Friday, 26 June 2015

Infinity Blog Award!

Today I'm honoured that the lovely Chrys Fey over at Write with Fey nominated me for the Infinity Blog Award. Thank you so much Chrys!

The rules are:

1) Thank the blog that nominated you.
2) Tell us 11 facts about yourself.
3) Answer the questions that were set for you to answer.
4) Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them.

11 facts about me:

1. I'm still scared of the dark.
2. I love baking - if I had the money, I'd quit my job and set up my own bakery tomorrow.
3. I prefer cats to dogs. This is a fairly recent development, but  I love how independent and funny they are. I do still love dogs - unfortunately my fiance is severely allergic to cats, so we're going to be more of a dog household I think.
4. I can't hear very well out of my left ear. So if you think I'm being rude and ignoring you, I'm not, I just can't hear what's going on (which is super fun when you work in a school and your actual job is listening to children all day). I'm finally having surgery in July, so fingers crossed it'll get better!
5. Batman is my favourite superhero. Followed very closely by Thor.
6. I love gardening - but I somehow systematically manage to kill anything I attempt to grow :(
7. I love tea. And cake.
8. I have never broken a bone. And touch wood I never will!
9. I used to be terrified of clowns when I was younger. My sister had a collection of clowns made out of china and I thought they were the creepiest things ever. I used to sleep with the duvet tucked tight around my neck because I was so scared one of them in particular would come alive at night and try to kill me. It didn't stop my sister hiding that particular clown in my bed on more than one occasion and scaring the life out of me. To this day, I don't like clowns and I still have to sleep with the cover around my neck!
10. I still play the sims.
11. I grew up on a dairy farm, and I'll always be a farmer's daughter at heart. Whenever I pass by a herd of cows, I can't help but wonder if they're milkers, in calf, heifers or stirks. One day, I'd love to go back up north and take over the family farm full time.

Chrys' questions for me:

1. What is something you’d do tomorrow if money wasn’t an object?
Travel the world. It's my ultimate life dream to take off and travel all over the world and live for a while in different places (mainly Australia, New Zealand and America) - I absolutely love travelling!

2. What is your biggest, wildest dream?
It's my secret wish that one day, one of my books will be made into a film. I know it sounds crazy and it's not likely to happen, but it's a dream that keeps me going whenever I feel like giving up. Plus, daydreaming about who would play what characters in the film is a fun procrastination technique.

3. What are your goals for your blog for the next year?
I'd love to get into the habit of making a schedule of when I post, and stick to it. I also have a vague idea of a blog event that I'd like to create, but I just need to find the confidence to reach out to other bloggers and ask them to take part! So we'll see if it happens or not!

I had such a lot of fun with this blog post! I love things like this, where I get to share a little bit more of my life with all you lovely bloggers and readers, and I get to snoop around yours in return ;).

My 11 nominations for the Infinity Blog Award are:

Murees Dupe
Misha Gericke
Anne Marie Schlueter
Annalisa Crawford
Suzanne Furness
Danielle Shipley
Nick Wilford
Rachel Schieffelbein
Lexa Cain
Sarah Foster
Julie Tuovi

Questions for my nominees:

1. If you could be any superhero, who would it be and why?
2. If you had to choose between permanently too hot or too cold, which one would you choose?
3. What's your ultimate writing dream?

I didn't realise we could ask more than three questions, but oh well! There's no real theme for my questions - it was just what popped into my head ;).

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! Feel free to share some of your own facts about you :)!


  1. Best wishes re: your surgery! Not being able to hear well is no fun; I've gone through several episodes of clogged-up ears, and it was pretty miserable.

    And having one's book made into a film is a great dream. I'd love the same -- and if I could get the film made in gorgeous, hand-drawn animation, so much the dreamier!

    1. Thanks, Danielle! I really hate it - I find myself constantly missing what people are saying and apologising for not being able to hear. I really hope the surgery works.

      Oh wow - I never though about an animation and yet I love Studio Ghibli...think I've found my new procrastination technique...

  2. Thanks for nominating me, Rachel. I'm very good at killing plants too, and I have tea pretty much as a constant stream throughout the day :-)

    1. No problem, Annalisa :)! I don't understand what I do wrong when I try and grow things!! Ah well, maybe some of us just aren't meant to be gardeners. I'm forever drinking tea, too! It's a must-have to keep me awake throughout the day

  3. Thanks for nominating me, Rachel. Travelling the world sounds like a great idea and I bet there isn't an author around who hasn't given a thought to their book being turned into a film/tv series. (I know I have!).
    I find clowns a little creepy too.

    1. No problem, Suzanne! It's great isn't it?? I love thinking about that - though I'm sure it would be more productive if I actually wrote instead of daydreaming, but oh well!

      Urgh, clowns *shudder* - they're horrible! I don't even like seeing them on TV or in a film! They're just too creepy.

  4. Hey, I grew up on a dairy farm too. And clowns are creepy. Traveling the world is a dream for me too.
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    1. Dairy farms are the best! Although it's kinda hard in winter...I really hope one day that dream does come true!

  5. Congratulations! And thanks for sending it my way, too. :)

    1. Thanks Rachel :)! No problem - looking forward to reading your post :)

  6. I sure hope the operation in July works and your hearing improves. It must be so hard to work in a school and have a hearing impairment. (Though if you get lucky and open a bakery, I doubt the bread and cakes would mind if you hear them or not!) Thanks very much for the shout-out. You're too kind! :)

    1. Thanks Lexa! Haha, one more reason why I should obviously open a bakery ;)! No problem :), looking forward to reading your post!

  7. Congrats on the award and thanks for nominating me! Hope everything goes well with the upcoming operation.

  8. RACHEL. You are just the sweetest. This is such a fun post!! Praying for your surgery next month!!!

  9. I loved finding out more about you. Being the daughter of a dairy farmer is brilliant. I have a degree in animal science, which basically means I'm a farm manager and I majored in Cattle/Dairy, sheep and pig farms. I love farms, even though I haven't been able to get a job in that industry. It's a lot of work though, but so worth it. I think it's awesome that you can bake. Cake is one of my favorite things too. I knew you were awesome and you just proved me right. You rock! All the best with your surgery.

    1. Aww thank you Murees :)! That's awesome!! I kinda wish I'd done something like that now - would you like to work in the industry eventually? I love baking - it's what I do to procrastinate/relax :). Thank you so much for your lovely comment - you rock too!


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