Saturday, 17 November 2012

Hello New Bloggers - The Liebster Blog Award

How nice are people? How lovely is the blogging community?
Well, the answer to both those questions is - MAJORLY.

I have been nominated by the lovely Iona at Iona Blogs to recieve the Liebster Blog Award.
Now, I'm not 100% sure where the award originated, or who Liebster is, but it's all about newly established bloggers meeting other new bloggers. Basically anyone with less than 200 followers is eligible. Which is perfect for me as my audience is rather small.

The rules are as follows - 
- Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves
- They must answer the 11 questions the tagger has set for them
- They must create 11 questions to ask the bloggers who they tag
- They must choose 11 bloggers to tag with less than 200 followers
- There are no tag backs

I tag these lovely bloggers :)

Cassie at Thrift Thick
Melda at Little Lady
Jane at Life's Entropy
Greta at La Vie de Greta
Victoria at Little Bird Blue
Kathy at My Peach Days
Shu at Shu Likes Clothes
Natalie at Afternoon Tea Total
Carol at Lacquerised
Lynne at Cocktails and Daydreams

and I ask them...

1. What is your favourite book?
2. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?
3. What's your guilty pleasure song? Be honest, everyone has one!
4. What's your most embarrassing moment?
5. Do you play a musical instrument? If not, what would you love to play if you could?
6. Have you got something that you have had since you were a baby?
7. If you could invite one famous person to dinner, alive or dead, who would it be?
8. If you could eat the same thing over and over for the rest of your life, what would it be?
9. What's your favourite perfume?
10. Team Edward or Team Jacob? (Hhahahhahah!)
11. What is your dream career?

11 (Not to interesting) Facts about me!

1. I am really small. Like under 4 foot small. Doctors have no idea why I have been made this way, but you gotta shake what yo' mama gave you. As they say.
2. I am on my 2nd degree at uni. In first year again and being 23 I certainly can see the difference between myself and the new-new first years. Oh to be young and 17 again...
3. I have a slight (major) phobia of balloons. Fireworks wind me up too. Think it's the noise.
4. McFly are my favourite band in the whole world, and have been for nearly 10 years. Met them on many occasions, and once I was really drunk Danny and Dougie bought me a drink. They remembered the next time I met them. Awkward.
5. I lived in Austin, Texas last year for 5 months and it was the greatest experience of my life so far. I was so tanned when I came back to grey Scotland. Boo hoo!
6. I have two tattoos. One on my wrist saying "no worries" and a little acorn on my foot.
7. I (pretend to) play the ukulele. Mainly because they are so darn cute and they make a nice sound. Some times.
8. I have had open heart surgery and 7 operations on my back.
9. Bridesmaids is my favourite movie ever. I can watch it over and over and not get bored of it.
10. I will NEVER get bored of Friends. Je de floop fleeeee.
11. I fancy far too many famous people. Including...Dougie Poynter, Darren Criss, Ryan Gosling, Brendon Urie, Paolo Nutini.

Here are the questions (any my answers) that Iona has asked us.

What is your favourite shop?
It would probably be HobbyCraft. I'm not the most creative of persons, so when I go in I can just spend hours thinking of all the wonderful things I could attempt to do, but never end up finishing a project. Ever.
How old is your blog?
I posted my first post in June this year, so it is 5 months old.
What is your profession? If you are a student, what are you studying?
I am studying my second degree (English) at Uni. Yes I am bonkers for going back for 4 more years. I also work at a cake stall, we sell cupcakes, brownies and loads more lovely treats. Best. Job. Ever.
What did you want to to be when you 'grew up'?
I have no idea what I want to be NOW, let along when I was younger. I was obsessed with the Spice Girls, so I imagine I wanted to be one of them. Girl power!
Is there one thing you always take with you when travelling?
My iPad. Great way of having everything your laptop does but on a much smaller scale. 
What makeup product could you not live without?
It's not a makeup product per-se, but a utensil. My Beauty Blender sponge. It applies foundation/primer so perfectly and smoothly. I urge anyone to buy it.
What is your favourite band?
MCFLY. I am a huge, out and proud fan, and have been for nearly 10 years. Yikes that's a long time. They have given me so much happiness that I can't ever not love them. Definitely heroes of mine.
What tip would you give to other bloggers?
Just have fun. Write what you want to write and don't care if no-one reads it. As long as you love your blog, others will love it too.
What excites you most about Christmas?
Christmas jumpers! Any excuse to look a bit silly during the holidays
Is there a colour you wear most? If so, what is it?
Navy, maybe. Or black. Gosh, how exciting...
What product (anything!) do you rave about? (clothes, makeup, food, anything!)
The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green. This is a beautiful, inspiring emotional and altogether brilliant book. You just have to read it.

I look forward to reading everyone's responses

Emma :)


  1. Emma, thank you SO much for nominating me for this!! Really, too sweet of you :) I'll definitely put this on my list of "things to blog" when I get the chance (or, more likely, when I'm looking to procrastinate) in the near future!


  2. Oh I really suggest doing it when you have lots of time! I had to do this over a couple of days. haha.
    Not a problem, I love finding new blogs to read!


  3. hi Emma! Thanks for the nomination. This sounds interesting and fun to do. I'll give this a go <333


  4. Oh wow, thanks a lot for the award :D shall do this post asap, got lots of coursework atm :( x

  5. Hi Emma, loved reading through your post, I too am definitely partial to a Christmas jumper :P have linked your post in my original one now too :) xx