Sunday, 10 August 2014

One Year of Blogging and Liebster Award!

Last week I was nominated for a Liebster award by the lovely Mia who blogs at Lavender Sunshine. As I knew my Blog Birthday was coming up I thought I would combine the two into one post. If you haven't heard of it before then the Liebster award is basically an award passed on from blogger to blogger!

Here are the rules:
You must answer all the questions you are given 
Must link back to the person that nominated you 
Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers
Cannot nominate the person who nominated you
Must inform nominees of your nomination
Provide nominees with a link to your post for more info
Here are the questions I was asked and my answers:
1. When did you start your blog?
A year and one day ago! Friday 9th August 2013.
2. What is your favourite fragrance?
 Daisy by Marc Jacobs, although it's nearly all run out.
3. What is your favourite make up brand?
 Maybe Rimmel London? Not sure.
4. Your favourite film?
 Breakfast at Tiffany's. LOVE!
5. Do you prefer summer or winter?
 Definitely summer! Although it's summer right now and pouring down with rain. Typical England...
6. Do you prefer pastels or brights for your nails?
 Brights, not sure I even own any pastels.
7. Do you have any piercings?
8. What is your favourite high street fashion shop?
 Uniqlo. It's a Japanese shop great for basics. In winter I constantly live in their heat tech tops!
9. If you could sum yourself up in 3 words, what would they be?
 Queen of scrapbooking...
10. Do you prefer a red, nude or pink lip?
 I guess I would have to say red since I only own one lipstick. And it's red.
11. What's your favourite way to remove your make up?
 Make up wipes.
Most of the blogs I read have over 200 followers so I'm just nominating these 4 ladies: Jamie from Gunters Abroad, Claire from Somewhere beyond the sea, Holly from English Girl Canadian Man and Van from Snow in Tromso. Here are my questions:
1. Favourite place you have visited?
2. What inspired you to start blogging?
3. Where are the top three places on your travel wish list?
4. What's the best book you have read?
5. What's the most read post on your blog?
6. First place you travelled to alone?
7. The view from your bedroom window?
8. Your five favourite things in life?
9. The movie you could watch over and over again?
10. If you could choose a second nationality what would you choose?
11. The next trip you have planned?
Now back to my blog birthday/ blogiversary, or whatever you want to call it. I can't believe one year has passed since I started this blog and wrote my first post! I had just moved to Japan and was taking so many photos of amazing festivals and temples but they were just sitting in my laptop where no-one could see them. So I started this blog as a way for me to document my adventures and experiences in Japan. Through blogging I have discovered loads of lovely bloggers from all around the world and my travel wish list keeps getting longer!
I have really enjoyed my first year of blogging and hope you have enjoyed reading!


  1. I love Breakfast at Tiffany's! I also just celebrated 1 yr of blogging. Congrats to you! :D

    1. Thanks! It seems like lots of bloggers are celebrating their first year of blogging at the moment! I guess most people start them in summer!

  2. I love love love Breakfast at Tiffanys! Thank you for the nomination! Congrats to you for your first full yea of blogging!

    1. It's such a great movie isn't it! And the outfits are just gorgeous! You're welcome :)

  3. Congratulations on the Liebster Anna! And for your first year of blogging! My anniversary is coming up very soon too actually - your post just reminded me of it :) We have so much in common - I also love Daisy by Marc Jacobs, I love summer too and Breakfast at Tiffany's is an all time fav movie of mine :) Carly x

    1. Thank you Carly :) Glad I reminded you of your anniversary! Wow, it seems like we have lots in common!

  4. Congrats to your first year and thank so much for your nomination! :) I'll answer your questions and link back to you on my Facebook page as I already have quite a long Liebster Award post on my blog... I hope that's okay for you!! ;)

    1. Thanks! You're welcome and yes of course that is fine :)

  5. I wear Marc Jacobs Daisy as well :) x

  6. congratulations! such a cute blog. Breakfast at Tiffany's....all day eerry day!

  7. Hi Anna, thanks for the nomination. I have (finally) responded and now passed on the Liebster baton to a few more bloggers here: :)
    Claire xx

    1. And just realised you already know this as you've left me a comment! Thanks for reading :)