Liebster Award!!

Ok, firstly apologies to the two awesome ladies Sarah at and Chloe at who nominated me (I think that's the word?!) for this awesome award! I am so sorry I am only replying now, but I am woeful at thinking of random questions unless I can sit down with a cuppa! Thanks so so much girlies, I am really chuffed :)
  Its a brilliant idea to get bloggers with less than 200 followers on their feet and help other bloggers get to know them! So the idea is this:
 a)You nominate 11 other bloggers with under 200 followers.
b)Tell everyone 11 random facts about yourself (this part is always interesting!!) and answer the 11 questions from the blogger that nominated you. (I will answer Sarah's and Chloe's in the one post!)
c)Then, come up with 11 new questions & let the bloggers know that they've been nominated! So, let's get cracking!!
11 Random Facts about me:
1. I am a total clean freak in kitchens and bathrooms (I have walked out of restaurants if I didn't like the look of the loo!) but my room looks like a bomb site - Go figure!
2. Over the past few years, every second year I spent 2 weeks in Romania working in a respite centre for young adults with special needs - I know more Romania than the French I studied in secondary school!
3. I love crime movie and series on TV - I will happily spend a day in front of a CSI marathon (Las Vegas all the way!)
4. I love reading - especially a good romantic book! Can't beat Pride & Prejudice!
5. I cry if someone is upset/bullied or gets hurt in movies or in the soaps.. not too bad if its at home but my boyfriend always makes sure not to bring me to any tearjerkers in the cinema!
6. You wouldn't know to look at me but I am a bit of a rock chick! I grew up listening to Queen, Bon Jovi & all the old schoolers with my Dad so I have him to thank for my pretty good taste in music!
7. I play piano...and teach it too! And I actually love listening to classical music (a rocker who loves classical? Stranger things have happened!)
8. I have an extremely small but insanely close-knit family.. Christmas dinner is a room full of 25 of us & I love the madness!
9. I have two wee Jack Russels - Pippa (No, we didn't call her after a certain future queen's sis!) and Tobi (apparently with an "I" its a girl's name - blame my sister!)
10. I eat my pancakes with maple syrup...and sausages and rasher.. Don't judge me! It is actually delicious!!
11. I hope to be a fully qualified accountant next May! No more exams, ever!!
So now... on to the girlies' questions!
Sarah's Questions
1: Why did you start your blog? I started my blog because I love all things makeup and beauty related and some awesome pro-bloggers encouraged me to bite the bullet and start my own! It's a work in progress!

2: What are your favourite and least favourite parts of blogging? It sounds silly but my favourite part is chatting to other like minded ladies and getting to know them. They have become such brilliant mates in the last while & I know if I hadn't gotten into blogging I probably would never have met them!
My least favourite is the fact that I repel all things technology so it's so hard to try to design my blog in a style that is "me".. I will get there!

3: What is your favourite clothes shop? I love River Island on days when I have a little more cash & New Look the other 99% of the time!

4: What is your dream job? If I wasn't an accountant I would be a full time piano teacher

5: Do you think guys and girls can ever really just best friends or is there something more? I think they actually can - some of my best mates are actually guys, but there sometimes is a fine line between friendship & something more.. I have found that out the hard way in the past!

6: Age old question: Are you a cat or a dog person? TOTAL dog person.. don't get me wrong, I think cats are totally cool but dogs are my thing!

7: Cadbury or Galaxy? Galaxy, most defo!

8: Film adaptation of books or the original books? The books every time! I cry sometimes when I see my favourite books being slaughter on screen - Harry Potter movies were actually not too bad though

9: Thing you miss most from your childhood? The lack of exams!

10: Joseph Gordon Levitt or Ryan Gosling????? Does a girl HAVE to pick?! They could share me? No? ok ok, JGL I think... tough one though!

11: Favourite way to spend your weekend? A good catch up with friends, I am not too fussed how we do it
Chloe's Questions!:1) What do you enjoy most about blogging? Most definitely getting to know other great bloggers, ye are all just wee legends!
2) If you could live in any era based on the style at the time which would you chose and why? 50s!! The hair, the dresses, the makeup!! I would be in heaven!!
3) Favourite book? The Lord of the Rings
4) Would you rather spend an evening out on the town or at home chilling out? If its with mates, chilling out
5) Holy Grail make up product? "Get Even" - Benefit's colour correcting powder
6) Sweet or Savoury? Sweet ;)
7) Any irrational fears? A fear of being lifted - its not a fear of heights, just someone picking me up!
8) Smokey eye or bold lip? Smokey Eye
9) Do you get more excited by fashion or beauty?Beauty, all the way!
10) Tanned or Pale and Interesting? Pale & interesting.. mainly cos I can't be bothered with trying to get the tan off afterwards!
11) What is your ideal job? More piano teaching!
Ok.. so my questions are:
1. Favourite film?
2. If you were stranded on a desert island what is the one thing you would HAVE to have?
3. What do you think is the hardest part of blogging?
4. What song would describe you best?
5. If you could learn one random musical instrument, what would it be?
6. What is your favourite makeup brand?
7. If you could have a super power for the day what would it be?
8. What would your dream job be?
9. Heels or flatties?
10. If you could visit anywhere in the world where would you go?
11. Pepsi or Coca Cola?!

I nominate:
Audrey at

Clara at

Gail at

Nora at

Lisa at

Cindy at

Cliona at

Cólleen at

Sharon at

Kathleen at

Robyn at

That's all for now ladies! Have fun & have a great week!
Take care
Sarah xx


  1. I hope you know your pancake comment made me crave pancakes!! And in total agreement with JGL, he is some babe....

    Thank you again for the nomination xxx

  2. Great post love that you love LOTR too!

  3. Ooh, thankyou for picking me! I'll get to work on this this evening..I'm a Galaxy girl too, excellent choice! xx

  4. I'm a total bathroom and kitchen clean freak too, I like my own to be cleaned a certain way so I'm no doubt a total nightmare to love with!! :D Great answers hun! Xx

  5. Haha I cry at all the movies too - but in a weird way. I balled during the muppets but didn't shed one tear during the titanic or les miserables...go figure :)

  6. I've been following your blog for ages but only realised that I'm not actually "following it" whoops! "I cry if someone is upset/bullied or gets hurt in movies or in the soaps" I'm exactly the same and if its an elderly person....bawling!


    1. thanks for the follow hun!! I actually cried my eyes out Sunday while watching Hollyoaks with poor Esther being bullied, I think its human nature x

  7. I love this post, I know more about you that I didn't before! What did you have on your pancakes today??!? I'm also a clean freak but my room is a tip!


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