Thursday, 16 May 2013

The Liebster Award

I am very happy to say that I have been nominated for a Liebster award by who has time for the gym. It is awarded to bloggers with fewer than 200 followers to help promote their blog and translates to dearest from German. Thank you!

When nominated for a Liebster award,  you must: 
- List 11 random facts about yourself
- Answer 11 questions from the person that nominated you
- Nominate 11 new bloggers and tell them on their page
- Write 11 random questions for your nominees

11 random facts about myself: 
1. I play trumpet, piano and drums.
2. I wanted to join the territorial army when I was 12 but we moved to Switzerland.
3. Scallops are probably my very favourite food.
4. I love horses and desperately want to be able to ride well but am a little bit nervous on top of one going faster than walking pace..
5. I really really want to live in Africa sometime. 
6. I've always wanted a pet tortoise.
7. I've been skydiving and bungee jumping (go skydiving - I do not however recommend bungee jumping!)
8. I really want to go scuba diving and get my PADI. 
9. I am doing a Tough Mudder this year and the Brighton half marathon early next year to raise money for charity:water and to get fitter.
10. I don't particularly like cats.
11. I'm working in Bangladesh for 3 months this summer on prison reform.

These are my answers to who has time for the gym's questions.

1. What is your favorite song?
I have a lot of close seconds for this question but I've got to go with a song I loved since I first heard it when I was about 8; 
I'm going to make you love me - The Jayhawks. 
2. What is your favorite movie?
This one changes a lot, but I have always really loved The Squid and the Whale and Children of Men. Oh, and Avengers.. 
3. What is one place you want to travel to that is off the beaten path?
I want to travel EVERYWHERE off the beaten path! Anywhere in South America or South-East Asia is at the top of the list to go next.. but if I had to pick one country I'd probably start in Nepal.. do some horse trekking.
4. What is your favorite way to get exercise in?
I play Ultimate Frisbee for fun and competitively and I love it. It's a really great game for all ages and fitness levels and teaches great sporting spirit as it is self refereed and has a spirit of the game aspect to it. Plus it can be tough!
5. What is your favorite book?
I've probably most enjoyed the Africa House by Christina Lamb or Twenty Chickens for a Saddle by Robyn Stewart.
6. If you could change your career, what would you be?
I don't yet have a career as I'm a student but if I don't end up going in the direction my studies are taking me I would love to become a fine-dining chef.
7. What would you tell your 7 year old self about your future?
Not to give up dance! One of my biggest regrets.
8. If someone offered you a free trip to the moon would you take it?
I probably couldn't turn down an offer like that but I'd be absolutely terrified. Planes are worrying enough.
9. Name one person who you would most like to have lunch with. Famous or not, alive or dead.
My grandad who died when I was 9. I never got the chance to know him but have heard what an interesting person he was. I'd like to tell him about what I have done.
10. What is your favorite animal?
It's a close call between dogs and monkeys/apes. I've had a slight obsession with monkeys since I was a kid but dogs are just amazing.
11. Who is your favorite blogger?
Adam Roberts - the amateur gourmet. He's kind of who I would love to be in a few years time. His cookbook is amazing, I got it recently and can barely put it down. Highly recommended.

I am nominating the Liebster award to:

My questions to them are:
1. What's your favourite flavour of ice cream?
2. What country would you want to live in most for one year?
3. What is your favourite season?
4. What is your favourite flower?
5. If money were no object what restaurant would you eat at?
6. Countryside or city?
7.  What is the worst Christmas present you have ever received?
8. What is your most prized possession?
9. What is your biggest regret?
10. What is your happiest memory?
11. What food can you just not say no to?

My first exam of my final year is tomorrow! Wish me luck..


  1. Thank you! I enjoyed reading your answers.

  2. Thank you so much for thinking of me. I've been lucky enough to receive this award before so I won't post new random facts about myself, I hope that's OK with you. I was really interested to read your answers. My son has an internship with a triathlon company at the moment and I know it's really tough - very best of luck with Tough Mudder :)