The face behind ‘A Book and Tea’

I have written a post like this before, but due to the fact I have made new friends, had an increase in followers and spoken to a lot more people, I thought you’d all like to know a little more about me. I don’t tend to post many photos of my ‘face’ anywhere so a lot of people see me as random icons or lots of book related words, so it’ll be nice to put a face to a name.

I’ve answered a few things below, so I hope you enjoy!

Where in the UK do you live?
I live in North Wales not too far from Chester and the Wirral. I live in a pretty house with my boyfriend Tom and the dog Mac.

Can you speak Welsh?
Only a little bit. I went to school in Wales so by law you have to learn Welsh until you go to college, then it’s up to you.

‘Clare ydw I. Sut wyt ti? Dwi’n hoffi te a llyfrau, ydych chi?‘ – this translates to ‘I am Clare, how are you? I like tea and books, do you?’

Also, my personal favourite ‘Dwi’n arogl baw mochyn’ – I smell pig poo (although, it’s actually translated as pig excrement) I don’t even know why I know that sentence!

How old are you?
A lady shouldn’t have to reveal her age πŸ˜‰ Only joking, I’m happy to tell you; I’m 26.

We all know you’re a book blogger, but do you have a 9-5 job?
That I do! I work as a Website Manager in a Digital Agency. I do lots of social networking, code and program websites, plus marketing businesses like a pro’. Well, I try my best anyway!

Other than reading and blogging, what else do you get up to?
When I’m not reading I walk lots and lots, bake yummy treats, spend time with friends and family and I love to shop, which girl doesn’t? I’m on a 1200 calorie diet at the moment so I’m always looking for meals that taste yummy and are healthy, Sushi seems to be a current favourite!

Are you a cat or dog lover?
Personally, I am a crazy cat woman at heart that would love a house full of cats. However, my boyfriend is allergic so that won’t happen. When I moved in with Tom, my cat Minnie had to stay at my Mum’s and I miss her, lots. My boyfriend and I do have a dog called Mac and he is very cute, but as he is a puppy you have to treat him like a baby – he’s very demanding.

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Why do you like tea so much?
It may be a British thing and genetically imprinted into my head, but I don’t know I just do. I have a favourite mug and take it with milk and two sugars.Β  I am tempted to get a new one because I love drinking a tea out of a new mug – it’s like fresh bedsheets, absolutely heaven.

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These are my current favourite mugs!

What’s your favourite book?
Oh, that is a hard question! I wouldn’t say I had one favourite, more a selection. A few are ‘To Kill a Mockingbird‘ by Harper Lee, ‘The Wicked Lovely Series’ by Melissa Marr and ‘Hey Nostradamus‘ by Douglas Coupland. However, I don’t restrict myself with these as I could name loads more that I love.

How long have you had your blog?
I started my blog in September last year (2013), so my pride of joy isn’t even one years old, yet. I wanted to show my appreciation and love for books that I had read and also, to connect with like-minded people and authors.

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13 thoughts on “The face behind ‘A Book and Tea’

  1. Charl says:

    I’m dead nosy so I love technologically stalking people through these kinds of posts. Yay!

    Puppies can be awful (got an 11 month old one so I feel your pain) but it will get better in a year or two πŸ˜‰

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