one scary movie, which would you choose?

Erm I’m not sure… I said Saw but no way would I want to be in that franchise! xD I’d want to be in Scary Movie because it’s all jokes. πŸ˜›

(18) If you could only wear one Halloween costume for the rest of your life, what would you be?

Definitely Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange! It’s by far been my favourite Halloween costume of all time! πŸ˜›

(19) Would you ever go to a graveyard at night?

No and not because I’d be frightened as to what could happen, but more because that’s just gothic and creepy! πŸ˜›

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(20) In a zombie apocalypse, what is your weapon of choice?

I was going to say a baseball bat, but I don’t have one of those to hand… So I’d probably grab one of our bass guitars or my camera tripod.

(21) Would you rather go to a Halloween party or go trick or treating?

Definitely a Halloween party! I only ever went trick or treating once as a kid and I hated it to be honest, purely for the fact I felt like I was being so cheeky asking for sweets from a stranger. If me and Dane ever have a kid/children I’d want to hold an awesome Halloween party for them and their friends and hold a competition for the best costume etc. I love Halloween!

(22) You’re in a horror movie. Are you the final girl, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?

Ooo I love villains so I’d definitely want to be the killer! πŸ˜›

(23) Do you have to watch something happy after watching a horror movie so you can go to sleep?

Not really, unless it’s an Alien movie. Then I need to watch puppy videos… Lots of puppy videos! πŸ˜›

(24) Whilst watching scary movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, the person with their eyes covered the whole time, or the person who falls asleep?

Oh I am for sure the one who yells at the characters! Watching the last couple of episodes of Stranger Things season 2 I just kept screaming at the characters! It was making Dane laugh loads. πŸ˜›

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(25) Are you the one who gets scared, or the one who does the scaring?

I’m more so the one who gets scared, but depending on the situation I can do the scaring too. πŸ˜›

(26) Favourite scary book?

I can’t say I’ve ever read a scary book…

(27) How old were you when you saw your first horror movie?

HA! I was 6 years old funnily enough. I remember waking up due to noise downstairs so ventured down to see what was happening. My parents had the original Alien film on and my mom said, “come sit and watch this, it’s ever so funny!” and thinking it would be I sat, watched and waited for the funny moment to come on. She was referring to the chest bursting scene, which scared the crap out of me! I didn’t sleep for a week and since then whenever I watch Alien movies I don’t sleep properly and get night terrors. My mom scarred me! πŸ˜›

(28) What was your first Halloween costume?

Probably a bat, I loved them growing up. πŸ˜›

(29) What are you going to be for Halloween this year?

A disgusting late twenties mess of a coach potato. πŸ˜›

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(30) If you could have a spooky Halloween pet (black cat, owl, bat, rat, wolf), what would you pick?

Oh my if I could have a wolf I would love it! A bat would also be amazing to be honest. I’d feel like some sort of evil villain with those two by my side. πŸ˜›

So that’s the Halloween tag! I have to be honest I really enjoyed doing this one as there were loads of questions that I’ve never answered before!

A massive thank you to Sarah for tagging me to take part in the tag, I really needed to do something like this to give me that nudge to do work on my blog. My mental health hasn’t been too great the past week so it’s been lovely to have this as a way to encourage me slowly back into writing on here.

I tag everyone who reads this tag post to have a go yourself.

Until next time, take care all and have a spooky Halloween!

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