Again? O, ok, let’s do it. Another award….

I had a plan for today’s blog. A plan which promised greatness and fabulousness and all the things you all love best about my blog…. I was going to get a copy of Chat and do a write up for you. But something insane happened. I couldn’t find one anywhere! So I’ll have to go to some different shops tomorrow. Sorry to disappoint you all.

In the meantime, I was nominated for an award so I’ll get on with that.

The rules:
-State 10 random facts about yourself.
-Answer the questions given to you by the blogger who has tagged you for the award.
-Tag more people.
-Give them 11 questions to answer.

Ok, 10 random facts, here goes…
1. I once had an odd fixation on blueberry flavour Nutri Grain bars
2. I love cereal/fruity/nutty bars. Love them.
3. I was so totally in love with Jesse from the film Free Willy when I was younger.
4. I once asked for a monkey for my birthday and was super annoyed when I was told no.
5. I have read everything Enid Blyton has ever written.
6. I did my undergraduate degree at the university where Enid Blyton studied.
7. I’ve never seen the film, Fame.
8. I don’t really like the film Bugsy Malone. I’m sorry.
9. I have degraded myself by starting to drink decaf coffee, after spending so long attempting to develop a proper coffee habit. I’m ashamed and sorry.
10. If you spell my surname backwards, it says Yes I Am…. Maisey…. Yes I Am…. Maisey…. See?

Here are the questions asked me by Momina, the fabulous blogger who nominated me (thanks loads, by the way).

1- Who is the last person you usually think about before going to sleep?

2- Something you do alone, but wouldn’t do in front of others.
Throw my head around a bit dramatically when playing piano.

3- Do you have any strange phobias?
I’m not keen on tin foil. I used to get terribly embarrassed if I opened my lunchbox at school and my sandwiches were wrapped in tin foil.

4- One Favorite Novel that you’d like to recommend people to read and why.
Definitely F. Scott Fitzgerald. But which one? Tender Is The Night. Or The Beautiful And Damned. Actually let’s go with Tender Is The Night. Fitzgerald’s ability to write characters is amazing. The minute details of how relationships work, how interactions and people become complicated and intertwined. Everything about life gains a beautifully tragic edge when I am reading Fitzgerald. Reading him makes me want to write, makes me want to be grand, makes me want to have fantastic unachievable dreams.

5- Do you take the shampoo and conditioner bottles from hotels? 😛
Yup. Still got everything from the room in the Savoy. The headed paper. The sugar packs. The soap. The shower cap. Everything.

6- Do you use Post-Its?

7-If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Right here in my house. On my road. On this lovely hill near my favourite park. With my lovely friends and neighbours. 

8-What inspires you?
Life. Nature. Richmond Park. People. Silly things we do and say.

9- Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
Done both. Bungee jumping more scary.

10- Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
When I was trekking the Great Wall in China and I was trying to learn some Mandarin, I counted my steps aloud from one to ten over and over to learn. That was eight years ago and I still can count to ten in Mandarin now!

11- Have you ever danced without music?
All the time. Honestly. All. The. Time.

Ok, now to tag some more people. As opposed to tagging them actually, I’m just going to highlight some new bloggers on the scene that I’d like some attention to go to because they are fab.


It’s up to you guys if you want to answer the questions or not. No pressure.

1. Why do you blog?
2. How do you feel about chilli chocolate?
3. Tea or coffee?
4. Next holiday destination….?
5. Am I invited?
6. Delia Smith or Nigella Lawson?
7. Do you mind that Nigella Lawson is essentially soft porn?
8. What are you getting me for my birthday?
9. My computer has stopped letting me print things. Why is this?
10. How do you feel about Starbucks?
11. I don’t really like orange juice. Do you think this could create a problem for our friendship?

7 responses to this post.

  1. Okay, not nominated, but did spend a long time working in computers so, printer not working:
    1) check connection for electricity and from computer to printer (even turn off, then disconnect and reconnect can help)
    2) check the queue on the computer (um, start, printers, right click printer name I think). If anything – delete it, then run printer off / on
    3) reboot computer
    4) Do make sure printer exists; if not rebooting should bring it back.
    5) If all else fails, see if you have your disk that came with computer – use it.


  2. 1. Why do you blog?

    I started blogging as a way to advertise my jewellery range (like us on Facebook below). However, fashion and food have always been 2 of my greatest passions in life. I have now found a way to promote my business and talk about the things I really love.

    2. How do you feel about chilli chocolate?

    Not really a huge fan, but chocolate is still chocolate even if it is chilli flavoured.

    3. Tea or coffee?

    Tea. All day, everyday.

    4. Next holiday destination….?


    5. Am I invited?

    Unfortunately no, but we have already spoken of our 2015 plans! 🙂

    6. Delia Smith or Nigella Lawson?

    That’s a toughy!!! Nigella is like watching soft porn (just saw the next question) but Delia upset me with that series she did on store cupboard cooking… I’m half Italian so I guess I should say Nigella “licks spoons provocatively for no reason” Lawson.

    7. Do you mind that Nigella Lawson is essentially soft porn?

    YES! May I just add, I also feel that her parents lacked any originality in her name (just saying).

    8. What are you getting me for my birthday?

    Something food related. Either a cookbook or something to do with truffles…Also more jewellery lol.

    9. My computer has stopped letting me print things. Why is this?

    No idea, mine has done the same. Its becoming an epidemic, the Rise of the Printers!

    10. How do you feel about Starbucks?

    I do like a grande Tea and a syrup waffle (yes I am that person who goes into Starbucks and orders a ‘TEA’, regular, with no sprinkles or additions or flowery versions of). But I can take it or leave it.

    11. I don’t really like orange juice. Do you think this could create a problem for our friendship?

    Nope. Its one of the things I like about you, I’m not a fan either!


  3. Posted by Alex Jones on February 13, 2013 at 18:25

    Congratulations on your latest blog award nomination.


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