Liebster Award


"The Liebster Award is for bloggers with under 300 followers and the rules of the award is that the nominee must link back to whoever awarded them, write 11 random facts about themselves, answer the 11 questions from the award giver, and then nominate another 11 bloggers and make up 11 questions for them to answer. It's a great way for new and undiscovered bloggers to meet new people, get more followers and find some blogs that they want to follow."

Now I'm not into chain things but I was chuffed to receive this award from the awesome Jen at Little Birdie. Also I'm not that comfortable with blahing about myself but I think this is a positive award and makes for a good read. And promoting small and new blogs is no bad thing.

So here goes - 11 random facts about me

1. I don't like Downton Abbey. Sorry...
2. I'm scared of driving over high bridges.
3. My OCD habit is to flatten, fold up and neatly tie a crisp packet when I've eaten the contents. 
4. I'd like to have my ashes scattered over Glastonbury Festival site (been 4 times).
5. I'm not scared of spiders.
6. I am a very annoying lark - I never need an alarm clock to wake up.
7. The Smiths, Joy Division and Echo and the Bunnymen were the soundtrack to my teens. I still like them now...
8. I have taken part in a slam poetry competition.
9. I'd like to run a marathon before I'm 50.
10. I was vegetarian until I became pregnant (18 years ago) and craved steak. I would quite like to go fully veggie again.
11. I look rubbish in hats.

And my answers to Jen's questions 

bourbon cream or custard cream... bourbons

camping or luxury hotel... I quite fancy a tipi or yurt but money no object I would stay at Babington house

what's your favourite word... serendipity for its sound and meaning

what smell do you like the most... perfume on other people

what's the worst Christmas present you have ever received... a coffee machine (too much faffing)

which is your favourite season... spring as soon as the clocks go forward

lego or playmobil ... playmobil - I love the detail

who is your favourite actor... Alan Rickman (for his voice), Jake Gyllenhaal for everything else

bright colours or pastel colours... brights 

what is your ideal day off... a spa day with my girl friends followed by dinner with my man

if you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be ... goats cheese...yum!

My 11 questions are

1. If you could live in another decade which would it be?
2. Who is your style icon?
3. What's your favourite city?
4. Kindle or real book?
5. What are you scared of?
6. What's your favourite item of clothing?
7. What's your musical guilty pleasure?
8. Lennon or McCartney?
9. If you could be an animal which one would it be?
10. What's your favourite mode of transport?
11. Do you text with one hand or two?

And finally here are 11 blogs that I would like to pass the Liebster award on to. I've picked a variety of styles but they are all well worth reading. Some may have already been nominated (or may be award free) but hey ho they are all small blogs worth promoting! And for my other favourite blogs please check out my side bar as they're all great.

Mad Maison
A Load of Old Tat
Audrey Finch
Lucent Imagery
Simply Superkim
Goldlion Diaries
Floor Number Four
Laurens Closet
Making Things Beautiful Again
two add two

Thanks again Jen. I hope this post has been entertaining and I've not given anyone too arduous a task by nominating them. No pressure, honest xo



  1. Enjoyed reading more about you, my daughter has just decided to go veggie, I quite fancy joining her too. Let us know if you do! Xx

  2. Loved reading these things about you.

    We have 1,2,3 6,& 7 in common!

    1. When I think of bridges I think of the Prince Edward Island Bridge (my blogging friend Jane has a house there) - if you don't know it google it - terrifying lol!

  3. I saw Joy Devision many years ago - I can't remember who they were supporting though! Love these answers. X

  4. Thank you for nomination and congratulations on yours; most deserved.

  5. Lovely to read some more about you ... and off to check out your list of lovely blogs ... Bee xx

  6. Ooh, thank you for nominating me...better get thinking of my answers and questions now! Claire x

  7. Loved reading your answers Claire and getting to know you a little better - and what would your answers be to the questions you posed for the other lovely bloggers? It's a great idea for introducing us to some blogs about whom we may never have otherwise known. Glad to hear you are thinking of returning to a vegetarian diet!

  8. The Smith's - ah. yes. I was just humming "Girlfriend in a coma" earlier today. Loved getting to know you better

    And many thanks for this award! I feel honored!
    Jenny at Audrey Finch

  9. How fun--I like these chain things, because I love reading new tidbits about everybody! I'm a lark as well--I always e-mail chat with my "early bird" buddies. ;-) Too bad my morning is your evening...

  10. I've just been clicking around the other links. I'm honoured to be included, thank you so much! x

  11. Ah! Thank you so much for including my blog! :) By the way, I look rubbish in hats too - especially wool hats (which is a shame, because I like wool hats...).

  12. Thank you so much for nominating me for the award!! Will be writing my acceptance post very soon. I smiled a whole lot when I saw my blog in the links!!

    1. My absolute pleasure - Lynda (and Load of Old Tat, Jenny, Claire, Mopsa and lucent imagery) xo

  13. Thank you for the award! I'm v flattered to be included in your list :) I've just completed the same task set by Bee of The Linen Cloud but I love your questions so much I dying to answer them anyway! Maybe I'll just do that bit... Have a really lovely day. X

    1. Thanks Anna. Answering the questions is the fun bit xo


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