How Basic Are You? Just for fun :o)

    • You own a Hydroflask or Waterbottle #
    • You buy pretty stationary #
    • You never use it #
    • You wear scrunchies #
    • You have an avatar of yourself and change it’s outfits regularly #
    • You have had a yoga/fitness instructor/physio “change your life” #
    • You buy so many scented candles #
    • But rarely light them #
    • You have a favourite nut milk #
    • You LOVE Riverdale #
    • You plan events by making Pinterest/mood boards
    • You have lots of retro and vintage ‘inspired’ things but they are all new #
    • You have an astrology/arrow/love heart/infinity tattoo
    • You ‘do’ brunch #
    • You take group photos and put retro filters on them #
    • You love Taylor Swift
    • You own a Nutri Bulit/blender/juicer #
    • You’ve said “I seriously need to detox!” #
    • You’ve gone to Glasto/Coachella
    • You explain that you’re “weird and so ditzy”
    • You watch Love Actually/Bridget Jones/The Holiday every Christmas
    • You love oversized jumpers with tiny shorts/leggings #
    • Your favourite season is Autumn/fall
    • You put Christmas/Halloween decorations up asap #
    • You’ve posted throw back photos of holidays saying “Take me back…” #
    • You’ve bought a book because a celeb recommended it #
    • You watch Love Island
    • You use the words ‘literally’ and ‘basically’ way too much #
    • You love iced lattes or mochas #
    • You live in Ugg’s, Tivas, Crocs or ‘Berkies’ #
    • You’ve been a ‘sexy’ version of something for Halloween #
    • You’ve watched Keeping Up With The Kardashians deliberately #
    • You’ve made your own denim shorts/halter top #
    • You love the (younger) royal family #
    • You love “a cheeky Nando’s”/Visit to Chipotle
    • You’ve made a TikTok/Insta story in baggy joggers but full makeup
    • You feel so much better when you’ve had your nails ‘done’
    • Your ‘reasonable’ amount of plushies/teddies is taking over your space #
    • You call everyone hon/chick/babes/sweetie whether they like it or not #
    • You do quizes like this #

    This is inspired by a quiz from Buzzfeed. I’ve changed it to incorporate a more UK based audience and added and removed a few things. Here are Freddie and Kelsey, two US influencers, taking it themselves for As/Is channel.

    What did you score? I got 29/40, which doesn’t really surprise me!

     

    Monthly Round Up – July

    Style

    I’ve mostly been wearing this combo or these pants with the-dye tops. I’m all about clashing prints this summer.

    I bought these adorable and very unique Freda Kahlo earrings by Wilderness from Sour Cherry, who are located in Afflecks and they also have an online shop.

    I’ve been wearing this outfit (shrug, maxi dress, black gladiator sandals) the few times we’ve been out and about.

    I posted about Items of Clothing That Seem Ideal in Theory but…

    Hated my heavy, long fringe in the heat so gave myself a short choppy one instead.

    Food

    After reading that Pizza Express will be slowly closing branches permanently from September my Bloke used up his Tesco points and treated us to a meal. We thought it crap that the rocket didn’t come with the mozzarella and tomato so we ordered that as well. We also ordered three 14″ pizzas which were amazing. A spicy, smokey one with aubergine, peppers and humus (added after cooking); a slightly sweet one with sultanas, black olives and red onion and a cheesy one with garlic.

    I tried Aldi’s No Steak Bake which had the loveliest flakey pastry and a mince sauce that was so rich it would have suited a Spag Bol better!

    Did a comprehensive Cupboard and Fridge Shop at Ocado (didn’t realise they have Follow Your Heart Cheese unfortunately). It’s all gluten and dairy free apart from the pepperoni which has milk in the flavouring.

    We visited V Revolution. I had this cheese burger with bacon, slaw and onion rings. My bloke had the burger between two doughnuts which he said was very tasty and not as weird as you’d think. Okay…!?

    I’ve started putting chilli (fresh, or oil, or sauce), spring onion and crushed roasted peanuts on everything. So refreshing for summer!

    Skincare and Makeup

    If I Could Only Use One Skincare Product this is what I chose and explained why.

