I cannot believe it is half way through April already. How crazy is it that this year seems to be going so so quickly. As many of you will know I have been going through these posts and updating ones I feel like could use a little editing.
This post I first attempted back in 2019 when I was nominated to do this challenge by Jordyn from The Chronically Unimaginable blog. The challenge is a Vogue Magazine parody that is currently trending in the blogger-sphere right now! I thought as I had a little time this would be a fun thing to do. However I figure that in almost 3/4 years later my answers may or may not have changed so an updated version was needed. So any answers in this are my updated answers I figured it would be fun to compare.
Let’s get onto answering those questions, shall we? (The rules and my nominations are found below my answers.)
1. What is your usual Starbucks order?
It is very rare that I go into Starbucks recently but when I do go into Starbucks my go-to order kinda stays the same it will be a White Mocha either warm or iced depending on the weather. If I am feeling fancy I would get a iced white mocha with peppermint syrup. It tastes like a candy cane and let’s be real here we know I am living for this.
If I am being honest this is very much the same… Although in the summer months I am more likely to grab an iced vanilla americano than the drinks above. I feel like this answer is unlikely to change.
2. What does your work station look like right now?
My work station is currently my bed. At the moment I am back at home whilst I am between places so I do not really have a work space. Therefore my bed works well enough for now.
Now this has changed, I am still working from home but I have a cute little office with motivational quotes everywhere and a completely different mindset than what I had at the time I originally had when writing this.
3. All-time favorite food?
My favorite food would have to anything with pasta really. However at the moment I have been loving Chicken Kievs and Salad so I guess I would go with that.
I have currently been obsessed with Pesto pasta… I am aware its very simple and easy but it is a go to, when I am working because it is quick and easy.
4. Favorite Author?
My favorite author of all time is a hard question to answer as there are so many authors that I adore. When I was younger I was obsessed with Jacqueline Wilson so she has to be up there on favourite. Now I really like Cecelia Ahern has to be up there as my favourite author. This being said I also love Josie Jaffery because who does not love stories about Vampires.
Yeah this answer is basically still the same as above, still obsessed with all of these but I feel I have to throw both Holly Dixon and Bethan Roberts into this mix.
5. What do you think of open relationships?
Like Jordyn, I do not think I would not enter into an open relationship. Personally I would struggle with the concept however I certainly admire people who this works for.
I still very much stand by this.
6. What is your favorite video game?
I do not really play video games so I do not have an answer for this one. However as a child I used to play the Stuart Little computer game anytime I was at my Nans. So I guess that would be my answer.
Rereading this question actually made me a little emotional and again I wouldn’t change my answer but I thought I would expand on this. Some of my favourite childhood memories consist of spending weekends with my nan, watching Neighbours and Home and Away that had been recording on the old box and playing Stuart Little on the computer which how it functioned I will never be really sure. It is very much a reminder of it is the little things in life.
7. Guilty Pleasure treat?
I have a small unhealthy addiction to Chocolate oranges so I would say that or popcorn. I wonder if as a side note I could include marvel in this. Listen the Marvel universe sometimes takes over my life but I blame Tik Tok and Hiddleston.
I stand by this answer but I am adding into this Tik Tok in general although since Saturday my FYP has just been Mr Harry Styles at Coachella so I am not sure I can class it as a Guilty Pleasure because let’s be real… we do not feel guilty for it.
8. Favorite Movie?
My favourite film is The Breakfast Club an oldie but a great film.
This remains the same but I would also like to state my lists of favourite movies could go on forever.
9. Favorite book?
Again this is hard because if you know me well you will know the extent to my book collection. I have to say that my favourite book is also a classic and is my answer anytime anyone asks is Sherlock Holmes. Any of them.
10. Twitter or Instagram?
I use both platforms a lot but I tend to find myself scrolling through twitter the most so I would have to say that.
11. Desktop or laptop?
Laptop 100% I have not used a desktop for use at home in a long time.
12. Best advice you’ve ever received?
The best advice I’ve ever received before I used to say it came from a film but actually the best advice I received came from a therapy session. She told me that no dream is to big, if you can visualise yourself living the life you dream of, then nothing is stopping you putting in the work to create that life.
13. What project are you working on right now?
I guess you could say working on this blog is my current project. This answer is very similar to the last time but specifically at the moment I am very focused on Blogtober and Blogtober content.
This has slightly changed I currently have a work in progress I am working on and also updating some old posts.
