The Liebster Award x 2 !!!

Hello all you lovely, incredible people!! I hope you’re all doing well and having a great week so far. Just once more, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who filled in my blog survey form. I really appreciate the feedback and just so you know I have gone through all of it and if you’re all interested, I’m going to try start a blogging advice series and I’ll try post one blog in that series every week. I’m also going to make plans for a blogmas and I will definitely try up the personal photos and stories (even though I really don’t like myself in pictures but anywho). SO please let me know if you like these ideas in the comments section, and any other suggestions you may have! 

Right now today I’m catching up on two awards that I have been nominated for – the Liebster award!! Getting nominated for an award is like a surprise christmas present out of the blue and it is always such an incredible honour for me so thank you so much Anjali from Chasing the Maximum Life and Happy Panda for nominating me for the Liebster award. (Also a big thank you to everyone else who has nominated me for awards – I really am so grateful and I promise I am getting to those posts soon!). Anjali is just an above and beyond friend – she is supportive, loving and so inspirational and has an absolutely delightful lifestyle blog so if you don’t follow her already, I highly suggest you go check out her blog here. Also, Happy Panda is another fantastic friend and I just love reading their posts – she is so kind and inspiring so be sure to check out her blog here too. Now … onto the questions. 

Rules: 

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you 
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you 
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers
  4. Ask your nominees 11 questions 
  5. Notify your 11 nominees

Questions from Chasing the Maximum Life 

How would someone describe your blogging style? 

Hmm I suppose it would be conversational with an upbeat, personal writing style. 

Share something unusual about yourself. 

I never know how to answer these questions … I could go with my standard – that I’m terrified of chickens but maybe another unusual thing about me is I know all the lines and soundtracks to virtually every classic Disney film. 

If you were stranded on a deserted island, which 1 TV or film character would you want with you and why? 

Stitch – he’s so cute but he’s also really handy to have around (he can walk on ceilings, has an extra set of hands and is generally really industrious) so I think he’d be a great companion to have on a deserted island. 

What was an influential song in your life? 

This is Me from the Greatest Showman 

What is the coolest surprise you always wished somebody would prepare for you? 

I think a big surprise birthday party would be so amazing, or a scavenger hunt/expedition to some really romantic setting where there is a picnic set up at the end. Those would be the most incredible surprises in my book. 

What’s your favourite sweet treat? 

ANYTHING WITH CHOCOLATE!!! Nutella and strawberry waffles, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate mousse – are you sensing the theme here? I just adore chocolate. 

If you could invite anyone to dinner, alive or dead, who would you choose and what would you ask them about? 

I think I would choose one of my favourite authors, Marissa Meyer and just talk to her about her books and how she creates such imaginative and captivating stories. 

Describe your dream destination

A tropical island surrounded by turquoise blue waters, white sandy beaches and towering palm trees everywhere. There would be island plants and flowers everywhere, and a little deck chair under a tree where I can sit and read my book all day. 

Would you rather Reverse one decision you make every day or be able to stop time for 10 seconds every day? 

I’d have to go with reversing a decision because as much as it would be handy to stop time, I’m not sure what I’d be able to do with only an extra 10 seconds every day. 

Love or money? 

Love for sure. I’d far rather have love in my life without as much money than have all the money in the world but no one around who I love or who loves me. Success is nothing without someone to share it with. 

Photo by Ylanite Koppens on Pexels.com

Your favourite blogger? 

Tough question because I love so many bloggers!!! Every single blogger I know puts so much hard work and effort into their sites and deserve the recognition but I’m going to say Anjali from Chasing the Maximum Life, the same who nominated me for this award because she is truly the most inspirational and supportive blogger I have met and more than that she is just an unbelievably good friend. 

Questions from Happy Panda

If you could wear only one colour for the rest of your life, which would you pick? 

Black. As dark and depressing as it sounds, I know I look good in black and most of my favourite clothes are monochromatic anyway so I wouldn’t mind wearing only black in the future. 

Favourite dessert? 

I can never pick favourites, but at the moment my favourite dessert has to be cinnamon rolls. You know the ones I’m talking about – soft and filled with cinnamon deliciousness and covered in oozing cream cheese icing. It’s making my mouth water just thinking about it. 

Photo by Mister Mister on Pexels.com

Which country are you from and if you had to pick a different country to live in, which would you pick? 

I’m from South Africa and I’d actually pick to live in England, where I currently am for university. 

A novel you recommend that everyone should read? 

Oooh this is a tough one … I think ‘Am I normal Yet?’ by Holly Bourne is such a fantastic read because she challenges the associations people have of mental illness and speaks about important mental health and feminist messages on top of a great story. 

Can you cook? If yes, what’s your favourite dish to cook? 

Yes I love cooking and my favourite dish is probably lasagna when I make it with my dad. It’s one of our favourite meals. 

Pick between – travelling with friends or travelling solo or travelling with your partner. 

Travelling with my partner – definitely. 

Do you prefer outdoors or being indoors? 

I think it depends. I like being outdoors and doing things outdoors but generally I think I’m more of an inside cat. 

A goal for 2020 that you’re still hopeful you’ll manage to do? 

Hopefully finish losing the weight I set out to lose. Everything is on track and I really hope I hit my goal by the end of the year. 

If you could only write about one topic, what would you write about? 

Oh wow tough but I think I’d say life advice because that way I can still chat about experiences and hopefully help others through any situations they might be going through too. 