    I blogged about my Lifestyle Tips for Maintaining Healthy Skin.

    Unpopular Opinions – Makeup Tag was surprisingly fun to join in with. Spotted on Just Geeking By.

    Lifestyle

    I posted 20 Tips for Living a Greener, More Sustainable Lifestyle

    Another tag which I find by the lovely Heather over at Just Geeking By was The 90’s Tag I was a teen in the 90’s so this was so much fun!

    The last tag I joined in with was The Daily Gratitude Tag – Home Sweet Home

    TV

    Limitless – a spin off from the film staring Bradley Cooper. A guy who’s on pills which expand his mind consults for the FBI. Light and entertaining.

    Preacher – About a preacher, a con-woman and a vampire ft. God and a murderous Saint. Totally nuts!

    Films

    The Avengers films – Never get bored of these.

    Captain America – Kinda boring.

    Mortal Engines – Film Set in the future most cities will have morphed into huge machines which move around and swallow smaller cities to survive but not all cities are as ruthless as this. Two young people fight to find justice and fairness. Based on the Mortal Engines Quartet books by Philip Reeve.

    Super 8 – A film incredibly similar to Stranger Things before that series was created.

    Youtube

    Brad Mondo – Very honest, funny, sweet hairdresser who reacts to people doing their own hair and also does tutorials.

    Music

    Kate Bush album Hounds of Love; Fun Loving Criminals album Scooby Snacks; Lady Ice (fellow Mancunian) single No Silence; Nadia Rose single Skwod.

    If there’s anything you want to ask me or to tell me, please leave a comment, I love reading them and replying to you!

    πŸ–€βœ¨Chrissieβœ¨πŸ–€

    Daily Gratitude Challenge – Home Sweet Home

    This is meant to be a daily gratitude challenge, created by Suzie Speaks but being the sporadic wench that I am, I’ll be dipping in and out of this so I’m not numbering the themes. I’ve also added categories so it wasn’t one big long waffle as I’m sure you know how much I like to wa….

    Home Sweet Home

    What style I’m rocking at home

    No matter how much lovely ‘loungewear’ I own (including oversize cardigans) 80% of the time I wear a long dressing gown draped around my shoulders, cloak style. So I’m grateful I can do this at home.

    The neighbourhood

    It’s a mix of races and nationalities and has a much lower crime rate these days. There are independent takeaways, hairdressers and ‘bit of everything’ shops, with one small suburban shopping centre of chain stores and charity shops. Ooh, I like that as the tittle for an indie song ‘Chain stores and charity shops’.

    Where is my home?

    I live with my Dad but also spend time at the blokes and my Dad spends time at his Missus and then we both spend time at home together. There’s two floors so we still have our own space and he does top-up shops for me. I hate washing up, he doesn’t mind. He hates vacing up, I love it! We watch Dragons Den, The Apprentice, The Voice, Great British Bake-off and shout enthusiastically at the telly. I’m greatful that when their paths do cross, my bloke and my Dad get along well.

    Yard or Garden

    There’s a tiny but lovely back yard which is full of flowers, which I am so grateful to sit out in on a nice day or just to look at from the settee.

    I moved to Cheadle Heath

    Just as the 2008 (?) recession hit and many companies went into liquidation. Working as a temp came in handy…until it didn’t and I had to move back home. I still had a few good friends and I met the bloke a week later so it didn’t feel like I was stuck at home. I usually get a cab or bus into town (only 15 mins) from my blokes to go to gigs or for nice meals out.

    The neighbours

    The top of the street is like a little community where the neighbourhood kids play out together, which really reminds me of the street in the 80’s. At the bottom (my bit) there are more private people. A few usually give me a big smile and a wave and I’m getting better at recognising them out of context (a common Aspergers thing), like when we are at the local shops etc.

    As usual, whoever wants to join in with this idea, please do!

    How does this differ from your home and neighbourhood?

    πŸ–€βœ¨Chrissieβœ¨πŸ–€

    Unpopular Opinions Makeup Tag

    My lovely friend Heather from Just Geeking By tagged me in this a while ago but because my iPad has decided to put the keypad right in the middle of the screen so I can’t see what I’m typing!? So I have to use my laptop for blogging, (which I keep at home) on days I don’t have brain fog.

