The Liebster Award

I’ve done this quite a few times before but, the fact is, it’s completely different every time, so I still do it. Thank you to ANewChapter for the nomination.

Rules:

  1. Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award
  2. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  3. Nominate 11 blogs
  4. Notify them of the nomination
  5. Give 11 questions to the nominees

11 Random Facts

  1. I am one of two. I have an older brother and we’re really close in age; he’s twelve months and twenty-four days older than me. Before he had his thing where he got really tall and I stayed small (he’s a foot taller than me -_-), people thought we were twins! I also used to wear his hand-me-downs and got mistaken for a boy, before it was obvious I was a girl. He’s also very annoying, but at the end of the day, a good person. I love him, even if he is the smarter/more confident/funnier sibling. Haha.
  2. I got a B in my creative writing a-level. This is a new one. No one knows this, except my family and whoever they blabbered to. I had gotten an A in my AS but the exams weren’t as easy as the coursework, so I got a B overall. It’s fine though, I guess.
  3. I used to enter writing competitions a lot, and won a lot too. In my younger years (I sound so old), I was always entering competitions with my writing, and sometimes I’d end up winning, or coming second, or third. I didn’t always win, but it did help my confidence when I did win. I’ve been wondering about entering competitions recently, but then backed out. I guess I don’t have the strength I used to have.
  4. I cannot have the door wide open. My bedroom door has to be shut completely, and other doors have to be pushed ajar. I can’t have the door open; it makes me feel weird.
  5. I don’t drink out of glasses, except when I’m out. At home, I have to drink out of mugs. I think it’s easier to see the dirt in mugs, which is why, whereas with glasses, you don’t know what dirt could be lurking there… I have glasses when I’m out though, because I use a straw, and also because they’re fancy. xD
  6. There are currently penguins dangling above me. In an effort to make our house look nicer, so that we can sell it, my mum hung some penguins above me. I don’t really know how it affects the house, but eh.
  7. We’re trying to move house. We want to move to this nearby town called Lancing, and we want to buy a bungalow. Basically, we’re down-sizing, but my dad’s being really weird. He doesn’t seem to care if the rooms are too small, just as long as the decor is good, when he should be caring about the opposite. The decor can be changed, room sizes cannot.
  8. My nan has a tortoise, who I’m yet to meet. I think it’s really cool that she has a tortoise, and I really want to meet Flossy, the tortoise, but I haven’t had the opportunity yet!
  9. I’m a descendant of Dr. Livingstone, famous explorer. If you don’t know who he is, look him up. He has a massive Wikipedia page. Although I’m a descendant of him, I have never met my granddad, who would have more information on it, because he left the picture shortly after my mum was born. I’d like to know more about where I come from, but it’s cool to know that I’m a descendant of Dr. Livingstone!
  10. I get upset when people crush spiders. I hate unnatural deaths. People get confused by the fact that I’m alright with spiders webbing and eating flies, but that I’m sad if someone swats a fly. That’s because one is unnatural, and unnecessary, and the other is a means of survival. I just hate it when creatures die when they don’t have to.
  11. I’ve started watching Game Of Thrones. People have been onto me for a while about this, so some weeks ago, I started watching it. I’m on series three at the moment, a few episodes in. No spoilers, despite the fact they are literally all over the internet!

Questions From ANewChapter

  1. If you could learn any language, what would it be?
    To be honest, it would be German, because I’ve always wanted to become fluent in it. Mostly due to my heritage from my dad’s side. I just wanna experience a culture from where I sorta came! Also, I love the Germans in the modern age. Their culture is wonderful!
  2. Imagine you won the lottery and won £1000 (or equivalent), what would you do with that money?
    Only £1000? Geez, I entered the lottery to win a million! xD No, it’s a great amount. I would most likely, in my current situation, save it until we moved house and use it to do up the new house, so that my parents wouldn’t need to put so much money into renovation. Our renovation may cost more than a grand, but it’s a nice bit less for them to put into it.
  3. Would you say you’re introverted or extroverted?
    Introverted. I mean, unless you count spending all my time in my room, never socialising, being pretty damn depressed, but having no friends to hang with, as extroverted… I sound so cynical today.
  4. What do you think is your biggest strength?
    My morals, actually. So many people know the truth, but they love meat/dairy too much to give it up. I’m just saying that I think it’s quite a big decision to be able to say no to all that, but I managed to do it, because I care so much about those other creatures. I wish other people had my eyes, but they don’t.
  5. If you were the President for a day, what would you do?
    Thank the world that Trump is no longer president! I would also make the US more like Canada (i.e. get dairy out of the nutrition guidelines, and cut down on dairy farming) because Canada is great.
  6. If you could be any fictional character, who would you be?
    Interesting question! Who would I be? Perhaps Dory, from Finding Nemo, because forgetting most stuff is quite a refreshing change to remembering every little thing, and going over it again and again.
  7. What makes you calm after a difficult day?
    Not much, to be honest. My anxiety can ponder over the day for hours. But, sometimes, writing a poem helps.
  8. Tea or coffee?
    Neither. But coffee smells nicer, generally. I’ve never drunken either though; I prefer soft, cold drinks.
  9. What is your favourite colour and why?
    Purple because it’s purple and purple is nice… because purple.
  10. Do you believe in superstitions?
    Actually, the whole black cat is unlucky thing, is so untrue. It’s the opposite, in fact. I used to have a black cat, Gromit, and he was the most lucky thing I ever had. But I believe the superstition might have been wrong; that black cats were lucky instead, because even after he died, I sensed that he was around, protecting me from unlucky situations. So, maybe, in a sense, I do, but I think they’re all Chinese whispers. Maybe you should try walking under a ladder! It might just bring you luck.
  11. What do you think happiness means?
    To me, happiness is about making others happy. Doing as they want, and making them smile. I don’t really know what it means for me, because I can’t remember the last time I was truly happy, but that’s alright. I just want others to be happy.

