Friends for Days Tag

Cheila from pinkfordays created her own tag and I think it’s great to see a new one come out, particularly when its made by someone you follow 🙂

I was nominated by Glücksgeist for this tag. I love her blog, where she posts so many things, from baking to DIY things to general lifestyle posts. Thank you for nominating me and I love that you refer to my blog as like reading a laid back book on a Sunday!

The rules:

  • Say who created the tag and provide a link to their blog.
  • Do a blog post showing your Tag.
  • Add the logo to the post.
  • Always thank the person who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and, if you like, say something positive and supportive about their blog.
  • Choose 5 bloggers that you don’t know very well or that are just starting their blog.
  • Go over to their blogs and read a few posts, like and comment.
  • Say 3 things you love about their blogs; (3 things for each blogger)
  • Those 5 bloggers are automatically nominated to do the same.
  • Nominate two bloggers who have been doing this for a longer time! Don’t forget to let them know you’re nominated them!

Message from Cheila: 

Dear bloggers, my name is Cheila and I blog over at pink for days. I would love to get to know you and your blog, so feel free to stop by and leave a link. I would be happy to read your posts and to support you in any way I could.“

5 bloggers/nominees: (Sadly I’ve only got 2 for this part as I’m struggling to find any other newer blogs that I follow)

Lovely Alanah

Alanah only started blogging in January 2017. She blogs about lifestyle and I enjoy reading her blog. So head over there to check her out! 🙂

Trending with Trina

Trina started blogging in January 2017 and I love her blog. She posts about all sorts, uni life, lifestyle, beauty etc. and always posts lovely photos to go with her posts. Trina’s blog is great and you should all go visit! 🙂

2 ancients bloggers/ nominees:

AnHistorianAboutTown

I love her blog, and she was one of the first people I ever connected with on here. AnHistorianAboutTown is probably one of my favourite blogs and she posts such a wide variety of stuff there is something for everyone. And she’s always there for me to ask advice if I need to! 😀

Sophie Samantha

Sophie has been blogging regularly for a long time, posting lifestyle blogs. I love her blogs and I love knowing that at 6pm on a Wednesday and Sunday I’ll be able to read about what she’s been up to. Sophie is a lovely blogger and I really love her blog! 🙂

I love this tag from Cheila and think it’s a great way to get to know and find new bloggers.

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Real Neat Blog Award

I’m sorry for the mass of awards/tags I’ve posted today I’ve been lazy and now I’ve been catching up.

I was tagged by Lovely Alanah for this award. Go check her out, she’s only been blogging a few months but I love her blog! 🙂

Below are the rules for the award:

  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer the questions asked.
  • Nominate seven more bloggers for the award
  • Create seven questions for your nominees.

#1 What is your favorite weekend activity?

Reading, baking, lazying around watching TV… Not that I get to do that much at the moment with all the uni work!

#2 Why did you start your blog?

I wanted to share my thoughts on books with people.

#3 What are your all-time favorite book?

Billy and Me (I know I always recommend this! I’m going to grab the book when I’m back home and read it again to do a post on it)

#4 Where do you want to travel?

Australia and New Zealand. I want to see the Great Barrier Reef before its too late.

#5 What is your favorite snack?

Cereal bars, carrots, apples, satsumas (if we’re talking healthy!)

#6 Do you have any siblings?

Yes, one older brother.

#7 If you could steal one thing without getting caught, what would it be?

Erm, not sure? Possibly a pick n mix sweet thing from the shops! They’re great but so expensive!

Sadly I’m not nominating anyone for this as I’ve posted so many things today already!

Also, at the end of this, let me know if you have any requests for posts? 🙂

Sunshine Blogger Award

A little while ago Glücksgeist nominated me for the sunshine blogger award, and I was also nominated by Glücksgeist this week so I’ve added the two together. I’ve been a bit slow to do this as I’ve been trying to get through as much uni work as I can in the last week and this week coming so I have less coursework to worry about over the Easter holiday! But anyway, you should all go and visit her blog 🙂

Rules:

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger award logo on your post and/or on your blog

Glücksgeist questions to me:

1. Who was the first YouTuber you became obsessed with?

Erm… I’m not really obsessed with any youtubers!

2. What was your second blog post?

Always the Bridesmaid

3. What’s your favorite high school movie?

“Wild Child” or “17 Again”

4. Which was your first meal that you could cook on your own?

Probably spaghetti bolognaise

5. What is your favorite instrumental song?

Hedwig’s Theme (from Harry Potter)

6. If you could visit one city tomorrow where would you go?

Sydney

7. What is your favorite ‘Keep calm’ sentence?

Keep calm and dream on.

8. What was your favorite toy when you were little?

I’m not sure of one, but I loved: Mimis, Polly Pockets, Barbie, my dolls house, beanie babies and my baby born

9. Which was the last video you watched on YouTube?

Zoella’s March Favourites

10. Which movie was the last one you saw in cinema?

Fifty Shades Darker

11. What made you smile today? 

Waking up and knowing I’m going home and seeing my family in 3 days.

