Sunday, 28 June 2015

The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Another award post! I feel like I've done a lot of these lately but since I'm still fairly new to blogging I figure it's a good way for people to get to know me a bit better! And I'm sure you all find these really interesting, right?!

I was nominated twice for this, firstly by Michelle from Sugardust and Starlight (I adore this blog name!) and then by my fellow dino enthusiast Sarah from Things Sarah Loves. I'm going to answer both sets of questions because I'm a crazy cat and that's how I roll.

Onwards with the questions :

1.What is your favourite book and why?

Probably "I Capture the Castle" by Dodie Smith, I just absolutely love the writing style, the theming, the plot and have such happy memories of reading it.

2. What did you do today?

Nothing as of yet, but I'm planning to head into town. Got a craving for H&M!

3. If you could have any pet, what would it be?

Other than the massive fluffy wolf-dog German Shepard we currently have in an absolute dream world I'd want a big fat panda that could live in my garden (who am I kidding, he'd have free roam of the house) and I'd grow all the bamboo he wanted. In more realistic terms I would love a big fluffly white Samoyed dog. 
4. What’s your current favourite song and why?
My favourite song of all time is Hysteria by Def Leppard, there's something about the lyrics that I just love.
5. If you could give just one piece of advice for life, what would it be?
Have fun and don't take yourself too seriously. Is that two pieces? Am I cheating with that?
6. Do you have a favourite quote and what is it?
I have tons, but I'm going to go for "You can have the town, why don't you take it?" for obvious reasons.
7. What do you enjoy reading most in other people’s blogs?
I love life advice posts, any kind of "how to" and anything a bit more personal about the writer.
8. What’s your worst habit?

I never get up with my alarm goes off. And I wake up in the middle of the night and check my twitter. Not purposefully I want to add, I don't set an alarm so I can check on a regular basis how many followers I've gained (usually minus 2) but whenever I do wake up instead of rolling over and going to sleep I'm instantly on my phone. Potentially these two bad habits are strongly linked. Oh! And I also lose the lid for everything.
9. What’s your favourite film and why?
Breakfast at Tiffany's. I love old films, and this is just the ultimate for me. It has a beautiful ending, Audrey Hepburn, a wild party and a ginger cat, all the prerequisites for the best film of all time.
10. How would you spend the perfect day?
I'd wake up and be living in Florida again I'd get up really early and go to Animal Kingdom before heading to Universal and spending all day in the Harry Potter themed part. I'd then to Parliament House Resort, a ridiculous gay club and my favourite place in the world. I could go into intricate detail of exactly where I'd go at Disney but I'll spare you all! (Expedition Everest would definitely be involved though!)

Harry Potter world, I love you!
And the questions from Sarah :

1. Favourite pizza topping?
Mozarella, fresh tomatoes, goats cheese and caramelized onions. (And a bit of bacon's always a bonus)
2. If you could be any animal in the world, which would you be and why?
A panda, so I could frolick around all day long and eat bamboo and be really special and rare.
3. When it comes to shoes: heels or flats?
I broke my wrist wearing ridiculous heels on a night out one time, but I've been getting back into them again! I'd always wear flats during the day though.
4. What is one of your favourite childhood memories?
Going to the York dungeons with my family. And queueing up in a bookstore in Durham for the third Harry Potter book!
5. Your biggest make up disaster has been...?
Basically any make up look I did between the ages of 12 and 15.
6. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
I know this is cliche but I'd have to say meeting new people. It's also great to have a hobby to focus on!
7. Name one city in the world you would love to visit and why?
I need to go to Vegas. I don't know how I've not been yet! I'd also be wild for Hawaii. (Forgetting Sarah Marshall and 50 First Dates have sold it to me.)
8. Are you a bookworm? Do you have any favourite authors?
I adore reading. Favourite authors include JK Rowling, Sophie Kinsella, Eva Rice, Georgette Heyer and Oscar Wilde. 
9. What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about starting a blog?
I would say to get involved in twitter and to have obvious links on your blog to all your social media sites. Other than that, just do what makes you happy! If blogging starts to become a chore because you're trying too hard to write what you think people want to read it'll stop being a hobby.
10. What are your plans this summer?! What will you be getting up to? (Or have you been up to, depending on when you answer this, haha)
I took a three month holiday at the start of the year so I think this summer will be spent around the UK. Have lots of friends in England that I really want to visit, desperate for a Manchester night out!

 I'd like to nominate :

Dena Jayne
Holly R

All great blogs, so make sure you go read them!

And my questions :

1. What would you ideally like to be doing in 10 years time? And where would you want to be living?

2. If you were forced to watch a film 5 times in a row what would you pick?

3. What's the best birthday you've ever had?

4. What was your favourite TV show as a teen? (or child if you'd rather)

5. What's your favourite thing to cook?

6. What's your favourite outfit?

7. What's your favourite song of all time?

8. If you could meet any TV or book character who would you pick? (Bonus points if the answer's Harry Potter related ;) )

9. Where's the furthest you've travelled?

10. Would you rather : Only be allowed to blog for an hour a week OR get paid really well to blog for a living but you can only write about things that bore you? 

Looking forward to reading everyone's answers!
Have The Town