The Liebster Award

Thank you so much to Mumzilla for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I have been secretly waiting for one of my fellow bloggers to nominate me and let me join in the fun, so I was over the moon to finally be involved! If you have a moment when you’ve finished reading this you should definitely check out Mumzilla’s blog, she is a fab writer, very funny and always guarantees to have you laughing out loud.

The Liebster Award is something that you pass around between other bloggers as a way of getting to know each other a little more in the form of a general question and answers type of thing, who doesn’t love that?!

Now here’s the boring bit, the rules…

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to his/her blog.
  • Copy and paste the Liebster Award badge to your post.
  • Answer the ten questions the person who nominated you asked.
  • Nominate 10 new bloggers that you want to share with the world.
  • Then create ten new questions for the bloggers you are nominating
  • Notify the bloggers that you have nominated in any way you see fit!

Mumzilla sent me ten questions to answer, and here we go….

What would you call your alter-ego?

My alter ego would most definitely be a Mombie. This is a new term which I discovered recently through a blogger I adore, here at Crummy Mummy, and it sums me up perfectly. After yet another sleepless night, or another stressful day, I morph into my alter ego and turn into full on Mombie mode! And let me tell you, she is frightening!!

What magical power do you wish that you had?

Ooh this is tough but I think the main one would be the power of invisibility so I could snaffle my kids chocolate in peace without them noticing!! It would also come in really useful on the days when I have to leave the house and I haven’t washed my hair for a week and have crusty Weetabix hand prints on my jeans.

What is the best cheese?

Lancashire Crumbly. I’m not sure if that’s just a local thing or you can get it anywhere, but it’s amazing (especially the one from Chorley market!) and it makes the best cheese on toast ever!!

Who would you most like to snog?

Although my husband will be reading this and if I said anyone else he would be very put out, in all honesty I would have said him anyway. As cheesy as it sounds, I still fancy the pants off him five years later and want to spend the rest of my life smooching only him. But if not, and my life absolutely depended on it, then I suppose I would have to force myself to snog Ryan Gosling, but only if he whispered those magic words to me, “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.”…*swoon*….

What is your favourite item of clothing and why?

This is the easiest question in the world and every one who knows me would tell you the same – my dressing gown!! Man, I love that dressing gown and it has been known to be surgically attached to me for days on end. The minute I take my coat off I immediately swap it for my dressing gown, normally still over my clothes as an extra layer until the coat goes back on! I grow so close to my dressing gowns that, even when they are old and falling to pieces, I still can’t bear to part with them and for that reason I have about six of them stashed in my wardrobe, like my own giant comfort blankets, from different stages of my life.

Name your top three bloggers

Oh wow this one really is tough!! I admire so many bloggers, infact I admire anyone who blogs full stop, and I love them all in so many different ways. It’s so hard to choose but I must, so the first one would be Shoebox full of memories. This is a guy who tragically lost his twin boys to stillbirth and writes not only about his experience and the devastating effect that it has had on their lives, but he tirelessly campaigns to raise awareness on a subject that, as you know, is so close to my heart.

The second one would be Mackenzie Glanville who I think is completely inspirational. She always motivates me and instils a positive outlook to life in every post. She is a fantastic writer I find myself nodding along and agreeing with every single word that she writes. She’s fab!

The third, and absolutely not the least, is Absolutely Prabulous and if you haven’t checked out this womans blog then you must. I envy her for her writing skills, the way that she can tell a story is just genius, and she is one of the cleverest, and funniest bloggers I have ever come across. So much love for this lady who has been nothing but supportive, #blog goals for sure!!

What needs inventing asap?

A teletransporter. Obviously I would love to be transported to an exotic beach and lie in the sunshine sipping on a Pina Colada of a weekend, but also, and most of all, because some of my best friends live at the opposite ends of the country and I would love to be able to whizz down there and give them a hug when they need it, or share a glass of wine and a girly gossip.

Who do you pretend to hate but secretly love?

I think it’s more of a collective group than a single individual, but I always pretend to hate reality TV stars and really, in secret, I am a Z-list celebrity junkie!! I love reading all about their car crash lives in trashy magazines and pouring over photos of them falling out of clubs with their boobs hanging out. Z-listers are way more entertaining than the A-listers, and reality TV is my guilty pleasure!

What’s that smell?

Well it certainly isn’t me, I showered just last night! As the saying goes, whoever smelt it dealt it!!

What’s the stupidest bit of ‘essential’ baby kit you bought?

Probably our baby monitors. We bought some top of the range, super expensive ones with our first baby, such was the fear that we might not hear him cry during the night. Little did we know that not only would we hear him screaming the house down at three in the morning, but so would half of the street!! Unless you live in a mansion then there’s not a chance in hell that you won’t hear a hungry baby screeching for milk in the night, and having that noise amplified by a baby monitor is probably the last thing you want to hear!!

