Christmas Nostalgia




I find that December is all about looking back at the year more so once we are over Christmas and heading towards New Year. People never really seem to reflect on Christmas I found this tag last Christmas however I did not have time to publish it so I thought I would share it this festive season. 


What’s you favourite Christmas Movie?
I think I would have to say that it is the Muppet’s Christmas Carol as I have a feeling that this is one of the only ones I have seen, What can I say I am not a massive Christmas movie fan I just watch normal movies throughout the year. 

Have you ever had a white Christmas?
I can not remember one however, they may have been one when I was small which I do not remember. I think I would like one as it would feel very magical but this may just be me and wanting pictures of Jess playing in the snow and posing for Instagram. 

Where do you spend the big day?
I have always spent it at home with my parents for as long as I can remember. Since Jess came into the world it means that I have had to go down south between Christmas and New Year so that we can have another Christmas with Daddy and his family. I can only imagine how much easier it is going to be when we get our own house. 

What’s your favouite Christmas Song?
I feel like I would have to say Mariah Carey all I want for Christmas is you, however I do feel like we could do with some new Christmas songs as they are all getting a bit dated now but this may just be me the old ones are the best though. 

Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
No we have to wait till Christmas or after Christmas to be able to open presents. Even if we see people before the big day and get presents we have never been allowed to open them I feel like this may ruin part of Christmas for me if we could.

Can you name all of Santa’s Reindeers?
No I know I only know a few – Rudolph, Vixen, Cupid Dasher, Dancer, Prancer

What holiday tradition are you looking forward to this year?
Just been together as a family is the biggest tradition I am looking forward to because there is nothing better than been with family because I feel like we do not spend a lot of time together anymore not really good quality time. 

Is your tree real or fake? 
We have a fake one never have had a real one I doubt we will for a while because of the needles we don’t her to hurt herself on them. Maybe when she is more grown up and she knows she has to be careful.

What is your favoutite all time Christmas food?
I would have to say the twiglets which only seem  to come out at Christmas I refuse to entertain small bags or pigs in blankets which I really seem to enjoy as well. 

Be honest do you prefer receiving or giving gifts the best?
I am going to have to say giving because I enjoy seeing the look on other people’s faces when they get the gifts which I have purchased. I always find it pretty awkward when I am receiving gifts however we all know this could just be me

What is the best gift you have ever received?
I think back in the day it must have been when I got a new phone however, one Christmas that does standout it was around 6 years ago when I go a laptop without that none of this would have been possible. I only upgraded it around 18 months ago after a pretty good life it did start to die on me. Or last year when Joe paid for me to go to a log cabin in Yorkshire which was super beautiful. 

What would your dream place to visit for the holiday season be?
I would love to visit a log cabin in the snow so maybe in one of the Scandinavian countries lots of good food and lovely log fire which would help to keep us all warm

Are you a pro present wrapper or fail miserably? 
I am not the greatest but not the worst I would say that I am somewhere in the middle. You would not find my wrapping on Instagram at all for either reason

Most memorable Christmas moment?
I would like to say Jess’s first Christmas however, this may be because I have been looking back at the photographs recently and this is why it seems to be really vivid for me. It was such a special time I will have to admit been able to get excited about Christmas again because you have someone small for the magic to be real again. 

What made you realise the truth about Santa? 
I honestly don’t have a clue

What makes the holidays special for you?
Family and spending time with them some who I do not see for a while but it is always nice to have a good catch up with them 

Have you done this tag if so leave the link below in the comments

Charlotte x 

Baby Name Tag

In the last few months, I have seen a lot of Youtubers dot the baby name tag and it has become one of my favouite videos to watch because I am noisy and like to see what other people think of names. I actually saw my lovely friend Emily do it on her blog so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and do it as well.

1. What is your favourite boy and girl’s name from the top UK names list?

For a girls name I think I would have to go with the name Scarlett which I think is just such a pretty and really girly name without sounding too cute and young. I do not actually know anybody called this at the moment but I am sure this will change now I have said it.  For a boy my favourite name is Logan which I think is all to do with Xmen but for me it a really strong and powerful name which is maybe the reason behind why I like it so much.

2. What is your least favourite boy and girl’s name from the top UK names list?

For a girl it has to be Jessica, I know the reason why it is my least favourite because this is what so many people ask if Jess is name actually is when you tell them her name. No, it is not I feel like getting her a t-shirt which says Just Jess maybe that could be her blog in the future she was one of only 15 Jess’s registered in the UK in 2015.  For a boy it has to be Bobby there are some personal reasons and the fact is that I just don’t think the name Bob would suit a child now. Sorry if your kid’s names are these.