Do you like adventure activities like hikes, rafting etc.? Have you done any? 

Yeah they’re not too bad even though they’re not something on my regular to-do list. I’ve done ziplining, hiking, scuba diving and kayaking. My favourite is kayaking. 

How would you describe your personal fashion style in one word? 

Hmmm …. Not to pinch the example given but comfortable. Hoodies and jeans is my standard outfit and in my mind, comfort always comes before style. 

My nominees: 

Millay’s Musings 

Introverted thoughts from Random Specific Thoughts 

Sabrina from Girl Chat

Phoenix from Life’s Little Rainbows 

Soni from Soni’s thoughts 

Elsie LMC 

I blog a little bit of everything 

Chickadee Lover Maggie 

Aamna’s Bookshelf 

Ariela on the Go 

All About Sofie 

P.S. No pressure on any of the nominees if you don’t want to do the award or aren’t doing awards at the moment or have already done this award. Also, if you feel this is an award that you’d like to do let me know in the comments section and consider yourself nominated!! 

My questions: 

  1. What is your favourite book and why? 
  2. Which is a movie/book that has influenced you the most? Why is it special for you? 
  3. What’s your go-to pizza toppings? 
  4. Name your favourite smell and why you love it so much? 
  5. If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? 
  6. What hot beverage best matches your personality? 
  7. If you had to pick one dish to eat forever, what would you pick? 
  8. When the weather is really cold, do you prefer going outside and enjoying it (like playing in the snow) or curling up inside with hot chocolate and doing something cozy and relaxing? 
  9. What was your favourite moment from 2020? 
  10. If you could have any animal in the world as a companion (mythical creatures included) what would you pick and why? 
  11. Are you an early bird or a night owl? 

And there you have it! Once again, thank you so so much to Anjali and Happy Panda for nominating me for the Liebster award I really really appreciate it – you guys are just the best!! I hope you all enjoyed reading today’s blog post and finding out a bit more about me. 

Lastly, please let me know if you like the ideas I mentioned at the start of the post. Do you have any topics you’d like me to cover in my blogging advice series? Are there any other posts you’d like me to do? Do you have any ideas you’d like to see for my Blogmas? Is there another kind of post series you’d like to see me do on Tall Blonde Tales? Let’s chat in the comments section!! 

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. Thank you so much Tia❤️❤️ i would draft it soon…as right now occupied with loads of stuffs but for sure i would take out time and post it, i would love to answer your beautiful questions dear… Thanks again.. have a nice day🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️

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  1. I love your ideas for a blog series and blogmas!! I can’t think of any topics I’d like to see off of the top of my head, but I’ll get back to you when I think of them. Thank you so much for nominating me! It may take a few weeks, but I’ll be happy to do it! Great post! xoxo

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  2. Hey Tia! How are you girl! Congratulations on these lovely awards dear! You definitely deserve it all! You are such a wonderful blogger! I love reading all your posts so much! And this one was really fun and I loved reading your answers as well! And thank you so much for such a sweet shout out. This truly means so much to me. You are a gem of a person and a friend too! You are just incredible. Words aren’t enough to describe you. You are so amazing. And yeah you are my favourite blogger too. So keep writing and always keep shining. Cheers to many more awards. Much love and have a great week ahead!🥰😄😊🤗🤩

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    1. Hey! I’m doing pretty good thanks how are you?? Awww thanks so much most of it is all thanks to you so really all the praise should be for you!!! Awww thank you so so much of course you are truly the most amazing blogger and friend and I feel so happy and lucky that we could connect here!! As I said you are a blogging icon!!!!🥺❤️❤️ Your words are so sweet and just know you are the absolute best!!! Same to you I always love your posts they are truly the highlight of my week! Hope you have an awesome week too😇❤️✨😊

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      1. I am doing pretty good too! It’s my pleasure! Aww much love! This means so much to me Tia! I am so grateful for such an amazing blogger friend like you too! I am glad that we connected through blogging. Aww haha! Thanks a lot! I feel so honored! You too! Thank you so much for all the support and love! Take care!🥰😄🤗😊🤩

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  3. Awwww. Thank you for the sweetest shoutout.

    I’m definitely stopping by to try out your lasagna whenever I visit England! 😛

    My dream place is also a tropical island – clear blue water, beautiful white sand and not too many people! I can’t wait to visit Maldives, Seychelles and Bora Bora Islands. 😊

    Can’t wait to read your blogmas posts! I can only imagine how gorgeous your campus will be during Christmas – almost dreamy! Definitely want to see more photos of your campus.

    Hope uni is going well! Take care. ♥️

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    1. Of course and thank you again for nominating me!! ☺️

      Haha for sure!! Ooh yeah it is just beautiful and so peaceful!!

      Awww thank you!! I’m really excited for it and yeah it will probably be gorgeous I will be sure to add more pictures!! Thanks so much it is going well and same to you❤️❤️

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  4. Congratulations! I definitely agree with your choice of Stitch 🙌😂 I think the ideas you mentioned sound great! I’d love to read something about your cat as well😹 The blogmas idea sounds great as well! Looking forward to all of it!❤️

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  5. Congrats!!! Thank you so much for nominating me !!! It is such a honour!!! PS I loved your answers!! When you have tea with Marissa Meyers, do let me know as well how she does it!! The lunar chronicles are amaze!!

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