I am very excited and honoured to be nominated by the wonderful muminthecotswolds to receive a Liebster award! As I have only been blogging since last month this was a very lovely (and very much appreciated) surprise! Thank you again!
The Liebster Award is an award passed on between bloggers and is a lovely way to recognise and find some fabulous and fantastic blogs!
Here are those very important rules –
Once nominated you need to write a blog post including – a link to the person who nominated you, 11 interesting facts about yourself, answers to the questions asked by the blogger who nominated you, links to your nominated blogs and 11 questions for your nominated blogs to answer. You should also notify the blogs you nominate!
So here we go…….
11 facts about me –
1 – I am a married mum of 2 beautiful children. I have a daughter aged 7 and a son aged 4. I really try hard to cherish every moment as it really does feel like they are growing so fast. (The blink and you will miss it concept)!
2 – I live in Wales, UK and I am completely in love with my home! We live right by the sea and spend much of our free time at the beach. I was born in and spent my childhood living in the West Midlands, UK. I think it is because of this that I truly appreciate the sea air, amazing views and peace and tranquillity. I couldn’t wish for a better place for my children to grow up in. (Although I do occasionally miss the hustle and bustle of city life, as well as the shops when I yearn for some retail therapy)! 3 – I am a qualified nursery assistant and teaching assistant, and have worked with children since I was eighteen in different capacities. I love my current job as a day nursery assistant (where I have worked for the past eleven years)! and nothing can lift your spirits like having a conversation with a two year old about the intricacies of toddler life!
4 – I love music and one of my favourite things to do is to see my favourite bands and singers in concert with my
baby youngest sister. She is like my concert buddy!
5 – I have two younger sisters who are my best friends. I know if I ever need them they are, and always will be there in an instant. I know I can trust and rely on them always. I am very thankful for this!
6 – I love car boot sales! Some of my happiest Sundays as a child were spent wandering around huge car boot sales with my mum and dad, searching for bargains! I still love them and enjoy the hunt for hidden treasures!
7 – Our family also includes two hugely loved pets, a Labrador retriever named Sam and a leopard gecko called Charlie! Both bring a lot of joy to our days.
8 – My food weakness is cheese. I prefer cheese to chocolate and would eat it all day long if I could. Oh and cabbage…..(I know it is strange but weirdly enough cabbage is my second favourite food). Beautiful food!
9 – I would love to be able to drive! I started driving lessons a couple of years ago and though I sometimes let my nerves get the better of me I really enjoyed them. Unfortunately I had to give them up as my husband lost his job, so we couldn’t continue to afford them. I am determined to not give up though and hubby has said he will take me out in the car himself and help me!
10 – I love singing. Nothing cheers me up like singing along to the radio. (Not so sure that the neighbours would agree though)!
11 – If I won the lottery I would buy a farm and have a gorgeous farm shop. I would spend the rest of my days stocking the shop with my home-made cheeses and jam. Oh and cabbage, I would plant fields and fields full of that yummy vegetable!
My questions from Stephanie –
1 – How long have you been blogging?
I have only been blogging for one month so I am a huge newcomer! I am enjoying it so much though and love reading blogs that I follow and discovering new ones. I already feel like I have made new friends through blogging which is brilliant!
2 – Do you have any hobbies?
Unsurprisingly my favourite thing to do is to craft and create! Either alone or with the kids. It keeps me sane! I also enjoy running. It is my alone time and gives me chance to think and clear my head. I never used to be a runner until one of my sisters signed us up for Cancer Research Race for Life. I started training and caught the running bug! I would not be without my running shoes now!
3 – Who’s your celebrity crush?
Just one?! Ok, if I have to whittle it down to just one, it would be Johnny Depp. The man is beautiful!
4 – If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?
Definitely pink! It is my favourite colour and I love all shades. I love bright and uplifting colours and pink makes me feel happy!
5 – What’s your favourite TV show?
Ooh, this is difficult! At the end of each day I love nothing more than curling up on the sofa and chilling out. I love watching Great British Bake Off and Gogglebox. (Nice easy TV viewing which makes me giggle)!
6 – When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be lots of different things when I was a little girl, but the main things I wanted to be were a marine biologist, a florist or a nursery nurse. Growing up in a city though I think pushed the marine biologist out of the equation, so I focused far more on the florist or nursery nurse career. (I must admit since moving to the seaside, I am completely enthralled by the shore and the sea still, and long to be actively doing something rather than just sitting watching the ocean)! As I grew up I realised how much I loved kids and I had lots of babysitting jobs. I went on to study childcare at college and gained my diploma. The rest is history as they say!
7 – Where is your favourite place to eat out?
We don’t tend to eat out too much, but when we do we love to go to our local Chinese restaurant. We all love the food there and it is a lovely yummy treat!
8 – Shoes or bags?
Shoes! Even though I don’t really wear heels that often I have quite a lot of every other available shoe going, much to hubby’s disgust!
9 – Who is a hero in your life?
I have quite a lot of heroes in my life and they are all heroes for different reasons. My grandma is a big hero to me though and holds a huge piece of my heart. She is a very strong, opinionated lady who is incredibly honest and I love that! I love people who tell you the truth and whom you can trust. She has led such a colourful life and has been through a lot, but she still remains a lovely lady! Unfortunately she has been quite ill recently, but seems to be on the mend again! She was a huge part of my childhood and read me endless stories, taught me to read and helped me with my education. She showed me how to bake and I have lots of memories of home – made tarts, pies, crumbles and cakes! She was always incredibly full of love!
10 – What is your favourite season?
This is a tough one! I love each season for the different things it brings, and the different crafts and activities I can do in each one. I think if I had to pick just one, it would be Winter. It is an incredibly beautiful season with snow and ice, and I love wrapping up warm and going for winter walks with the family! I love curling up in the evenings in front of the fire with a mug of hot chocolate! It also includes Christmas and I love the magic that Christmas brings for the kids. The range of crafts we do at Christmas is fantastic!
11 – Give three words that describe you best.
Honest, caring and creative!
My nominees –
It was super hard picking out just a few blogs to nominate! There are some fantastic blogs around!
I love reading the above nominated blogs and find lots of inspiration when I visit them. I have also tried to nominate blogs which haven’t received recent Liebster Award nominations! I hope my nominated blogs enjoy writing their Liebster post. I have really enjoyed writing mine and it certainly makes you think hard! I think it is a lovely way to discover new blogs!
My questions for my nominated blogs –
1 – Why did you start blogging?
2 – Where is your favourite place to be?
3 – What is your favourite childhood memory?
4 – What is your greatest achievement?
5 – What is your dream job?
6 – Books or movies?
7 – Country or city?
8 – If you could have one super power what would it be?
9 – What is your favourite food?
10 – How do you spend your free time?
11 – Needle & thread or paint & glue?