Thursday, 11 April 2013

The Liebster Award

I've recently been nominated for the Liebster Award by Emma of Bake Then Eat. I'm really pleased to be nominated for this, and I'd like to thank Emma for the nomination!

For those of you that don't know, the Liebster Award is a way to let other bloggers know that you like their blog and to share links and information about yourself.

You can check out the questions posed to Emma over at her Liebster Award Post.

The rules for taking part in the Liebster Award are fairly straightforward.

When nominated, you will receive a list of 11 questions posed by the nominator.


* Post 11 random facts about yourself
* Answer the 11 questions supplied by your nominator
* Provide a list of 11 questions you would like to ask other bloggers
* Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to answer your questions and mention them in your post. 
* Go to their blogs and let them know they have been nominated.
* No Tag backs allowed!

So, without further ado, here are my submissions for the Liebster Award.

11 Random facts about me

1. I was born and grew up in Scotland
2. I'm 28 years old
3. I speak Japanese (not as well as I used to) and spent a year at university in Japan; living with a host family
4. I love animals and keep snakes, terrapins, geckos, fish, a budgie and a cat
5. My job is analysing oil samples from mining equipment in Scotland
6. I can be annoyingly indecisive
7. Apart from cake and chocolate, cheese and bread are my major food weaknesses
8. I love watching Japanese horror or anime
9. My first job was as a seamstress in the family business
10. I never finished university
11. I've had the same best friend all of my life

The 11 questions from Emma

1. If you could have one wish, what would it be?

I'd love to have my own bakery one day!

2. Who is your favourite celebrity and what would you bake them?

I think I'd make chocolate fondants for Tom Ellis

3. What is your secret guilty pleasure?

I'm not really a coffee drinker, but I love "popping" the paper on a new jar with a spoon. The sound is so satisfying!

4. Taken from Gemma – Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging to share my experiences with others and meet new, like-minded people

5. How many baking websites / blogs do you have bookmarked in your web browser?

It must be at least 30 or so by now......

6. A healthy salad or a greasy bacon sandwich?

Definitely a bacon sandwich! With plenty of tomato ketchup

7. Taken from Gemma – Favourite movie and book?

My favourite film is Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back, and I like any of Kathy Reichs' books 

8. Favourite social network?

Facebook is ok, but I prefer Twitter. I love the variety and it's much faster paced

9. White, milk or dark chocolate?

Milk chocolate wins hands down every time for me!

10. Which blog do you follow religiously?

I follow school friend Sallytangle religiously, I love her writing style and photos

11. If you could wish one household chore away, which one would it be?

I hate cleaning the oven! It's much easier with my hand held steam cleaner, but still my most loathed job!

11 Questions for my Nominees

1. What is your favourite thing about where you live?
2. If you could travel to any country, where would it be and why?
3. Taken from Emma - What is your secret guilty pleasure?
4. What is your favourite treat?
5. Who or what inspired you to start blogging?
6. Taken from Emma - Favourite social network?
7. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?
8. What is your favourite way to unwind after a hard day?
9. Do you have any hidden talents?
10. If you won the lottery, what's the first thing you would do?
11. What is the one thing you couldn't live without?

The 11 Blogs I'm nominating

I know a couple of you have more than 200 followers, but I really enjoy all of your blogs! I hope that you'll all participate - I'd love to hear your answers and see what questions you come up with for your favourite bloggers. Please drop me a line when you re-post!

Thanks to you all for reading, and thanks again to Emma!



  1. Thanks for taking part I really enjoyed your answers. You are the first person not to say Gordon Ramsey as a favourite celebrity, I was starting to think he was brainwashing bloggers! And I knew you had good taste... Star Wars!!!! You just can't go wrong with that :) Thanks again for taking part and I look forward to exploring your nominees.

    1. Thanks Emma,

      I really enjoyed taking part! It was harder than I thought to think of questions and random facts though :) I love Star Wars, I could probably quote the trilogy too...

      Wil has just posted his responses over at The Ginger Bread Lad


  2. thank you very much for nominating me, always nice to know my blog is liked.

    1. No problem Gary, I really enjoy your blog!

      I'm looking forward to seeing your responses :)


  3. So lovely to find your blog.

  4. Hi Kate, thanks so much for nominating me! It was really interesting to read all your answers! I've got a manic couple of weeks ahead but hopefully after that I'll be able to put my answers up too! Thanks again :-)

    1. Hi Laura,

      I really love your blog and I'm looking forward to seeing your answers!

      Hope everything goes well for your manic few weeks :)



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