Monday 8 December 2014

Christmas Tag!

I would like to thank Danielle from LilliWhite Rose for tagging me for this wonderful Christmas Tag! 

I'm new to blogging so I'm excited to be doing this and I hope it gives you more of an insight to me during the festive season!

1. What is your favourite Christmas movie/s?
For me I always remember Christmas Day watching the Sound of Music after dinner when I was younger. Other movies I would love to watch would be Willy Wonka (the original!), Dr. Zhivago, Gone with the Wind and It's a Wonderful Life.
While all but one are not festive, I think its more the nostalgia. I've no doubt my 3 year old and 10 month old will change this list over the coming years!

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas eve or on Christmas morning?At home when we got "older", we used to open our Christmas presents after Midnight mass which of course at 10pm! My mum worked as a nurse on Christmas Day to let younger families enjoy their day. We would tuck into the Ham and drinkies and enjoy the evening with her.
Now that I've my own little family this has changed. Every year we have videoed our son as he sees what Santa brought Christmas morning and this year will be extra special as he will have his sister joining him!

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
For me I think one of my favourite memory is Christmas Eve with my mum and f
amily. I loved where we would sit around the tree checking out what everyone got and enjoying some great food.
I look forward to this with my own children in years to come.

4. Favourite Christmas food
This is always a tough one. Tradition would say Quality Street but my mouth watering treat would be Mince pies!

5. Favourite Christmas gift
A pair of jeans! They were from my husband on the 1st Christmas we spent together. I was mortofied when he asked me to try them on because I knew they would be a little snug as I might have told a litttle white lie as to what my size was or at least shouldve been!
I still have these jeans and plan to fit into them properly next Spring!

6. Favourite Christmas scent
It has to be a real tree!

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
During the day I get as much as I can prepped so Christmas Day itself goes with ease. 
This year I will be doing the same but now that my son is older I plan to bake with him some biscuits for Santa and have some yummy hot chocolate as we get ready for the evening. 

8. What tops your tree?
A star

9. As a kid, what was the one extravagant gift you asked for but never got?
If I'm honest I don't recall any. 
I was always quite pleased with what I got. 

10.What’s the best part about Christmas for you?
The last 3 years its been watching my son enjoy the festivities and this year will be more exciting celebrating for the first time as a family of four! 

I would now like to tag the following!


  1. Love your answers! Tags are great for getting to know the person behind the blog :-) xx

    1. Thanks again Danielle for the tag. It's a nice distraction thinking of past & future festive memories ;-)

  2. Awe lovely post hun, think I will be popping in to you for some homemade Christmas treats xx

  3. Going to be making a list this evening for the shopping list to get practising... Gotta test the goods before giving them to Santa ;-)