Get To Know Me With ‘The Blogger Tag’


If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know that I don’t really delve into the world of talking about my personal life. This isn’t really intentional I just wasn’t aware people would be interested in reading about parts of my life (I’m really not that interesting), but results on my Twitter poll tell me otherwise. I thought I’d start off with a little get to know me post and since Food and Baker volunteered me for the blogger tag it just felt so right to start here! So enjoy the first post of many ‘personal’ additions that will be making an appearance, its all for you guys!

Question One – How tall are you? 

For a long while I thought I was 5,1 but having measured myself for no real reason recently I discovered I’m actually 5,2! Yes believe it or not that whole inch matters!!

Question Two – Do you have a hidden talent? 

When I was little I could do this weird wavy thing with my stomach but alas tons of food and two babies later thats a thing of the past! I do sing believe it or not although I’m so nervous to sing in front of people that I don’t!! I sing at home to the kids and thats about it.

Question Three – Whats your biggest blog related pet peeve? 

When people decide that they are now more important than everyone else because of the amount of followers/attention they get! Its really not hard to remain humble and not act like a complete cock but people forget that!

Question Four – Whats your biggest non-blog related pet peeve? 

When someone lies to me and I know they are lying. I’ll give you a chance to change what you said but if continue to lie I no longer trust you. Makes me wonder what you’re hiding and what else you’d lie about!

Question Five – Whats your favourite song?

Okay so my husband makes music, his songs are my favourite! I can’t say too much at the moment but he’s super talented! I also love older music so for me music in the 70’s/80’s was when it was at its best!!!

Question Six – Whats your favourite social media website?

If you asked me this before I started blogging I’d have said Facebook but since joining Twitter in April I’d have to say Twitter hands down gets my vote!! I’m so addicted and have met some amazing people through it! Occassionally there is some drama too and thats always interesting!

Question Seven – Whats your favourite way to spend your time when you’re alone?

So as you know I’m a mum. When I do get time to spend solely on my own (which isn’t that often) I like to be in peace!! Tv off, no music, no noise!! Then I’ll either write new content or I’ll take that time to pamper myself a bit, paint my nails, have a relaxing bath, you know basic maintenance!

Question Eight – Whats your favourite junk food? 

Chocolate!! It will always be my go to junk food but I’m annoying and won’t be satisfied with just chocolate I NEED crisps to go with it!! Yeah, I definitley couldn’t be a size 8!

Question Nine – Do you have a pet or pets? If so what kind? And what are their names?

I have a cat. Shes called Fang! We actually found her when we moved into our house 3 years ago. She would rip open our bin bags and we’d find the contents of our leftovers sprawled all over the lawn! She was a really scared cat, she wouldn’t go near anyone so I decided to leave some food out for her one day and she never left! She sleeps next to me every night and she is the most affectionate cat in the world!! However, she was given her name due to giving me the most deadly bite on my wrist when she was new here!

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Question Ten – What are your number one favourite non fiction and fiction books? 

I loved reading You’re The One That I Want  by Giovanna Fletcher, I definitely want to read more of her books! I also loved ‘the girl on the train’ I couldn’t put it down and thats what I love in a book. Those two have been my favourite in the last year, but there are so many I want to get stuck into!

Question Eleven – Whats your favourite beauty product or tool? 

This is so hard because I love it all!! I’d have to say my favourite beauty product is my Gerard Cosmetics star powder its bloody amazing! I also love my eyeshadows and matte lips, I couldn’t live without them!

Question Twelve – When were you last embarrassed? What happened? 

I embarrass myself on a regular basis so I can’t pin point the last time I did BUT when I was in year 7 I was playing out on my street with a few of my friends after school. Trying to be the cool kids we thought we were we’d all sit on our friends gated wall. As we were all getting off to go elsewhere, I jumped down but my skirt caught onto the gate exposing my bum for everyone to see!! Did I mention that the friends I was with were all boys!!

Question Thirteen – If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life what would it be? 

It would be pineapple juice!! I’d say orange juice but that sometimes gives me acid reflux so pineapple juice, its just perfect!

