Liebster Award

July 29, 2014

Today's post is written with a HUGE thank you to Katy, who is actually a really close friend of mine. She runs a beautiful blog, which I urge you all to check out if you haven't already- here. Katy has very kindly nominated me for a Liebster Award, which I absolutely love the concept of.

I've been reading up on a lot of the posts of others who have been nominated, and its great to get to know people, most of whom I wouldn't have heard of before without this award. So, in short, I was really excited when Katy nominated me- I can share more silly little facts about me, and can hopefully recommend other blogs that some of you may not have heard of.

The rules are pretty simple.

1. Thank/ link the blogger who nominated me. 
As above, but thank you Katy again!

2.Answer the 11 questions they have written for you. 
Here goes!

What would be the name of your alter-ego?

I have absolutely no idea... I suppose my nickname from school was EmJo so maybe that.

If you could write a drama based on your life who would play YOU and your BEST FRIEND?

I think maybe Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. I like to think that the two of them are totally like me and my sisters (even though there's three of us) when we were growing up. But I'd say my sisters are my best friends, and I think we have the kind of relationship that those two have in their films and in Two of a Kind.

What high-street shop is your kryptonite?

I do love a bit of Primark, it must be said. Despite some people's view on Primark, I find the clothes there are actually rather good. I'm always spoilt for choice, and I know that when I go in, I will always be leaving with a bag full. 

Where do you see yourself in 16 years (precise, I know)? 

In 16 years.... I will be 34. So by then, I'd hope to have met "the one", and have a family on the way by then.. I'd hope that my archaeology career would be taking me all over the world, and by then I'd possibly be working on a project full time- or even one of my own, who knows!

What are your blogger goals? 

I want to always enjoy it. I set up this blog as a sort of past time-  a hobbie, and I hope that I'll continue it for years to come, and still have fun with it. I also would like to make some blogger friends, possibly from other countries (*hint hint*).


I'd say clothes. I find I'll feel better in an outfit that I like, rather than knowing I've got make up on. Right now, I hardly even wear make up so I feel like its something I could live without and not notice. 

What is one trend that you will NEVER be able to get your head around?

I'm not the biggest fan of the Creeper shoes. But that may be because I knew I could never pull it off. 

You're having a dinner party, you can invite three people - who?  (dead or alive / famous or friends) 

Okay, this one is a bit tricky. I've decided to take One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer completely out of the question because I will never be able to choose between the 9 of them. I'm going to take this opportunity to have famous people, since when else can I sit down for dinner with them. I'd love to have Julie Andrews. She is a beautiful woman, who looks classy and gorgeous at all moments,  and I'd love to pick her brain.  Tony Robinson would be on my list- as he's always been there- and I'd love to have a geeky archaeology chat with him. And lastly, Max Thieriot- a little known actor that I have loved for years, and to get to know and meet him would be a dream come true. 

If you could look into the future and see your life, would you do it?

No. I want the future to be a surprise. If I knew then I'd be constantly waiting for it to come (if its a good life) and I could ruin the present by wanting to be in the future.  And also, it might be awful and in that case, I'd prefer enjoying life not knowing. 

What's your most annoying feature?

I'm told, and I totally know it myself, that I am very indecisive. I don't like being confrontational, or making decisions that others might not agree with- and it can be as simple as where do you want to eat? or what time will we meet?- but I like to please everyone and I know that its annoying for other people. It even annoys me! but I'm working on it guys..

Who is your inspiration? 

I'd say my biggest inspirations are my parents (which I realise almost everyone says something along these lines). My mum has always put her career on hold because she wanted to be with us growing up, and I admire her greatly for getting to finally do it now. And my dad has gone through quite a tough time this year, and I couldn't be prouder of how he's come through it all, and his courage and determination really inspires me. 

Okay, so I may have gone into a bit too much detail with those questions! So I'll keep the next bit short. 

3. 11 Random facts about myself. 
  1. I am a massive fangirl- One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer are the targets of my craziness. 
  2. The first concert I've been to- aside from The X Factor Tours- was, embarrassingly, Jedward. 
  3. I could eat Tuna for every meal, every day. 
  4. My favourite YouTuber at the moment, is the SacconeJolys.
  5. By saying I'm a "history nerd" I should really clarify and say, I only like Ancient and Prehistory- the Modern stuff is too political and boring to me. 
  6. I'm allergic to Boursin Cheese, and took a huge fainting fit the first and only time I've had it. 
  7. I dream of a marriage like my mum's and dad's. 
  8. The only retail job I've has was 2 years ago, when I worked as a summer temp in Accessorize for a few weeks, but I'm currently applying for jobs in Edinburgh. 
  9. I have a soft toy teddy bear that I still go to sleep cuddling called Chester. 
  10. I think I can drink more than I actually can handle.. little bit of a lightweight
  11. My dream is to travel, both for archaeology digs and just to little non touristy villages to explore. 
4. To nominate blogs with under 200 followers, who you believe deserve this award .

5. To leave a set of 11 questions for those blogs to answer, and let them know they've been nominated. 

  1. If you could be an animal, what animal would you be and why?
  2. Which country would you most like to live in?
  3. Why did you start blogging?
  4. What is your blogging goal?
  5. If you could go to a different time period, which one would you go to?
  6. If you were on a desert island, what three items would you bring with you?
  7. What do you want the future to hold for you?
  8. What is your favourite film and why?
  9. What is your biggest fear?
  10. What is your wardrobe must have?
  11. If you could change one thing about yourself, would you? And what would it be?

Thank you again to Katy, you can check out her blog and her answers here.  Thanks goes to those of you who have stuck with me through this long post.
Much love,

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  1. Loved this Emily! Thought you'd struggle with who to invite haha, just too much choice! <3 xxx

    1. Thank you so much for the nomination, once again! It was fun writing it, and if you hadn't guessed that question took me the longest to answer haha xxx

  2. Thank you so much for the follow.
    Follow you back on bloglovin.
    Btw,I'm also on Instagram,maybe you like my account?
    Lovely greets from germany ;-)

    1. No problem, thanks for following back! I'll be sure to have a look on instagram :) xx