Liebster Award

Thursday, 9 April 2015

I was so amazed and honoured to be nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely Kelley of The City and Us. To be honest I had never heard of this award (which is for discovering new blog) but I love that someone out there thought my blog good enough for it.

Here are the rules

The 11 questions I have been nominated to answer are;

1. What’s something new you’ve recently learned?
Recently I learned that Fanny Cradock was a real person - who knew? (Thanks Pointless)

2. Do you have a fun party trick (I’m looking for a new one)?
No, I'm so boring at parties and socially awkward that I usually end up embarrassing myself.
3. If you could invite anyone to dinner, who would it be and what would you serve/order?
I would invite David Attenborough and serve Mexican food. He has had such an amazing life and has been one of my fave people in the world since I was little. I am a huge DA fan.

4. What’s your favorite take-out food?
It has to be Chinese food, I am addicted in a bad way. Luckily my fave local takeaway is closed on a Tuesday which seems to be the day I come home from work, give up on the week and crave their Shredded Chilli Chicken. However I do tend to have a Chinese at least once a month.

5. Are you a planner or do you wing it?
I am a planner, however I tend to plan long term rather than short term. This is especially true of my blog, I make a page per month with my post ideas on and then work from there. A lot of the times my posts are things I think up that week, depending what comes out etc.

6. What’s the last book you read?
I have just finished reading 'Thud' by Terry Pratchett. I felt bad that I had had this book for ages and hadn't read it before he died. I love the Discworld series, especially the Witches. It's a terrible shame that there will be no more of these books produced by him.

7. You just found out you have an unexpected morning to yourself. How do you spend it?
In bed or catching up with some Animal Crossing. I wish I could say I would do something productive with it, but I wouldn't.

8. Where would you go if money and time weren't an obstacle, and who would you take with you?
Las Vegas and I would take my BF with me. I love it there so much, I have been twice before and would love to go back with an unlimited supply of cash. I am not a big gambler, in fact I only liked to play on the 'Hot Hot Penny' machines and would occasionally spend a little on the Roulette tables downtown in the El Cortez as it was $1 minimum.

9. What’s the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Save 10% of every pay packet, these wise words were said by my Nana (great grandma) and I promptly ignored them. I wish now that I had listened, however it's never to late.

10. What’s something your parents taught you as a kid that has been invaluable as an adult?
Treat others as you would wish to be treated. Obvious but something that I wish more people in the word valued.

11. What’s your favorite way to spend a long weekend?
Watching Pride & Prejudice (the series) while blogging, baking, dinner with friends and lie-ins. I tend to be pretty low key on long weekends, I am a true introvert and like to spend lots of time on my own. I find it far more relaxing than filling my time with plans as I never usually want to do any of them.

11 Facts About Me

1. Pink is my favourite colour.
2. I have 2 cats called Coco and Flicker.
3. I drink a huge amount of tea (decaf).
4. I love costume dramas and Austin adaptations are among my faves.
5. I own over 1000 nail polishes because ... nail blogger!
6. I went to boarding school and loved it.
7. I wish it had been Hogwarts.
8. I am the eldest of 5 children.
9. I get all gooey inside when I think of Christmas time.
10. I have been engaged for 9 years but have no plans to get married.
11. Outlander and Poldark are currently my favourite TV shows.

The nomination's bit is very difficult for me as the blogs that get nominated should have under 200 followers (rules do vary), however I have just nominated some blogs (mostly nail) I follow who I think are wonderful and need only accept this as a token of my love for their blog. If they don't fancy doing this, it's perfectly understandable because I know a lot of people are not keen on the 'chain letter' style that it takes. After all it's an award given to bloggers by bloggers and I am just letting them know I love their work!

Yes I know there's 13 nominations but I adore them all and couldn't leave any out.

If any chose to do this style post in recognition of their award, here are the 11 questions for you to answer. I look forward to reading your answers.

1. What are your favourite sweets?
2. What is your favourite high street store?
3. What is your favourite beauty product ever?
4. Who is your inspiration?
5. What is your favourite blog and why?
6. What is your favourite book?
7. What is your favourite thing about yourself?
8. Favourite female and male celebrity?
9. Top three television programmes?
10. If you were stuck on a desert island and could only have 3 items what would they be?
11. What is your biggest fear?

Thanks again for the nomination Kelley, it's nice to know that people read my blog.


  1. I'm so glad I finally got a chance to sit and read this post properly, I'm so sorry it took me so long to respond. Thank you so much for nominating me, I'm really flattered. I had seen this award on a few blogs and was hoping I might achieve it in my first year so I'm really happy! Even though it's a bit of a detachment from nails, it's nice to get to know you more; we now also share a craving for shredded chilli chicken! And I would totally agree on Vegas, it's my dream destination! I will definitely do my own post soon and let you know :)
    Amy x

    1. Amy,

      Is it right that I'm craving shredded chilli chicken for breakfast after reading your comment? The struggle is so real! Damn MSG!

      I'm so glad you appreciate the award, I think these type of posts on blogs are fun. I can't wait to read yours. I'm sure big things will come from you and your blog. I already love your nails.

      Fed go to Vegas, OMG it's amazing xx


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