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Get to Know the Blogger 2017

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So I’ve almost had this blog two years now – which is mad! I still remember my boyfriend helping me come up with the ‘blogger bee’ name! Which obviously I give him massive thanks and all my gratitude because the name really has stuck with me and means so much to me. You can see a lot of change in my personality and such throughout my posts I believe, that honestly I could not identify if you just straight up asked me if I have changed since 2015.

I thought I’d make a little updated post with 10 facts about me – so you can get to know me, the blogger!

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1 – I’m currently studying a BA(Hons) in English Language and Creative Writing – I always loved writing growing up, but drifted away from it massively after high school even though it was my best subject – I’m so glad and do not regret going to do it in University and have pretty much finished my first year and just waiting on my final grades! It was such a good year.

2 – In my second year, I’m going to be doing an assorted pick of modules but have chosen to do a module called UWLP, which is a University Wide Language Programme, and essentially means I am going to be studying a second language for a module throughout the second year! I picked French and I’m honestly so excited but nervous for pushing myself to try to learn a second language!

3 – Since around 14 I’ve also been massively entranced by art & design, mainly focusing and switching between photography, illustration and 3D computer art. When I was picking my GCSE’s in school, I told one of the art teachers I was planning to pick GCSE Art and she actually told me not to and that I wouldn’t be able to handle it. But as of now I passed GCSE Art, I got a DMM in BTEC Level 3 Art and Design during college and did a year in a 3D Game Art apprenticeship!

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4 – You could say I started my working life when I was 16 and started doing volunteer jobs during college which included a volunteer receptionist in a holistic therapy centre in my hometown, cub scouts assistant and a couple of weeks volunteering in an animal shelter near where I live! I’ve had 8 paying jobs over the past few years of my life which have taught me a lot! I’ve worked in shops and a cinema, I’ve even been lucky enough to be part of the lovely Manchester vegan diner V Rev’s team for a while!

5 – I have four tattoos! My tattoos mean a lot to me because they are all things that represent me well, have special meaning to me, make me smile and make me feel more confident with my body! My favourite tattoo is the one on my arm that was done by the amazing Lauren Sutton, the tattoo is a lovely rendition of a sun and moon with the words ‘Mum’ and ‘Dad’ written inside. I chose it because I believe the sun represents my dad and the moon represents my mum.
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6 – I’ve always wanted to try and help people/organisations in my own way growing up. I’m no saint or massively charitable as I’m still growing up myself and I completely understand that not everyone has the money to regularly give to charity but I always want to try and do something. I adopted a penguin from WWF last year with a monthly donation, for a year I had a monthly donation going to the Cats Protection and right now I have a small monthly donation going to the UK Bumblebee Conservation Trust! I recommend looking into all of them as even if you don’t want to do monthly donations they have lovely shops with great merch where the money paid goes towards the organisation!

7 – I’m part of my University’s wonderful theatre society! I was part of two after school drama clubs in primary school but was very shy onwards up until even now, I’m still naturally a very reserved person – but during the first few weeks of University I was so drawn in by Almost Famous Theatre Company that I couldn’t not join! They put on amazing shows throughout the University year and this year they’ve done 5 brilliant shows! I was lucky enough to be in 3 of them which were the Miscast Variety Show, the summer Variety Show and Company. I massively recommend checking out one of their shows next year!

8 – I have no idea what I want to do ‘when I’m older’ or when I leave University and whenever I’m asked I pull a face and shrug. It doesn’t necessarily scare me anymore as I know a lot of people are in the same boat even people who are older than me. I’m constantly reminding myself that I’m at the building block ages and I’m not meant to have anything set in stone or sorted out yet. However, a lovely job that would be a dream job of mine or something I’d like to achieve one day, is write my own children’s books and illustrate them. Reading is such an important part of childhood that all kids should be able to experience and access. It’s great for teaching so many things including actual academic stuff or morals and things to reflect on in the real world and I’d love to be able to contribute to that with my own art and writing. I actually wrote about my feelings on it once!

9 – I’m a sucker for learning new stuff but have always had really bad concentration and really bad at sticking to stuff which is a shame and if I could go back in time and give younger me a push to stick to things I would. Growing up I’ve had guitar lessons, keyboard lessons, ice skating lessons, trampolining lessons and even tried out at netball clubs and used to go to drama clubs and dance classes for ballet and tap. I’m really proud of myself for returning to a drama club in University but my last club I was regularly doing was a dance class that I left in 2014! I’d love to maybe try to teach myself something new or join a new class/club one day soon.

