Friday, 6 June 2014

The Liebster Award

The lovely Amy who blogs over at The Smallest of Things has nominated me for a Liebster Award - thanks Amy!




For those of you that don't know, the Liebster Award is to help bloggers with less than 1.000 followers promote their blogs better. I get asked some questions, give you some random facts and then ask some questions myself! So, here's my Q&A's:-


1- Why does your blog have it's name?
I think I'm terrible at choosing names for things but I decided to start this blog to share everything related to being a Mum, whether that be good or bad and I thought confessions seemed apt.

2- What do you like to read on a blog?
I don't stick to any one topic when I'm reading blogs so anything and everything. I like posts that are honest and with a bit of humour to them, I think its important to be able to poke fun at yourself and situations and not to take yourself too seriously - not every post has to have a 'point' to it.

3- Where is your favourite place to visit?
North Wales. D and I have been to Snowdonia a couple of times and I've loved it.

4- What is your youngest memory as a child?
My parents divorced when I was young (I think I was 2 or 3). My earliest memory is of me being fed (peas, specifically) in the kitchen as my parents argued.  

5- If you could have any job, what would it be?
This is a really tricky question for me because I have always struggled with work and what I wanted to do career-wise. I love sewing and making things, when I get time. I think my dream job would be making a living from this.

6- What is your all time favourite film?
I know this is going to sound a bit dull but I'm really not a film person. I find I lose concentration, especially if I try watching when E is around and then I can't keep up with what's happening. I also find that once I've watched a film, I really can't watch it again, I'm not someone that can watch films over and over again. That said, if I really had to pick a film that I enjoyed (and have seen more than once!) it would be The Da Vinci Code.

7- What is your dream holiday?
This is a tricky one as I really hate flying and I'm not a massive fan of being too warm but I would love to see Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China.

8- Do you have any pets?
We do and I wrote about them quite recently in this post. We also have 2 inside cats (these are my in-laws, they are kept inside as we live on a road and they've sadly had cats run over before) and a further 3 'outside' cats - these are feral cats that have taken up residence on our farm! As they help to keep the rats down, we're happy to look after them!

9- What is your greatest achievement in your life?
Without a doubt my girls.  

10- What is your most used beauty product?
Lip balm! I've been obsessed with it since I was a little girl and you'll never find me without one. I usually have several tubs on the go at any time.

11- Bath or shower and why?
Bath. But I can't remember the last time I had one! I would say that that's not because I'm grubby(!) but because I always have a shower - its quicker and because there's another 3 people to get in and out of the bathroom in the morning, it means I don't use up all the hot water! If I have a bath it has to be full of bubbles and very hot!

11 Random facts about me:
1 - I met my husband online back in 2000 when it was still considered 'weird'.

2 - My guilty TV pleasure is Judge Judy.

3 - I hate being late or anyone else being late.

4 - When I left college I wanted to train in beauty therapy but was dissuaded against it. I wish I had gone with my instincts and done it, if only to have a qualification in something.

5 - The first concert I went to was the last night of the Take That reunion tour. It was AMAZING!

6 - I passed my test in an automatic car, I cannot (legally!) drive a manual car.

7 - I haven't smoked since I was in my teens but still crave a cigarette now and then, particularly if I'm stressed or anxious.

8 - I don't particularly enjoy clothes shopping for myself but I love shopping for the girls and probably buy them far too much!

9 - I'm a town girl born and bred (Swindon, if you're curious) but I've lived in the country for the last 8 years and wouldn't change it.

10 - Portchester Castle and Portsmouth in general hold a lot of memories for me from a time when life was far less complicated than it is now.

11 - I'm a chocoholic.
  
The Rules of the Competition

1 - Thank the person who nominated you, posting a link back to their blog on your post.

2 - Display the award logo on your blog post or as a widget or gadget. It is best to save the image to your desktop and then upload it to your post.

3 - Answer 11 questions about yourself, which the person nominated you has asked.

4 - Provide 11 random facts about yourself.

5 - Nominate between 5 and 11 blogs that you think are deserving of the award, and who have less than 1000 followers. (You can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information.)

6 - Create a new list of questions for the nominated bloggers to answer.

7 - List these rules in your post (you can copy and paste from here.)

8 - Once you have written and published it, you then have to inform the people/blogs that you nominated for this award that you've actually done so. Provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!) 

Over to you...

OK, so I need to tag some bloggers. I'm not sure how many followers these bloggers have so choosing them is no reflection of this and its entirely up to them whether they want to take part or not!

Life Love Laura
Reflection of Us
2 Boys 1 Mum
Tattooed Lady with a Baby
From A to G


And here's your questions: 

1 - If you were stuck on a desert island what would be your three 'must have' items?

2 - If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

3 - You've won millions on the lottery, what's the first thing you would buy? 

4 - If you could tell your teenage self anything what would it be?

5 - If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?

6 - Have you ever met anyone famous?

7 - If you have any spare time to yourself (I know, I know, but still....) what do you do to relax?

8 - What is your most prized possession?

9 - Where did you meet your partner?

10 - What is your guiltiest pleasure?

11 - What, if anything, are you scared of?
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