Thursday, 9 January 2014

the winter tag

I was tagged a few weeks ago by the lovely Andrea at Cous Cous & Cork Wedges to take part in The Winter Tag. Pop by to see Andrea and her lovely blog, she would love to see you there.

'Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire; it is the time for home' - Edith Sitwell. This quote says it all for me as this is exactly what I think about winter.

The rules 

Share twelve random facts about yourself
Answer the 12 questions
List 12 bloggers you wish to tag on by letting them know you have nominated them

My 12 Random Facts

1. I have only done karaoke once in my life; never again!
2. I have managed to get to 41 without breaking any bones; touch wood!
3. I have scars on my knees as I was always falling over as a child.
4. I've given up on camping as it always rains when I do! Sleeping in a bed is much more my style!
5. I never had a birthday party as a child so I'm making up for it now.
6. I love to sing in the shower, in the car, in fact I love to sing every where!
7. I have an addiction to cup-a-soups.
8. In the words of Bridget Jones 'I choose vodka and Chaka Khan'!
9. I love cheese, the smellier the better!
10. I like paintings that I can imagine myself being in.
11. I am a hopeless romantic.
12. I have never bought a lottery ticket.

The Questions

What are your favourite things about winter?
Sitting by my cosy, warm woodburner with my fluffy socks and pj's on. Hot chocolate and marshmallows and stews.

What is your favourite winter outfit?
My tan coloured cape with a jumper and skinny jeans with little booties and a chunky scarf.

What is your favourite winter food?
A delicious slow cooked lamb tagine with couscous with toffee apple cake for dessert.

What is your favourite winter drink?
I am loving the delicious Starbucks Gingerbread lattes. Delicious!

How do you like your make up in the winter?
I love to wear a bit of gold, sparkly eyeshadow at this time of year with a darker lipgloss.

What are you hoping Santa brings you?
Santa bought me everything I asked for especially the happy family. I also got a polar bear onesie, what more could a girl wish for!

What is your favourite winter scent?
I love the smell of cinnamon especially when I'm making mulled wine.

What is your favourite winter memory?
We had a big snowfall a couple of years ago that brought the whole town to a standstill. The road outside of our house was impassable. It is the only time in the eleven years we have lived here that we could freely walk down the middle of the road. Everywhere looked so beautiful!

What is your dream way to spend a winters day?
Wrapping up warm and going for a walk and coming back to hot chocolate with marshmallows. Then spending the afternoon in front of the woodburner watching old black and white movies.

What are the first three things that remind you of winter?
Darker nights, feeling the need to wear a hat and bare branches on trees.

What is your favourite winter song?
I have been in love with Dean Martin's song 'Let It Snow' for years. It always brings a smile to my face.

Finish this sentence.......If I could have one Christmas wish it would be........
To have my family all together on Christmas Day.

The 12 lovely bloggers I've tagged.

Elizabeth at My Glad Heart
Claudia at Claudia Persi
Angel at Sew Crafty Angel
Jazzy at Jazzygal
Emma at Emma Dilemma
Jill at Jillie Side Up

Thanks again to Andrea for tagging me as I have enjoyed this post. I understand that it can be time consuming so if you just want to leave a comment below that would be great. 

Have a good day.


  1. Hi Rachel, thank you so much for this tag. This is great I will try my best to respond. :) I will let you know when I do. Take care sweetie.
    Thank you for thinking of me. :)
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    1. You are very welcome, Claudia. I understand that it's time consuming. I will look forward to your answers chic.
      Big hugs xx

  2. I love reading these, you get to know the writer so much more, great answers.
    I'm with you on the camping thing lol xx

    1. Thanks so much for reading, glad you liked my answers. I can't ever see myself in a tent ever again :-)

  3. So wonderful reading all your facts! Love the Bridget Jones comment & boo to no parties as a kid & seriously hope you do make up for it now! We share our favourite winter song! Thanx for keeping the tag going! Ax

    1. So glad you have enjoyed reading my facts, Andrea. Thanks for asking me, I really enjoyed doing it :-)

  4. Great list and definitely a good way to learn more about you. Love your quote at the beginning and bummer to no party as a kid, party til ya drop!

    Cinnamon and the snowfall will be on my list too, if I get to do it! I really will try though. One of my New Years Goals is less procrastination so I should get it done.... before Easter!!

    Thanks so much for tagging me :-)

    xx Jazzy

    1. Thanks so much Jazzy. Don't worry, Jazzy! I'm certainly making up for it now! I love partying!! I understand that is time consuming but I will look forward to reading your facts if you do get to do it. :-)

  5. Hi Rachel
    Thanks for tagging me, I have written my post over at the blog Thanks for including me, its great!
    Rachael x

    1. Thank you so much again for carrying the tag on. I have really enjoyed reading your post and getting to know you better. Have a lovely week Rachael xxxx

  6. Thanks for the tag, Rachel. I will try my best to respond. Your winter responses made me wish we had more of a winter here in L.A.

    1. That's ok, Mae. I know how time consuming writing a post like this can be. I wish we had more sun! These dark, dreary, wet days are no fun! :-)