Sunday, October 7, 2012

An award, and me !

The thing I love most about  my blogging journey so far, is all the wonderful people I have 'met' through blogging and how supportive the community can be.

I have formed close friendships with some absolutely gorgeous women, whom I am very honoured to call my friends. And its so comforting to know, that if and when you are having a hard day, at the click of a button and a tap at the keyboard, there are any number of people there to lend an ear, offer advice and support.
A friend once said to me that bloggers and blog readers have their own little language, and I guess we do. We speak from the heart ( And I have recently learnt that this is NOT good thing) , have codes ( FYI DH means Darling husband not Di*k h*#d) for our beloveds and leave our lives open to criticism and negative nelly's.

Anyway, this award and tag game is to share some bloggy love and show support for one another!

I was lucky enough to be tagged by Lisa at Mummy Manifesto, so please take a few moments to check out her little space.

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.


What is a Liebster? The meaning Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.


■Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
■Answer the Questions that the person who tagged you created, then make 11 questions of your own for the people you tag.
■Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
■Go to their page and tell them.
■No tag backs!!

11 things about me…

1. I have 4 children, 2 boys, 2 girls.
2. I used to own and run a hairdressing salon, with 7 staff
3. I love the beach but hate having sand everywhere
4. I have a thing for playing with ears.
5. I have always lived in the same town , well, excusing a 6 months when I was a newborn but who can remember that?
6. I used to hate broccoli but now I like it
7. I got Glandular Fever at 16 and left school after missing too much to continue
8. We were 20 when we purchased our first house, a few months after we got married.
9. I like to scrapbook. I like it a lot!
10. My favourite colour is white, yes I know its not really a colour
11. I come across as a very strong and confident person, really I am just a big softy.

The 11 questions Mummy Manifesto have for me to answer:

1. Where would you like to travel before you die?  Absolutely. I'd love to see Paris, walk the winding alleys of Venice again (this time without an 18 month old in a stroller, sick as a dog , pregnant with twins!) , strut my stuff in Manhattan ( Sex and the City style) and relax on a sandy beach in Tahiti. But our time will come

2. High Heels or ballet flats? Hmm I'm definately a Ballet flat kind of girl now. Aren't they the Mummy uniform?

3. Where did you meet your partner-if you have one? My partner of 10 years and husband of 7 1/2 actually met through a mutual friend, at a teeny bopper party. haha

4. What was your first car? A red Daihatsu Charade hatchback. I had fluffy leopard print seat covers and a loud radio. Plenty a time that car was filled to the brim with girlfriends, cruising around town, music blaring and singing our lungs out!! Probably to Sk8ter boy!

5. What is your favourite blog and why? Ohhh gosh , I have so so so many favourites. I read different blogs for a different reason. Some for organising inspiration, some for craft ideas for kids, some for their heartfelt honesty! I can NOT narrow it down!

6. Favourite dessert? I don't really have a favourite. I like all deserts, haha . I don't like cream or custard though! Strange huh?

7. When was the last time you wore red lipstick and why? Only a month or so ago, I love red lipstick. So classic! My husband and I went out for tea for his birthday !

8. Who are you inspired by? My friends, my family. But most of all, my parents.
    They instilled good values and worked so so hard when we were kids. My Dad worked 4 jobs , nearly 20 hours a day, to give us the life. They have been together since they were 12 /13 years old and are my constant source of strength and support.

9. Worst subject at school?  Chemistry!! I hated it. Needed it for what course I wanted to do at Uni, yet hated every minute.

10. What music do you clean your house to? The same music I listen to on an everyday basis. I just put my iPhone on shuffle and away it goes. Meaghan Smith, Frances England, Sister Hazel, Little Birdy Anything!

11. What motto or quote do you live by? Be yourself, Everyone else is taken!

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The 11 questions I have for everyone;

1. White or milk chocolate?

2. What and where is your favourite place on earth?

3. What is your favourite TV show?

4. What is your favourite song?

5. What quality in yourself, do you think is the best?

6. What is your fondest memory from your childhood?

7. Favourite food?

8. Something that you do religiously?

9. A funny habit you or someone you know has?

10. Place you would like to see one day?

11. What sort of car do you drive?

And last but certainly not least, the 11 bloggers I pass this on to;

1. Living on Latte

2. My Heart, Your home

3. The Home She Made

4. Life at Number 91

5. Mad Mummas Sweet Randoms

6. Cassadiva

7. My Pigeon Pair

8. Life as we know it

9. Get on with it Already!

10. The Life she made

11. Ollie Rose

So share the love, show your support and check out a few of these amazing women and their place they share :)


  1. Awww thanks Liz!
    This is the 2nd one you ave awarded me with :) Awesome to know you still enjoy my blog. xx

  2. Loved learning a bit more about you Liz x

  3. I'm quite partial to white to, so I hear you.

  4. Oh My! Thank You so much Liz! I feel very honoured to receive this from you xx

    I just LOVE that your parents have been together for that long... how inspiring that must be! True love does last :)

    I will get on to my answers and nominations soon :)

  5. Awwhhh, thank you lovely! I'll be sure to post my answers up soon. Cheers, Lis.

  6. Awwhhh, thank you lovely! I'll be sure to post my answers up soon. Cheers, Lis.

  7. Oh I love Little Birdy! I saw them live twice in the early days, it was awesome.

    What was the course that you wanted to do at uni? Doesnt hairdressing involve a fair bit of chemistry in understanding how different products work and interact?

  8. Thanks for tagging Ollie Rose Liz. Our blog is TOTALLY neglected but I promise I will try to get there and join in. Kobie


Thankyou for taking the time to read and more importantly comment on my blog. They are all so appreciated! Liz x