I was tagged by Suburban Mum to do this Christmas questionnaire! I love Christmas so here it goes!
What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
It has to be the chaos on Christmas day! My family does Christmas the chaotic way….about 20 of us pile into my Mum’s house and squeeze around a table for Christmas dinner, then afterwards we all swap presents, but not in a civilised way..in a completely manic way…but I love it! I don’t think anyone has a clue who bought them what but there is paper and presents everywhere…and a lot of noise! I also love Christmas shopping…..I get mine done really early but I always go to the shops in that week before to experience the madness because it makes me feel all Christmassy!! I try to make some presents and always under-estimate the time that takes and so end up with a bit of a mad last-minute rush!!!
What is your favourite make-up look for the festive season?
I don’t wear make up so none! I might paint Caitlin’s nails for her and curl her hair but no make up for me!
Real or fake tree?
We vary. Growing up we always had a fake tree but when me and Richard first bought our house we got a real one. We had real ones (that usually involved a lot of pruning around the back to get it to fit in its designated space) for a few years, we then bought a fake black one, then when that died we went back to real. Then one year I noticed how expensive a real one was and the scrooge in me decided we’d go back to a fake one, it’s less hard work as well!!
Giving presents or receiving them?
Both!! Now that I have kids I LOVE them having a massive pile of presents to open, but I also don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount on them, so they quite often get things they need like new clothes, bubble bath, new shoes to make the pile bigger.
Handmade Christmas cards or bought?
I usually make my cards for immediate family and close friends….in the past this has included little wooden snowmen, paper wreathes, a photo of the 3 kings, felt ice-skates….
(I have no idea if that photo is where I got my idea from – which I forget where – or my actual work! So apologies if that is your photo)
But this year I am totally out of inspiration so I’m not sure what I’ll do! The kids have made their cards, but I’m stuck! Hopefully something will come to me……
What’s your favourite Christmas film?
I’m not really a big film person so don’t have a favourite Christmas film, I’d rather go to the Christmas markets, besides I never have time to watch the tele at Christmas I am always too busy making my cards or last minute presents!
What’s your favourite Christmas food?
Oooo hard! I love a good roast dinner, with devils on horseback and super thick gravy! But I also love all the Christmas chocolates!! Oh and the puddings…but not Christmas pudding..yuk! I did discover last year or the year before that I do like mince pies! I have no idea why but I had always thought they were made of actual mince…as in minced beef!!!! So had always refused to have one thinking that a pie covered in sugar but filled with COLD mince was not something I wanted to try! I don’t know how I discovered they were made of fruit…but they are way nicer than I imaginined…not surprisingly!!!!!!!!!!!
I am going to tag
That bit was actually quite hard! Most of my readers don’t have a blog (or comment). Not sure if Laura still reads my blog but if you do I’ve tagged you