The Liebster Award

It feels like just the other day that we I, was frantically searching the web for people to nominate for the WTMR award. Thinking we’d got that all over with we settled back with a *metaphorical* cup of tea, and were thankful that it was all over. THEN. Then one of the lovely people we’d nominated hit us straight back with another award. Goes by the name of The Mostly Confused Teenager. NAMED AND SHAMED. So, MCT, we’re going to break the majority of your rules and just send our questions straight back to you. We hope you enjoy them. (P.S. We’re not actually angry with you).

So once we’d got over the shock, we settled down with a real cup of tea to answer her questions:

1) What is your favorite food?
H – Anything chicken related
K – I love a good bacon sandwich?

2) What was/is your dream job?
H – In my dreams it’s a blogger that gets paid to go on holiday a lot. In reality it’s a missionary midwife.
K – Like Hannah, if I could do anything, I’d love to be a wedding photographer, but in reality probably a teacher.

3) Why did you start blogging?
H – A combination of boredom and procrastination.
K – Hannah asked me if I’d like to join her on the blog  and I’ve loved doing it ever since.

4) If you could change your name to anything, what would it be?
H – My Dad always wanted to call me Tabatha, which I quite like. Probably because it’s quite an unusual name here and I’m sure everyone knows how annoying it is to have a pretty common name. Whenever it’s called it’s never you.
K – I know at least 7 people who are called Katherine in different variations so it’d be something more unusual as well I would think?

5) Do you go/did you go/are you going to go to college? Why?
H – I’ll assume you mean college in the American sense, which would be the English university. Yes I am planning on going to Uni, because I want to graduate and wear a fancy hat.
K – If I follow my ambitions of being a primary school teacher then yes I definitely will!

6) What’s your favorite season?
H – Spring
K – Autumn

7) Do you follow sports? If so, which ones?
H – Secretly, I’m a massive lover of F1 racing. My brothers used to make me watch it with them and I ended up getting really into it.
K – If you knew me, you would know that’s a ridiculous question and that I really don’t follow any sports.

8) How many hours a day do you spend on the computer?
H – On working days, about 1-2. On non-working days 4-5.
K – Too many.

9) What’s your favorite TV show? That is, if you watch TV.
H – Of course I do! Hart of Dixie is a favourite of mine right now, but they change depending on what’s on.
K – Honestly, I love Glee. Ridiculous amounts. But let’s be honest, everyone loves a bit of Downton Abbey.
H – I change my answer to Downton Abbey.

10) What’s your favorite book?
H – Redeeming Love. ‘Tis awesome.
K – A Company of Swans – even though its teenage fiction, I just love it.

1) If you could have any celebrity as a relative, who would it be and how would they be related?
2) Snog, Marry, Avoid: Mr Blobby; Noel Edmonds; Dale Winton. (If you don’t know who they are, Google them. And welcome to the world of 90’s English TV)
3) Yellow or purple?
4) Why did the chicken cross the road?
5) On a scale of one to ten, how much do you love Downton Abbey?
6) Grey or white?
7) If you could be any animal for the day, what would it be?
8) Snog, Marry, Avoid: Prince Harry; Justin Bieber; Justin Timberlake
9) What is your favourite type of pasta?
10) How long do you think it took us to think up these questions?

Hannah & Katie

Introducing Katie …

Exciting times! Today, I’m welcoming one of my best friends onto this blog! She’s going to become a sort of co-poster if that makes sense. And to start some introductions, we thought we’d complete the ‘friendship tag’ so you could get to know her a little better. Look out for some of her first posts next week …

How and when did you meet?

H: This is insanely embarrassing, but we actually met in Science Club in Year 6. Don’t judge us – we were 10. And we were picked as some of the best scientists in our different schools to come to a science club in our local high school. I’d like to say we didn’t want to go. But that’s a lie. We were both well chuffed to be chosen. Though actually, the first time we met, Katie was really horrible to me. I was the only girl from my school, and she was with two friends. I remember she ran up to me and said I looked like a blue ink cartridge – just because my school uniform was bright blue.
We did eventually bond over a worm though so it was all good. And our teacher was called Mrs Shufflebottom.

What is your favourite memory together?