    Popular Makeup Product You Don’t Like

    Brow kits. Unlike Heather, I have found shades which work for me (usually more ashy tones, oddly) but the wax just isn’t strong enough. My brows grow along and downward. I had to brush them through with hairspray on a spooly to stop them looking like Hagrid’s! I’m so glad I wear glasses now which cover them, and eye bags too.

    Popular Makeup Product/Brand That Everyone Else Seems To Hate But You Love

    The Body Shop. I’ve used their products since I was 12 in the 90’s and still rely on the Lipbalm from their Hemp range, everyday. I didn’t buy from the brand during the time they were owned by L’Oreal.

    Yes, it can be annoying having their reps creep into your DM’s but I don’t consider them to be one of the aggressive and greedy MLM’s that screw over their reps (which is bigger concern for me).

    I’m staying out of the whole JK Rowling debacle on both sides.

    Makeup Collab You Didn’t Like or Weren’t Interested In

    I have to agree with Heather on this one, I’m not that interested in who has designed the product as long as what it does, works for me. I really like Soph from Soph Does Life but I didn’t rush to buy her makeup because I have far too much makeup already.

    Popular Makeup Step That You Never Do

    Primer as it clogs my pores terribly. Stupidly I don’t use eyeshadow primer either, even though I have very oily lids, then wonder why my perfectly blended makeup looks muddy after half an hour. Yup, I need to buy some!

    Popular Beauty Influencer You Don’t Subscribe To/Watch

    People like James Charles as I think their unnatural look and the amount of layers they use is more along the drag side of makeup. I prefer to still look like myself, even with a full face of makeup on. No shade thrown to anyone.

    Popular Makeup Product/Brand That You Dont Use/Support Anymore

    Max Factor, L’Oreal because they STILL disgustingly test on animals (and sell in China). They also buy up cruelty free brands (simply to get the competition off the market), with no intention of becoming cf companies themselves but they still profit from well-intentioned shoppers who don’t want to support cruel companies.

    Makeup Trend That You Have No Interest In Trying

    Cut-creases. I know they are more of a wildly used technique than a trend these days. My skin is so soft (because of Hypermobilty Syndrome) and I have such little space between my eyes and brows that’s it’s almost impossible, unless I used a dark, narrow, almost graphic line. I tend to graduate colour sideways along my eyes and then go upward at the edges.

    Makeup Product That Worked Better In Theory. Either Swatched Better or Worked Better On Others Than You

    All over illuminator under/over foundation, specifically Charlotte Tilbury, Hollywood Flawless Filter. It showed up ALL of my flaws! If you already have very even, smooth skin with tiny pores then it will make you look even better. If you are like me, it will throw the textures and different depths on the surface of your skin into stark contrast with each other, oh and settle into your pores too. Gold pores – awesome.

    So let me know what you think of this post and if you want to join in then please do!

    πŸ–€βœ¨Chrissieβœ¨πŸ–€

    The Stuck at Home Blog Tag

    The Rules

    β€’ Thank the person that nominated you (I found this tag on Cranky Autistic and decided to join in!)

    β€’ Answer all the questions below

    β€’ Pingback to the creator: Ellyn at Allonsythornraxxbooks

    β€’ Nominate five other book bloggers to do this tag (or just leave it as a free-for-all)

    What Are You Currently Reading? 

    Tina Turner’s autobiography My Love Story. She writes like she’s having a chat with a friend, with all of her personality coming through.

    What’s Your Favourite Can’t Leave The House Activity?

    Connecting with people through blogging and social media. I don’t have a smart phone, so can’t do this out of the house, unless I’m in a free wi-fi area. I want to be fully engaged in the moment outside the house anyway.

    A Book You’ve Been Meaning to Read?

    The Velveteen Rabbit. I watched a cartoon film of it as a little kid and it was the first story that made me feel a crazy amount of emotions. “Whaaaaaaah!” “Yaaaaaaaaay!”

    An Intimidating Book on Your TBR?

    The last two books in the Otherworld series by Tad Williams. It’s very thick and pretty trippy and also disturbing in places so it was giving me vivid, hyper-real dreams of that nature. So literally and literary intimidating!

