I was tagged by Karen from Really missing sleep to take part in the October Blog Tag and I thought it would be a funny way for my readers to get to know me a little better so thought I would take part.


me and the family

What is your Favourite Colour?
Blue or Yellow

What did you do today?
Went to work at the hospital. Came home, tided up a little, cooked my dinner for 1 as the rest of the family were at my in laws. Did some scout admin work and proof read some blogs that I recently have written.

Where are you currently?
On the sofa with a cuppa tea watching Salvage Hunters on the TV.

What is your star sign?
Virgo, but I’m not into all that stuff.

Cake or Ice Cream? 
Cake cake cake!

jaffa cakes

Frozen or Moana?
Frozen, only because we haven’t seen Moana.

A night in or a night out?
Definitely a night in with a cuppa tea or a night out sat around the camp fire – both are bliss!

Home cooked meal or takeaway? 
Home cooked is the best, my wife is a great cook, but nothing beats my mum’s Roast potatoes!!

Pineapple on pizza or no pineapple on pizza? 

Random question…. But yer pineapple on a pizza.

Books or films? 
I’m not fussed to be honest . I love reading in the bath, great way to relax and unwind. Currently reading some a Scouting Classic book – Scouting for Boys by Baden Powell.

Autumn or spring? 
Autumn 100{3ba14dfa2581c6dcc99a9c7b421b3f63ffcf8dee67c53c30cc1228586a3e42ce}, just love the amazing coloured leaves on the trees and on the ground. And there’s nothing better than an autumn campfire.

Flowers or chocolates? 

Full fat or diet coke? 
Don’t drink Coke anymore, I’d rather have a cuppa tea please!


Phone or laptop? 
Phone, I’m constantly on it- well according to the Boss! I might be on social media, replying to emails  playing pointless game, writing a new blog post .. Most likely it’s Facebook

What is your current favourite TV series?
Salvage Hunters. Dunno why, I’m not really into Antiques, but just love how Drew finds some classic stuff that looks broken, rusty and needs throwing in the dump but then he sells it on for £1k because its got some pattena on it…. Gonna go have a look through my loft for an old mirror now.

What is your favourite thing to do in October?
Play conkers or just running through a pile of leaves and listening to the crunch as you walk over them.


What is your current food to crave?
Chocolate… Wispa, crunchy, snickers, Bournville…mm mm dark chocolate – that’s heaven!!

Do you have any piercings or tattoos?
None- they don’t do anything for me.

Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Depends on the situation. I’m rather shy if I don’t know the person/people I’m meeting. But put me on a stage in front of 100’s of people and I’m in my element.

What is your all time favourite Halloween film?
Oh me and Halloween films don’t mix! Hate them

Name your top 3 favourite artists/bands.
That’s frigging hard…
Buddy Holly, Elvis and err… Hmmm… Right now Jersey Boys

Have you got any plans for Halloween?
Off camping with my Scouts at Gilwell Park for Scarefest.

Several hundred Scouts and Explorers will spend the last weekend in October exploring the spookier side of Gilwell Park. With special themed activities and late night scares you are guaranteed an action packed weekend. Participants dare to travel from far and wide in the promise of a good scare and Scarefest 2018 will certainly deliver.

Do you have any fears?
Snakes and spiders

Do you believe in life after love?
Never thought about that….

Do you have any children? (or animals you treat as your babies)
2 little monkeys 🙂 aged 5 & 2

Children's Paw Patrol Bedroom and Playroom Teepee Tent Set

What do you want for your future?
Be healthy and hope my kids grow up responsible and active adults.

Be honest, why did you start blogging?
To spread my love of Scouting and how much I enjoy and get out of it.

What is your biggest achievement so far?
Without a doubt , it would have to be having my 2 amazing little monkeys Grace and Thomas

What are your ambitions with your blog?
To continue with it and hope it grows to a larger audience , get more readers and work with a few more camping Brands.

If there is one thing you’d like to change about your blog what would it be?
Be more consistent .

Where do you want to be in 10 years’ time?
No idea! Don’t plan that far ahead

What is your dream holiday?
Borneo! I’ve always said I would love to visit the monkeys in Borneo Jungle – whether I do or not , who knows?!

If you had an entire day to yourself what would you do?
Sleep or spend the day in the woods.

Camp Fires

I am tagging Tery from Old Man Woodcraft , Mike from Scoutadelic & Sam at Paracord Sam  to join in and answer the questions on their blogs! Looking forward to reading