I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Vanessa of Style & Shenanigans and Jim and Christina of Mr & Mrs Romance.
As Vanessa from Style & Shenanigans said “The Liebster is an award for bloggers awarded by other bloggers. It’s a kind of peer recognition and a really fab way to find new blogs, make new friends and generally have a lovely and encouraging virtual online hug in the blogosphere. What’s not to love?”
Liebster Blog Award guidelines:
- Link back to the blogger who nominated you
- Answer the 10 questions from your nominator
- Nominate 10 other bloggers for the award
- Create 10 questions for those nominees to answer
- Let your nominees know
- Add a Liebster Blog Award button to your blog post
10 Liebster Blog Award Questions from Style & Shenanigans
What/where was the best meal you have eaten?
My first date with the Welshman. Valentine’s Day (yes really) 1999. Salmon and Brown Brothers white wine.
Carrie, Samantha, Miranda or Charlotte? Big or Aiden?
Carrie for the style, Samantha for the ballsiness, Miranda for the straightforwardness and Charlotte for the sweet ladylike charm. Do you know, I found both Big and Aiden incredibly annoying (but both quite good looking) so I’m going to go for neither!
Where did you go on your last holiday?
We had a family holiday in Tasmania at Easter, which was just fabulous. I had an unexpected holiday in New Zealand, when I went home for my Granddad’s funeral, and had a few days to hang out with my favourite brother and his gorgeous girlfriend, and a few special days with my Dad. A really special time.
If you could have a $500 shopping voucher for one store, which one would you pick and why?
Anthropologie, because it has the most fabulous array of beauty, fashion, decor and homewares I’ve ever seen in one place!
What is your most sentimental treasure?
My heart shaped jewellery from the Welshman, the love of my life – the white gold pave diamond heart on a platinum chain he gave me when we got serious (and I thought was sterling silver CZ and still loved and treasured it), the matching earrings he gave me two days before our wedding (after I’d spent months looking for the perfect wedding earrings) and the Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti Open Heart bangle he gave me for my 30th birthday. All I’d wanted for my 30th birthday was to be pregnant – and a little blue box certainly helped to ease the 24/7 morning sickness.
New York, London or Paris?
I’ve not visited New York or Paris yet, but I think I would still choose London. I’ve always loved London and have been lucky to visit many times.
What was the last compliment you received?
Instagram is good like that, actually. So just now. The gorgeous Jasmine from Pretty Chuffed told me I looked really, really pretty. The Welshman told me yesterday that he loved my floral skirt. Boyo told me this morning that I was too cute!
When you were a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
I wanted to be a vet – but I don’t like math and science. Good luck with that! I always always always have wanted to be a mother, ever since I was quite little.
What is your favourite book and why?
I absolutely adore the Colleen McCullough First Man in Rome series. The story is fascinating, the research impeccable, the writing exquisite and it is one of my favourite periods of history.
How long have you been blogging for and tell us a little about your blog?
I started blogging in November 2011, and started blogging full time in January 2013. Kimba Likes is a style blog written by a personal stylist, with a fun family focus too. I like to share style tips, shopping guides and beauty reviews, as well the occasional recipe for people who can’t cook and craft project for the non-crafty.
10 Liebster Blog Award Questions from Mr & Mrs Romance
Would you rather: be stuck in a prison cell for a year with someone who talked incessantly day and night or someone who said nothing but stared at you all the time – as in they’re sitting at the end of your bed when you wake up?
I think both of those sound revolting, but I’m going to take the talker. I could block my ears!
If you could only eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
What’s your greatest fear?
Being the same as everyone else.
When was the last time you had a good belly laugh?
Last night when I was arm wrestling Boyo.
What’s your earliest memory?
I remember having an operation when I was four.
How did your parents meet?
My mother’s uncle, who was the same age as her, introduced her to a young farmer and that, as they say, was that.
What’s your favourite meal to cook when you’ve got the place to yourself for the evening?
If I’m by myself, there is no way I’ll be cooking! I would buy myself something yummy, like some gorgeous French cheese or Belgian chocolate mousse. Some Vietnamese rice paper rolls. Or something really naughty like fish and chips and a chocolate thickshake!
Have you ever broken a bone? If so, what happened?
Well, funny you should ask! I recently had such a bad fall that I fell forward so hard on my outstretched hand that I bounced forward and did it again. The hospital thought that I had broken my hand, but it turns out it was just really badly sprained and bruised with soft tissue damage.
Who did you have your first kiss with… and was it any good?
I was 13 and his name was Leon. It was really really sweet.
What do you have planned for your retirement?
I’m going to hang out in my garden in the sunshine with my bunnies and the Welshman, in between overseas jaunts and playing with my adorable incredibly well behaved grandchildren.
10 Liebster Blog Award Questions from Kimba Likes
- What is your favourite movie?
- How many countries have you visited?
- Tell me which celebrity floats your boat?
- Do you have a favourite nail lacquer colour?
- What song always makes you sing along?
- Team Edward or Team Jacob? Or Team Grow Up, what the hell are you talking about?
- Can you parallel park like a pro?
- Your dream holiday destination?
- Silver or gold?
- What star sign are you and do you think it represents you?
Liebster Blog Award nominations from Kimba Likes
- Shannon from How Can I Wear That
- Dannielle from Style for a Happy Home
- Kellie from Mummy of Style and Substance
- Beck from Crafty PJ Mum
- Jo from Blondie by the Sea
- Michelle from That Summer Feeling
- Malinda from The Style Within
- Mica from Away from Blue
- Alex from What the Teacher Wears
- Ingrid from Ing Style