    Top Three Books on Your TBR?

    The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman (prequel to film Practical Magic)

    On The Come Up by Angie Thomas (an urban drama about an up and coming female rapper)

    Astragal by Albertine Sarrazin (Patti Smith loves this book)

    Recommend a Short Book

    Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley. A gritty neo-noir detective novel, covering race, the American dream, status, trust and self respect.

    Recommend a Long Book

    His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. An amazing multi-layered story. The film and TV adaptation missed out entire plot lines which were vital to understanding the thing as a whole. Please just read the book instead.

    Something You’d Love to Do While Stuck at Home? 

    Get into baking but have someone else shop for ingredients, take it out of the hot oven and then tidy up and wash up afterward. So I’d be chucking stuff into a bowl, mixing and awkwardly rolling/folding and messily filling/icing, all the fun stuff basically! I’m heavily playing the Dyspraxia and chronic fatigue card here aren’t I, hehee!

    What Book Do You Plan on Reading Next?

    A comedy-drama about three more-mature women going on a road trip together through Italy, having fun and discovering lots of surprises about themselves and each other. Can’t for the life of me remember who it’s by or what it’s called! It’s my light summer read for when I’m brain fogged in the heat (appropriate vague answer then I guess).

    Hope you found my (slightly random) answers interesting. I’m not tagging anyone as I don’t want them to feel pressured in this weirdest of times, so if you want to join in, then just join in!

    Tag me in your post so I can have a read of your answers and please make sure you mention the original creator Ellyn (link above).

    πŸ–€βœ¨Chrissieβœ¨πŸ–€

    Positive Quarantine Effects

    6 bonus things that have happened during quarantine:

    1. I’ve not washed my hair for two weeks (there’s only a bath where I am) and it feels and looks so naturally healthy, in shiny defined waves.
    2. I’ve not impulse bought food with wheat or dairy in so my nose, chin and tummy aren’t puffy/bloated. I have more energy and feel more upbeat and I love my features now!
    3. My skin is so healthy because I’ve been sticking to my skincare regimen.
    4. Me and the bloke have not killed each other.
    5. Meal planning doesn’t suck. It takes the stress of decision making away (a supermarket full of food yet you still come home with random shit that doesn’t make any recognisable dishes, sound familiar?) and isn’t boring or restrictive. As long as you plan enough meals to give you a choice and don’t have specific days where you have to eat them, it’s just like choosing from a menu.
    6. If you make a curry too hot and don’t have any yoghurt or cream (or dairy free versions) to swirl in it, you can add mayonnaise, so creamy!

    What have been your positive quarantine effects?

    πŸ–€βœ¨Chrissieβœ¨πŸ–€

    The Ultimate Film List Challenge

    Put an emoji against each film you’ve seen, count them up and see how you did!

    I got 162 out of 225

    The Revenant πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Rocky Horror Picture Show πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Grease πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Pirates of the Caribbean franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Harold Lloyd Safety Last πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Footloose

    Fight Club πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Parasite

    Maze Runner franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Great Gatsby πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Neverending Story

    Blazing Saddles

    Airplane πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Princess Bride πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Anchorman πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Crazy Rich Asians

    A Few GoodmenπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    In The Line of FireπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    How to Train Your Dragon films πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Napoleon Dynamite πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Labyrinth πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Saw

    Step Brothers πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    White Noise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Some Like It HotπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    50 First Dates

    The Princess Diaries πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Nightmare Before Christmas πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Scream franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Dark CrystalπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ginger SnapsπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Edward Scissor HandsπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Superbad πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Million Dollar Baby πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Harry Potter franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Resident Evil πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Wedding Singer πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Lilo & Stitch πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Finding Nemo πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Finding Neverland πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Jurassic Park films πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Signs πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    My Neighbour Totoro πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Coralline 😱

    White Chicks πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Butterfly Effect πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    13 Going on 30

    iRobot πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    AIπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Universal SoldierπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Devil Wears Prada πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Deep Impact! πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Gridiron Gang πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Never Been Kissed πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Meet The Parents πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    10 Things I Hate About YouπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Mean Girls πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    A Knights TaleπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    KING KONG

