Vogue’s 73 Questions

I was tagged by the lovely Debbie over at My Chaoctically Eclectic Life to take part in the Vogue’s 73 Questions tag and you can see her answers here

1. What’s your favourite movie?

Not sure if I can pick just 1 movie. My favourites are; Breakfast Club, The Goonies, Legally Blonde, Pitch Perfect, American Mary 

2. Favourite movie in the past five years?

How To Be Single

3. Favourite Hitchcock film?

Haven’t seen one.

4. A book you plan on reading?

I have a huge TBR pile but the ones I am really looking forward to are Our Dark Duet by V.E Schwab and Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas.

5. A book that you read in school that positively shaped you?

I don’t think any if them positively shaped me but we did read Lord of the Flies and it’s stuck with me to this day.

6. Favourite TV show that’s currently on?

Supernatural, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, The 100

7. On a scale of one to ten how excited are you about life right now?

About a 6, I don’t really have a lot going on but I am on a path to seek a better future.

8. iPhone or Android?

Android

9. Twitter or Instagram?

Instagram, I do love Twitter though . Both are very different.

10. Who should EVERYONE be following right now?

Hmmm, honestly Debbie who tagged me. The new blog relaunch and splitting with her other one is fantastic. 

11. What’s your favourite food?

Chicken

12. Least favourite food?

Heart, Liver, Blood urgh

13. What do you love on your pizza?

Pepperoni and cheese

14. Favourite drink?

Hot choc or Tea:)

15. Favourite dessert?

Rice Pudding, Apple Crumble, Lemon Cheesecake

16. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

Milk

17. Coffee or tea?

Tea, I like coffee but not often

18. What’s the hardest part about being a mum?

What a question, there are many parts that are hard. Right now keeping all of my children from killing each other is probably the worst part.

19. What’s your favourite band?

This is a hard one as I genuinely love lots of different bands. Foo fighters, 30 Seconds to Mars, Ed Sheeran are just a few.

20. Favourite solo artist?

Ed Sheeran

21. Favourite song?

I have many favourite songs, it totally depends on my mood. I’m loving Ed Sherman’s Bloodstream at the moment.

22. If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?

Ed 😍

23. If you could master one instrument, what would it be?

I learnt to play the drums at college but I’d love to play guitar or violin.

24. If you had a tattoo, where would it be?

I already have 6 tattoos but I’d like another few more. On my left shoulder, right inner arm and my right foot.

25. To be or not to be?

That is the question

26. Dogs or cats?

Dogs, but I own two kittens

27. Bird-watching or whale-watching?

Whale-watching 

28. Best gift you’ve ever received?

Debbie bought me a ticket for a planner event for March 2018

29. Best gift you’ve ever given?

I’ve just bought my friend a Night Court charm bracelet.

30. Last gift you gave a friend?

Wax melts

31. What’s your favourite board game?

Star Wars Monopoly

32. What’s your favourite country to visit?

Denmark

33. What’s the last country you visited?

Sweden

34. What country do you wish to visit?

Canada. I’ve wanted to move there forever

35. What’s your favourite colour?

Mullberry or Teal

36. Least favourite colour?

Brown

37. Diamonds or Pearls

Pink Diamonds

38. Heels or flats?

Flats. I do love heels but they aren’t practical for my life anymore.

39. Pilates or yoga?

I’ve not tried either

40. Jogging or swimming?

Swimming

41. Best way to de-stress?

Go for a walk alone.

42. If you had one superpower, what would it be?

Teleportation

43. What’s the weirdest word in the English language?

Spaghetti, no idea why but it’s odd

44. What’s your favourite flower?

Carnation

45. When was the last time you cried?

2 days ago

46. Do you like your handwriting?

Yes

47. Do you bake?

Yup

48. What is your least favourite thing about yourself?

My body? Lol

49. What is your most favourite thing about yourself?

My hair

50. Who do you miss most?

No-one

51. What are you listening to?

Nothing right now. I was listening to Lighthouse by Mallory Knox

52. Favourite smell?

Christmas 

53. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?

The doctor

54. Who was the last person you sent a text to?

My mum

55. A sport you wish you could play?

Basketball

56. Hair colour?

Blue black

57. Eye colour?

Blue

58. Scary film or happy endings?

Both, depends on my mood

59. Favourite season?

Autumn

60. Three people alive or dead that you would like to have dinner with?

Jensen Ackles

Debbie Binnersley 

Kirstyanne Ross

61. Hugs or kisses?

Hugs

62. Rolling Stones or the Beatles?

Neither, not a fan of either

63. Where were you born?
Middlesbrough, UK

64. What is the farthest you have been from home?

Dominican Republic, on holiday a fair few years ago.

65. Sweet or savoury?

Savoury, nom those Pringles!

66. Lipstick or lip gloss?

Can I pick lip balm instead?

67. What book have you read again and again

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

68. Favourite bedtime story?

The Night Before Christmas 

69. What would be the title of your autobiography?

Chubby Girl Run

70. Favourite sound?

Silence, although I love listening to my kids all playing and having fun.

71. Favourite animal?

Sloth

72. Who is your girl crush?

Katheryn Winnick and/or Marie Avgeropolos

73. Last photograph you took?
New washi lol

I tag every single one of you reading this post!

