Feeling All the Liebster Love

Well wasn't this a nice surprise to see pop up on my twitter feed last week!

Ever since I started blogging about four months ago I began extending my feelers in the direction of other writers, and The Liebster Award would often appear to help me find new names to include in my BlogLovin feed. How my heart yearned to be included in this lovely little award, alas today is that day!

I've done some rooting, and have discovered that 'liebster' in German means 'dear' or 'loved', and so I have some 'dear' and 'loved' blogs for you to have a gander at if you so wish. More of that later.

I was nominated by Bethany over at Written in Black and White, and as such have 10 questions to answer from her. Let's get cracking!

1. If you could be any animal what would you be?

If I was to idealistically answer this question I would be a strong, independent and powerful animal like a lioness, specifically Nala from the Lion King. But we all know I'd be the much more docile and sleepy domestic cat, constantly searching for a cosy spot near a radiator and annoying my owner for affection when it suited me.

2. How long have you been blogging for?

Four months, properly. I started my blog in the midst of my dissertation (clever, that was), and so didn't start posting regularly until August.

3. Lipstick or gloss?

Lipstick. I like the idea of gloss, but it goes down the toilet when I'm running to work and getting whipped in the face by my hair, which consequently sticks to the gloss and then gets restuck all over my face. A nice bold lipstick is much more for me.

4. Your favourite book?

Don't make me! I always think that answering this question with just one title is weird and wrong. Books make an impact at different points of our lives for different reasons, so it can never come down to a single answer.
For my childhood: Harry Potter (all of them)
For my early teenage years: Stravaganza Saga
For the love of literature: Jane Eyre
For 'coming of age': The Catcher in the Rye
For perspective: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
For the Future: Brave New World
For now: N/W

5. The blog you most look forward to reading each week?

Cider With Rosie, Sunny Sweet Pea and Daydreams of Summertime.

6. Would you live in the country or by the sea?

Well I'm from Norfolk which is pretty much made up of country and sea, so can I have both?

7. The name you would call your first child? 

Arthur or Fabian. I haven't thought about this before. *cough*

8. Your middle name?


9. Chocolate or sweets?

Chocolate. Melted. And in Milk.

10. New look or River Island?

Hmmm I'll say New Look purely for their selection of tights.


Of course, the idea of the Liebster Award is that you are nominated and in return nominate others, as such passing along this little chain of love. For my nominations I choose just five, because they're all extra special and deserve lots of attention! They are:

My ten questions are:

1. Why did you first start blogging?
2. How do you find inspiration for your posts?
3. Dogs or cats?
4. Favourite place in your home country?
5. Favourite thing to cook/bake?
6.  What would your three 'desert island' items be?
7. What's your go-to band/singer for a cheer up?
8. A day-off would be a day spent...
9. A city or place you'd love to visit some day.
10. Happiness is (in five words)...

I'm not fussy on how many other people you nominate - I just thought it was a lovely thing to pass on. I do love a quiz where I get to talk about myself, mainly because they remind me of the ones I did as a 14 year old on MySpace, but with far fewer cryptic messages about who I fancied.

So there we have it, the Liebster Award in all it's glory. I hope you have a little gander on the blogs I've mentioned here, they're all a delight!

In other news, exciting things are underway for The Fox and Furrow. Alas, all will be revealed in the coming weeks. I shan't say any more now!


  1. Thanks for answering my questions! I really love your blog x

  2. Brilliant, I love it...Great questions and nice to get to know each other x

  3. Thank you so much for the nomination! This was such a lovely surprise, and I loved your answers to your questions - I felt I got to learn a whole lot more about you!

    Carly xo

    1. No problem at all - your blog is lovely!
      I hope I get to know a lot more about you too!

  4. I love finding new blogs and hearing a little bit about the people behind the blogs I already read. Also- I absolutely loved the Stravaganza series, it was so good! I always used to hope that it was real and that I could join them.
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

    1. I really feel like I want to re-read the Stravaganza series - I can't believe it hasn't been made into a film! I think I went through a a phase as a child where I'd sleep holding various household objects in the hope that I'd be transported into Stravaganza!

  5. This is such a great way to find more out about the blogger :)
    I think I'd be a giraffe or a polar bear haha

    1. Haha - very different animals, which I'm sure is a testament to your complex and intriguing personality!

  6. Thanks for the nomination lovely! So great to find out a bit more about you :)


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