A couple of days ago I had a tweet from the lovely Newcastle Family Life that she had nominated me in the Liebster Awards. Intrigued, I clicked the link to see what The Liebster Awards were all about. Maybe you’ve heard of them before but if, like me, you haven’t, then here’s how it works! Designed to acknowledge and promote new bloggers, this rather lovely (in my opinion) chain letter-style award is basically a Q&A which one blogger will send to between 5 and 11 other bloggers for them to answer. They then do what I’m doing now by answering the questions in a blog post which also links back to their nominator, set 11 different questions and nominate bloggers of their own choice. From what I’ve seen, you’re meant to nominate fairly new bloggers with less than about 3,000 followers on Twitter.
I like this concept! The blogging community is vast and I like the fact that people are raising awareness for blogs that they like. So, thank you very much Newcastle Family Life and on with my answers:
1.) Why did you start to blog? As my pregnancy made its way steadily through the first trimester, I wanted a way to keep the journey alive so that I didn’t forget the details of the pregnancy. I waited until the start of my second trimester before going live with the blog, but had been writing in my notepad up until then.
2.) What gives you the inspiration to write? Bump! As a newly-wed first time mummy-to-be, my inspiration come from the continually changing landscape of my life and knowing that something amazing is happening inside bump every moment of every day.
3.) What do you love about blogging? Preserving precious memories and the blogging community. Not for one moment did I expect people to actually put time into reading my ramblings, yet they do! The community is fantastic and I’ve ‘met’ fantastic people who I hope to meet in real life one day.
4.) Which one place would you love to visit? The impossible question! I’m a keen traveller, as you can read about here and there are so many places I still need (not just want!) to visit. New Zealand is definitely very high on my list, so I’ll say there for now.
5.) What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? What is this ‘spare time’ of which you speak?! I distinctly remember enjoying reading back when I had free time and I’m looking forward to reading more during the early days of my maternity leave before Baby C arrives. My husband and I like to enjoy the great outdoors and go for long walks and I adore music, whether I’m relaxing or working.
6.) What is your greatest achievement in life so far? Gorganzola alert!! My marriage is my greatest achievement. I love my husband so much and we’ve had many ups and downs to deal with yet we’re so strong and he spurs me on to be the best version of me possible.
7.) What has been your most memorable meal? Ooooh, good question! Can I be cheesy again and say my first date with Phil? It was in a little restaurant in Lincoln which is no longer open unfortunately. I think I enjoyed the food but I mostly remember feeling that something quite amazing was happening. That, or the second-to-none steak I had in Paris last month at Place de la Concord!
8.) What is your favourite book? I think it’s mood-dependant, the same as music. I love ‘The Moonstone’ by Wilkie Collins, Orwell’s ‘1984’ and ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ by Mark Haddon.
9.) Where do you see yourself in five years time? Hopefully with a couple of lovely children, with Phil in a completed house (we’re renovating at the moment) and an award-winning blog!
10.) Your most treasured possessions? Photographs. I take hundreds everywhere I go and to me they are the most important material thing I own because they are truly irreplaceable.
11.) Describe yourself in five words. Loving, committed, pregnant, happy, wife!
Okay, over to you guys now:
Kanchan Char at Intrepid Misadventurer
Hannah at Mums Days
Lolly at The UnCheshire Wife
Saskia at Songs, Silliness and Such
Nina at Nina’s Personal Space
Here are your questions:
1. Describe your blog in one sentence.
2. What inspired you to start blogging?
3. Do you blog about one topic or a whole range?
4. Who would you most like to interview – Dead or alive?
5. What are your 3 favourite hobbies?
6. Which of your blog posts do you think is your best?
7. Are you a city slicker or a country dweller?
8. Describe your most treasured memory.
9. What would be your dream holiday?
10. How would you describe your fashion style?
11. What would you like for your birthday/Christmas this year?
What do you all think of my answers and the questions I’ve set? Had you heard of The Liebster Awards before? Please leave links to your own Q&As if you’ve done this before!