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  • I’ve be nominated for the Liebster Award!

    I’ve be nominated for the Liebster Award!

    When I first started my blog I had no idea of the welcoming community that awaited me and it has been an absolute breath of fresh air. I’ve been nominated for this award by the amazing Lucy Connolly over at Skinny Vanilla so be sure to check her out if you’re looking for some engaging content! Now I’m not pretending that I’m winning any big gold trophy here, this award is for recognising, discovering and interacting with other members of the blogging community and to let them know a little about yourself.

    Let’s get down to business! Here are the rules:

    1. Post 11 facts about yourself
    2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you
    3. Nominate 11 other bloggers
    4. Ask the bloggers 11 questions
    5. Let the bloggers know that you have nominated them

    Here are my 11 facts:

    1. Up until fairly recently, I have always been the proud mother to rats and I think that they’re highly misunderstood little creatures.
    2. I’m terrified of spiders, to the point where I was once locked in the bathroom when one blocked my exit.
    3. I’m 5ft10 inches tall and have been since about year 9 of secondary school.
    4. I seem to be attracted to sparkly and shiny things like a magpie. “Oooh pretty”
    5. I have two donkeys, Dolly and Darcy that share my East Sussex garden with me.
    6. I always loved school, I’m a complete geek and proud of it.
    7. I have an obsession with all of the Master Chef series. From the original UK version to the Canadian, USA, Professionals and Junior spin-offs.
    8. I have never watched an episode of Eastenders, Coronation Street or Neighbours.
    9. I seem to collect stationary and have recently discovered Kikki-K. Dangerous.
    10. I have a goldfish that is over 8 years old
    11. I love nothing better than to get hands on in the garden and play in the garage with my dad and his ‘boys toys’.
    12. I am ALWAYS early. I will put aside an hour to make a twenty-minute journey.

    Now for the questions that Skinny Vanilla asked me:

    How do you relax?

    My two favourite ways to relax are to cook with a large glass of red wine, or soak in a hot bath with a gin and tonic!
    Where is your favourite place and why?

    This is a hard one, I’d have to say anywhere in the middle of nowhere amongst nature. I had a little moment to myself whilst hiking in the lake district surrounded by nothing but rolling fields and sheep it was heaven.
    What has been one of your most memorable experiences to date?

    One that always springs to mind is snorkelling the reef with my dad in the Maldives. All of a sudden I felt him grab hold of my hand, the next thing I knew a 7ft shark swam beneath us and disappeared off the reef edge. When we got back to the shore I asked him why he grabbed my hand and he replied “I thought you’d be scared” in fact I had the strangest urge to swim off after it.
    When are you most happy and why?

    At the end of a long day, nestled up in bed with a programme to watch. I like to have my alone time, I feel like I need it to recharge.
    What is your biggest regret?

    Not spending more time with my Grandpa. I was there when he died and had heard that he’d said how proud of me he was. I felt so guilty that I never visited when I was younger, afraid of the sloppy kisses and smelly cigarette flat. Now I’d take a sloppy kiss and a smelly flat any day to be able to spend some more time with him.
    What do you love most about yourself?

    I love how caring I am. Maybe a little too caring. I once saw a pathway covered in earthworms and the weather had started really heating up. I spent about half an hour collecting them and putting them back in the grass so that they didn’t bake and die.
    What are you most passionate about?

    Right now, succeeding in my university finals. I have my heart set on a 1st and now I need to put in the work to make that happen.
    Who do you admire?

    I see things to admire in almost everyone.
    What are you obsessed with right now?

    Gym wear! I want to buy it all but my bank balance is not agreeing with me on that.
    Why did you start blogging?

    To explore my creative side. I love to write, I always have and I’ve never found a way to put that into practice.
    What era do you wish you were born in? 70’s? 80’s? And why?

    I’m so happy to have been born when I was, in the 1990’s. There are things that I love about the Downton Abbey 1910/1920’s but when you think about how far women’s rights have come, gay rights, equality etc I wouldn’t want to be living at any other time. In fact, I’d want to look forward to the future.

    My nominations: 

    And here are your questions should you wish to participate!! 