Question Fourteen – Whats your favourite movie? 

I have far too many favourites!! Dirty Dancing (I know all the words), The Grinch, Pretty Woman, Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Gangs Of New York and of course every single Harry Potter movie!!!

Question Fifteen – What was your favourite lesson in school and why?

I’m more of a creative person, I prefer visual learning to real academic stuff so Art and Drama were my most favourite lessons! English language was also a fave of mine. NOTE I said English language and not literature, my anthology book was the bane of my life!!

Question Sixteen – If you could live anywhere in he world where would you live?

I have two places in mind… I really want to move to the Netherlands, the education, crime rates and work/home life is significantly better than here in the UK. I’d also love to try out Australia because its such a different way of life!

Question Seventeen – PC or Mac? 

Easy, Mac!! I’m so use to apple products now that I couldn’t revert back to a PC!!

Question Eighteen – Last romantic gesture  from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse? (Or kind gesture from a friend)

So Sean (my husband) often surprises me with a nice massage. Candles on, relaxing music, oils, everything… without me even asking may I add! He also wrote and performed a song for me on our wedding day, so romantic!! (Here’s a photo of me crying whilst that was going on!)


Question Nineteen – Favourite Celebrity?

I’m not down like that. I don’t have a fave celeb, neither do I care enough to have one!! BUT I have thousands of celeb crushes!!

Question Twenty – What blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?

I already have the best blogger friends – Jessica (food and baker) and Katey!!!

Question Twenty One – Who Is Your Biggest Inspiration?

Okay this is going to sound cheesy as hell, but it’d be my mum. Sadly she passed away in 2005 but she was so inspiring. I didn’t appreciate how much she did for us all at that age but now I’m a mum myself I know the struggles! I know the love that she felt for each of us, and how hard is must have been to juggle her own personal issues whilst still being the best mum she could be. She was doing the job of two parents single handedly, its hard enough being a parent with all the support in the world let alone on your own!


Question Twenty Two – What is your favourite blog to read? 

I honestly have so many!! I enjoy all sorts of blogs and all sorts of content too, basically if you’re a good writer I’ll probably enjoy it! One particular blog that jumps out to me is Vix Meldrew, I love her take on life and her posts are written with so much personality they are a joy to read!

Question Twenty Three – What is your favourite highstreet shop?

To be honest I don’t shop as much as you probably think I do! I don’t have the time or the money, but when I can I love H&M for clothes. I also love Next and M&S mostly for their really cute homewear, but they also do some lovely clothes too!! Ooo ooh ooh AND Tkmaxx for homewear is AMAZING!

Question Twenty Four – Are you in education or do you work?

Neither actually! Because the kids are so young at the moment I’m at home until they are in full time school. Childcare costs are ridiculous and I don’t have a family/friend support system that can look after the kids whilst I go to work. If I paid for childcare I’d have to work my ass off for really long hours to make it worth while otherwise I’d just be paying for someone else to look after my children with no benefit of extra income because it’d all go towards childcare costs!!

Question Twenty Five – One thing you are proud of?

My family! The kids are awesome, my husband is amazing! I’m so proud!!



How the blogger tag works – The bloggers who I nominate will also complete the above 25 questions on their blog, and will then nominate other bloggers in return. So I nominate…

Abbey from

Charlie from

Sarah from

Fran from



  1. Charlie-Anne December 14, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    Love this tag!! Could you DM me this list of questions on twitter?! I’d love to do them 😌
    [ @charlieannecx ] ❤️

    • cheskaaanels December 14, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Ofcourse I can girl!! I was going to tag you in this but wasn’t sure if you had done it or not!! Great minds!

  2. LaaLaa December 14, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    I throughly enjoyed this, it was very interesting. Sorry to know your mum isn’t here anymore but I’m sure she would be so proud of you. Such a beautiful insight into your life x

    • cheskaaanels December 14, 2016 / 4:52 pm

      Awwwh thank you for your lovely comment!!! I’m glad people are actually enjoying reading about me xox

  3. Jessica & James December 14, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    Loved loved loved this! That picture of you crying on your wedding day waaaa! Actually feel like o know you so much more and we could love to read more personal posts about you! Ahh thanks for joining in the tag! Glad we tagged you!

