Friday, 12 April 2013

The Leibster Award

I don't want to blow my own trumpet or anything, but I've won an award :) (well I've been nominated really, but that's just the small details)

I've been nominated by Alice from The Cup and Saucer for the Leibster award. For those who haven't heard of it (where have you been??) here are the details:

- Post 11 things about yourself
- Answer the questions that the nominator set for you 

-Set 11 more questions for the blogs you nominate

- Nominate some other blogs, which must have less than 200 followers

The first thing that springs to mind is, WHAT was Alice thinking?? I'm halfway through the 50 Facts about me tag, struggling after number 30, and she wants me to find 11 more. How interesting do you expect me to be? 

Well here goes..
  1. I have naturally straight dark brown hair
  2. I will always choose rugby over football (football is rubbish)
  3. I passed my driving test the first time round and drive my little VW Polo
  4. I don't have any tattoos, but I have three ear piercings
  5. Unlike so many other bloggers have mentioned, I actually really love my degree
  6. One day I'd love to live in London
  7. The first festival I ever went to was Glastonbury at the age of 11
  8. I have never broken a bone, and hopefully I never will
  9. I love going to the theatre. So far I have seen the Lion King twice, The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked and I'm off to see War Horse this summer
  10. I think sushi is delicious (my boyfriend thinks it's gross)
  11. I never used to get travel sick, but now I get it really bad
I hope those weren't too dull...Now for the questions set for me by Alice

1. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
An actress, until I was about 14 when I decided I wanted to be an architect instead. Now I have no idea

2. What is your signature dish?
I make a good curry. And since I've moved to Malta I've learnt how to cook a yummy rabbit stew

3. What is your biggest regret?
Well this is a tough question! Ooooh, errrrrrm...Can I pass? Is that allowed? Would it be totally cheesy and bigheaded to say that I don't regret anything, because everything that I've done has made me who I am? Well I've already said it now, so tough :)

4. Who is your favourite fictional character?
This constantly changes according to what book I'm reading or what film I'm watching, but the scariest villain is the penguin from Wallace and Gromit. Remember him? The one who disguised himself as a chicken. Scary!

5. Who are your dream dinner party guests
Another tough question. I hope this answer isn't going to be too boring, but I think there are few things better in the world than a table full of your closest friends, great food and plenty of wine. 

6. Would you rather go skydiving or bungee jumping
Skydiving every time!

7. If you could only eat fruit OR veg for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Probably fruit. 

8. Where is the top of your to-visit list?
Costa Rica. One of my friends is heading out there soon and I'm super duper jealous

9. Would you rather be too hot or too cold?
Too cold, I love being all wrapped up

10. Do you believe in fate?
No, I believe we create our own future. I'd like to think good things happen to good people, but life is what you make it

11. What is your favourite treat?
Most people would probably say chocolate or some sort of snack, but for me it's Egg Benedict. My boyfriend always cooks it for me as a treat for breakfast. 

And now it's time for me to tag people and set my questions:

1. Do you prefer sweet or savoury?
2. What are your bad habits
3. What are your pet hates
4. Do you prefer to have a bath or shower
5. Where's your favourite holiday destination
6. How long does it take you to go ready in the morning?
7. What would be your dream job? (I need some ideas)
8. What's your favourite book?
9. What would you rather wear, jeans or leggings?
10. Favourite cocktail?
11. Apple or Microsoft?

Here are the girls (and boy) who I'm tagging.

My housemate Jenny (Fairy Elephant)
Emma (Highland Fling) who has slightly more than 200 followers, but I really like her blog
Lauren (Laurensibs) started her blog earlier this year and has some great fashion tips and pictures
Lys (Life and Times of a (nearly) Graduate) who is just starting out on her blogging adventure
Sam (Samuel James Morris) who inspired me with a comment to really love my blog
Sophie (Sophie Loves Food), just visiting her bog will make your mouth water

NOTE: I know some of you have already done this award, but you can never be nominated too many times right? :)

I hope you enjoyed this post, and I'll try to make the next one not so long!

H x

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  1. Yayy thanks for joining in! Haha I thought I'd make your life difficult by making you come up with more interesting things about yourself :P And you're right, that penguin is bloody scary! x

  2. Great post :) Think I'd find it hard to think of 50 facts too! Love eggs benedict too, always a yummy treat when you eat out for breakfast :) x

    1. I know, and I still have to come up with 2 more! oh dear :)

  3. When I did it, I struggled to get to 11 without having done the 50 first - so well done you haha :D
    Also you went to Glasto when you were 11 - wowwwwzer!! Amazing :)

    1. My mum took me when I was young, and I remember my some guy trying to sell me 'special' brownies, and I really wanted some but my mum wouldn't let me but wouldn't say why. Mean mother (little did I know)

  4. Thanks very much for tagging me! I will get to it straight away. Love the idea of being able to find new blogs, I'm always on the hunt! x

    1. No problem, let me know when it's up and I'll check it out :)

  5. I have never broken a bone either! And I love my degree. Or loved, should I say. It's been so long since university and I miss my student days!

    Corinne x

    1. I'm going to be so sad when I graduate, I want to remain a student forever!!