    1. If you were a colour, what would it be?
    2. Most memorable meal and why?
    3. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
    4. You’re on a desert island and can only have 5 possessions, what would they be?
    5. How do you spend your free time?
    6. What are you most afraid of?
    7. What age do you feel right now?
    8. What is a skill that you’ve learnt and are proud of?
    9. What is your favourite blog post that you’ve written?
    10. Breakfast, lunch or dinner? Which is your favourite?
    11. Why did the chicken cross the road?

    I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about me! You are by no means obligated to participate by being nominated, it’s just a bit of fun and a way to help promote each other. I hope you have a fantastic rest of the day!


    Love Sophia xx




    1. April 12, 2017 / 12:23 pm

      Aw!! Loved reading this, snorkelling in the Maldives is definitely on my bucket list now ?

      • Sophia
        April 12, 2017 / 12:27 pm

        It was an amazing experience!! xx

    2. Lacee
      April 12, 2017 / 1:42 pm

      Wow! Snorkeling in the Maldives, what a dream. Congrats on the award. 🙂 These blogger awards are great ways to get to know new faces!

      • Sophia
        April 12, 2017 / 2:22 pm

        Thank you! Yes they are, thank you for visiting 😀 x

    3. April 12, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      I’m glad you are enjoying exploring your creative side and good luck on your finals!

      • Sophia
        April 12, 2017 / 6:55 pm

        Thanks Steve! x

    4. April 12, 2017 / 7:06 pm

      You certainly have some interesting pets!

      • Sophia
        April 13, 2017 / 7:44 am

        That is very true haha!

    5. abbeylouisarose
      April 12, 2017 / 7:13 pm

      Wow someone who’s taller than me, yayyy! At blogger events I’m usually the tall one at 5ft 7 haha! Donkeys are the sweetest animals, I bet they make amazing pets! And I feel you on the being terrified of spiders haha, they’re not exactly my faves either! Thanks for sharing and for nominating me!

      Abbey ? http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

      • Sophia
        April 13, 2017 / 7:45 am

        The donkeys are both so adorable, they’re staring me down through the fence as I write this, willing me to feed them another carrot. xx

    6. April 12, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you for the nomination lovely, I’m so happy you got nominated too! Great post xx


      • Sophia
        April 13, 2017 / 7:46 am

        Thank you Zara!! xx

    7. April 12, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      Congratulations for your award! It’s amazing! and a lovely tag! xx corinne

      • Sophia
        April 13, 2017 / 7:46 am

        Thanks, Corinne!

    8. April 13, 2017 / 12:06 am

      Yay! I love this! I was nominated a couple of months back but completely forgot to do it and now I can’t find that post at all!! I also really want to go the Maldives! They look gorgeous! X

      Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

      • Sophia
        April 13, 2017 / 7:47 am

        The Maldives is a magical place, I hope to go back one day as an adult to experience it all again! xx

    9. Tereza
      April 13, 2017 / 10:04 am

      Congratulations! And I can’t believe you have donkeys in your garden!! My parents used to have one called Ali when I was little – it was so naughty though haha! Although I did always try riding it so no wonder he wasn’t keen on my company :)) x

      • Sophia
        April 13, 2017 / 12:54 pm

        Hahaha I’ve tried to ride Darcy a few times, she has none of it! xx

    10. April 13, 2017 / 5:52 pm

      Congrats! I’d never heard of this award before. Wishing you luck!

    11. April 16, 2017 / 12:46 pm

      I love getting to know the blogger behind the blog and this post was so lovely to read! Reminds me that I need to do a facts about me post soon.
      Lea, xx

      • Sophia
        April 16, 2017 / 12:46 pm

        Thank you Lea! xx

    12. April 17, 2017 / 11:43 am

      Hi Sophia congratulations on your nominee I hope you win. A proud mother of rats ha? That’s very cute actually make sure you don’t have cats though *jokes*

      • Sophia
        April 25, 2017 / 9:33 am

        Thanks Sweetie! xx

    13. April 27, 2017 / 8:07 am

      Congrats lovely!!! You deserve it and snorkleling in the Maldives is my dream!! x

      • Sophia
        April 27, 2017 / 8:48 am

        Thank you, Susana! It was a once in a lifetime experience 😀 x

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