Friday, 15 December 2017

BloggersTribe Christmas Tag: Ellie (@thediaryofellie)

Hello and welcome back to our Blogmas Christmas Tag, a fun way to get to know some of the members of the Bloggers Tribe community! Today we're back with Ellie, or some of you may know her from July Journal! When we first asked her to get involved, she jumped at the chance. Shall we look at her post?


·         Put on our Christmas Playlist on Spotify (link here) to listen to while answering!
·         Answer our 12 questions
·         Add 2 questions of your own
·         Have a Christmas drink and/or snack
·         Tag 4 more bloggers to take part
·         Take a picture in your favourite Christmas jumper and send it to us for our Round Up post! We want to see everyone who takes part! (Photo doesn’t have to include your face if you don’t want it to – just take a pic of your jumper 😊 )

 Standard Questions:

When do you start thinking about Christmas?

I start thinking about Christmas usually around mid-September and that’s when I start thinking about what goes on my Christmas list but I won’t let myself get into the Christmas spirit until Halloween is over.

What has been your most memorable Christmas present to date? (good or bad?!)
My most memorable Christmas present was the Playmobil Victorian mansion doll house. I hadn’t asked for it and it was the best surprise present ever and it came with a huge box full of furniture and props for it.

Do you have any Christmas traditions?
Me & my family don’t usually have any traditions at Christmas but we have a set routine we follow every single year. We wake up, open our presents at home and then go to my nan’s house for Christmas lunch- we’ve done this routine every year since I was born!

Which Christmas film is the greatest of them all?
The polar express by far! I don’t watch a lot of Christmas films but I will make sure I always watch the polar express.

You have an empty seat at your Christmas table on Christmas day- who do you invite and why? Can be absolutely anyone!
I think I’d probably invite Shawn Mendes and thank him for having such a wonderful voice.

Where in your house does your Christmas tree go each year?
It usually goes where our coffee table is or it goes in the little space by the fireplace and some black cabinets we have, it differs each year.

Name the top 3 songs on your Christmas party playlist
One more sleep by Leona Lewis, Santa baby by Ariana Grande & Liz Gillies and Santa Claus is coming to town!

Who is the hardest person you’ve ever had to buy a Christmas present for?
My boyfriend when we’d been together less than a month- I was worried he’d hate what I got him and I put too much thought into that!

When do you eat your Christmas dinner, and what all is on your menu?
We usually have it around 1:30pm and we have the usual turkey, roast potatoes, carrots (with lots of salt), pigs in blankets and a big Yorkshire pudding. I don’t like any other kind of vegetables but everyone else in the family will have the full trimmings.

What’s your favourite Christmas related quote?
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” 

Are you a wrapping paper person, or boxes and bags? Or are you a mix?
I prefer to open presents with wrapping paper on, it’s so much fun to tear it off and I love wrapping people’s presents with wrapping paper. Although it probably is more time-consuming than putting presents in boxes or bags but then that takes away the Christmas spirit.

What makes Christmas so special to you?
I’d say it’s spending time with family, seeing people’s reactions to the presents I got them and just the whole feel-good vibes everyone seems to have in the festive period!

My questions:

What’s your favourite Christmas sweet treat?
I absolutely love having After Eight’s and Quality street mint matchmakers.

What do you miss about Christmas as a kid?
I miss waking up really, really early and just being overexcited about it all. I still get excited but not like I did when I was younger. I also miss looking through the Argos catalogue and circling all of the things I wanted!  

I would like to tag:
1.      Sophie from
3.      Rosamae from

And to finish off, here’s a photo of me in my Christmas Jumper!

Thank you so much to Ellie for taking part in our Christmas Tag! Remember to check out her links below, and also those tagged to take part! Want to take part in our tag? Simply copy the questions, write your post, and remember to use our hashtag and we'll share it around Twitter for you!

Feature photo created by Bexa from . Any other photos in this post are attributed to the blogger writing the post.


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