Nominations:

I’m really bad at thinking of who to nominate, so I nominate whoever wants to do this… I just nominate all of you!

Questions:
1. What type of party is your favourite?
2.  If you were forced to walk in the shoes of your worst nightmare for a day, what would you do?
3. Happiest time in your life?
4. Which wild animal would you be?
5. How do you do your hair?
6. Best holiday you’ve ever been on?
7. Any odd talents/quirks?
8. Anything you really want to know, but have never found the answer to?
9. Favourite fruit?
10. Are there any metaphors that you find special?
11. Are cats the rightful heir to the throne?

Thanks for reading,

Lia

 

 

 

The Liebster Award!

OK so I did this before, on my old blog, but I got renominated by everydayblogger101 (thank you so much!) so I’m going to do it again on my new blog! 🙂 The rules are a tiny bit different to last time though so that’s nice!

The rules are:

  • thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their  blog which I have done above definitely check out her blog
  • display the award on your blog
  • write a 150-300 word post on your favourite blog that’s not your own. explain why and give links.
  • tell ten different random facts about yourself
  • nominate 5-11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers for the award
  • list the rules in your post
  • tell your nominees they have been nominated  and give links to their blogs
  • make 11 questions for your nominees

So, part one, I have to list my fave blog which isn’t my own.

This is very hard as I love so many blogs. I’m going to have to do three. The first one is Rose. She’s my real life friend and so I know how much work she puts into her blogs. She’s very picky about what she puts into her blog so the final result is usually great. Her blog posts are great if you want something professional and just awesome.

The next blog is by someone who I’ve known for several years online and she’s someone who really understands me. It’s MyMindSpeaksAloud and I really recommend it. She’s new to blogging (I did a little blackmailing for her to start; I said I’d bring back my blog if she started one hehe) but her work is certainly not lacking! She writes beautifully and is actually one of the best poets I know so go and check her out!

The final one is someone that I only really know through the blogging community: WordedInk. Her posts never fail to make me smile, though, and she is such a nice person, commenting on a lot of posts to make sure people feel their post has been read and appreciated! Her work is also amazing and she’s a really good writer, so definitely check her out.

I nominate the same people as I’ve talked about above; if you’ve done it before, do it again. 😉 

Ten random facts about myself:

  1. I have a fear of escalators after an incident where my coat got caught in one when I was younger.
  2. I have double-jointed thumbs, which sometimes freaks people out.
  3. I can’t stand tomatoes as tomatoes but I love ketchup.
  4. My birthmark is on my left hand and is oval-shaped, so when I’m bored, I doodle faces on it.
  5. I’m a dependant person and am scared of independence.
  6. I have a secret aspiration to run a vegan sweet shop.
  7. I generally go for savoury rather than sweet, though there are exceptions of course. 🙂
  8. Me and my brother are only a year apart (he’s the older one) and, before my brother grew really tall and I didn’t, people used to think we were twins.
  9. I have a pretty small family — and I don’t see all of them because of family tensions.
  10. My name means sacred cow which is, of course, very accurate.

Answers to the eleven questions:

  1. Do you have pets if so what type and how many?
    Yeah, I have three. Two cats and a puppy — pomchi!
  2. Who is your favourite author?
    I love a lot of authors but my favourite is probably Patrick Ness. He’s awesome.
  3. Pandas or koalas?
    Pandas. Tbh, koalas are cute, but pandas.
  4. Which country are you from?
    England. 😀
  5. What inspired you to start a blog?
    My friend and I started them together as sort of a resolution thing, though she has a lot more followers as I deleted my original one… lol
  6. Do you go to a state or a private school?
    I go to college now, actually, but I’ve always gone to public/state schools.
  7. If you could be anyone or thing for a day who or what would it be?
    I’d be someone who’s like the opposite of me (maybe a prime minister haha) so I can learn how to be assertive and stuff. 🙂
  8. What is your favourite game?
    Depends what you mean by ‘game’. If you mean video game, then maybe Assassin’s Creed or Sims. I’m not really sure about other types hehe..
  9. Who is your favourite YouTuber?
    I don’t really know, but I am a part of the Phandom hehe…
  10. What is your favourite brand?
    hmmm… I don’t know… Joe Brown’s are pretty nice…
  11. Apple or mac? (computers)
    Didn’t Apple make mac? I’m assuming you mean Apple or Microsoft; in which case, Microsoft hehe.

 

Questions for my nominees:

  1. Favourite TV show?  [And why?]
  2. Favourite animal? [And why?]
  3. Blanket or dressing gown? [And why?]
  4. Bath or shower? [And why?]
  5. Chinese or Indian? [And why?]
  6. What is your ideal hair colour? 
  7. Who is your ultimate bae? [Hint: me.]
  8. What do you most love about your personality?
  9. Most dangerous thing that you’ve ever done?
  10. What’s your favourite time of day? [And why?]
  11. Favourite way to have your potatoes? ;D 

    I already said who my nominees are so I guess that ends this post.

Thank you for reading,

Lia