Liebster Award #2 (2016)

Hey guys, so today I found out that the wonderful SprinklesandSparklesx nominated me for the Liebster Award! I was incredibly honoured as I absolutely love SprinkleandSparklesx blog and I highly recommend that you go and check out her blog because it is truly one of a kind and one of my favourite blogs to read! You can check out her Liebster Award post here and the Liebster Award I did earlier on in the year here.

Without further ado let’s get into the post!

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Tell your followers 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions from your nominator
  • Nominate 11 blogs with under 200 followers
  • Leave 11 of your own questions for the people you nominate

11 Facts About Me:

  1. My first ever concert was seeing One Direction in London while they toured their second album Take Me Home
  2. I really want to play guitar and I have little random moments when I play it quite a lot followed by a year where I don’t play it at all
  3. When I was younger I wrote in my diary that I wanted to be a dog walker or Hannah Montana
  4. I really like the idea of vlogging and starting a YouTube channel but I’m too scared to try
  5. I have a gold certificate in figure skating i.e jumps and spins
  6. When I get a dog it’s going to be a Finnish Spitz and I’m going to call him Bradley
  7. I really like Christmas because it brings people together and gives everyone the same purpose for one short month. I also think it’s just one of the prettiest times of year.
  8. Looking at childhood photos makes me more sad than happy.
  9. When I was 5 I used to have nightmares about drowning all of the time, consistently until I was about 6 or 7, it never affected me until a few years ago when I randomly developed a huge fear of water and anything relating to it e.g. boats, swimming pools etc.
  10. I only recently switched to a touch screen phone, before then I had never had one.
  11. Sometimes I think being a boy would be so much more convenient.

11 Questions:

What is your first ever memory?

I thought my first ever memory was of moving house and buying a pack of Harry Potter stickers to put in my sticker book when I was about three or four and I now realise that my first ever memory is of seeing/meeting my little sister for the first time. I don’t remember a huge amount but I remember standing in the doorway of the hospital room with my brother beside me being really excited and then when we went into the room the bed was on the left and my Mum was on it and I can’t remember if my Mum was holding my little sister or whether my little sister had been put in one of those little plastic beds that you get that are attached to the wall and I remember going over and having a big family reunion/cuddle on the bed with my Mum, Dad and my brother and I remember walking over to the plastic bed thing and looking down on my new baby sleeping sister.

What made you get a blog?

I’ve always been a very talkative opinionated person and I’ve also always loved to write. I used to write fiction and reviews and then when I discovered that my best friend has a blog I was jealous and I wanted to get one too, I had already had a vague interest and had been writing blog posts as word documents on my laptop for quite awhile entertaining the idea of getting a blog and never really having the courage to ask my Mum if I could have one, also over time I just became a bit more experienced with computers and designing websites and whilst the appearance of my blog isn’t all that great I had the confidence that I could design one that was good enough and I felt I had enough time to start and maintain a blog. Also sometime last year I started watching YouTubers and I loved what they did and how they documented their lives and there was no way I was getting a YouTube channel so blogging was really second best, although I believe that it’s actually better but don’t tell YouTube! It also just felt like the right time. I feel like I haven’t properly answered the questions, in short I got a blog because I love to write and read about experiences in life and advice. I enjoy writing so much and I wanted to get some feedback and I also just wanted to have the experience of sharing something with others that they appreciate and may benefit them in some way. But I mainly did it for me, because I wanted to know that I was capable of starting and maintaining a blog and hopefully having it be quite popular (I view 107 followers as quite popular!).

If you had £1000 right now, what is the first thing you would buy and why?

A camera. The reason I say this is because I have been thinking about what I want for my birthday and I’ve been contemplating asking for a good camera with a moveable screen and a good microphone, I want this because A) I’m very into the idea of filmmaking (obviously short films with only a small camera) and I would also like to experiment with making vlogs or videos even if I never put them anywhere, especially vlogs as they would just be nice to watch back – although I would also need some gear to go with it all such as memory sticks and SD cards etc. but it’s only because I’ve been thinking about buying a camera quite a bit recently that I say a camera and obviously I wouldn’t spend it all on a camera I would probably buy some gear and put the rest in my bank account for a later date.

What is your biggest achievement?

I don’t know what my biggest achievement is, firstly I don’t want to sound too big-headed and also there have been quite a few things I have achieved that I would consider to be big achievements. I guess my biggest achievement is already having a life plan. I know lots of people my age don’t but I have a life plan and one that I really love so that is definitely a good thing. I guess it’s probably only my biggest achievement if I actually complete and succeed with that life plan right?

Who is your favourite band?

My favourite band is The Vamps. It used to be One Direction and then I discovered The Vamps and One Direction were laying low a little and so The Vamps quickly took over. I’ve seen them live three times now. Once in Brighton and twice in London and they were brilliant all three times! I love all of their songs and all of them are unique and different from the other. If there’s ever a time that I jam out more than usual it’s when I’m listening to The Vamps, I sing their songs at the absolute top of my lungs and nothing’s going to shut me up! If you don’t know who they are or haven’t listened to any of their stuff then I really suggest you go and check them out (you can thank me later!).

