8 in 1 blogging awards post (part two)

Hey everyone! So I’m back with part two of this incredible awards post – every time I think about it I can’t stop smiling. I’m actually quite glad we have to wear masks in public right now because if people could see how much I’m grinning they’d probably think I was crazy … 

This award post honestly keeps getting bigger and bigger (I think it’s now about ten) so what I’m just going to keep doing is extending this post and grouping the awards into groups of 3 or 4 and doing bigger posts. Before I dive into the different awards though – THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE!! Thank you to everyone who has been nominating me for these incredible awards (I am so ecstatic and over the moon with happiness but also so thankful and grateful) and for all of you for reading and supporting Tall Blonde Tales because, as I always say, none of this would happen without the support I get from all of you so thank you! 

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Right, now onto the awards for this post. Today I’m going to be doing two nominations I got for the Liebster Award and two nominations for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award. 

First things first, thank you so much to Aditi from What are you up to during Lockdown? for nominating me for the Liebster award. Aditi has got a fantastic lifestyle blog which you can check out here. She is a phenomenal blogging friend and is always so sweet and supportive (Aditi you’re the best times infinity) so I highly recommend you go check out her blog. 

Rules: 

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog 
  2. Answer the 11 questions given to you 
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers
  4. Ask your nominees 11 questions 
  5. Notify your nominees once you have uploaded your post. 

My answers to Aditi’s questions: 

Describe yourself in 5 words 

Kind, caring, loyal, optimistic, weird 

What is your favourite colour? 

Ermmm I like lots of colours (like my favourite flower is a yellow rose but yellow the colour isn’t my top) but my favourite colour would probably be turquoise (and pastel purple). 

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Which country would you like to work in/live in? 

The UK because I love the culture and how picturesque the countryside is (plus they all love tea so it’s my kind of place). 

Who is your biggest inspiration in life? 

My parents. They are both such amazing, inspiring people who do so much good and have really showed me what it means to be a good person with strong morals – my parents are my heroes, as cliched as it sounds but it’s the truth. 

What was/is your favourite subject in school? 

Music. There were only three of us in our class and we had so much fun learning the syllabus but we also used to make waffles and drink hot chocolate. It was my favourite part of the day.

What do you want to be when you grow up/would you like to change your career now? 

I would love to be an author (I know it’s a really unrealistic dream but I love writing and being an author would just be such an incredible career to have). 

Why did you start blogging and why on WordPress? 

I started blogging because I really wanted to get back into writing and I was about to take a gap year so I thought that starting a blog would be a great opportunity to start writing again and document my fun experiences during my gap year. I used WordPress because it was really easy to set up and manage and because I’m cursed when it comes to technology, this was a big plus for me.

What are your favourite bands/singers? 

Ummm I don’t really have favourites but a few that I like are Green Day, Queen, Tones and I, George Ezra, Shawn Mendes Abba and that’s all I can think of off the top of my head. 

Do you think that the egg came first or the hen? 

The hen because an egg wouldn’t hatch without a hen looking after it. So the hen came first and then laid the eggs, hatched them and so the cycle begins. 

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Which Harry Potter character do you relate to the most? 

Either Hermione or Luna. Hermione because I really get the studious, organised but still loyal personality Hermione is but also Luna because she is different and a little weird but she completely owns that and continues to be positive and friendly in spite of people making fun of her for it. 

Which Percy Jackson/The Mortal Instruments character do you relate to the most? 

I don’t know either of these (please don’t kill me) so sadly I can’t answer this question. 

Thanks again Aditi for these really fun questions (I had such fun answering them – sorry about not being able to answer the last question) and for nominating me. Don’t forget to check out Aditi’s blog here

Next I want to thank Amber for nominating me for another Liebster Award. Amber has a really amazing book blog which you can check out here – her writing style is so fun and she is also a great blogging friend to network with so be sure to check out her blog. 

Rules: 

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog 
  2. Answer the 11 questions given to you 
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers
  4. Ask your nominees 11 questions 
  5. Notify your nominees once you have uploaded your post. 

My answers to Amber’s questions: 

Are you a spontaneous person or a pre-planner? 

Definitely more of a pre-planner than a spontaneous person. I’m quite an anxious person so planning, organising and making lists makes me so happy (I know it’s weird but lists bring me too much happiness to give them up). 

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Do you suffer in silence or do you talk about how you’re hurting? 

Depends on who I’m with. More often than not I suffer in silence but with my boyfriend or my best friend I try to talk about how I’m hurting because it does make me feel better in the end (even if it takes a lot of gearing up to actually talk about it). 

