Saturday, 20 November 2010

I won a blog award and a giveaway!

Ahhh I can't believe I haven't blogged in 2 weeks, it's a travesty, but I'm back on track soon. I'll be updating you on everything that's gone on in the past two weeks, but firstly... Here is my blog award!
I received a blog award from the lovely Jasmine at :: Lavender's Green ::! Honestly, Jasmine is a fantastic blogger and does the best posts about everything blog-like. Take a look!

1. Why do you blog?
I don't really know, I just love writing about random stuff and having something as an outlet. I'm always too lazy to write in a diary every day so I like being able to share various things to people and being able to interact with people from all around the world is just amazing! Receiving positive feedback is ridiculously reaffirming and just to be able to talk about whatever is amazing.

2. Three best memories.
- This summer, when I saw the musical, Wicked, at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway in New York City. It was possibly the best moment of my entire life thus far. I got goosebumps and honestly, I can't even explain it, the entire 2-3 hours, I was just in awe and thought about how lucky I was to be able to experience something as magical as that musical.
- When I got into the grammar school that I now go to. Doing the exam was the most nervewracking thing ever, but when I got in, it was an amazing moment.
- Climbing up to the top of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City in Rome. It was overwhelming and brilliant, crowded yet amazing. It was magical and I don't know why it was so great, it just was.

3. Four of the best fiction books you've read.
- The entire Harry Potter series - J. K. Rowling
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
- The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
- Paper Towns - John Green
- High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
- Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
- Before I Die - Jenny Downham
- Let's Get Lost - Sarra Manning
- Man and Boy - Tony Parsons
(Sorry, couldn't stick to four!)

4. Five best movies ever made.
- Pretty Woman
- 500 Days of Summer
- Thirteen
- Amelie
- Juno
- Anchorman
- Zoolander
- Into The Wild
(Sorry again, I couldn't stick to five!)

5. Five things you can't live without.
- My family and friends
- Laughing
- Good food
- Good music
- Good books

6. If you could change your name, what would it be?
I don't know! I've always thought about having a different name, but honestly, my name isn't really so bad when I think about it. Maybe something more interesting, but my mind is failing me at the moment.

7. Tell us a unique and interesting fact about yourself.
I have had the dream of going to Christy Church College, Oxford University, ever since I can remember. It is slightly weird and not the most glamorous fact ever, but I've just always known that I want to go there; my two aunties and my uncle went there, I went to my aunty's graduation there, my other aunty got married there. It's a magical place and I never want to go study anywhere else.
Other than that, I have a twin sister (non-identical) and we're good friends most of the time and have the same friendship group, she's pretty much my best friend.

8. What do you love most about yourself?
I love the way that I can make someone feel good about themselves and I love the way that it makes me feel. I also love the fact that that I don't have to get on with everybody and it doesn't bother me if I do or don't. I think that's important, cause you can't have everybody love you. I'd hate it if I was the sort of person who dwelled on stuff like that too much.

9. If you had a 'Freaky Friday' experience, who would you change places with?
I would change places with my mother, just to see what her life is like and how she deals with life, especially since it's not easy being a mother of three kids and practically having to juggle doing that and a job, practically single-handedly, is a pretty massive feat. I would want to swap places to understand and be more empathetic when I'm acting like a spoilt teenager!

10. What is the best thing about being a woman?
I love that I can be hormonal and laugh and cry and do whatever I want. I guess it's just consolation for all the labour, childbirth and monthly crimson wave... :-)

Also... Some other very very exciting news as I won my first ever blog giveaway! Ever! Thanks so much to the lovely Poppy at Bears and Bunting! I received the lovely package from her after school one day and I was ecstatic, thanks so much! Here is what I received:

Great prizes, right?! Feeling rather lucky right now... Now I must be off to do some work, but I'll definitely do an update again soon. Hope everyone's enjoying their weekends too :-) Happy blogging!

Chloe xxx


  1. Ahhhh congratulations!
    Brilliant my love.

  2. congratulations!
    haha I totally understand why Wicked is in your top three moments. ahh gooosebumps and tears from watching it ahahha

  3. Yay! Glad everything got there in one piece.
    And I'm sorry again about that god awful wrapping paper. You'll be finding glitter round your room for months!
    I have wood floors here and every night my feet are covered in the stuff! =]

  4. Great answers!

    How cool that you have a twin sister! My younger brother and sister are twins, it runs in our family :)

    x Jasmine


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