Fussy Bird has been nominated for a Liebster Award
Thank you Mummy Bisson!
Wow, we only launched two months ago and already we’ve received an award nomination. Thank you so much to Mummy Bisson for putting us forward! The Liebster is a blogging award given by other bloggers who enjoy your blog. Now technically, we’re an online magazine, though we do have a blog and operate in quite a bloggy way, so we hope that still counts!
In accepting the Liebster Award, here are the rules we need to follow:
1) Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog.
2) Post the Liebster Award badge on your blog.
3) Write 11 facts about yourself.
4) Nominate 4-11 bloggers who you feel deserve the award.
5) Answer the 11 questions posted by the blogger that nominated you.
6) Write 11 new questions for your nominees.
So, to start off, here’s a little bit about Mummy Bisson. Mummy B writes about what inspires her as a mum. Her blog features her day-to-day adventures with her little girls, as well as lots of lovely posts on fashion, food and interiors (she’s also a talented property developer!). Check her out here.
Next are 11 facts about Fussy Bird’s founders, LP and LD. Scroll down for the answers to the 11 questions posed by Mummy Bisson, and the new questions we’ll be asking our chosen nominees.
Right, here we go:
11 FACTS ABOUT THE FUSSY BIRDS
1. I used to work as a TV extra to help pay for my gap year – yes – you may have seen me on classics such as Crossroads and Peak Practice.
2. I have two degrees in politics and political communication.
3. I am afraid of – and hate – pigeons…
4. …and slugs.
5. As a child I was picked to model (!) in a ski brochure whilst on holiday with my parents.
6. I used to hate wearing dresses. Something I only got over in my twenties.
7. I was a cadet in the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) when I was younger and had to go on ridiculous marching practice.
8. I can’t stand anything with ginger in it (biscuits, cake, ice-cream, etc)
9. My middle name is Margaret.
10. It took us weeks to decide on a name for our daughter!
11. I have run the London Marathon. Never again.
1. I once did a photoshoot for Now magazine that involved wearing fake nipples. And one for 19 magazine dressed as Christina Aguilera in the Dirrty video. The shame.
2. I used to coordinate school transport for special needs children.
3. I can do a funny noise with my lips called ‘nurning’. It makes me sound like the sound effects guy from Police Academy.
4. I used to sleepwalk as a child and talk all sorts of gibberish to my parents while dreaming.
5. I love the smell of coffee but can’t abide the taste. And I try it at least three times a year just to be sure, because I think drinking coffee is cool. And I’m tired. Always.
6. I won an award at school for public speaking.
7. I can speak German, bits of Italian, French and Spanish, a little Polish and Pig Latin. And German Pig Latin.
8. I love horror movies and have done since I was a child. #ParentFail, Mum and Dad…
9. I failed my driving test three times. Parking remains a challenge.
10. I love edamame as much as I love Cadburys chocolate. A lot.
11. My favourite films are Goodfellas, Three Men And A Baby, Grease, From Dusk Till Dawn, Nightmare On Elm Street 3, Alien, Four Weddings And A Funeral and Love, Actually. A nice mix of fluff, gore, fear and Richard Curtis.
We have chosen to nominate three bloggers we’ve newly discovered and three we already have a lot of love for, seeing as the word liebster comes from the German word for beloved, lovely or favourite.
OUR BLOGGER NOMINEES ARE…
QUESTIONS FROM MUMMY BISSON
1. Why did you decide to start a blog?
LD: Not totally sure, I don’t think I had enough to do at the time (only two small children and a job), so thought it would keep me busy…
LP: Well, LD came to me with her idea for an online style magazine for kids and I loved it. Having already blogged before and working in magazines, it had my name all over it.
2.Who is your celebrity crush?(Does not have to be male, could be a girl crush or Mummy crush!)
LD: Thor (as played by Chris Hemsworth) and Paul Bettany. Alexa Chung for her style.