3. If you had twins, what would you name them? (G/G, B/B, B/G)

Oh, this is a hard one I think girls would be Scarlett & Daisy, boys Jacob & Harry, Boy and girl would be Scarlett & Jacob. For some reason  it is a lot harder for me to think of boy names I like maybe because I seem to know a lot more guys than I do girls and their names remind me of so many people.

4. If you could change your name to anything what would it be?

No, I wouldn’t even though my name is super common it has not done anything to annoy me too much and it has lasted me 22 years so why change it now.

5. You have four children, any gender, their first names all have to start with the same letter. What would their names be?

Jess, Jacob, Jordan, Josh I don’t think I could have all J names thought it would confuse me way too much and I would be pretty outnumbered.

6. What’s your favourite animal inspired name?

Leo which is Latin for Lion I think this is a name which I like and an animal name which people wouldn’t think is too out there and different.

7. What’s your favourite colour inspired name?

Violet without a doubt it is such amazing name for a little girl and it is not one which you seem to hear too often. 

8. What are your top 3 favourite boy names?

Jacob, Harry & Matt 

9. What are your top 3 favourite girl names?

Scarlett, Daisy & Masie
10. What is your favourite celebrity baby name?
I had to have a google because I can never remember celebrity baby names however, I really like Luna which is John Legend’s little girls name I think it is something which is super different and so cute and very pretty without been too unique as well. 
11.What is your ultimate guilty pleasure name?

I guess I don’t have one because how can a name be a guilty pleasure I really do not understand this. 

12. What are your most hated baby names?

I don’t hate it any baby name as this is very strong word but a name which I am not a huge fan of is the name Bear I don’t know why maybe it is just cute while they are young but I do not see a grown man called Bear.

13. A baby name based on a food / drink?

I think I am going to have to say Louie which is a crab I think it is one which you could use and people would not think that it was too unique and I do not think there are many people who I actually know who have this name. 

14. A baby name based on a month?

This for sure is not a name I would use at all because I do not think you could get away with it but September I think it is different but who knows I might start a new trend and this might become a new name. 

15. Choose a baby name from a movie?

Logan, of course,  I think this is a beautiful name and of course, it is from the Xmen which is one of my favourite series of films so it only seems fitting. 

16. Choose a name that is already in your family.

Noah, I think is a really beautiful name, however, I know so many people called this now so I do not think I would be using this in the future should I have any more children.

What do you think of the names I have chosen. If you have not do this tag and would love to please do, leave me your links in the comments because for sure I will check them out.

Charlotte x






Falling For Fall Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Sarah from mummycatnotes she is a lovely fellow Mummy bloggers who is you have not checked out you should. I am so thankful that she tagged me because autumn/fall is one of my favourite seasons of the year.

What is your favorite Fall scent? 


I think one of my scents is the cold mornings because it is amazing I love the crispness in the air because nothing like it at the other time of the year. I am no one who loves the sweet scents which come out because of Halloween I love the licorice scent of candles which come out for sme reason at the time of year as well. 
Do you prefer apple stuff or pumpkin stuff?

This is a hard one for me because I do not think I have ever had a pumpkin I like the scent I know this thanks to Lush and their bath bombs but I think I would have to say apple because it’s so fresh and crisp as well. 

What is one thing that you look forward to every single Fall?

I would say bonfire night I don’t think that there is anything more magical than getting wrapped up all cosy and warm heading out somewhere to watch pretty colours pop and fill up the skies. I hope that Jess does change her mind on them because currently, they are something which scares her. 


How do you like to spend the more chilly/cloudy days in the Fall?

In the ideal world where I do not have uni work coming out of my ears, I would love to spend it all cosey on the sofa maybe with a blanket or something watching a good children’s film may be something from Disney because there is a lot of them that I am yet to see. I would love something like a huge mug of hot chocolate as well. 

Which do you prefer: Halloween or Thanksgiving? 

Due to the fact that I am in the UK and we do not have Thanksgiving I would have to say that I prefer Halloween, however, this is a holiday which I would say we do not do much for at the moment. Currently this year the only plan is to dress Jess up on the day for a party which they are having at nursery. It’s not something we go crazy about this may change when Jess becomes a little bit older who knows.

What is one way you do to embrace the Fall season? 

I think its boots because they are so amazing they keep your feet dry and it is a way that you can rock the fluffy socks which keep my feet super warm. For some reason, they are something which I do not get out until the autumn but I wish I could them on all year long with leggings. 

What photos would you like to get this Fall season?

I would love to be able to get some amazing pictures of Jess playing in the leaves I think because it is the first year she can properly walk which means that being an outdoors child she is always going to be want to be outside so I have the chance of this. I have a picture in my head of her in a nice coat and her boots playing walking along in the leaves. 

