Liebster Award Nomination

Hey guys! I've recently been nominated to do the Liebster Award by the lovely Ellie, Sara and Carla! I have to admit it confused me a little at first, but I've discovered some really cool blogs and feel like I know the people behind them a lot better! So, I thought I'd answer their questions (unless they're repeated), and think of a few myself. I know this post is a little different, but I hope you enjoy it all the same!

For those of you that I've nominated, or for those who haven't heard of the liebster award, here are the basic rules:

-   Thank the blogger than nominated you.

-   State 11 facts about yourself.

-   Answer the questions they have set out for you.

-   Nominate other bloggers and write out a list of your own questions for them to answer.

11 Facts About Me

1. I was born in the town of Aghios Nikolaos in Crete, and lived there for just under four years.

2. I am about to enter my third year at University, studying Writing & English Literature. 

3. I'm scared of the hairdressers.

4. I have never broken a bone - touch wood!

5. When I was growing up, I used to get told off for eating too much fruit. It was literally all I would eat.

6. I've travelled to a lot of places, but never out of Europe. 

7. My lucky number is seven.

8. I'm a Pisces, and whilst I don't really believe in horoscopes and the zodiacs, I always feel like the descriptions of Pisces really fit me.

9. I adore astronomy, and am particularly interested in the moon.

10. I could spend all day watching documentaries on pretty much anything.

11. I'm surprised I've managed to think of eleven - it's really hard!

Ellie's Questions

What was your first blog post, and what is your opinion of it looking back?
My first blog post is just a photo of me and a little introduction as to what I wanted my blog to be about. All I can think about it is how different and horrible my hair looks haha!

Name a song that you know all the words to.
The list would be ridiculously long, but I think some of my favourite memories are singing all the words to Jamie T's songs with my friend Amy.

Which TV show could you watch all day?
The US Office, hands down. I could recommend this show all day long.

Do you prefer savoury or sweet foods?
Sweet for sure!

Whose life would you like to live for a day?
I'm inclined to say someone like Alexa Chung, because in my head I imagine she does loads of cool things all day long. But to live the life of someone homeless, or someone suffering in another country for a day, would be a really eye-opening experience, and something I'd learn a lot more from.

What is your favourite animal?
Anyone who knows me personally will know the answer to this: elephants. I feel like I have a weird spiritual connection with them. Which I know is strange because I live in England, and we don't exactly have elephants roaming around freely.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Fiji or Australia, because I've never been. Fiji looks like paradise, and Australia is so diverse and it'd be an adventure for sure.

Who do you feel closest to?
My mum, my brother, my boyfriend and my cousin. But I'm close to all my friends!

What is your goal for the next five years? Where would you like to be?
These questions kinda scare me. In five years I'll be 26, so I just hope I'm happy and have a good job. Although I have no idea what that'd involve.

How would you spend the perfect day?
In the perfect world I'd probably be woken up by the sun shining through the curtains in my Parisian apartment, and I'd go out to my balcony with a beautiful view to eat croissants and drink a coffee with my boyfriend. Then we'd spend the day exploring, buying interesting things, meeting up with friends and family, somehow we'd visit the beach, and by the time we got home it'd be Winter, and we'd drink hot chocolate on the balcony and look at the stars. 

If you had a million pounds, how would you spend it?
I'd buy a nice house for my mum, and share some out between her and my brother. I'd give lots to different charities. I'd buy myself the aforementioned Parisian apartment, and maybe even open up my own little cafe/library in London. I'd also go travelling and save what I could!

Sara's Questions

Do you prefer cats or dogs?
I think cats have a hilarious attitude, but I'm kinda scared of them. One scratched me when I was about eight years old and apparently I'm still not over it. I'd have to say dogs!

Who do you look up to?
My mum is the strongest woman I know.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I always say Paris but in truth I've never been there. I'd probably choose Cambridge, or perhaps Portugal, provided I could speak Portuguese. 

Favourite ice cream flavour?
In Portugal I had Ferrero Rocher flavour, and it was out of this world.

What is your favourite summer drink?
Passionfruit juice, pimms, or peach iced tea!

Do you prefer lake or river?
I'd probably have to say lake. There's a lake by my house and I like that you can take leisurely boat rides on it.

Which song describes your life perfectly?
This is such a hard question! I don't feel like any describe it perfectly! My fave at the moment might be The Vaccines - Melody Calling, or It's All Good. They make me feel summery!

