The Liebster Award

Big news! I’ve been nominated by the very lovely Emily who has a very good blog, (https://emilyy92.wordpress.com/) for a Liebster Award! I know some of you may be thinking “oh what’s a Liebster Award?” I know at first I was confused but I started reading about it (on here The Liebster Award) and adored the idea of it! Basically it’s an online award to recognise peoples blog/welcome new bloggers into the community. I’m so pleased to have been nominated!

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Part of the award is to answer my questions from Emily, so, here are my answers!

  1. Do you have any specific plans/goals for your future?
    I would love it if I was able to spend money without feeling guilty about it, I know this seems materialistic, but being someone who physically struggles to spend money because of the fear you’ll run out makes things really difficult. So I would love it if one day I didn’t check the price tags on things several times. I’d love to see something I love and buy it.
  2. What would you say is your biggest achievement to date?
    If I was going to be grown up about this, I’d say getting into university and battling through my anxieties. But if I wasn’t I would say meeting the celebrities I’ve met, because young me dreamt of it for so long.
  3. Why did you start blogging?
    My AS creative writing teacher encouraged the class to start blogs, so I did, then once the course ended I decided to take it in a different direction.
  4. How do you like to relax after a hard/stressful day?
    I watch something to make me laugh.
  5. Which 3 celebrities would you invite to your wedding day and why?
    Ooh good question, although this all depends on someone finding me attractive which is highly unlikely, anyway. I would invite Michael McIntyre because he can do a hilarious speech. I’d want a professional chef there to cook, so I’d invite queen Mary Berry and I would invite Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills to do the musics because he’s got such a great taste.
  6. Do you prefer Twitter or Facebook and why?
    I HATE Facebook, if you’ve not read this post A Horrific Truth then go ahead and do so, it explains everything. Twitter is my best friend.
  7. Night out or night in and why?
    Night in, clubs are not for me at all, I’d rather be in my pyjamas by 8pm with a murder mystery on the tv and a hot chocolate. However if the night out is a gig then count me in!
  8. What would be your perfect first date?
    I’m easy to please, something with food involved
  9. Which is your first childhood memory?
    For some reason I have the worst memory and I genuinely struggle to think of something that happened as a child, I can remember making mud pies in the garden with a plant pot and a wooden spoon. That’s all I’ve got.
  10. Which Disney film is you favourite and why?
    My favourite is unusual as it isn’t a princess film, although I adore Cinderella, my favourite has to be The Sword in the Stone! Archimedes is the greatest character ever.
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The second part is to tell you some random facts about me:

1) I hate rollercoasters, even being near them worries me
2) I’m a very fussy eater, especially when it comes to vegetables
3) Growing up I briefly wanted to be an estate agent
4) I learn song lyrics really quickly
5) I’ve been to Wales and southern Ireland and would love to visit Scotland and Northern Island
6) Growing up I was scared of the dark and had to sleep with a night light
7) I used to do ballet
8) At the leavers award ceremony in Secondary School I won the award for French, and as I walked in my house I immediately dropped it on the floor and broke it
9) I can’t leave the house without my watch on
10) I’m really good at knowing dog breeds. I don’t know why, but growing up I was obsessed with It’s Me or the Dog and The Dog Whisperer and that led me to buy myself a “Dog-aolog” which is a book with every single dog breed in it. So I spent quite a lot of my childhood reading about all the different breeds. I was a tragic child.

My Nominees (I don’t follow enough blogs to nominate many. I’m a bad person, so feel free to send me links to yours and I’ll read them!)

The wonderful Vicky http://goodmorningbelle.blogspot.co.uk/
Lovely Julia http://julias-review-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

 

My Questions to the nominees:
1) What is the last thing you ate?
2) What’s your favourite thing to do in the evening?
3) What TV show was your favourite growing up?
4) Which celebrity would you most like to meet and why?
5) What can you see out of the window? (if you’re not by one, go to the closest one)
6) Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
7) What TV show/radio show/film/book makes you laugh the most?
8) Which season is your favourite?
9) Do you have an annoying habit?
10) How many pets do you have?
11) Favourite quote?