Favorite childhood memory from this season? 

Just returning to school after the holidays and the excitement of the build up to Christmas and all huddling around the single radiator that works in the school or sitting on the pipes which used to be warm. Always having some amazing roast dinners which you seem to eat more of when the weather becomes a little bit rubbish. 

What is your favorite trend (fashion/makeup/etc) so far this season? 

As a mum who is always busy I have has a lot of time to look but I would say it is ankle boots because they are something which is are always really comfortable and on the top of my list. I think in a couple of weeks I will have to get them out because so far it has been way to mild so I have not had them out. 

Describe what the Fall weather really looks like where you live. 

Windy, bit wet at the moment, being in England where its pretty much always raining and a nice temperature however, this year we seem to be having warmer days and it does not seem to be raining that much at the moment however, I am sure this is something which is going to change in the coming weeks. 

I am not going to tag anyone, because Fall is nearly over I guess but if anyone wants to go for it do it and leave your link in the comments and I will check it out. 

Charlotte x


Tell Me More Tag

I was looking through my blog and the posts which I want to share with you in the next few weeks and realised that a lot of them are hauls as I have been purchasing a lot of things since I have a lot more free time since I finished university for the summer, Or reviews and tips of things which I feel could be useful to people this summer. While scrolling through social media which I do when I am looking for inspiration I noticed Sian from Theenglisheverygirl had done thing tag which shares a little bit more information about yourself with your readers. I realised that this is something which I have not done in the longest time so I though I would do this tag.

What’s the story behind your blog name?

When I was looking for a new name for my blog following the relaunch I had a lot of ideas and to be honest the name cupsofcharlotte comes from the fact that I want my blog to be like having a cup of coffee or something with a friend. I thought the best way to incorporate this idea within my name and that is how cupsofcharlotte was born.
What’s your real reason for blogging?

The main reason when I started was because I want somewhere where we can look back in a few years time when Jess is older and look back and see what we were doing what at any time. How we felt and also I feel like blogging is a great way for family to keep up with what Jess is doing as you know a few of them do not live close so it is a great way to get updates I know that Joe reads at the moment for this reason and also to see if he has had a mention. 

Best thing about blogging?

Actually been able to write and say what you want as a student I do a lot of writing however, the majority of it is for assignments where I do not have the chance to be creative say what I want and write in my own style. However, on my blog I have full control and I love it even taking pictures to remember memories helps as I think I wouldn’t take as many pictures if it was not for my blog. 

Worst thing about blogging?

The way that people can change once they get a big following you can go from speaking to them so much and almost speaking every single day to them not even bothering with you and unfollowing you on social media once they have a large enough following. I am not saying this happens to everyone once they get a larger following but losing friends is the worst part of blogging. 

Proudest moment so far?

I would say working with some of the amazing brands we have had the opportunity to work with. When I started never did I think that I would be lucky enough to be send products to try and share my opinions with you all. Another product moment which if you have a blog you will understand is my DA hitting 21 which means I have more opportunities now. 

What are your ultimate blogging goals? Don’t be shy!

Blogging for me is only a hobby as much as I love it is not something I can see myself doing full time to be honest however, should that happen it would be amazing.  One thing which I would love to do is get into coding more and maybe one day self host my own blog but I know that this will not be for at least a few years yet.

If you released a book, what genre would it be?

I would be shocked if I ever wrote a book to be honest but it would be a rom-com style something which is really easy to read because that is the type of book I like to read so I would have to publish something I would be likely to read. 

If you released products, what would they be? Homeware, beauty, or something unexpected?

If I was to bring out products I would love a few different ranges I would love to have my own candle brand as they are something I have a huge passion for, I think I would also bring out a kids clothing line like the brands you see on Instagram. Finally I think I would bring out some stationery because everyone loves it and with out I could not be as organised as I am. 

What would you name the products and why?

I have no clue I have’t thought about it in enough detail because I know it is only something which I can dream of doing.
What has blogging taught you?

That it doesn’t matter if your friends are miles away from you they will always have your back and be able to help you should you need them.  Being nice to actually pay off because if you are a bitch nobody is going to want to be friends with you and you will not succeed. 

Sum up your blog in three words!

Lifestyle, Family, Me

If you do the tag let me know in the comments I would love to read them 

Charlotte x

Getting To Know Dad

Father’s Day is an occasion which we are yet to celebrate actually been together as a family and this will be the second one which we have had Jess for.  The reason behind this is because this time last year he was at work in Ireland it was close to his 6 months out there and then, of course, this year he is out in the Falklands.  Joe’s birthday falls around the father’s day this year it is the Monday before which means that it makes the occasion a little bit harder because we have to get him to sets of presents.

