Everest Base Camp

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

Despite a pretty crappy start to the New Year, I was delighted to find that the artofstumbling had nominated me for the Liebster Award.

As part of the Liebster Award, nominees are required to make nominations for the blogs they feel should be recognised.

“The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  The word ” Liebster” comes from German and can mean the sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, most beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.”


  • Thank the person who nominated you. Thanks artofstumbling. Made my day 🙂
  • When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (while making sure you notify the blogger that you nominated them!)
  • You write up 11 NEW questions directed towards YOUR nominees.
  • You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated your own blog!

Eleven Random Facts:

  1. I came ‘out’ twice! once at 16, (then crawled back in the closet due to a conservative home town) and once again at university.
  2. I ran into a boy at school who was wearing glasses and when he pulled away the glasses were stuck in the side of my head!
  3. I have two adorable cats
  4. I recently discovered I have a diminished ovarian reserve.
  5. I have my NRA marksman
  6. I have trekked to Mt Everest Base Camp
  7. I was one of the main characters on a TV programme as a child.
  8. I am terrified of boats
  9. I eat crumpets upside down, because I dont like all the dots
  10. Monsters inc. is my fave kids film.
  11. I am obsessed with shoes!


 My nominees and my new questions for my nominees:

1. 2cagedbirds (for her brutally honest love, that I pray she can one day have openly)

2. Stormsilvermane (for his friendship)

3. QueerLandia (for their amazing pledge to bring current news, opinions and information to the LGBT community

4. TillyJean (for her always interesting feminist thoughts)

5. Verbalbanter (for always being strong and surviving no matter what)

6. Gaybymama (for their wonderful family and stories)

7. saradraws (cause she makes me laugh)

8. KiraMoore (for her journey and beautiful poetry)

9. D.C (for writing a fascinating blog about being gay and African)

10. JacquiMurray (for always inspiring me to write on)

11. Dearbutchlovefemme (because I love everything about this blog, its humour, and truthfulness!)

My Answers

1. What’s your favourite book?

virtually impossible to answer, I love loads top two: Day of the triffids and the solitare mystery

2. Your favourite film?

even harder, top three, house of flying daggers, the last samurai and the matrix.

3. Do you have any nicknames?

yes, but if i told you id have to kill you!

4. Do you play any musical instruments?

Not any more, I played the Cello for 7 years, played the piano, and violin, tinkled with the guitar.

5. Have you ever had surgery?

wisdom teeth removed thats about it…

6. What’s your favourite food?


7. What are you afraid of?

spiders, boats and tiny dots!

8. What’s your proudest moment?

Probably reaching Mt Everest Base Camp on my trek, or getting a first class degree.

9. Your favourite item of clothing?

I own 17 black tank tops, and I love every single one! (and my Kurt Geiger heels!)

10. Your favourite song?

anything dubstep. currently like the gemini remix of Ed Sheerans ‘you need me i dont need you’

11. Favourite TV show?

L word or the west wing


11 New questions for them. (And anyone else who wants to answer, just because they are that fun! and I’m interested in your answers)

1. If you could only visit one country where would it be?

2. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, with no ill effects what would it be?

3. fave TV series

4. why do you blog/write?

5. whats the dream you still havent fulfilled yet?

6. who did you hurt that you never meant to and what did you do?

7. most inspirational novel you’ve read and why did it inspire you?

8. If you were a super hero who would you be?

9. What three words describe you?

10. whats the one thing guaranteed to cheer you up when your down?

11. whats the craziest thing you have ever done?

Sacha’s Emporium of Goals

I have just about recovered from my hen do last weekend. Which was might I add, one of the best weekends I have ever had. The drunken debauchery was astounding! the quantity of alcohol drunk, vile. It was truly an epic weekend and has put me in a much better frame of mind. I can officially say that I am excited about the impending wedding which is now less than two weeks away. (Despite having several Hulk rage like moments because of work and my family)

With a kind of realisation that life’s too short, and a whole new section of my life is starting. There are a lot of things I would like to do. So like many before me, and many after, I decided to write a bucket list. Except that it isn’t a list. I don’t like lists, you can throw them away. So I decided to write a bucket full of goals, that I will pick and choose from until I complete them all, even if it takes my whole life! This is moveable feast, that will get added to and edited. Enjoy…



Ok, so this might be a long way off at the moment, but it’s guna happen! I just changed gyms and I am a little chunky but not obese. I have decided that due to multiple injuries from running that my body was not designed for running, but for building muscle, which I do easily. So I have booked a personal training induction, and have brought some body building books. OK I know I sound like Bridget Jones and her Man book case throwing out one lot of self help and in with another load, but seriously. I am making this my first goal, and I am giving myself a year to complete it. Believe me I am under no disillusion about how hard this is going to be I am a self confessed chocolate addict.



I am the original jack of all trades, I can take my hand to anything and be ok at it, sometimes even good. But never great. I am master of absolutely nothing. So I want to become really good at just one thing, I want to be exceptional at something. As yet, I dont know what that thing is, but I will work on it.



I have two books planned. Well one three quarters planned and another part planned. Two completely different genres but both need to be written. I will give myself a year to complete each one, but those years wont start until I have finished my dissertation in September 2013. Also, I want to get one of them published.



Ok a traditional bucket list item. I not only want to see the seven wonders of the world but do several other things too. I want to spend several months travelling Asia in particular Japan and China, as I am fascinated with their culture and heritage. I have a whole plan of where I want to go in China mapped out already, and have done for about 6 years! I have already trekked up to Mt Everest Base Camp, but I would like to climb a few other mountains and possibly summit some of the more realistic ones, see the world, the northern lights, etc etc.



ok so this one is a little shallow, but I have never felt happy with my wardrobe, and I have never had enough money to do something about it. With a fat pay rise at the end of my grad scheme on the horizon, I am going to treat myself to a ridiculously large wardrobe that will make me happy and comfortable. I think some of this is to do with the fact I am not happy with my weight. See goal 1!!



Buy/own a house.



Refer to previous blog about becoming a millionaire!



Produce an off sprung….



I have a tattoo designed, have done for a while, I need to grow a pair and go get it done already!

UGH. I have just gone back and re read this, as I had stalled momentarily, and  as I read, I was alarmed to find that they are all so boring and bog standard. I need to get a grip. I like to think of myself as a wild child. BUT In trying to write a comprehensive, fun list of things to do in my life, and I have written the most boring list ever. I need to try again.


I’ll be back with a much BETTER more interesting list.