Sunday, 10 April 2011

First blog award tags. Wooh hooh! :D

I am the happiest lady in the world today as I have been tagged by not one but two lovely bloggers for the Kreative Blogger Award. I'm so excited as it's the first time I've been tagged and it's happened twice in the same week! So thank you to Rachelle from Inspired by the Retired and Llara from Little Scribbler- check out their blogs too!

The plan is to tag 10 bloggers with the award and write ten facts about yourself!

10 Blogs

1. CottonCandy For all the great make up and nail varnish posts
2. The story of a girl who lives above her means For being a recent discovery and a brilliant blog name!
3. Foof and Faff For being a bargain queen and always turning up with super cheap charity shop finds
4. Bow Dream Nation For lovely photography and colourful outfits
5. She's Dressing Up For being on my Google reader for years and always looking rock'n'roll
6. Belle Chantelle For inspiring quotes
7. Simply Daisybelle For appearing on my 'following' list this evening and a sweet blog
8. Lenorenevermore Another one who I've been reading for years- she finds the coolest pictures and general 'stuff'
9. All this happiness Yep and another long-term one, she has lovely hair and chic style
10. NO Alice NO For being an entirely new discovery. I wanted to go on a search for a blog I've never seen before and loved this one :)

10 Facts about me

1. I have a 2:1 in Journalism and Media from De Montfort University. I suppose I have this blog because I still love to write and have an interest in the subject, even if it's not what I intend to do for a living.

2. The plan, in fact, is to become a primary school teacher. When I was younger I couldn't decide- teaching or journalism- and went down the journalism route. I realised during my degree that I had gone down the wrong route, so here I am now working towards teaching, with any luck I'll start studying next year.

3. My name is Helen, I'm 23 and I live in Birmingham. The city gets a lot of stick but I love living here. I plan to feature the city and its delights in future posts. So much work has been done, and is still being done, to improve the place and there's some great things to see.

4. I have been with my boyfriend Edd for nearly 2 years and we have a ball as we love to dance, to eat, to drink cocktails, to travel and to generally enjoy ourselves.

5. I work in a cinema because the flexible hours are convenient for work experience. Of course it doesn't pay much and it has the same irritations that any minimum wage job has, but I do get to watch as many films as I like for free, and I have met some of my closest friends there, so it's not all bad.

6. I'm currently reading Bill Bryson's Notes from a Small Island. I adore this book about his travels around the UK. So many British people like to complain about this country when in fact we are lucky to live in such a liberal place- this book points out the most positive things about the UK and its citizens.

7. If I was to say I had any hobbies they would be baking and swimming. I don't have the opportunity to bake as often as I did, but I love it and my friends and family are always treated on their birthdays. I go swimming partly for exercise but partly because it's pleasant to switch my mind off for an hour and concentrate on the water.

8. My shop that I could just walk into and buy anything in has to be Topshop- hence the blog title! Sadly it's out of my price range usually, so I either have things as birthday presents, save up or buy a cheaper alternative from ebay or anywhere else I can find.

9. My last foreign holiday was in Valencia- I intend to do a post about this lovely holiday soon. The next will be just along the coast in Barcelona.

10. As I said, I watch a lot of films so I'm fairly picky about them now. The best new film I've seen recently was Killing Bono. Seriously! It wasn't amazing but it was sweet and worth a look. Recent films I was disappointed in: Limitless, The Adjustment Bureau, Morning Glory. None were bad films but they weren't as good as I anticipated. The film I'm most excited for is the adaptation of David Nicholl's 'One Day' starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess.


Daisy said...

Thank you so much for the award and for taking a look at my blog :) it's very much appreciated!
Your blog title makes me giggle every time I read it, don't worry you're not the only one haha xxx

Shes Dressing Up said...

Yay! Thankyou for the award Helen :)! One of my friends works in a cinema and I'm always so envious that she gets to see all of the new movies for free!

yiqin; said...

I love all the blogs you reccomended <3

Sanam said...

Congrats on the award :D & I'm a huge Topshop fan too :)


Bonnie said...

I love learning more about you. You have the cutest personality. <33
Congrats on the award!!! :)
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Elise said...

Thanks so much for the award! I'm hopefully seeing Killing Bono this weekend, glad its good, I have a huge Ben Barnes shaped crush at the mo! :)

Sophie in the Sticks said...

Congrats on your award! I have never got in to swimming, I wish I had though. I love learning facts about people, I'm so nosy!

Ellinor Forje said...

We have the same wishlist you and I. Thanks for sharing the writeup and drop by me too, soon.


Sophie in the Sticks said...

Just to say I tagged you for a blog post :)

Lisa said...

I just came across your blog and its really nice.

I like Birmingham is great for shopping. Most of my family live in Birmingham. xx

Hello Naka said...

congrats on the tag :3 its cool that u want to be a primary school teacher :3 i would never have to patience to teach XD

Janelle B. Shin said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog! (I've been behind in getting back to people, sorry!) These are marvelous facts! I feel like I know you better already :) I look forward to reading more of your well-written posts! xo, jane

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SoapyMermaid said...

congratulations!! :)