Thank you very much to girlgonemad33 for my Liebster Award Nomination.
By the rules, I believe I’m meant to nominate 5 blogs I follow with under 200 followers. The blogs I follow however have all got more than 200 followers so I can only return-nominate girlgonemad33!
As per the rules though I will answer the questions set in my nomination, my questions were:
Do you have any pets? Yes, we have a big old dog called Izzy who my daughters absolutely adore. She lets them walk all over her and is such a gentle giant. We also have goldfish who my eldest daughter named Dinner, Plate and Delightful; I think she may have been hungry at the time!
What/who inspired you to make a blog? A who and a what really. The ‘who’ is naturally my girls – I wanted something they might look back on and read one day as well as a way to remind myself how magical their childhood was when they’re older and fly the nest. The ‘what’ is a combination of my depression and anxiety together with my desire to show my girls (any maybe any other casual reader) that even when we’re in the grip of the worst fear and lowest mood – it’s ok. It can’t hurt us. It’s just a feeling and it will always pass.
What is your most proud moment in life? Every single day is filled with them watching my babies become charming and intelligent young girls.
What is your favourite form of social media? I use Facebook mostly and I think social media can be an advantage as well as a disadvantage as far as someone living with anxiety goes. Unlike ‘real’ social situations, we don’t need to interact straight away; we can consider our response first. Also unlike ‘real’ situations though, we don’t get instant feedback or get to see non-verbal queues such as body language – how often do we sit and stew over what someone else might be thinking in response to something we’ve posted or sent on social media? Usually only to find they just hadn’t read it yet!
What is your favourite holiday? Somewhere with a beach and a pool, preferably with sunshine! And plenty of alcohol of course! Most importantly, no clocks on the walls. I love not having to clock-watch all day.
Where would you love to live? Maybe slightly further into the countryside. I live in a semi-rural location anyway and love watching nature and seeing the countryside change with the seasons.
Do you have any siblings? I am an only child with no immediate siblings but I do have a half-brother and half-sister who both live a long way from me.
Who is your favourite band/singer? As a musician and music teacher I am constantly surrounded by music. My favourite changes with my moods so it would be completely impossible for me to single out one favourite! I love a bit of everything: Classical, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Indy, Easy listening, Electronica, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s – absolutely everything!
Have you ever went travelling? / Where to? Not that much in the grand scheme of things, mainly holidays in and around the UK, and the Mediterranean. I moved to the opposite end of the country on my own for a while.
If you won the lottery what would you do? Spoil my whole family, take some time out, move to a house with more land and buy a bigger piano!
Which would you prefer? Being stuck outside in the pouring rain or stuck inside on a boiling hot day? Definitely being stuck outside in the pouring rain. I LOVE the rain!
Sorry if my post is a bit of a cop-out as far as nominations go, I genuinely can’t nominate any blogs I follow with less than 200 followers! I do genuinely enjoy reading the blog I re-nominated though and hope that gives it’s author some sense of satisfaction – I like the thought that we anxiety sufferers might support and help each other out where we can. I have taken my time to answer the questions thoughtfully and invite girlgonemad33 and anyone else reading this to answer the same questions in the comments!
I look forward to reading more from you.