Sunday, 22 December 2013

The Liebster Award.

The lovely Jenn over at HelloGutentag nominated me for the Liebster Award! Thank you so much Jenn, you guys should check out her blog as it's really great! 

The Rules
You need to link back to the nominator 
State 11 Facts about yourself
Answer the 11 questions given to you 
Nominate 11 new bloggers with less than 200 followers 
And give those nominated 11 new questions

11 facts about me
- I own way too many nail polishes and lipsticks - over 20 of each!
- I use my phone more than I should but it's how I keep up to date with everything!
- I own so many books that they don't all fit on my bookshelf, or the piles I have on my chest of drawers, I have little stacks all around my room! 
- I can't decide whether Autumn or Winter is my favourite season yet - I would probably have to say Autumn as a whole but Christmas as a holiday as I always feel so much happier, plus the lights on people's houses are incredible!
- I'm straight edge and won't drink, smoke or do drugs. I don't get the point of any of them and can have fun without them!
- I'm one of those people who will shout at the TV and sarcastically answer them because stupid people irritate me. 
- The last gig I went to was Madness at Alexandra Palace in October and it was honestly one of the best I've been to, the atmosphere was incredible and Madness sounded exactly the same as they do on record!
- I am left handed but don't suffer from the smudge most seem to get when writing, I don't know how!
- I have an addiction to scarves, I also own over 20 of them too!
- I have the fashion sense of a 21 year old American living in New York; way too expensive for my non-existent salary/pocket money! 
- I spend my free time at college walking down by the river, I get a huge sense of peace and happiness from just watching the world go by.
Bonus facts!
- I'm a diabetic asthmatic with a nut allergy, it's rather fun being me!
- I REALLY want to own a typewriter, I think they're so pretty!

Jenn's questions

1. What are you top 3 favorite blogs?
I would have to say The College Prepster, Someone Like You and Kerralina as they're all lovely - Carly is my blogger who I check on every day and is a fashion inspiration for me, I speak to Lauren quite regularly for someone who has that many followers and she is amazing and Kerry is just great, I love following her adventures at Uni!
2. What social media do you use the most? and why?
I obviously use Blogger every day to write/read posts, use Facebook to talk to people, love looking through Instagram, posting little snippets on Twitter and reblogging off Tumblr. I don't use Pinterest as much as I used to anymore. 
3. What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas! It's such a great time of the year and it always makes me so happy! I also love spending the time with family, and everything always looks so pretty!
4. Do you have a car? what kind?
I don't, I'm currently learning to drive but I'll hopefully get one some day!
5. What is your favorite song RIGHT NOW?
Eet by Regina Spektor - I rediscovered it again on Friday and I haven't been able to get it out of my head! The video is also incredible.
6. What are 3 must see shows that you watch?
I don't watch much TV bur I would have to say NCIS, Doctor Who, Sherlock and Merlin (I know that's 4 but Merlin is finished so doesn't count in my book - still an absolute must watch though!) 
7. Favourite movie?
I don't have a single favourite movie but my top 5 would probably be Notting Hill, Aristocats, Avengers, My Week With Marilyn and The Proposal.
8. If you could go ANYWHERE in the world where would it be?
I've always wanted to visit Paris and New York - they both look so amazing and so different from my life now!
9. How do you keep your blog posts organized or do you just go with the flow?
Sometimes I'm super organised and schedule posts days in advanced when I'm feeling particularly creative but other times (most of the time...) when I'm not as free for time or I lack in inspiration, I just write when I feel like it and go with the flow! 
10. How did you come up with your Blog name?
My favourite book is Adorkable by Sarra Manning and it also inspired me to start blogging! I also thought it was quite a fitting name as I'm a bit of a dork so yeah!
11. What do you love about blogging?
I love seeing that people read my posts, comment on them and I also love seeing where my views are coming from, it's really interesting to see how many countries accidentally stumble across my blog! I also just love writing for writing's sake - if I don't become and Archaeologist/Ancient Historian, I want to become a journalist or something along those lines, that style of writing seems to fit me the best!

My nominees!
(not 100% how many followers she has but I love her blog so yeah!)

My questions
1. Why did you start blogging?
2. Favourite item in your bedroom?
3. 1 thing you're addicted to? 
4. What do you own the most of? 
5. Do you have any pets? 
6. What is your favourite topic to write about?
7. Any idea about what you want to do when you're older?
8. Do you think you will still be blogging 3 years from now?
9. What is one thing that you're really proud of?
10. Describe your style in 5 words?
11. What is your favourite beauty product?

I was also nominated by Kathryne over at confessionsofanessexgirl so I thought I'd answer her questions as a bonus as I really like them!

1. What is your favourite place in the world?
I love my house, sitting by the river when I'm at college and covent garden in London.
2. What made you start a blog?
I read Adorkable by Sarra Manning last summer and it made me want to start a blog as it sounded like loads of fun!
3. Do your friends/family know about your blog?
Yes, my parents seem to read it quite a lot and some of my friends know about it through twitter and helping me make sure the layout is good!
4. What is the best thing you have ever done?
I don't know! I guess I'm quite proud of my GCSEs as they came out really good (8 As and 2 Bs!), I'm really happy I started going to Archaeological digs, glad I've been on lots of school trips because I've seen quite a bit of Europe and I'm really happy that I started blogging as I've become more confident and made new friends because of it!
5. If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you keep with you?
My kindle as I have loads of books on there, a water filtration jug so at least I could drink safer water and my medication. I'm a bit too sensible with these sorts of questions!
6. Where do you get blog inspiration from?
Everything and anything - I write what I want, when I want and anything can inspire me!
7. What's your favourite book/series?
Harry Potter is the obvious one but I also love the Hunger Games trilogy, Artemis Fowl series and what I've read so far of the Sunday Philosophy Club books by Alexander McCall Smith.
8. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully working in Archaeology or Ancient History! A museum would be great really.
9. What's one thing you couldn't live without?
Probably my keeps me up to date with everything going on and it makes it so much easier to contact people!
10. What is your favourite blog?
Answered above!
11. What 1 post are you most proud of writing?
I love all of my posts, otherwise I wouldn't have published them! I really like my favourites post from yesterday though as I think it'll be a great thing to start doing!

I hope you guys enjoyed the double dose of questions, I enjoyed answering them!
Jess xx


  1. I'm also let handed and don't have the smudging problem either! It was a huge problem when I was younger but it seems I have figured out the technique to keep my writing from smudging now.

    1. Yay! We're obviously genius ;) It's the same with me, especially as I used to write with a fountain pen but it's alright now, I think I write from below or something like that!

  2. Writing in pen is my form of therapy. I have a slight addiction to buying pens. My husband had to officially cut me off from buying more until some of mine were dead. =)

    1. I have a few from over the years, my favourite being a giraffe fountain pen from Cross!

  3. thanks for the nomination :D NY is amazing - you have to visit.
    Hannah | twoforjoy | xo

    1. You're welcome, I can't wait to read your post! I really want to! One day when I've saved enough money up I will though! xx

  4. Thank you for the nomination Jess! My post is here if you want to take a quick peek and hey, I'm also left handed and have cured the smudging problem! xxxx

    1. You're welcome! I loved your answers! :D It's such a relief after so long having to deal with it! xxxx

  5. thanks for the nomination! sorry this is late I've been so behind with blogging recently, will try and do it some time in the new year!


    1. You're welcome! I can't wait to read your post when you get round to doing it! xx