20 things I’ve learnt in 20 years 

Seeing as this week is my 6 month unbirthday I decided to think about how much has changed over my life and what I have learnt from it. I thought I would make a list of 20 things that, through one way or another, I have learnt in the past 20 years MGYW2128 (1).jpg

  1. proper preparation prevents piss poor performance
  2. eat that chocolate bar and don’t you dare feel guilty about it
  3. ignoring a problem does not fix it
  4. make time for family no matter what else you’ve got going on in your life
  5. jealousy is dangerous
  6. a cup of tea won’t make everything better but it’s a bloody good place to start
  7. sometimes all you need is a bit of fresh air
  8. not all boys suck but those that do are not worth your time
  9. pick up your phone and call your friends occasionally (don’t just send a text)
  10. don’t let anyone tell you you can’t
  11. get changed everyday (even if it is just into another pair of pyjamas)
  12. gratitude is so important
  13. failure isn’t the falling over it’s the not getting back up again
  14. walk into every room with a smile
  15. stroke as many dogs as you can
  16. if you want something go out and earn it or save for it
  17. accept that not everyone has the same views as you and that’s not a bad thing
  18. you’re never to old for anything
  19. you can never say I love you too many times
  20. you’re not perfect and that is okay!

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50 questions you’ve never been asked

Hello lovelies, how are you today? I was tagged by the beautiful Gemma (@gmmlsknny) from lipsticksoul.com to do the 50 questions you’ve never been asked tag! I absolutely loved her answers and you should definitely go and check them out here! Enough rambling from me, here are my answers and I tag you all to answer them!
1. What is your favourite candle scent?
The white company have a candle called winter which literally smells like christmas so I love that one but otherwise I love vanilla or fresh cotton kind of smells

2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?
I love Jessica Alba’s style and her hair so I would chose her simply so I could steal her clothes! Plus if that meant I looked vaguely like her I wouldn’t complain

3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother?
I feel like Ed Sheeran would be a really great brother for some reason plus he could teach me to play the guitar

4. How old do you think you’ll be when you get married?

I love weddings so much! Ummmm probably around 25/26 when I actually have my life a bit more together

5. Do you know a hoarder?
Not an excessive compulsive one but me and my mum are definitely the type of people that even if it has the tiniest bit of sentimental value we can’t throw it away!

6. Can you do the splits?
I wish! I tried to train myself but it takes something like a year of stretching everyday and I am way too impatient for that

7. How old were you when you learned to ride a bike?
I think about 5/6?

8. How many Oceans have you swam in?
*googles the different oceans* maybe 3?

9. How many countries have you visited?
around 15 I think, my favourite definitely being Costa Rica or Canada!

10. Is anyone in your family in the army?
One of my uncles is

11. What would you name your daughter if you had one?
Freya (absolutely love that name)

12. What would you name your son if you had one?
This is harder but maybe Harry or Alfie (anything ending in an ‘e’ noise)
13. What’s the worst grade you’ve got in a test?
D I think
14. What was your favourite TV show as a kid?
Zoey 101 (I always wanted one of those cool slide phones they got and the scooters)
15. What did you dress up as for Halloween when you were 8?
A Disney princess of some sorts, I think it might have been snow white

 

16. Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?
I’ve read one of each of them, I need to start reading more if I’m honest!

17. Would you rather have an American or a British accent?
British!

 

18. Did your Mother go to University?
She went to Manchester university to study business
19. Are your grandparents still married?
They are on my dads side but not on my mums side
20. Have you ever taken Kerate lessons?
I wish! I don’t think I’d be coordinated enough for it though!

 

21. Do you know who Kermit the frog is?
Of course *sips tea*

22. What was the first amusement park you went to?
Probably legoland

23. What language beside your native language would you like to be fluent in?
Italian or Spanish, I think they both sound really beautiful
24. Do you spell the colour as grey or gray?
Grey

25. Is your father bald?
He’s not, he actually takes a worrying amount of pride in his hair!

26. Do you know any triplets?
I know lots and lots of twins but no triplets

27. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?
Titanic! It’s one of my all time favourite films

28. Have you ever had Indian food?
I adore curry so I’ve had that type of Indian food but I’m not great with spice

29. What’s the name of your favourite restaurant?
Ping Pong (they make the best Dim Sum ever!)

30. Have you ever been to Nandos?
I think I went about 4 times in one week once!

31. Do you belong to and warehouse stores? (Costco, Bookers etc)
If I’m honest I didn’t actually know they existed until around last year and now I am desperate to go to one to see what the hype is all about!

