Sunday, 16 November 2014

Liebster Award


Thank you to the lovely Laura over at Blonde & Cupcakes for my Liebster Award nomination. This little space began nearly two years ago when I only had a couple of followers and regular readers who are non-bloggers. Since branching out to Bloglovin, my views, comments and followers has increased dramatically, so thank you everyone for all the love. I’ll be posting a Christmassy giveaway to coincide with my blogiversary, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Back to this post and the rules are as follows:
  • Thank the blog that nominated you, follow them if you'd like, and link them
  • Post 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions provided by the person who nominated you and then create a question set for the next group of nominees
  • Choose five to 11 people to nominate (including blogs with fewer than 200 followers) and link them on the post
  • Let your nominees know they've been tagged
My 11 facts are:
1) I was born nearly two months early but you’d find it hard to believe that I weighed less than four pounds.
2) I work in Travel Marketing and I love it – it’s so worth the two year wait I had after finishing Uni.
3) I still live at home with my parents and brother. I guess at 24, that’s quite bad but there’s no way I could afford to move out.
4) From a young age, my dad took me to watch Barnet. These days we don’t really have the time or money to go every week, but it was such a big part of my life, I can’t let go!
5) When I was 17, I was diagnosed with PCOS. People’s reactions to it are so ignorant and horrible as it’s something that doesn’t get enough coverage. I hate that it’s basically incurable but I’m learning to live with it.
6) My dream is to swim with dolphins – they’re my favourite animals. My room is actually still blue and there is a painted dolphin frieze above my dado rail!
7) I am addicted to buying DVDs – if I buy one, I end up buying five or six. I’ve actually got lists of ones I want to buy and my aim is to collect ALL the Disney ones... I didn’t realise there were so many!
8) I love to be organised – I make lists for lists. I make to do lists every morning at work, I love to makes lists to plan my meals in advance, I list things I want to buy or need, I list potential blog posts in my diary. I LOVE LISTS!
9) Talking of lists, when I was 18, I created a list of 30 things I want to do before I’m 30. When my laptop broke, I lost the file, but I have everything written down somewhere. I think I’m about a sixth of the way through it... I’ve only got little over five years left – eek!
10) I don’t have a large group of friends. I don’t really speak to anyone I went to school or sixth form with. I rarely see my friends from Uni. My two best friends live hundreds of miles away. But I am grateful for the friends I have and love nothing more than spending time with them. Blogging has helped with meeting new people and I’m firm believer that these friendships are for life.
11) My Auntie and Uncle live in Madrid and that means most of our family holidays have been to Spain. I’ve been to smaller towns that people haven’t simply heard of, as well as all the major cities too. I think Madrid is my favourite city in the world that I’ve been to – I love the culture, food, fiestas and way of life.
Laura asked me the following 11 questions, so here are my responses:
1) What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
I cannot wait to make blueberry pancakes!
2) What are your greatest strengths or weaknesses?
My greatest strengths are my timekeeping and grammar (I’m such a pedant) and my weaknesses are my impatience and money management (although I’m getting better).
3) If you could wake up tomorrow in someone else's body, who would you pick and what would you do?
I’d love to be Lauren Conrad and basically do all the things that she does. She’s become so successful and is clearly dedicated and hard-working.
4) Why did you start blogging?
I started originally blogging at Look Black n Amber, as my Journalism module was football-related and I was working as part of the programme team at Barnet for a while – I was hoping to put my portfolio on there. I then realised I was limiting my readers and so branched out to Lucy Loves in the hope there would be something for everyone, whatever your interests.
5) What question do you hate to answer?
The ‘where do you see yourself in x years’ question. The majority of the time, I don’t know what I’m doing at the weekend, let alone in a number of years. I really don’t think I could predict the future and I suppose I don’t know what I want. I just take each day as it comes.
6) Do you have any favourite artists or bands? Who?
When I was a teenager, I was a real indie kid and all my favourite bands I saw live. My love for music really isn’t that great anymore, so I’d have to say Arctic Monkeys and The Courteeners.
7) Who is/are your hero(es)?
I don’t have any *sad face*
8) What's your most embarrassing memory?
I have so many! Countless drunken ones, the time I fell up the stairs at Barnet in front of everyone, I once got my finger stuck in a glass bottle... my most recent one was at work when I picked up my mug to wash it up, forgetting it still had coffee in. So I threw it down myself and screamed and of course, everyone stared. Luckily it was the end of the day but I did do a shifty walk to the car park!
9) What's your dream job?
My dream job from the age of about 14 was a Sports Journalist, I know that will only ever be a dream now.
10) Do you have any male crushes? If yes, then who?
RYAN GOSLING! SAY. NO. MORE.
11) And finally, please tell me a joke. A good one.  I love them.
I really don’t know many jokes, so here’s one taking the mick out of myself:
What’s an Essex girl’s favourite wine?
I waaaaaanna go to Lakesiiiiiide
I’d like to nominate some of my current favourite bloggers:
Luci – lipstickloveheart
Alice – Bright Town Girl
Olivia – Olivia Mulhearn
Candice – Beauty Candy Loves
Vicky – The Polish List
Mariah - StarlaSays
The 11 questions I’d like to ask these lovely ladies are:
1) What is your favourite thing about winter?
2) If you could be any animal, which would you be and why?
3) Do you change your perfume according to season and what are you currently wearing?
4) If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
5) Who’s your favourite actor/actress?
6) What’s your favourite flavour of Jelly Belly?
7) Which one beauty product could you not live without?
8) What is your proudest achievement to date?
9) What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
10) Night in or night out?
11) What is your favourite childhood memory?

Please let me know when you’ve answered the questions so I can read your posts and see who you mention – I’m always looking out for new blogs to read and people to follow.

2 comments:

  1. I love your answers! And Ryan Gosling, how could I forget him?? :(
    Anyway, thank you for that nice post, it was really nice to get to know you better!
    Oh, and would you like to share the blueberry pancakes recipe? I love pancakes and it would be interesting to try out the blueberry ones. :)

    Blonde and Cupcakes

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    1. I can't believe you missed out Gosling as well ha - think he's so much better than Channing Tatum! :)
      I'm definitely gonna blog the pancake recipe, it's on my list; got quite a few from my last couple of days in London to do first :) xx

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