Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The Liebster Award


The other day I was tweeted by the lovely Viola at A Piece of Viola and Tasmin at Grandiose Days telling me that they had nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award which I thought was so sweet of them!

If you don't know what The Liebster Award is it's where a blog nominates another blog(s) that have under 200 followers to answer 10 questions and then they have to do the same. It's a nice confidence boost to bloggers that receive it and also allows readers to discover new blogs.

My questions from Viola:

1. What inspired you to start blogging?
I've always enjoyed reading blogs and I used to use Tumblr a lot as I never thought I would be good enough to try at a proper blog. But after seeing how supportive the blogging community was and reading some great advice posts from bloggers I follow I got a sudden burst of confidence and though why not! I enjoy keeping up my blog without feeling pressured and love making friends with lovely bloggers along the way.

2. If you could relive one day of your live again, what would it be and why?
That's a hard question...I have no idea!

3. Do you have any regrets?
No I don't think I do actually. Mainly because everything I've done so far as led me to good things in my life. I try to make sure I think before I do so I don't have any regrets in my life. And to say yes great opportunities that may be scary at first but would be worth it in the end.

4. What do you think is the most important thing about a blog?
Personality. You always find the blogs that are most popular are ones with lots of personality. It can be hard sometimes to express yourself through words on a screen but if you manage it it can make your blog really special.

5. What is your typical Starbucks/Costa/-insert relevant coffee shop- order?
I've tried to cut down on my coffee orders over the years as it can add up to a hell of a lot of money! But if I was to order one right now i'd get a Starbucks Caramel Macchiato and pop some vanilla powder on top ;)

6. What is your favourite seasonal holiday?
Christmas of course! Everything becomes sparkly and pretty, lots of yummy food and drink, days off work and time to spend with your loved ones.

7. Which country would you love to go to and why?
If I could pick one I haven't been to yet I would say Thailand. It's a beautiful place, the weathers great, I'd love to experience the Yi Peng festival and so many other things to see and explore!

8. Describe yourself in 3 words.
Oh god..even in interviews I struggle with this question. Umm.. creative? adventurous? and... loyal?

9. Best book you’ve read recently.
I read a book called Slated a little while ago which I really enjoyed. It's got some really interesting and scary ideas in it. I won't give too much away because I would recommend it but it's about controlling society by erasing memories.

10. What are your 3 favourite online shopping websites?
I always seem to turn to H&M (although I hate how they won't give you a refund in-store, instead you get store credit), River Island and Amazon.


My questions from Tasmin:

1. What made you decide to start blogging?
I've always enjoyed reading blogs and I used to use Tumblr a lot as I never thought I would be good enough to try at a proper blog. But after seeing how supportive the blogging community was and reading some great advice posts from bloggers I follow I got a sudden burst of confidence and thought why not! I enjoy keeping up my blog without feeling pressured and love making friends with lovely bloggers along the way.

2. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
The way I can switch off from life, I find it really relaxing. I love getting to know other bloggers as well, it's almost like having a bunch of pen pals.

3. It's December tomorrow, do you plan to do Blogmas?
Not this year unfortunately, I just wouldn't have the time with a full time job. Maybe next year and I will schedule posts in advance.

4. Another Christmassy question...What is on your Christmas wish list this year?
My Macbook! So excited to get it...although I bought it for myself. But it was on my wish list :p
And I wanted to get a new watch and I was looking at either this Olivia Burton watch or a Daniel Wellington watch?

5. If you could do anything for one day, with no repercussions, what would you do?
I really have no idea...

6. What is your favourite way to unwind and de-stress?
To chill out on the sofa in my pj's with a nice cuppa and a great film.

7. What is your outfit of choice for today?
It's the weekend and i'm at home all day so comfy oversized pj's :)

8. What is your favourite quote?
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process - Van Gogh

9. Who is your biggest inspiration in life?
It's going to sound so corny but my mum! She's a strong independent business women who has worked hard for everything she's got and is always there to help others. What more could I ask for as an inspiration?

10. If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you take?
Umm.. a sketchbook, flint and a knife? Sketchbook to stop me going crazy from boredom. Flint to start a fire to cook some grub. Knife to hunt my grub. So mainly I will be sitting around drawing and eating it seems :p

For the Libester Blog Award, I nominate:

- Victora from A Dainty Discussion
- Meg from Aloha Kittens
- Chelsea from Chelsella

(Remember, the blogs you nominate for the award should have less than 200 twitter followers)

And the 10 questions I have for you, are:
1.  Do you have any Christmas traditions?
2.  Earliest memory?
3.  Longest you've gone without washing your hair (honestly)?
4.  Have you ever collected anything?
5.  Uncomfortable but fashionable or comfortable but scummy?
6.  What's your favorite pastime other than blogging?
7.  Do you have a blogger you look up to?
8.  Dark, milk or white chocolate?
9.  Why did you start blogging?
10.  Any pets?

I look forward to seeing your answers! Don't feel pressured to pass the award, but If you do I'd love if you tagged me in your post so I can have a read :)

Thanks again Viola and Tasmin!


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