Which month of the year is your favourite and why?
I like October because I love Autumn, and I really like Halloween even though I never properly celebrate it, and I love all the drinks and the hazy sunny days and the candles.

What do you like most about blogging?
Interacting with people who are similar to me that I'd never normally get the chance to talk to!

Which was the first blog you ever read?
I've been reading Lily's blog since she started about four years ago. She's the main reason I started mine up.

Which person do you want to meet one day the most?
It would make my life to have a conversation face-to-face with Pete Doherty.

Carla's Questions

Why did you start a blog?
To make friends and to share my experiences of things, as well as fashion and beauty. And it looked like a lot of fun!

What's your favouite place in the world?
I love Cambridge,  [quieter areas of] London, Barcelona and Albufeira.

Three words to describe you?
I asked my boyfriend to do this because it's impossible for me. He said: ambitious, caring and sensitive. Bless him ;)

Do you speak any other languages?
I recently studied Spanish on my Uni course, so I know very basic Spanish. I also studied German for three or four years. I'd love to study some more German! I also speak a little Greek.

If you could choose to have a superpower, what would it be?
I'd loooove to fly! But X-Men is my favourite, and I've always thought Xavier's power (telekinesis) or Raven/Mystique's power (shape-shifting) would be pretty cool.

Something you've done you're really proud of?
When I left school, I won the William Shakespeare award for the highest English Lang/Lit in the whole year. That was pretty cool! And I've just finished second year with a First, which considering the circumstances I'm under at the moment, felt like such a relief.

What's your favourite book?
The Bell Jar, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, The Great Gatsby and possibly The Bluest Eye are a few of my favourites. Impossible to choose!

If you could live in another country, which one would it be?
To live, I'd say Germany, Sweden or maybe Norway!

What do you do to relax?
I'm not very good at relaxing at all, but I guess I'd either sit in the garden, have a shower or bath, use my most luxurious products, drink peppermint tea and watch some films or something!

If you could be any mythical creature, what would you be?
A MERMAID. For sure.

Share one of your favourite quotes:
I have a million favourite quotes, but one of my favourites is:

Even after all this time, The Sun never says to The Earth, 'You owe me'. Look what happens with a love like that, it lights up the whole sky.

My Questions

1. What's the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
2. If  you were able to publish your own book, what would it be about?
3. If you could only shop in one shop for the rest of the year, which would you choose?
4. If you could change the world in one way, what would you do?
5. What is your favourite season and why?
6. What makes you the happiest?
7. Name one thing you like about yourself, something physical or a personality trait.
8. What are you daydreaming about at the moment?
9. You're granted one wish. What do you wish for? It can't be more wishes ;)
10. What is your main ambition in life?
11. Think of someone you're close to. What is one thing you admire about them?

I Nominate:

1. Holly
2. Annie
3. Lizzie
5. Clare
6. Amelia 
7. Catarina 
8. Mia
9. Hannah 
10. Liberty
11. India

Click their names to take a gander round their blog, and hopefully see the answers to my questions! Good luck guys, let me know when you've posted the answers!


  1. I enjoyed finding out more about you which is why I loved this post. Also, I want to thank you so much for nominating me :)


    1. No problem, I can't wait to see your answers! xx

  2. I love your answers, especially the one about whose life you would live. I never really thought about the deeper side. It's interesting to read about!

    1. I've always wanted to live as if I were homeless, maybe just for a day or two, but on my own it'd be so dangerous! Thanks for nominating me! xx

  3. I loved reading your answers! And I really liked that there were some others to read! :)

    Lipstick and Mocha

    1. Thank you sweet! and thanks for nominating me! xx

  4. I loved your answers and facts, I'm studying English Literature too! Thanks so much for the nomination, I've actually already taken part but you can read my post here http://imkxx.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/liebster-blog-award.html :) xx

    1. Oh woops, sorry! Completely didn't notice! I'll read your post now! xx

  5. Thanks for answering my questions! I really like reading facts about other people, that way I can get to know them more :)

    Love, Sara Wallflower

    1. Thanks for nominating me! Yeah me too, it's definitely nice to know more about the bloggers you follow :)xx

  6. Randomly found your blog and I’d like to say that you have amazing design,
    beautiful photos and interesting posts! I’m also impressed by your style! Everything
    is perfect!

    would you like to follow each other?
    will be happy to see you in my blog)


    1. Thank you so much, that's so lovely! Of course xx

  7. I just saw this post, thank you so much for nominating me :) And where in Portugal did you had a ferrero rocher ice cream?! I need to go there right now :P

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