Liebster Award - Rachel Ellen

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Liebster Award

S   So so flattered to be nominated for this by Anna S I've seen lots of people do the Liebster award and I always find it interesting, so now it's my turn and I bet it's not interesting at all! 

Here are the rules:
1. Provide a link back to the blogger who nominated you
2. Post 11 random facts about you
3. Answer 11 random questions set by the blogger who nominated you
4. Nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers for the award (excluding who nominated you)
5. Let the nominees know that you have nominated them

1. I have worn glasses since I was 4 and only in August last year did I start wearing contact lenses - people have so much trouble recognising me

2. I naturally have quite long dark eyelashes - I count myself so lucky and only wear mascara on a night out.

3. I have never left Europe and I definitely want to at some point in my life. I feel like I've not seen any of the world!

4. I very nearly didn't go to university (I had a list of quite a few good reasons) but when it came to results day and I got an A in English Language AND got into my first choice uni I eventually came around to the idea. Ignoring how much work I have at the moment I am quite glad I came, even with the amount of debt I'll have. So I am currently studying at Sheffield Hallam

5. I am half Scottish

6. I have a four year old niece called Isabella and she is the cutest little girl ever, also so so funny!

7. I have always had quite a good metabolism and been able to eat what I want, as a teenager I was VERY skinny but couldn't put weight on no matter how hard I tried (I don't count myself lucky for that, I didn't look very good at all) only recently have I started putting on weight and now I can't stop, it's hard for me to watch what I eat and I swear one day I'm going to have to roll everywhere I go!

8. I have two middle names, Ellen and Inez. Everybody always questions me on Inez and it is a Spanish name which is very similar to the name Agnes - my Nana's name. 

9. I hate rollercoasters! They make me cry, I get so scared! I have tried quite a few and it doesn't get any less scary

10. When I tried marmite I thought it was alright, didn't love it, didn't hate it so hipster

11. I am so bad at names, I might meet somebody once remember everything they wore, everything they said, everything they found funny, but their name? Just escapes me so much!

Questions from Anna S

1.  Do you have any interests or hobbies that you don’t write about in the blog? 
     I suppose you could say my uni course is an interest of mine (I study English language), it's boring to a lot of people but I find so many interesting things. But I think if I did uni work AND did blog posts on them I would get completely fed up of it all!
2. If you had to choose one store to buy all your clothes for the rest of your life, which store would it be and why?
   I think I'd have to choose Miss Selfridge, even though I wouldn't be able to buy a lot of things as they're not cheap but I just want everything from there!
3. Do you have any sisters or brothers? How is your relationship with them?
    I have two older brothers and one younger, I know completely outnumbered! I'd say we have an alright relationship when I get to see them. Now that three of us are older we're not at home a lot so it's a lot different.
4. How would you describe yourself to someone that doesn't know you?
  I can be quite sarcastic so my first thing would be to tell someone not to be offended by me! I'd say never judge me on first impression as when I get nervous I am a lot different.
5. How do you think others would describe you?
I'd love to say they think I'm the best person they've met but realistically - probably more annoying and daft.
6. Do you have any bad habits? 
Just asked my boyfriend this one (definitely shouldn't have) "snoring, crisp eating, Obsessive cleaning, straight bed sheets" he could go on but I'll stop him!
7. What are your ambitions with your blog? 
I would love for my blog to be one that loads of people read and can't wait for the next blog post, but in the real world I guess it's a creative outlet and to see what other people say
8. Which is your favourite place on earth? 
I haven't actually been to that many places but some of the most beautiful places I have been are in Scotland. I would love to see everything I can in my lifetime though so this answer will probably change!
9. How did you meet your best friend? 
I met most of my closest friends at high school, I was lucky to have such a good group of friends which made the whole experience quite a good one, even on bad days.
10. What is your best buy ever, any category? 
I like to think I'm not a massively materialistic person so things like this don't pop into my mind easily, I guess my laptop if I had to choose. I paid half and half with my mum and it's definitely got it's money's worth! It's nothing fancy but it does everything I want it to do.
11. If you could meet a younger version of you (at any age you want), what advice would you give yourself?
I would tell a high school me not to care what people that don't matter think, don't spend time trying to impress anyone. Oh and don't be excited for sixth form it's the worst thing ever.

So now my 11 questions to ask
1. What are your top 3 places you want to visit that you've never been to?
2. If you could meet anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?
3. What is your favourite picture? (can be of you, of family, of a place, a painting; anything!) 
4. What fictional character did you want to be when you were younger?
5. Favourite childhood band/group/musician?
6. (I'm going to steal this one) Any bad habits?
7. What awards show would you most like to go to?
8. What is your biggest pet hate/peeve?
9. Favourite nail varnish colour?
10. Favourite thing to snack on while watching a film?
11. You biggest guilty pleasure? (any category)

Thanks for reading

Rachel xx


  1. Thank you so much for nominating me, I'll definitely do that as soon as I have some free time, I am very busy atm and most of my posts are scheduled but I promise I'll do it! Thanks again, it means a lot to me! :) xx

    1. There's no rush, whenever you get time :) it took me a few days to get around to doing mine as well!!


  2. Loved reading through your answers! I'm glad you accepted the award and did this. You look great both with, and without, glasses :) xx

    1. I enjoyed doing it! Thanks thats so nice of you :) xx

  3. Thanks for nominating me, Ill definitely do it soon! <3

  4. Thank you very much for the award! I shall be sure to do this when I have time! Thanks again! :)



    Thank you for nominating me! xx :)

  6. Thank you for my nomination Rachel, I'm working on mine as we speak :)

    Chloe xxxx