You have a free plane ticket to go ANYWHERE in the world, where do you go? 

DISNEY WORLD!!! It’s my dream location because it’s so fun and magical (so long as I can visit the other theme parks too – and considering they’re all in Orlando I’d say it still counts right?).

Do you like cozy nights in or late night adventures? 

Cozy nights in hands down. There is nothing better than curling up in a fluffy blanket (with either my cat or my boyfriend) and enjoying a hot cup of tea with either a movie or a book. 

Sunsets or sunrises, why? 

Hmmm sunsets because they are such a peaceful end to the day. The best part of my day whenever I’m at the beach is getting to watch the sun set over the ocean – it’s just so beautiful and tranquil.  

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Thanks again so much for these great questions and for nominating me Amber!! Be sure to check out Amber’s blog here

Now onto the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award. First, thank you so much Aanya (potterheadaanya) from Soaring Firebolt for nominating me for this award!! She has a really fantastic blog, and is a Harry Potter fan (always a great quality in a friend) so be sure to check out her blog here

Rules: 

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog 
  2. Answer their questions 
  3. Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions 
  4. Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog
  5. List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo 
  6. Provide the link of the award creator of the Ideal Inspiration Blogger award – The creator is Rising Star and you can check out the link here: https://idealinspiration.blog

My answers to Aanya’s questions: 

What type of student are you: Harry, Ron or Hermione? 

Hermione. No doubt about it – ask anyone who knows me or went to school with me. #

Your pet peeve? 

Hmm I’m not sure. There are quite a few things that annoy me but I’d say my biggest pet peeve would be slow walkers or people who just randomly stop or take up the entire walking space. It drives me absolutely nuts! 

Favourite deathly hallow? 

The cloak of invisibility 

Your favourite disney musician? 

Phil Collins – that man is an artistic genius and I adore all of his Disney songs!

A language you wish to learn? 

Either French or Mandarin. I took french in high school and I’m brushing up on it now because I think it’s such a beautiful and useful language but Mandarin would also be really interesting to learn. 

Thanks again so much for the nomination Aanya I really appreciate it!! Be sure to check out her blog here.

Last but certainly not least, I would like to thank Anjali from Chasing the Maximum Life for nominating me for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award!! She is such an incredible blogging friend and is a ray of sunshine and positivity in my life, plus she also has a fantastic lifestyle blog. I love her posts so much so I highly recommend you check out her blog here if you haven’t already. 

Rules: 

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog 
  2. Answer their questions 
  3. Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions 
  4. Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog
  5. List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo 
  6. Provide the link of the award creator of the Ideal Inspiration Blogger award – The creator is Rising Star and you can check out the link here: https://idealinspiration.blog

My answers to Anjali’s questions: 

If you could hang out with any cartoon character, who would you choose and why? 

This is such a hard one for me because I love cartoons!! I suppose I’d have to say Stitch because he is one of my favourites and he is just so cute and fluffy – plus I relate to Stitch on a personal level I just love that little blue alien. 

What’s your current favourite song? 

I don’t really have favourite songs as such but the songs I’ve been listening to on repeat are Be Prepared from the Lion King and The Kids are Coming by Tones and I. 

Beach, Safari or Forest vacation? 

Oooh that’s a tough one … I’d have to say beach though because I live really close to quite a few game reserves so we get to do safari vacations quite often whereas not so much the beach. Plus I love the ocean and there isn’t a better place to read a book than on a tropical beach. 

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If you could eat only one item for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

Chocolate chip cookies. Yes, I know it’s a dessert but they are delicious and I could genuinely eat them forever and never get tired of them whereas most other dishes I could get tired of quite quickly if it’s all I eat. 

If you could choose an age to remain forever, which age would you choose? 

This is such an interesting question … I’m not really sure but I think a fun age to stay at would be about 9/10 years old because you can do things but also you’re still in the fun, imaginative stage of childhood and you haven’t quite reached the stressful stages of life yet. At that age everything is still stress-free fun and games which I think would be great. 

Thank you again so much Anjali for nominating me for this award and for the really interesting questions!

My nominees for the Liebster Award: 

My questions for the Liebster Award: 

  1. What’s your favourite item of stationery? 
  2. Who would you get to play you in the movie about your life? 
  3. Books or movies – why? 
  4. Who’s your favourite animated character and why? 
  5. What’s your favourite flower? 
  6. Three words your friends would use to describe you 
  7. What’s your dream vacation spot? 
  8. What accomplishment are you most proud of? 
  9. The best gift you’ve ever received? 
  10. How do you relax after a long, hard day? 
  11. Would you prefer to be a creative genius or a science genius – why? 

