Get to know me

Hello Lovelies.

So the very brilliant UK blogger Frankie a.k.a frankiefancies has nominated me to the Liebster award. Frankie posts about health, beauty, food and the things that go on in her life. I’ll leave a link below so please go check her out and share some love with a like or comment on her posts! x

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So for today’s post I’m going to be answering some fun personal questions so you can get a better idea of who I am πŸ™‚

Let’s get started!

What are the top 3 things on your bucketlist?

  1. Before I turn 30 I would like to write and publish a novel.
  2. To live in New York
  3. To create a podcast

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

Lena Dunham. This is a more recent inspiration but when I read this question she was the first person who popped into my head. I love it when women make things happen for themselves. Independence is something very important to me. I don’t like relying on other people. I firmly believe that if you want something you need to make it happen for yourself and you have to make yourself happy, not to rely on others for happiness. Lena has done so much that inspires me. She’s written and published a novel. She is the creator of the hot U.S show ‘Girls’ and a podcast called ‘Women of the hour’ in which she interviews different influential female friends and relatives of her.

Dunham has also played an active role in the modern feminist movement. She pushes the idea not that women are better than men but that we are just as good as them (equality my friends not superiority). I would love to meet her. She’s such an intelligent funny human and if I could have anyone at a dinner party for example she would definitely be top of the list. I can only hope to achieve half of her success Β by the time I’m 30 πŸ™‚

Why did you start blogging and what is your favourite thing about it?

As I said I love blogging because of the social aspect to it.To the outside world it can on the surface seem like a very lonely hobby but you and I both know this not to be true. I get such a kick when I see people commenting on my posts and chatting with you. I enjoy meeting people all over the world and sharing thoughts and interests.

I started this blog because I was in college with no job and I was quite lonely and fed up. I felt like I didn’t really have many people to talk to or anything to really do. So I thought hey I love writing why not share the many thoughts and opinions I have. And here we are 6 months later. I may not have many posts but I’m definitely proud of my little part of the internet, I’m definitely not going anywhere just yet so stay tuned for more!

What’s the weirdest thing about you?

I’m a bit of a germaphobe. I don’t share drinks with anyone not even family. I don’t share food off plates. I hate public toilets. I always carry sanitiser. I HATE burps and farts so no I do not do either of those and hate it when I’m around people and they do either.

and yes my family and friends do think I’m nutty. πŸ˜€

What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time?

Pinterest! I could scroll for hours searching outfit inspo and Diy’s.

What is your dream career?

A writer either for a magazine or a novelist.

What annoys you?

People who have no manners. Yes I know I sound like such a granny πŸ˜€ But seriously I like people to be polite with good etiquette.

What are your short-term goals?

To dedicate myself more to developing my blog, posting more. Hopefully I’ll set up a facebook and snapchat soon also. Β I’ve recently gained weight and become quite unfit so by the end of the summer I would really like to get healthy again πŸ˜€ And most importantly, get my drivers license!

Some weekend motivation from Karma Athletics! time to sweat off the stress of the week!:

What are your long-term goals?

To come out of college with a 2.1 or 1.1 degree. To move out into my own place. To travel to the west coast of America, I’ve seen the east coast so now I wanna see the other side. I also want to go to Iceland, Italy, India, gosh so many more. To volunteer overseas. To intern at a magazine or newspaper.

so cute! I wanna make this for my room/home...inspire by this picture and PLNU's study abroad sign.:

If you could be anyone else for a day who would you be?

Anna Wintour. I’m a fashion lover. I want to know what’s like to be such an influential figure in the industry and be the editor of a hugely successful fashion magazine, well more like THE fashion magazine.

Who makes you happiest.Β 

While I do always say you create your own happiness, there is one person that whenever I’m usually not in a bad mood for too long. That would be my cousin, Kate. There is only 11 months between us and we have been very close since we were tiny. We always seem to have a good ole laugh about something.


