Blue Sky Tag

Last week Cassi from Cassixmakeup nominated me for the Blue Sky Tag. I love Cassi’s blog so much ๐Ÿ™‚ You should go check her out ๐Ÿ™‚

Rules of this tag:

Thank the person who nominated you.

Answer theย  11 questions.

Tag 11 people.

Give them 11 questions.

Questions from Cassi:

 

ย 1. Who is your best friend?

Probably my mum. I miss her so much when I’m away at uni.

ย 2. Heels or flats?

Flats! Heels hurt my feet too much.

ย 3. When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?

Probably last year at work. I was working in year 2 (7 year olds) and we had a lesson about basic sex ed, and one of the kids (who we least expected) definitely knew what happened (way more than what we were covering) and I couldn’t stop laughing!

ย 4. What genre of music do you like?

Pop mostly.

ย 5. What is your favorite cookie flavor?

Smarties cookies ๐Ÿ˜€

ย 6. Name 5 things you couldnโ€™t live without.

My family

Books

Chocolate

My best friend (who isn’t my mum)

Music

ย 7. Whatโ€™s your favorite joke?ย 

Erm, there’s one my dad keeps cracking at the moment, most people probably won’t get it though.

What software to pirates like using?

Rrrrrrrr (R is a statistics software)

ย 8. What is your middle name?

Claire

ย 9. Name one thing on your bucket list.

To visit the Great Barrier Reef before it’s too late.

ย 10. What is your favorite thing to shop for?

Pyjamas! ๐Ÿ˜€

ย 11. What is your favorite kind of food?ย 

Pasta
I nominate everyone who reads this ๐Ÿ™‚ With the following questions

  1. Where did you last go on holiday?
  2. What is your favourite book you’ve ever read?
  3. What is your favourite TV show?
  4. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
  5. What is your favourite song at the moment?
  6. What phone do you have?
  7. What is your favourite fizzy drink?
  8. If you could meet any famous historical person, who would you pick?
  9. Do you have any buying obsessions? (Like pens/notebooks)
  10. What is your earliest memory?
  11. What are you currently saving money for?

Thanks again for nominating me Cassi! I hope you all enjoyed this post and I’ll see you again soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Harry Potter Challenge – Day 1

Day 1 – Favourite Book

Can I just say all of them? ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m not keen on Chamber of Secrets nor Half Blood Prince! I think my favourite either has to be the Philosopher’s Stone or the Prisoner of Azkaban ๐Ÿ™‚

I love re-reading the first book as you can re-discover Hogwarts all over again, and I love the Prisoner of Azkaban. I know lots of people don’t like the Prisoner of Azkaban as it is quite different, but I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thoughts?

So I may delete this post, but I wanted to know people’s thoughts if I were to post a little something every day for the next month?

It’s 20 years since Harry Potter came out and one of the blogs I follow (Amy) is posting a daily Harry Potter challengeย so I thought about doing it.

Would you be interested in me doing this? ๐Ÿ™‚ Or you wouldn’t get bored of me? ๐Ÿ˜›

Cook With Me #6 – Mixed Bean Salad

I’m not sure whether I can really classify this under “cooking” but today I thought I’d share with you how to make a mixed bean salad.

We usually eat sandwiches for lunch here in the UK, which don’t get me wrong, I love! But sometimes I get a bit fed up of cheese and pickle/tuna/egg/chicken sandwiches, so I thought I’d try something different.ย Photo 23-06-2017, 12 16 38

Ingredients:

1 tin mixed bean salad, it comes in a sort of vinaigrette dressing (although you could make your own by buying a few tins of different beans – kidney beans/chick peas/haricot beans/green beans)

Tomatoes

Cucumber

Spring Onions

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This lunch honestly couldn’t be more simple. Just mix together your mixed beans with some salad bits (and some salad dressing if you like) and voila ๐Ÿ™‚

This mixed bean salad is really quick to make, tastes great and really fills you up! ๐Ÿ™‚

20 Years of Harry Potter

26th June 2017, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone turns 20 years old! Little did we know at the time that this book would change the lives of so many and be as popular as it has come to be!

Photo 17-06-2017, 07 59 45In a small celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter I thought I’d share with you some of my Harry Potter story!

Ok, so first off I’ll tell you all what you want to know, I’m in Ravenclaw!ย Screen Shot 2017-06-12 at 20.02.57

I’m also told that I look like Hermione Granger, and my dad calls me Hermione a lot!

So, how did I first get to know Harry Potter?

2001, I was 7 years old and my friend at school was going to see a preview of the film for her birthday, and I went along. We had Chocolate Frogs and Every Flavour Beans (which were released with the original film release) and I absolutely loved it! I then proceeded to drag my parents and brother along to it so I could watch it again a few weeks later!

I think my brother had the books and he enjoyed them and his enjoyment kind of passed on to me. I was so excited when the first film came out (and I got to know Harry Potter), I had a Harry Potter notebook, Harry Potter pens, Harry Potter trading cards (like Pokemon cards but Harry Potter), Harry Potter board games, Harry Potter pyjamas and a Harry Potter dressing gown!

photo-03-06-2016-13-40-12Did I read the Books?

I don’t really remember when I read the books. I mean of course I’ve read them all now! I remember getting the 6th book (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) when it came out in 2005, and I queued up for the 7th book at Midnight in 2007. I remember reading the first book at some point, and the third and fifth, but I’m not sure I read them all until I was around 16 though.

What do I love most about Harry Potter?

I think the fact I grew up with it, and there’s always a character you can relate to. I also love how you can read the stories again and again without getting bored.ย photo-03-06-2016-13-24-26

Who is my favourite character

Dobby obviously!

Which is my favourite book?

I think probably the third book – The Prisoner of Azkaban. It is just really different from the rest of them. I know lots of people don’t like how different it is, but I really like it!photo-03-06-2016-13-53-38

Which is my favourite film?

Probably Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. You really can’t beat it. You can re-discover Hogwarts every time!

What is my favourite beast?

Fluffy! I mean he’s just so cool! Or Norbert!

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What spell would I cast if I could?

Expecto Patronum – I’d love to see what my patronus is ๐Ÿ™‚ (Pottermore says I’m an otter)

What do I find the saddest moment?

When Fred dies! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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What Harry Potter treat would I try if I could?

I mean I’ve had Butterbeer which was OK, but as I love chocolate, I’m going to say Chocolate Frogs.

Who is my favourite Hogwarts teacher?

Hagrid!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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So there we have it. I hope you all enjoyed today’s post ๐Ÿ™‚ Please feel free answer the same questions I asked myself in the comments below, I look forward to knowing your favourite bits! ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, if you love Harry Potter and fancy re-reading it, then join the Wizarding World Book Club ๐Ÿ˜€

See you all again soon ๐Ÿ™‚