Dec 7, 2015

Agi & Suze's Christmas Countdown: Interview with Daniel Riding & Giveaway



About Daniel Riding

31, Writer, Book Blogger & Artist. Former Co-Editor of @mensfashionmag - Lover of tea and cake. Currently writing my first novel(s)
http://www.danielriding.com/

Interview

1) What’s your best Christmas memory?

I don’t have one particular Christmas memory that stands out, although this year will be Christmas in a newhome so I’m looking forward to making some wonderful memories.

2) What are your 3 favourite Christmas reads?

Ummm does the TV guide count? haha. This year have a number of Christmas books that I am already looking forward to such as ‚A Christmas Cracker’ by Trisha Ashley and ‚How To Stuff Up Christmas’ by Rosie Blake.

3) If you could choose one person, dead or alive, to celebrate a one time special Christmas with, who would you choose and why?

It would have to be Marilyn Monroe. I have been a fan of hers for as long as I can remember and can you imagine how lovely it would be singing christmas carols with her around a white baby grand piano. *sigh*

4) What are your thoughts about Santa?

I like to believe in the magic that the idea of Santa and Christmas can bring. The festive season has always felt so magical to me and I love that Santa is a part of that.

5) What are your best and worst Christmas gifts and why?

I love any gift that has had some thought put into it. I’m not bothered by expense int he slightest, I also love getting gifts that have been made by the giver. I think that is such a lovely idea. I hate it when people give you gifts that have no thought behind them. Christmas is about spending time with the ones you love and doing something simple that they will love. Not palming them off with a lazy gift such a set from the Boots 3 for 2 deals.

6) Your favourite Christmas song?

It absolutely has to be Run Run Rudolph – The Kelly Clarkson version. It gives me goosebumps.

7) Your favourite Christmas movie?

The Grinch – the Jim Carrey version. I love that film so so much.

8) Top 3 books that you’re giving as Christmas presents?

Hmmmm, I haven’t started Christmas shopping yet or even begun to think about what I am getting people. But the top three books that I am looking forward to, maybe giving myself as gifts if that counts are:

Follow Me by Angela Clarke
Anything by Amanda Hocking (I love her books)
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

9) Most favourite and least favourite part of Christmas?

The magical time I spend with loved one and the food is the best bit by far. The tidying up is the least favourite for sure.

10) I must ask, sorry – the best Christmas food is…?

How dare you make me pick, I love all the food. I really do. So in fact I won’t pick because I love all the Christmas food, even the stuff some people don’t like such as sprouts.

Giveaway

One very lucky reader of our blogs will receive two wonderful prizes: 


The winner will receive a We're All Mad Here bag designed by Daniel Riding and a paperback copy of The Winter Wedding by Abby Clements. Good luck!


36 comments:

  1. I just put a framed "We're all mad here!" dictionary print up in my apartment so this bag would be perfect for when I'm out and about - just so everyone everywhere will be aware of my mental state, ha!

    And while I do prefer more traditional aka "old" Christmas songs, I will now have the tune of "Run Run Rudolph" haunting me for the rest of the day ... just adding to the overall madness I guess. ;-)

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  2. Best christmas food for me is Carbonara ☺ -Mary Rose Benipayo

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  3. My favorite Christmas memory is Dad setting up his model train layout around the base of the Christmas tree.

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  4. My favorite Christmas Song is Let it Snow Dean Martin :)

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  5. Love the tote bag! So fitting for me!

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  6. Elaine Skye Clark Love the tote bag.��������

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  7. Great interview, I enjoyed it very much :) Love the bag!

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  8. The best Christmas food this year is sushi for me!

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  9. your tote with teh tiger is simply fabulous! and i guess i need to put that quote in practice to avoid more unnecessary stress

    thank you a lot for teh interview

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  10. My favorite christmas song is "Thank God it's Christmas" - Queen

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  11. My favourite Christmas movie is Home Alone.

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  12. My favorite Christmas song is Jingle Bells! Gets me the liveliest mood every time.

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  13. My fave Christmas song is Mariah Carey, All I want for Christmas xx

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  14. the best Christmas food is the PANETTONE! It's an italian "dessert" that can't miss on Christmas dinner!

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  15. I love the tote bag and the book sounds great! Thanks for yet another great giveaway!

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  16. I laughed out loud when I read does the TV guide count! Great interview.

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  17. Loved this interview, I also like to read the TV guide.My favourite Christmas song is Baby it's cold outside

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  18. The Grinch is a fun movie. I love the Jim Carrey version.

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  19. Enjoyed the interview. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. Your favorite Christmas movie? While You Were Sleeping (1995) with Sandra Bullock. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  21. Best Christmas food is mashed potatoes and gravy and honey bakes ham.

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  22. Μy favorite Christmas memory and feeling at the same time is the surprice i get after unwrapping the gifts.Simel Dimitriadi

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  23. I would like to believe in Santa but being old ruins it

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  24. The best Christmas food is pigs in blankets :)

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  25. Love the tote bag and would love the book. Making tamales at Christmas time with the family was always fun. We don't do it much anymore. :-(

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  26. My fave Christmas movie is Home Alone :)

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  27. I like your choice of a Christmas song.

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  28. My favourite Christmas movie is "Shop Around the Corner".

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  29. My favourite Christmas Movie is "The Snowman"

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  30. Our favourite Christmas film is Nightmare before Christmsas

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  31. love from my Mother in her cooking

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  32. When I was little my grandma putted the gifts in the chimney... for real!

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