4 December 2013

The Winter Tag

The lovely Liz from What Liz Loves invited me to join in all the fun of the Winter tag. I thought it would be a good way for you, my lovely readers to get to know me a bit better!

The Rules 

Share 12 random facts about yourself

Answer the 12 Winter questions

List 12 bloggers you wish to tag and let them know you are nominating them.....I am however going to cheat with regards to this part! I am taking the same stance at the lovely Sharon over at Thrift My Style (I do hope you don't mind Sharon and Liz) as I too have decided that my Winter tag is open to any blogger that wishes to participate! The reasoning behind this is because it's taken me a couple of weeks to get around to doing this and I realise that it's a really busy time of year for everyone but if anyone fancies imparting a load of random facts about themselves and their Winter favourites, well...... I am all ears!

So here goes........

1. I was a prefect at school.....make of that what you will! Lol!

2. At work I am known as the tea monster.....I drink gallons of the stuff. I love good old PG Tips!

3. I love all things gangster related when it comes to TV and film. My favourite TV show is Boardwalk Empire. I blame my childhood obsession with Bugsy Malone for this!

4. I hate meringue! I can't stand the taste or texture of it!

5. On a very random note....I am allergic to YSL touche eclat :0( but I find that Clinque's airbrush concealer is an excellent alternative!

6. Autumn is my favourite time of year.....could be something to do with the fact that my birthday is in October!

7. I have a total addiction to cashew nuts.....once I open a bag I can't stop They are my favourite food!

8. My guilty pleasure is the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' I would love to spend a day swanning around with these ladies. My favourite character is Kyle Richards as she seems to share my love of all things Chanel!

9. My husband played football professionally and spent most of his career playing for Chelsea until he was injured. Bizarrely he and I were born and bred around the corner from each other and spent our 20s mixing with the same people and going out in the same places yet we didn't meet and marry until we were in our 30s!

10. My favourite films are the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy....I do love a good conquers evil story! Can't wait until the next instalment of 'The Hobbit' is out in the cinema in a couple of weeks!

11. My favourite band/artist is The Verve/Richard Ashcroft (who I think is the coolest bloke on the planet!) although I am becoming v.fond of a bit of Jake Bugg.

12. To keep fit I bounce for half an hour every day on a trampette as if I were running on the spot! I find the exercise sets me up for the day, I can do it in my pj's without leaving the house and it seems to do the trick!

Next up....

1. What are your favourite things about Winter

I love my Sunday afternoons which are spent in front of the wood burner with a glass of red and the papers.

2. What is your favourite Winter outfit?

I love coats and let's face it, in Winter your coat tends to be all that anyone will see of your outfit! At the moment my favourite outfit is my new Uniqlo Fleecy woolly coat with some black skinny's, Ash Genial wedges and Primark red tartan scarf!

3. What is your favourite Winter food?

It has to be my mums roast lamb!

4. What is your favourite Winter drink? 

A Starbucks gingerbread latte always hits the spot!

5. How do you like your make up in the Winter?

A good red lip and darker nails!

6. What are you hoping that Santa will bring you?

Santa......if you should happen to read this please may I have a pair of flat two tone Chanel pumps?!

7. What is your favourite Winter scent?

Marks and Spencers Frankincense and Myrrh oil.

8. What is your favourite Winter memory?

A walk in the park in the snow on a Sunday morning with my dad, my sister and our dog.

9. What is your dream way of spending a Winters day?

A walk in the park, kicking leaves about, then a drink in the local pub before going for a roast then flopping down on the sofa with the papers and a glass of red wine.

10. What are the first 3 things that remind you of Winter?

Log fires, dark mornings/evenings and Christmas!

11. What's your favourite Winter song?

The Waitresses - Chritmas Wrappings never fails to make me feel super Christmassy!

12. If I could have one Christmas wish it would be.......

To take a trip to Lapland with my 7 year daughter while she still believes in Father Christmas would be lovely :0)

So there you have.....a little more information about me! Hope you feel you know me a bit better! If you would like me to embellish on any of these riveting facts (lol!) you only have to ask ;0)

So here's the part where I share my outfits from the past few days!

First up is Saturdays outfit for dapping about and doing all the usual food shopping chores!

H&M coat
H&M grey sweater
Dorothy Perkins coated jeggings
Office boots
Zara Scarf

Sunday's lounging about outfit.....I never left the house all day!

A bit of berry for Monday's school run fun!