If you have got this far, I now nominate the following bloggers. If any of you reading haven’t yet been nominated and fancy joining in then please feel free!

Pink Pear Bear

A Cornish Mum

A moment with Franca

Crummy Mummy

Mackenzie Glanville

Stick mud and belly laughs

Two tiny hands

Debs random writings


DIY Daddy DIY Daddy

My questions to you are –

  1. What was the last lie you told?
  2. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  3. Whose blog gives you blog envy?
  4. Have you ever committed a crime?
  5. How would your best friend describe you, in five words?
  6. Tell me your favourite joke?!
  7. If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?
  8. How much of your time each week do you spend on blogging?
  9. Which would you rather give up, coffee or alcohol?
  10. How did you and your other half meet?

Looking forward to reading your answers whenever you have the time! Thanks for reading, and again a huge thank you to Mumzilla for the Liebster love!!





Two Tiny Hands


  1. April 26, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Aw…bless you! Thanks for your kind words.

    I do like these Liebster posts. The answers are always fun and the questions people ask in return offer an insight into their minds.

    I hope your nominees join in!

    • April 27, 2016 / 4:52 pm

      You’re more than welcome. I love a good question and answer post, as you say it’s so insightful! Xx

  2. April 26, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Nice! I had a good laugh…I would love a teletransporter…travelling is hard.

    • April 27, 2016 / 4:51 pm

      Isn’t it! I’m scared of flying so it would solve that problem! Xx

  3. mumzilla
    April 26, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Ah, thanks for the compliments lovely. I wouldn’t say no to Ryan either!!! 😀 xx

    • April 27, 2016 / 4:51 pm

      You’re very welcome but still, hands off Ryan!! He’s all mine!! 😂xx

  4. April 26, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    Thank you so much for the nomination! I will try to answer them as best as I could – but these are rather tricky questions aren’t they. 😉 x

    • April 27, 2016 / 4:50 pm

      Hehe I look forward to it!! Xx

  5. April 27, 2016 / 5:07 am

    Thanks so much for the nomination – looking forward to taking part!x

    • April 27, 2016 / 12:20 pm

      Yayy, was thinking everyone would have already done it. Can’t wait to read your answers. Xx

  6. Angela Milnes
    April 27, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    `Thats a fab list of bloggers you have nominated. I enjoyed reading your post. The libester and similar posts are always interesting ways to learn more about bloggers personalities etc 🙂 Angela from Daysinbed x

    • April 27, 2016 / 5:50 pm

      I agree, it’s nice to get to know eachother a little more isn’t it? And good fun too! Xx

      • Angela Milnes
        April 27, 2016 / 11:30 pm

        yes 🙂

  7. Nige
    April 27, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    These are great fun allthough they get the truth about us thanks for nomination #bestandworst

    • April 27, 2016 / 5:50 pm

      Haha yes Nige, I’m glad I didn’t have to share my deepest darkest secrets!!! 😂 xx

  8. April 27, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    Yes the Mombie thing! Someone just said it on my blog the other day; maybe it was Crummy Mummy, I must check. And shameless plug but have you read my Confessions of a Housewife post? Ryan’s in there 🙂
    But let’s get onto the MOST important bit of this post shall we? Tee hee…thank you so much for that amazing eulogy (er I think I just used a word associated with dead people). Such kind words (and flattery will literally get you everywhere with me) that really touched me. Funnily enough I don’t feel like I read your blog enough and I always have you in mind; I could inhale every word so your writing skills are right up there too my dear.
    Congrats on the Liebster; I really wanted the superpower question on mine!

    • April 27, 2016 / 7:27 pm

      I just looked now, the Ryan thing – so true! Plus I actually really like Eva, despite the fact she is ridiculously beautiful, so yes, I will let her have him, it’s only fair.
      And you are very welcome, flattery might get you everywhere but I genuinely meant every word, your blog really is one to aspire to. And thank you, that’s one of the reasons I love you, you’re just too kind.
      Ooh now I’m curious, what super power would you have? Xx

      • May 5, 2016 / 11:36 am

        Hmmmm well being able to just wake up on time would be one. But I’d love to be invisible although i’d then sit in a corner crying about all the things people are saying about me as they don’t know I’m there lol.

        • May 5, 2016 / 9:11 pm

          Ahh see I never have that problem. My kids wake me at least three hours before my alarm goes off each day! 😂xx

  9. April 27, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    Great to get to know more about you. Your fave cheese sounds yum. And Mother is with you on the z-listers – she talks about them extremely disparagingly and then watches reality programmes which makes Father roll his eyes. Well done on your Liebster too x #puddinglove

    • April 27, 2016 / 7:42 pm

      Haha yes my husband rolls his eyes at my choice of TV – big brother, TOWIE, Geordie shore, I can’t get enough of it!!! Xx

  10. An imperfect Mum (@animperfectmum)
    April 27, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Ryan Gosling is rather dreamy and I love your choice of favourite clothing too. 🌸

    • April 28, 2016 / 11:43 am

      Imagine Ryan Gosling, wearing my dressing gown, not that would be perfection!!! xx

  11. April 28, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    You are very sweet with your sentiments about your hubby. And he reads your blog – he must be the perfect man! Really interesting post!

