Saturday, 30 August 2014

The Liebster Award

I am a blogging newbie writing a diary about my experineces of being pregnant and my journey into motherhood. I am absoltely loving blogging and learning all about the blog world!

I am thrilled to be intorduced to The Liebster Awards by Emma at the fabulous beauty & lifesyle blog The Daily Rumble. I love her blog, she offers great product reviews and writes openly and honestly about being a Mum.

The Liebster award rules are as follows:
1) Thank you nominator and post a link to their blog.
2) Display the award on your blog.
3) Post 11 facts about yourself.
4) Answer the 11 questions.
5) Nominate fellow bloggers
6) Create 11 new questions for your nominee's to answer
7) Copy and post these questions into your blog and repeat.

My 11 facts about me are;
1) I live with my boyfriend of almost 9 years. That's right no ring yet :(
2) I have a gorgeous cat called Elvie, who we got from the RSPCA as a kitten. She was found abandoned in a wheelie bin, bless her. 
3) I am a trained teacher of Further Education and my specialist subject is Dance. I obtained my PGCE in May 2014. 
4) I used to be a backing dancer for a club singer when I was 17 and was almost famous in Skegness! 

5) I worked my way up from bar staff to management in Walkabout bars. I was a 5ft 4" female assistant manager at the age of 20, this went down great with various football hooligans/stag do's that we had to contend with on a daily basis. 
6) I spent a year in Australia on a working holiday visa with Jimmy. We worked and travelled the East Coast, got our diving cert on the Great Barrier Reef, spent time in the rainforest and met some amazing people. 
7) I am phobic of moths, they terrify me. This has recently transferred to butterflies. 
8) I have lived in some wonderful places and also several shitholes for example, St Kilda, Crewe, Middlesbrough, Cairns, Wolverhampton, Brisbane and Waterloo (to be clear I class Waterloo as a shithole). 
9) I get bored easily, I like to keep busy and generally have a plan of action. I usually know what I want to do before I have completed what I am currently doing. Example, I had already secured a place on my Masters degree before I had finished my BA. 
10) I am a food snob. 
11) I love autumn its my favourite season. Especially autumn colours and fashion. 

Here are my questions from Emma at The Daily Rumble.
How Long have you been blogging?
I have blogging now for a total of 9 days. I feel I have already learnt so much but have such a long way to go! I'm loving finding out how this blog thing works!

What's the one beauty product you've repurchased the most?
I absolutely can not live without Clinique Superblanced foundation in Alabaster (yes I am as pale as the moon!) I have been buying this foundation for around 9/10 years now.

Which band/artist is your all time fave?
Oh thats such a tough one. I think I'm going to have to chicken out of that one. I have a very varied taste in music from classical, house and rock. I can tell you that my Spotify most recent artists include Finley Quaye, Pharrell Williams and the Gorillaz.

What is your favourite blog?
I love Katie's blog Hurrah for Gin. I really like her writing style and she makes me laugh out loud a lot. She blogs about her life with her family and her two boys. 

Which post of yours did you enjoy writing the most?
My very first post on the 21/8/14 because I was so excited to get some content on my blog and see if anyone would want to read it. 

What's your favourite take-away?
I like all take-aways because it means I don't have to cook. Being from Grimsby it will have to be fish, chips and mushy peas. I am very fussy about fish though it has to be haddock and it had to be fresh!

How would you describe your style?
Casual, I am a skinny jeans and top kinda girl. I love autumn fashion, chunky knits and boots are my fave.

What was/is your least favourite and most favourite thing about being pregnant?
Least favourite has to be morning sickness, I was bad until I was around 14/15 weeks. Most favourite has to be feeling little squish wriggling around.

Favourite day of the week & why?
I love saturdays because I usually get to spend them with Jimmy. We don't do anything crazy but it's one of the only times we get quality away from the TV time. 

What do you order at Starbucks?
A venti caramel latte, before I was pregnant I practically ran on caffeine and sugar.

I am nominating Beth from Betty and the Bumps and Mama Mim

Here are my 11 questions for you.
1) What product can you simply not live without.
2) Do you prefer sweet or savoury foods?
3) What is your favourite topic to blog about?
4) What makes you laugh?
5) What is you favourite TV show?
6) Do you have any pets?
7) Describe your perfect day.
8) What was the last song you listened to?
9) What is your favourite film and why?
10) What is your favourite season and why?
11) What food are you addicted to? 

A big thank you to Emma for nominating me, please be sure to check out here blog The Daily Rumble. I found this harder than I originally thought I would especially the 11 facts about myself but had a laugh with it too remembering some of the mad stuff I have done. I hope you enjoyed reading! 


  1. Hello from a neighbour! I'm from Lincoln and relatively new to blogging myself! Looks like you're doing great! visiting you from Mummy's little monkey!

  2. I know Lincoln very well, I think it's beautiful and especially love the Christmas markets! Thank you for your kind comments! x

  3. Nice to get to "know" another Blogger! I enjoyed my Liebster Award :) #blowyourownbloghorn