The Liebster Award #2

The Liebester Award
The Liebester Award

Well, I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award again, this time by Marie over at Curran Kentucky. Thank you Marie! Well, I say that I have been nominated for a second time, but the logo is different from the last one I received and the rules are slighty altered so I’m  sure if it’s the same one. Nonetheless I’m very happy that she thought of me. Please, go read her blog about living with ME. I find it very insightful and I really like her poems.

So, as always with these awards, there are some rules for me to follow. I have to thank the blogger who nominated me, answer the questions set for me, nominate 10 others for the award and set some questions for them in return. Then, notify them and you can display the award on your blog too, if you like.


Ready? Let’s go!

  1. Why do you write?

Because it makes me happy and helps me to connect with other people

  1. Other than the obvious World Peace, what would your one wish be, if you had one?

Ohhh, tough choice. Im really not sure. Maybe an end to world hunger?

  1. What is your favourite part of the day?

I like the morning, it’s when I’m at my most productive.

  1. Laptop or notebook?

Notebook, although I usually use my laptop because I don’t want to spoil my notebooks. What’s up  with that

5. Who is your favourite poet/author? Poet: Emily Dickinson and Nicci French, Val McDermid and Jodi Picoult probably all tie for my fave author.

6. What is your most vivid childhood memory?

Probably the day I got my Mini and Micky Mouse toy pram when I was about three. We were visiting my granddad in the nursing home and my dad took me to Argos to go and get it. I watched for it come down the conveyer belt and when it got to us, dad said that I was still little enoughto ride in it. When we got back to the nursing home, he pushed me to my grandad’s room.

7. What is your favourite word and why?

Sprocket. Just because it makes me smile

8. What would your ideal day be?

One where everyone was equal and there was no fighting.

9. What is your favourite piece of furniture and why?

My desk because it’s where my writing happens.

10. What would you do, if you were told blogging was a new sin?

I’d probably try and find a way to do it anyway. I’d miss it too much.


My questions tomy nominees are:

What made you start your blog?

What do you enjoy most about blogging?

What was your favourite childhood toy?

What was the first book you remember reading?

What was the first movie you saw as a child?

What would your super power be?

Hot chocolate with cream or tea and biscuits?

What is your favourite kind of music?

What was your favourite TV show as a kid?

What was the first movie you saw at the cinema?


Annnnd, here are my nominees:

Books on the Tube: I always look forward to Kathy’s book reviews. It’s because of her that I started to read the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch, which I love.

Linda Bloodworth: I find Linda’s blog to be a very good insight into what itfeels like to write a novel.

How to be Jobless: Being an unemployed journalism graduate myself, I can relate to a lot of the things that HTBJ writes on their blog. It’s really funy and helps to give me a little pick me up when the job hunt is getting me down.

Strawberry Quicksand: I love Yvette’s log, especially her posts about the funny stories she has about being a bus driver. Plus, the comments she leaves on my posts always make me chuckle/

Creative Ability: Maria’s blog is always fully of fun tips on find ways around the things she finds

The Librarian who doesn’t say shh; Again Tara’s writes about YA fiction books.

Salt ‘n’ All That:  Go and read Jackie’s blog for short stories and an insight into her life with Cerebral Palsy.

Curran Kentucky (see above link): Is it cheating to say that if Marie hadn’t nominated me, I would’ve nominated her.

Lucy Milne: Go read my friend Lucy’s blog about dress makin, clothes and looking on the bright side of life.

The Bookshelf of Emily J: Yet anoher book blog I like to read




The Liebster Award

imagesSo, I’ve been nominated for another award. This time it’s the Libester Award and I’ve been nominated for it by Ali over my My (Dis)abled Life. Thank you for thinking of me Ali!

So, as always, there’s a list of rules that I have to follow now. This time, there are:

1. When you receive the award, thank the person that gave it to you and post a link to their blog in your post. (Yep!)

2. Post 11 random facts about yourself.

3. Answer the 11 questions set for you.

4. Choose 11 blogs that inspire you with under 200 followers and link their pages to your post.

5. Create 11 questions for them.

6. Go to your nominees page and let them know you have nominated them.

So, let’s get started!

My 11 facts

  1. I think I may be addicted to peanut butter
  2. I watch way too many TV Boxsets
  3. After all this time I still love to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  4. My favourite film is Juno
  5. I would rather be too hot that too cold
  6. I say sorry way too much
  7. I have had five walking frames throughout my life (including Martha).
  8. I am really, really scared of spiders
  9. I want to write a book one day
  10. People always say I apologise too much
  11. I hate coffee

Answer the 11 questions set for you:

1.Why do you blog?

There are a few reasons. The main one though is that I enjoy it. The other big one is that lots of people kept encouraging me to share my stories about growing up with Cerebral Palsy with others in the hopes that I’ll be able to help or inspire them. At first I was reluctant because I wasn’t sure anyone would be interested, but in the end I decided to do it anyway. I’m very glad I did.

2.What are your challenges with blogging?

Coming up with ideas.

3. What is your biggest inspiration?

My parents. Without them I would probably have given up long ago.

4.When was your last Random Act of Kindness?

Last week probably

5. What is your dream career?


6. What’s a cause that’s important to you?

Any form of Cancer research

7. Your favourite quote?

I have too many to pick just one.

8. A quote you are known for saying?

I’m sorry

9. Sneakers or something fancy?


10. Favorite store?

Oh, um, probably Waterstones

11. Favourite activity?


My 11 questions for my nominees are:

1. What do you enjoy most about blogging?

2.If you could swap lives with another blogger for a day, who would it be?

3. What was the last book you read?

4. What was the last film that made you cry?

5. Ice cream or chocolate?

6. What do you enjoy most about blogging?

7. Pop or Hip-Hop?

8. The pool or the beach?

9. Jeans or trousers?

10. What are your hobbies?

11. If you could play any instrument, what would it be?

So, nominees are:

Whitter Strong 

As someone who enjoys writing I like to read Whitter Strong’s posts.

Creative Ability

I love reading Maria’s posts about how to gets creative when it comes to managing every day tasks with her disability. She’s given me a couple of tips.

Dead Men Don’t Snore

I like to read Sarah’s blog about living with ME. I feel like I’ve learned so much about it already and I haven’t been reading for very long.

Ann Kilter 

I enjoy Ann’s posts about raising her three kids.

Okay, I know that’s not 11 but all the others had more than 200 followers. Sorry.