K: Well, in Year 10, sitting next to each other in History (which we did virtually no work in the lessons but still got a B, thank you) we’d borrowed a glue stick from the boy in front of us. Once we’d finished using it and obviously thinking that he would be expecting us to give it back I shouted his name and threw it back at him, causing him to let out a squeal and jump sideways off his chair and into the middle of the floor. We sat for about 20 minutes hysterically laughing whilst the rest of the class gave us annoyed glares, which actually happened far too regularly.

H: That would probably be my favourite too, but for the interest of adding some variety I’ll choose a different one. Actually, I have two:
1) Our History teacher’s name was James, as was the name of the boy sitting in front of us (glue stick boy, if you’re wondering). So one of our favourite games to pass the time in those lessons was to constantly shout James, until one of them turned round, then just claim we were calling the other. Yes, we were very annoying.
2) Having a supply teacher in History (all of our fun times were in History, because that was the only lesson we had that the teachers actually let us sit by one another) called Miss Snell. She was Czech I think, but a bit of a pushover. One lesson she asked us to fetch her water bottle from a different classroom, and gave us the keys. We then realised that this key opened and closed every door in our school. So of course, we spent the next half an hour, locking all the doors we could find, then claimed it had taken so long because we’d got lost.

Describe one another in one word.

H: Hysterical (as in funny, not really emotional).

K: Sarcastic (in a good way, but also, sometimes I have no idea if she is being serious or not)

What is your dream job?

H: Midwife!

K: Wedding Photographer (which will probably never happen)

What is your favourite make-up brand?

H: Whichever’s cheapest?

K: I must say, I’m a pretty loyal Rimmel London girl

What is something that annoys you about the other person?

H: She doesn’t like doing anything that might get her into trouble. And I do.

K: She gets me into trouble because I’m no good at keeping a straight face.

If you could go anywhere in the world together, where would it be and why?

H: South Africa please? It was one of the subjects on our History course, but thinking back, I really have no idea what it was about. Just that we watched a film that had Michael Caine in it.

Favourite inside joke?

H: Enoch. Enoch Powell.

K: The JLS incident.

Who takes longer to get ready in the morning?

K: To be honest, we’re both pretty slow and take ages (at least an hour) just wasting time

Favourite season?

H: Spring

K: Summer, but then again my birthday is in October so maybe Autumn? Just whenever its not raining if I’m honest?

Favourite song?

H: Stubborn Love – The Lumineers

K: The Writer – Ellie Goulding

Heels or flats?

H: Heels. If I could, I’d wear heels everyday, but I don’t think I’m old enough for that to be socially acceptable yet?

K: Definitely heels. I probably wear them at inappropriate times because I love wearing them too much.

Favourite animal?

H: Giraffe

K: Any one that won’t bite/maul me

If your house was burning down, and your family were safe, what would you save and why?

H: It’s not necessarily one thing, and it would take me several trips to get them all out, but my mum’s scrap-booking albums because photos are memories really. But now I feel guilty I didn’t say my teddy bear. So maybe him instead.

K: Yeah, I’m going to go with the soppy answer and probably save my teddy too. We’ve been through too much together.

Comedy, horror or chick-flick?

H: If those were my only options probably chick-flick, because most comedies make me cringe.

K: I’m a chick-flick kind of people. Something which I have been heavily criticised for by people, but I just love how predictable they are because you know they will always get together in the end.

Blackberry or iPhone?

H: iPhone. In my head, Blackberrys are for the annoying chavvy girls I had form with that spent most of the five years looking like oranges.

K: iPhone because I’m just that much of a hipster…

Favourite movie?

H: Inception!

K: John Tucker Must Die – I must have watched it over a hundred times!

Do you have anything matching?

H: Matching marker pens that we stole from one of our more annoying teachers on our last day. She had them all in a colour-coordinated box and got really angry if any went missing.

Do you share clothing?

H: Katie is rather larger in the chestal area than me :L but I do steal her scarves every now and then

K: We don’t share any clothing but  we do share a (toy) chick called Louie who lives with Hannah

What are you saved as in each other’s phones?

H: Katie is saved as Postman Pat, which got my mum very confused once when she called me. She didn’t really understand that it wasn’t the REAL Postman Pat calling …

K: Hannah therefore is Jess (well in actual fact Jessikins)

What’s your favourite thing about your friendship?

H: The amount of laughing we do. We only managed to do about three questions of this together because we wasted so much time laughing. One look can have us in hysterics.