The Official Rules of the Liebster Award
1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog.
2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post).
3. Answer 11 questions from the Blogger that nominated you.
4. Provide 10 random facts about yourself.
5. Ask your nominees to answer 11 questions.
6. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1,000 followers.
7. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here). Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so they can learn about it and know what to do! (they might not have ever heard of it!)
9. Post your Liebster Award blog post link in the comments of your nominator’s Liebster Award Post
10. This is no official rule but it would be nice if you followed the person who nominated you.

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The Biggest of Shows

I applied online to win tickets to see a recording of Michael McIntyres Big Show and, I won, in fact, in true miracle style, so did each of my friends. We travelled to London and, after several hours of tedious queuing (seriously queues are one of the most annoying things, yet without them what would British people even be?!) we actually managed to receive them, and we were shocked at the fact the seats were so good. We were four rows from the front. FOUR!?

Obviously Michael was hilarious, but this show’s not just about Michael, it’s a variety show with a range of different incredible acts performing. Now, I don’t want to give the acts I saw away, you’ll need to watch the TV show to find out who they were (oh I’m a tease) but one involved me being so on edge I actually had to close my eyes… ooh mysterious.

But one of the best bits was getting to spend time with (almost) all of my friends. I’m truly grateful for having them, not only because they’re great friends, but because without them all this cool Michael stuff would never have happened. We had such a nice time together, and for the first time in two years, had a group meal together. I even pushed the boat out and had a cocktail. It wasn’t even 4pm and I was drinking a cocktail. Living the dream.

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Can I just take a moment to say that the mans face in the background is literally me in most situations

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100

Todays post marks a celebration. It’s my 100th blog post *cue fanfare*

This is a milestone I didn’t think I would ever reach. When I was forced to start this as part of my A-level creative writing course, I never considered actually writing on it every week for the next few years. But here we are at that stage, where this blog is my little bit on the side. Anyway I would just like to thank you all for reading and enjoying this blog, it means a lot to me!

Russell Howard

In the past I’ve spoken about meeting Michael McIntyre and how incredible that was. Today is another one of those posts. Except, as you’ll be able to tell from the title. It’s about Russell Howard

I first met Russell at the start of 2014 when he was doing work for his Wonderbox tour. He was the first celebrity I had ever met and that meant I was so nervous. This resulted in me getting stuck trying to step over a wall and then stepping backwards and tripping over a bush. Despite this excellent start he was lovely and surprisingly shy.

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Now, two years on I’ve met him twice more, in the space of a week. Once on Tuesday and once on Sunday. I was not expecting to ever meet him again. Especially not that soon after the last tour. If you’re into comedy you’ll know there’s usually several years between tours. So having one two years later was a surprise to me, especially when you think about how much other stuff Russell works on during the year.

I was thrilled when I saw Russell was coming to some local gigs, and even more thrilled when I realised they were on days I could actually do.
I’m signed up to the website “ents24” which basically sorts out and tracks all the gigs you want for you. When it showed me Russells Wimborne gig I was delighted. The date rolled around and I hopped on the bus and made my way to the show. After some pacing around he soon arrived and it was amazing to see him in the flesh again. I mentioned to him how I’d met him two years previously, which he didn’t remember (thank god) but he was still lovely towards me asking for my name and telling me I looked “great” (I’m so putting that on my CV) in the two years he’d definitely become more confident and chatty. Then I left with some serious post-not going to the gig-blues, so serious I looked around for another local gig and eventually found one, in Swindon. So I made some plans and went to see him there too. I waited a lot longer for him this time and by time he arrived my hands were numb despite the gloves and the good photo lighting had passed.
Meeting him again though was incredible, the fact he’d remembered me was baffling and even as I sit and type this now I feel so honoured by his kindness. After the meeting I made my way inside to the venue bringing the cold with me (literally the women at the box office told me they felt colder when I was near them) deciding the best thing to do was buy a MASSIVE cup of tea, and I do mean massive, it was bigger than my face.


The show soon started and it was SO funny. His warm up Steve was great and as for Russell I think it’s some of his best jokes yet. Although I can never decide what is funnier. The planned jokes or the crowd interaction ones. When there are people with hilarious laughs or with great questions. Some of the things the crowds say/do are incredible.
After the show I popped to stage door again to tell Russell about how much I loved the show and he looked genuinely thrilled with it. Which made me emotional. He’s just so nice!

Anyway to conclude this rambly slightly fangirly post, going to comedy nights are the best things ever and if you’ve never been to one go, go right now.