For those of you who don’t know, 73 Questions is a feature in Vogue magazine that asks some of the biggest celebs 73 quick fire questions in order to get to know them better. Over the last few weeks in particular, it’s become quite popular in the blogging community, where writers answer the questions themselves, and tag 12 fellow bloggers at the end of it. Last week, I was tagged by the lovely Chloe from Writing the Blues Away, and the fabulous Charlotte from Time to Talk and I couldn’t wait to get started!
What’s your usual Starbucks order? I normally go for a latte with a shot of caramel or vanilla. As I’m still not at the stage where I can properly drink coffee, I’ll also chuck a shit load of sugar in there as well.
What does your workstation look like? For my day job, I currently have a set up in our spare bedroom, with a desk and my work laptop, but everything else in there is a goddamn mess. For my personal blog, I’m usually set up on the sofa with my laptop and a notebook!
Favourite food? You can’t go wrong with pasta. Carb heaven.
Favourite author? It’s a tie between Giovanna Fletcher, Sally Rooney and Bryony Gordon.
What do you think of open relationships? Personally it’s not for me, but each to their own.
What is your favourite video game? Does The Sims count? I’ve spent endless days lying like an upturned turtle playing The Sims and I’m not even sorry.
Guilty pleasure treat? Retro sweets – especially Fruit Salads! Currently, it’s also binge watching Normal People and putting myself through the emotional turmoil again and again.
Favourite movie? I’ve got several but if I had to choose I think it’d have to be The Little Mermaid.
Favourite book? Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon.
Twitter or Instagram? As much as I love Instagram, when it comes to blogging I’ve discovered that Twitter is the place to be!
Desktop or laptop? Laptop.
Best advice you’ve ever received? Drink a pint of water before you go to bed after you’ve had a heavy night out.
What project are you working on right now? Right now, it’s just trying to keep my blog up together. I’m still nowhere near a proper routine with it after moving house!
Favourite colour? It actually varies with me, but currently it’s blue.
Did you get good grades in school? Mostly. Maths and PE were never great but everything else I did fairly well at!
Dream job? Right Now? Writer!
Play any sports? I don’t play any sports but exercise wise I do a fair bit of pilates.
Do you have a degree? Yes. I have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Counselling.
What’s your favourite kind of blog post? I love a list post!
What do you like to collect? I don’t really collect anything but I have a huge collection of DVDs.
Describe yourself in three words. Stubborn, organised, sarcastic.
If you were a rapper, what would your stage name be? Sassy Cat.
Who was the last person you DM’d? One of my friends.
What’s on top of your wishlist right now? For covid to fuck off so we can get back to normal.
Sorting house? Unpopular opinion but I’m not a fan of Harry Potter. Soz. Please don’t unfollow me.
How many tattoos do you have? Technically four, but I’m counting it as three. I have one on my ankle, two on my wrist (which I count as one) and one on my foot.
What are you most grateful for this year? My husband, my Mum, and my friends.
What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this month? We celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary!
What’s the best thing that’s happened to you today? I lit my new Iggy Box candle and it smells BEAUTIFUL.
What’s the best thing ever? Definitely has to be cats. My Tilly is my world.
Favourite season? I love Spring. Everything feels so fresh and pretty.
Favourite holiday? Probably Christmas – food, presents, and family. YAAASS.
What fictional character do you relate to the most? Either Elliott from Scrubs or Monica from Friends.
Do you like surprises? I’ve never really experienced a “big” surprise but I quite like a surprise present.
What’s the biggest surprise you’ve ever had? My 21st birthday when my Mum bought me my first car!
Which surprise made you cry? I don’t think I’ve had any surprises that have made me cry. Good or bad!
What’s the best surprise you’ve given someone else? I made my Mum a huge photo collage of pictures of the two of us and our various pets over the years. She loved it!
Do you like muffins? I bloody love muffins.
Do you cook often? I don’t. I’m a terrible cook.
What’s your favourite dessert? Sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream.
Is there a dessert you don’t like? Gateau. There’s something about cold cake that really puts me off.
Cake or pie? Definitely cake.
What’s your least favourite food? Unpopular opinion but…cheese. My friends have regularly said that I’m a wrong’un.
What’s your favourite condiment? Barbecue sauce!
It’s 4am on a random Saturday. What are you eating? To be fair I wouldn’t be eating, I’d be sleeping.
If you could teach a college class, what would it be called? Every Taylor Swift song ranked.
Best animated film? I’ve already said The Little Mermaid, but shout out to Anastasia too. Such an underrated film!
What has a guy said or done to impress you? My husband (at the time, just my BF) bought me Russell Howard tickets for my 18th birthday. He’s of course done so many things to impress me over the years but this was probably the first one!
Best thing to do on a first date? Make me laugh.
Worst thing to do on a first date? Sit on your phone the whole time.
What’s the best pick up line? Not really a fan of pick up lines to be honest.
Best comic book character? Not really into comic books, but if I had to pick I guess I’d go for Catwoman. Obvs. Jessica Jones is pretty damn cool as well.
Name three things that can always be found in your purse. Hand sanitiser, mints, IBS tablets.
Favourite drink? Alcoholic – gin and tonic. Non alcoholic – full fat Coke.
If you could play a historical character in a movie, who would it be? Um. Can I say Anastasia again? Major dress goals in that movie.
Kittens or puppies? Kittens but puppies are also life.
Favourite sushi roll? Emetophobia and sushi don’t really mix so I don’t really have one.
What lipstick do you use? I don’t really use lipstick anymore, but I for special occasions I’ll wear Barry M’s matte lip kit.
What foundation do you use? At the moment I’m using L’Oreal True Match.
Blow dry or air dry? Blow dry. My hair looks awful when I leave it air dry.
Who is your fashion icon? Taylor Swift and Daisy Edgar Jones.
Favourite Disney character? I have a top three: Ariel (obvs), Hades from Hercules, and Iago from Aladdin. Sassy lil’ bird.
What are you doing tomorrow? Working during the day and getting on the wine in the evening.
Movie you laughed the hardest through? Both of The Inbetweeners movies.
Movie that made you cry? Where does the list end? Most recently it was A Star is Born, but others that do the job are Marley & Me, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, there’s loads!
If you could sing a duet with anybody, who would you choose? Again, Taylor Swift.
If your life was a song, what would the title be? “Are you sure?”
What’s your favourite animal? Cats obvs.
Favourite illustrator? Nick Sharratt’s illustrations in Jacqueline Wilson’s books were basically my entire childhood.
Person you’d like to have coffee with? I’ve said Taylor Swift too many times already so I’ll go for Paul Mescal.
What country would you like to visit? I’d love to go to America – especially New York.
Best way to decompress? A gin and tonic and a sitcom.
The rule is to nominate 12 fellow bloggers to answer the questions too, but I’m not entirely sure who’s done them already, so I’ve nominated 10 lovely ladies below – although don’t feel you have to do it!
Liz (Anxiety & Liz)
Lauren (Bournemouth Girl)
Kirsty (Love Popcorn)
Tinkablee (Little Tinkablee)
Nyxie (Nyxie’s Nook)
Ami (Undercover Superhero)
Sophia (Sophia Patel)
Emma (Believe in Bumble)
Charlotte (Time to Talk)