1. What is your favorite musical?

Billy Elliot

2. What shirt are you currently wearing? (I am in my unicorn shirt 😉 )

My Harry Potter Gryffindor t-shirt

3. Do you have siblings?

Yes, one older brother

4. What is your go-to breakfast?

Shreddies or Weetabix

5. Which blog post are you most excited to upload soon?

I’m looking forward to doing a few baking ones when I’m home and one about my holiday I’m going on 🙂

6. Have you ever deleted one of your posts?

No I don’t think so.

7. Which celebebrity would you love to meet?

I’m not sure really, possibly Giovanna Fletcher

8. What was the last thing you baked?

A mug cake? If that counts? Before that it would have been my grandad’s birthday cake.

9. What is your favourite game? (Wii, Xbox,…..)

Sims 3 (I don’t like Sims 4)

10. Have you ever uploaded a post too early or something like that by accident?

Nope

11. What is your favourite cupcake?

Chocolate 😀

 

This time I’m not going to nominate anyone specifically as I always end up nominating the same people XD So I nominate anyone who reads this to answer the following questions, and you can just answer them in the comments if you’d rather than doing a post 🙂

  1. What is your favourite TV show at the moment?
  2. Sweet/Salty/Sweet and Salty or Toffee Popcorn
  3. Where did you last go on holiday?
  4. What is your favourite song at the moment?
  5. If you could meet one famous person, who would it be?
  6. Smoothie or milkshake?
  7. Hotel or camping?
  8. What is your favourite chocolate/sweets?
  9. Where would you be if you were in the place the book you’re currently reading is set?
  10. What is your comfort item (if you have one)?
  11. What are you most excited for this year?

 

Foodie Alphabet

Earlier in the Week Glücksgeist nominated me to do the “foodie alphabet”. I’d not seen this one before, but it was started by Literary Panda. The idea is that you list the alphabet and for each letter state a food that you like. Sounds easy enough right?! I’m not sure about some letters 😀

Apples

Bananas

Chocolate cake

Doritos

Eggs

Fruit Loaf

Garlic Bread

Hot Cross Buns

Iced Buns

Jam

Ketchup

Lemon Curd

Mozzarella

Naan Bread

Oreos

Pizza

Quesadillas

Rice

Spaghetti Bolognaise

Tomatoes

U????

Vegetarian Lasagne

Waffles

X?????? No idea!

Yoghurts

Zest? (like Lemon Zest in a lemon cake?!)

So that wasn’t too easy! I gave up on some letters :O!

I nominate:

Sophie Samantha

An Historian About Town

Cheila

I hope you enjoyed this post, and I’ll see you again soon 🙂

The Blue Sky Tag #2

I would like to start by thanking Cheila for nominating me for this tag. I enjoy reading her blogs and seeing what she’s up to.

So this is the 2nd time I’ve been nominated for this and I’m actually going to make the effort to tag some people this time (as I have some time this evening)!

Here are the rules:

  • Give 11 questions
  • Tag 11 people
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you

Here are the questions I’ve got to answer:

1.Where in the world are you?

The UK.

2. How many languages do you speak?

English (obviously), German (I’m pretty confident with), and French (I can just about get by with it these days!)

3. What is your biggest goal for your blog?

I’m not sure really, just to have people reading and enjoying my posts.

4. What is your 5 year plan, if you have one?

Erm… graduate from my masters, find a job…. and eventually find a boyfriend! Oh and get my own place, but to be honest that’s probably not going to happen in 5 years, not where I live anyway!

5. How is your relationship with your parents?

Great. I love my parents… I suppose I’m closer to them than your average 23 year old would be to their parents!

6. How do you keep yourself organised?

Post-it notes? And I just have a good memory really…

7. What’s your favourite dessert?

Black Forest Gateau.

8. What are you afraid of?

My biggest fear is caves/mines I hate them! But I think on a daily basis it would be having an allergic reaction.

9. What are you absolutely bad at?

Erm…. I can’t think of something I’m really awful at…

10. Which fictional character would you be best friends with?

Probably Hermione Granger… I’m pretty similar to her really… People say I look like her, plus I’m quite like her in personality and Hermione is one of my nicknames.

11. Can you name your top 10 favourite blogs? These are also the people I’m nominating.

Sittingintheclouds

One-Way-to-Health

Glucksgeist

SophieSamantha

TrendingWithTrina

An Historian About Town

Chrissey

OK so I made it to 7… There are a lot more blogs out there I enjoy, but these are the first ones that came to mind 🙂

Here are my questions:

  1. What is your favourite food?
  2. Where is your favourite place you’ve visited?
  3. What is your greatest achievement to date?
  4. If you could give your younger self one piece of advice what would it be?
  5. What is your favourite song at the moment?
  6. If you could take up any hobby what would it be?
  7. Where would you visit if you could go anywhere and why?
  8. What is your favourite sea creature/animal from the sea?
  9. If you could recommend a book to someone, what would you recommend and why?
  10. What is your earliest childhood memory?
  11. What one thing could you not live without?

