‘A project is never finished it is just forced to be released’
Lately I have been in a bit of a slump. Summer is coming to an end and I’ve struggled to maintain motivation in these Autumn evenings. I’ve had 3 blog posts written just awaiting photos, 3 videos awaiting product shots and final edits, and a thousand ideas swirling around my head. I’ve been lost in too many ideas that I haven’t actually finished anything. So when Steph tagged me in this post it really kicked me into gear that I need to get back to what I love, and this is the perfect post to just write to over a cup of green tea and binge-watching The Good Place to celebrate season 4!
1. What is your usual Starbucks order?
Soy Caramel Frappuccino – Coffee blend of course
2. What does your workstation look like right now?
3. All-time favourite food?
4. Favourite author?
I have to admit i’m not a massive reader, this is mainly due to time – I do however love Audiobooks and podcasts so I can get my fix on those busy days.
As generic as it sounds though my favourite series has to be Harry Potter for Nostalgia, whether J.K.Rowling is my favourite author is another question, but the series means so much to me and has got me through so much it belongs here.
5. What do you think of open relationships?
I don’t judge anyones choices as long as they aren’t hurting anyone. I’m not sure they’re necessarily for me, but I have no strong feelings either way.
6. Favourite video game?
Oh wow this is a category I could talk about forever. Pokemon will always be up there, but what really got me into console gaming was Kingdom Hearts and the Fallout franchise!
7. Guilty pleasure treat?
Pick n Mix – an easy get out so I don’t need to pick one thing 😉
8. Favourite film?
When I was a child and it thundered we would always order a chinese and watch TV, there was always a film that happened to be on that was about mythical puppet goblins and I vividly remembered a bog. For years I tried to describe this film to my parents asking what it was and I got to the point where I really thought I’d created this mythical world myself in a dream, they convinced me my memories weren’t real. Years later, and I mean about 10 years later I finally discovered the mind-bending world that kept me comfortable through the storms. Can you guess what it is? Hands down my favourite movie is Labyrinth.
Honorable mention for Forgetting Sarah Marshall which is my go-to sweatpants, pizza and banish the tears movie I watch as an adult! I can watch this on repeat and never get bored and it always puts me in a good mood.
9. Favourite book?
Ok, so I touched on this earlier and now I feel like I really do need to think of my favourite author. Favourite book is Harry Potter though – to be precise – Prisoner of Azkaban.
10. Twitter or Instagram?
Hmm, I go through phases. I think I prefer Instagram but I barely upload to it.
11. Desktop or laptop?
Laptop for portability but desktop is better for work.
12. Best advice you’ve ever received?
Oooh I’m not sure about this, so if you have any just drop it in the comments!
13. What project are you working on right now?
Do you have a few hours? My blog, My Youtube channel, My life in general.
14. Favourite colour?
Hmmm depends on what for. Red generally, Mustard for clothing, Minty green for anything creative. One colour does not fit all.
15. Did you get good grades at school?
School yes, College and Uni I did lucky on.
16. Dream job?
Underwater Videographer, someone bankroll me enough to be able to afford this please.
17. Played any sports?
I tried to get into Roller Derby but since moving there isn’t a local team anywhere near me. I also love snowboarding, but again, nothing nearby.
18. Do you have a degree?
Yes, but it isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. I value my experience and showreel above all else.
20. What is your favourite kind of blog post to do?
I’m quite enjoying this one to be honest, but my most motivation to write comes from really personal ones, I think that’s because I was very reserved about life and any problems for the longest time.
21. What do you like to collect?
When I was a child I was obsessed with collecting ‘pretty’ stones. I’d collect them from places i’d visit, beaches, castles etc. They would have to be nice ones though not just random ones.
Nowadays I hoard candles and makeup, i’m still weird, but in some ways just your average 20-something.
22. Describe yourself in 3 words?
23. If you were a rapper what would your rapper name be?
24. Who was the last person you dmed?
Myself so I could transfer a video from phone to laptop. Crazy life I lead.
25. What’s on the top of your wishlist right now?
To buy or to do?
To do is a well deserved holiday or mini-break.
To buy is …. copious amounts of alcohol on a well deserved holiday or mini-break
26. Hogwarts House?
27. How many tattoos do you have?
I don’t have any, because I change my mind so much, however I have a personal October challenge and if I stick to it I will be getting one and vlogging the whole experience on OhSoViki
28. What are you most grateful for this year?
Actually some pretty rubbish things have happened this year, but it’s put me on a path to realising what I actually want to achieve and given me the motivation to do so.
29. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this month?
I’m not sure, September’s been a bit of a bust for me, August was amazing though and i’m looking forward to October!
30. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you today?
I ate a pretty decent pizza.
31. What’s the best thing ever?
32. Favourite season?
33. Favourite holiday?
Christmas because it’s the one time of the year friends and family are guaranteed to be in the same place so I get to see them all!
