Liebster Award 2.0

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And this is why I love blogging. Because of the supportive, talented, exciting and beautiful people you’re connected to in such a tight knit community. This is the 2nd time I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award (read more about the award here). I was nominated by Ailene Rhea, the woman behind Incurable Wanderlust. I’ve often found myself getting lost through the Rhea Collections, and admire her honesty when sharing stories about unique experiences (my favourite, things to really expect whilst hiking the Inca Trail). She’s been everywhere so if you’re looking for reliable tips for unique travel experiences, Ailene’s got you covered!

So here are the Liebster Award Rules:

  • Thank and link the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions given by the nominator.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers, who have X (or less than 200) followers and link them.
  • Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer.
  • Notify all nominees via social media/blogs.
In the zone at my favourite café in Newcastle
In the zone at my favourite café in Newcastle

And without further ado, here are the questions that Ailene has asked me;

Apart from travel tales, what else can we read about on your blog?

My blog is kind of like my slightly censored journal. Where I write anything and everything I’m passionate about. Because travel is something that has completely taken over my heart like a Ryan Gosling movie, it tends to be something that I write frequently about (it’s also a good excuse to relive a travel experience through photos). Another thing I find myself writing about is motivational pieces which are usually coherent with things I’m dealing with in my life. A part from that, you’ll find bits and pieces of poetry, motivational quotes and opinion pieces on current issues.

Your most memorable travel story so far

My Euro Gap Year Living in London (read all about it here).

What made you/got you travelling in the first place?

When I was little, my family and I travelled around Australia for 12 months in a caravan, a great introduction to life on the road with adventure literally at your doorstep. Also anything and everything Paris! My room is completely overdecorated with Paris this and Paris that. I remember when I started high school, I made it my mission to get to Paris as soon as I was finished with school. And now I’ve been 3 times.

How many countries, continents and cities have you set foot in?

Read about everywhere I’ve been here.

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What’s the longest time you’ve been away from home?

12 months in 2013 when I lived in London.

What’s the one souvenir you just had to have?

I’m not a very good souvenir collector. I more or less crumble under the pressure of cheap I ❤ (city name here) shops and buy a fridge magnet. But when I saw a little snow globe of Paris – now that I HAD to have!

My Muse
My Muse

Have you ever lost your luggage/backpack? When? Where?

Thankfully no. However I did lose my wallet in Rome for an hour. One of the scariest experiences of my life however, long story short, I managed to find it completely untouched with nothing missing. Earlier that day I visited Vatican City so I feel that someone up there was watching over me!

What are 5 items you always take with you travelling?

  1. Journal to write everything down in
  2. Paw Paw Ointment – a lifesaver on dry lips and many other practical uses such as keeping zippers running smoothly
  3. A bottle of water for long days exploring new places. I also hate paying for water so prefer to reuse a plastic one until it’s basically unusable.
  4. My phone for obvious reasons. It doubles as a camera, map, translator… EVERYTHING!
  5. My Doc Martens. Trustiest pair of shoes I own.

Are you an over packer or under packer?

I tend to overpack for small trips and under pack for big ones. Maybe one day I’ll hit a lovely middle ground.

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About to jet off to Iceland. I probably over packed for 3 nights but I was scared about how cold I was going to be!

What type of camera (model, brand) do you take with you when travelling?

My IPhone5. It currently has a chip in the lens and I need to edit a pesky little black dot out of all my photos. Hopefully upgrading soon!

If given the chance, where would you like to settle?

At the moment, I could totally see myself settling down in Edinburgh, Scotland. I definitely left a big piece of my heart there and will go back one day to claim it back.

So now you know a bit more about me, now I want to know a bit more about you. Here are some blogs and bloggers that I’m absolutely loving at the moment along with your questions and I pass this nomination on to you.

  1. What’s one thing that your readers probably don’t know about you but should?
  2. What inspires you to write a new blog post?
  3. If you could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?
  4. If someone bought you a plane ticket to a city of your choice, departing tomorrow morning, where would you choose to go?
  5. What’s your dream job?
  6. Who’s your favourite singer/band?
  7. Is there a country/city in the world you wouldn’t go or wouldn’t go back to?
  8. Where’s your favourite cafe?
  9. Do you have a personal journal for your eyes only? (I genuine fear/dream of mine is when I die one day, mine are found and school children have to study me and our society based off of my journals).
  10. Where’s your dream destination?
  11. Would you rather have the power to teleport or fly?

I look forward to reading your responses. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the Liebster Award and I hope you enjoy reading it!

xxx

A

The Liebster Award: Nominated!

