Good evening lovelies,
I hope you all had a very merry Cbristmas! I meant to get this post up for you all on Thursday, but with the stress of getting ready for our own family celebrations, there just wasn’t enough time. Not to worry though, because I’ll be treating you to a double-post this weekend!
Since Matt got more involved with my blog, a few of my readers have asked me more about him. To give you a fun chance to get to know more about us and who we are as people as well as bloggers, I thought I’d run him though Tag Question’s Husband & Wife Tag questions. I won’t answer them as I feel like a lot of my readers pretty much know me by now, but I hope you enjoy this post!
1. When did we meet?
At a martial arts grading where I worked. It was cold. November-December 2013 maybe? (Miles out! It was December 2005!)
2. What was your first opinion of me?
That you were warm and friendly, I thought you were a nice person.
3. When did you know I was the one?
I don’t think I can put a time on it exactly, I think the feeling just grew over time (Aww!)
4. How long did it take to plan the wedding?
That’s a difficult one because we delayed it a couple of times, so altogether it took a couple of years. We knew what we wanted, we just couldn’t get the dates to line up for *gestures* various reasons. (This is true. We were going to get married on 3rd August 2012 but we got offered ur first home in June 2011, then I lost 3 elderly relatives in 10 days in December 2011 so in the end, w decided to hold off for two more years so our finances could recovered and my Mum had a chance to heal after losing her own Mum).
5. When did we get married?
May.. May 2013? (Yep, though we don’t reveal the exact date for security reasons).
6. How long have we been married?
*Uses paper and a pen* 2020 minus 2013.. 7 and a half years!
Me: Well, 7 and a bit more than half now, but close enough. Still though, you had go work that out?!
7. How did you propose?
Funny story.. the plan was to ask you in the Indian restaurant we went to, but it was far too busy so I took you for a very cold walk through the park in early February and asked you under the stars. And your response? You squeaked at me then tried to blast your thumbnail off with the champagne cork.
Me: That hurt! And anyway, it didn’t just hit my thumb. It hit the kitchen lightbulb too and plunged us all into darkness, do you remember?
Matt: I do. You couldn’t have just said yes, could you?
8. How many children did I want before marriage?
Kids have always been an issue because of disabilities. I’m going to say 2, at least initially (we had names, too. It may have been possible, but semen analysis, embryo screening and long hospital stays were not how either of us envisioned starting a family. In the end, dog parenting seemed easier).
9. What does my family think of you?
At first your Mum didn’t like me and it was difficult at first because there were lot of issues, but we got to know each other better and we get along now. Your Dad seemed to like me, and I liked him, Your brother and I get along, too.
Me: *raises eyebrow*
Matt: We get along! Most of the time.. apart from when he’s showing off.
Me: Get a hobby too, then?
Matt: I do! Football, drinking whiskey and you.
Me: I am not a hobby, Matthew! (He laughed)
10. What does my friend think of you?
Which friend? A lot of your friends are more our friends anyway so that doesn’t really check out. The only friend of your own that you’ve had in the time we’ve been together was Cat, and you two aren’t on talking terms anymore.
11. What is my worst habit?
Nothing dear. I’m not going to piss you off on Christmas eve. What do you think I am, a mad man? I don’t want a lump of coal, y’know?
12. What is my best habit?
Probably your ability to challenge me and make me think differently about stuff.
13. Who wears the pants in the relationship?
That’s a difficult question, but much of it depends on the situation. (We can actually agree here. Arguably, it’s Matt, but I run the home while he works, so it’s sort of me, too).
14. If you could get rid of one thing that belongs to me what would it be?
Not a thing, but I’d add more music to your playlists and give you more diversity.
Me: I like my music!
Matt: Yes, on repeat – repeatedly.
15. Who is the better cook?
Me at savoury stuff, but some of your desserts are out of this world (guaranteed I have been proofing a sponge for 7 days to make an Xmas day tirsmisu!)
16. What do we argue most about?
We don’t really argue that often, but when we do it’s usually housework. We’ve never fought over the loo seat or which way around the toilet paper goes, but we do have a passive-aggressive fight when it comes to emptying the bins!
17. Have you ever pretended to sleep at to avoid an argument?
Haha! Not that I can recall, I usually try and sort arguments out before sleep.
18. What was our last argument about?
I can’t remember, but probably housework.
19. What was the last text message I sent you?
Da bad word! (I dropped the C-bomb on WhatsApp, which I argued is not against the rules because I typed it, I didn’t say it 😉 ).
20. Who is more affectionate?
It’s not very manly to admit but probably me (I disagree, it’s hard to be affectionate with someone who’s gaming!)
21. What is something the I enjoy doing with you?
Snugs, so many snugs (it is true! I am an undeniable snuggle monster)
22. Who is the more romantic one?
Me maybe? I don’t know because Kitten’s like a ninja. Shew doesn’t seem very romantic and then POW! Super romantic.
23. Who is the funny one?
A lot of it depends. I’m the more sarcastic one but your a lot better at innuendos.
24. Who is more outgoing?
At first probably me, but if you know the person you’re a pretty chatty Kathy.
25. Would I prefer to stay in or go out on Friday night?
Probably nowadays, stay in but when we were younger, probably go out (distant memories of The Apple cider barge here in Bristol!)
26. Have you ever lied to avoid getting in trouble with me?
Not that I can think of, but I’m not going to sit here and get myself into trouble (hmm..)
27. Have I ever gotten something for you, you didn’t like?
I don’t think so, you’re usually really thoughtful with your gifts so I don’t think that’s ever happened,
28. What is the best gift I have ever gotten for you?
One of the genuinely signed shirts you got me (one was a Newcastle United Alan Shearer number 9 shirt, signed by the man himself!).
29. What is something I cannot live without?
Me! Or your phone.. (pretty much!)
30. Use one word to describe me?
Me: Say ‘cute’ and you won’t see Christmas day.
Matt: Haha! Okay. You are.. determined?
31. What is my best physical trait?
Your wet ass pu..
Matt: (laughs) Okay, okay. Your eyes.
32. What is my best personality trait?
Your big heart (Matt wanted that to be the answer to the last question, until I pointed out that a big heart is actually a very serious medical condition).
33. Who is more likely to get into a fight?
That’s hard. My Dad is half-Scottish and I have his temper sometimes, but sometimes you don’t hold back and it can get you into trouble.
Me: Hey now.. Come on! At least I’m diplomatic?
Matt: *Scoffs* Just about.
Me: * Giggles*
Don’t forget, this weekend will be a double-post. So if you want something a little darker, be sure to come back tomorrow!
Until next time,
Stay safe & have fun,
Helen & Matt xx