Hi and welcome to Steph’s World & the Christmas Blogger Q&A Series. There will be 21 Guest Bloggers taking part in this Q&A running up to Christmas day. To learn more about this Series, please see my blogpost called ‘Introduction to the Christmas Blogger Q&A‘. Today we welcome Sarah from Just Buttons…
Sarah – Just Buttons
Hi! I’m Sarah and I write the blog ‘Just Buttons’. I live in Essex with my husband and son in a small little terraced house. I’m a photography, tattoo and baking lover, and I’m also a huge geek! Just Buttons is my part of the internet where I talk about living life as a first time mummy. I frequently post lots of photos of my son and talk about the things we get up to, as he is quite literally my life right now! I also like to post about random topics to mix it up a bit, as mothers need some personal time to themselves sometimes!
Question 1 – What is your favourite Christmas memory?
A few years ago my dad sat just one present in front of my mum for christmas, and it was a bottle of shower gel. My mum was of course extremely disappointed, but attached to that bottle of shower gel was a note telling her where her next present was. To cut a long story short, my dad set up a scavenger hunt of different presents around our house which eventually led to tickets for a weekend away in Paris! My mum cried because she was so happy!
Question 2 – Are there any traditions you have around Christmas time?
Myself and my family usually go for a walk along the beach at Walton-on-the-naze, Essex. It’s a weird tradition to do in winter but it’s one we’ve always done. Now this is mine and my husband’s first Christmas with our son we’re trying to come up with a new tradition for us 3.
Question 3 – What is on your Christmas wish list this year?
I actually have nothing on my Christmas list! I’ve been focusing so much on buying things for my son I’ve not thought about anything that I want.
Question 4 – Do you like to wear Christmas jumpers, if you do; what is your favourite Christmas jumper?
I really do love wearing them! At the moment I don’t have a favourite as none fit me right now – Blame the pregnancy weight gain!!
Question 5 – Do you like to give presents or receive presents?
I LOVE giving presents at Christmas. I really love thinking about that person and trying to figure out what they would love to receive, it’s so much fun!
Question 6 – Do you like the Christmas goodies such as Mince Pies, Christmas Pudding or the limited edition drinks?
I don’t… I hate mince pies, Christmas pudding and I rarely like the limited edition drinks either. I like coffee shop hot chocolates at Christmas time though. My favourite at the moment is the Mint Hot Chocolate from Costa – It comes with a little candy cane!!
Question 7 – What is your favourite part of Christmas dinner?
The stuffing, hands down! I could eat a whole bowl of stuffing and be extremely satisfied! My mum knows me well as she always spoons lots and lots of stuffing on my plate at Christmas!
Question 8 – What is your favourite Christmas Song?
My favourite is Baby It’s Cold Outside – Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews. I’m a sucker for Tom Jones!!
Question 9 – Are you taking part in Blogmas or Vlogmas this year?
I am!! I’m blogging every single day right up until Christmas Day. Come say hi!
Question 10 – Do you have anything exciting coming up on your blog next year?
I have so many plans, but they’re all a secret right now! But I’ll give you a little hint, they include ebooks and printables! My husband and I are launching a food blog (The Pears Kitchen) together on the 10th December though which we’re super excited to get stuck into in 2017.
Thank you to Sarah for taking part in this Christmas Blogger Q&A Series. Sarah has been very supportive since the beginning of my blogging journey, and had become a very good friend of mine. I have also done a Q&A over on Sarah’s blog which you should check out.