Even though my blog-post-schedule was filled into January 2020, when I received the nomination for the The Real Neat Blogger Award from the lovely Chloe, writer of one of my favourite blogs; Writing The Blues Away, I could think of no better time to do such a wonderful piece than for my 100th blog post. Not only is Chloe a great writer, she is also an amazing illustrator, as you will see from her blog header when you visit her site.
Similar to Chloe, when I received this nomination it was not an award that I was familiar with. The blogging world is filled with fantastic, supportive awards just like this one and it always feels so lovely to be nominated, as it is coming from your fellow bloggers/writers, and I am super thankful to Chloe for my nomination. The rules for the award are:
- Display the award logo
- Thank the blogger that nominated you and link to their blog
- Answer the questions from the blogger who nominated you
- Nominate up to ten bloggers, asking them seven questions
What places are on your travel bucket list?
I honestly have about 300 things on my travel bucket list which is crazy. I am basically open to trying anywhere, and often pick my destinations based on various promotions on flights. My top places though are Azerbaijan, Oman and New Zealand. I would also love to visit Saudi Arabia, now that they have introduced tourist visas, as I love exploring the Middle East, and I’m very curious what such a private country would be like.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Does Christmas count? Although I have never been ‘allowed’ to put my tree up before December, I love Christmas so much. I love lots of lights and tinsel on a tree, even though tinsel gets a bad reputation! I love to see someone all cosy in a Christmas jumper as well. If Christmas doesn’t count, then I’d say cheesy pop music from the early 2000’s – that stuff is jammin’…
What is your favourite season?
Summer. All day long. Summer. Spring is awesome as everything starts to grow again, autumn is cool with all the pretty colours and winter has Christmas and my birthday, but I loathe being cold and I hate the cold weather. I think I’m actually cold blooded, as I need sunshine to warm me through on a daily basis. Wrapping up in fluffy jumpers is great, but it just isn’t the same when your bones are aching with the cold and your nose if frozen.
If you had to dye your hair another colour, what would it be?
I have never dyed my hair a crazy colour and I really wouldn’t want to. (I just don’t think I have the face!) If I had to though, maybe I would try like a Tiffany Blue or a really dark maroon red.
What item in your wardrobe is your favourite?
I have a wide legged, black jumpsuit with a big silver belt, which I love to wear because it looks great with flat shoes which is always epic in terms of foot-comfort. I’m personally here for anything you can wear flat shoes with on a night out! In winter, I also love my super warm coat from The Kooples.
If you could only watch one film for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Probably the film I have seen the most in my life and that would be Titanic. I am now wondering if this would be my guilty pleasure?
What is your favourite blog post that you have written?
I love my ‘Unconventional Travel Tips’ series on my blog because I like to help people in their adventures. My favourite post though would need to be when I visited Istanbul. There is simply so much to do there, one trip was not enough, so instead of writing about what I did, I wrote about what was still left to do.
If you you had the attention of the whole world for 30 whole seconds, what you would tell everyone?
What is in your fridge right now? You are not allowed to go and check.
If you could un-invent one thing, what would it be and why?
What do you first notice about someone you are attracted to?
What is your favourite sound?
Which transport method do you hate the most?
What do you think people do too much of today?
As always with these awards it is super tricky to nominate people as lots of people have been nominated for various things – but here are my nominations (only if you feel like it, of course!)
If anyone else would like to do this post, or indeed answer the questions I have asked, please consider this your nomination as well, or let me know your answers in the comments below.