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Um… not particularly. Sometimes I love a good action/superhero movie. Sometimes I will randomly buy a couple of bars of dark chocolate (because most of them are vegan, but you must always check) and eat both of them in one sitting just because I can. I would say the last two are probably binge watching The Vampire Diaries or watching The Maze Runner for the 100th time. I don’t know, are these good answers? I don’t think I really have any guilty pleasures.

What is your favourite holiday destination?

There aren’t really any traditional places we’ve been to on holiday that we keep going back to and I haven’t been on any holidays in particularly exotic or exciting locations, obviously I enjoyed and loved the holidays but I don’t go on holiday to Spain every year or something. I would probably say my favourite holiday location is the Lake District maybe as it was just so green and lovely and there’s only a small town so it’s not like there’s loads of busy shoppers or traffic. I also went on holiday back in April to this really lovely location where there was a lake directly in front of the log cabin that we were staying in and by directly in front I mean there was a small bit of decking that you could sit on and then the lake directly beneath and in front of you, now I don’t really like being near water but I can’t deny the beauty of the location. However, it was only the land that belonged to the people that were letting us stay in the log cabin that was beautiful but we didn’t leave so I can’t judge the town or the surrounding areas but the land that we stayed on was absolutely beautiful! I got some amazing photos which I might share at a later date.

Do you prefer reading books or watching movies?

I don’t know if this is a kind of “do you prefer the book to the movie version” or a general which do I prefer so I’m going to answer both. I usually prefer the book version if it came first as it’s usually more informative and I feel you can get to know the characters a lot more as you can be in their internal thoughts etc. and there’s just so much movies have to miss out to make it short enough. I do tend to watch movies in general more though but I don’t think that means I prefer them it’s just easier to sit down and watch a film when you’ve had a long day and you’re tired than it is to sit down and read a book in my opinion, but I think I like them both in different ways and I take something different away from each of them. I feel like there’s a lot more to admire with films but sometimes I feel more connected to a book. Obviously as an aspiring actress I can take quite a lot away from a film and in some ways watching TV can be kind of like studying as well as enjoyment.

What is your favourite shop?

This is so hard because I have favourite shops for different categories of things. For example I always go in Superdrug when I’m in town because I love looking at all the make-up and I would always go in there over Boots but for clothes I would usually go in Primark over say, H&M (although I was in there today and they had some absolutely lovely dresses that I really wish I could have bought!) And there’s also this second-hand DVD store in my town centre that I go in all the time and am always buying things from because they sell really cheap DVDs and they have loads of them! You can always find something good in there! You can also trade in stuff you have that you no longer want for money or vouchers wish is really good.

Do you prefer a day at the beach or a day by the pool?

I don’t really like either. I have aquaphobia so I don’t really spend all that much time around water, nor do I wish too but I would probably say pool as I don’t like sand at beaches as it gets stuck in your hair and in your shoes and I goes in your eyes if there’s wind and I just don’t really like the sand although your hair looks amazing after you’ve been by the sea I’ll give you that. But I think being by a pool is just so much more refreshing and you feel comfortable that whatever happens weather wise you can find shelter and be warm.

If you had one wish, what would you wish for?

That I had more wishes… haha! Typical! No, I was joking, I think I would wish… to have the perfect life, for everything I’ve got planned to work out okay and to always be happy no matter what happens. Obviously not literally, like if my Mum died horribly say, I wouldn’t want to constantly have a smile on my face or something but I mean that no matter what happens I always end up happy in the end even if it takes quite a long recovery time.

11 Questions For Those I Nominate:

  1.  What is a big realisation you’ve come to in life?
  2. What does your dream life look like?
  3. If someone turned up at your door and said you were going on an adventure to anywhere of you choice, where would you go?
  4. What’s the biggest achievement you’re most proud of?
  5. If you could swap lives with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
  6. What’s a TV show or film that you wish were real, including all the characters and why?
  7. What are three things you hope to have achieved by the end of 2016?
  8. What person or pet do you wish were still alive?
  9. Who’s your biggest inspiration and why?
  10. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given and why?
  11. If you could choose an age and remain that age forever what age would it be and why?

*NOTE*: All of the questions above are questions I asked in my previous liebster award, not because I’m too lazy to think of new questions but because I am truly interested in your answers to these ones.

So here we are, at the end of another wonderful Liebster Award! I am so honoured to have been able to do two in only a few short months!

Before I officially end this post, I would just like to let all my readers know that I haven’t been blogging over the past couple of days because actually I’ve been trying to write this one for three days now and the WordPress website has just not been working for me at all lately, so I honestly apologise but it has just not been possible for me to write any posts lately because the website hasn’t been working.

Anyway, I really hope you like this post and that it was worth the wait! Haha! If you enjoyed it please give it a like and follow me if you aren’t already! I haven’t specifically nominated anyone because I think everyone should get involved with this award as it’s so cool and really fun to do! If you do take part please leave a link in the comments so I can check out your post!

That’s all for now!

Inspired Teen 🙂




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