34. Which fictional character do you relate to most?
Umaru from Himouto! Umaru-chan.
I also recently binge-watched The marvelous Mrs. Maisel and barring my lack of humour it was pretty relatable.
35. Do you like surprises?
Yes of course!
36. What’s the biggest surprise you ever got?
It’ll have to be the time my parents tried to trick me into saying they were taking me on a holiday to Glasgow, I knew something was up when we didn’t start driving on the motorway and as we arrived at the airport they told me we were getting a plane to Glasgow, still very suspicious I entered the airport and when we got in the queue to book onto the plane going to Spain they couldn’t really keep it from me any longer.
37. What’s a surprise that’s made you cry?
Oh god, i’m so bad with quick thinking! There’s got to be something I just can’t think!
38. What’s the best surprise you’ve ever given anyone?
Ok, so since I moved I barely get to see my mum, we chat a lot on the phone but one weekend I was due to visit and managed to leave work early cutting a 6 hour long rush-hour traffic journey down to 4 hours. I text her saying I was still at work when I was actually 10 minutes away and the look on her face when I walked through the door was priceless ❤
39. Do you like muffins?
Yes and i’ll take a raspberry and white chocolate please! But not mini-muffins, they’re the worst! They have to be big American style muffins.
40. Do you cook often?
Yes and I make a cracking veggie carbonara!
41. What’s your favourite dessert?
Cheesecake but i’m more of a savoury gal.
42. Is there a dessert you don’t like?
Profiteroles or Eclairs are the worst! I also don’t like chocolate that isn’t chocolate so chocolate cake, chocolate ice-cream etc is a no go for me
43. Cake or pie?
Cake all the way!
44. What’s your least favourite food?
Milk – if that counts as a food?
45. What’s your favourite condiment?
Sweet chilli or something spicy
46. It’s 4am on a Saturday night, what would you eat?
Pizza, Tacos, Chips with chip spice, I’m not fussy
47. If you could teach a college class what would it be called?
Get your shit together.
48. Best animated film?
Probably Peter Pan for nostalgia
49. What had a guy done or said to impress you?
Manners cost nothing, I don’t really need big gestures just general politeness and sincerity.
50. The best thing to do on a first date?
Something random or adventurous.
51. The worst thing to do on a first date?
The cinema! Why would I want to sit in a dark room not talking with someone I don’t know
I actually went on a date to the cinema with a guy once, I’m not sure if it classes as a first date because we always used to see each other on nights out but it kind of was our first official date. Either way we sat down, his roommate and girlfriend came in laughing and sat at the back and started throwing popcorn at us, it’s hard to believe I was about 19 and he was 24, he then offered to take me, a vegetarian, to KFC. It was a pretty bad date.
52. What’s the funniest pickup line a guy can use on a girl?
Might sound boring but I hate cheesy pickup lines, natural humour all the way
53. Best comic book character?
I grew up reading manga more than comics, but I don’t think the fantastic four has ever been done justice in Hollywood. I actually had ‘read a comic book series’ in my 101 in 1001 list but I think I bumped it for something. May just have to be something I do regardless.
54. What are the three things that are always in your handbag?
Charger, student card – (for the discount), car keys
55. Favourite drink?
Some kind of blueberry smoothie
56. If you could play a historical character who would it be?
Some badass viking warrior
57. Kittens or puppies?
They’re both adorable but I have 2 cats so probably have to pick kittens.
58. Favourite sushi roll?
59. What kind of lipstick do you use?
Matte, usually chauffeur by makeup revolution or Barry M Matte Me Up – Couture
60. What kind of foundation do you use?
Stay tuned for a massive foundation post! I have been testing out so many for a full review!
61. Blow-dry or air dry?
I used to air-dry religiously to stop heat damage but my hair started drying awfully so now I do half and half with a decent heat protectant.
62. Who is your fashion icon?
People who look like they get dressed in the dark
63. Favourite Disney character?
64. What are you doing tomorrow?
Gym, Work, Gym
65. Movie you laughed the hardest through?
Get him to the Greek?
66. A movie that made you cry?
I remember crying at forever young once as a kid and cuddling into my mum pretending to be tired to hide it. I won’t lie though, i’m pretty soft when it comes to movies and will cry at most.
67. If you could sing a duet with someone who would it be?
Rolling Stones, and i’d probably butcher Gimmie Shelter!
68. If your life was a song what would the title be?
What’s going on here
69. What’s your favourite animal?
70. Favourite illustrator?
90% of the accounts I follow on instagram are illustrators so I can’t pick just one.
71. The person you want to have coffee with?
72. What’s the country you wish to visit?
Where do I even start! Iceland, Canada, Japan and Korea are probably my current tops
73. Best way to decompress?