The Liebster Award!

Monday, 24 August 2015

Thank you ever so much to the very kind Nicole over at l00nylovegood for my Liebster Award Nomination! I've had a look at what the word "Liebster" means and apparently it's a German term with several definitions including: cute, lovely, sweetest, kindest, beloved and endearing! I think this word pretty much sums up most of the blogs that I've discovered recently, so this nomination feels like a great way to get to know the bloggers behind them!

The rules for the nomination process are easy peasy:

1. Once nominated, make a post thanking and linking the lovely person who nominated you.
2. Include the Liebster Award sticker (like the one above) in your post.
3. Nominate ten other new bloggers with less than two-hundred followers who you think are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can nominate the person who nominated you.
4. Answer the ten questions asked by the person who nominated you and then make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
5. Lastly, copy these rules into your post.

My questions from Nicole are:

1. Who has helped/inspired you most this year and why?

Ooh this is a tough one because this year has been a tough one! Finishing my degree was definitely one of the hardest things I've ever had to do- it pretty much took everything out of me and I felt so so sooo drained after it was all finished! However, I know that I could never have survived and made it through to Graduation day with a big ol' grin on my face without my buddy Shan there by my side. Shan was totally my main man at uni- she always had my back when things got tough and she never failed to cheer me up and remind me it was all worth it when it felt like it reeeeeeally wasn't. She's a total inspiration and I'm so lucky to have met her...I'm certain things would have turned out a whole lot different if I hadn't! (Pssst...check out her sweeet blog & YouTube channel here shanaliexo and here Shanalie)

2. What is your dream job?

My dream job would definitely have to involve writing. And big lunch breaks. And staring-aimlessly-out-of-the-window breaks. And G&T breaks. I'm not sure this job actually exists :)         

3. If you could interview one person for your blog (can be anyone in the world) who would it be? why? what question would you be dying to ask them?

I would LOVE to interview Emma Thompson because she is such a hero of mine. Whenever I'm feeling a bit disillusioned with life I always jump on YouTube just to watch her natter on about something- she never fails to cheer me up with her words of wisdom and no-nonsense attitude. I think I would have to have a chat with her about Jane Austen and the screenplay she wrote for the film adaption of Sense and Sensibility. I don't think people often ask her about her writing- and an insight into her creative process would be fascinating.  

4. Do you have any tattoos? What are your opinions on them?

I don't have any tattoos but, from time to time (mainly when not entirely sober) I get the urge to have one done. I think I would plump for something small and personal in white ink, as I love the subtle and almost whispery effect of these designs.  

5. Do you drive? If so, what is your dream car?

Yes I do :) When I first passed my driving test, I actually bought what was, at the time, my dream car... a classic Mini. I adored the simplicity and cuteness of the design and, for a while, driving around in my little Mini and living the vintage dream was the bees knees. That is, until I drove a car-load of people over a hump in the road and the entire exhaust fell out the bottom of the car- terrifying! So, nowadays, I tend to prefer more substantial vehicles and my current dream car is the Fiat 500 Cult in Mint.  

6. What is the reason behind your blog name?

When I was deciding what to call my blog, I just put together three of the things I knew it was going to contain: me (and my freckles), the countryside where I live (field), and excerpts from my daily life (notes)- and that was it really!

7. What is your favourite Disney movie?

I'm torn between two. When I was growing up, it was definitely Mulan... she was just so badass and, in my opinion, far superior to all those silly princesses swanning about with useless princes in useless dresses. I grew up the middle child, the only girl between two smelly boys, and Mulan was everything I wanted to be... tough, smart and willing to prove herself just as capable as the men around her. God I thought she was cool! :)  

However, these days Tangled is always my go-to Disney movie. It's a bit of a guilty pleasure because, as much as I love the songs and the story and the overall design of the film, the main reason I stick it on in a moment of despair is to witness the sheer perfection that is Flynn Rider. End of.     

8. Who is your favourite Johnny Depp character?

Definitely Edward Scissorhands (I was going to say 'Edward Scissorhands, hands down'- wrong, wrong, wrong) because, for me, his understated characters are far better than his over-the-top characters...I'm looking at you Jack Sparrow. Plus, Edward Scissorhands itself makes me tear up every time, it's just lovely.    

9. If you could give your younger self 1 important piece of information what would it be?

It would be this: Don't ever let anyone else try to define you, just stick to being you and everything will be a-ok :) 

Oh and never drink Sambuca.     

10. If you could have 1 wish, what would it be and why?

For three more wishes! No, I'm only joking :) I would probably wish for the ability to pop back in time to visit previous generations of my family...I've always been fascinated by my roots!           

My Nominations are:  

Apologies if you've already been nominated for this- don't feel like you have to do another post! If you fancy, you can just answer my questions in the comments :)

My Ten Questions are:

1. What made you want to start your blog? 
2. Would you rather spend a night alone on Netflix or out clubbing with friends?
3. What's the sweetest gift you've ever received?
4. If you had to give up one of your five senses for life, which one would you choose?
5. Where would you go on your dream holiday?
6. If you could live in the fictional world of a book, TV show or film, which one would you choose?
7. What song sums up your life right now?
8. Dreamworks or Pixar?
9. Which blogpost of yours is your favourite?
10. What food do you cook (or order) to cheer yourself up?

Let me know when you've written your post- I'm dying to know your answers to these questions!

All the love,

Sian x


  1. Awh i absolutely love your answers, thank you for taking part! :) xx

  2. Thank you lovely! I don't have a lot of time tonight but will get involved tomorrow for sure. :) xx

    PS: if you ever find that dream job you mentioned please let me know how I can be a part of this ha!

    1. Ok great :) & I'll be sure to let you know haha! xxx

    2. I have just put my post up and have nominated you straight back xx

    3. Thank you!! I'll have a look now :) xxx

  3. Thanks for nominating me, I will let you know when I have written up the post. The answer to question one was so cute <3 xxxxx

    1. No worries chica :) looking forward to your post! <3 xxxxx

  4. thanks for my nomination, i combined some of your questions with others and have now posted! X

  5. Lovely post! Thanks for my nomination! Ill get working on it!


    1. Thank you Caroline! :) brilliant! I look forward to it xxx

  6. I love white ink tattoos, they look so pretty and delicate. Congrats on being nominated!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. Thank you Alice! & yes, I agree! There's something lovely about how subtle they are :) thanks for reading xxx

  7. Thank you for nominating me Siân - my post is now up :) xxx

  8. Hey, thank you so much for the nomination! I finally got round to answering all the questions! It was so much fun! I really enjoyed looking through your blog. Check out my answers! :) xx

    1. Brilliant :) thank you! I will check your post out now! xxx

  9. I love reading this posts to get to know different bloggers when I first come to their blog. I really enjoyed your answers. Congrats on the nomination :)
    Rachael @


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