I was reading the lovely Harriet’s blog where she did an interview with her children so that you could find out a little bit more about the guy her kids call Dad. As you can imagine Jess is a little bit too young to do this but due to the fact that he is featured more on my blog now due to us doing the Dear Dada series every Sunday, I thought I would still answer the questions so you can get to know him a little bit better.

WHAT’S THE MOST FUN THING DADDY HAS EVER DONE WITH YOU?

Daddy and Jess have done some pretty fun things together however, I think I would say that some of the most fun things they have done together are when they have spent time together either in the park or the beach because both of them seem to go crazy and have so much fun. 

WHAT’S DADDY’S FAVOURITE THING TO DO?

One of Daddy’s favouite things to do when he is not spending family time is to be gaming with his online friends I am unsure how they all will have coped without him because of the fact is can not play with them while he is out there. I think they will be some serious catching up to be done when he is back good job it is going to be winter and Jess will not want to play out as much. 

WHAT’S THE MOST EMBARRASSING THING DADDY’S EVER DONE? WHAT MAKES YOU SAY “OH DADDY, STOP!”

Due to the fact that Jess is still so young, I don’t think that there is anything Joe does which makes her think Daddy stop it but I am sure this is something which will change in the next few years as she gets older because we all have Dad’s which want to embarrass us. 

WHAT DOES DAD DO AT WORK?

Daddy is in the Army which means that he has to go away to work a lot currently he is on a 6-month deployment and we hope to see him sometime in September for a couple of weeks if we are lucky that is. He is fully home in November. 

IF DAD COULD HAVE ANY JOB IN THE WORLD WHAT WOULD IT BE?

A stay at home gaming Dad he would love to be able to game and watch Jess grow up because I know this is something which he hates when he is not around the time which he misses out on. Maybe one day when I am a millionaire he can do this. 

WHAT MAKES DAD REALLY HAPPY?

Family time because after all, Jess is his work she is his little princess and she means more than the world to him. 

WHAT’S DADDY REALLY GOOD AT?

Daddy is really good at driving Mummy around when she demands to go places and can not be bothered to go alone as well as gaming and been a great all around Daddy. 

IF DAD COULD BE ANYONE IN THE WORLD, WHO WOULD HE BE?

Captian America or Thor because they are mummy’s favourite people in the world

WHAT WAS DAD’S FAVOURITE HOLIDAY?

I personally don’t know that Daddy has not had many which have been abroad so I am going to say Norfolk and if he is read it he will know why. 

IF DAD COULD GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE?

Canada to see one of his friends and maybe to America because it is a place where before Jess was born he thought about moving to live

IF YOU WERE GOING TO GET DAD A GIFT, WHAT WOULD HE LIKE?

A family day because not everything is about the gifts maybe he would love some sweeties because we all know he can not resist Haribo

Why not take part in this tag and let us know a bit more about your Dad?
Charlotte x

Soundtrack To My Life

Thank you to the amazing Nicola from Mummytodex for tagging me in this post all about music that have defined a period of my life. Back in the day music actually used to play a huge part in my life at the moment, it doesn’t play as much of a part but I am sure this will change again in the future. Without further ado this is the soundtrack to my life you will realise that I listen to so many genres.

Status Quo – Rocking over the world. I think this song reminds me of so many memories I remember it been played when Hull FC had won the Challenge Cup way back in 2005. I was only 10 at the time but remember vividly after the club song that this was played. I have been lucky to see Status Quo twice with my Mum and they were amazing I think this is where the love for rock music comes from.

Meatloaf- Paradise by the dashboard lights is another oldie but goodie this song reminds me when we used to have tapes in the car who else remembers that? My dad used to always put meatloaf on on the way back from my Nan’s house who lived around 45 mins away we used to turn the music up so loud and sing at the top of our lungs. I think I might still know every word to this song clearly my parents have good musical taste.

The first song which I had to mention was My Chemical Romance- I’m Not Okay (I Promise) back when I was in high school this song used to be one of my favourites. I went through a full-on emo stage and was always listening to bands like MCR. We always used to blast this out throughout mobile phones and then sing along to it who else remembers doing this. 

Avcii – Wake Me Up this song reminds me of the summer before I went to university which was a strange time for me because of the fact my parents had just got back together after nearly a year apart. I was in a relationship with someone now I know I didn’t love which ended shortly after starting uni. As soon as I hear this song I think back to this time. I think I wanted to wake up when I had moved and started my new life.
Lana Del Rey- Summertime Sadness is one of the most random songs the reason that this song is on the list is because I vividly remember that this was the song which Joe was blasting out pretending to be cool when we first met. I must admit that it is not the best song which he could have been playing because I am sure that it is actually about a breakup but I will never forget him blasting it out at my first university house when we met for the first time after months of talking.  

