Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The Liebster Award

I was totally flattered and honoured to be awarded The Liebster award by the lovely and talented (check out her artwork) Kat from Murder of Goths, she wrote some lovely comments about my blog that made my heart do a little happy dance.  Not just because she said such nice things you should check out her blog it is really good with gorgeous art work and opinions.

I had heard of The Liebster Award and the idea is to award it to people who are just starting out blogging or have less than 200 followers.  I really like the idea (not just because I was nominated) as it is a great way to introduce people to new blogs they might not come across.

The Rules are:
  • Thank and link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions that they have asked you.
  • Nominate bloggers who have a following of <200 on Bloglovin’
  • Ask them 11 questions.
  • Notify the nominees.
The Questions

Why did you start your blog?
I have always loved writing, wanted a creative outlet and I suppose something that was just for me, not related to work, family or other schizz.  I didn't know if anyone would read and am pleasantly surprised by any comments left and people who do read my random adventures, look at my outfits and read my weird little rants.

Best piece of advice you’ve heard for bloggers?
Just write for yourself and try and let you shine throughout your blog, not everyone will love you but that's life innit?

Who is your favourite female role model?
God, that is hard there have been so many kick ass women throughout history from Boudica, to the women who fought for my rights to vote, have access to contraception and education, to music and people like Pauline Black, Debbie Harry, Stevie Nicks and Madonna, Comic Books like Wonder Woman, Tess Holliday/Munster with her #effyourbeautystandards movement.
Honestly and I know it is a bit of a cop out but we are an amazing 50% of the population and I am finding it too hard to choose and I know I didn't even touch on scientists and astronauts, not to mention all the absolutely amazing women doing fantastic jobs out there completely unsung.  Sorry for me it is impossible to choose just one. 

Favourite item of clothing?
I think I have talked about my favourite item of clothing on the blog, but in case you missed it!  It is my Get Cutie Gnome Print Dress.  I think bar my wedding dress it is the most expensive dress I have ever owned but I have worn it loads which offsets the cost a bit and it started my love of print dresses which I think would be my personal brand.

Best decision of your life so far?
I think the best decision of my life is moving back to Kent.  Following my Dad dying I moved to Swansea to be with my Mum with he Hub and dog.  We uprooted and it wasn't working, at first I didn't want to admit defeat and do the process of moving again but we were both miserable.  Moving back was a huge release and both me and the Hub are so much happier and my Mum is going to join us when she sells her house.

What would your perfect day be like?
My perfect day would involve getting up late, having a yummy breakfast out, maybe American style pancakes, looking round shops, museums or galleries, and either something yummy to eat out and a show or a gig or an evening at home with some delicious munch and Madame Beyonce and the Hub.

What are you most proud of?
This is really hard I don't have any particular stunning achievements that make people go Wow!  I am proud of my little life with my Hub and dog.  I suppose I am quite proud of my work with kids and helping them with their emotions and hopefully making a difference to their lives.

Most embarrassing fashion choices in your past?
Oh so many: Global Hypercolour anyone?  Silver trainers, mustard coloured jeans, ra ra skirts, embellished jeans, ravc wear to name a few luckily I was a sulky fat teenager with an aversion to the camera so few pictures of these monstrosities exist.

Favourite plus size brand?
It varies I don't have one that is my absolute favourite.  I suppose my favourite brand would be Get Cutie but they are mega expensive and not plus size.  In terms of plus size brands I suppose I like Simply Be, Asos Curve, Yours and Evans.  I like the look of loads of others but haven't got round to shopping in them yet.  I tend to buy print dresses from independent brands, tops and other stuff from Primark, supermarkets, Debenhams and maybe Matalan with more specific plus size brands to mix it up.

Your favourite hobby?
I don't have a hobby as such as work and life seems to keep me busy enough.  As boring as it is this blog and writing would probably be it.  I also love reading, walking the dog, enjoy cooking and have an unhealthy interest in celebrity gossip and cheesy stuff like pop music and Eurovision.  
Oh and if I ever get time I really like the idea of joining a quiz team, as I know a realm of useless knowledge that nobody cares about.

What is your dream career?
I suppose my dream career would be a buyer of vintage evening dresses or a proper fiction writer.  Failing that I will do this little blog and carry on working with kids.

My Nominations are:
My first nomination is Kerrie at Dressing This Cherrypie, this lady is super stylish and sassy.  I love her slightly retro twist on fashion and have coveted every outfit she has posted as they are so wearable, simple whilst being stylish and original.  I particularly love the Cherry patches on this simple dress.

She also has a tumblr called The Pajama Project featuring less glamourous images of fats when they are off duty and well lounging in their PJ's.

My next nomination is Isha at An Autumn's Grace, firstly what a beautiful name for a blog and her photos are lovely and make me ashamed of my in my front room or back garden outfit of the day shoots.  There is a lovely mix of lifestyle, beauty, travel and fashion, not to mention she owns the Lady V Medusa dress I am coveting and how fab does she look in it.

My last nomination is Lottie from Diary Of A Curvy Girly, I really like her tone and style of writing and she talks a lot of sense about body confidence.  I really think it is well worth a read and how cute is her pic with Tess Munster.

*All pics taken from the blogs I have nominated.

My eleven questions
  1. What inspired you to blog?
  2. Who are your favourite bloggers?
  3. What is your dream outfit?
  4. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
  5. What would be your last meal?
  6. Who is your style Icon?
  7. What are the three songs you would listen to if the world was ending?
  8. Dogs or Cats?
  9. What is your beauty essential?
  10. What is your favourite smell?
  11. Where is the best place you have ever been to?


  1. Congratulations-what a great blog x

  2. Wow, thank you for my nomination and all your super kind words!
    I shall have a good think about my questions! x

    1. I love your blog and your sense of style, so I think it was a well deserved nomination x

  3. Ooo loved finding out more about you <3 xx

  4. Wooow, I love it! Enjoy the week honey!

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