A Worldly Addiction: Nominated!
A Worldly Addiction: Nominated!

Leibster Award? What is a Leibster Award?! That is exactly what I asked myself when I was nominated. After some research, I discovered that LEIBSTER is German for ‘beloved.’ It’s a way for bloggers (professional or amateur like myself) to discover new blogs, get involved in the blogging community and be discovered by more people. How sweet! So you can imagine my surprise and excitement when I was nominated by Danika Maia- http://danikamaia.com/. Thank you so much Danika and I hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed writing it! If you wish to know more about me, check out my post here! 

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Danika has asked me these wonderful questions;

1. Why did you decide to start a blog?

I started blogging last year about my travel and daily adventures of living in London. It was a new and exciting way for me to write regularly and also keep my friends and family up to date with my life. When I started university this year, some of my Communications and Media subjects required blogging as part of the course. I learnt simple things about blogging and really loved the unique experience. I then decided to make this blog mine, incorporating my studies, thoughts, travels, adventures and a little bit about myself into my blog. My goal is to be a writer/journalist and I figured blogging is a good way to start that off!

2. Where did you have your first kiss?

A lady never kisses and tells 😉

3. How many languages can you speak?

Je parle un petit peu français. I’m currently studying French and planning on going on exchange to a French speaking country to further my language skills.

4. What’s your favourite app?

To be honest, I don’t use that many apps because my phone is filled with music! However I do love Instagram! Oh and I also recently downloaded Minesweeper, remember the really old default game on PC’s? Yea, that’s occupied a lot of my time!

5. If your life was a movie who do you think would play the main characters?

I have an unhealthy obsession with Johnny Depp so he’d have to be in there somewhere (swoon). My brother would have to be played by the actor who plays Luke Dunphy from Modern Family. My sister, maybe Anne Hathaway because she has perfect teeth and is stunning. I don’t know if anyone else could play my parents, I’m sure that’d be a very demanding role. I think they’re the only ones who can pull of parenting me. And I think I’d like to have Emma Stone around for some laughs, Eddie Redmayne for some eye candy and Emma Watson for some motivation to change the world!

6. What do you want to accomplish with your blog?

I really admire World of Wanderlust and have been taking her tips for some time now. My ultimate dream would be to travel and live around the world, writing about my experiences and inspiring people to fulfil their dreams.

7. Are you in a relationship?

Like I said I don’t kiss and tell, however there is a very special and handsome French man in my life

8. What is your favourite thing to eat after a night out?

KEBABS!

9. What’s your favourite cocktail?

Strawberry Daiquiri! Anything that has pretty fruit on top of it!

10. How many countries have you visited and what’s the next one you need to see?

I’ve been everywhere man! (not really) But one day I want to say it and mean it! Here’s a list of the 16 countries I’ve been to. My favourites would have to be Scotland, Iceland and France!

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Alright, so here’s the rules for the Leibster Award!

1. thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.

2. display the award on your blog.

3. answer as many questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.

4. nominate 10 blogs that you feel deserve the award.

6. create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.

7. list these rules in your post.

8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated them.

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So here’s my top 10 favourite blogs at the moment! And on a personal note… thank you for inspiring me each in your own lovely way x

1. Travel Chick Diaries – http://travelchickdiaries.com/

2. Dating Dilema- http://datingdilemma1.com/

3. Everyday Adventures – http://everydayadventures365.com/

4. Have You Heard the Latest – http://haveyouheardthelatest.com/

5. The Bella Travelista – http://thebellatravelista.com/

6. Hannah Gale – http://hannahgale.co.uk/

7. Erik Conover – http://erikconover.com/

8. Ali Does it Herself – http://alidoesit.wordpress.com/

9. Lady Lauren Hutch – http://ladylaurenhutch.wordpress.com/

10. World of Wanderlust – http://www.worldofwanderlust.com/ (A BIG inspiration of mine)

11. (I know you’re only supposed to do 10 but who ever follows the rules) Nat’s Nutritious Delicious- http://www.natsnutritiousdelicious.com/

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If you accept and follow the rules, here are my questions to you!

1. Rock of Pop music? Favourite musician?

2. Favourite place you’ve ever been?

3. Coffee or Tea?

4. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you want?

5. Why do you blog?

6. If you had one wish, what would it be? (you can’t wish for more wishes)

7. If you could have dinner with one famous person, who would it be?

8. What are you addicted to?

9. Chocolate cake or ice cream cake?

10. If you could become fluent in a language, what would it be?

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I hope you accept my nomination and enjoy this post as much as I did whilst writing it!

Peace and Love to everyone

xxx

A

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