The Mystery Blogger Award

Things have been a bit quiet on the old blog recently. I did a bake this weekend but the results were a tasteless stodge…. so once my baking game is back in flow I’m going to try again!

It has also been an incredibly busy few weeks. I’ve been working in the care home a lot more now that placement is finished, I’ve got a dissertation to write (help) and last weekend I was down in England for my grannies birthday! In amongst all that I feel like the days are flying by and I haven’t stopped to even check in on myself and see how I’m doing.

I received an exciting little notification the other day about The Mystery Blogger Award! Thank you Lady Clio Muses for nominating me.

Here are the rules:

The MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD was created by – https://www.okotoenigmasblog.com – and is a fun little way to highlight some WordPress bloggers who may be a little less known.
• Put the award logo/image on your blog.
• List the rules.
• Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
• Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
• Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
• Answer the questions you were asked.
• You have to nominate 10 people.
• Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
• Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question.
• Provide a link to your favourite post.

Three Things About Myself!

  1. I am dyslexic and was diagnosed (correct term?) when I was in primary school. My granny, dad, brother and sister are dyslexic too – along with other family members! I used to find it a hindrance whilst in school. My day to day course work was great but my exam results did not reflect this and it used to make me very upset and frustrated. However! I have learnt to be friends with my dyslexia. Yes it takes me double the time to read, write and learn than those without but I see the world with a difference, I learn in my own way.
  2.  I struggle with separation. This includes people and places, even objects. Which is probably why I still own a security blanket I’ve had (nearly) all my life..
  3. I love being surrounded by nature. My two favourite places would be near the sea or walking through a forest.

Questions from Clio!

What was the best piece of advice you have ever received?

After posting one of my blogs about struggling getting things done my granny sent me a message. One of her friends who died a few years ago left her with a saying, “If there is something you don’t really want to do, but need to. Just do it.” Not always as easy as it sounds but I like how straight to the point it is.

If money was not an object. What building would you restore and why?

I think for me, it would be a personal home. I’ve always loved the idea of building my own home or restoring an old building into a home. I helped one of my mums friends restore a bothy and it was so satisfying seeing the change.

What do you do to relax and unwind?

Through learning about my depression and learning how to look after myself being able to relax and unwind has been a big part of my journey. There are a few things that really help me…

  • Baking – of course! I wouldn’t say it’s relaxing all of the time, but it definitely helps me unwind. I don’t use an electric mixer so it really helps to release a bit of tension!!
  • Being outdoors – spending most of my childhood in the Highlands of Scotland, I am partial to spending some time amongst nature.
  • Having a bath – always been a big fan of a bath. Extra hot, extra bubbles, candles, music or an audiobook and I could stay there for an hour (or two).
  • Watching TV with my other half – blankets, crisps, chocolates, cuddles and a good crime series after a busy day works a treat!

How do you show love to someone?

I think showing love is very individual. For me it’s more about the small things, not big grand gestures all the time. It’s making dinner, doing the dishes when your other half has had a long day at work, running them a bath or buying silly little gifts (chocolate). I also think showing love is showing interest in someone, asking questions and remembering details about them. Knowing someone is loving them. With my family it would be through communication, I regularly phone my mum as I don’t see her often, my dad and I go to the pub together. Most of my family live in England too, so social media lets us connect through sharing pictures and messaging!

How old were you when you first started your blog?

Twenty two (last year). Still very new to the blogging world but it has been extremely helpful, interesting and healing.

My Nominees!

My Questions!

  1. What is your favourite place and why?
  2. What is the most important item you own?
  3. What is the one album you can listen to and never tire of?
  4. How do you provide self care?
  5. Describe yourself as an item of clothing!

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