Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Being Acknowledged.

I know alot of people disregard these blog 'awards' and don't participate but to me it is one huge boost in confidence. I have now been 'awarded' the Liebster Award about 6/7 times over the past 3+ years and am over the moon to be nominated by one of my most favorite blogs to read - Farm Girl.
Miriam has an always exciting and interesting blog to read with a daily life that I envy and can only wish to have one day. Please, please do swing by and send her some love from me (and maybe follow while you're there? I promise you'll enjoy it if true lifestyle blogs are your thing).

Anyway let's get into it. With any fun must come rules and here they are:
1. Link back to the post of whom you were tagged by.
2. State 11 (interesting/funny/etc) facts about yourself.
3. Answer the questions the nominator has created for you. 
4. Tag 11 people with under 200 followers. 
5. List 11 questions for the nominees!

Oh so now I have to think up some facts. I always find this bit difficult, hence my ever changing 'about me' section..Hmm..okay.

  1. While camping one time and having to go wee in the woods, I stung my bum on some nettles!
  2. It makes me uber uncomfortable to have someone walk behind me. I have to stop to one side and let them past.
  3. I spend most days, when I'm not working, watching old Saved By The Bell and Sabrina The Teenage Witch episodes meaning I've seen all series of each about 10 times each right through. 
  4. Occasional midday naps on the sofa are awesome. Baker usually joins me too. 
  5. I'm a list maker and organizational freak. I like everything to be written down, from money spent, to hours worked and all plans and appointments. It helps me to remember and is so convenient. I also have to have things in specific places or in a specific order i.e my DVD collection and the mugs in the cupboard.
  6. We have currently been sleeping on our mattress on the floor for about 6+ months. The wooden slats on the bed we had would randomly fall through in the middle of the night and so to avoid nightly falling terrors we took it down. We still haven't bought another one yet as we simply can't afford it.
  7. Weird eating habits include using cucumber sticks as a utensil when eating super noodles. Otherwise I'm a super fussy eater.
  8. I don't have my ear lobes pierced and only have 6 tattoos and wish I had the money for alot more!
  9. The vast majority of my time I spend wearing sweatpants or leggings and am always in T-shirts and hoodies. Comfort and function over style and fashion always.
  10. I have always been an animal lover and as a child even all of my stuffed animals/ Puppy in my Pocket's etc all received a kiss before bed, most of them being tucked up beside each other in bed. I also didn't like to leave them in odd numbers as I thought they all needed to have a friend. 
  11. I live on carbs. Giving a v sign to carb-less diets seeing as I'm in good health, fitness and weight. I love pasta, rice, bread, potatoes and work out hard, walk lots and mix in veggies to stay trim. 

And now for the questions... 
1. Name one reason you started blogging?
To use my time constructively while I was unemployed.
2. Beach or Mountains?

This is hard because I really enjoy both. I've lived a 10 minute walk from a beach in 2 of the 4 houses I've lived and it was awesome - although if I were able to I'd live in a cabin in the middle of nowhere up in the Mountains. To visit and enjoy I'll pick mountains overall I think, seeing as the beach bans dogs over the summer and it can get a little too cold in the winter. 
3. What is your Myers Briggs? I got INFJ just like Remus Lupin! (Thanks to Miriam for the Harry Potter comparison link!) And that means Introverted Intuition with Extroverted Feeling apparently. 
4. Name the bravest thing you have ever done. 
My Skydive was a pretty brave moment I think.
5. What did you have for dinner last night?
I can't actually remember. I always joke that my memory is so bad that I 'can't even remember what I had for tea last night' and I'm proving it to be true!
6. What's your go to swear word?
Pfftt I don't swear! Goodness!
7. If you could take a trip tomorrow and money was no object, where would you go?

