I honestly don't know if I can fit in the gushy introduction bit to Michelle's blog all the things I love about this lady - except to say that her blog 'Daisy Butter' and her attitude to blogging, epitomises everything I love, and find inspiring about the blogosphere. I am fairly certain Michelle has more hours in her day than anyone else does (maybe she is secretly hiding Bernard's Watch?) as she seems to find time to write the most well-planned, well thought out blog posts, study for a degree, work a part-time job, reply to e-mails and indulge in some impressive Harry Potter shaped geekery all at the same time! One of the things I love about Michelle is that she always takes the time to reply to her comments and is always up for a natter on Twitter. She deserves every one of her followers and millions more, and seeing her Ways To Wear and Week in Photos features pop up in my blog feed always makes me excited! I loved her answers to Cheer Up Tuesday - I hope you will too!
1. For those readers that don’t already know you, tell us a little bit about yourself...
Hi 'A Rosie Outlook' readers, I'm Michelle, and I'm a writing, fashion and culture student, book lover and Harry Potter enthusiast. I also write a little blog about style and fashion. I'm from a little town which is relatively unknown, but love to spend as much of my free time in London, soaking up the busy atmosphere. My favourite thing to do is read glossy magazines and newspaper supplements with a milky coffee (and two sugars!) on a Sunday morning.
2. Tell me five things that make you happy...
Spending a rainy afternoon with a friend in a coffee house.
Finishing the last page of a really good book.
Endlessly laughing at ridiculous things with my little sister.
Hearing from my family, all the way across in Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Writing for no reason other than to write.
3. If ever you do feel down, what song or songs do you put on to cheer yourself up?
I'm not huge on music to be honest, but I'll always listen to my favourite bands to cheer myself up, typically B2ST, 2PM, Big Bang, Miss A (Korean groups), Owl City and, of course, my beloved Taylor Swift. I have quite an eclectic music taste!
4. What’s your happiest memory; a memory you think of that always makes you smile?
I don't know if I can pinpoint one happiest memory yet, I've still got so much to look forward to! My holiday back to Hong Kong and Malaysia in 2009 could count as one though: it always makes me smile because I was lucky enough to spend a month there, embracing life with family members I hardly ever get to see, and really being a part of my little cousins' lives! I speak to them weekly, but seeing family once a year or less makes holidays back there even lovelier.
5. Describe your perfect day.
My perfect day would comprise a lie-in and a late breakfast in bed, perhaps French toast with maple syrup and a side helping of bacon, with some magazines to hand. I'd then pop out with my family for the day to a corny tourist attraction, and snap away at beautiful buildings. We'd lunch at a local restaurant or cafe, before driving back towards home for a lazy afternoon in comfies. I'd spend the remainder of the afternoon catching up with friends, before venturing out again for dinner with my family, possibly at our favourite Korean BBQ restaurant in London. Typical to our household, we'd then watch predictable Chinese drama series until the early hours of the morning, before heading to bed at a casual 3am or so.
6. How do you maintain a positive outlook on life?
I always take things a day at a time, looking at what I need to get done, and always balancing it with things that I personally enjoy. I always feel more positive when I'm organised, to maintain minimal stress, as well! Failing that, a lovely hot bubble bath, a drink and a book will always help! I can't be the only blogger who takes a coffee or bottled Coke in the tub with me?!