Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Award time!

Two lovely girls have given me these awards over the last couple of weeks and I've finally got around to posting them. Yay!

First of all, Becca gave me the One Lovely Blog award:

Here are the questions I had to answer:

What is your favourite song?
I have a lot of favourite songs but one I never get bored of is Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós. I listen to it while I'm falling asleep, it's got lovely lyrics. 

What is your favourite dessert?
I think I love every kind of dessert but just like a little kid, I'm going to have to say ice cream :)

When you're upset, what do you do?
I cry. I think it's really healthy to cry, it clears your mind and takes all of the tension away. I listen to music, cry and then go to sleep. Everything always feels much better in the morning.

What was your favourite pet?
This question is too hard! When I was little we had a Golden Retriever called Tilly and I adored her! She was very sweet and cuddly and loved exploring in the woods. We also had a cat called Smudge who used to sleep on my pillow every night. I loved that cat with all of my little heart! For my 18th birthday my mother gave me a Springer Spaniel called Mackie who is absolutely lovely and you will see her here from time to time - I spend a lot of time with her whenever I'm staying at home! We also have a little terrier called Taz who is really old and blind and a little mad as well as two fluffy cats called Pippi and Olga.

What do you prefer to wear, black or white?
I don't really prefer to wear either. I like to dress colourfully! I'm too messy to wear white anyways :)

What is your biggest fear?
At the moment I'm having a big spider problem. I'm really frightened of them and do 'spider patrol' every night before bed, checking all around my bed, under the covers and pillows and down the sides for spiders. I check the curtains, ceiling and down the side of my bedside table too. The other night I woke up after a couple of hours of sleep and went to get some water. When I came back I turned on my light and there was a big hairy spider just
sitting there on the edge of my bed. I felt like it was looking at me thinking "LOL, someone didn't do a thorough enough inspection this evening". Yuck.

What is your attitude mostly?
I'm like Becca and prefer to have others describe my personality but I like to think that I'm kind. I really like making other people happy, helping them, cheering them up and finding things that I know that they would like. I mostly have a cheerful and happy attitude however I do tend to worry and I don't always have much confidence in myself. I need to work on that a little :)

What is perfection to you?
I think perfection is the ability to accept things the way that they are and to understand that we are all perfect in our own little way.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Candy. Of pretty much any kind. 

What are your guilty pleasures? 

The next award is from Sabrina:

In order to accept this award, I have to tell you about a time that I dressed up. I actually don't dress up that often but the last time was probably at christmas when I went out with my friends from home. I wore this simple black dress which was very tight and covered in little stars. The dress actually has quite a thick zip on it, which is meant to zip up the front, but I modified the dress slightly so that I could wear it with the zip at the back - it was a little too 'wetsuit' with it on the front! 

I've chosen the following people for both of these awards:

Each of these blogs is extremely lovely and I recommend that you visit each of the links I've provided, you won't be disappointed. They are all very sweet, kind and talented ladies :)

inspire nordic


  1. yes you cannot go wrong with a little ice-cream!! thanks for my award!!

  2. Congratulations on your awards. Ice cream is my favorite desert, too. Spiders stink. I think there are way too many in this world!

  3. Awhh, thank you!

    -XO Abbigayle Rashae

  4. Aww thank you so much! I think I would have shit a brick if I found a spider sitting on my bed! I nearly died one night when I found one in the bathroom and then when I looked at it again - it was gone! Utterly terrifying.

  5. OMG Thank you so much Nikki!!!! :D I hear ya on the spider problem though. I woke up this morning to find a huge, black one on the ceiling above the bed. I bolted so fast to get the vacuum cleaner that I was dizzy for 5 minutes afterwards. lol

  6. Oy. I will try to get around to it!

  7. Oh my goodness... Thank you so much! I am in shock, just thank you thank you thank you! :)

  8. I think it's very healthy to cry, it's a good emotional release! And eugh spiders, hate the things! I don't look for them before bed, but that's mainly because I would be too scared if I found one...I do check the sink and bath for them though, and the kitchen ceiling! :)

  9. I also had a cat called Smudge when I was little. Sadly he had a problem with one of his eyes so he couldn't see properly and was run over :( He's buried at the bottom of our street where it happened! Pets are so precious its sad when bad things happen to them but I've had some lovely ones of the past few years and especially love our little kitty Lottie who is being spayed soon and she hates car journeys! Sorry about my little pet ramblings haha :)

  10. Ok, your spider story is making me shudder. And feel like screaming. o_O

    My guilty pleasure is basically sweets of any kind. And it shows, too. *sigh* :P I love ice cream too! I was eating some today and pondering that it was probably one of my most favourite desserts.

    Ooh, your dress is snazzy! And props to you for being able to modify it! I'm not too keen on zippers in the front either...

  11. Awh thankyou!

    If I were you, I would have probably attacked the spider with a shovel. Cut off all of its horrible hairy legs.

  12. Hi Nikki how are you? thank you so much for nominating my blog, I really liked to know this-little-bit-much about you, I love sigur ros too! ^^ I hate to dress in black or white too, I mean, so many colors, so many combinations.. why only black or white???
    I also loved the photo, it is so funny! I will try to answer this soon thank you thank youuuuuu *(:

  13. You are charming! Thank you so much for the award, lovely, ♥ ♥ ♥

  14. Thanks for the lovely awards, Nikki! And sorry it took me a while to get here. Been super busy lately preparing for the baby (due next month, whoopee!).

    Also, my dear, you are GORGEOUS!!!