And that concludes the questions. I’ve probably gone into more detail than was necessary and rambled a bit but sure that’s typical me! πŸ™‚

Thank you so much to Frankiefancies for the nomination!

It was definitely fun but also a little hard to do. You’d think it’d be easy to answer these but some definitely required some thought.

And my nominees are…drumroll please……..

  • Floralesque blog
  • Sophie Samantha blog
  • Rachel holly blog
  • Cliona Hill blog
  • Tu es Belle blog

Each of these ladies have very impressive and stunning blogs so definitely go and check them out, links below!

And here are my questions for them. πŸ™‚

  • What was the idea behind your blog’s name?
  • What 5 people would you invite to a dinner party, dead or alive?
  • What is your favourite item of clothing?
  • Who inspires you and why?
  • What is something embarrassing that you have done or has happened to you?
  • What would your biography be called?
  • What are 3 things you want to achieve by the time you’re 30?
  • Three words that best describe your personality/life?
  • What is your biggest pet peeve/hate?
  • If you could re-create any movie scene what would it be?

Thanks so much again to Frankie for nominating me. I think this is a really fun way to get to know more bloggers, share the love around by helping each other out promoting one another’s blogs and also to allow our readers to get to know us better.

Happy Reading!

-G xo.

P.s I did leave out the facts part because this was already very long, I’ll do it separately.

Links:

https://frankiefancies.wordpress.com/

http://floralesque.com/

https://sophiesamantha.wordpress.com/

https://rachelholly.wordpress.com/

http://www.clionahill.com/

http://tuesbellex.blogspot.ie/

 

Disclaimer. Images are from the blogs mentioned above. Vogue Online and pinterest.
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April Fools

Hey dolls!

April fools, not really a day I’ve ever bothered too much about but this year the day of joking got me thinking.

According to wikipedia definitions, April Fools day is a day whereby people play practical jokes on one another and spread hoaxes. The idea is that you make someone believe something and then when they learn the truth you all have a good laugh about it. Having said that, sometimes people go too far and instead of making a funny prank/joke they instead hurt and insult others.

An example of this that I’m thinking of is the one where a woman announces she pregnant and before the end of the day shouts “April fools I’m kidding I’m not pregnant”.

On the day of April 1st I saw two women in particular announce their “pregnancy” on social media. Both were very influential females with a significant fan base. Singer, Gwen Stefani and Fashion and lifestyle blogger Chriselle Lim.

Gwen posted a sonogram picture of a baby with the caption “It’s a girl”. Now Gwen did later defend her action by saying she was making fun of the tabloids who continuously claim she’s pregnant. While she never intended to hurt anyones feelings surely she could understand that by posting a joke like this would ruffle some feathers, especially as she is a mother herself

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Blogger Chriselle dropped the bombshell on her snapchat before later appearing with her daughter ( 1 year old chloe) and admitting she was lying. Again a mother herself, could she not predict that this was an insensitive joke. Fans even heard the blogger explain further that she has friends going through IVF treatment and that her and husband Allen would like to one day have another child.

 

I’m not losing my crap over this. I don’t agree with their choice of hoax for the day but I do understand that they were not intentionally hurting anyones feeling.

Still this just goes to show that you never know what someones going through and what might hurt them. As two women who have lots of followers I would have expected they not be so naive and have more respect for them. Maybe the two have learnt their lessons.

*I will still continue to follow Chriselles blog journey just fyi. I am not hating on either women, merely just discussing their actions.We all make mistakes anyway.

So guys what do you think? Did they go too far or are some of us just not able to take the joke and run with it? Let me know in the comments.

Now to lighten up the mood a little ! πŸ˜€

I just replaced the can of air freshener in the office bathroom with an air horn. And now we wait...Β April Fool's Day                                            please follow me on pinterest:

Keep it classy and don’t be nasty! πŸ™‚

-G

*DISCLAIMER: All images are not my own. They were located from google images off other sites.