Get To Know Me…

Get To Know Me TAG


There’s always a jolly feeling about Fridays, I love it – if only that could be bottled and sprinkled on some of the other days it would be bliss 😉 So the weekend is here, what are your plans? I’m (hoping) to dust off the barbecue and bask in the glorious sunshine – under my parasol of course! hehe Keeping fingers and toes crossed that this glorious flip-flop weather continues chums ❤

However onto today’s shenanigans… a huuuuge thank you to our lovely Laura over at Polka Dot Teapot for nominating me to take part in this fun questionnaire/tag. It’s been many moons since I’ve tackled one of these, so to get back to what feels like retro blogging I thought I’d give it a go. Why not eh? I’ve also nominated a few special blog buddies of my own to take part 😉


What is your middle name?



What was your favourite subject at school?

English Literature. I had the most loveliest teacher who was both smart and funny – plus, we got to read books for most of the class. What could be a better way to pass an hour?!


What is your favourite drink?

Overall Coca Cola, however if I’m indulging in a little tipple I’d most certainly opt for West Coast Cooler, which is a very yummy fruit flavoured spritzer!


What is your favourite song at the moment?

I’m shocking when it comes to keeping up with music trends, though the artists I listen to most would be Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Ray & Taylor Swift. Love a catchy wee tune to warble along too.


What’s your favourite food?

I looooove Chinese. Noodles with veg are most definitely my thing!


 What is the last thing you bought?

A pack of heavy duty kitchen rolls. Yes, my spending habits are that exciting.


Favourite book of all time?

Oooh this changes so often but I reckon pretty much anything from Marian Keyes – in fact I’ve just finished Under The Duvet and it was fantastic!! Hilarious!! She’s the only author that can make me laugh and cry all in one chapter.


What is your favourite colour?

Although I keep *trying* to convince myself it’s ‘raspberry’ I notice that pretty much everything I buy is white or neutral. I’m clearly colour confuddled.


Do you any pets?

 A beagle boy called Toby, a Tuxedo moggy called Gomez and a Mainecoon kitten called Boris!


Favourite perfume?

Has to be DKNY. Beautiful, fresh and very distinctive.


Favourite holiday?

I find that really hard to narrow down as every holiday I’ve been on has been special for different reasons. However I’ve whittled it down to a few:

Portrush: This is where we went as children every year with mum & dad. So many happy memories with my siblings… just a regular seaside town with amusements & souvenir shops, but as kids we thought it was amazing.

Disneyland Paris: Again another family holiday & the first time my gran travelled on a plane. Paris was freezing cold & eye-wateringly overpriced but it was worth it for the experience.

Ibiza: My first ‘girls only’ holiday. Needless to say we stayed away from the notorious San Antonio. A whole week of feeling totally chilled out, shopping at hippy markets & enjoying cocktails on the beach. Amazing.

The Lake District: Our honeymoon spot. The sun shone for all 7 days we were there and only started to rain when we were getting ready to drive back home! What a week sight seeing in gorgeous rural England.


Are you married?

Yep, and very happily at that too 😀


Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?

Just a few times on holiday, otherwise I’m a home bird.


Do you speak any other language?

A teeny bit of French… but that’s dating back to GCSE so it’s beyond rusty now.


How many siblings do you have?

I’ve two fantastic brothers (Curtis & Kirk) and my lovely little sis Leah!


What is your favourite shop?

Boots. Or pretty much anywhere that sells makeup for me to gawp at for a few hours.


Favourite restaurant?

Blue Chicago. It’s a rather funky American diner that sells the yummiest burgers and an awesome choccie fudge cake!


When was the last time you cried?

This afternoon… I tend to hit low points and get so fed up trying to cope with chronic pain and how life altering it’s been. It’s tiring and wears you out every single day in so many ways.


Favourite blog?

There’s just too many –call me a whimp but I just can’t choose. You’re all amazing!!! 😀


Favourite movie?

Sex And The City – I NEVER get tired of catching up with the gals!


Favourite TV Shows?

I’ve such a bizarre eclectic mix but… The Undateables, Ghost Hunters, Street Outlaws & Keeping Up With The Kardashians (don’t judge… it’s my guilty pleasure!) and Canal Journeys. Yep, I’m being totally serious.


PC or MAC?

I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’d love a MAC!


What phone do you have?

Wait for it…. An Apple iPhone 4. Yes I’m one of the few still using them but it works like a charm and I’m oddly attached to it. That little phone has been through a lot with me!


How tall are you?

5ft 11” bare foot


Can you cook?



