Week #20 | Top 10 favourite films

Part of the 52 Week Blog Challenge


I don’t have particularly eclectic taste in films. Usually I like things that will make me laugh or help me relax after a long day. I’m particularly fond of beloved childhood films but occasionally I will find an off-the-wall piece of cinema that really appeals to me. With special mentions to: Moon Child, Disney’s Hercules and Mulan, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Santa Claus: The Movie (not the Tim Allen one), Les Diaboliques and The Mummy (Fraser, not 2017 Cruise)…

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…here are my current Top 10 Favourite Films… Continue reading

Week #19 | My quirky habits

Part of the 52 Week Blog Challenge


This title from the blog challenge was originally ‘My OCD habits’, but I changed it as I don’t actually have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. OCD is a real condition and you can find out more about it here.

In the spirit of the question, I’ve listed a couple of my ‘charming quirks’… you know the type of thing; the ones that really annoy the people around you when they experience them every day.


Knives and forks

I’m aware imageit’s stupid, but I like to eat dinner with a particular knife and fork set. This is purely because they fit comfortably in my hands and the knife cuts better than the others in the drawer. Yet it has become a habit everyone in my family knows about and has indulged over the years. It’s entirely possible for me to eat with other sets, but even my partner knows the ‘skinny fork, fat knife’ rule. The pictured pair belong to my parents, who were completely unsurprised to find I’d commandeered a few sets of them when I moved out. Continue reading

Week #17 | My biggest fears

Part of the 52 Week Blog Challenge


I have two big fears. Spiders, which is pretty usual, and people with entirely black eyes – especially if those people happen to be young girls.


Arachnophobia

cute-green-spiderA fear of spiders is pretty commonplace, but I do remember a time when I wasn’t afraid of them. Until age five, I would quite happily catch them for my mother and sister and put them outside. At some point growing up, this changed. I believe wholeheartedly that my arachnophobia is a learned behaviour, given that both my mother and older sister are afraid of spiders; however, my brother did hide plastic spiders in my bed and throw them at me, so perhaps it developed naturally after all. Continue reading

Week #16 | My favourite fashion accessory

Part of the 52 Week Blog Challenge


Hat photoFashion is not really my thing. I’m not known for keeping up with the latest outfits or even knowing half the designers in London Fashion Week. But…

I really love hats.

I own surprisingly few of them, considering they make me so happy; the reason for this is that I’m always losing them. I can never resist trying them on whenever I pass that section in shops and I don’t even care if they make me look stupid (which they often do).

Week #13 | My favourite month

Part of the 52 Week Blog Challenge


October

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From the colours of falling leaves, to the mist of crisp and bitter mornings, my affection for autumn is at its highest in October. This is the month of Dragon Days** and pumpkin carving, of long dog walks in parks, finished with cuddling up by the fire with a book. Continue reading

Week #12 | Social Media Phenomenon

Part of the 52 Week Blog Challenge


SS3I rarely pay attention or join in with social media phenomenons. The only one I can actually remember taking part in was the Ice Bucket Challenge, which I did for charity (as did we all). Yet, as that was so long ago, I don’t really know what to write for this blog post.

I can think of nothing interesting to say about SMPs that hasn’t been said before so I’m going to cheat. Instead, I’m going to promote my favourite comic (as it is shared via social media and I believe should become a phenomenon because I find her so funny and relevant to my life in general). Continue reading