Monday, October 28, 2013

Liebster Award(s)

Recently, both Jessica from Never Have I Ever and Ang from Little Apple Tree very kindly nominated my blog for a Liebster Award. I am always flattered when anyone so much as follows my blog or leaves a thoughtful comment, let alone tells you they they like it through the medium of a shiny pink badge like the one above! The idea is that you link back to the blogger who nominated you, answer their questions, ask 11 more questions and then nominate a few bloggers yourself that have fewer than a few hundred followers. Actually, this might be an appropriate time for me to thank all of those who do read and follow this blog - you have increased in numbers recently and have become more vocal which is so lovely as I love to hear your thoughts on what I have to say.

So without further ado, here are my answers to the questions asked by both Jessica and Ang. I hope you enjoy reading them :)

From Jessica
1. Who are you and what part of the world are you from?
I'm Beeta and I live in London, although I am actually Iranian.

2. Who inspired you to start blogging?
I'm not sure who inspired me to start right at the beginning when this blog was born (probably just my emotions haha) but Bhavi from My Lush Box (who I am nominating below actually) taught me about the blogging world when I started blogging again in 2012.

3. If you could have anybody guest post...who would it be, and why?
Alexa Chung, because I admire her style and creativity.

4. Which country would you like to live in, other than your own?
The only other place I have visited that I have genuinely imagined myself being able to live in, is Edinburgh. I don't think I know anywhere well enough, or maybe even myself well enough, to know what sort of place I would like to live in long-term. 

5. If an Essie nail varnish were named after you, what would it be called?
I know nothing about Essie nail varnish other than the fact that they are quite nice colours so I honestly can't answer this one.

6.  What are you most proud of on your blog?
Probably that I have been able to use it to raise awareness about Deep Vein Thrombosis. If you haven't already read it, please have a look at this post I wrote about its symptoms as they could potentially be life-saving. 

7. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
A little weird.

8. What's your wardrobe staple?

9. Ron Weasley or Neville Longbottom?
They are both awesome characters, but I like how Neville was a character who I didn't really think too much of throughout the first few books but then you realise all the things JK mentions about him are completely relevant to the plot of the whole series.

10. What is your karaoke song?
Leave (Get Out) by Jo Jo!

11. Which type of cake could you live on for eternity?
CHEESECAKE. Oh my goodness.

1. Gold or silver?
I love both colours a lot. They're actually in my top 3, along with navy. I go through phases of which colour jewellery though. It's silver at the moment.

2. Tell me one of your pet peeves.
I don't know what it is about this that really stresses me out, but I can't stand it when people wear coats indoors. Am I the only one this bothers?!

3. Glass half-full or glass half-empty?
It completely depends on what I am thinking about. I try and see the positive things in most situations but if that is too hard then I need a bit of persuasion.

4. Countryside or city?
I am a city girl but increasingly tempted by the countryside for the peace and quiet.

5. Do you sing in the shower?
Anywhere I am alone, I will probably sing.

6. What are your ambitions for your blog?
I hope to have a scrapbook of my life and thoughts to look back on in years to come.

7. Star Trek or Star Wars?
Never watched Star Trek and only ever seen one Star Wars film but I was OBSESSED with it when I saw it aged 8 because I loved anything to do with space, and still do actually. I follow an astronaut called Karen Nyberg on Twitter and she posts the most incredible photos of the planet from space.

8. Who is your favourite actor?
Errrrrr, male - Ryan Gosling! female - Emma Stone/Zooey Deschanel.

9. How do you spend your free time?
Reading books and blogs, writing blog posts, taking photographs, on Twitter...

10. What is the most exciting thing you've ever done?
This is such an interesting question because I can't remember what I was most excited about in my life, yet I can remember all the things that have made upset. Why is that? I would imagine that going to university was a fairly exciting prospect which I didn't quite appreciate at the time out of fear. In recent years, the things I have been most excited about were Glastonbury Festival last year and inter-railing a few years ago.

11. What's the worst Christmas present you ever received?
I genuinely have no idea. Obviously something so terrible I blocked it from my memory.

I don't know how many followers everyone has but I nominate:
Sally at Sally Tangle 
Bhavi at My Lush Box
Roxy at Rootless Tree

My questions for you are as follows:

1. What is your favourite book?
2. What was the best conversation you had recently about?
3. Which famous person would you like to meet, why and what would you say to them?
4. What is your favourite thing about yourself?
5. What was your first gig?
6. What makes you embarrassed?
7. What is your greatest achievement?
8. Which country would you most like to visit?
9. What's the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
10. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
11. If you could be talented at anything, what would you choose?

No pressure to join in, but I look forward to reading your responses if you do.

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  1. congrats! ^^

  2. Heh. I was quite irate about all the people who were baking while wearing jackets during The Great British Bake Off. It's as bad as people wearing hats in cars.