LP: Hmm… I’m notorious at not being able to answer this. It was George Clooney for a while… Mummy style crush much easier – Jessica Alba.
3.Would you rather be invisible or read minds?
LD: Definitely be invisible. I’d love to watch my son at nursery and see what he really gets up to.
LP: My initial thought was read minds, but I think this would be far too disturbing, so being invisible. I’d also use my invisibility to listen in on my son’s conversations with his friends and the little stories they make up.
4. If you could time travel what era would you visit and why?
LD: I’m just reading a book about the history of Homo Sapiens, so I’d quite like to go back and see how Stonehenge was built and why.
LP: The 1920s would be fun. But I’d also like to experience Beatlemania, so maybe the ’60s.
5. What is your all time favourite song?
LD: Take On Me by A-Ha.
LP: Gahhhh, this is impossible! But those who know me well would tell me I was lying if I didn’t answer with Love Shack, so B52s it is. Tiiiiin roof, rustin’!
6.What is your favourite sport to play or watch?
LD: Tennis, to watch and play.
LP: Watching sport on TV makes me want to gouge my eyes out with a biro. I have married a sport addict from a sport-addicted family, so that’s fun. Now that we have children, I see the benefits of sport and am far more interested in their involvement in it and will be cheering them on from the sidelines. I, however, choose not to watch or play if at all possible. I’m much more comfortable on a yoga mat getting my ohm on.
7.What do you choose to do when you get a bit of ‘me’ time?
LD: What is ‘me’ time? Either go for a run or watch a film (I veer between insanely active and total sloth).
LP: What is this nonexistent time of which you speak? Should it ever magically appear, I would choose to waste it massively on scrolling through social media, burying myself in Red magazine and zoning out in front of Made In Chelsea. My escapism is deliciously low-brow.
8. What is your favourite time of day?
LD: Any time I get a cuddle or kiss from my little ones.
LP: Dinner and sofa-snuggle with my husband. I’m not the kind of mother who waxes lyrical about how amaaazing it is to be jumped on by my children at 5am and then we all play games and make breakfast smoothies together… I am not a morning person. Unless it involves a lie-in, tea in bed and someone to clear up the post-breakfast armageddon.
9.What is the best book you have ever read?
LD: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I am Lucy (according to my husband).
LP: The Time Traveler’s Wife. Original, imaginative, inspiring, heartbreaking. I forced my reluctant husband to read it and he unwillingly admitted he finished it off in a cafe at a motorway service station and had to read the last couple of pages in the car, as he had started to blub!
10.What do you love most about being a parent?
LD: Good question and surprisingly hard to answer. There are so many things I love, such as watching them grow into a little person with their own opinions, or seeing them accomplish something they didn’t think they could do. And getting to dress them up in cool outfits.
LP: I love hearing them learning new words and using them in a sentence, and the imaginative stories my son conjures up. I love it when my 19-month-old daughter wraps her little arms around my neck and hugs me tightly. And I love it most when we’re laughing so much together we’re in tears.
11. One thing you would change about yourself?
LD: I’d like a bit more confidence, please (I’m actually quite shy when I first meet people, which often gets misinterpreted!).
LP: I wish I cared less about what people thought about me. This feeling that I always need to please/impress/live up to expectations can make me incredibly anxious.
AND NOW OUR QUESTIONS!
Over to you, nominees…
1. What made you launch your blog?
2. What is your super power?
3. Is there anything you’re especially Fussy about?
4. What would your last supper be?
5. Tell us an ideal gift for you.
6. Share your guilty pleasure.
7. What’s the hardest thing about blogging?
8. If you could take a course in anything, what would it be?
9. What was your favourite toy/game as a child?
10. What piece of advice would you give your younger self?
11. If you could be anyone else for a day, who would you be?
Willing to take on the Liebster challenge? Please tag us on Twitter @thefussybird once you’ve completed the task so we can read your answers and share the love on our social media channels.
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