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 Tania from T …
Tania – Tanicici
Hi guys, my name is Tania, and I have many hats in my life I’m a mum, a wife and a student. I blog about lifestyle, parenting and beauty. I have evolved in the short time that I have been blogging and have come to realise what it is I want to write about. I write about things I enjoy and have meaning to me for example my post on interracial relationships. Feel free to check out my twitter and instagram accounts.
Question 1 – What is your favourite Christmas memory?
My favourite memory has to be the big family Christmases when I was younger. When my grandparents were alive and my uncle, auntie and cousins would come over for a few days. It was just nice to have a house full of family, laughter and love.
Question 2 – Are there any traditions you have around Christmas time?
The long standing tradition is Christmas and boxing day monopoly comes out after Christmas dinner and we get stupidly competitive, especially my dad!! This can go on for a few hours. Then people slowly start to leave the table as they have gotten bored and it is usually my brother, my dad, my nephew and me at the end. Last year I think we scarred my other half for life with this tradition. He had never played before and I don’t think he would want to again for a few years hehe.
Question 3 – What is on your Christmas wish list this year?
I don’t really have a Christmas wish list this year. To be honest I don’t really ever have a wish list, there isn’t much that I want. But a bottle of perfume, make, handbags or shoes will never be a disappointment at Christmas. I really am an easy person to please.
Question 4 – Do you like to wear Christmas jumpers, if you do; what is your favourite Christmas jumper?
At the risk of sounding like bah hum bug or the Grinch. I hate Christmas jumpers. I don’t mind it when other people wear them just please don’t make me wear one!! They have never looked good on me and I think they’re really expensive to wear for a few days. I know bah hum bug. Honestly I’m not, just when it comes to Christmas jumpers.
Question 5 – Do you like to give presents or receive presents?
I will always be someone who likes to give presents. I love seeing people’s faces light up when you give them something they really want. Even more so when they weren’t expecting it. I love getting gifts for the little humans in my life. I think kids are they best people to buy gifts for. They tell you straight whether they love it or hate it. I have always been a bit awkward with receiving gifts. No idea why!
Question 6 – Do you like the Christmas goodies such as Mince Pies, Christmas Pudding or the limited edition drinks?
I love hot chocolate during Christmas, especially costa hot chocolate!! Personally I love all the savoury nibbles and all the foods you don’t normally have during the year. There is always way to much chocolate going on at Christmas at my house. Last couple of Christmases we’ve had different variety of food as my sister has become a vegan and some of the stuff she makes is amazing but not very christmassy.
Question 7 – What is your favourite part of Christmas dinner?
The best bit about Christmas dinner is sitting down with all of the family which rarely happens these days and just laughing, chatting away and reading the silly cracker jokes. The odd chairs and squeezing round the dining table and just enjoying family time and good food!!
Question 8 – What is your favourite Christmas Song?
My favourite Christmas song has to be hands down WHAM – Last Christmas. I have a love for anything that George Michael sings. My friends joke about with me and say I have a 50 year old man’s taste in music. I just love the old school stuff as much as the new stuff.
Question 9 – Are you taking part in Blogmas or Vlogmas this year?
Unfortunately this year I have so much uni work to get done in the run up to Christmas that I won’t be able to sustain a blog a day this year. Even though I was looking forward to doing one this year. I am excited to read all the other bloggers blogmas blogs and vlogs. You get so many good ideas from them.
Question 10 – Do you have anything exciting coming up on your blog next year?
I have taken some time out from blogging as I have started a new job and uni in the last couple of months, that I have only just started to feel like I have a routine going now. I will be back to posting regularly and just writing about things that I enjoy and believe are taboos and mix it in with a bit of beauty blogging. I am just really going to concentrate on expanding my blog and getting more engagement on it.
Thank you to Tania for taking part in this Christmas Blogger Q&A Series. Tania has a lovey Lifestyle, Parenting and Beauty blog where she talks about all kinds of topics. I am looking forward to seeing more from Tania in the future.