Liebster Award!

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Last week I was nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Hannah over at The Ordinary Mum thediaryofanordinarymum.com. I had only been blogging for 4 weeks so I was thrilled to be nominated, and for my blog to be recognised after such a short time. I didn’t know anything about the Liebster Award before being nominated, but Hannah carefully explained this in her blog post.

Here’s the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog in your post.
  2. Show the award on your blog, or in your post.
  3. Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  4. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 5 – 11 bloggers that you feel deserve the award.
  6. Create a list of new questions for your nominees to answer.
  7. Once your blog is published, let your nominees know that they have been nominated and link them to your post for more details.

Here’s the questions I was asked by Hannah:

When and why did you start blogging?

I started blogging only 6 weeks ago when I realised that I only had 6 months of maternity leave left. I really needed to do something with my baby brain but mainly to document life with my little girl. I wish that I had started writing my blog earlier to have captured those very early days and months with her.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I love Asia, we went to Thailand for our honeymoon nearly 3 years ago and it was fabulous. I love the food, people, culture, environment, and beaches. I would happily go back to Thailand but also would love to visit Cambodia and Laos, although this seems to be a future dream now that we have a little one.

How would your friends and family describe you?

My friends and family would describe me a thoughtful, generous, caring, loving, puts others first, outgoing and social.

What is your favourite movie?

This is a question I always struggle to answer as I’m not a massive film fan! I generally like to watch comedies, chick flicks and horrors (so quite a range here). I would say that Superbad and Napolian Dynamite come close to top!

What is the the most exciting thing you have done?

Probably having my daughter has been the most exciting part of my life so far, it was a giant leap into the unknown but she has brought so much joy to our lives.

Who do you admire in the blogging world?

There are so many brilliant bloggers out there. I particularly enjoy following the blogs of Someone’s Mum as we started blogging at the same time, and enjoy reading and following the blogs by My Petit Canard, Cuddle Fairy, and A Cornish Mum.

Tell me a fun fact about yourself….

I really enjoy running, sadly it’s not something I have done much of recently with the little one. I used to run Half Marathons and regularly ran home from work. It is something that I really want to start doing again, and have on my bucket list for February.

What are your blogging dreams?

I would love my blog and Twitter following to grow even further, and see what happens. I’m already amazed by how much it has grown already, and that has only been through following other bloggers on Twitter and using Linky’s. My blog needs a lot of work, currently it is pretty basic and I know that I need to add some imagery to it to make it more exciting. I also need to be more consistent with blogging, rather than having a blogging binge and then being silent for a while.

If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be and why?

Gosh this is a tough one, love Luther so Idris Elba.

Do you have a favourite book or author?

I have read so many books, but there are some books that stay with you. For me this would be The Shantaram and The Goldfinch. Both are big door wedge books, that are absolutely brilliant to read!.

What song would you sing at Karaoke?

Take That – Patience

Here’s 11 facts about myself:

  1. I work in a London advertising agency as a Senior Digital Project Manager.
  2. I was born in August, so my daughter and I are both Leos.
  3. I’ve lived in London for nearly 9 years.
  4. We love going on holiday to Wales and Spain.
  5. I am a bit of a geek!
  6. I love cheese and red wine.
  7. I love sunshine, and hate the rain.
  8. One of my favourite things is to lie on a beach with a good book.
  9. I’ve known my husband for 15 years, been together for 8 years, and married for 3 years.
  10. I love looking at houses on Rightmove.
  11. I love a good horror movie.

I am nominating:

Nursery Whines

Everything Rosie and George

Babies, Biscuits and Booze

Someone’s Mum

Little Pickle’s Mom

Busy Working Mummy

Emmaplusthree

Louise @ lulubellelife

My questions for my nominees

  1. When did you start blogging and why?
  2. What aspirations do you have for your blog?
  3. Tell us about your perfect holiday?
  4. Describe yourself in 3 words?
  5. What 3 items would you take to a desert island?
  6. What bloggers inspire you?
  7. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time, apart from blogging?
  8. What is your favourite chocolate bar?
  9. What do you see yourself doing in 5 years time?
  10. What is the best thing you have ever done?
  11. Finally, what would your last meal be?

Thank you again Hannah for the nomination.

