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Liebster Award | Tag

I am so chuffed to have been recently nominated for my first tag, the Leibster Award by MeganRoisinn! Basically this is a tag designed for small blogs with under 200 followers to gain some recognition in the blogging world. When someone nominates you they will give you 11 questions to answer and then you can in turn nominate another list of small/new bloggers to answer your 11 questions- I don't know if I explained that well. But here are Megan's questions:

1. What is the most expensive item in your wardrobe?
Umm, I really don't have many expensive clothes or anything. I think the most expensive item in my wardrobe is my Jack Wills gilet that I got for Christmas a couple of years ago and that was around the £100 mark but that's it really!

2. If you could interview one musician/band who would you chose?
Oh my, I don't really know because there aren't many musicians I really follow personally. I really like Ellie Goulding as a person, she seems like a nice girl, so probably her.

3. How much do you focus on how 'successful' your blog is?
I really have no real ambitions for this blog, I just started it as a hobby and something I felt would be constructive for me to do but I do think having some sort of readership, no matter how large or small makes blogging a lot more worthwhile so that's all I'm really concerned about in terms of my blog's 'success'.

4. You can only buy own-brand food at one supermarket for the rest of your life - where do you go?
If it weren't for the expense of it I would choose M&S mostly because of Percy Pigs but also because they do really nice bolognese sauce (If you've never tried it you should) but because I'm a student I'd probably say Sainsbury's just because it's way more affordable and I've been shopping there ever since I came to uni.

5. If you could have any breed of dog which would you pick?
Ahh this is a really hard question because I love dogs! There are so many breeds of dog I would love to have, at the minute I have a bit of an obsession with dachshunds because they're so tiny and cute. Though one of my friends has this amazing Old English Sheepdog who's gorgeous and I think I'd really like to have one of them at some stage in my life.

6. If you had to chose another name/URL for your blog what would you go for?
I really have no idea, maybe something from a piece of literature. My tumblr url is tirralirrabytheriver which is from the poem The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson. 

7. Are there any magazines that you buy religiously?
There are none that I buy religiously as such but I really like Glamour and normally get it to read on the plane when I'm going to and from uni.

8. Where is the furthest you have travelled on your own?
Completely on my own, just to Spain whenever I was au pairing.

9. If you could only wear flats or heels for the rest of your life which would you go for?
Definitely flats. I am not a very graceful creature and comfort trumps everything for me usually.

10. If you add up the amount your every day makeup costs you how does it make you feel?
It kind of surprised me how much it all costs all together but I don't really mind because normally it all does me a good few months and I see it as a small price to pay for a bit of confidence. 

11. What was the last fiction book you read for fun? Enjoy it?
I recently read Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence. I really liked Lawrence's sort of philosophical commentary in the book but I'm still processing my overall impression.


So my questions are:
1) If you could live any place in the world where would it be and why?
2) What is your favourite childhood memory?
3) If you could be stuck in a lift with one famous person, living or dead, who would you choose?
4) If you could be any animal what would you be?
5) Do you have any strange talents?
6) Why did you start your blog?
7) What did you want to be when you were younger?
8) If you could travel in time would you rather travel into the past or into the future?
9) What's your favourite type of sweet?
10) What's your favourite season of the year and why?
11) What's the strangest thing you've ever eaten?

and my nominees are:
MiglÄ— (Meet Me on the Balcony)
Ellen (Ellen Under Water)
Jess (Louise Amber)
Hannah (Go Exploring)
Jasmin Charlotte (JasminCharlotte)
Alexandria (Mirror, Mirror)


  1. Thank you so much for nominating me love! I really appreciate it<3 I will definitely answer your questions soon, they're great! Kudos for coming up with such interesting ones! Also, I totally agree with your response to question #3, I did this one day and was shocked, but I look at it as an investment, even though it won't last forever, it makes me happy and I love it all so I don't mind :)

    -A | Mirror, Mirror

    1. You're very welcome girl, enjoy! And I know, it definitely is an investment! Took the words right out of my mouth :) xx

  2. Thank you so much for nominating me! x

  3. I loved reading this - it was really insightful! Thanks so much for tagging me but I've actually already done the tag! You can read my post here if you like

    I look forward to reading more of your posts lovely xx


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