Saturday, 26 January 2013

Liebster Award

Today I am pleased to announce that I have been nominated for the liebster award by Lola of It Girl Vibe! Yay!

This is my first blogging award ever, so I'm pretty excited. I'm so glad I have been considered good enough for this! 
Ta Da xx. There it is. Basically the liebster award is for blogs with under 300 followers, liebster is German and means dearest sweetest, beloved, kindest, loveliest, nicest, welcome... etc. essentially it is a lovely award to be nominated for!

  • The award is for bloggers with under 300 followers.
  • Nominees must link back to those who nominated them in their Award post.
  • Those nominated must state 11 random facts about themselves and answer the 11 questions given to them by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Make up 11 new questions to be answered by another 11 bloggers chosen by you.
  • No tag-backs! (Don't nominate the awesome person who nominated you, as they have already done the Liebster Award).
(I just copied that from It Girl Vibe- I don't know all about this award!!) 

Soooo... Here we go! (I hope I do this right!)

11 facts about me:
  • My name is Flora and I share my name with the Roman goddess of flowers *fancy!*
  • One of my best friends is also called Flora so I also share my name with her *not quite so fancy!*
  • Both my parents are librarians which means I read A LOT. I love all sorts of books!
  • I have a ridiculous number of dream jobs- Blogger (of course!), journalist, actress, fashion designer, interior designer, cafe owner!
  • I have an obsession with cats- I tweet tons of cat pictures on my twitter @Flo_Jo52
  • I love crafty things- sewing, drawing, even knitting (but I'm rubbish at it and need to improve)!
  • I adore acting and have been in two professional theatre productions.
  • I am one of the few people who don't like Harry Potter, don't ask why- I just don't find the books interesting.
  • I don't like one direction *cowers from angry directioners*. I don't hate them, they seem sweet but I just a) can't see the attraction people have to them and b) they can't sing amazingly well. Don't hate on me! I have nothing against them xx
  • I write book reviews for Anorak magazine and Macmillan children's books. 
  • I love manga! Most people who read my blog will already know this but it's still a fact, right!?!?
And here are the 11 questions Lola Vibe gave me:

1) What's a rebellious thing you've done?

Ummm... I'm not really a rebellious person. I haven't done anything really stupid like dye my hair pink! (Yet!!!)

2) Whats your guilty pleasure?

Doctor Who, it's designed for 8 year old boys but it's great! 

3) Who would you like to meet and why (be it a celebrity or a friend, family...)

I don't actually know... Maybe a producer for some big Hollywood movie, that would cast me- that would be good!

4) What's your favourite book and why?

I don't have a favourite book at the moment. I love the Ask Amy Green series, the Hunger Games, and am currently making my way through Sophia Bennet's book, Threads.

5) Favourite TV show?

Outnumbered, Miranda, QI, and Room 101. All comedy. And all hilariously funny!

6) Have you ever slapped someone?

I might have slapped my brother when he was being really annoying but I can't think of a think of a specific incident...!

7) An embarrassing moment?

I think this must be pretty embarrassing 'cause it happened in year 2 and I still remember it! You   know inset days! Well, when I was little I thought they were insect days, and back then insect and bug were interchangeable. So when the teacher asked what day it was tomorrow I stood up and said BUG DAY really loudly. Everyone laughed. So, yeah >.<

8) What's your dream job?

A fashion designer! Not gonna happen but a girl can dream!

9) Most beautiful things about you (don't say none, we all have something!)?

I like my feet. They're long, but not big, quite graceful looking and thin. Having graceful looking feet does not make me in anyway graceful by the way!
10) Heels or flats?

Heels. I'm not very tall and I love wedge heels and stilettos, not very practical, but still.

11) Would you rather lick a frog or stick your bare butt against the window for 1 minute?

Haha xx Definitely lick a frog. Frogs are cute! 

Now I have to nominate some people:
Crafty girl*
Picking Daisies
A Little Birdy Told Me
Confidently Mine
Spaceship to infinty

Okay. Phew that took me ages xx

P.S Oh my goodness I'm so sorry- I forgot to add my questions. Honestly, I'm hopeless; here they are:
1) If you could dye your hair any colour, what colour would it be?
2) What's your favourite breed of cat?
3) What's your favourite TV programme?
4) If you could be famous for anything, what would it be?
5)What type of phone do you have?

Friday, 18 January 2013


I live in the south of England and it NEVER snows here. I mean, about once a year. So when I woke up today and everywhere was gorgeous and white I got very excited. The fact that I got the day off school made it even better! Look how beautiful out back garden looks!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

Whoa. 2013 already. Can you believe it? It feels only yesterday that we were welcoming in 2012. Because the year was so action packed it's flown by.
 This year I am definitely going to make some new years resolutions and stick to the; so here they are:
1) Be nicer to my siblings. So far as brothers and sisters go we get on quite well but there's always room for improvement, hey? I am just going to take a deep breath when they annoy me and try to stay calm- even if they are both pains in the neck.
2) Be a better vegetarian. As I've mentioned in a previous post I utterly fail at vegetarianism. I have got to stop being tempted by meat...