    • April 28, 2016 / 6:46 pm

      Oh he’s far from perfect let me tell you, but he’s my perfect man for sure. I’m a lucky lady. xx

  12. April 28, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    Oh I wish they had invented a teletransporter – my family live hours away and I would love to be able to just pop and have a brew with my Mum. Really sweet what you said about your other half, its so important in all this child madness that you can still connect with each other. Great post, loved learning more about you 🙂 thanks for linking up #PuddingLove

  13. April 28, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Great to learn a little more about you – love the sweetest answer about your hubby. Perfect xx
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub

    • April 29, 2016 / 7:24 pm

      Ahh he’s a keeper, and I do love a good smooch!! xx

  14. April 29, 2016 / 7:34 am

    Ah, I love these posts – so nice to get a little insight! I am in full support of the development of a teletransporter – I hate travelling! Love your answer about your husband too 🙂 #coolmumclub

    • April 29, 2016 / 7:24 pm

      They really need to crack on with that teletransporter don’t they?! Thanks for reading! xx

  15. twotinyhands
    April 29, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    Thanks for nominating me! I’ve already got one so I won’t be taking part. It was great to get to know you a bit more 😀. Thanks for linking to #abrandnewday

    • April 29, 2016 / 7:22 pm

      No worries, I think I was quite slow to get in on the Liebster! Thanks for hosting! xx

  16. agentspitback
    April 29, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    Ohhh…I so want the invisibility thing too! Chocolate, chips, cake…can you imagine the possibilities? And I had to laugh at the baby monitor – that’s funny! Thanks for sharing with #PasstheSauce

    • April 29, 2016 / 7:21 pm

      I know!! My kids can smell it a mile off!! Thanks for hosting! xx

  17. randommusings29
    April 29, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    Lovely getting to know a little more about you. My favourite item is clothing is pjs so we are on the same page there! I love the three blogs you chose as your favourites!
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂

    • April 29, 2016 / 7:20 pm

      PJs are a close second!! Thank you for reading! xx

  18. April 29, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    You deserve a Liebster award a thousand times over lovely! Loving the questions to you, and also those you came up with. Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub chick x

    • April 29, 2016 / 7:19 pm

      Ahh thank you! Thank you for hosting!! xxx

    • April 30, 2016 / 6:09 pm

      Thank you! And thanks for reading! xx

  19. fairyqueen
    April 30, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    I love reading these and finding more about people. Good to know that trash tv is a hit…I love a bit of guilty pleasure:)

    mainy – myrealfairy


    • May 1, 2016 / 12:19 pm

      Haha yes, trash TV is just so easy to watch isn’t it? When I’ve hAd a bad day with the kids and I’m knackered, I don’t have the attention span to watch anything complex, a bit of TOWIE or Geordie shore and I’m happy! Xx

  20. May 1, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    hehe I adore my dressing gown too! It is so comfy and I am in it constantly! We also bought crazy baby monitors and so true…you always hear those screaming babies. Lovely to learn more about you and thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    • May 1, 2016 / 4:54 pm

      Thank you! I love that others are surgically attached to their dressing gowns too, I’ve been in mine since 1pm, rainy days always call for a pj day! Xx

  21. May 1, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Hahah “if your a bird, then I’m a bird!” Yes I would pick Ryan too. Love that you wear a dressing gown! : ) I’m more of a t-shirt and underwear person but I think if someone bought me the write gown I would own it! Thanks so much for linking with #StayClassy!

    • May 1, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      Nothing beats Ryan, other than Ryan as Noah. Sigh….😍 And yes, clearly you haven’t found the right dressing gown yet, when you do you will never be parted!!! Xx

  22. Tracey @ One Frazzled Mum
    May 3, 2016 / 9:34 am

    Congrats on the award, I think I’m a mombie too (I love crummy mummy too!) I can also always be found fully dressed and with my dressing gown on classy I am lol! Apologies on the late omment from #abrandnewday

    • May 3, 2016 / 1:32 pm

      Haha we are kindred spirits, wearing dressing gowns!! Xx

  23. Jenny @ Let's Talk Mommy
    May 4, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Ahhh lovely to get to know more about you hun. What a lovely award and tag to do Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

    • May 4, 2016 / 7:37 pm

      Thank you! And thanks for hosting! xx

  24. Mums diary blog
    May 13, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    Congrats. You deserve it. 😘

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