I saw this post on the lovely Lady Writes Blog and thought it was a brilliant idea! On a daily basis we read reviews and posts which contain a blogger’s thoughts and opinions, but rarely learn much about the blogger themselves.
With the recent redesign of my blog, which you can read more about here, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take up the challenge of the Alphabet post, so here goes…!
Australia – Anyone who knows me could have filled in this letter for me. Since I was eight-years-old I have been dreaming of jetting off to experience the world down under!
Beach – Rain or shine, warm or freezing, night or day the beach is my place of tranquillity. It’s so calming and I have so many happy memories down by the sea. I am so grateful to have been brought up in such a beautiful place!
Charlotte – this is a bit of a cheeky one haha. Of course it’s my name, so whenever another blogger called Charlotte follows me on Twitter/Instagram it’s an unwritten rule, that I have to follow them back 😉
Dolphins – I’ve been lucky enough to swim with dolphins twice now, once in Florida and once on my birthday in the Caribbean! Next on the bucket list is swimming with turtles! We are yet to book our summer holiday, so who knows, I might be able to experience this sooner than I originally thought!
Elephants – This A-Z list could also be a slight bucket list too! Elephants are one of my favourite animals, there’s just something about them that makes them so awe-inspiring and I would love to go on safari and see them in the wild.
Fridge Magnets – this is something I’ve copied from my Dad and Step-Mum. Whenever Alex and I go on holiday or on an adventure in the UK, we always head to the gift-shop for a fridge magnet. It’s such a good idea (if we do say so ourselves), because it’s a lovely way to remember some of the amazing places we’ve been, without buying impulsive souvenirs which will just get forgotten about in the drawers.
Games – My family is obsessed with board games. Growing up I would play them with my dad and cousins most Saturdays and the tradition has continued. From the classics to the obscure, we blimmin’ love them and, obviously, every single game is highly competitive, but that’s the way we like it 😉
Happy – CRINGE alert! With summer just around the corner, this is my favourite time of the year, I just feel so much more alive! I live for long evenings, bbqs, beach walks and feeling the warmth of the sun on my skin.
Italy – I love the country, I love the people and I love the food!
Jewellery – I am so lucky, thanks to my seriously generous family and friends to have two (almost full Pandora bracelets)! Each charm represents a period in my life or a funny memory and the bracelets will be something I will cherish forever!
Ketchup!!! As it says in all my bios, I am Heinz Ketchup’s no. 1 fan…mmmhmmmmm.
Lara – I have a little sister who is eight years old and a brother, called James, who is 21.
Music – I rarely go a few weeks without booking tickets for a gig or festival for months, even years in advance. Next on the gig agenda is Mumford and Sons at Hyde Park in July. The band mean a lot to me as my boyfriend and I went on our very first date to London during a glorious, warm weekend, where we saw them along with Ben Howard and Vampire Weekend at The Olympic Park! The atmosphere was incredible and I am SO excited to relive the same experience again this year 🙂
Northern Lights – These two words are probably on every bucket list going and I already know I will be lost for words the moment I see them (hopefully from Iceland in the not too distant future)!
Oreo Milkshakes – My one true love.
Photographs – My friends and family mean the absolute world to me and I’ve always been one for taking photos, printing them out, making collages and displaying them around my room. When I moved to uni, I think I pretty much printed off a photo of everyone I knew and created a piece of art for my wall haha!
Quotes – I can spend hours and hours searching for the perfect quote to describe how I am feeling. Here are 20 Quotes You NEED to Remember.
Rabbits – They’re SO cute! We were lucky enough to grow up with bunnies, at one point we had 12! The story? Basically we had a boy rabbit and a girl rabbit and they accidentally met in the garden one day and did what rabbits do best and we were too smitten to give them away! 🙂
Saving – Okay, this might seem like a boring one to all of you, but a very exciting one for me! I’ve recently opened the Help to Buy ISA and I am SO much more motivated to save for a house with my boyfriend! The day WILL come! 🙂 🙂
TV – Who doesn’t get addicted to a good TV show? Every now and again I become obsessed, like everyone and it takes over my life. If I am at work/am too busy to take part in a Netflix marathon, sometimes I accidentally Google the ending and ruin it… I really don’t help myself haha. On a side note, totally loving Big Bang Theory at the moment. I think it just keeps getting funnier and funnier! 🙂
Unicorns – I got WAY too excited when they introduced the unicorn emoji!
Vegetarian – I’ve not eaten meat or fish for around 15 years and (wait for it) I’ve never had a bacon sandwich! You can read about all my reasons why and some funny tales of accidental-near-meat-eating experiences here.
Watersports – If you read one of my recent posts you will have seen that we went kayaking the other day! Last summer we tried paddle boarding and can’t wait to give it another go this summer, but above all I really want to try the obstacle course in the New Forest which is pretty much like Total Wipeout!!! Sounds incredible right?!
X-Ray – I don’t really know why someone would make up a letter of the alphabet and rarely use it haha. If you must know, I’ve had two X-rays, once when I thought I had a broken finger after a rounders tournament and the other when I fell off my bike and tore all the ligaments. It made my arm weaker, so I gave up playing tennis and found hockey instead.
Yosemite Park – This is a place that has been on my bucket list, ever since I met Alex. He’s been fortunate enough to go with his family and says it is the most beautiful place on the planet, so I can’t wait to experience it one day with him too.
Z As this is my blog, I figured I could dictate the rules, I don’t have anything for Z but I am desperate for another M so here goes… M – Moulin Rouge – My favourite film in the entire world. I have watched it a good 80/90 times (I used to count ehem nerd alert ehem), and can pretty much recite it word for word. After our recent trip to Paris, watching the film again, was like viewing it for the first time as a lot more of the city’s references and scenes clicked! 🙂
So there you have it, the A-Z of me. This was such a fun post to write, so if you’re stuck for inspiration, or have been toying with the idea of putting together a slightly more personal post for a while, this is the perfect one! If you’ve already taken on the alphabet challenge, then please do leave me a link in the comment box to yours – I would love to read it!