Thursday, 28 June 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Wow! I am completely over the moon to have received my first blog award - the Liebster Blog Award! Infact i won two of them in the same week.  I am very thankful to the lovely bloggers, 'Einstein' @ 'Think Books' and Kimberly @ 'Love Ya Books'.  I was nominated on their blogs- check them out, they are fantastic!

And for those of you wondering, the Liebster Blog Award is an award given to upcoming bloggers who have 200 followers or less. The word 'liebster' is German in origin and is a term on endearment and means beloved, dearest, sweet, kindest etc. I feel so honored to be thought of that way, I  feel that way about everyone who follows my blog or who comments.

So, here's the rules:

1) Each person must post 11 random facts about themselves
2) Answer 11 questions the tagger has given you, and give 11 questions for the people you have tagged
3) Choose 11 people and link them in your post
4) Tell them you've tagged them
5) Remember, no tag back

Here are my 11 random facts;
1. I am 27 (28 in October) and live in England.
2. I am a mum of 2 kiddies, James-8 and Amelia-4.
3. I am engaged to be married, we have not set a date yet.
4. I am a qualifed midwife.
5. I have a variety of health problems meaning that i am on large doses of slow release moprhine twice daily and i have lignocaine infusions frequently.
6. My favourite subjects at school; science, maths and art.
7. I am a vegetarian
8. I get obsessed with conspiracy theories! 
9. I am a shopaholic!
10. I have phobia of oranges!!! and banana skins (i cannot peel a banana lol).
11. I would do anything to help people.  I treat people how i like to be treated.

My answer to the questions ( i have answered both sets of questions from the two bloggers who have awarded me the blog).
*****Here are the one's from Kimberly

1) Who are your three favorite authors? JK Rowling, Diane Chamberlain and Cecilia Ahern.  Only 3 that was tough because i have a lot more!
2) What are your three favorite books (links please)? Harry Potter bks! 'A Midwife's Confession' by Diane Chamberlain and 'The Book of Tomorrow' by Celicia Ahern. Arghhh that was difficult!
3) What are your three favorite book series (links please)? Only 3 again, argh lol.  Ummm I already said Harry Potter above, so, Twilight, Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella and Hourglass Trilogy (1st two books are out) by Myra McEntire.
4) Who are your five most "swoon-worthy" characters? Edward from Twilight, Jake from Saving June, Travis from 'The GoodFather', Kaleb from 'Hourglass trilogy,but more so Timepiece) and Oliver from The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.
5) If you could make a soundtrack to your favorite novel or series, what songs would you put on it?
A variety, so there would be some slow lovey dovey ones, some fun upbeat ones, some rock ones and some eerie ones hehe.
6) Say you could visit any fictional world for one week. Which would you choose and why?
Harry Potter's wizarding world, because i love Harry Potter and i just think it would be amazing to not be in reality for a while hehe.
7) Which character do you think you could be best friends with, and why?  Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella.  I just relate to this character so much and both shopaholic's, how fab! but both having to be 'good' with money.  We could work together to achieve this and the humour that Becky has would be fun to be around.
8) What were five books you loved most during your childhood (links please)? 5? it was only 3 for my favourites now lol.  Doubt i will get 5 here but from what i can remember; The babysitter's club books (there is hundreds!), Chicken Licken, The ugly duckling, the hungry caterpillar.
9) Why do you read? I just love it, it occupies my mind, takes me away from reality and makes me smile- or tear up :)
10) Why did you decide to start blogging? Initially, to keep a record of books that i have read and the thoughts that i had.
11) What blog post are you most proud of (link please)? This one because it has taken a lot of putting together, and these questions are hard-going, it has taken a lot out of me!  oh and this post here because again putting it together took so much from me,lol, it was all to do with the images, argh!! check it out lol.

****and here's the one's from 'Einstein'

1. What is your opinion of my blog content/design? I love it hence i'm a subbie, easy on the eyes, not too complicated, good size font!, informative and interesting posts!  2. Who do you relate to most, Daphne or Velma? Why? Haha, love this question!  Velma for the brains! but Daphne for the hair colour (kinda) lol.3. How much time do you spend blogging vs. blog networking? I probably spend more time blogging! but i do try and do as much networking as possible.  The problem is that when i'm networking i don't feel like i have done much when i'm doing it,lol.4. Mac or PC? Why? PC but that is because i have never being on a mac.5. Einstein Vs. The Beatles: Who had the biggest impact on history? Very different influences and impacts and therefore really difficult to compare but because i'm a brainy geek (or that is how some people thought of me at school!) I would say Einstein!!6. What is the best name you have ever given a pet? Squeak! my guinea pig at age 15 and that was because he squeaked lol.  Oh and with the kids, we called our fish.....Spongebob and Patrick,lol.7. What do you consider your highest achievements in life? Obviously my children!! The next would be my degree in midwifery :)8. Care Bears or Ewoks? Care bears because i love everything cute! I loved these as a kid9. Rainbow Brite or Strawberry Shortcake? Neither lol.10. Who is your favorite musical artist/band? I seriously can never answer this question because i have such a wide variety of likes in music and i have too many favourites.  Right now i am loving Lana Del Rey and Emelie Sande.11. What are your thoughts on the world ending on December 21st, 2012? A load of rubbish! Best not cos i LOVE CHRISTMAS lol x



Here's the lovely award to display on your blog;

and the people i award, in no particular order are;
1.  Jenna @ Little Bird Reads.
2.  Nea @ The Life is a Fairytale That will Never End.
3.  Kaye @ Kaye Makes, Bakes, Creates.
4.  Lauren @ Northern Plunder.
5.  Theta @ Resolution Corner.
6.  Kelsey @ Kelsey's Cluttered Bookshelf.
7.  Hannah @ The Girl in a Cafe.
8.  Liz @ Five Go Glamping
9.  Karen @ Attack the Stacks
10.  Megan @ Books and Teacups
11. Becky @ A Reader's Devotion.

