I moved into my new Uni studio flat yesterday, so as you can imagine, I have had a very busy and oh so stressful weekend… However, I still made time to write this post about the Liebster Award because I was nominated by fashion enthusiast and mother @Vidishumate from the fabulous www.denimandroses.me!
The Liebster Award is a totally online nomination scheme designed to allow bloggers to discover new blogs and writers, whilst also giving a handy boost to blogs with under 200 followers. Once nominated, you must create a blog post to answer 11 questions given to you by your original nominator and then nominate 5 more blogs to take up the challenge with 11 questions you have set yourself. For more details and information you can visit The Global Aussie to view the official rules for the 2017 Liebster Award.
So, here are my answers to the questions set by Vidi:
1 // What is your favorite thing about blogging?
There are so many reasons to love blogging, but at the moment simply chatting to different bloggers and getting a daily fix of creative writing are probably my joint favourite things. Blogging gives you the opportunity to sit down and write about topics you love whilst simultaneously getting into contact with likeminded and lovely people!
2 // What is the best advice you have been given?
I have been given hundred of pieces of advice over the years, so of course it is difficult to choose the single best piece of advice I’ve been told… However, the one I can remember most clearly was actually given to me by my Mum’s Mum. She sent me a letter years and years ago about how to conquer fear at a time when I was going through a really bad few months of social anxiety and panic attacks. It was a stupid letter and it included lots of pictures of her cats but it really did help!
3 // Why did you start blogging?
I wanted something I could use as a creative outlet. I’d been at Uni for a full year studying a completely Science-based subject, so I really missed the creative subjects I used to take at school. I’ve always loved photography and writing, so blogging seemed like the perfect hobby for me!
4 // What is your favorite animal?
This is a tough question for a Zoology student! Of course I’ll have to say my beautiful boy Freddie is my favourite animal – He is a Hungarian Vizsla and absolutely gorgeous. But I also have a soft spot for Pangolins, Bears and Italian Greyhounds…
5 // What is your funniest memory?
These questions are so hard! I seem to have a new funniest memory every week, so the memory I’m choosing for this answer is the last time I laughed so hard I had mascara tears running down my face. I was in the Dentist surgery with my Mum and her phone started cheering and clapping at full volume in the completely packed and deathly quiet waiting room… Both of us got the giggles really badly but no-one else was laughing! Every time one of us tried to stop laughing we’d set the other one off again. We must have ugly laughed for about 10 minutes and I still don’t really know why – the laughing was funnier than the phone sound effects!
6 // What is something you love about yourself?
In terms of physical appearance, I love my eyes – because although they’re a relatively normal dark Hazel colour, my right eye is half blue which I think is really cool. But in terms of personality, I really appreciate my laid back and super chilled nature in times of crisis – I don’t get angry very easily and I tend to let a lot of thing slide without getting myself wound up.
7 // Where would you like to visit?
There are so many places I’d like to go… At the moment I’m thinking about planning a holiday to Australia because I’d love to travel to the other side of the World and meet the members of my extended family that live there, but I’d also love to visit New York and Disneyland Paris!
8 // What is your favorite blog post and why?
I really don’t think I can choose one post. There are thousands of amazing bloggers and influencers around at the moment, so it is ridiculously difficult to pick a single blog post I love the most. I just feel lucky to be able to enjoy reading about the life stories, hobbies and favourite products of people I admire.
9 // What is at the top of your bucket list?
Travelling is definitely at the top of my list right now. I want to go on road trip of America, volunteer at a Kangaroo sanctuary in Australia, visit Disneyland Paris and spend Christmas in New York! I really want to cross as many countries off my world map as possible.
10 // What has been the scariest thing you have ever done?
I’m not really one for doing scary things – I tend to stay in my comfort zone… But cutting toxic “friends” out of my life and saying “no” to things are definitely up there on my too-scary-for-me list.
11 // What is something you look forward to at the end of your day/week?
At the end of a week day I love taking off my shoes and relaxing with an evening of blog writing, movie watching and popcorn eating! But at the end of the week I look forward to my Friday night fast food binge! Chinese food and Dominos pizza are always my go-to takeaways of choice.
Thank you Vida for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I hope you all enjoyed reading my answers.
- Maria from What Is Maria
2. Sophie from Once Upon A Sophie
3. Faye from Female Original
4. Alice from According To Alice
Your questions are:
- If you were given 1 million pounds, what would be the first thing you’d buy and why?
- Where do you find inspiration for your blog posts?
- If you had to listen to one song on repeat for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
- Which Season is your favourite?
- Have you ever wanted to stop blogging or restart you current blog?
- What three words would you use to describe yourself?
- If you could only save one item from a house fire, what would it be?
- If you could move to any Country in the World, where would you go?
- What are your top three books of all time?
- If you could have any job, what would it be?
- Who is your role model?
Kate Nash –> Foundations