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

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Guest Post Shout Out

Hey Everyone! 
Lately I have taken part in a couple of Guest posts for other blogs (which I will link to when published) and it’s given me the idea to host a few guest posts also.

If anyone would be interested in writing a post for The Stationery Geekette then please get in touch.

There are a wide variety of topics available so there will be something to suit everyone.

What I will be asking is that you write a post on an agreed topic and include links where is necessary. 

What I will do is check over the post and links and then upload it to my site along with your blog and social media details.

Should this be something you are interested in please drop me a comment below or send me an email at thestationerygeekette@yahoo.com. 

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 

Author: Ransom Riggs

Publisher: Quirk Books

Publication Date: August 2013

Pages: 368

Rating: 5/5

The Blerb:

The story of Jacob, a moody teenager who discovers, over the course of a series of increasingly dangerous adventures, that his grandfather’s stories of monsters and children with strange powers are actually true. As it flips back and forth between past and present, and as Jacob learns old truths about his grandfather and new truths about himself, the narrative pays thematic attention to the question of what constitutes individual identity, and also explores the differences between appearance and reality.

Review: 

I had heard mixed things about this story so didn’t know what to expect when I bought it. Straight away I was in love with the concept of the book, the added visuals in the photo inclusions. It really added to the depth of the story for me.

Emma was my favourite character by far, there was something about her I could relate to. The heart ache she felt made her normal and more human. Jacob plays the moody teen well and it’s certainly interesting how the story develops. 

I am looking forward to reading Hallow City, the follow on from this novel. I want to know what happens. This book was over before it felt like I’d even started as it flowed so naturally. 

I am intrigued by what the film version will hold and whether it will compare to the greatness of the book.

Definitely one I’d recommend if you like something a little bit out there 🙂

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

The Boy 2016 Review

Duration: 97 minutes 
Genre: Horror- Thriller

Main Cast: Lauren Cohen, Rupet Evans

Rating: 4/5

Plot Overview:

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this film after watching a trailer. I had the gyst of it however upon watching, my gyst was wrong.

It started with Lauren Cohen’s character, Greta arriving to look after a boy for an older couple so they could have a holiday. Greta had come from America to hide from an abusive ex partner.

Upon her arrival she discovers the boy is in fact a doll. She later discovers that the couple’s 8 year old son had died in a fire, assuming they are overcome with grief have chose to treat the doll as if it were a child.

Greta goes along with it and before the couple leave for their holiday they explain that Greta must stick to the doll/boys schedule.

However once they leave, Greta just throws a blanket over the doll and ignores it. Over the next few days as she continues to mistreat the doll and not stick to the plan strange things start to happen. 

Eventually events come to a head one evening and Greta realises the spirit of the dead child lives within the doll.

At this point you can finally stop shouting at the tv as Greta starts taking care of the doll. One evening however her ex-partner Cole turns up. We learn earlier in the film that she suffered a miscarriage at the hands of Cole, she tells her friend, the local greengrocer about him as they begin to get close. Malcolm the greengrocer also finds out about the doll too.

In a rage Cole destroys the doll and that’s when the film changes again. It turns out that the boy didn’t die in a fire, when he was younger he killed another child his age so his parents hid him pretending he died (hid parents kill themselves earlier in the film while they are on holiday).

The boy Brahms had actually been living in the basement, moving between the walls of the house, moving the doll about to give the impression of it being alive.

Older Brahms kills Cole and also attempts to kill Malcolm and even though he is in love with Greta, tries to kill her too. Greta makes a run for it but decides to go back, feigning affection for the boy in order to save Malcolm. 

Eventually Greta attacks Brahms and her and Malcolmn escape. The film sees them both drive away from the mansion. 

We then cut to a scene where we see the doll getting repaired assumingly by Brahms who isn’t actually dead. That is where the film ends.

Review:

I actually really liked this film, despite getting annoyed with Greta’s character for not realising sooner about the doll.

Before finding out about real Brahms I actually felt quite sad for the doll and protective just as Greta did when Cole turned up.

I didn’t expect the boy to still be alive, I just figured that the parents killed themselves as they couldn’t live with the doll spirit any longer, but it becomes apparent it’s more than likely due to guilt of keeping the secret of their disturbed killer son.

Would definitely recommend this film to those who like something different and a bit bizarre.

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x 

Picks Of The Week #13

Apologies for last week, I was terribly ill and didn’t get the chance to post.

Welcome to another edition of Picks Of  The Week. 

If you would like to be monitored for this please send an email to Thestationerygeekette@yahoo.com 
Or alternatively leave a comment with a link to your blog below:)

1) Modern Day Girl Blog – Ideas To Make You More Reflective
2) A Busy Bee’s Life – Guilt After Maternity Leave

3) weegiemidget – Gormless Gregory Gets A Girl

4) Soggy Musings – How To Keep Your Narrative Promises

5) Ginger-Fox – Essential Pokemon Go Tips

6) Saturday On A Wednesday – Scottish Highlands

 
7A Beautiful Plan – Confessions Of A Plannerholic #3

8) How To GYST – How To Be An Introvert In An Extrovert World: Networking

9) My Mini Adventurer – Olympic Themed Kids Activities

 10) Midwife And Life – 4 Ways To Revamp Your Living Room On A Budget

YouTube pick of the week. 

UglyBugDoes 

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x