Wednesday, 20 August 2014 Unboxing


Yesterday I got something special in the mail! My order from finally arrived and I was so excited I just had to share it with you. 

Monday, 18 August 2014

My Current Top 5 TV Favs


I don't know if I've mentioned the dissertation/thesis I'm working on (sarcasm, I know I mention it all the time) but at the end of a long day writing, I like to veg out on the sofa. These are the shows I'm watching at the moment. So, in no particular order, I present my Top TV:

  1. MICNYC. If you don't know about Made In Chelsea, it is the most ridiculous show ever. It's like reality TV where some events have been constructed for our viewing pleasure. The people on it are so far removed from society, they may as well be fictional. This series, the MIC boys and girls are in New York City, causing all sorts of mischief. 
  2. Masters of Sex.  It is about a man named Bill Masters who conducts the first physiological experiments into sex, so how the body works. It's set in the 1950s so all those traditional taboos and norms around women, sex, sexuality, relationships etc. are being challenged by this man and his s-experiment. of course, any stories and anything that challenges conventional social norms is right up my street (I am at the end of the day a sociologist). 
  3. The Great British Bake Off. It's 12 people, in a tent, baking for survival! It's the baking version of the hunger games, you bake a great cake/bread/biscuit or you die. You don't die, you're politely asked to leave. It's a lot more exciting then it sounds. 
  4. The 100. Dystopian future, mutated animals, a mysterious apparently barabaric race of humans and a group of annoying teenagers. Need I say more?
  5. Under the Dome. It's like a traditional bad sci-fi, and for this reason, wonderful! I like the story, I never know what's going to happen. It's just fun, ya know, a fun sci-fi. 
This is my top tele at the moment. What are you loving/watching right now? Have you seen any of these shows?

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Liebster Blog Award!!


So last week, I was nominated for a Liebster Blog award by the lovely Alice and the fabulous Susie but I've been so busy, that I could only blog about it now. I'm so grateful to Alice and Susie for taking the time to a) read my blog and b) nominate my blog, so THANK YOU! YOU'RE AMAZING!
For anyone who isn't quite sure what the Liebster Blog Award is, well, it's similar to a chain letter (except no-one claims your going to die). It is essentially, a positive blogging community award that presents opportunities to promote new blogs and meet other bloggers. Once the nominee has answered the 11 questions, they pass it on to 11 more blogs with their own choice of 11 questions. The nominee also has to mention the person who nominated them and the whole thing carries on...Have I explained that properly? Let's get this show on the road!

The rules: 
1: You must answer all the questions &write 11 random facts about yourself
2: You must link back to the person who nominated you but can't nominate the person who nominated you
3: You must nominate 11 bloggers who have less then 200 followers and ask them 11 questions
4: You must inform all nominees of their nomination & provide nominees with a link to your post for more info

11 Random Facts about Moi:
- When I was little I wanted to grow up to become a mermaid
- I once altered my entire life trajectory based on a dream
- I've been riding horses since I was 7, I'm now 23
- I am a gamer girl
- I'm a secret nerd/geek
- I'm not a natural blonde
- When I was 5, I head-butted someone who was trying to bully me
- I've cut my ear almost all the way off twice 
- I once fell off my horse 8 times in a row, the 9th time I stayed one
- I once fell off my horse but managed to do a roll in the air and land on my feet
- I live on Dartmoor in Devon

Now for Alice's questions:
 What is your favourite Disney film? 
 My favourite Disney film is The Little Mermaid, I just loved how rebellious Ariel was and how nothing was going to stop her. I also loved how she didn't give up in the face of a difficult situation. 
What would be your dream holiday?
 Well I hate snow. So, I think a hot beach, somewhere exotic...
Whats is your favourite city you would most like to visit?
Chicago. I'm just inexplicably drawn to Chicago. I need to go there. 
What is your most read book?
I'm awful, I can't read a book more than once, it ruins it for me...but if I were to try to read a book again, it would have to be Lamb by Christopher Moore, it is AMAZING! 
Favourite make up brand?
Benefit. I am a Benefit addict.  
Most loveable thing in a person?
Honesty, I don't like to waste my time with people who aren't honest. It's just so important for trust etc. 
What is your favourite TV show?
I am a TV addict, so at the moment I'm really enjoying, Masters of Sex, it's so good! 
How long have you been blogging for?
I've actually had several failed attempts at blogging, but The Lilhm Project started midway through July so about 4 weeks. 
What products makes you feel a million dollars?
Estee Lauder lipstick, it's so luxurious and just wearing it boosts my confidence. 
Any Pets?
So many pets! First off, I live on a farm with about 45 cows & 8 chickens but on top of that there are 2 horses, 4 dogs & a cat who lives on the farm but isn't ours but isn't anybody's. Unfortunately we just lost a horse and we're all devastated. 

Most memorable memory?
I have a horrible memory but I remember playing a sheep in a school show, like a singing and dancing sheep...weird. 

Now for Susie's Questions
Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I knew I'd need to do something that would feel the void left by full time education. For the past 4 years, I've been researching, writing and been apart of an academic community. But in September, that all goes away and this blog is supposed to fill that space.  
What's the most beautiful place on earth you'd like to visit?
Norway. Norway is the place of my dreams, it's got everything you want in a landscape. It is just, I need to go there. 
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I know I have a thing for Norway but I don't know if I could live there....Maybe somewhere in British Colombia near Vancouver...Or actually I love living in Yorkshire and I can see myself just being here forever...
Blog most like you?
Oooh I don't know. I think a lot of lifestyle blogs are very similar, and I love reading them because I'm incredibly nosy but I don't know which one is most like mine. 
What blog can you be caught dead reading?
I suppose I quite like Zoella's blog, as it turns out, a few of my friends are like secret Zoella fans so I think it'd be ok to be caught reading that. 
Favourite meal?
My favourite meal is brunch or like a buffet breakfast. I want to eat all of the food, all of the time. 
Movies or Books?
Books. I am not a film person. I do like films, I mean they're great for spending time with that one friend who you have nothing in common with and so don't know what to talk about haha but I prefer books. 
Favourite clothing/ make-up/ art store?
I love Zara because in Plymouth, we don't have one and it's very upsetting. We used to but they replaced it with an apple store but I'd rather it was Zara. I also love shopping in JOY in Leeds, they do fabulous dresses but again we don't have one in Plymouth. 
Favourite quote?
I'm horrible at quoting things but I think "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" by Shakespeare, reminds me that I am fabulous no matter what I look like, where I'm from or how I'm labelled or categorised, at the end of the day, I'm still a rose. 
Favourite season?
Autumn (fall)! I love the colours, I love wearing boots & jumpers. I love big mugs of hot chocolate. I love pumpkin pie. Has to be autumn. 
I hope that was as interesting for you as it was for me. Now I'm going to be naughty and only nominate: Alex, Nadia, Jacqui, Caterina, Emily, Sammy, & Jasmine. So many of my favourite blogs have already received this award and I didn't want to nominate them again.

And my questions are:
1. Why are you a blogger?
2. What is your favourite hot, cold or alcoholic drink?
3. Where would you most like to go on holiday?
4. What is something you can't tollerate?
5. Favourite film?
6. Favourite designer shop?
7. Most reliable beauty brand?
8. If you were queen for a day, what would you do?
9. If you could go back in time, when would you go and what would you do?
10. What exciting blog posts have you got coming up?
11. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would you eat?

This was fun. Thanks again for the nominations, hope everyone's having a great Saturday.