    Jessica & James |

    • cheskaaanels December 14, 2016 / 4:53 pm

      Awwwh yay!!! I’m so glad you tagged me in this too, I usually ignore tags but this seemed like such a good one and I loved the one you and James did!! Xoxo

  4. From Evija with Love December 14, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    I love reading these posts, we can have an insight into a blogger and what they like and don’t like! TK Maxx is my favourite too for all things home!!

    • cheskaaanels December 14, 2016 / 5:19 pm

      So glad you enjoyed reading!! Ohhh I’m a sucker for TKMaxx I just love the place, If I had all the money in the world…

  5. Stephanie Merry December 14, 2016 / 5:27 pm

    I love posts like this where to get to find out a bit more about the person behind the blog x

  6. apageofme02 December 14, 2016 / 5:30 pm


  7. apageofme02 December 14, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    You know I love reading your posts 🙂 and your blog in general is just amazing and such an inspiration to me! If I could blog half as well as you one day ill be super happy! Plus you’re genuinely the nicest person ever! Thank you for the tag I will definitely get on this at some point! Your cat is super cute 🙂 and I love the fact that you stay at home with the kids, I definitely think its the best thing to do & you’re so proactive with your blog and social media too! xxxx

    • cheskaaanels December 14, 2016 / 5:41 pm

      Awwwh this was such a lovely comment to read!!! I’m so pleased you love my blog, believe me you’ll get the hang of all this blogging malarky soon, when I first started at the beginning of the year I had no clue what I was doing, I still don’t! Hahaha! I love reading back positive comments, you are awesome and so is your blog!! Meet up soon! Xoxox

  8. JessicaLouise (@JessycaLouise) December 14, 2016 / 6:09 pm

    This is such a great tag – it is lovely getting to know you. My biggest blogger pet peeve is the same as yours – I think people need to stop taking themselves too seriously.

  9. Sarah Bailey December 14, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    I love posts like this where we can actually get to know you a bit in-depth. So fun to read your answers to the questions. I love that your mum is your inspiration and it’s wonderful you are able to stay at home with your children until they are at school. You have a beautiful family!

    • cheskaaanels December 14, 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Awwh thank you!! Really happy to hear it was an enjoyable read! I love staying at home with them, it works for us I couldn’t imagine it any other way!

  10. Ana De-Jesus December 14, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    I sing too! I used to do musical theatre when I was younger but your right singing in front of people can be super scary xx

    • cheskaaanels December 14, 2016 / 10:27 pm

      Oh I use to love it as a kid, I was in my school choir had solos and everything and was often in little musical performances but now I can’t I’m just terrified!!

  11. John December 14, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    What a great idea and there were some great answers. I especially love your answer to Question 3. It was great to get info on a new blog to read as well, I always love discovering new ones.

    • cheskaaanels December 14, 2016 / 10:27 pm

      Awwh great I’m so pleased you enjoyed the read and hope you come here!!

  12. Abi December 14, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    I love this tag, it was so fun to read!

  13. MELANIE EDJOURIAN December 15, 2016 / 12:35 am

    It was interesting to see how you answered the questions. I’m the same i’m too shy to sing in front of anyone other than my children.

    • cheskaaanels December 15, 2016 / 12:40 am

      Thank you!! 😀 Oh its so nerve wracking isn’t it!?

  14. Rhian Westbury December 15, 2016 / 10:45 am

    Your cat is so cute and it’s nice you took her in as your own. Got to love Giavanna Fletcher’s books they’re so good x

    • cheskaaanels December 15, 2016 / 12:25 pm

      She is such an awesome cat!!! Has definitely put on weight since living with us haha!

  15. Claire December 15, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Oh my goodness, Fang is really adorable! Loved learning more about you, great post.

    • cheskaaanels December 18, 2016 / 12:57 pm

      Awwww thank you, she is such a babe!! Best cat ever!!