14. Favorite color?
15. Did you get good grades at school?
Yes and no. I got some good grades that allowed me to do the course I wanted at college and then go on to uni. I just wish I had gotten better grades in my sciences.
Fun fact I have now graduated and hold a masters degree.
16. Dream job?
For a long time I wanted to be a marine biologist but as I said above I was not the best at science. When I answered this last time there was a lot of I guesses. This time it is a little different.
My Dream Job would be working within the PR industry and doing this full time. My blog is always something I want to do more of, if I could make it successful and into a full time secure job… that would be my dream job.
I would also like to publish a book.
17. Played any sports?
Honestly, me and sports is not something that goes in the same sentence. It got the point where even my P.E teachers would be like nope you can be an umpire or sit out.
18. Do you have a degree?
Yes , I hold a BA Honours degree in Tourism Management, and I am currently working towards a MSc in International Events Management. A lot has changed since 2019.
Update I now hold both 🙂
I’m from England, so I am British.
20. What is your favorite kind of blog post to do?
My favorite kind of blog post to do is a book review, because there are so many awesome books that need a little recognition.
I think I would still agree with this but also I have been having a lot of fun writing more general posts that are not specific to a sector.
21. What do you like to collect?
I like to collect books. I used to collect Keyrings but I ended up with so many that when we moved house I had to get rid of some.
22. Describe yourself in three words?
Stubborn, Bubbly, Gemini.
23. If you were a rapper what would your rapper name be?
Well, I don’t listen to rap music very often so I really do not have an answer for that. If you have any suggestions let me know.
24. Who was the last person you DM’d?
I messaged the wonderful Emily from Bloom and Grow. She is honestly one of the nicest people ever.
The last person I DM’d was actually a group chat… we were all discussing Harry’s performance from Coachella.
25. What is on the top of your wish list right now?
To go to see a West End show it has been way too long.
Top of my wish list right now would be to spend a weekend with my girls from Brighton. It has been to long and in all honesty I miss them more than I thought possible.
26. Sorting house?
I am a Slytherin.
Still a Slytherin… Still proud.
27. How many tattoos do you have?
Zero, but I have a few designs I have looked at and a few ideas I want to get. Although I do not want black and white tattoos I would like the watercolour tattoos.
28. What are you most grateful for this year?
This year, I am the most grateful for the amazing group of friends and family. I know I can be highly annoying sometimes and I am just really appreciative of their love and support. I am also grateful for my nephews and soon to be niece who are my world.
This year I am grateful for all of the above but also a recent break through of letting go of the past and feeling a little more relaxed about being alone.
29. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this month?
I would have to say it’s getting my first full time role outside of Uni.
The best thing that happened to me this month would be getting to go and see two West End shows in a week.
30. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you today?
The best thing that has happened to me today is listening to the rain against the windows, with a cup of tea and a great book.
Today the best thing that happened to me was getting to spend a couple hours on the beach in the sunshine, early enough that it was calm and quiet.
31. What’s the best thing ever?
Spooky season and Christmas.
32. Favorite season?
Autumn/Winter. Spooky Season and I also love Winter and the atmosphere it brings. The Christmas lights and Christmas markets and all things festive make me far too happy.
33. Favorite fictional animal?
UNICORNS!!!!!!! I think that is all that needs to be said.
34. What fictional character do you relate to the most?
I am not sure I have an answer to this but because I am honestly a little bit too obsessed with him I am going to put Sherlock Holmes.
35. Do you like surprises?
I like to know what’s going on so I am not a massive fan of surprises but I like organising them.
36. What’s the biggest surprise you’ve ever had?
The biggest surprise I’ve ever had, I suppose was finding out I was going to be an auntie. I have had that surprise five times now and it never stops being the best feeling in the world.
Make that six times.
37. What’s the surprise that made you cry?
A book that was given to me by one of my best friends because she thought that it was something I should read to put me in a better place. That being said this friend also bought me an Easter Egg and that made me cry so. (this answer is still the same as 2019) although we no longer live together I swear she just knows when I need to hear from her.
That I get to reunite with said friend at the end of April after far too long. Years in fact.
38. What’s the best surprise you’ve ever given someone?
I think the birthday party I organised for my mum probably was one of the best surprises.
39. Do you like muffins?
Yes, I love white chocolate and raspberry or blueberry muffins.
40. Do you cook often?
Not as much as I would like to.
41. What’s your favorite dessert?
42. Is there a dessert you don’t like?
Christmas Pudding. Which for someone who loves Christmas everything is sad.
43. Cake or pie?
Cake Definitely preferably in the shape of a unicorn.
