Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Liebster Award!

I have just been nominated for a Liebster award by Deby of Mid Century Love.

It's a token of recognition that bloggers award to fellow bloggers who they think deserve more recognition. The terminology "Liebster" roughly translates to "Dearest" from German, and the guidelines of this award are as follows:
  1. You must answer the 11 questions set by the blogger who nominated you.
  2. You yourself then pick 11 blogs who in turn have under 200 followers.
  3. You must then think of 11 questions for the blogs you have picked and also tell them.
  4. You must link back to the blog that nominated you.
  5. Write 11 facts about yourself

1. What have you learned from blogging?
I haven't been blogging for particularly long, but one practical thing I have noticed is it takes ages for my photos to upload! It isn't easy to write up something quickly when you know that's going to slow you down. On a more serious note I really enjoy the wider blogger community and how useful they have been to me in terms of information and ideas, and I really want to give back to that.
2. How much time do you spend working on your blog?
Not often, but I hope to get into a more regular posting schedule. 

3. What is your guilty pleasure?
Big Bang Theory, and reading the bad articles in the lifestyle section of online newspapers
4. Are you punctual or tardy?

5. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
The UK. I have been an Anglophile for as long as I can remember, and it now seems I will finally get to go there at the end of the year! I can visit all the places I've read about and longed over for so long
6. What's your favourite book?
Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights

7. If you could throw a dinner party and invite anyone in the world, living or not, who would you invite and why?
Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine; I find their story fascinating and would love to see them in the flesh
Richard III; to finally lay to rest whether or not he was a villain
Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde; for their wit

8. Do you have a particular style icon or guru?
Not really. I am more inspired by the general idea of 1940s-1950s fashion
9. What do you draw inspiration from, magazines, films, blogs or something else?
ost of my sewing inspiration comes from blogs; but I have just started watching Miss Fisher's Murder 
10. If you had to live in any other time period besides now, which one would you pick?
Oh my. I am a medieval historian so one answer has to be the entire medieval period. However my interest there lies in the areas of political and intellectual history, whilst my social history interests span from the Regency-1950s. I truly think I would fit in very easily to the 1950's, but then again, if I get to time travel I should pick something exotic. Florence in the fifteenth century would be amazing. Oh this question has way too many possibilities for a historian.....

11. What is your proudest moment thus far? 
Getting into university. I worked incredibly hard during my last two years of high school, and did extremely well which then allowed me to gain entry to the University of Sydney to study medieval history.I am about to start my third year and am loving every minute of it.

11 Facts About Me
1. I cannot remember not being able to sew; I was taught by my grandma
2. I physically cannot wear ballet flats
3. I was on my learners license for over three years
4. I am writing a novel
5. My room contains four bookshelves which are predominately full
6. I wore a back brace for scoliosis for a year
7. My nicknames include "grandma" "old lady" and "crazy sewing lady" Even though I am twenty I am an old soul
8. My aim is to move to Scotland
9. I hate the heat 
10. I love my train commute, eve if it is over an hour one way
11. I have lived in the same house my entire life

Nominated Blogs

My 11 Questions

1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What is your favourite piece of music?
3. Do you thrift shop? If so, what's the purchase you are most proud of?
4. Tea or coffee?
5. What colour are the walls in your bedroom?
6. What is the best piece of advice your parents ever gave you?
7. What would your dream house be?
8. What creative pursuits do you follow?
9. Are you a morning person?
10. What is your ideal fashion item?
11. Do you collect anything?

Thanks Deby for nominating me, this was a lot of fun,


  1. Wow, thank you for awarding me ;) I am both honored and flattered!

  2. So lovely to read your answers and find out more about you - and to find some more wonderful blogs to read. I thought I was the only one who couldn't wear ballet flats - and I had my learners for 3 years too (before blitzing it!) . I didn't need to drive in Melbourne (oh how I miss public transport).
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  3. Thank you!! I will get to work on finding my 11

  4. Would you be able to help me out though? How do I put links into my posts? I only know to copy the web page into my text which looks messy


    1. Sure! When you're wriing your post in he top tool bar there's a button that says link. You click on that, and it gets you to insert the URL and the text you want displayed. It took me a while to work it out!

  5. Hello! You have a cute blog!

    Let's follow each other! Follow The Slim Kid Inside

    With love,