    The Terminal πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Sisterhood of the Travelling PantsπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Baby Driver

    Dumb & Dumber πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Final Destination franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    HalloweenπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Ring

    Bad SantaπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Hitchcock’s Rear Window

    Mrs Doubtfire πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Rock of AgesπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Practical Magic πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Chicago πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ghost Ship πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    From Hell πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    HellboyπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Secret Window πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    I Am Sam πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Truman ShowπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Day After Tomorrow πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Hunger Games franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Child’s Play

    Seed of Chucky

    Bride of Chucky πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    P.S. I Love YouπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Just Married πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Gothika

    Sixteen Candles

    Coach Carter πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Grudge

    The Mask πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Bad Boys franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Joy Ride

    Lucky Number Slevin

    AvatarπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Alien Franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ocean’s Eleven πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ocean’s TwelveπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ocean’s ThirteenπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Howls Moving CastleπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Bourne franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Bond franchise (new)πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Black Swan πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Kingsman: The Secret Service πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Princess and the Frog (Disney)πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Mummy franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Predator franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Fog πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ice Age franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Best Exotic Marigold HotelπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Independence Day πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Cujo

    A Bronx Tale

    Darkness Falls

    Christine πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    ET πŸ’—

    Children of the Corn

    Leon πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Maid in Manhattan πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    War of the Worlds πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Rush Hour franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Best Bet

    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    She’s All That πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Calendar Girls

    Sideways πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Mars Attacks πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Event Horizon

    Ever After

    Wizard of Oz (original)πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Forrest Gump πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Big Trouble in Little China πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Terminator franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ant Man πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Ant Man and the WaspπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Die Hard franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Spider Man franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Batman franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Blade RunnerπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Jeepers Creepers

    Jeepers Creepers 2

    Catch Me If You Can πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    The Little Mermaid πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Freaky Friday πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Reign of Fire

    The Skulls

    Cruel Intentions πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    BurlesqueπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Shrek️ franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Swimfan

    Miracle on 34th Street πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Old School

    The Notebook πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    K-PaxπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Krippendorf’s Tribe

    A Walk to Remember

    Kidulthood films πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Boogeyman

    The 40-year-old Virgin

    Little Miss SunshineπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Lord of the Rings franchise πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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    Hostel

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    House of 1000 Corpses

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    The Jacket

    Kung Fu Hustle

    Shaolin Soccer

    Night Watch

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    High Tension

    Club Dread

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    Mad Max (old or new)πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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    Ghostbusters franchiseπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Phantasm

    Water World 🀣

    Kill Bill Vol 1 πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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    Mortal Kombat

    Wolf Creek

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    The Hills Have Eyes

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    The Last House on the Left

    Re-Animator

    Army of Darkness

    Star Wars franchise

    Joker

    The Irishman

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    Evil Dead1

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    Team America: World Police

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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    Grown Ups

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    Inside Out

    How did you do?

    Let me know your score and what you want (or don’t want) to watch! I’ve got The Irishman, Joker and Inside Out on my watch list. I have no intention to watch any horror films – ever.

    πŸ–€βœ¨Chrissieβœ¨πŸ–€

    Would You Rather tag (with bonus christmas questions)

    I came across this on the awesome Hunida’s blog. It originated with The Newbury Girl Β (I think) but I wanted to keep the chain going so I joined in!

    1. Would you rather lose all of your money or all your sentimental items?

    When I first read this question I immediately thought I’d want to keep sentimental items (I do have a giant shoe box as a β€˜memory box’) but having no money would take away all of my independence and make me totally reliant on others. So it would have to be the items *sob*

    2. Would you rather experience unrequited love or never love at all?

    I don’t think I’d like to be incapable of love. The guys I’ve loved haven’t loved me back to the same extent and vice-versa. So to never be madly, intoxicatingly in love again would be okay with me!

    3. Would you rather own your own business or work for someone else?

    I don’t have the executive functioning to be my own executive (bad Aspie joke) and I’ve actually liked a lot of my bosses, so I’d work for someone else.

