Call me nosy, but I love reading "facts about me" posts from bloggers I like. I just love getting a little insight into someone's personality, one that is often hidden behind little glimpses on their blog/social media/comments... tell me I'm not alone?
The lovely and beautiful Marla recently tagged me with some fun questions (from which I've picked my favourites), so I thought it would be the perfect excuse to give back a little and present some facts about me (whether you're interested or not is another matter...!).
1. Do you have any siblings?
I have one younger sister, younger by 3 and a half years. Wiser than me by 3 and a half though, probably! Growing up, we fought a lot, but for the past near-decade we have barely argued and are very close. I subconsciously imagine my future children to be two girls, because that's what I grew up with and I wouldn't have changed it for anything.
2. What is your ideal location for your next vacation?
E and I have recently booked our Summer holiday - to Lake Como in Italy! Which is pretty much the perfect destination for us, as it includes beautiful views, the mountains, the waterfront, great food, and lots of different lakeside towns to explore. We will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary there, and I can't wait.
3. What is your favourite way to spend a Sunday?
First and foremost: I'll take any amount of sunshine in any way I can. A morning run, delicious and indulgent brunch and a little stroll around London city in the afternoon, followed by relaxing in our garden with a glass of wine in the evening... that would be pure bliss.
4. What is your favourite season and why?
Autumn. I'm an Autumn baby, the colours can't be beaten, it's not too hot but not too cold (mostly) and just beautiful and crisp and bittersweet. Plus, hiding behind massive scarves is the best.
5. If you could only have chocolate or bread for the next five years, which would you choose?
Damn you Marla! I think I would choose bread. I love chocolate with all my might, but I am much more of a savoury than a sweet person and I think I could just about survive 5 years without chocolate. I would feel bad for the people in my life though, dealing with a choco-less lunatic.
6. What's your favourite Disney song?
A Whole New World from Aladdin. This was probably the easiest question to answer...
7. Would you rather splurge on bags or shoes?
Most definitely bags. There are quite a few dream bags with ridonculous price tags that I could never actually imagine buying, but I appreciate their beauty nonetheless! My current designer crushes for bags are Mulberry and Prada.
8. If you could have a talent that you don't currently possess, what would it be?
Is it too late for me to be a ballerina? Probably. A talent I would love to have, is to be an author of a novel. I've always had a real passion for creative writing, and I have produced bits and pieces in the past that I have been proud of - but I honestly don't think I have the talent, patience or complete dedication to write and complete a book of my own. I never say never, but I think I will leave that up to those who really were born to do it.
9. What's your favourite thing about your blog?
At the risk of sounding a bit up myself, I just like the content I post. Not because I think it's anything groundbreaking or special, but just for my own sake, I like having the documentation of things I've done, books I've read, food I've enjoyed - for me it's an online scrapbook and I genuinely enjoy remembering the little things. Equally as much though, I love the interaction I have with fellow bloggers and readers in the comments and on social media - it's a lot of fun and often insightful.
10. What is your favourite form of social media?
I think I've mentioned it before, but definitely Instagram. I love looking at other people's photos, liking and commenting on them, and just seeing what the rest of the world is up to through the camera lens.