The final song for now is Calvin Harris – How deep is your love the reason behind this is because this was the song which was playing when Jess was born. I had a C-section as some of you may know and in the theatre, they had a radio on and as she was born this song which was playing so this song is always to play a massive part in my life. This song was one which changed my life as such. 
I know that there will be important songs in my life in the future which will be the song track to my life. 
I am not going to tag anyone but if you want to do this tag feel free and leave me a link if you do in the comments below.
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Charlotte x

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I really love reading more about people behind the blogs I think I am going to try and share more about me in the next few months because I actually want this to feel like a personal blog and like you actually know me personally.  I was tagged by the lovely Beth who if you don’t already read her blog you should she set me 10 questions in which I am going to answer in this post. 





1. What made you start blogging?
The reason why I started blogging on this blog was because I wanted to record memories of Jess while she is growing up because I have seen fellow bloggers do this and I feel like this is a really good idea because she can look back when she is older. I love been able to share my thoughts with you as well because I have learnt so much from other bloggers hopefully I will be able to help at least one of you in the future.

2. What’s your signature dish to cook for dinner?

I am not one of those who gets to cook a lot but I would say one of my signature dishes when I do get to would either be a pasta dish or a stirfry these are things which I am usually cooking if I actually cook. I don’t have a set recipe usually I just end up freestyling and doing what I want so it comes out every time. 
3. What’s been your proudest parenting moment so far?
I am going to be one of those really annoying people who say that they can not select just one proud moment Jess makes me proud every single day she has adapted to commuting and going to nursery so well. I think I so proud when she does something like a big girl at the moment she is learning to use her reins so she can go for walks and she is so tidy she loves to put things in the bin as well as been so helpful, They are just a couple of reasons why I am so proud of my little girl. 
4. Who is your celebrity crush

I have to say Sam Burgess oh wait can I be greedy and say his twin brothers as well. If you do not know who they are they are rugby league players for South Sydney they are just so beautiful. I met Sam before he went to Australia and he was one of the nicest people you could ever meet. 
5. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Currently, I have a few people at the moment seem to be grinding my gears the main one for me at the moment is people who do not move out of the way of my pram. Usually, I am in a rush I either need to get to University or for a train and people will stand right in front of my wheels which means I can not move past them. As some of you may know some parts of York are narrow and it can mean me having to go on the road. Another thing which annoys me is people who sit in the disabled section when there is nothing wrong with them I store my pram usually with Jess in it and will move if someone needs it more than me however, this is not common a lot of people don’t and this means Jess can not see me and I end up sitting in the luggage rack. 
6. What is the thing you would most like to achieve this year?
I would love to complete my second year of university with a decent grade hopefully a 2:1 but if it is a 2:2 and I have more work to do next year this is not something which really bothers me. I also would love to achieve my blogging goals because it is something which has become a huge passion to me again this year and I am already seeing the benefits of the work I am putting in 
7. Where is the best place you’ve been to on holiday?
I have been so lucky to go on some amazing holiday’s so I could not choose one I think that I would say that somewhere like Egypt because it was so beautiful where we stayed as well as Cyprus can you tell that I love the heat. This year it doesn’t look like I will be travelling abroad but this does not bother me too much because hopefully I will get to explore some amazing parts of the UK but currently have no plans booked
8. What’s your go to midnight blogging snack?
I can’t make it to midnight without a snack for me it is more like ten maybe if we are lucky half ten. As Joe found out near the Christmas period I love toasties I think I had him making them nearly ever night when I was at his and blogging it is something I love. Twiglets are also something else which I love to eat while blogging maybe I should find something healthier in the future. 
9. Are you a messy play lover or hater, and why?
I do not get to do a lot of messy play due to the fact that we only have the weekends and there are a lot of people in the house when we could do it. I think when we have some time off during the summer months I will find out because Jess will not be at nursery as much and this is where she does a lot of her messy play and I have a feeling that she may end up missing it.
10. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

I think that I have had a multiple but they are all around the same element of not caring what people think and doing what you want to this is something which I live to every single day because I have come to realise that you can not please every single person so why try to do this.
I am going to tag a handful of bloggers
Claire from dearmummybear
Amy from allthingsamy
Katie from golddust
Emily from babiesandbeauty
The 10 questions I have for them are:
What’s you biggest blogging achievement?
What is one thing you are looking forward to this year?
Which is your favourite social media?
What’s one tip for new parent you wish someone has told you?
What kind of music do you listen too?
You can only eat one meal for the rest of your life what is it?
What is one thing you would love to achieve this year?
What is your favourite Disney movie?
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Who is your celebrity crush?