The Blue Sky Tag

At the weekend GLÜCKSGEIST nominated me for the Blue sky tag . Thank you! You should all check out her blog because she posts some pretty cool things.
The rules are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions.
  • Tag 11 people.
  • Give them 11 questions to answer.

1.What did you dream last night?

I dreamt about being back at university in my second year flat with my friends.

2.Who is your favourite actress at the moment?

Emelia Fox

3.Which movie are you looking forward to see in the cinema?

Beauty and the Beast

4.What made you smile today?

Talking to a friend

5.Do you know any German words or sentences?

I do, I studied German for 7 years and have both a GCSE and A level in German.

6.Which language would you like to speak?

Spanish I think… Or improve my French.

7.Are you a fruit or vegetables person?

Both. I like eating both 😀

8.Which is your favourite disney movie?

I can’t pick a favourite?! So going to say Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc.

9.What is your favourite emoji?

That one with the hands over the face (that looks a bit like a monkey)

10. Instagram or Twitter?

I use both, but starting to use Instagram a little more these days.

11. Who is your favourite youtuber?

I only really watch Zoella, and I’ve started to watch Nikki Lilly a bit too… Oh and Tom and Gi Fletcher and Carrie (sometimes).

Thanks again to GLÜCKSGEIST for nominating me. I’m really sorry that I’m not nominating anyone individually or making some questions up to answer, but I’ve been feeling ill the last couple of days and just wanted to get a post up while trying to get my uni work done. 😦  But I nominate anyone who reads this post. 🙂

25 Facts About Me

Since my blog has started gaining a few more followers and as I’m sort of doing a bit more on here I thought I’d use the opportunity to do this post and share a little bit more about myself. I saw BeaFree do one the other day, and figured I’d try one myself 🙂

  1. My name is Hannah and I’m 23.
  2. I’m currently studying a Masters degree in Environmental Biology: Conservation and Resource Management at Swansea University.
  3. I love a good romance/chick lit book or film…
  4. But I also love the Disney and kids films 😀
  5. I’m allergic to nuts which means you can often find me browsing through ingredients of foods AND toiletries/beauty products to check they won’t kill me!
  6. I love cooking and baking (and miss being able to bake lots of goodies while I’m away at university) and helped to raise over £1000 for the charity Tearfund last year by baking solidly for 23h.
  7. I enjoy travelling and new experiences even though I get anxious in the build up to it.img_3319
  8. My favourite food is Spaghetti Bolognese 😀
  9. I’m incredibly dull in my clothing choices… You can pretty much always find me in my jeans, t-shirt and hoodies!
  10. I love pyjama days! If I don’t have a need to get up, then the chances are I’ll spend the day in my PJs 😀
  11. As controversial as this sounds, especially being a marine biologist interested in conservation, I’m not totally anti whales and dolphins in captivity (I may post about this one day, but I know it is an incredibly controversial topic, especially as I am a marine biologist). Basically, I believe society can learn a lot about about them by having them in captivity and it can spark interests in conservation for many people (particularly those who are unable to see them in the wild) as well as contributing massively to our knowledge of the species. I am anti shows and anti killer whales in captivity, but I’m not anti having smaller marine mammals in captivity (waits to be shouted down).img_5660a
  12. I love a good bit of Home Decor. I love cushions, new bedding and just little bits and pieces that make a room more homely.
  13. I hate velvet. Touching it just makes me go all shivery!
  14. I really dislike leather sofas. They’re just not nice to get comfy on!
  15. I may be 23 but I still have my (favourite) teddies sitting on my bed.
  16. I passed my grade 8 flute last year (the highest music grade you can reach in the UK)
  17. I wish I knew a bit more about make up/the best way to apply it (I know very little so advice would be greatly received)!
  18. I also learnt how to play the oboe and I still have it at home. One day I hope to play it again.
  19. I can drive. I passed my driving test first time with only one minor.
  20. The first time I ever swam in the sea/went snorkelling was while on a university trip to Bermuda in 2014.DCIM100MEDIA
  21. I’m a bit of a hot chocolate connoisseur. I get annoyed at people who use hot chocolate designed for milk with hot water! It’s just not right!
  22. I enjoy walks and being outside (although because I don’t have a car I don’t have the luxury of being able to do this much).img_3191
  23. When I was younger I wanted to be a marine biologist and have always loved aquariums etc., so I suppose you could say that I’ve pursued my childhood dream.
  24. I’m a sucker for buying books. I hate thought of getting my book from a library. I’m not anti them, but what if the book I want isn’t there? Plus our local library is in town and the bus fare there and back would be more than it costs for me to buy the book.
  25. I used to be absolutely petrified of dogs. Safe to say I’m not any more, but apparently I used to try to run in to the road to avoid dogs.

I hope some of these facts are vaguely interesting! I struggled a bit of think of some! Let me know if you do a post like this as I’d love to see it. 🙂