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Liebster Award

After my recent trip to London, I was catching up on my favourite blogs and saw this post about the Liebster Award on Laura’s lovely blog A Girl Called Boz. It was really great to get to know more about the people behind these businesses, and about them as people rather than just talented crafters.

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Anyway, the nature of the Liebster award is that after you are nominated, you nominate 5-11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers to receive the award and answer a new set of questions, and Laura chose me as one of her nominees! So here we go…

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Strangely, this was the exact question I was given to answer in front of a group of people at a group interview on Tuesday! I think I changed my mind a lot (nothing changes…) but I specifically remember wanting to be a vet, teacher and author. I think I wanted to be an author most, as my idol growing up was Jacqueline Wilson!

What colour do you think best represents you?
This is really difficult because I have such a changing mood and personality! Probably blue, because it can represent so many moods; it can be mellow, easy going, cold, sad, bubbly, or bright depending on the shade which I think is very me.

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Tell us about a hobby that you might not normally mention on your blog?
I really, really love to read. I have two full bookcases in my bedroom, and we have another three jam packed full bookcases around the house. I can read a book in a day and a half if it catches my imagination. The last book I read was Silver Lining’s Playbook by Matthew Quick, I really enjoyed it…it’s much better than the film!

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What is your favourite part of you?
I would say my determination to succeed (some call it stubborness). I hate failure, and cannot take it at all so it makes my need to succeed really, really strong. I needed 3 Bs in my A-Levels to get on my chosen degree, but was told I wouldn’t get there… I got 2 A’s and a B just to prove them wrong! I suppose it can also be my least favourite part of me, as it can mean I get obsessive over insignificant details.

Tea or coffee?
Definitely tea. I keep trying to make myself like coffee, but the furthest I’ve got with it is a vanilla latte…

What’s your earliest memory?
The memory I think is my earliest is at Christmas; Top of the Pops is on, I’m playing with a toy that made noises when you pressed the buttons (I think it was something to do with Smarties?) and my dog running around! It’s a bit vague and I’m not even certain it really happened.

What are you scared of?
Seeing a ghost. I used to love Most Haunted, but it seriously freaked me out and if I ever saw a ghost I think I’d faint. I think it’s because of the uncertainty of them, like are they really there? What does that mean for after you die?

What’s you’re view like right now?
I’m sat on my bed looking at my very messy bedroom! I’m having a reshuffle so I can fit a desk/table in so it’s in a bit of a state at the minute as you can see from the picture.

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Who do you admire/Who inspires you?
There’s a film called A Little Bit of Heaven with Kate Hudson in it, and in that she meets God and it’s Whoopi Goldberg, and the idea is you would see whoever you most admire as God. I’m pretty sure mine would be either Dolly Parton or Oprah, as I love and admire them both. They are amazing women who fought to become the very best at what they did. They made their own future, and I want that for myself.

What’s your current obsession?
Doctor Who. Although it’s been going on since 2005, so it’s not really that current. I can debate the topic for hours on end, and have done on many occasions! My doctor is definitely Matt Smith, and my least favourite is David Tennant which is a very unpopular opinion! I am quite excited to see Capaldi though, I think he’ll be more like Christopher Eccleston which makes me excited for whatever is going to turn him darker in the 50th anniversary.

Ok, so I’m pretty sure most of my nominees will have done this before, but their blogs are still really good and deserve a shout out! I’m also not sure if they’ve got under 200 followers, so I don’t think I’m doing this properly…

Ruth at blueeggsandtea.squarespace.com/blog

Claire at clairabellemakes.com

Verity at rascalandroses.blogspot.co.uk

Claire at dreamsarenecessary.blogspot.co.uk

Becky at beckyqueenoffrocks.tumblr.com

Laura at pinkflamingohandcrafting.blogspot.co.uk

And my questions are:

If you could live in any era, which would you choose?
Where is the best place you’ve ever been?
Where did your creativity come from?
Who would play you in a movie of your life?
Sweet or savoury?
What is your favourite animal?
Do you have a motto? What is it?
If you could go to one concert/gig, past or present, what would you see?
Do you collect anything?
Which film can you quote word for word?

There you go! I hope that was interesting in some way!

Lots of love,

sig laura