the real neat blog award


The other day I was nominated by Jeff (who's blog you should definitely check out because it's amazing) to do the Real Neat Blog Award which is something I'd never heard of before but apparently is for blogs who deserve more attention so thankyou so much Jeff! I'm very honoured and very happy!

terrible image made by me, feel free to use in your own post though!

Rules of the award are: 

-acknowlege and thank the person who nominated you (again: thankyou thankyou!!)
-answer their seven questions
-nominate seven people of your own (and let them know)
-ask seven questions for them to answer

What is your favourite song at the moment?  

     Currently it's a tie between Fight Song by Rachel Plattern and The Greatest by Sia; I've had both on repeat a lot and don't think I can actually choose between them right now.

What inspired you to start your blog?
     I don't really know what inspired me but I've always been hovering around the blogworld, reading other people's posts and I just wanted to have my own space to talk about things that I love (or don't love..)

If you were a super hero what powers would you have?
     I'd quite like the power of teleportation so I could just *poof* myself around the world Regina Mills style; just think of where I wanted to go and woosh I'm there; or I think flying would be really really cool!

What do you do when you aren’t working on your blog?
     Study, procrastinate, I love reading and taking photos just for me; and many an evening is spent in the kitchen with my housemates either watching a film or TV show and talking absolute rubbish for hours.

What’s your favourite season? Why?
     Summer! Especially in countries that aren't England.  I'm such a total hot weather girl, as soon as it's warm enough I will be in shorts and outside in the sun; as I'm still in education it might also have something to do with the fact that summer means freedom from essays but ultimately any season in which lovely weather is also called "it's a good day for a barbeque" is always going to get my vote.

If you could be anyone for a day (dead or alive) who would it be? Why?
     Amelia Earhart because she is a total girl power badass! And I'd just love to spent a day in her shoes and actually see the world through her eyes.

What are your goals for 2017?
     Blogwise I'd like to just keep doing what I'm doing, writing about things I like and that interest me but I am going to include more of my photography and hopefully gradually become more confident at my ability to actually write blog posts.  In general: figure out what I want to do with my life after university and graduate! I will crawl across that stage if I have to but I'm going to do it.

My questions are:

1) What is one thing from 2016 you are proud of?
2) Are you a horror movie fan or do you hide behind the cushions?
3) If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
4) What is your favourite, cannot live without,  food?
5) Which social media site would you throw off a cliff and leave to burn if possible?
6) One thing you wish you'd been taught / told in school?
7) If you were marooned on a desert island for two weeks, who would you want with you?
love el

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the gilmore girls tag

*this post does contain spoilers for the original seven seasons*

AHHHHHHH. There are only two days left until the Year In A Life: Gilmore Girls Revival lands on Netflix and I am so excited I can barely sit still.  I'm currently trying to motor my way through and rewatch all of the original seven before but with two days and three and a half seasons left to watch I'm admitting an early defeat.  I mean, in terms of hours it is actually doable but it's also only possible if I don't sleep at all and also write an apology letter to my lecturer for a) rocking up on friday looking like death on legs and b) not doing a single thing to prepare for the lectures and she's nice but she's not that nice..

But anyway my poor time management aside (honestly; how many months have I had to easily rewatch the entire show!?) I was scrolling through twitter earlier today and found The Blossom Twins Gilmore Girls Tag and it looked very cool and I decided I'd do it! 

1) Team Dean, Team Jess or Team Logan?
     I mean, this is an easy question right? Because Jess and Rory are the ultimate couple of all time!  Yes I know, he was a bit of a jerk but he was a clever jerk and to me he just had the best bond with Rory because anyone she can discuss books with in such detail is always going to be the best pick.

2) You stop by Luke's Diner, your go to menu item is: Blueberry muffin, Pastry, French toast, Burger and Fries or pancakes with strawberries? 
     Well to be honest I think I'd turn up as soon as Luke opened the door and just sit there all day ordering each option one by one!  But I guess if I was on my way to Chilton (ha who am I kidding) I'd go for french toast; any other time of day would definitely be burger and fries.

3) Harvard or Yale?
     See this is a very hard question for me because how am I supposed to choose between following in Rory's footsteps or pulling an Elle Woods??  Ultimately Lorelai's speech about the Yale drama society has me sold, so buy me a blue sweater and a plane ticket 'cause I'm going to Yale.

4) It's time for the Star's Hollow 'Bid on a Basket' festival. What are you putting in your basket?
      Confession time: I can cook a total of five things, one of them being a boiled egg, and my "is it done" radar runs on how many burnt bits there are so whoever got my basket might be a little disappointed.  But I can do a mean chicken pesto pasta salad so I'd throw some of that in there, and butterfly cakes with sparkly sprinkles because they are amazing and I'm still a four year old.

5) What's your favourite Gilmore Girls treat food? Pop tarts, Pizza, Chinese, Twinkies?
       I've never had a Twinkie or a Pop tart but the other two are my go-to takeway foods and I can never ever decide which one I want; pizza is great for movie nights but a mountain of chinese food just makes my heart happy.. Hmm I think I'm going to have to go for Chinese though; it's just SO good.  (Also it wasn't listed as an option but I'd like to have doughnuts afterwards to just push me over the edge and into full on food-baby mode.)

6)  Friday night dinners or Star's Hollow Town meeting?
     I have issues with the Gilmore Grandparents (who doesn't?) but I think the opportunity to attend a Friday Night Dinner is not one that comes around very often so I guess have to pick that (sorry Taylor.) And as a visitor to Stars Hollow; unless my dreams have come true and I'm living there; a town meeting maybe wouldn't be as entertaining..

7) Christopher, Max, Jason or Luke?
     Luke. Hands down, no question about it Luke!  There was always a thing between them, even when there wasn't, and I shipped them together before I even knew what shipping was. 

8) Rory's ideal night alone is doing laundry in her pajamas, while eating Indian food. What would your ideal night alone be? 
     The only similarity between mine and Rory's ideal nights alone are the pyjamas; I'd have a bubble bath then get into my comfiest warmest pair; pull on some fluffy socks and make a giant mug of tea.  I'd watch a film; Harry Potter is always a good go-to and then curl up in bed and read until I fell asleep.

9) Who would you rather hang out with, Paris, Lane or Marty?
     I love Lane to pieces but her mother scares me beyond belief and my knowledge of music is more musicals than anything well known so I have to pick Paris; who while also terrifying seems like a really good friend and definitely someone I could talk about books and interesting things with for hours.

10) Finally, with 'A Year in the life' just around the corner, what season would you love to visit Stars Hollow in? 
     All of them! I'd be the Dragonfly's best customer because I'd just keep coming back every few months. If I have make a choice right now I would go for Winter though because it always looks so pretty with the snow and twinkling lights, I'd love to wander around all bundled up in a coat and woolly scarf before heading to Luke's to warm up.

If you are a Gilmore Girl's fan then I tag you to answer these questions; just make sure you let Lucy and Kelly know by tagging them in a tweet!

love el

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