Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Liebster Award :)

Hello everyone! :) My blog has been nominated for a Liebster Award by the wonderful Lisa from the blog Pixie Diaries. Thanks Lisa :) x

So, here is how it works: 

1. When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself
2. You must answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you.
3. Pass the award onto 11 other blogs
4. Ask them 11 questions.
5. You are not allowed to nominate the blogger who nominated you!

11 Facts About Me: 

  1. My middle name is Rachel but I also have the hebrew names of Ilana Raiza, named after my late great grandmother Rose. 
  2. I travelled to India with my best friends when I was 20 and was an extra in a Bollywood movie with the actor Shahid Kapoor.
  3. I lived in the Ghanaian village of Fuo for 7 weeks in 2010, when i was volunteering with the development charity Tzedek. I worked as a teacher at an NGO, with 8 other volunteers.
  4. My first degree was in Drama and English Literature and my second is in Applied Theatre (Drama in community). I'd love to work for a theatre. 
  5. My favourite movies are The Notebook and Titanic
  6. I am a hopeless romantic 
  7. My favourite food is my mums chicken noodle soup. 
  8. I am Jewish and my grandfather is a refugee from Germany (now living in the UK).
  9. I pierced my nose when i was 20 but it got infected and only lasted 6 months, Sad times 
  10. I love soul music, especially Motown and neo-soul. My favourite singers are Joss stone, india arie and stevie wonder. 
  11. I love animals and really want a dog when I have my own home.

My 11 Questions from Lisa:

1. If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

If I was an animal I would be a fluffy little duck/ baby chick, because they are small and cute! 

2. What is your favourite breakfast food?

I love to eat chocolate cereals, although recently I have found porridge with sugar to be yummy.

3. Where did you go on your last vacation/ trip?

Believe it or not I havnt been away since 2010 when I went to Ghana, West Africa for 7 weeks. It was a life changing experience and I had such an amazing time.

4. What is your favourite movie?

I think my favourite movie ever would have to be the Notebook. It is such a beautiful and romantic film and I cry whenever I watch it.

5. Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?
I would want Rachel McAdams or Natalie Portman to play me in a movie about my life because they are both amazing actresses with a lot of range!

6. If there was a zombie apocalypse and you had to choose between staying in your home with ample food, but little protection (meaning you don't have the supplies to board yourself in completely) or hitting the road with a full tank of gas, but very limited supplies, what would your coarse of action be? 

I think I would stay in my house as everyone needs food to survive. A hard question Lisa!

7.  Are you a cat or a dog person? Why?

I am a dog person although believe it or not as a child I was scared of them. I used to be a cat person when I was younger but not I find dogs to be friendlier and cuter. I would like a dog at some point.

8.   What is the worst book you have ever read?

Gosh, I have read a lot of books but I think perhaps Frankenstein  by Mary Shelley. I didnt enjoy it. 

9. If you could go back in time, what year would you go to and why?

I would like to go back to the 1920s in America and go to illegal jazz parties as a flapper just because I think that would be so much fun! 

10. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

I hope that I am in a career I love or am with somebody I love, hoping I will settle down and start a family, but who knows what God has in store!

11. Do you drink coffee or tea? (I'm team tea)

Right with you Lisa, I'm team tea too!! Its wonderful to wake up in the morning with a cup of tea.

My 11 Nominees for the award:

Anna at Little Reminders of Love
Michelle at Oh Mishka
Catherine at A Time to Create
Keith at Unapologetic Dreamer
Kizzy at the Dainty Dolls House
Carly Watts Art and Illustration
Ally at All Things Sweet
Courtney at Vintch
Deirdre at Decoybetty
Chloe Moon at Argo...
Selina at Ginger and Chestnut

My 11 questions for them:

1. If you could live in any country other than the one you are in where would you live?

2. Chocolate or marshmellow?

3. If you could buy clothes from only one shop for the rest of your life what would it be?

4. What is the coolest place you have travelled to?

5. If you had a pet what animal would it be and what would you name it?

6. Which celebrity would be your ideal lover?

7. If you could be a 1950s film star who would you be and why?

8.  What is your favourite song and why?

9.  What songs would make up the soundtrack to your life?

10. Can you speak a foreign language and if so which ones?

11. If you could be a fruit, what would you be?

Hope you enjoyed and thanks again Lisa. Eleanor xxx   


  1. Congrats on your well-deserved Liebster Award :)

    I think it's so awesome that you volunteered in Ghana!!

    P.S. Thank you for your nomination of my blog. I am very humbled :)

    1. thanks and its a pleasure you have a wonderful blog. xx

  2. I really enjoyed reading your answers and finding out a little more about you! Thank you so much for thinking of me and nominating me too! xxx

  3. thank you for the award:) i am super humbled and i truly appreciate it! i've enjoyed learning more about you, sweet friend!

  4. Oooh thank you so much for the award, that's so very sweet of you to think too pass it on to me :))) I shall get mine done for Friday indeed!! Your so sweet, thank you so much. I loved your answers & learning some things about you too!! I hope you have a wonderful evening doll!! Love loves xo

  5. its my pleasure. you all have wonderful blogs. xxx

  6. Thanks for nominating me :)

  7. It's so cool that you were an extra in a Bollywood movie! The Notebook is one of my fav movies too.

  8. Thanks El. I don't know if I can answer some of these questions, I just can't choose a definite answer!

  9. Thank you so much for nominating me lovely:) How cool that you were in a Bollywood movie, I love Bollywood movies. I am definitely a tea drinker here and porridge with some brown sugar on top is sooo yummy in winter. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. xx

  10. Great post, El! I didn't know you were a teacher. When I started uni the plan was to teach kindergarten. And it sounds like you've done a lot of travelling :) so jealous.

  11. Such a cute blog! I love your point of view!
    Maybe we could follow each other via gfc and bloglovin? I can't wait to see your next post.

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  13. Thank you so much for nominating me!! I will do this tonight!! =)



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