posted on: Tuesday, 12 February 2013

on sunday, the lovely maria told me she had nominated me for a liebster award. i was actually really surprised that anyone would even consider nominating me for any award at all, so thank you, maria!

the liebster award helps to promote and learn about other bloggers with below 200 followers. nominees must link back to the blogger from whom they received a nomination. the nominated blogger must write 11 random facts about themselves, then answer the 11 questions their nominator has set for them. in turn, they will nominate fellow bloggers whom they think deserve some recognition and pose 11 questions to them. 

11 facts about me:

1. i have no idea what i want to do with my life - i have a few options for the future but i've put all my trust in god and i'm waiting to see where i'm meant to be. all i know is that it will all turn out well.
2. i'm a total dog lady. any dog, if it's a nice dog, it will steal my heart.
3. i love seeing other people happy. if i can make someone's life a little better, i will do it.
4. i would love to live a proper minimalist life, but i'm still too much of a hoarder. i'm getting better though.
5. i am a worrier. i worry about everything, even if i know the odds are impossible.
6. i believe in soulmates. it sort of makes sense that if god took a rib from adam to make eve, everyone needs to find their missing rib, am i right!?
7. i hate when people look at me. it makes me feel insecure and self conscious. it's one of the main reasons i don't like crowds.
8. one day, i'd love to have kids. biological and adopted. i'd love to adopt siblings that are between the ages of 8 and 17 so they wouldn't have to split up.
9. i'm an infj - the rarest personality type in the world. i'm super super introverted and keep things bottled up a lot.
10. i have a very low opinion of myself - i assume people hate me and never feel worthy enough to have the amazing people i have in my life.
11. i have really bad eyesight. in reality, i should wear my glasses/contacts 100% of the time, but i think i look silly in my glasses and i'm allergic to my contacts so i can't wear them.

11 questions from maria:

why did you create a blog?
to keep a record of my gap year, to have a place to blurt out all the things that i keep in my head that i never feel are insightful or interesting enough to say, to share photographs i've taken, to share things i've found that inspire me. 

what do you prefer; jeans or skirts?
i used to be a complete jeans person, but over the past few months, i've worn skirts and dresses way more than jeans. in all honesty though, unless i'm leaving the house, i will just wear pyjamas. comfort is key to me.

do you have any phobias?
oh yes; loose hair (i can't even explain it akjnfdsjnfdsjkn), heights, escalators (especially in tube stations. by the time i'm at the top, i'm at a 45 degree angle because i'm scared of falling). 

what hair colour do you prefer?
on me: i prefer when my hair is more auburn than brown. on others: i've got to admit that i'm not really fussed. probably brown though. 

what is the nicest thing you have ever given to someone?
i used to make all sorts of little crafts for family members when i was younger, but more recently, i bought my grandma a coat for christmas - it was the first gift i bought with money i'd earned from my first ever job. she always seems to be wearing hand-me-downs from family members and the only coat she had was a fleece, so i bought her a nice warm coat and it almost brought her to tears, so that was hopefully a good gift. 

what's your dream job?
something that involves improving other people's lives in some way. as long as i love it, enjoy it and i still have time for family, friends and church, it will be perfect.

the last movie you watched?
the perks of being a wallflower! i got it yesterday (eager beaver) and watched it as soon as i got home from lunch with friends. it's fabulous. 

what holiday do you look forward to the most?
there aren't that many holidays in the uk; easter, christmas and halloween are the main ones, as far as i'm aware. and i'm pretty sure christmas is my favourite. i love the festive cheer, the sentiment of family time, the films, and of course, the celebration of the birth of jesus! 

do you have any skills or talents?
i'm not really great at anything. i'm mediocre in a few different things, like photography and piano but i don't have anything i excel in. 

what's the last thing you bought?
i guess it was my next piano lesson, that or my dad's newspapers. 

do you know any foreign lanuages?
i know a tiny bit of german and spanish and slightly more french. i'd love to speak another language fluently, though. 

my nominations:


my questions:

1. how has blogging affected your life?
2. do you wear socks to bed?
3. what's your favourite colour to paint your nails?
4. favourite quote?
5. what are you five favourite songs at the moment?
6. what is your fondest childhood memory?
7. if you could have caught one moment on camera during 2012 that you didn't, what would it have been?
8. what is your favourite thing about yourself? (you can't say nothing!)
9. three favourite things on your bucket list?
10. what's one thing you want to accomplish this year?
11. how do you see your life in seven years?


  1. Ahh! Thank you x 1,000,000 for the nomination :o I'll start writing..... NOW!

  2. You gotta pump up the confidence girl! Believe me, I know how hard it is. Why is believing in oneself the hardest thing to do? We are wonderful young female photographers, it's true now we just have to believe it :)
    I'm technically not supposed to be reading at all this week, but I cheated to read this post, haha. I'll explain on my Liebster post when I write that up tonight! thanks !

    1. ah, thankyou lovely. i do try, but i feel like such a fake when i say something good about myself :') i'm working on it, though!

      oo looking forward to it :)