K: It’s so true. We can literally be laughing about anything and everything pretty much all the time. I also like our mutual appreciation/obsession of A Very Potter Musical (which if you don’t know what it is, you should) and Made In Chelsea.

Hannah & Katie

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All About Me Tag:

I do love a good questions survey. In fact survey’s in general. I had great fun with my family’s census the other year. So here’s another informative questions tag that I kind of more for my benefit than yours. Unless, of course, you’ve always wondered what hand I write with?

General:

Nicknames: Goldilocks
Age: 17
Birthday: 08/11/95
Birthplace: Wolverhampton, UK
Location: Birmingham, UK
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Light brown
Weight:  8 st 7
Height: 5″4
Lefty Or Righty: Righty
Star Sign: Scorpio
Do You Drive: Almost
Screen Name: 19th Main Street

Favourite:

Colour: Yellow
Number: 8
Band: Mumford & Sons
Music Genre: Good
TV Show: How I Met Your Mother
Movie: Inception
Actor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (can we just talk about his FACE!?)
Actress: Keira Knightley
Kind Of Movie: Action
Cartoon: … Pingu?
Sport: F1
Fast Food: Nandos
Food: Bourbon biscuits
Ice cream: Creme Egg
Cereal: Corn flakes
Sweets: Rhubarb and Custard
Drink: Cinderella cocktails
Quote: “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Then find someone who’s life gave them vodka and have a party”

Do You:

Have Any Siblings: Two brothers and a sister-in-law
Have Any Pets: Nope 😥
Have A Job: Several …
Have A Cell Phone: Yes
Have Any Special Skills: Proper good eyesight? Is that a skill?
Have Any Fears: Of course! One of the more interesting is bellybuttons. Ew. Even the word makes me feel ill.
Have A Bedtime: Up to an hour after my parents
Sing In The Shower: Who doesn’t?
Get Along With You Parents: Most of the time
Have Any Piercings: No. Apparently my ears are too small to be safely peirced
Have Any Tattoos: No
Swear: Let’s pretend this is a no shall we?
Smoke: No
Drink: Only very occasionally
Do Drugs: Nope

Love & All That Crap:

Ever Been In Love: Nope
Ever Cheated On A Boyfriend: No
Are You Single: Yes
Do You Have A Crush On Someone: No! Isn’t that depressing!
Ever Been Dumped: No! Hahahaaaa
Ever Dumped Someone: Yes. Sorry!

This Or That:

Fruit Or Vegetable: Fruit
Black Or White: White
Lights On Or Off: Well it depends if it’s day or night?! Off usually?
TV Or Film: Film
Car Or Truck: Car. This was done by an American wasn’t it.
Rock Or Rap: Rock. The nature ones. Rocks are pretty.
Chocolate Or Vanilla: Chocolate
French Toast Or French Fries: French Fries (I assume they meant chips, but I’m taking it was the crisp brand because they’re dank too)
Cash Or Check: Cash
Strawberries Or Blueberries: Strawberries
Cookies Or Muffins: Muffins
Winter Break Or Spring Break: Well neither of these are a thing in England but if I could introduce one into the school system, Spring Break, because it sounds more fun
Hugs Or Kisses: Hugs, you can do that to anyone! Well, within boundaries.

Have You Ever:

Danced In A Public Place: Of course
Smiled For No Reason: Yes
Laughed So Hard You Cried: Millions of times. Made myself throw up once or twice.
Talked To Someone You Don’t Know: Again, many times
Drank Alcohol: Don’t tell my mum!
Done Drugs: No, unless you count painkillers. Hardcore.
Partied Until The Sun Came Up: Yep
Gotten A Ticket: Speeding? No, but it’s only a matter of time.
Been In A Wreck: No
Been Out Of The Country: Yeah

Random & Silly Stuff:

Are You A Virgin: Yes, and I will be until I’m married
Ever TP’d Someones House: Yes
Ever Egged Someones House: No, someone else had the eggs.
How Many Languages Do You Speak: English, and a little sign language
Who Do You Compare Yourself To: My mother?
Ever Regret Anything: Hell yes!
Do You Like Being Tickled: No!
What Are Your Goals: To become a midwife, and have lots of babies myself.

If you do this tag, make sure you put a link in the comments, because I love reading them as much as I love writing them, which is really sad.

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