I hope you learnt a bit about me from this tag and you enjoyed it please check out everyone I have mentioned in this post because they are all amazing girls?

Charlotte

Reasons Why I Am Rocking Motherhood

Motherhood is something which people make look super easy but I can tell you from my own experience sometimes this is not the case. If you are like me sometimes you will feel super guilty for doing certain things like currently, I feel guilty because I have not spent a lot of time with Jess recently because I have been revising for my exams.  I also feel like I may miss some of the milestones which she is the achievement because of uni but I know in the long run it is for the best. I also feel like I do not celebrate enough of the amazing achievements which we have together.  I was tagged by Katie from livinglifeourway to post 10 reasons why I am rocking motherhood.

  • I feel like I am constantly winging it when it comes to parenting I have never actually read a book on it at all. I am always following my own instincts and I seem to be doing pretty good at the moment because Jess is still alive.
  • I spend more money on Jess than I do on myself this girl has a way better wardrobe than me and I would not have it any other way because she really is my princess. 
  • I love cuddles of Jess if I have any worries she seems to be able to take them away with just one simple cuddle and she does not know how much it actually means to me. 
  • I make sure that I have one day a week usually on a weekend were I do not do any work till Jess is in bed then it means that she does not always think that I am working either on my blog or university work. 
  • There is nothing I would not do for Jess to keep her healthy, happy and safe
  • I can speak Jess because she is now trying to talk more and more, however, I am sure that some people can not understand what she is saying but Mummy knows what she means I can translate and then tell you what she is trying to say. 
  • I actually love Paw Patrol and I feel like I could watch this without Jess at least this is better than Peppa Pig which I used to love but can not stand anymore. 
  • I now can not eat a meal without Jess trying to eat something off my plate but this amazes me because she will try and steal fruit and I know some children will not try fruit or vegetables. 
  • I don’t think that baths have ever been so fun sometimes we even treat Jess to a lush bath and when she gets one of them her face is just amazing. This makes me so happy I know she is super excited and loves having a treat when she has been a good girl.
  • I can’t believe how I have mastered commuting an hour each way every single day and we actually do it on the train. Most people hate commuting but can you imagine it with a one-year-old well this is what I do.

I tag the following awesome mamas to take part in this challenge too:

Emily from:Babies And Beauty

Paige from Paiges Preferences
Hannah from The Amphletts
Claire from Dear Mummy Bear
Lauren from lauren-ohara-x

Here are the Rules
1.    Thank the blogger that tagged you and link to their blog.2.    List 10 things you believe make you a good mother (this is just a guideline. It can be more or less than 10. I really don’t mind.)3.    Tag 3 – 5 bloggers to join in the #RockingMotherhood Tag.4.       Grab the #RockingMotherhood badge and add it to your post or sidebar

How are you rocking as a Mum?
Charlotte x

100 Question Nobody Ever Asks Tag

Hi Guys

I decided that today I was going to a tag which have previously done before but update it and share it with you today.The tag is 100 questions that nobody ever asks tag and I remember it been done on youtube a lot around this time last year and this is what inspired me to update and repost it. Also I feel lik becuase I have been blogging more there is a lot of new people here who might not know this about me


1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

I sleep with mine closed but Jess’s open because she has to many clothes for them all to fit in her wardrobe can you believe that. 

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotels?

I have done this if the shampoo smells nice I really don’t know why because I have more than enough shampoos and conditioners at home.

3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?

I sleep with them out nobody has time to tuck them in before sleeping right once you get into bed all you want to do is sleep.

4. Have you stolen a street sign before?

No this is not something I have done they are way to high to steal

5. Do you like to use post-it notes?

Not really because they always seem to come off and on the floor so I don’t tend to bother.but this is something which I think I am going to start to use more when I go back to university in order to make me more organised,

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them

Yes I am the worst for this from boots magazines and such like thinking I am going to use them yet never actually do but I guess it keeps me from spending money which I don’t need to spend.

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?

I think that I would rather be attacked by a big bear because bees kind of scare me

8. Do you have freckles?

I do on my nose and I hate them I always try and cover them up with make up

9. Do you always smile for pictures?

I sometimes do it depends on what I am doing with the picture. I love to pull really random faces when I am doing pictures or more recently do a pout because I hate having my photo taken anyway,

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?

I could be here all day but I think that when people talk too loud when on public transport girl I don’t need to know your life story.

11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

Sometimes when I am really bored or when I am trying to take my mind off something.

