The Liebster Award

Liebster AwardFirstly, both apologies for taking so long to respond, and thanks to Aly over at Bug Bird Bee for tagging me in the Liesbter Award. I love a bit of nostalgia, and this tag takes me back to retro blogging! I did this tag in May 2015 and then again in September 2015 and now here we are again! You can check out the questions Aly was asked, and her answers on her post.

But on to the questions Aly asked me:

What was your favourite childhood book and why?

I loved basically all books as a kid, but I remember vividly reading “A Little Princess” by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and adoring it. I had a set of 4 classics, and that was the only one I read all of, it was perfect, and now I want to re-read it!

Could you live in a log cabin for a month with no wifi? How would you spend your time?

I really want to be able to say “yes” to this question. I do occasionally think how wonderful it would be to just go hide in a cave on a mountain away from everything, but in reality I love being online. I met all my best friends online, and they are amazing, along with the equally amazing mental health community which provides incredible support to me.

Indian takeawayWhen was the last time you had a takeaway? What did you order?

I don’t remember, not for a long time. However, on my recent UK trip in April we ordered Indian, but I don’t like spice, or herbs, or pepper, or…. so my mum’s wonderful cousin (who we were staying with) made me a yummy chicken & mushroom dish instead. Does that count? Everyone else ate takeaway…

I miss takeaway 🙁

Who was your best friend growing up? Are you still in touch?

In primary school my best friend was called Katie, although we were a group of three with our other friend, Steph. We were all super close until year 5 when a new girl started, and that is a story for another day.
No, we’re not still in touch.

What song would give you earworm for the rest of the day?

Random fact; basically any song can be an earworm for me. I know people say it’s got to be a certain beat or whatever, but nah. One song that’s been a regular feature in my brain lately though is “It’s not over yet” by for KING & COUNTRY.

If you were a type of dance what would you be?

*Googles ‘types of dance’*

I’m going to go with contemporary dance, because it’s varied, modern and full of expression. Also, if I was going to do dance training, it would be in contemporary dance, I love the style, it gives me all the feels.

Snog, marry or avoid- Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba and Tom Hardy.

Honesty time; I have heard of Idris Elba & Tom Hardy, but I don’t actually know who they are, or what they’re like. So can I both snog and marry Bandicoot Thundersnatch (thank you Reddit), and then avoid the other two? Or, wait…*Googles* OK!
Snog: Idris Elba (not my type, but it’s only a kiss.)
Marry: Bendydick Cumbersnatch.
Avoid: Tom Hardy (For real? He’s the one everyone was drooling at over bedtime stories??? Why?)

Where is the furthest place you have traveled to?

I think China is the furthest I’ve been. We visited Beijing and Xi’an on a school trip. I got stuck about 14 steps up the Great Wall because I suck at heights, but we also saw the Terracotta Army, and a tonne of other touristy bits!

Me on Great Wall & Me at Terracotta Army

What would be on your epitaph?

It is at this point that I wish I was witty! Hmm…. “To live was her act of courage” (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) or “She was strong, but she was tired.”

If you were a political leader, what would be your manifesto?

You’re going to regret asking this!
I’d totally restructure the NHS: I would bring in a load of different healthcare staff who work in the NHS and say “Give me your ideas! What works? What doesn’t?” and then rebuild it from the bottom up, and properly fund it.
I’d pass anti-discrimination laws, and make sure they were properly enforced. Alongside that I would get some experts in equality together and figure out the best way to tackle sexism, homophobia, ableism, racism, and all the other awful things like that in our society.
I’d overhaul the education system, massively reducing (if not scrapping) exams and put together some sort of campaign to make people realise that practical qualifications are just as valuable and important as academic ones.
I’d make it impossible to be a career politician, only allowing people to serve as politicians for maybe 5 years, and require them to have actual experience in the area they were creating policy for.
And a million other things, but I’ll shut up now!
Vote TeePot!

What’s on your bedside table?

  • An empty glass of apple juice
  • Hand cream
  • Lip salve
  • Germolene
  • 4 journals (everyday, recovery, therapy & a new, currently blank one)
  • ‘Coping with BPD’ book
  • 6 pens
  • An AAA battery
  • A small, pink unicorn
  • A ruler
  • Glasses cleaner & cloth
  • A torch
  • My Kikki K planner
  • A radio/alarm clock (not plugged in)

Thanks again to Aly for her very interesting questions, and I hope I can count on your votes at the next election! 😉

2 thoughts on “The Liebster Award

  1. Thanks for taking part.Yes, you should become a politician. I honestly think asking the people who work in the NHS is the way to go and with education too.

    • It mystifies me that in the current political system you don’t need any experience or expertise in the area you’re running! Why are people actually working in those sectors so rarely involved, or even asked, how things can be improved?

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