32. What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?
I’ve never actually asked them this but my brother is called Ben so something that goes with that I guess haha

33. If you have a nickname, what is it?
Technically Em is a nickname, I’m actually Emma Jane or Emma but I just prefer being called Em

34. Who is your favourite person in the world?
My boyfriend Dan

35. Would you rather live in the countryside or the city?
This is a hard one. I love the peacefulness of the countryside but I think I would get bored to easily so probably a city that had a big park

36. Can you whistle?

Just about but its nothing impressive

37. Do you sleep with a night light?
I used to but now I can only really get to sleep if its pitch black in my room

38. Do you eat breakfast every morning?
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day (I’m eating it now)

39. What medical conditions do you have?
I have very low blood pressure so I get faint very very easily

40. How many times have you been to hospital?
Too many times! I was a very clumsy child (still am) so I was always injuring myself somehow!

41. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?
Lots of times! I’ve seen all of the Pixar films I do believe

42. Where do you buy your jeans?
Usually Topshop but now I’ve become between sizes there so I am looking for somewhere new if anyone has any suggestions!

43. What was the last compliment you got?
I got told I was a good driver which is always nice to hear!

44. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?

I do for about half an hour and then I am clueless unless I write them down

45. What flavour tea do you enjoy?
A good old english breakfast cup of tea! I do like fruit teas as well though (especially Whittard’s cranberry and raspberry tea that’s incredible)

46. How many pairs of shoes do you currently own?
I would say around 15 but I probably only wear about 5 of them (I need to have a clear out)

47. What religion will you raise your children to practice?
Whatever religion they want to practice (or none if they don’t want to)

48. How old were you when you found out Santa wasn’t real?

I was around 10 when I heard the rumours but it really hit home when I was about 12 and my younger step bother was about 6 and my dad turned and said remember to keep pretending Santa is real for the sake of Lewis. That was a hard christmas haha

49. Why do you have a blog?
I get bored very easily and need something to keep me occupied and blogging felt like a really good option! Plus its a great way to meet new people and actually feel a part of something

50. Name 5 of your favourite albums ever
(question 50 was missing, so I’ve added my own)

1. x by Ed Sheeran

2. Doo Wops and Hooligans by Bruno Mars
3. Fools and Worthless Liars by Deaf Havana
4. Chaos and the Calm by James Bay
5. Rockferry by Duffy
I have tagged these lovely ladies (you should also go and check them all out!)
Go and grab another cuppa on me, Em x
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Disney tag

As I was browsing through different blogs I came across a Disney tag on the lovely EarsAndDoleWhip’s blog. Now what blogger can resist a tag? Especially when it’s about the magic that is Disney!

  1. Favourite scene in a princess movie? This one has changed over the years, it used to be the Kiss the Girl scene in the Little Mermaid but now nothing will ever beat the lantern scene in Tangled, absolutely stunning animation
  2. Last Disney movie you watched? When I watch Disney films I usually have a binge and watch a few but I believe that the last one I watched was 101 Dalmatians or Lilo & Stitch
  3. Is your family Disney obsessed? I wouldn’t go as far as to say they don’t like Disney but lets just say I wear the ears in my family (if you pardon the pun)
  4. How many times have you visited the Parks? I have been to DisneyWorld once and DisneyLand about 3 times I believe but, if the saving goes to plan, I will hopefully be back in the parks next year.
  5. Which Park is your favourite? Out of the ones I have visited I believe that DisneyWorld is the best because it has more parks and therefore more places to experience the magic but I have heard California is meant to be great.
  6. Cinderella’s Castle or Sleeping Beauty’s Castle? I would have to go with Sleeping Beauty’s castle simply because it appears in my favourite opening Disney film sequence.
  7. Favourite animal-themed movie? If it counts then I would say the Winnie the Pooh movies because Eeyore is a favourite of mine but I also have a close connection to Dumbo because it is the first Disney film I ever remember watching. (and the lion king because the songs are unbeatable and lilo & stitch and there are just too many!)
  8. Would you get married/have your honeymoon in the Parks? Not that I wouldn’t do either but personally I would love my first experience of Disney, with my future husband, to be when I bring my children to the parks for the first time.
  9. If you could date one of the characters, who would it be and why? I have always had a crush on Prince Eric, call me what you want but he is dreamy and you cannot deny that!
  10. Favourite villain? This is a running thing in my family because when Ursula becomes human she is called Vanessa, which coincidently is my mums name so I think that, and her sass regarding body language, will always make Ursula my favourite villain.
  11. If you could have two characters from two different movies meet, who would they be and why? I would have Tiana from the princess and the frog meet up with Gaston because I feel like she would put him in his place
  12. Have you ever met any of the characters at the Parks? Even though I don’t explicitly remember meeting any characters as I was always really young when we went to the park I do have 2 full autograph books that evidence I did meet quite a few! You can be sure though that next time I go to the parks I will be meeting as many as I can again.
  13. Favourite live-action Disney movie? The live action jungle book is just simply beautiful but Mary Poppins will always be my favourite classic live action Disney film because Dick Van Dyke is just wonderful!
  14. Mickey or Minnie? Thats like asking tea or biscuits? Both are good on their own but only really work together!
  15. Which Disney movie is overrated?  Maybe its because I missed the opportunity to dress up like Elsa in my every day life (like I would as a child) but I do feel that Frozen was over-hyped slightly.
  16. Favourite Pixar movie? Up or Monsters Inc, both make me cry uncontrollably!
  17. Favourite sidekick? This is a tough one because there are so many good ones but I would say either the Genie from Aladdin or Maximus from Tangled.
  18. Favourite Disney movie and why? I am going to have to go with Hercules. It has catchy songs, a hilarious villain, a leading lady that can stand on her own 2 feet and a sassy goat…what more could you want!