12. Have you peed in the woods?

I don’t think so but who knows I might when I was young

13. Have you ever pooped in the woods?

I don’t think so but again this could have happened when I was young

14. Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing?

I do you should see me when I am alone in my room I can do sometimes just because I have a song stuck in my head or something.

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?

This is a habit which I must admit I really used to do but recently it is something which I don’t seem to do as much maybe I have grown out of it.

16. How many people have you slept with this week?

I have only slept with my daughter this week when she has been having a nap


17. What size is your bed?

I only have a single bed which sucks but i don’t need any bigger right now


18. What is your song of the week?

I currently don’t have one I have listened to so much this week 

19. Is it OK for guys to wear pink?

Of course it is fine why is there still gender stereotypes in this ages 

20. Do you still watch cartoons?

Of course I watch them with Jess 

21. What is your least favourite movie?

I don’t think I have a least favourite film I don’t watch films I don’t think I will enjoy

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?

This is a secret because you might steal it

23. What do you drink with dinner?

Usually orange or coke

24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?

BBQ 

25. What is your favourite food?

Chicken Nuggets or the wraps which you can get at Mcdonald’s healthy I know 

26. What movies could you watch over and over again and still love?
Any Marvel films 

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?

I feeling it was Jess 


28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

No I was not

29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?

Maybe even though I hate my body

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?

I actually can not remember

31. Can you change the oil on a car?

I don’t have a car so nope

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?

No I haven’t

33. Ever ran out of gas?

Nope

34. What’s your favourite kind of sandwich?

Nice big fresh sandwich/ manwich 

35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?

Crumpets or Bacon sandwich 

36. What is your usual bedtime?

I don’t have one my sleeping pattern is ruined but it is around 10pm at the moment as I have to be up early

37. Are you lazy?

I can be when I have nothing to do 

38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?

I don’t think I really did halloween was not huge when I was young in the UK 

39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?

I am a pig

40. How many languages can you speak?

I can only speak English said I know 

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?

No not anymore I found I didn’t read them 

42. Which are better: legos or lincoln logs?

Lego because I have never heard of lincoln logs

43. Are you stubborn?

I can be just ask my other half

44. Who is better: Leno or Letterman?

I don’t know

45. Ever watch soap operas?

I used to watch the soaps but I have no had a lot of time recently to watch

46. Are you afraid of heights?
Nope I am not well I don’t think I am 

47. Do you sing in the car?
I am always singing and it may annoy people

48. Do you sing in the shower?
Of course I can how else am I going to practice

49. Do you dance in the car?
Oh yes
50. Ever used a gun?

No but it is something which I fancy doing

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?

I was still in school I am sure

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?

Not really but some can be 

53. Is Christmas stressful?

It can be but then been away from home till really close is always stressful

54. Ever eat a pierogi?

No I haven’t even heard about it 

55. Favourite type of fruit pie?

Cherry is something which I like

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
I always wanted to be a sports physiotherapist and still do 

57. Do you believe in ghosts?
I don’t know I don’t think so 

58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?

All the time

59. Do you take a vitamin daily?

No I don’t

60. Do you wear slippers?

I do if my feet are cold usually I have my shoes on all the time

61. Do you wear a bath robe?

I do if I need something to be thrown on 

62. What do you wear to bed?

I sleep naked if it is warm enough if not joggers and a big top

63. What was your first concert?

I think it was Mcfly 

64. Walmart, Target, or Kmart?

I live in the UK so don’t have these

65. Nike or Adidas?

I like both can I say this

66. Cheetos or Fritos?

Neither I am in the UK I can’t get either

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?

Peanuts all the way
68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?

No I have not 

69. Ever take dance lessons?

No I didn’t I was more of tom boy

70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?

Who knows this is a secret

71. Can you curl your tongue?

I can actually 

72. Ever won a spelling bee?

No but I have never been in one 

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?

Yes I have actually 

74. Own any record albums?

No I don’t 

75. Own a record player?

I don’t have one 

76. Do you regularly burn incense?
No but I do burn candles a lot 

77. Ever been in love?

Yes I think I have

78. Who would you like to see in concert?

I think I could right a whole post on this 

79. What was the last concert you saw?

Status quo I took my mum for christmas

80. Hot tea or cold tea?

Hot tea 

81. Tea or coffee?

Coffee all the time 

82. Sugar cookies or snickerdoodles?

Normal cookies

83. Can you swim well?

I can but I have not done this for ages

84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?

