Thursday, 3 January 2013

Liebster Award


I've seen the Liebster Award on various other blogs and I was lucky enough to be nominated by the lovely Georgia over at Concept of Budd

I'm a nosey sort and I couldn't find the origins of this award and there also appears to be varying rules, but I am going by the following ones:

  1. The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to other bloggers who have 200 followers or less.
  2. The nominees must link back to the blogger who awarded them. 
  3. You must write 11 random facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  4. Make up 11 new questions and nominate 11 other bloggers (don't forget to let them know you have nominated them!)
Right we're off:

11 Random facts about me......

I am petrified of scorpions
I've never been in a hot air balloon
I'm slightly short sighted (but don't wear my glasses enough)  
I am a middle child
Cadburys is my favourite chocolate - ever, ever, EVER
I belonged to a swimming club as a child but I am terrified of deep water
I 'collect' vintage pine furniture and love anything 'shabby chic'
I enjoy putting flat-pack furniture together - I see it as a challenge!
I am a voracious bookworm
I'm allergic to mussels 
I'm an excellent procrastinator

My 11 questions from Georgia

If you could bring one fictional character to life who would it be and why?
Bod.  He/she (not sure which gender it was!) reminds me of my childhood.

What song best describes/fits your current mood?
Everybody Hurts by R.E.M. (today is not a good day).

If you could only use one makeup product for the rest of your life what would it be?
Oooh this is a toughy and I change my mind all the time, but I think I would have to go with a good tinted moisturiser something like Estee Lauder's Daywear.  My face just looks so much better for it.

You turn on your computer - what is the first thing you open?
Bloglovin' or Twitter for fun but if it is a work day it would be my emails.

What is your favourite disney movie?
Probably 101 Dalmations.

If you created your own weekend festival, who would the headliners be?
Deacon Blue, I love them, I have loved them since I was 16.  It is true.

If you could bring one celebrity back from the dead, who would it be and why?
Eva Cassidy, taken far too young.  That voice - what can I say......

What film/TV show will you never get tired of?
If I could pick both a film and a TV show I would say Dirty Dancing and True Blood.

What is your biggest phobia?
Boat propellers.

If you were given an unlimited amount of money but you could only spend it in one shop, what shop would you pick?
Libertys. The very best of 'department' stores!

What is the one thing guaranteed to cheer you up on a bad day?
Chocolate, specifically Cadbury or a family sized bag of Revels

My 11 questions for my nominees

  1. What made you start writing a blog?
  2. If you could only listen to one band for the rest of your life, who would it be and why?
  3. What is your ultimate comfort food?
  4. Aside from household bills, what do you spend the majority of your money on?
  5. Dog or Cat, and why?
  6. Favourite sweet from your childhood?
  7. Your favourite season and why?
  8. Favourite mode of transport?
  9. Favourite smell?
  10. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
  11. What type of blogs do you enjoy following the most?
I nominate:

Sorry if you have already been nominated by someone else!



  1. I couldn't live without a moisturiser either - on the other hand I really need a lipbalm too otherwise I feel helpless! Tough question indeed!

    1. I know! I debated about having my sleek eyebrows palette as it can double up as an eyeshadow/liner too! And as for lipbalm - I always need lipbalm

  2. Hello Kay - thank you so much for stopping by Dolliedaydream - I'm so pleased that you introduced yourself and thank you for my award - I will have fun responding!

    Kisses Kitty xxx

    1. You are more than welcome Kitty, your blog is just lovely :) I am now a firm follower! x

  3. Thanks for responding, love your answers!

    1. Thank you for nominating me! Glad you love my answers, some of them were a tough decision to make - so many programmes I love, disney films, makeup products, it was hard whittling them down!

  4. Your answer about flatpack furniture made me laugh- you're a girl after my own heart! I think one of my proudest achievements is putting up a 5x5 Expedit bookcase by myself while my boyfriend was at work- I laugh in the face of "two person assembly" ;D xx

    1. Ha ha Charlotte we are like two peas in a pod. If it states "two person assembly" I am BRING IT ON! I use chairs, piles of books anything to hand to support the item rather than have a "2nd person" I want the glory of the construction to be mine - ALL MINE!!! I am super anal about it, I get the instructions out, count everything and tick it off in the little instruction booklet and away we go. Oh dear I sound like a total weirdo!! x

  5. This was really fun to read! I love 101 dalmatians too!


  6. This was so lovely to read! Chocolate always manages to cheer me up too! <3

    Jennie xo |

  7. Thank you so much for nominating me, can't wait to answer them questions! I'll let you know when I've published mine!

    Thanks again :)

    1. You are more than welcome Sam :) Look forward to reading your questions!

  8. Congrats on the blog award!

  9. Thank you so much for nominating me. I'm so chuffed!
    Been working on my post, just now on the search for some great new blogs to nominate :) xxx

    1. You are welcome Laura, love your blog. Can't wait to read your responses!

  10. I really enjoyed this post :) hope you do post stories about your cats! My blog has been taken over by animal stories lately haha xx

  11. Better late than never- ;D

    I keep getting sidelined with boring old revision haha


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