10 – Video games have always been a massive part of my life and something that makes me happy. A fond memory of mine is honestly staying over at my eldest sister’s house and playing on the Gamecube or coming home from school and playing games on the family computer. I grew up on the Sims, Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life, SSX Tricky, Mario games, Pikmin and I even remember playin some really lesser known PC games like Spy Fox, Beach Life and The Movies! My current favourite games that I recommend everyone try include Persona 5, Persona 4, Bioshock, Animal Crossing New Leaf, Borderlands 2 and any Pokemon game!

So I hope you enjoyed getting to know me!

Thanks for reading,

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I got nominated for the Liebster Award!

I’m not sure how the Liebster is an award but I got nominated by the adorable Pastel Carousel and it made my day! The Liebster Award is basically an opportunity to nominate some of your favourite new and upcoming bloggers and helps connects bloggers! It’s an awesome way to find more blogs to follow and be inspired and it really made me smile that I got nominated! So thank you so much Pastel Carousel!! Definitely go and check out her adorable pastel blog!

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THE RULES
Thank and link the person who nominated you.
Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
Answer the eleven questions the person who nominated you created. Then make eleven questions of your own for your nominees. You may use the same questions.
Lastly, copy these rules in the post.
Although I have a slight problem as I can’t really do the original rule of nominating people since I only follow a select number of people who’ve got less than 200 followers and I don’t want to re-nominate people who’ve already got nominations ahhh!! So I’ll try to fit as many nominations as I can in but it might be a small number! 

QUESTIONS FOR ME (from Pastel Carousel)

  1. How long have you been blogging? I started this blog in August and my first post was on August 25th! So it will be 2 months this month! It’s my first proper attempt at blogging and it’s been a lovely hobby and I definitely am starting to put my all into it!
  2. Do you schedule your blog posts? Not really! I try to make a blog post regularly and not leave too many days between each one because I always want there to be interesting content for people to read in case they return to my blog!
  3. Cotton candy or ice cream? I absolutely adore cotton candy!! Although I tend to call it candy floss. Whenever I visit a theme park I just have to get bag!
  4. What’s your favourite season and why? Winter is my favourite season. The whole season just fills me with nostalgia and comfort. Even the slightest things in winter makes me feel happy and like it’s a nice time of year even if it’s walking down the street at only 4 in the afternoon and the floor has scattered leaves and the streetlights are already on and the air is crisp, I just love it so much. Plus I see a lot of my family around winter time and I love seeing family.
  5. What fictional character best represents your personality? One of my favourite cartoons and comics ever is Bee and Puppycat, the main character in it – Bee, is literally me in cartoon form. She also inspires my blog title and the fact my significant other calls me ‘Little bee’ sometimes when I’m putting all my concentration into writing. He is literally to thank for my blog name! But yeah Bee is full of energy, very easily excited and sees the best in a lot of things and I relate to her very much. Plus the line “You took too long, now your candies gone, that’s what happens PWAAA” just sounds like something I’d say.
  6. Have you ever been to Disneyland/Disneyworld? Nope! But I’d love to go to the one in Paris.
  7. What’s your favourite app? Hmm right now it’s definitely the Pokemon Shuffle game! If that classes as an app! It’s very addictive and cute!
  8. What’s your favourite colour? Blue all the way!
  9. Has it always been your favourite colour? I think so! I did like purple a lot as a kid though!
  10. What was your favourite cartoon growing up? Ed, Edd and Eddy or Powerpuff Girls! I always related to Bubbles!
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  11. Would you rather own a unicorn who bites or a dragon who snores? If the dragon was friendly and gentle; sure why not! I’d go with the dragon that snores!

THE BLOGGERS I NOMINATE ARE..

Golden Glamor

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QUESTIONS FOR YOU GUYS IF YOU’D LIKE TO DO IT:

  1. Favourite Disney princess?
  2. What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
  3. Is there any bloggers or vloggers you look up to?
  4. Do you have a youtube channel, if not would you start one?
  5. Favourite film?
  6. Favourite book?
  7. What tattoos do you have? Do you want any?
  8. How do you spend a self-care day?
  9. What character do you relate to the most?
  10. What 3 beauty products would you take to a desert island?
  11. Favourite place to get a coffee or tea and relax?

Thanks for reading!

Lenah x x