I have received three of these nominations and haven't responded yet, so today I am combining all of them into one post! The rules of the Liebster Award are:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated
2. Answer the 11 questions given by the blogger who nominated you
3. Nominate another blogger and set 11 questions for them to answer
4. Provide links to the bloggers you nominate
Ok, here we go, all questions combined - First, Carol's questions.....
1. What is your favourite film?
Tough question I like a lot, the Sherlock Holmes films, Batman films, Ted, Taxi Driver, Shutter Island.....
2. One item of clothing you can't live without?
My ankle boots I live in them.
3. Do you have a hobby?
Playing the piano/ singing.
4. Do you drink enough water daily?
No and I should, I get bad migraines!
5. What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
You are responsible for how you feel (said when someone had really upset me.)
6. What is your favourite book of all time?
Oh gosh, so many, I love anything by Ian McEwan and Murakami
7. If you could have been born at a different time when would it have been?
Sixties - without a doubt, the fashion; oh the fashion, the music, such an exciting time of change.
8. What is your food guilty pleasure?
Chocolate (in ridiculous quantities, consumed in one sitting usually.)
9. What is your favourite brand of makeup?
I have a lot, but for all round I guess MAC
10. Do you get the recommended seven hours of sleep every night?
I have an 8 month old who doesn't really do sleep - so no!
11. Favourite childhood board game?
I was never really into board games; my sister had Don't Wake Dad and Guess Who which I usually played with her.
Q1. If you were a biscuit what biscuit would you be?
Haha love it! One of those german biscuits with 3 times more chocolate than biscuit!
Q2. What was the last (non-kiddie) movie you watched?
Good Will Hunting (in tribute Robin Williams on TV - My husband had never seen it!)
Q3. Have you ever broken a bone?
I haven't (touch wood)
Q4. What does a normal day in your life look like?
At the moment: baby, housework, shower, baby, makeup, baby, food, playing, baby, walking, Peppa Pig, blogging/ vlogging, baby baby baby.....)
Q5. What TV program represents your childhood?
Hmmm not sure really, I loved a program called Round the Twist (set in a lighthouse!)
Q6. What has blogging taught you?
To open up a lot more and that there is a wide community of mum's with lots to say and discuss - it's amazing!
Q7. Do you cook? If so what is your signature dish?
I love cooking! I don't really have a signature dish, but I love cooking from Nigella's Christmas book, I make her stuffed Pumpkin and Ginger Glazed Ham every year.
Q8. Who was the last person to make you laugh? Why?
My husband Aled; He was trying to distract the baby when she was crying and he was dancing to the music from her singing teapot with a little tambourine!
Q9. What is the naughtiest thing you have ever done?
I've always been a good girl!
Q10. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
I would love to go to America (especially New York/ Washington DC)
Q11. What is your dream?
To be happy!
And finally Jenna's questions from Tinyfootsteps.....
Q1. Would you say that your a superstitious person?
Not really, my mum is though!
Q2. What and where was the best meal you've ever had?
The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel in Cheshire - it's where we got married and we went back for a meal after Christmas last year. I had the biggest, most tender steak with fat chips and an amazing Creme Brûlée with handmade honeycomb, marshmallow and strawberries.
Q3. Who was the last person to send you a text message? (and if you don't mind sharing what was it about?)
My Mum - she was shopping in Liverpool and asked what colour headband she should buy for Martha.
Q4. We're hanging out at a bar and it's my round - what's yer tipple?
Dry white wine please - a large - always!
Q5. How has motherhood changed you?
A lot - it has been the hardest thing I have ever done, but without question the best!
Q6. What is your fondest childhood memory?
I have a lot, I have many happy memories; Christmases, Family Holidays, playing out in the garden on summers nights....
Q7. Which band/artist have you been listening to the most lately?
Mumford and Sons, the 1975
Q8. Growing up who was your idol?
Q9. What's the kindest thing a stranger has ever done for you?
When I had just started High School I got on the wrong bus home, when I realised I had no idea where I was I started to cry, the bus driver was so kind he drove the empty bus across town to right near my house and dropped me off - that was not his route, not sure that happens often.
Q10. Do your friends and family know about your blog?
What do they think about it? They do, they like it, we don't live near our family so it's a nice way for them to see our family and keep up to date with what we're up to.
Q11. Tell us an interesting fact about yourself that your blog readers probably don't know.
I have a Masters in Shakespearean studies.
Phew - I did it! I nominate:
Here are my questions:
Q1. What is the most precious thing you own?
Q2. Where is the best place you have ever visited?
Q3. What is your guilty pleasure?
Q4. What book are you currently reading?
Q5. What subject at school was your favourite?
Q6. What is your pet peeve?
Q7. What was your favourite childhood toy?
Q8. What is your holy grail skincare item?
Q9. Do you have any siblings? How many?
Q10. How long have you been blogging?
Q11. Who are your favourite bloggers/ YouTubers?
Thanks for reading - if you made it to the end of this loooooong post! Don't forget to check out the lovely ladies who nominated me.