I bought these. Why can't I wear them?! *sulks*
I had a lovely comment on my last post from Lily at Gingham & Daisies to let me know that she had given me the Sunshine Award.
So chuffed! It's really nice to know that someone out there enjoys reading my blog. Thanks Lily, you made my day. :-)
In order to receive it I have to answer ten questions and then pass the award on to five other people. Choosing just five blogs worthy of the award is going to be difficult because there are so many I could nominate, so I'll start with the easy bit:
1. Favourite colour?
Impossible to say. I don't like wearing colourful clothes (black, grey, neutrals and navy all the way for me) and I am not keen on too much colour in the house either. I like splashes of red and pink. I also like cool blues. Struggle with orange and lilac. (Favourite sweets are the green ones, if you're interested.)
2. Favourite number?
I don't have a favourite number. That concept is a bit odd to me; I don't understand how you can favour one number over another. Words, though, are something else. I have loads of favourite words. Current favourite is 'tumultuous'. Read into that what you will.
3. Favourite animal?
Am I allowed two favourites? Dogs and monkeys.
4. Favourite non-alcoholic drink?
Coffee - I drink far too much of it. The problem is that it is the perfect partner in crime with my favourite foods (cakes and chocolate).
I am fairly new to twitter but prefer it to facebook, especially with a bit of instagram thrown in. Instagram is great fun. Come find me (I'm xxNickiFxx) - I'd love to follow you. (That sounds a bit creepy but you know what I mean.)
6. What is my passion?
This is an enormous question! Whilst I care a great deal about a lot of things, I am most passionate about child welfare. I love children and am fascinated, delighted and appalled by them in equal measure. I don't have children of my own but I have such strong views on how children should be raised and the type of life I think they have a right to. Youth culture fascinates me and ever since the riots last year I have found myself pondering our society almost every single day. I could go on and on (and I would if we were sitting in a pub sharing a bag of crisps and a bottle of wine - you're spared!).
7. Do I prefer giving or receiving?
I'm ashamed to admit that I prefer to receive. *hangs head in shame* I am always thrilled with any kind of gift but I find it stressful choosing the perfect present for someone. I want things to be special and worry too much. The whole experience of gift-giving is just one stress after another for me!
8. Favourite pattern?
9. Favourite day of the week?
Friday! The prospect of a whole weekend ahead and the ability to do as you please for two whole days with your favourite people is so uplifting. I love the sense of anticipation that Friday brings.
10. Favourite flower?
Peonies are my very favourite. Especially very large, blousy, pale pink ones that are almost ready to keel over.
And on to the five people I'm passing the award to. As I said, there are loads of people I could easily give the award to but I'm going to go for some of the blogs that I've only recently discovered:
Hopefully all of those links work, blogger was misbehaving.