The questions for the above people to answer;
1. What is your star-sign?
2.  Do you believe in the afterlife and spirits/ghosts etc?  If so, do you have any experiences you would like to share?
3.  Do you have any tattoo's? Would you say what of and where?
4.  Can you drive? If so, what car do you have?
5.  What is your favourite month of the year?
6.  Do you like burning scented candle? If so, what is your favourite scents?
7.  Are you right or left- handed?
8.  Do you have any phobias? wish to share them if so?
9.  What is your favourite alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks?
10.  What was your favourite cartoon as a child?
11.  If you were to change your name, what would you change it too? 

Please comment to this post with your link if you do a post in answer to this :) thank you x

No-one needs to participate if they do not want too :)


  1. Thank you so much! :D I'll let you know when my response is up x

  2. Thank you so much for the tag!! :D My response is here:

    1. and I am following you! :)

    2. thanks and thats great that you have done it already, i will check it out shortly :) xx and hi new subbie *waves*

  3. Hi Beckie

    Thank you for another of these awards.

    As I've already done the main bulk of this award earlier this week, I'll post a response to your questions on my blog.

    Thank you again.


    1. Awww bless you, you don't have to do the questions if you don't want too ((hugs))

  4. A vegetarian shopoholic that is obsessed with conspiracy theories! My kind of gal all the way! Congrats on getting married soon and on the 2 beautiful children you have! I'm stuck at home with health problems too and I know it can be not so fun, so I feel for you too.
    Oh, by the way, you can just call me Think, not Einstein. I'm no where near deserving of that name. Besides, I am a chick! lol

    1. Sorry 'Think', i couldn't think of anything so in the end i just used Einstein, hey you could be the 1st female 1 hehe. Hoe old r u hun? u dont av to answer x i LOVE what u classed me as haha, i should have put that line in my opening 'about me', i will have to change it when i do a upto date 1 lol. You make me giggle x

  5. Awwww!! Thank you for nominating me!! I just saw it now that I wanted to nominate you lol :P I've been in Spain for 5 days and I got back and I got my first blog award ever!! :) :) <3 And you've nominated me too <3 Aww, so sweet!! :)
    Ok, now I know you already made your post, but I love your blog so I will nominate you again :P :P You don't need to answer the questions though :P :) ;)
    Enjoy sweetie!

    PS. OMG scared of banana skin?! What the hell? I think this is the most hilarious thing I've ever heard :D :D hahahaha :P

    1. Awww you are welcome hun, did you have a lovely time in Spain? Glad you like your blog award x Thanks for the thought to nominate me, i will be checking out your post when you have done it :) xx

      Hey no laughing!! lol, they make me feel physically sick, honest, i cannot satand them, they creep me out lol, no laughing lolx haha

  6. I enjoyed reading your responses! Thanks for sharing! I'm glad to hear you are a vegetarian also - though you may be the first vegetarian I know of who is afraid of oranges and peeling bananas :) haha - awesome

    1. Haha, you aren't the 1st person to say that lol. I am creeped out by a few other fruits n vegs but these are proper Even my kids know not to put them new me or i will scream!! The smell of oranges is another thing, BUT i can eat orange flavoured chocolate and sweets haha xx 8i'm just weird xx

  7. Thank you for nominating me! I carried on the tag, but I cheated a bit and found some other Liebster rules as a bit short on time!

    1. You are welcome :) and thanks for subbing :)
      No probs at all, you know i never thought of doing this with this award, i just did what was said on the blog, drrr gaga xxI am off to check out your post now xx

  8. Hi Beckie :)

    I finally got all my laptop and connection problems sorted.

    I'm afraid I'm stuck with the award :( I don't know any other blogs with 200 followers or less, does that mean I can display the award on my page? If I can, how do I do it?

    So confused :(

    I can still answer the questions and stuff though lol xx

    1. Hi hun, sorry just getting back to you. You can still display it course you can and still do the post etc but just say you haven't got any followers blogs with less than 200 to award it too. You can always award them at a later date. You don't even have to do a post but it's nice to say you have being awarded it and link it too the perfect who has given it to you :) like a kudos thing :) I will tweet your post too so my followers see it etc.
      To display it on your blog, i just did it as a picture gadget, you know you can add those gadgets, i just used picture one. From my post just right click and save image to your computer. Then you can upload it using this picture gadget. This will put your award where-ever you are putting the gadget. Let me know if you need more help hun :) xx

  9. Aaah, I see... Thanks!

    I did a brief post about it on Monday, I didn't answer the questions on that one though so I'll do another post with those. I did link to your blog though. :)

    You're so helpful Beckie, thanks a lot!


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