Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Liebster Time :)

Last week I had the lovely surprise of being nominated for another Liebster award by Siri of the Pinhouse Playmate. She makes and knits absolutely beautiful vintage-inspired garments; if you haven't come across her blog before, go and check it out immediately. I'll wait...

Welcome back! Now the Liebster award rules seem to vary a bit from blogger to blogger, and from what I've seen, people adapt their responses pretty freely too. So the "guidelines" this time around are as follows:

You must answer the 11 questions set by the blogger who nominated you.
You yourself then pick 11 blogs who in turn have under 200 followers.
You must then think of 11 questions for the blogs you have picked and also tell them.
You must link back to the blog that nominated you.
Write 11 facts about yourself.

So - on to the questions!

What do you find most challenging about blogging?
Without a doubt - being photographed. I far prefer being behind the camera. 

If you could choose any super-power, what would it be?
Invisibility. (Which strikes me as a definite introvert's answer...) 

What is the most important thing in your life?
Family and faith. That's a sneaky two things, but for me they go hand in hand. :)

Which object/tool could you not do without on a daily basis?
Sewing tool? Quick-unpick (seam ripper), sadly. Otherwise, a toothbrush. That's an unglamorous but honest answer!

What is your favorite movie of all time?
Oh, that's hard to narrow down! Love Actually, all three Lord of the Rings films and Shaun of the Dead. But it feels rude not to mention the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice and North and South also.

What is your dream destination for travel?
Definitely the UK. I was there 5 years ago and loved it. 

Which wild animal do you find most fascinating? 
Kangaroos. We moved out to the country nearly three years ago and often see them on our property at dusk or dawn. Natural suburbanite that I am, I still find it amazing that such enormous animals can just wander around freely. And they really are beautiful animals.

What is the most romantic thing anyone's ever done for you?
My husband put together a tribute photo album for me with lots of beautiful notes from him, family and friends. That was pretty wonderful!

Who do you admire the most, and why?
It's a tie between my husband and my mum. He's fearless, loving, funny and loyal. And he makes me popcorn without being asked :) She's gentle, perceptive, serene, and always sees the funny side of things.

If you could make a living doing anything, which profession would you choose?
In a perfect world, reading would be a profession. 

Describe yourself in 5 words.
Calm, content, creative, daydreamer, homebody. 

After going through my bloglist I've only got six new blogs to nominate, sorry. But they're all lovely and very worth becoming better acquainted with! 

And my questions for them are:

What was your best holiday ever?
What is something that comes easily to you?
What is your favourite thing about your home?
Early bird or night owl?
Who was your first crush?
What two things do you want to do before you die?
What makes you laugh?
What was the best decision you ever made?
What are you most afraid of?
What three wishes would you request from a genie?
What is the most essential thing you've learned so far?

Looking forward to reading your answers!

And lastly, eleven random facts about me:

1.  I love rainy days and thunderstorms
2.  The bravest thing I've ever done is skydiving.
3.  When I was 10 I had arthritis and couldn't walk.
4.  I loathe the feeling of nailpolish.
5.  I generally have at least two books on the go. Apparently I'm noticeably irritable when I don't have a new one to go on with.
6.  I can't do blood. I once fainted in a first aid course when the instructor started talking about wounds.
7.  The only trophy I've ever won was for a performance in a play. But I did once get a ribbon saying "I Ran In A Race". ;)
8. I can't go to a gym willingly.
9. I love cooking dishes from scratch.
10.  I once accidently broke my little sister's finger.
11.  I'd love to take painting classes and violin lessons. 

Until next time, then :)

Danielle oxo


  1. Great answers! And I think running in a race is an achievement worth marking! :) I love these posts as I love finding out more about people! Congratulations on the award!

    1. Thanks! And I agree - participation is definitely worth marking! Sports definitely not my main thing. Stupid patronising ribbon... ;)

  2. Very good answers, Danielle! And great questions :) I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post. Your husband deserves a prize, he sounds like a real Prince Charming!
    Maybe you could include links to your Liebsters?

    1. Auuggghhh! How did I miss that?! This is why I should never blog right before bed... Fixed now! (And yes, he is!)

  3. Great answers, Congratulations on the Liebster. Blogging is so fun and addictive isn't it. Thank you for the nomination I am chuffed. Wouldn't it be lovely if reading were a profession? Think I'd enjoy going to work if that's what I did for a living!

  4. Thank you for the nomination, that is so kind. Great answers, I too would happily read as my profession although I suspect 'pottering about' would be my deal job! x