  16. Yaya (@mydreamality) December 15, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    I love your answers to the questions. I am so sorry for your loss and I think it’s lovely that your mum is still your inspiration. I loved reading your answers! I would love to do this tag if that’s ok. 🙂 x

    • cheskaaanels December 16, 2016 / 2:50 pm

      Awwwh I’m so glad you enjoyed the read!! Thank you for your lovely comment!! Oh yes please do it and tag me so ai can read 🙂 xox

  17. Emma White December 15, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    I love the idea of the tag and what a great way to learn more about the blogger behind each blog

  18. Leah Lander-Shafik December 15, 2016 / 11:24 pm

    I love this tag! We have been blogging for a few months now so should do something like this for our readers to get to know us!

    • cheskaaanels December 16, 2016 / 2:59 pm

      Yes absolutely! I’m surprised by how much of a hit it has been!

  19. TheLondonMum December 15, 2016 / 11:26 pm

    You sound like such a musically talented family!

    • cheskaaanels December 16, 2016 / 2:59 pm

      Awwh haha thank you!! The boys have definitely got the music gene!

  20. Jodie December 15, 2016 / 11:28 pm

    Wow what a lovely post! Thanks for sharing. I am always told I have a 70s taste to my music interests. It’s cute you love your hubby’s music most! x

    • cheskaaanels December 16, 2016 / 3:00 pm

      Thank you!! Oh his music is incredible it has such a great vibe to it, its modern/80’s in a way!

  21. melissazia90 December 16, 2016 / 11:58 am

    These posts are great at getting to know other bloggers, 70s music is my favourite too

  22. Anosa December 16, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    It’s always reading such tags, I can only
    Picture that embarrassing moment I was embarrassed for you too lol as I have been there too

    • cheskaaanels December 16, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Hahaha ahh nothing worse than embarrassing yourself is there!?

  23. Emma December 17, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    Great tag. I love finding out more about the person behind the blog. I might try it!

  24. Jenni December 18, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Love your words for blog related pet peeve haha. That’s a beautiful family photo x

    • cheskaaanels December 18, 2016 / 7:18 pm

      Hahaha couldn’t help myself! Awwh thank you its a fave of mine!

  25. Annie Brooks December 18, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    What a lovely blog post! I love this sort of thing because we get to find out more about the blogger!

    • cheskaaanels December 18, 2016 / 7:18 pm

      I love that people are enjoying the read!

  26. Rachel Nicole ✨ (@Rachhh_xo) December 18, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    Love these types of posts as I think it’s so lovely to get to know the faces behind blogs a little better! Your family portrait is so cute and your cat is adorable. What a lovely little family! xo

    • cheskaaanels December 18, 2016 / 10:59 pm

      Awwh thank you so much!! I’m really pleased you enjoyed it!

  27. louise joy December 18, 2016 / 11:33 pm

    Aw I love this post, it’s so nice to hear about a blogger personally 🙂

  28. louise joy December 18, 2016 / 11:34 pm

    I like this idea, it’s so nice to hear about a blogger personally xx

  29. Typically Kirsty January 29, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    This tag is such a good idea, it lets your readers get to know you!
    Although, Sean may need to have a word with my Darren… I need massages and candles, I don’t even get them when I ask nicely!
    Your little family is adorable, such a good looking bunch!
    – Kirsty xo


    • cheskaaanels January 29, 2017 / 4:42 pm

      Awwwh you are the sweetest!!! Haha should get Sean to do a boyfriend 101 post hahaha, I’m a lucky girl! Thank you so much for reading and getting to know me more! Love my little family, will have to post more personal posts!! Xoxox

      • Typically Kirsty January 29, 2017 / 11:15 pm

        Yes do it! Get him to do a boyfriend/husband 101 guide and I’ll send the link to my Darren… and share it all over my Facebook cause I know loads of girls who would appreciate it, haha!
        I look forward to reading them hun xo

        • cheskaaanels January 30, 2017 / 12:36 pm

          Hahahaa 🙂 on the agenda! Lots of love xoxo

  30. Holly Shannon March 29, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Love posts like these, Fang is adorable (apart from nearly killing you obviously!!) x

    • March 29, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      Hahaha obviously! Glad you liked it lovely! xox

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