44. What’s your least favorite food?
Anything too spicy.
45. What’s your favorite condiment?
BBQ Sauce or Ketchup
46. It’s 4 A.M. on a Saturday night, what would you eat?
If I had popcorn in the house then probably that.
Honestly the fact a friend of mine and I made pasta at 4am cause we couldn’t sleep would make pasta the correct answer.
47. If you could teach a college class what would it be called?
The importance of acceptance.
It’s ok not to be ok.
48. Best animated film?
I would have to go with Shrek
I still stand by this but also I am now adding Encanto to this list.
49. What has a guy (or girl) done or said to impress you?
An old friend of mine made a playlist on his iPod for us to listen to in our business lessons and it had a mixture of our favourite songs on but he never had to ask what songs I liked.(possibly a coincidence because at the time we liked similar music but it definitely became one of my favourite lessons.)
50. The best thing to do on a date?
Truthfully, I have never been on a date, but I think anything that someone has put some thought into, would be amazing. If it was during the winter I would say a Christmas market would be a good date idea.
51. The worst thing to do on a date?
Be on your phone. I am the worst for being on my phone a lot but I think in this situation it’s just disrespectful like how are you going to get to know each other.
52. What is the funniest pick-up line a guy/girl could use on a girl/guy?
I think the if you were a fruit you would be a Fineapple is one of the best. This could be due to my obsession with Pineapples but still.
53. Best comic book character?
Harley Quinn or Loki
54. What are three things that are always in your purse?
My keys, A book and My Phone.
My Keys, A book and most probably a notebook of some form.
55. Favorite drink?
Non-Alcoholic, I have a small obsession with Tea
Alcoholic – I would say Gin
56. If you could play a historical character who would it be?
ooo this is still a tough one I would go with maybe an old female author.
57. Kittens or puppies?
Both! I refuse to choose.
58. Favorite sushi roll?
I’m not a fan of sushi so I will have to pass on this.
59. What kind of lipstick do you use?
At the moment I have been going with a lip balm more than a lipstick
60. What kind of foundation do you use?
Currently the Revolution foundation but due to lock down I have not really been wearing any.
NYX Born to Glow
61. Blow dry or air dry?
I am really lazy normally when it comes to my hair so I normally let it air dry and then regret it in the morning when it is fluffy and out of control.
62. Who is your fashion icon?
This is hard because I do not think I have one but there are definitely people who I wish I could pull off their style so for me it has to be Marylin Monroe and Elizabeth Gillies.
Ok but hear me out, I have been obsessed with Carrie Hope Fletcher’s style recently but also still those above. I am also obviously going to throw Harry Styles in to the mix also.
63. Favorite Disney character?
Mary Poppins or Moana
64. What are you doing tomorrow?
I will be at work during the day and then probably curled up with a book in the evening.
It is Easter Monday so I will most likely be curled up with a good book and a lot of tea.
65. Movie you laughed the hardest through?
Just go with it.
66. A movie that made you cry?
In the Heights
67. If you could sing a duet with someone who would it be?
I would sing with Idina Menzel cause anyone who knows me would tell you my obsession with Elphaba is extreme. Her or Elizabeth Gillies.
Carrie Hope Fletcher or Talia Mar but let’s be clear I cannot sing.
68. If your life were a song what would the title be?
Nothing wrong with a little drama.
69. Favorite animal?
70. Favorite illustrator?
71. The person you want to have coffee with?
I would like to have coffee with my old drama teacher, I think it would be a great opportunity to let her know what an impact she had on my life and the choices I made.
72. What’s the country you wish to visit?
I would love to explore America. I would like to go back to New York and also I would like to visit Salem for all its witchy goodness.
73. Best ways to decompress?
I like to read or watch (rewatch) episodes of friends.
For this challenge, you will answer the same questions that I did. You also need to nominate 12 people to complete the challenge as well. Make sure you notify your nominees. Please note that there is no rush to complete this.
I am going to keep them the same as last time.
- Kari Watterson-Kari Watterson
- Deanna- Deannareadsbooks
- Allie- Alliereads
- Claire – Chronically Beautiful
- Lauren – Endo Bunny
- Nadine Preuss – The Gift of Life
- Dace Pavlovica – Shift Your Habits
- Leo – The Anxious Teacher
Home of Understanding
A New Dawn
- Ilona Taylor-Conway – Pesky Pelvis
Catch Your Breath 60
- Jen – Jen’s Life
That’s it for this post. Had such a great time answering these questions. I hope you enjoy.