I was nominated for a bloggers award called “Sisterhood of the World”, which is basically a series of questions that the nominee is asked to answer. Another way for bloggers to communicate and get to know each other!
I was nominated by the lovely Alex, who has given me a series of travel based questions to answer! Thank you, again!
(Update: I was also nominated by the lovely Whimsy Journals, and I’ve added her book related questions below too! Thank you!)
As always, the rules first:
- Mention the blogger who nominated you
- Answer the 10 questions given
- Nominate 10 female bloggers
- Provide 10 new questions
My answers for Alex:
1. What is travelling to you?
I haven’t travelled much at all, so travelling is an experience or a massive adventure. When I was younger, I went on many family holidays but although we journeyed through the country, I think that’s different to the actual act of travelling.
As you’ve probably seen in my last couple of posts, me and Matt have been travelling around the outskirts of our home city recently. Even though we haven’t travelled further than 45 miles in one direction, each trip has been a massive adventure because we make the most of every mile.
2. If you were to describe travelling in one word what would it be?
Depends if we’re talking travelling abroad, or travelling around England.
Abroad: stressful. England: adventure.
3. What is your favourite thing about travelling?
Honestly, I love to plan. I’m a planning wizard, so I always really enjoy this part. The list making, the thinking, the ideas. The moment when you see something completely new is also a huge contender.
4. If you were to live in one country/city for the rest of your live which one would it be and why?
Hard question! I haven’t experienced many new cities enough to say I’d like to move there. As much as I’d like to travel though, I wouldn’t ever to prefer to live in any other country other than England. I love it here. I’d love myself a bit of farm life – get away from the city, and get some sheep and chickens and cows!
5. What is the most interesting city or place to visit in your country?
If you don’t live somewhere very ‘green’, as in fields of green for miles or surrounded for miles by country roads and farm fields, a trip to the Yorkshire countryside would be lovely (plus the beautiful North York Moors in the summer).
6. Which are 3 things that never miss from you luggage on your travels?
My camera, aspirin, something for note taking.
7. If you were to choose between visiting a place where there are many people or visiting a more isolated place which would you choose and why?
Definitely isolated. You can’t take in the sights around you properly when it’s busy. I sometimes feel rushed to move on too, if there are crowds.
8. Which is the best place that you ever visited and why?
When I was in school, I visited and toured the WW1 memorials in Belgium. I can’t describe how breathtaking the entire trip was. So much so, me and Matt are hoping to recreate the trip and visit all the memorials together.
9.Which is the worst place that you ever visited and why?
I have a super sensitive skin, so trips abroad to hot countries aren’t enjoyable for me (hence my wish to stay in England!)
Speaking of which, on a family holiday to Portugal I broke out with a really bad case of ‘Prickly Heat’ which is practically a nasty and painful heat rash. A concerned local spotted me from across the road, ran to me, picked me up and ran away from my parents (!?!) into the roundabout in the middle of the road. It was full of Aloe Vera plants, and he was trying to show my parents how the plant could help if we opened it up and used it as a lotion!
10.What piece of advice would you give to the travellers out there?
If you don’t want to go, don’t. Don’t be pressured into going somewhere that makes you super uncomfortable just because your friends are going.
My answers for Shivalika:
1.Which is the best book you have read this year so far and what made you love it?
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. Probably one of the best books I’ve read. I’d never read something from the point of view of an animal before, and then you put that animal (my favourite animal) into a battle field… The writing is absolutely beautiful, and it showed me a side to WW1 that I’d never known before. I cried so hard.
2.What excuses do you give for not lending your books to others?
Ha, interesting. Depending on the person, I’d probably say okay and then ‘forget’. Is that mean? Maybe… But take this into consideration, I let my mum borrow a book last month, and she called me to tell me her puppy had eaten the majority of the pages and chewed on the front cover…
3.Which genre, if there is, do you usually avoid reading?
Nothing recently. I used to avoid romance (proper soppy novels) but I don’t necessarily mind now. Most probably would be really realistic crime novels and serious autobiographies. I read to transport myself into another world, and I’d rather that world wasn’t a huge depressing hole!
4.Do you ever plan to write a book? If so which genre?
I’d love to, but with my future career it’s probably not likely. If I was to though, I’d write a science fiction novel. I’m very descriptive, and I imagine my way of engaging the reader into my fictional world (probably more likely a universe) would be brilliant. 🙂
Also, that’s not bragging when the book isn’t even written yet ;).
5.Which books have inspired you to write? Or start your blog?
None, actually. I started to write my own stories much before I was a huge fan of reading. As for my blog, I need the process of writing and organising my thoughts to function recently!
6.Apart from reading, what is your favourite hobby?
7.Any specific book you are inclined to read on a cosy rainy day?
When Winter comes around, I love easy reads that I’m familiar with. It’s just hit Autumn and I’m already thinking about rereading the Hunger Games trilogy!
8.Favourite Disney movie?
It would like like choosing between my favourite child if I had to chose between Aristocats and Alice in Wonderland – so both! 🙂
9.Favourite authors and why?
This is a tough one, because I’m the sort of reader who moves from author to author and doesn’t particularly stick just because of who wrote it. Reading was such a huge part of my childhood, and Roald Dahl automatically comes to mind. I read book after book of his when I was young.
10.If you could change a character in a book, which would it be?
Unpopular opinion time: I don’t like young Hermione from the Harry Potter series. I don’t like children at the best of times, and bratty children get on my nerves. Of course, her character develops massively and the ‘phase’ doesn’t last long!
I loved these questions! Thank you 🙂
I don’t know enough bloggers yet to be able to nominate 10 more lady bloggers! Forgive me.
Thanks for reading, lovelies!
Hope you’ve all had a nice day.