Ohh I’ve won an award! Not a fancy one that can sit on the mantle piece but one from the heart, one that shows that someone likes my blog and took the time to nominate me for a Liebster Award. Thank you to Laura from LifeLoveLaura. Big kisses flying across cyberspace for you.
A Liebster award is an award for upcoming blogs that may have less than 200 followers. I definitely fall into that category, though I am not sure if it is only me but I struggle to keep track of how many actual followers I have, my stats show that something completely different happens in comparison to my actual listed followers so I think my blog is getting read somewhere at least!
The simple rules of the Liebster Award are:
– List 11 facts about yourself
– Answer the 11 questions that I have answered below
– Nominate 11 fellow fab new bloggers who have 200 followers or less
– Go to each bloggers’ page and let them know that you’ve nominated them
– Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their page, et voila!
So here goes, 11 facts about me….
1: I’m tall, at 5′ 10″ I tower over most girls 2: Due to being so damn tall, I have huge size 9 feet! 3: I am the youngest in my family 4: I am originally from Ireland but now live in Scotland 5: I used to live in the Isle Of Man, hence the twitter handle having Manx in front of it 6: I went the whole way to the Isle Of Man to meet and fall in love and eventually marry another Irish person! 7: I have a tattoo on my lower back 8: I am a psychiatric nurse 9: I am a lover of all things apple related 10: I am known for being little miss organised 11: My 2nd toe is bigger than my big toe and looks very ET like!!
Why did you start blogging?
I blogged before when I was planning my wedding over at Scotland To Spain and really enjoyed documenting our wedding. I stopped after the wedding as I thought I didn’t have anything to blog about anymore but at the beginning of this year I had the urge to start again and decided after some encouragement from my twitter chums to lauch this blog.
If you could eat lunch anywhere in the world where would you go and what would you have?
Oh this is a hard one, I am not a foodie at all and just love a good meal. However if I am going to have to choose a country to eat that meal in I think I would go for Italy, I love Italian food and was amazed by the food on the trips that we have done to Italy. I would go for anything pasta based as I am a carb freak.
From whom, what and where does your blogging inspiration come from?
Mainly just from my life and the things that I am loving or doing at that time. I love reading other blogs for inspiration too and it helps me to think that they subject I may want to blog about may be more interesting than I think.
How do you handle a stressful day?
Through the nature of my job most days can be quite stressful so I am well used to having to de-stress and I have mostly worked it to being able to de-stress on my journey home in the car, mainly by blasting my music and singing along, though if it’s been a really stressful day and all I have done is listen to people, sometimes all I want is complete silence. I love getting out for walks with the dog too and find that they really help me clear my head and de-stress.
What do you hope your children remember about you?
I currently don’t have children but when I do I would want to them to remember me as a Mum that gave them her time. I want to be able to spend time with my kids doing things and showing them the world.
What is your favourite quote?
‘The Best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear’ Buddy the Elf
What is your favourite recipe?
Good old Spaghetti Bolognese, nothing beats it for me.
What projects are you working on right now?
I recently taught myself how to do basic crochet so I am currently working on getting better at that and making more crochet items. I am quite crafty by nature so always have something on the go or at least have plans in my head to do things.
What is the best thing about you?
I would like to think that it is me being a nice person. I have a tendency to be too nice though sometimes and that leads to me being disappointed if I don’t get the same back.
Will you follow any of the bloggers that you nominate?
I already do and love their blogs!
What makes you giggle?
Lots of things but one sure way to get me laughing is getting my dog to howl on demand, it is the funniest thing ever.
And the blogs I nominate for the Liebster Award are:
The Olive Dragonfly
Adventures of a Dizzy Girl
Siobhan Claude Van-Damme
The LaLa Diaries
This Girl is…
Stay At Home Mum – In Training
First Time for Everything
Adventures With Cake
Tulips and Tea
My Spare Thoughts
So there are my 11 nominated blogs, they may of course have more than 200 followers, but they are blogs that I am enjoying reading so I wanted to let them know they are appreciated.
Take part if you would like.