Friday, 28 March 2014

I've been nominated for the Liebster Award

Thank you very much, Tiny Tang from Life as a Petite for nominating me for the Liebster Award.
I thought if I ever get nominated I would definitly nominate you, but now you were quicker.

I love your blog because you talk about the things you love (fashion, craft and lifestyle) in a very personal and cute way. 

To give you a little introduction - the Liebster Award is an online award which is passed on by bloggers to other bloggers with 200 or less followers. It is a great and simple way for the blogging community to get to know each other a little better. 

The rules for the Liebster Award are:

1. You must link back to the person who nominated you.
2. You must state 11 facts about yourself.
3. You must answer the 11 questions given to you, from your nominator. 
4. You must nominate other bloggers, and set 11 questions for them to answer.
5. You can't nominate the person who nominated you.
6. You must tell the people you've nominated them, so they can take part!

11 quick facts about me;
Although I live now in Newcastle upon Tyne, I'm originally from the North of Germany, from a beautiful town called Lübeck.
I studied Art Therapy and did an apprenticeship to be a bookseller. 
I love reading books and some of my favourite writers are J.S.Foer, John Irving, Haruki Murakami, Nina Blazon and many more.
I love all kind of art, from Street Art to Guerilla Knitting (I have a thing for Anarchy) to Nicolas de Staël and Giogio Morandi.
Since I live in the UK I have discovered my passion for sewing and crafting, and enjoy reading crafting blogs and browsing on Pinterest.

And here are my answers to the questions given by TinyTang. 

What's your favourite colour?
My favourite colour is white. White can be combined with every other colour and still looks great. White is refreshing, it reminds me of fresh laundry or sailing on the open sea on a sunny day.

White is the colour of a blank canvas, a place where my imagination can run wild and I can express myself.

White is like a mystery, like a thick fog, or deep snow. White covers all things and keeps it a secret. It lets you guess what’s behind the layers.

White light contains according to physics, all colours. When you add all coloured lights, the result is white light, that fact always fascinated me.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
My altruistic wish would be that human kind would come to their senses and would value life & health more than fictional money & fame. I do not understand why innocent children have to suffer from starvation when people on other parts of the planet thinking about building a lift into space.

My selfish wish is to learn a language quicker (like Neo in “The Matrix” just simply downloading the content). It would be awesome to travel to other countries and to speak the native language. Socialising and learning about other cultures would be so much easier. For starters, I would love to speak Italian, Chinese, Spanish and Polish.

Name 3 of your fashion must-haves
NEON pink - Although more of an accessory, otherwise I would look like Barbie - and that’s not desirable. Pink is one of those secret pleasures of being a girly girl.

A good quality handbag – Even if you wear simple clothes, combined with a quality handbag , you look mysteriously awesome. The same principle applies to good shoes.

Confidence in your own style – Don’t just follow trends, make it yours, be individual, mix it and make the world a brighter and more colourful place.

What's your pet peeve(s)?
I’m getting really annoyed with people who skip a queue as if they were a VIP.

What's your most used word(s) or phrase(s)?
I have lots of geeky running jokes with my boyfriend Steve - depending on what movie we are watching.The all time classic is  from 24 and applicable in a lot of situations is...

“We are running out of time! We don’t have choice!”

6. Do you have any hidden talents? 
I have some awesome cabaret moves. My jazz hands are unbeatable.
And I can fall asleep nearly everywhere. Just give me a minute or two.

7. What's your favourite thing about blogging and where did you get your inspiration to start a blog from?
My favourite thing about blogging is that I can share my creative ideas and hopefully inspire and encourage others to get creative.

I’m not quite sure how it exactly started, but after a chat with my friend Irina about online business, as she is currently programming a language learning website, I was inspired to know more about blogging and bought the book "Blog Inc.” by Joy Cho which turned out to be a great source of information.

In the chapter “Why Blog” the author lists several reasons why we should start our own blog although there are literally hundreds of millions of public blogs out there.
A simple answer of hers is - " we have something unique to say too".
That finally encouraged me to start my own blog, and I am very happy since to have a dedicated space to my creativity.   

8. Have you met any celebrities? If so, who was your favourite?  And if not, if you could meet any celebrity, dead or alive, who would it be?
I have never met a celebrity apart from the usual, seeing them in concerts, on at a convention or at a reading.

I would love to meet Simon Pegg. I am a huge fan of “Spaced” and I follow him on Twitter. He is so mischievous and funny! He pranked his colleagues on the set of “Star Trek – Into Darkness” by claiming they needed to use neutron cream against harmful ionic effects. Eventually the whole crew got involved and even the Make-up department created actual jars of cream to pass around and were telling people they have to shake their hands to release the ions from their body. Epic! How lame is the 1st of April?

9. What’s your guilty pleasure?
I love watching romantic comedies and reading girly teen novels - they make me happy.

10. What's one food you couldn't live without?
Does coffee count as food? If I’m honest, I couldn’t cope very well without coffee. That reminds me, I’ll be back in 2 minutes, just making some ...

11. Take a picture of your favourite item of clothing/accessory.
I love my embroidered red shoes from Dune.

My nominations for the Liebster Award are:
Tierschutz geht uns alle an
Loosing weight and keeping it off

And my 11 questions for the nominees are:
When you have 1 hour of free time, how do you prefer to spend it?
What was the best gift you have ever received?
If you could go on a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
If you could travel back in time, which place in time would you like to visit?
What do you miss most about being a kid?
What was your favourite subject in school?
Who would you like to be your mentor, if you could choose anyone?
What’s your favourite movie or television series?
If you could be a Disney character and live in their movie world, who would you like to be?
What is your favourite book, and why?
What songs would be included on the soundtrack of your life?

I hope you have fun answering those questions :)

1 comment:

  1. cannot believe i just saw this caroline, I'm so sorry! I really enjoyed reading these answers, esp when they're so detailed, as it's fab to get to know you a bit more :D Those shoes are gorgeous btw :) Im glad you enjoyed answering the questions, and you really are so sweet :) Take care and catch you soon! :) x


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