Yes I can 

85. Are you patient?

I can be 

86. DJ or band at a wedding?

I think that I would want both 

87. Ever won a contest?

I don’t think I actually have 

88. Have you ever had plastic surgery?

I have I had it as 18 months old

89. Which are better: black or green olives?

I don’t like olives at all 

90. Can you knit or crochet?

No I can’t 

91. Best room for a fireplace?

Maybe the lounge

92. Do you want to get married?

Maybe in the future

93. If married, how long have you been married?

I am not married 

94. Who was your high school crush?

I did not have one 

95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?

I can if feeling childish

96. Do you have kids?

I don’t 

97. Do you want kids?

Well I already have one 

98. What is your favourite colour?

Purple or black 

99. Do you miss anyone right now?

Yes I do 

100. Who are you going to tag to do this video/tag next?

Anyone who wants to do it .

I hope you enjoyed this tag as uch as I did doing it. 

Charlotte x

The Mummy Tag

Hi Guys

Sorry I will apologize I know you have not had a post from me in a couple of weeks Jess actually became will which meant that I had to have a couple of days off university. I did not managed to get as much work done as I would have if I had been there, I still am catching up with all the work I have do which of course has meant I have not had as much time as I would have liked to blog. Hopefully this is something which will change very soon,

Anyway today I am here to share the Mummy Tag with you guys

1. Are you a Stay At Home Mum or a Working Mum?

I guess you would say that I a working Mum to do the fact I am a student so it is like having a full time job between commuting to uni and doing the work. It is a lot of work but this is not something I would changed for the world. 

2. Would you have it any other way?

I  would love to finish my degree which is something I hope to do in a couple of years time and then I would love a job within the sports industry something which is going to make my daughter be proud to say I am her Mummy, Plus I can’t wait to have her on all my graduation pictures and everything

3. Do you Co-Sleep?

Nope we only co-sleep when Mummy has had enough of attending to her in her cot because she is next to my bed due to the fact we live with my parents so have to share a room. I don’t really like co sharing with her due to the fact she is such a fidget and seems to be able to kick me out of bed easy she is like me and loves to starfish as well. 


4. What is your one must-have item for your baby?

Now I would say that it is her pram because I commute to uni on the train Jess spends a lot of time in it. We just have a cheap buggy at the moment which does the job and this is from Little Tikes let me know if you would like a review on it at some stage as this is something I would be willing to do.

5. How many kids do you plan on having

This is something we spoke about  this weekend actually we plan on having one or two more children if the next one is a boy it means that we will only have one. Due to the fact we would really love one of each but if we have two girls we might try once more for a boy but who knows what the future holds. 

6. Date nights? How often do you have them?

We have more date afternoons due to the fact that we do not live together and because I go to university in York where he is based it is so much easier.  We do it on a friday afternoon when we both have some time however we haven’t managed to go to the cinema yet which is something we used to love to do . 

7. Your child’s favourite show?

Jess does not really watch a lot of TV but if I had to say one thing I would say Paw Patrol or Thomas they seem to always get her attention. 

8. Name one thing you bought before you had the baby and never ended up using.

I would say mitten scratch ones Jess never likes things on her hands or feet so until it became cold she was not a massive fan of socks either. 
9. Your child’s favourite food?

Anything this girl can eat for England I am glad that she has not become a fussy eater and she really like vegetables which is something which makes me a proud mummy 
10. How many cars does your family have?

Just the one but it is a very sexy one at that 
11. Weight gain, before pregnancy, during, after and now?

I have no clue I don’t really do the whole weighing myself thing for a number of reasons
12. Dream holiday with your kids?

Cheesy as it sound anywhere to see her little face have so much fun. 

13. Dream holiday without your kids?

Australasia this is somewhere without a doubt I really want to visit so hopefully in the future I we can take Jess but this will be a long time away. 

14. How has your life changed since having kids?
I am constantly busy and feel like I have more things planned which is always a good thing to have things to look forward to. 

15. Finish the sentence “it makes my heart melt when..”
Every time she is with Daddy you can just see how much she adores him. 
16. Where do you shop for your kids?

Next without a doubt this is one of my favourite places for Jess she seems to have so much from there but they always smash it with there baby range. 

17. Favourite make-up and skincare products?
Right now I am loving the lush skincare products and the superdrug vitamin e range at the moment I have not had a lot of make up favourites due to not having time in the mornings and feeling like my skin needed a break as it was constantly breaking out. 
18. Huggies or Pampers?

We love Asda’s little angels range
19. Have you always wanted kids?
No I didn’t but I would not change it for the world.
20. Best part of being a Mum?

I really think everything is amazing the best part for me is all the cuddles which I get off Jess more so when I am stressed and really need to chill out I can always rely on her to do this. 
If your a mummy why do you not do this tag as well
Charlotte x