Of Blogger Awards – Liebster Award Nomination #2

Liebster AwardThis is the second Liebster award nomination I received this week and this is from the very kind Jamie of Needle at Sea Bottom. Thank you Jamie! 🙂

Liebster Award is a chain award created by bloggers and passed on from one blogger to another to encourage connections. It is a wonderful, fun way to interact and make friends in the blogging community.

Here, I’m following Jamie’s rules:

1. Thank and link the person who nominated you.
2. Answer the questions given by the nominator.
3. Nominate 11 other bloggers, who have less than 200 followers and link them.
4. Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer.
5. Notify all nominees via social media/blogs.

Jamie’s 11 questions were:

1. Would you stroll along a deserted beach, or sit and sun?
Both. I stroll when I go to the beach and then I like to sit down and look at the sea.

2. Would you go on an organized cruise, or vacation; If so, where would be your dream vacation?
I would love to go on an organized vacation to Europe to see all the major countries so that I can decide which places I would like to thoroughly see on my own later. 

3. If you are a person, who prefers self organized travel plans, where would you go if money was not an issue?
Scotland and Italy.

4. Would you have a travelling companion, if so who would you take?
Ideally, just me, my thoughts, a backpack and a diary. Practically, my sister and a close friend. 

5. Do you wish your writing style were different?
Yes, I wish I was more descriptive and imaginative in many ways. Sometimes when I read a lovely book, article or blog post, I imagine what the writer’s thoughts must be like for them to have such beautiful penmanship. I wish I could be eloquent and metaphorical. 

6. Do you have a favourite artist, if so which of their artworks do you really enjoy?
No, I am not much of an art follower.

7. What do you do for exercise?
I am not very regular at exercising but when I do, I skip, run up the stairs and brisk walk a lot.

8. Do you enjoy crafting, which are your favourite activities.
I would love to engage in more DIY projects but sadly, I don’t. I love Pinterest, it gives me so many ideas for simple crafting which I conveniently file away.

9. What is your favourite vegetable and why?
The humble potato because it is filling, hearty and complements everything! So comforting too! 

10. Where do you go, for peace and quiet?
I don’t have a particular spot to escape to but I love natural places so I would say anywhere far from the city where there are tall trees with a cool breeze rustling through the leaves, the sounds of bird chirping or a cuckoo singing and a little pond nearby. 

11. Name your favourite author and which of their books are among the best?
Agatha Christie! My favourites are Cat among the Pigeons, The Body in the Library and The Crooked House

My 11 questions are:
1. What is your dream job?
2. Any hobbies you spend your free time pursuing?
3. Do you have a hidden talent?
4. The best piece of advice you’ve received so far.
5. Have you done something so unlike your personality and felt incredibly brave for accomplishing it?
6. If you could time-travel, which era would you like to visit?
7. Something that you miss from the pre-internet/technology days and wish that it would come back again.
8. What’s in your travel essentials bag?
9. A living person you admire the most and why?
10. Your frequent guilty purchases.
11. Your favourite season and what you love most about it.

I would like to pass on this award nomination to:

1. Nabila Sharani
2. The Bookish Obsession
3. Discovered in the Library
4. The Lady Bibliophile
5. The Sundance Experience
6. Books and Stuff
7. Spreading Loving Kindness
8. Reading, reading, READING
9. Contemplations of Candace
10. Incessant Ramblings
11. GirlHeartsBooks&Tech

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Of Blogger Awards – Liebster Award Nomination #1 !

Liebster AwardI’m so excited! I got nominated for two Liebster Awards on the same day! The Liebster Award nomination is a chain award given to new or upcoming bloggers to encourage blogger connections.

I know there are no hard and fast rules but I was unsure of accepting two award nominations. However, I did because I am so touched that my blogger peers are encouraging me and I would like to pay it forward too! 😀

So here’s the first nomination which I received from the lovely Sophie of Keep Going.

I’ve seen different versions of rules for the Liebster Award nomination but I am going to go with the ones that Sophie posted on her blog:

1. Put the Liebster Award logo on your blog.
2.Answer the questions given and then come up with 10 new ones to ask your nominations.
3. Nominate 8 other blogs, let them know you have nominated them and put a link to their blog in your post.
4.No tag-backs.
5. You must tell all the blogs that you have nominated them.

Sophie has asked me these 10 questions which I am answering:

1) Last thing you think before you go to sleep?
I am a late sleeper and a late riser and I am always trying to cure myself of this bad habit. So the last thing I usually think before I go to sleep (late) is, “I MUST wake up early tomorrow when my alarm rings.” (But I don’t 😦 )

2) What’s your comfort food?
Can it be a drink ? I love a good, piping cup of mild black tea and/or hot chocolate.

3) Favourite book/film/TV show?
Favourite Book: I love Enid Blyton books from my childhood days. They are a great comfort to me, especially the descriptive scenes of the country sides and delicious food.
Favourite Film: I love chick flicks and romantic comedies but my absolute favourite is You’ve Got Mail with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
Favourite TV show: F.R.I.E.N.D.S never fails to cheer me up.

4) What do you hope to achieve with your blog?
I love interacting with people so through my blog, I would like to build a cosy community of blogger friends who share similar interests and who can inspire me and teach me so much from their own experiences. I am already learning so much from so many of the wonderful people I am following! 🙂

5) Is there a quote or phrase that resonates with you?
This too shall pass

6) Tea or coffee?
A well brewed mild cup of tea anytime of the day, especially in the winter!

7) Thing that never fails to make you smile…
Cat and baby videos

8) 3 things you want to try and do this year?
Definitely read more books, get in touch with inspiring people and be more healthier!

9) 3 words that you think other people use to describe you?
Sometimes I think I am a bit shy initially so people think I am too nerdy, good and innocent.

10) Favourite colour
Pink! 🙂

The 10 questions I choose to ask are:

1. If you could have unlimited money for a day, how would you choose to use it?
2. Your favourite animal and why?
3. Describe in a sentence where your dream home is. For eg. A cottage in the countryside with a clump of trees and a babbling brook nearby.
4. Your dream travel destination and a few things you would you like to do there.
5. The most inspiring movie/book you’ve watched or read and what it taught you.
6. If you could have a couple of hours talking to your favourite celebrity/an inspiring person, who would it be and what would you ask them?
7. One thing you love about yourself.
8. One thing you would like to accomplish in this lifetime.
9. An unforgettable moment.
10. Things you would like to see on television instead of ___________ (insert something you don’t like on TV).

I would like to nominate:
1. Musings on Life
2. Curlography
3. The Diary of a Bibliophile
4. The College Chick Chronicles
5. Dear World
6. Sunshine Travels
7. Bethie’s Place
8. Big City Bibliophile

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