Friday, 10 April 2015

The Leibster Award.

I will admit that being new to this whole blogging thing is daunting. For me it is just an enjoyable hobby, but it can sometimes feel as though I'm writing to myself and that no one in the world will see my posts. Which is why it was so exciting and uplifting when the lovely Mira from nominated me for this award! I've been following her on Bloglovin' and have thoroughly enjoyed reading her blog! Check it out, lots of well written and varied posts about books, films and lifestyle! 

So the Leibster Award is a way for us small bloggers to get our names out there and to point our readers in the direction of other lovely blogs! I have 11 questions from Mira to answer and at the end of the post I will nominate some of my favourite blogs with less than 200 subscribers to answer 11 of my own questions 😊

So without further ado...

1. What is your most favourite book?

My favourite non-fiction book is probably Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers front man). He's had the craziest life and got through some unbelievable lows to become a healthy and spiritual person. It's a great read and I loved learning a bit more about the early days of my favourite band! 

My favourite fiction book would be The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen. It was the first book I read by her and it lead me to read her whole back catalogue. So gripping, so gruesome and so addictive. Not for the faint hearted! 

2. If you could move to one city in the world, what would it be?

Easy! Vancouver, B.C.would be my number one choice. I've been several times as I have family there and I dream of living there one day. I am visiting in August and it will be my boyfriends first time there. Hopefully he likes it and we can look into moving there someday. 

It's the perfect blend of city and beautiful mountain landscapes. I love the chilled armosphere and the way of life. I'll do a post when I go and try to show you what's so great about it!

3. What is your favourite holiday spot?

Apart from Vancouver, my ideal holiday would be Italy. I was in Rome in September and fell in love. I'd heard mixed reviews but I was seriously impressed. Every corner you turn you find something that takes your breath away. And the whole city is covered in beautiful statues, churches and ruins, it's not just all crammed into one corner. The food was perfect, the people were typically Italian (no cheesy smiles or over familiarity but still friendly) and the shopping was heaven. Expensive but worth it. 

4. Do you prefer a month skiing in the Alps or a month sunbathing in California?

Hmmm... Both sound tempting. But I have the Alps on my list of places to go soon so I'd pick the Alps. Not sure about skiing as I've never tried but I could definitely get on with the Après Ski 😜
Plus the views would be unreal, and little towns around Switzerland and Austria look so cute and well worth exploring! 

5. What is the best dessert you have ever had?

Anything with caramel, salted or unsalted. So caramel tart with ice cream would be my all time favourite sweet treat! I wouldn't say no to good old cheesecake though either!

6. Pizza or Pasta?

Pizza. All day. Err' day. 

7. Who is your style icon?

Karissa Pukas from YouTube has the best boho hippy style, and I'm really into that at the moment! I find that although I love a lot of celebrities, Youtubers and bloggers styles I have such a different body shape that I have to stick to what I know flatters me. But I definitely still take inspiration from people like Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Palermo, The Persian Babe (YT), Clothes Encounters (YT) and Chloe Morello (YT). 

8. What is your favourite reading place?

My bed! Or on a plane, there's something so exciting about reading a good book knowing you're on your way to somewhere new and exciting. Makes me happy just thinking about it! 

9. How do you have your eggs?

I had an unfortunate incident with eggs that resulted in me hanging my head over the toilet for two days... So safe to say I can't look at them the same way anymore! ;)

10. Chris Hemsworth or James McAvoy?

Chris Hemsworth. All day. Err' day. I imagine that James McAvoy would be a good laugh (fellow Scot!) and I'd love to go to the pub with him... But, I mean....

Do I really need an explanation?

11. What do you love most about blogging?

I love sharing new things that I'm excited about! I like having my own little hobby that I can enjoy. I hope to make some friends through blogging, it would be amazing to meet like-minded people and I think the internet is a great way of speaking to people you might never have known otherwise! 

So there we have it! I would like to nominate;

My questions to you lovely ladies are:

1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What would be your ideal day?
3. Where is your favourite holiday place? (Such a good question I have to reuse it!)
4. Who is your girl-crush?
5. What is your favourite style trend this year?
6. What beauty products could you not live without?
7. Favourite animal?
8. Favourite fictional character? (Film, TV or book)
9. Where do you live and what do you like about it?
10. Cheese or chocolate?
11. Dog or cat?

This was fun! Thanks Mira and looking forward to reading the answers to my questions!


  1. Aaww you are so lovely! Loved reading your answers, especially the way you talked about the Alps - now I have some serious wanderlust!'s embarrassing to admit how much time I spent starring at Chris Hemsworth... Girl, that is one dreamy picture! xx

  2. Thanks! I can't stop looking at Austrian villages, I need to get something booked! Haha tell me about it, best ten minutes of my day were spent finding a picture of him to use. All in the name of blogging ;) xx

  3. This award is so much fun already! I love getting to know new people that are like-minded and also new to blogging, it's something super refereshing and nice. And I loved your answers because they weren't the ordinary cheesy ones, you really put a thought into them! And thanks again for nominating me, I'll do my best answering your questions :)

    1. hey I just answered to your questions, have a look :)

  4. Aw loving your answers, thank you again for nominating me :) x x

    1. No problem! Looking forward to your answers xx