18 August 2014

Liebster Award Nomination

A big, big thanks to the lovely Becky Mortimer of Bex Morts who nominated me for the Liebster award!

The Liebster Award is a way for new blogs to be recognized, and to spread the word to others so they can check it out.  A lot of work goes into creating a blog, and it’s nice to be noticed!

These are the rules:

- Post the award on your blog
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog
- Write 11 random facts about yourself
- Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 250 followers
- Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions

11 Random facts :)

1. English is not my first language
2. I love tea...I got to love the traditional tea drinking over here on the island
3. My boyfriend Ryan is also my very best friend, who I love, admire and would do anything for
4. I am incredibly calm in nature. 
5. I'm an undercover introvert
6. I have a fair few tattoos
7. I'm nearly 30 and I still get asked for an ID
8. I get excited about some very random things
9. I'm a self-taught crafter/maker/creative 
10. I'd love to write a book
11. I'm very impatient

11 Answers to Bex :)

How did you come up with your Blog name?
Quite randomly! I wanted something that will flow and be fairly memorable and sweet, but without committing to anything in particular - as I like to talk about many different thing. Also - I love birds.
And honey - on pancakes ;)

Why did you start a Blog?
I wanted to write. I'm also in the process of creating a number of things which I will sell online - I'm currently reviewing different websites to sell on.
But really, I read so many blogs, it was going to happen sooner or later. And I love it.

What is your favourite meal?
That is really difficult. I am partial to pasta, fish, seafood and of course - all of my mothers cooking. I will share some recipes at some point.

Your favourite music band/singer?
I am rather eclectic. My all time, always and forever favourite - Nick Cave.
My playlist is huge and ranges from Jerry Lee Lewis to Outkast. It all depends on the mood.

Which famous person would you most like to meet?
This may be sad - but definitely Robin Williams. I grew up watching his films and he always seemed like a genuine nice guy. Also - Stephen Fry, David Attenborough, Prof Brian Cox....

Describe the perfect day for you
Waking up to the sun shining through the curtains on some peaceful tropical island, having breakfast on the wooden porch overlooking the beach, following a lovely stroll with Ryan and our dog. Hopping over to a nearby town for a spot of lunch later on, talking to the locals, artists, random people you meet... then a lovely dinner back in our place with plenty of wine and fresh fruits under the stars.

Your favourite clothes shop
I don't have one! For my "work stuff" I love Next, Warehouse and sometimes H&M. For my own stuff - it's really random. A lot of my stuff is off e-bay or local charity shops. Thrifty!

What blogs do you like to read?
Hmmm.... ok so obviously there's the A Beautiful Mess. Then, One Sheepish Girl, DesignLoveFest, etc. I also follow ILoveTypography and Creative Bloq

Your favourite past time?
Scheming on what's my next make going to be.

What is your favourite post so far?
This means my own? This one although it is rather short, it's from the heart, to myself more than anyone else. I sometimes put too much pressure on myself.

Your favourite memory as a child?
I have so many :) My dad was an amateur videographer and I used to follow him around while he was filming. We also used to go hiking and we planted lots and lots of trees where the fire burned them down on top of a hill close to my home.
I also cherish the trip my mum took me on with her work, we went onto a fast boat to one of the most gorgeous set of islands for the day, enjoyed the scenery and lovely fresh fish for dinner. It was gorgeous, us girls had much fun.

11 Questions to my nominees

1. Why did you start blogging?
2. Who/what inspires you? This doesn't need to relate just to the blog.
3. What's the last book you've read? Any good?
4. If you could choose to do one thing for the rest of your life, what would your work be?
5. Do you have any unusual habits?
6. What makes you feel confident?
7. Can you recommend 5 blogs to watch?
8. If you were about to be on a cover of a magazine, which one would it be?
9. What would be your super power if you had one?
10. If I gave you a time machine, where would you travel to and why?
11. If you were directing a movie, who would you cast as the two leads and what would it be about?


  1. Thank you so very much for the nomination! You can find my response over at http://www.charlottespeaksabout.blogspot.com

    Thanks again!

  2. I loved it!
    p.s. - i'd choose flying too. and I'd love to see the prequel to UP :)