Thanks again to the lovely Laura over at Polka Dot Teapot! My nominee’s are:

Traci Ann Loves

Galit – Coffee n Notes

Emma – Puddleside Musings

Icy Sedgwick

Anne – Doves & Roses

Jo – Pores For Thought

Rachael – Helpless Whilst Drying

Chanelle Hayley

Sangeetha – Lifestyle Bites 3

Country Girl Em

& YOU!!!

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Just to be clear there’s absolutely no pressure whatsoever ladies – in fact for me, this was just a breath of fresh air & fun as it’s been soooo long since I’ve published anything like this! So if the Get To Know Me Tag sounds like your kinda thing then why not give it a go. We’d love to check it out!

Wishing y’all a fun filled weekend & I’ll see you all Sunday for a quick catch up 🙂

Cheerio Chums…

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51 thoughts on “Get To Know Me…

  1. Aww, what a joy to learn more about you. We are similar in soooo many ways! Apart from I’m a lousy cook… And I’m short…really short (5’3!)

    Have a wonderful Friday, my friend. The holidays have started here and I’m already tearing my hair out! 😳 (it’s been two days… TWO DAYS!!!)


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    • You’re a wee tote at 5′ 3 Amanda!!!!!!! hehe One inch smaller than my mum, though my dad is 6ft 7″!!! Having said that my mum always said that the best things comes in small packages lol lol
      Ohhhhh noooo… hang in there huni!!! TWO day lol I’ve had *almost* a month of it so far… 9 blooming weeks off is what they get here, it’s craaaazy!!! Feeling your pain, have now lost count of the grey hairs *sigh* hehe XXX


  2. Loved reading this Karen and thanks a bunch for the nomination! I love Ellie Goulding too and I’m a huge fan of The Undateables ❤ Blue Chicago sounds yummy and even though I don’t drink so does West Coast Cooler 😉 enjoy your weekend gorgeous lady xx

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  3. So fun to read. And I’m tagged again! I’ve been tagged in a few different things recently. I must gather them together into a post 🙂
    You’re much taller than I thought! I don’t know, maybe being a shortie myself – 5’4″ and I’m the tallest of four women in my family – I just assume that everyone on the internet is also short! xD Haha, oh, how is little Boris doing? Seeing pictures of him when you got him, I was only just able to resist going out and getting another cat! My mom kept telling me the four we’re already feeding is enough though and that once I move out she’s still stuck with them.

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    • Well, I simply had to give you a shout out misses as my fav crafty blogger 😀 hehe!!
      Awwh you’re the same height as my mum Emma, wow can’t believe you’re the tallest hehe Isn’t it odd that I’m the opposite as assume everyone is looming up in the clouds with me lol
      Little Borris is doing very well, super playful, cheeky and making his place as the fluffy little man of the house! I shall pop an updated post of him very soon 😀 Awwh your wee mum has such a kind heart, being an adoptive mama to all those kitties – I guess though she’s right with being lumbered with them all once you’ve flown the nest!! 😀 Mind you a new kitten is soooo flippin hard to resist huni hehe XXXX

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      • Well I’ll be looking forward to that post! I can’t resist cute kitten pictures after all xD
        If I had any sense I’d stay away from cats and stop trying tempt them into the house with trails of treats but it appears I don’t have any sense so I guess I just have a lifetime left of allergies! But ya, when I see adorable kittens I just want to cuddle them so bad, regardless of the consequences!

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      • Awwwh you’re a beagle mama too!!! How lovely, aren’t they just the cutest?! Sending lots of love to Dexter, I’m sure both him and Toby would have fun together – I’ll pop a pic on Insta of Toby so you can see him 🙂 XXX

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    • You’re so welcome Rachael!! 🙂 Ooh I had no idea you where that tall too… and yes it’s a bit of a nuisance not uite making the 6ft mark lol 😀
      It is exactly how it sounds… holidays on a canal boat just gliding through the country side, literally the most relaxing thing I’ve seen! Seems a little old fashioned but I LOVE the idea of it hehe ❤ XXXX

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    • Oooh you’ve tried them too?! Wow, I think you’re the first blogger I’ve met that knows them – aren’t they gorgeous 😀 Awwh thank you,I hope so too huni! How are you keeping this weather? Are you well? XXXXX

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      • I’m doing well Karen. Happily on the mend post-op. I’m lucky that the chronic pain is now a fading memory. Bearing in mind I’m on the North-west coast (kinda) West Coast Coolers are a local thing for me. An old friend’s favourite tipple when we were young. All this talk is making me want one now!! xox

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      • Glad to hear it lovely – and even better to know you’re on the road to recovery and that your chronic pain is a thing of the past *woo hoo* Are you on the North West coast?!?!?!? HOW did I miss that?!? Oooh that’s so lovely to know there’s someone else nearer to home 😀 hehe Oh I know, I’d love one now too – they’re so refreshing 🙂 XXX


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