An A – Z Of What Makes Us Happy

This is a collaboration post with ANewChapter so be sure to check her out. If you don’t, you’ll never get to find out what we said for the other letters of the alphabet! Basically, we took alternate turns saying what makes us happy from each letter of the alphabet. Half of the alphabet will be posted here and half on her blog, so be sure to check her out for N – Z.

Me: A – Animals. I’ve always been a massive animal lover and seeing animals and being around them just makes me happy.

ANewChapter: B – BTS, listening to their music always make me happy and watching videos of their quirky personalities always lifts up my mood.

Me: C – Cats. I know they’re technically an animal, but they deserve their own letter because they’re so awesome! Their purr is soothing and calm, they’re so loving, and they are always in my heart.

ANC: D – Discounts: pretty self-explanatory.

Me: E – the Earth. Everything about nature and the world makes me smile. I love observing nature and learning new things about it. It’s wonderful to watch.

ANC: F – Ferrero Rocher (not sponsored): I love chocolate and my all-time favourite chocolates are Ferrero Rocher.

Me: G – Green. This isn’t my favourite colour but I find it the most calming colour, as it symbolises nature. Whenever I see it, I imagine forests and grass; that’s why it makes me happy.

ANC: H – Honesty: I always appreciate honest people. It means that they’re not scared of being vulnerable and uses that as their strength.

Me: I – Ink. I love to write so ink is a must. To be able to write everything down in a notebook is just wonderful.

ANC: J – Jewellery. I’ve always loved wearing pretty jewellery, I think that it adds a nice finishing touch to any outfit.

Me: K – Korean dramas. I quite enjoy watching these and they’re usually really good.

ANC: L – Languages: I love learning new languages, even if it’s just a few words. Currently, I can speak 3 languages fluently and can vaguely speak another.

Me: M – Music. This is an obvious one, but music always lifts my mood. I don’t listen to it as much as I should but, when I do listen to it, it makes me happy.

That’s it! That’s all of the alphabet you get from me, so you’ll have to check out ANewChapter’s post for the other half of the alphabet!

What makes you happy?

Lia

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My Christmas

This is my Christmas post!! For Christmas, I brought presents for my mum, dad, brother, and brother’s girlfriend. I got my mum a nice dress, my dad some chocolate penguins, an electronic bug, and a bike t-shirt. I got my brother a Mr Poopybutthead figurine, which you’d know if you watch Rick and Morty. I got his girlfriend an animal crossing K.K. Slider plushie, which she seemed to like. My brother was jealous though, perhaps for his birthday…?

I got a new phone for Christmas too, because I haven’t had one for a while. It’s cheap but it seems nice and it has that new phone feel. I also got the best surprise ever: a Pablo cushion! I screamed when I opened it because it’s the best thing I could have gotten. My brother got a Smiler cushion. For my stocking, I also got a magnetic poetry kit, which I’m going to start using for my instagram. Also, my dad got me a book that he brought when he was with me, except he told me it was for my brother.

My roast was lovely, with Tofurkey… mhm. I love roast potatoes and mash too. And sprouts.

On boxing day, I went to my aunt’s. It was really nice. One of my cousins gave me a box of delicious vegan sweets (honestly, best I’ve ever had). The other cousin gave our entire family a David Attenborough collection of DVDs, but also gave me a box of vegan chocolates, and no one else anything extra. I’m obviously her favourite. I got a lovely poetry book and top from my aunt and uncle. But my uncle’s sister got me a VEGAN YULE LOG. Okay, it wasn’t really a normal yule log, it was more dark chocolate in the shape of a yule log, but it was delicious!! I love my family. We also played some games, including Bananagrams, which I love a lot. It’s kinda like Scrabble but quicker and you laugh more.

I also won a competition a few days before Christmas. My favourite author, Patrick Ness, ran a competition where 10 winners would win all these prizes and 100 runners up got some good prizes too. I was one of the 10 winners, and it makes me so happy, because one of the prizes means I get to go see A Monster Calls as a play in the Old Vic, London. I also get some cool other stuff but I think that’s the one I’m most excited for, especially considering the star of it is a tree. I’m just wanting to see a tree walk on stage, really.

Overall, my Christmas was the best time of year, because I got to go see my family. I don’t care about much else, it’s just nice to see them. The rest of my year wasn’t really much to beat either. I also played ‘Who Am I?’ and one of the questions I asked was ‘am I female?’ My cousin answered ‘you are… now’ and I instantly knew I was Doctor Who. Hehe…

The pets got a ton of presents this year too, including a bum for Pablo. Yes, a bum. My cousin got him a cuddly baboon’s bum, which he loves.

Thank you for reading,

How was your Christmas?

Lia

The 2016 Blogger Awards

You can find the rules and how to participate, hosted by Elm, here

Here are my nominations:

Blogger of the year

Elm –

She’s been someone I’ve read since I first started blogging and her stuff has inspired me for months. I aspire to be as great a blogger as her everyday; she’s wonderful.

Blog of the year

TheShamefulSheep –

This blog has great content that I always love to read. Even though I’ve never personally talked to them or given them my regards, I just had to nominate them. 🙂

Kindest Blogger – 

MyMindSpeaksAloud –

I know I’m difficult to handle sometimes, but this blogger is always there for me and makes my day, often. She puts up with my nonsense and she’s been a great friend too. Thank you.

Most Approachable Blogger –

Rebekah Gillian –

She really understands me and we don’t know each other very well but I can always talk to her about my own difficulties and she’ll get me! She’s so lovely and very approachable. 🙂

Best New Blogger –

Zoey –

She has been commenting long before she had a blog. I was always really sad that I couldn’t read her stuff! Recently, though, a couple of months back, she made a blog, and it is so good!

Most Positive Blog –

A New Chapter –

Her blog posts usually make me smile and they also make me feel like a better person after having read them!

Most Helpful Blogger –

This is one of the hardest to answer because there are so many helpful people here! However, I will nominate the same person I nominated for kindest blogger because I feel that if you’re kind, you’ll also be helpful. They usually go hand-in-hand.

MyMindSpeaksAloud –

She is always helping me and making me feel better and I feel that any of her friends are very lucky to have her.

Best Looking Blog – 

Rose –

She was actually asking me what colours would work and what fonts she should use because she was worried about making it look good. It does look really nice though. 🙂

Most Relatable Blog – 

This is so hard but I’ll give it to:

Evie –

Her posts are usually very much my thought process and I’m like woah that’s me right there. xD

Most Creative Blogger

AVeryAwkwardBlog –

Since getting involved in Blogwarts, created by this blogger, I’ve had so much fun! It’s really been great, thanks. 🙂

Funniest Blogger

A lot of the bloggers here are quite serious, which is not an issue at all, but it made finding a blogger for this hard. In the end, I chose a blogger that, although they can be serious, tries to be positive about negative situations.

L –

They just really try to make light of bad things and, sometimes, a normal situation can be turned into something funny. 🙂

The Wildcard –

AspiringThoughts –

I just always really enjoy their posts. 🙂