So there we have it! I would love to know your answers so if you do the tag be sure to leave a link to it below. Time to go put on a Hercules and remember why I love it as much as I do!

Want more Disney related things? Check out my blog post on my Disney world bucket list

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Liebster Awards: Get To Know New Bloggers

Hello there, something slightly different coming to you today. This past week Emily at That Autumn Girl nominated me to answer 11 questions in the Liebster award tag as a way to get to know other new bloggers. I think this is a really great idea because, as we all know, starting out as a blogger isn’t easy!

The rules of this tag are:

  1. Answer the 11 questions that your nominator has asked you.
  2. Nominate 11 other bloggers (with under 200 followers)
  3. Ask your nominees 11 questions.
  4. Let them know you nominated them!

QUESTIONS FROM EMILY

  1. Where in the world do you want to travel to? I cannot lie, I have a really really big desire to go to Disneyworld but I also would love to go to Iceland to experience its unbelievable natural hot springs and (hopefully) see the northern lights!
  2. What is your favourite book? My favourite book is The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It has a very nostalgic meaning to me and I just think it has a great message behind it
  3. What are some goals you have? I’m going into my final year at uni so I want to achieve at least a 2:1. I want to stay motivated to carry on with my bullet journal and my blog into 2018 and beyond. A very unrealistic goal I have (probably more of a dream) is to go to the Tony awards one day (it just looks so fun!)
  4. What is the reason why you started blogging? I have always looked in on the blogging community from a distance but never thought I’d be a good/interesting enough writer to be a part of it but this year I plucked up the courage to get involved! I also am one of those people that needs to be occupied 24/7 and blogging felt like a greta way to keep busy.
  5. What is or was your favourite subject in school? I’ve always been an arty person but strangely enough my favourite subject at school used to be maths (until I got to A levels that is then it pretty much became a new language)
  6. What is your favourite song at the moment? My current favourite song is Candle by All Our Exes Live in Texas.
  7. Do you have any pets? I was lucky enough to grow up with a gorgeous black Labrador who sadly passed away earlier this year but now I am saving up to get myself a little corgi puppy as soon as I can!
  8. Do you have any other hobbies? If I’m not blogging then I’m designing something and if I’m not doing that then I’m probably eating or sleeping (most likely eating)
  9. What is your favourite thing to eat for breakfast? (I love breakfast food omg) my dream breakfast is a lemon and sugar pancake but you can never go wrong with a good bowl of cereal as long as it comes with a cup of tea.
  10. What is your favourite color? Probably pink because I think it’s beautiful whether it’s pastel, muted or neon bright.

MY QUESTIONS

  1. If you had to have 3 celebrities to dinner who would they be?
  2. What song do you know all the lyrics to?
  3. Where in the world would you like to live?
  4. What do you want to achieve from blogging?
  5. What’s been the best day of your life so far?
  6. 3 things that make you smile
  7. Whats your favourite animal?
  8. What’s your favourite Disney film?
  9. How would you describe your style of blog?
  10. What is your favourite quote?
  11. If you had to pick one…book or film?

To answer these questions I tag: (even though they aren’t all strictly under 200 followers I still wanted to include them)

  1. Alicia at UnderBeautyS
  2. Gabriella at Lvdgabriella
  3. Emily at estaylorblog
  4. Lauren at HotOffTheGloss
  5. Bold Naivete at Bold_naivete
  6. Waldorf Dreams at waldorf_Dreams
  7. Honey & Bea at honeyandbea
  8. Kate at oh_kaeblog
  9. Mia at mmessylife
  10. Becky at BeckyRichBlog
  11. Rumaanah at ruminvtes

But please feel free to answer them yourself! I would love to read your answers so leave your blog post below 🙂 I am so glad I decided to start blogging because I have never felt so welcomed into any community before!

Go and grab another cuppa on me, Em x

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