    4. Would you rather give up television (including streaming/YouTube) or reading?

    I get eye strain really easy when reading and I love that I can watch telly with people and chat about it.

    5. Would you rather give up sushi or tacos for the rest of your life?

    I’d give up tacos. The ones in the UK are really hard and crispy and just break in half as soon as you bight them. I love veggie sushi, it’s so refreshing but filing.

    6. Would you rather live in your hometown and never travel anywhere, or live in another country but never visit home?

    I have lived in my hometown all my life and love Manchester but it would be cool to live somewhere else and have my Dad visit me (he loves travelling btw).

    7. Would you rather live in the desert or live in a frozen tundra?

    Hmmm, extreme heat fatigue probs or terrible circulation probs. I’d be unconscious with the heat so frozen tundra it is.

    8. Would you rather eat dessert (but never dinner) or dinner (but never dessert)?

    I’m such a salty person – so to speak. I find a lot of deserts too sickly after a while.

    9. Would you rather run a successful blog or a successful YouTube channel?

    Blog! I hate the sound of my voice as my Dyspraxia means my pitch and tone can accidentally be a bit over the top (too dramatic) or really monotone (too sarcastic sounding), plus when I’m fatigued I sound a bit pissed, ha!

    10. Would you rather give up all makeup/cosmetics products or give up β€œdressing fashionably”?

    I need skincare but I actively try to avoid wearing anything that happens to be in fashion at the time. So I’d bin fashion (or the idea of things being in or out of fashion) in general actually.

    5 Bonus Christmas Questions!

    1. Christmas jumper or Christmas Jewellery?

    These 5 are my questions so I can cheat and say both jumper and jewellery, and a Crimbo scrunchy and pin badges and socks and…

    2. Classic or Contemporary Christmas Songs?

    Contemporary as in Stay Now by East 17 and All I Want For Christmas by Mariah.

    3. Christmas dinner with ALL of your family or dinner cooked by your fave chef in a restaurant?

    Well seeing as my Dad is going on holiday and he’s my only family, it would have to be a restaurant in this scenario. There’s a really fit Asian chef that was on Celebrity Masterchef this year.

    4. A big surprise present or five things off your wish list?

    As I’m (just about) financially stable and can’t buy my own stuff, I’d love a big surprise! Maybe a trip to see The Northern Lights.

    5. Snowball fight outside or ice skating at a rink?

    I tried to ice skate once, for fifteen terrifying minutes. I’m ace at snowball fights though, tactical and ruthless!

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    Please feel free to join in with this tag and include your own photos of your choices if you want, or just comment instead!

    πŸŽ„ChrissieπŸŽ„

    Mystery Blogger Award

    I was nominated for this award by Hunida over at Hunida’s Blog; a lifestyle/journal type blog that’s as honest as it is amusing and interesting. Thank you so much! It came at a good time for me as I was thinking my blog was all over the place these days but now I realise that’s why it’s fun!

    About the award:

    This is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

    Rules:

    • List the rules.
    • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
    • Answer the questions given to you.
      Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
    • Nominate other people to receive this award.
    • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.
    • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice; with one weird/funny question (specify)
    • Share a link to your best post(s).

    Hunida’s Q’s to Me

    (Weird/funny) Are you able to poop in public restrooms?

    LOL Only if there’s enough loo roll to pad the toilet bowl with first, to reduce the sound!

    What are your favorite foods in the breakfast category?

    I have my breakfast around 12.00pm – 1.00pm, usually some light deli type stuff from the fridge or a halloumi wrap if it’s a cheat day.

    What is your favorite brand and style of pens? How about pencils?

    Anything non scratchy and with a wide rubber grip as I grip my pens so tight, it’s like my life depends on it. Nothing smudgy either as I’m left handed.

    What do you do when you have a really bad headache?

    Curl up and sleep, wherever I happen to be!

    Do you use a laptop, desktop, cell phone, or tablet to blog on?

    Laptop or tablet depending on whether I’m typing and adding links or editing photo’s with apps.

    Three Things About Myself

    1. I’m proud to be neurodiverse (Google it)
    2. I need hugs on a daily basis as they sort of recharge me
    3. I’ve never met anyone who likes a larger range of music and TV genres than myself – although I’d love to!