River Island cardy
Primark stripe top
Topshop berry Baxter's
Ash Genial wedges
Below pic is with
Uniqlo fleecy coat
Zara scarf

And finally, yesterdays outfit when I was just helping my folks out!

Gap blazer
Aquascutum white shirt
M&S sweater
Gap real straight jeans
Converse trainers
Primark necklace

That's all from me for now! Until next time! Michelle x



  1. Love these tags, a great way to learn more about the people who's blogs we love! My son will be impressed with the Chelsea news! x

    1. Thanks so much Sharron! Must admit I was a bit apprehensive about doing it wondering if anyone would be interested in little old me!! Glad you enjoyed it!! Bet you have to suffer as much football on the telly as I do x

    2. Oh god yes, my recent trip to Barcelona was purely to take him on the Nou Camp tour! We took him to see Chelsea play Barcelona in the Champtions League when he was 6 but we didn't do the tour then. What with him and a West Ham supporting hubby, its Sky Sports all the way hun xx

  2. Hi there!! Yes fab idea about the tag to others, it doesn't feel like we're pressuring anyone then, lol!! Snap to being a prefect and enjoying the cashew nuts, I also like the real housewives of New York and Orange County too!! Loving your outfit posts, you are so spot on with the layering! Love the Uniqlo jacket, it looks lovely on and your Gap grey jacket in the last pic is fabulous, so stylish and another item I am now going to be on the hunt for after Christmas, haha!! xxx

    1. Glad you approve with the tag excuse....didn't want to be a cop out but everyone is busy, busy, busy at the mo!! I am amazed by how much I have in common with everyone who has taken the time to leave a comment....what a like minded bunch we all are :0) x

  3. Its so great reading others versions of this! Your answers are brill Michelle! I love the LOTR trilogy, can't believe you don't like Meringue & think Lapland sounds wonderful! I also hope we do get to meet up one day! We'll have a blast I'm sure! Ax

    1. Yay!! A fellow Lord of the Rings lover!! I would love to meet Andrea....was thinking I may have to crash your charity shop day with Sharon to get a master class on the thrifting!! Lol! Would most certainly be a blast xx

    2. Hi Michelle-sounds like a date for next year then!! xxx

    3. You girls are on....I would love too!! Just say when and where x

    4. Perfect plan! Lets do it Ladies! We'll fix a date in the NY when all the festive madness has calmed down! :) Looking forward to it! Ax

  4. Love the tag idea! I also totally love RHOBH (in fact any of the RH's series!!) & I have loved LOTR since I read the books as a child & loved watching the film versions. Can't believe that you & your hubby only met in your 30's after living so close to each....what a small world! We definitely must try to meet for a coffee sometime in the new year! :) Sian x

    1. Tis a small world isn't it! There are now quite a few ladies on A57 local to us.....wouldn't it be fab to have a little gathering and have a giggle over the RHOBH......and the rest!! Let's try and arrange something in the new year xx

  5. Anonymous4/12/13 22:04

    Well more things in common - i freakin love RHOBH and Kyle is also my fave (I'm also partial to all the other shows too!), there's also another show I like called 'closet exchange' on style network. My husband and eldest son are mad Chelsea fans (youngest is MU must to their disgust!) we regularly went to Stamford Bridge when we lived in Sussex. My husband has told me who he thinks he is!!
    Lots of other little similarities too. Take care Hun Vikki xx

    1. I shall be watching Closet Exchange on your good authority Vikki!!
      Can't believe your boys are mad Chelsea fans.....if you ever get down to Stamford Bridge for a game we shall have to get together!! My husbands nick name was Rodders if that gives you a better clue!! Lol x

  6. Loved reading about you Michelle. I've still got mine to do. Bloomin Xmas shopping keeps getting in the way x

  7. Lol!! It is so easy to get distracted with all these bargain about!! But I shall look forward to hearing more about you if you can drag yourself away from shopping long enough to put a tag together!! x

  8. I totally loved reading the 10 random facts! Must be fun to writing them down.
    Now we know the secret how you keep in such good shape! I need a trampette, lol!
    Also I have googled and I think I found out who your husband is. Am I right? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lee_%28footballer_born_1969%29

  9. You you are spot on Evi!! That is indeed my DH!!
    I can't recommend the trampette highly enough as a means to keep fit!! It fits into my day so perfectly!! Tracey Anderson, personal trainer to the likes of Madonna and Gywneth Paltrow has a DVD for a trampette workout so I figure it must be good for you! Let me know if you take it up and let me know how you get on x