Tuesday, 4 June 2013

leibster award!

I'm so excited, as I have been nominated twice this week by the lovely Ashley from I Spy Something Beautiful and Daisy from Daisy Bisley. This is my very first blogging award and I am sending you both big hugs for this award. It means such a lot to me.

These are the basic rules of the award:
When you receive the award, thank the person that gave it you and post a link to their blog in your post.
Post eleven random facts about yourself.
Answer the eleven questions set for you.
Choose eleven blogs that inspire you with under 200 followers and link their pages to your post. Create eleven questions for them.
Go to your nominees pages and let them know you have nominated them.

11 facts about myself
I love eating calamari.
I would love to own a horse.
I had my appendix out when I was ten.
Ironing is a hobby.
I always paint my toe-nails red (if its good enough for Marilyn....)
I still struggle riding a bicycle.
My favourite animal is a polar bear.
I would love to bungee-jump.
I have always had a fringe.
If there are angels I'm sure they look like Leonardo DiCaprio.
If I won the Lottery I would be in Rome in twenty four hours.

Ashley's questions for me:
Have you ever travelled out of the country and if so where?
I have been lucky to see some lovely places in the islands and mainland of Greece. I have also travelled through Italy, visited Paris and, when I was younger, I had holidays in Spain and the South of France.
What is your favourite thing to drink?
My favourite drink is a glass of red wine.
How did you come up with the name of your blog?
I liked a picture of Gil Elvgren's which had the title, I'm just trying for sighs, and I thought the play on words summed up what I was trying to do with my blog.
What are you doing tomorrow?
I'm taking clothes I don't wear anymore to the charity shop, then getting some ingredients to make a dessert, as we have been invited to a friends house for dinner in the evening.
Do you floss?
Yes, twice a day.
Are you close with your parents?
My father died 18 months ago in a motorbike accident and my mother lives quite a distance away, so I don't get to see her very often.
Would you be a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin or Ravenclaw?
Definitely a Gryffindor, so I could hang out with Harry.
Have you ever won a trophy, medal or award for anything?
I once won a first place award for the high jump.
What is one thing you are AMAZING at?
I make a mean panforte Italian cake.
Who are your celebrity crushes?
Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman and Chris Pine.

Daisy's questions for me:
What is your favourite book?
Little Women.
What's the one city you have always wanted to visit?
New York.
What are your top three albums of all time?
The Real Billie Holiday - Olly Murs - The Circus by Take That.
Why did you start blogging?
I had been reading other blogs for quite a while and they inspired me to start my own blog. I enjoy style, DIY and cookery and I enjoy sharing my adventures with other like minded bloggers.
Star Trek or Star Wars?
Star Trek.
What's your favourite blog at the moment?
What would you wear if......
What's your favourite recipe?
Steve's special Eggs Benedict.
If you could learn a new skill what would it be?
Learning to drive.
If you could invent anything you want, what would it be?
A flying carpet.
Favourite TV show of all time?
If this character was a real person, what fictional character would be your best friend?
Forrest Gump.

Questions for the nominees
Where would your dream holiday be?
What appliance could you not live without?
What is your favourite time of day?
If you could learn to speak another language what would it be?
What was the first film you saw at the cinema?
What was the last book you read?
Which dessert is your favourite?
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
What's your favourite children's story?
What three essentials would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island?
What is on your bedside table?

Thanks again to Ashley and Daisy for nominating me, you are both wonderful.


  1. Congratz. I like the circle design thingy you did with the awardees.

    Um what is calamari?

    1. Thanks so much Shanique, hope you are well. Calamari is squid, I usually have it as part of a fish platter if I'm eating out. :)

  2. N'awwww. I've just seen this! Thanks you lovely lady :) x

    1. Your're very welcome, :) x

  3. Woo hoo! Great answers :)

    1. Thanks again for nominating me Ashley :)

  4. Thank you once more Rachel this was super kind of you!

    1. That's alright Micael, have a great weekend. :)

  5. yeah i found you! thank you for the award again its very nice of you. x

    1. You are very welcome Rowena. Have a lovely weekend. :)