I was tagged by Charlotte from Makeup by candlelight a few days ago to do this tag. Check out her blog and the post here.Thanks Charlotte. First Up, I want to say a massive congratulations to Charlotte on reaching 700 bloglovin followers. I love Charlotte’s blog, she does amazing in depth reviews on everything from fashion to beauty. Her blog has just gone from strength to strength since she started only a few months ago and nobody deserves it more.
Secondly, the picture. It means a lot to me. This is where I’m from (sorta). This is a view of the mountain, Ben Wyvis and the surrounding area along with a place called Invergordon, which is a short drive from me. Every morning from October to April, I would look out my bedroom window which looked onto ‘The Ben’ and see if there was snow. Generally you will hear people say ‘oh there’s snow on the Ben the day’ and such like. As a child snow=sledging and sledging=fun. I remember we used to even go sledging on the frost. Oh how homesick I am just now. Anyway, on to the TAG.
Snow! Got to love snow don’t you? I remember going shopping on boxing day with my mum and brother one year, we must have been quite young, as we still had our little red Nissan Sunny with the leaky sunroof, which I think we sold in 97/98. Anyway, we went to Comet/Currys/some other electrical store and stocked up on all things game boy and on the way home it snowed. Mum doesn’t like driving in the snow and I can imagine with two hyperactive children in the back this made things worse. She got stuck. 100metres from home and most liklely began to panic. I don’t remember. We live on a hill and the more she tried to get up it, the more the wheels spun (I could be a total engineering nerd here and talk about why, but I won’t). Eventually a lovely neighbour came and gave us a push up the hill, but that moment will be forever engrained in my memory. Oh and the time a few Christmas Eves ago after the pub when I decked it on the high street. Ugg boots plus snow with thick ice underneath are not a good combination. Remember that people. Stay safe and don’t wear Ugg boots in the snow. As a kid I used to just look out my window and watch the snow fall, I have always loved snow. So snow is definitely my favourite thing about winter, not that there is much chance of snow in the East Midlands.
What is your favourite Winter outfit?
Ugg boots as they are so warm, teamed with my River Island Bear hat, jeans and a fluffy hoody or jumper. Warm and comfortable but not very fashionable. Oh and I won’t make the mistake of Ugg boots in the snow again. No sir.
What is your favourite Winter food?
Turkey with roast potatoes, cranberry sauce, sausages wrapped in bacon and oatmeal stuffing. It’s fat central, but tastes like heaven. I also love fresh fruit salad. My gran used to make this every year for Christmas. Apples, pears, tangerines, grapes (two varieties cos we are posh) , bananas and an amazing sticky sweet syrup. Yum. So good.
Favourite Winter drink?
Hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows. You can’t beat a nice hot chocolate on a cold winters night. Warm cider isn’t half bad either.
What is your dream way to spend a Winter’s day?
Doing something fun together like a jigsaw, as we only ever do this over Christmas/winter holidays. Did I mention I also like sledging and snowball fights. I would literally spend hours in the snow as a child and would still do that now. The first year I was dating my boyfriend, it started snowing at around 8pm and was falling fast. We met up on George square in Glasgow (if anyone has seen world war z, the Brad Pitt zombie movie, George square and my uni are in the opening five minutes. Woo Glasgow!). It was so romantic, with the snow falling around us and the beautiful setting. We had a little snowball fight and then went to tinderbox and had hot chocolate.
How do you like to do your make-up in the Winter?
I tend to wear more blusher, I’ve recently discovered blusher and a little more foundation. I have dry skin in places, so really need to slather on the moisturiser. Dark lips are nice too, but I can’t really pull them off.
What are you hoping Santa brings you?
Just a nice day with the family. I am so looking forward to seeing everyone. Although I love snow, I really hope it doesn’t snow this year or Christmas will be a disaster. I am travelling up to Glasgow on the friday night before hand and then a train north to inverness and if it snows, there is a good chance the trainline could block. Eeek.
What are the first three things that remind you of Winter?
1. The first morning when you wake up and think oh gosh it’s chilly better put the heating on.
2.Walking to work and the air having a crisp chill. I can see my breath (I’m a dragon! haha)
3. Christmas is in the shops before summer is even over, I mean seriously?
What is your favourite Winter song?I don’t really dig Christmas music that much, but I guess some Mariah Carey never goes a miss.
What is your favourite Winter memory?
When I was younger, my granny and grandad used to have Christmas dinner at their house with my auntie. I remember going round and being all wrapped up in my coat, hat and gloves to protect myself from the cold. I had already opened all my gifts, but when I got there, my granny was eagerly awaiting me and she handed me a massive bag. Inside was a huge teddy bear, which I still have, and will never get rid of. He sits in my bedroom at home and is so cute. I remember worrying that tiggy pud, the teddy would get ruined in the snow, so my granny had to wrap him all up in a bin bag with her customary elastic band to tie it. I just remember being so chuffed and surprised. It was just lovely.
What is your favourite Winter scent?
Christmas pines or turkey cooking. It just screams Christmas. I also love the way frost smells I know that sounds daft but it does have a smell.