    I Nominate:

    Megan @ A Geeky Gal

    Cher @ The Chicago Files

    Alexis Chateau @Β Alexis Chateau

    Mariah @ Bizarre Brunette

    Meghan @ Got Meghan’s Blog

    Michelle @ A Geek Girls Guide

    I get the feeling the dudes I follow wouldn’t join in with blog tags, but if you identify as a dude or an alien or whatever and you want to join in, please do!

    My Questions for you

    1. Would you rather be a famous super hero and have lots of vague friends OR be the normal you and have a few close friends?
    2. How has your blogging style changed since you started and why?
    3. If you could make a pizza OR a milkshake/smoothie and add ANY ingredients to it (no judgment) what would you make?
    4. If you could have one small-medium wish, what would it be? (NOT endless wishes lol)
    5. What is the most important thing in the world to you?
    6. What decade do you feel suits your personality and style the most?

    My Best Post

    Polly Pocket Bag from Truffle Shuffle review

    ❀Chrissie❀

    The Geeky Girl Tag

    I know I’ve done this before but it was quite a while ago and likes and dislikes change over time, so I’m doing it again! I noticed this recently on A Geeky Gal and those are the questions I’m using today.

    What is your must-have tech gadget?

    It has to be my iPad. Here’s a pretentious thing to say – if I didn’t also have an iMac, I’d be lost without my iPad. Urgh, I know right!? I realise I’m very, very lucky to have both but I can’t choose between them as often they are my link to the outside world and company during the day, rather than just house plants and delivery drivers.

    Which house do you belong to in Hogwarts?

    I’d have to say Gryffindor because it’s summed up by courage, honour, courtesy, justice, and a readiness to help the weak. I am a very full-on person when it comes to standing up for myself and calm when navigating possibly dangerous situations. I’ve always stood up for others too and have a very strong sense of fairness and justice.

    Who is your favorite Doctor?

    Has to be Christopher Eccleston, mainly as I fancy the arse off him.

    If you could have dinner with any fictional character, who would it be?

    If you look at how Spock behaves when he’s been on the Enterprise for a long time and how he logically thinks about problems but how he cares about others welbeing, I’m sure he’s an Aspie (although no one has ever officially confirmed this).

    What is your gaming system of choice?

    Playstation is what I had then and its what I have now, with a mostly ignored XBox in between.

    If you had a super power, what would it be?

    Teleportation. I would go on clothes shopping sprees (where I’d get to try stuff on, rather guessing sizes online) and buy free-from veggie food for lunch from my fave places. I’d visit cities and national parks around the world. I’d go on beach holidays but only for ten minutes at a time because of the heat. I’d do some superhero stuff too, of course but only after I’d finished my Humingbird cupcake from New York’s Magnolia Bakery.

    What is your favorite fantasy world?

    Rivendell. Just look at that architecture and nature!

    If you could be any fictional race, what would you be?

    This is a bit of weird answer but I look very different from most English people and from my family. I’m also an Aspie so I don’t get a lot of what people do. For instance in Manchester people say “Y’oright?” but they aren’t actually asking “Are you all right?” It’s just a way of saying “Hi”. But I find myself thinking they must be concerned about my health if I’m having a wobbly/fatigued day and genuinely answering them – doh! Also when people say “Yeah, we’ll have to catch up sometime.” I’m like “Ok, when?” then I realise they didn’t actually mean that either. So a lot of the time I feel like I’m already from some other race, from some other planet anyway.

    Star Trek or Star Wars?

    Star Trek as I think the new Star Trek Discovery series is engaging, well written and well acted and because Jason Issacs.

    List your top 5 geektastic movies or TV Series.

    • Westworld
    • Jessica Jones
    • Elementary
    • Santa Clarita Diet LOL
    • Extant
    • List your top 5 favorite video games. (26 years of gaming!)
    • Spyro The Dragon/Sonic The Hedgehog
    • Metal Gear Solid – The Phantom Pain/Titan Fall
    • Teken/Mortal Kombat
    • GTA/Any Winter X game
    • Devil Dice/8 Ball Pool

    Hope you found my answers interesting and feel free to join in!

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