Last week I was nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely Shannon over at www.shannonagains.com. The Liebster is a peer to peer blogging award, giving recognition to bloggers from within their own community and I’m thrilled to have been nominated.
I’ve actually met Shannon in real life at my first ever blogger event last September. Her daughter is a couple of years younger than Oscar, but I was drawn to the ladies with the babies! She writes all about her experience as a first time mum (rather like me!) and about being an American living in London. Thank you so much for the nomination Shannon!
OK, the rules of accepting the Liebster are fairly simple:
- Answer 11 questions posed by the person who nominated you
- Write 11 new questions for the people I nominate for the award
- Nominate 11 people
So without further ado, here is my Liebster post
How did you decide on your blog’s name?
Oh man! I knew someone was going to ask me that one day! OK, here’s the god’s honest truth. Maaaaaany years ago when I first started needing a username for online stuff I chose the name Savageangel because a) my boyfriend’s name was Ben Savage b) I was his angel (I know, I know!) c) I thought it sounded kinda kooky and cool. Oh dear! But it stuck and became my username all over the place. Then I married that boyfriend, so any new usernames became Mrssavageangel. I am Mrs Savage and I guess I’m still his angel 😉
Yes, you may puke!
What’s your favourite blog post that you have written?
Ooo good one. I’ve written over 200 posts (no seriously I have!) and I’m incredibly proud of all of them. I think one of my favourites has to be this one. I loved writing it and I know it touched the hearts of a lot of people. Any fool can make someone laugh, but to make people cry? Ahhh, now that’s a skill 😉
What’s your favourite colour?
Coral. It suits me better than any other colour. Last summer I had t-shirts, nail varnish and knickers in this colour!
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. I can’t stand tea.
Who is your favourite Disney Princess?
Wow, this is a good one. Part of me wants to say none, because they largely perpetuate negative female stereotypes. But I just can’t. Disney has been in my life, all my life and of course I have favourites. I think I’m probably going to have to say either Cinderella or Aurora (Sleeping Beauty). Old school Disney is the worst for ‘young woman with dysfunctional life circumstances + rich man = happiness’ formula, but I just can’t help it. I grew up loving these stories.
Where would you go on holiday if money was no object?
Australia. I’ve wanted to visit since I was 10 and obsessed with Neighbours. Before we had Oscar I stipulated to Ben that if I were to die before having a chance to visit, he was to use my death in service money and take some of my ashes to Uluru. I don’t have death in service any more (hahaha can you imagine how much it would be if SAHMs got paid!!!) but I still really want to go.
Which TV/movie/book character do you think you are most like and why?
I can’t think of any that I’m like to be honest, but if I had to chose one I’d want to be like, I’d want to be Marge Simpson. She’s strong, resourceful, patient, loving, caring and sexy. I’d love to pull off a strapless frock like she can!
What did you have for breakfast?
Erm Slimming World police look away now.
How do you unwind after a difficult day?
My therapy absolutely used to be cooking. I would come home and cook and sing and enjoy the hell out of it. I still cook most nights, but I don’t find it as relaxing as I used to.
I guess now it’s to eat something delicious and watch TV with Ben. My faves are sitcoms, or factual programs, particularly those about other places or other times. Or food. Give me Masterchef or Bake Off and I’m happy.
God I’m dull!
If you could send yourself a Tweet to the past, to when would you send it and what would it say. Remember the 140 character limit!
If the fact that I wasn’t on Twitter until 2010 doesn’t matter, then I’d send one to me in late 2006. I’d just been made redundant from a job I adored and was temping. I’d been consistently losing weight, but stopped trying so hard around then as I was so miserable. I also set up a blog I never wrote called ‘Lisa’sLosingIt’.
“Don’t let sadness undo all your hard work honey keep going. And keep writing the blog. Blogs are gonna be huge! #listentome #futureyou”
If you could have the power of invisibility or the power of flight, which would you choose and how would you use it?
Flight. I’d go to Australia.
So there you go. I hope my answers are as interesting as the question setter hoped they’d be!
Right so here are my 11 questions for my nominees.
- If you’d been born the opposite gender to the one you are, what would you have been called?
- Why did you start blogging?
- Best birthday present you’ve ever received?
- Have you made any money from your blog and how long had you’d been blogging before you did?
- Pinterest or Instagram?
- When do you find you write the best and where?
- Most spontaneous thing you’ve ever done?
- Have you been to any blogging conferences/meet ups and did they help you as a blogger?
- Favourite book as a child?
- If you could give me just one social media tip what would it be?
- If you could be on a beach or up a mountain right now which would it be?
I dip in and out of a lot of blogs and I find new ones almost daily. It’s such an exciting medium. But of all of them these are my nominations. I highly recommend you check them out:
- Natalie at Diary of an Unexpectant Mum
- Lucy at Baked Potato Mummy
- Toni at Gym Bunny Mummy
- Leigh at Headspace-Perspective
- Victoria at Teacuptoria
- Alana at Baby Holiday
- Jeannette at AutismMumma
- Ned in the Clouds
- Eve at Small Time Mum
- Lucy at Mrs Bishop’s Bakes and Banter
- Elfa at Californian Mum in London
The gals I’ve nominated all write blogs I enjoy, but I have no idea if they’ve already been nominated for a Liebster, so as with anything like this, I ask they only join in if they want to.
I just want them to know I think they rock!