Disneyland. DUH. I'd actually buy Disneyland and move Jake, Baker, Bunny and I into the Disneyland Hotel. 
8. What's your favorite cocktail?
I don't drink. 
9. What is the best book you have read in the past year?
Okay, this one is gonna make me seem a disgrace but I've actually not read a book within the past two years. I did find 'Spies' by Michael Frayn, an old school book of mine while at my parents house lately and intend on reading that asap. 
10. Heels or flats? Shorts or skirt?
Flats and shorts. I'm not a tom boy but I don't go anywhere dressy enough to warrant either heels or a skirt. 
11. What does your name mean in the urban dictionary?

LOL some of these are just ridiculous. But this is spot on with the rapping skills!
Danielle is the prettiest most amazing girl ever. She's so funny and makes me laugh all the time. All guys fall for her and she is really amazing. I'm jealous of her awesomely cool face and her rapping skills.
''Hey that girl is awesome, she must be a Danielle!''

Phew, now that's all done it's my turn to list a few blogs who I would like to pass the award onto. I am also disregarding the 200 follower rule. And so I nominate -
Nicola of Nicola Faye
Chloe of New Girl in Toon
Jess of Mocha Fox 
Anne of Life as a Rolling Stone
Allison of The Curious Cupcake
Amber Marie of After April 
Samantha of Samantha's Little World
Olivia of Who Made You Queen
Kirsty of Psyche Plays
Alice of My Palace of Alice
Alice of Alices-Wonderland93

And my questions for you lovely lot are...
1. Name 3 things that you LOVE about yourself!
2. If you could live in any one country in the whole world for the rest of your life where would it be and why?
3. Would you rather time travel into the history books or transport to the future?
4. If you were born the opposite sex, what were you going to be named?
5. To die completely happy you will want to of done what?
6. Favorite Harry Potter character? (If you don't like Harry Potter, well, what on earth!?)
7. What is the nicest compliment you have been given?
8. Name your greatest fear!
9. What is your favorite blog post that you have published?
10. Who would you choose to, a)Go to a theme park with. b) Go to a resturant with. c)Go to a party with. Out of Johnny Depp, Megan Fox, Justin Bieber.
and for the last question I shall steal the one from above as I think it's brilliant! So,
11. What does your name mean in the urban dictionary?

Wow! That has been an extra long post today. I bet you skipped straight through it ;)

I thank Miriam again, very much, for including me and hope those I nominated will take part as I look forward to finding out more about you! Have fun with it...I did!



  1. So jealous of your skydive, it looks amazing! I'd love to do that! Really enjoy these posts I think it's a really nice way to get to know other bloggers! And the Urban Dictionary question is hilarious!

    Thank you for the nomination!! :)

    Nicola xx

    1. It was! It was my 21st birthday gift as I didn't want a party or anything. If you have a look at this post theres a video of me doing it!

      I like them too :) I've found a few cool blogs that I would never of found otherwise through doing them!

      You're welcome! x

  2. Thank you so much for the nomination love, it's really sweet of you!

    I freaking LOVE carbs. I would love to cut down and see some massive changes in my fitness, as I am admittedly pretty lazy, but oh my, I could not live without pasta. Carbonara is my vice, haha!

    So impressed that you did a skydive, though I think I'd be a little too afraid myself. Bit of a wuss! x

    1. No problem!

      Oh yes I had pasta 3 times this week ....:P

      Thank you! It was a 21st birthday present but I used it as a fundraising event to raise money for Monkey world in Dorset :D
      I think everyone should do it at least once in life - the flight was scary but the jump itself just felt surreal because of the adrenaline.
      Theres a video of it here if you'd like to see! >> []


  3. Brilliant post! Thanks SO much for participating and your wonderful introduction.
    I got stung by nettles too! So nasty. And I'm the same with people behind me, drives me nuts. Or having someone walk really slow in front of you? Can't stand it!
    It's so sweet that you wanted your stuffies to each have a friend! Love it!

    Last but not least: carbs are da bomb. (Ha! I'm a rapper too!) I could not live without bread. Lovely, lovely bread! It's the best.