My nominees for the Ideal Inspiration Blogging Award:  

**For those I’ve nominated there’s no pressure to accept the nomination, and to all of you who I haven’t named specifically, if this award is something you want to take part in then go ahead and claim it because each and every one of you deserves recognition for the hard work you put into your blogs!  

My questions for the Ideal Inspiration Blogging Award:

  1. What’s your least favourite movie and why? 
  2. If you were a dessert, which one would you be and why? 
  3. What’s your favourite tv series? 
  4. Pick a waffle topping: nutella, cinnamon and sugar, maple syrup, fruit and icing sugar, ice cream. Justify your choice
  5. Which book reminds you of your childhood? 

Phewww we made it to the end. Thank you all so much for making it this far, and for reading Tall Blonde Tales! And another huge thank you, once again to everyone who nominated me for awards – I really appreciate it and am so grateful so thank you from the bottom of my heart. I know that some of you have nominated me for more awards – I promise I’m getting there I haven’t forgotten about them. If you enjoyed today’s post, please don’t forget to hit that like button and subscribe. You can also follow me on social media! 

Otherwise, that’s everything I have for you guys today – I’ll see you soon! 

Lots of Love

Blondey on a Mission xxx

Author: blondeyonamission

Hey everyone! I'm a lifestyle and travel blogger from South Africa and about to relocate to the UK for university. My blog is all about stories, tips and advice with topics ranging from university, organisation, friends, books, travel and more. Please check it out and I hope you enjoy xxx

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  1. Hey Tia! WOW. A big congratulations to you for all these awards. Enjoyed reading them and getting to know more about you. It makes me really happy to see your blog grow. Also thanks for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I feel really honored. It means a lot. You too are ray of sunshine and positivity for me. Someone who really supports me. Also a great blogging friend to have.

    Last but not the least, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Do check the details in my latest blog post.
    https://chasingthemaximumlife.wordpress.com/2020/08/12/5-in-one-blogging-awards/

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    1. Hey hey! Thank you so much I really appreciate that (especially since you nominated me!!). Of course you are so welcome I really look forward to reading your answers and getting to know you better. Awww thank you so much – I’m so glad we ended up meeting 😊🥰❤️

      Omg thank you so so much for that I’ll definitely check it out!! I am so honored thank you ❤️❤️

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      1. Thank you! It’s okay! Reading helps a lot! You may not have that much confidence in you about that, but start boosting that up and you’ll feel immensely amazing, but I know that you can do it, if you think ya can, ya can! 🙂

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  2. Congratulations on the well deserved award and thanks so much for nominating me! I would pick chocolate chip cookies too- you can definitely eat them all the time without getting sick of them!

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  3. Hey this might sound like a weird question but was is your name? I can call you Blondey if you want to stay anonymous (I totally understand if so) ❤️ Ah your answers: I love them! Girl it is confirmed: we are spiritual sisters. Your answers are just exactly what I would put. I’m an anxious person too so lists make me so happy! Literally I wake up every day and write what I need to do otherwise it bumps around n my brain all day and STRESSES ME OUT 😩 Cozy nights in are hands down the best thing ever. Disney World for sure, and yes Orlando 😯 Sunsets are gorgeous because even if you’ve had a rubbish day you know that it’s the end of that day and you can have fresh start tomorrow? Maybe just me 😂 Honestly I love reading awards when it’s answers to my questions, and thanks so much for the nomination!! 🙂

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    1. Hey not at all my name is Tia but I don’t mind either that or Blondey ☺️❤️teehee thank you and if you say it it must be true!!! No way really?? Lists give me such happiness so it’s the first thing I do when I’m stressed. Wow we really are the same 😱😂 awww well I loved answering them thank you and you are so welcome 😊

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      1. I love that name so much! 🥰 The name Blondey does seem to be sticking though 😂 Of course and you!re right! Same here it feels like once it’s on paper there’s no need to stress about it anymore 😅 I know right our similarities are crazy 😂 That makes me so happy to hear!! 🙂

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  4. Great answers!!!! Shawn is the absolute best and I can’t wait till he drops another album 😄 Haha, I can totally see you as a Luna and a Hermione, what’s a perfect mix of some of the best female characters in HP!
    Highly recommend reading Mortal Instruments, I really think you would like it 👍

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  5. I DIDN’T SEE THIS UNTIL NOW! I have been taking a break from the blogging world and thank you SO SO much for nominating me! I loved all of your answers so much and congratulations for being nominated for so many awards 🙂 I’m so happy for you and excited for you! Ahhh!

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