Claire x

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23 Comments

  1. acornishmum February 19, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Aw thank you hon, that’s so lovely to read 🙂

    Stevie x

    • The Pramshed February 19, 2016 / 9:29 pm

      No problem, love reading your blog. Claire x

  2. Becky, Cuddle Fairy February 19, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    I’m so honoured that you choose Cuddle Fairy as a favorite blog to read! There really are so many, it’s hard to choose. I’m really delighted to make the cut. I can’t believe you have only been blogging six weeks – you are flying it! I love Superbad also, such a funny movie! And, advertising in London – sounds really fab!! Have a lovely weekend xx

    • The Pramshed February 19, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      Thank you! I love reading your blog and participating in the BloggerClubUK Linky. I didn’t realise 6 weeks ago how quickly my blog would grow, and my Twitter following too. It’s still early days and needs work, but I’m really enjoying blogging so far. Have a great weekend too xx

  3. Little Pickle's Mom February 19, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    Oooh loved reading this – thanks for nominating me… that’s something to keep me occupied this weekend whislt I mourn the loss of LPD who’s excitingly gone off on a skiing holiday without me. I’m a runner too! Looking forward to hearing about your getting-back-into running adventures soon! Thanks, LPMx

    • The Pramshed February 20, 2016 / 11:28 am

      Looking forward to reading your post, and hope it occupies you this weekend. Ah bummer about the ski holiday, would love to go skiing again but think we’re a few years away from that. Claire x

  4. Hannah G February 21, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    Loved reading your answers to my questions, we’ve been blogging for about the same length of time 🙂 Love your Karaoke song choice, can’t go wrong with Take That at Karaoke. I’m on maternity leave too, only this time with my second. I wish I’d started blogging when I had my first but I’m glad I’ve started now. Can’t wait to carry on reading your blog, really enjoying it x

    • The Pramshed February 21, 2016 / 8:29 pm

      Glad you enjoyed reading it, and thank you again for the nomination! 🙂 Love reading your blog too and can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for such a short time too. Hope you’re maternity leave is going well x x

      • Hannah G, The Ordinary Mum February 21, 2016 / 8:36 pm

        You are so welcome, I hope you enjoyed writing your post 🙂 Loving maternity leave, it just goes too quickly! Trying to make sure I enjoy every single day of my time off, hope you’re enjoying your leave too xx

        • The Pramshed February 21, 2016 / 8:44 pm

          Really enjoying it, like you trying to make the most of every day X x

  5. Someone's Mum February 22, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Ahhh well done you! And thanks so much for your mention and nomination. Great answers 🙂 I will get round to my Liebster post but probably when there’s a bigger holiday. #bigpinklink

    • The Pramshed February 23, 2016 / 7:31 am

      Thank you for reading and commenting. Hoper you had a lovely half term week apart from the chicken pox. Claire x

  6. Rachel February 23, 2016 / 7:24 am

    Well done! And welcome to the world of blogging – it’s addictive!
    I too love looking at houses on Rightmove, it’s a hobby of mine for sure! Such a house pervert. #bigpinklink

    • The Pramshed February 23, 2016 / 7:29 am

      Thanks for your comment and reading my blog post. It is addictive, I’m currently reading all the other posts. Claire x

  7. Something Crunchy Mummy February 23, 2016 / 5:27 pm

    Lovely to read things like this – find so much out about a blogger. #bigpinklink xx

    • The Pramshed February 23, 2016 / 5:37 pm

      Thank you for reading, I also love too reading about other bloggers. Claire x

  8. pinkpearbear February 23, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    I always love these!! I didn’t start blogging until my children were older and that is mainly because I was a barely functioning human for so long!!!! I am also a runner, are you on the facebook group RMR (run mummy run), it’s a lovely supportive place. I also would LOVE to meet Idris Elba, Luther was incredible! Thanks for linking up to the #bigpinklink and I really look forward to ‘seeing’ you around. I am not far in front of you, I’ve been blogging for eight months now. 🙂

    • The Pramshed February 23, 2016 / 8:31 pm

      I will check out that Facebook page, thank you for letting me know about that. Definitely need to get back into running again. I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for 8 months, I thought much longer looking at your blog and that you’ve set up a Linky. Anything is possible. Claire x

  9. My Petit Canard February 28, 2016 / 2:35 am

    So honoured to be on your list of bloggers that you enjoy reading and following, thats seriously so lovely to hear 🙂 Its also really nice to read and find out a bit about you, I feel like I’ve had a bit of a sneak peek into who’s behind the Pram Shed 🙂 Really look forward to reading and hearing more about you and your little family, welcome to the blogging community and thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily x

    • The Pramshed February 28, 2016 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks Emily! I’m thoroughly enjoying this blogging business and joining the blogging community. You are all a fantastic bunch of people. Keep an eye out for more to come from The Pramshed. Claire x

  10. mudpiefridays February 29, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    These awards are such a great way to learn more about follower bloggers and I did a few when I first started. Its great to know you better, congratulations on starting your blog I am sure your followers will continue to grow :). Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again this week x

    • The Pramshed March 1, 2016 / 8:42 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting, it was great to answer the questions and also to promote other new bloggers. It’s a great community. I’ll be back next week for #BloggerClubUK. Claire x

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