I am combining a few awards into one post today; mainly because my backlog of awards and tags I need to get through isn’t getting any shorter, and because I am running out of interesting facts I can share about myself without it sounding like I’m reading straight from my driver’s licence. I was nominated by Marie at Drizzle and Hurricane Books for The Dragon’s Loyalty Award and The Creative Blogger Award, and I was nominated by Jesse at Books at Dawn for The Versatile Blogger Award.
So I have combined all three awards to create one post; The Creative and Versatile Dragon’s Loyalty Blog Award.
To Marie and Jesse thank you so, so much for the nominations. And for everyone else reading this you should definitely check out both of their blogs; they are amazing people and post some brilliant stuff.
Rules for The Dragon’s Loyalty Blog Award:
- Display the award on your blog.
- Announce your win with a post.
- Link the blogger who awarded you.
- Present six deserving blogs with the award.
- Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded.
- Write seven interesting things about you.
Rules for The Creative Blogger Award:
- Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
- Share five facts about yourself.
- Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
- Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.
Rules for The Versatile Blogger Award:
- Show the award on your blog.
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Share seven facts about yourself.
- Nominate fifteen blogs.
- Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.
So instead of listing facts about myself I’m going to do something a little different and pick nineteen items off my bucket list of things I want to do before I die. Originally it was things to do before I turned 30 but some of these may take a little longer to actually pull off.
Sky dive, or bungee jump…
…I have a horrendous fear of falling and I want to try and conquer that. I’d love to one day have the courage to actually jump out of an airplane, and if I can’t then I’ll settle for bungee jumping instead.
Run the London marathon…
…I started jogging at the end of last year and it is my aim one year, when I’ve got a lot more practise and built up my stamina, to take part in the London marathon.
…I’ve always wanted to go but never had the chance, and of all the holidays I have planned for this year and next skiing isn’t one of them. Most my friends either aren’t interested or have already been.
Go on a road trip…
…I would love to be able to take a career break from work and travel all over the world; going to all the major cities in Europe, seeing all of Vietnam, India and China, and all the major states of America. There are so many places I want to visit.
Attend Fashion Week…
…I went to Graduate Fashion Week twice while I was at university but I’d love to be able to go to one of the big ones; London, Milan, New York. I imagine it’d be amazing.
Travel on a safari…
…Ever since I was studying Kenya in Geography at high school I’ve wanted to go on a proper safari holiday and see all the animals I’ve only ever seen in pictures or the zoo.
Go to San Diego Comic Con…
…It’s the biggest one there is, probably incredibly busy as well but the pictures I’ve seen look amazing! It seems like a once in a lifetime opportunity and so many of the actors from so many of my favourite TV shows are there.
Go to a music festival…
…I went to Reading festival a couple of years ago, which was amazing don’t get me wrong, but I’d love to go to Glastonbury one year with all my friends.
See the firework display in London on New Year’s Eve…
…I work in London but I’ve never stayed for the fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. To be honest I don’t really do anything for New Year’s Eve but one year I’d love to see the fireworks over the London Eye.
Swim with sharks…
…I’ve swam with dolphins and stingrays before but never sharks, and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do so I’d love to have the opportunity one day.
Learn a foreign language…
…I am currently learning Italian but it’s slow going and there are other languages I’d love to learn as well. One day I hope to be completely fluent in a couple of languages which I can use while travelling.
…This one is kind of connected to the above. Learning a language is easier if you’re speaking it every day. So one day I’d love to find a job and live abroad somewhere, even if it’s just for six months or so, to help with learning foreign languages.
Ride on the Harry Potter train…
…My friends and I were hoping to go when we visit Edinburgh next week, however it’s a little out of our way so we’ll have to go back some other time. Harry Potter is one of my favourite series so I’d love to be able to ride the train used in the filming of the movies.
Fly first class…
…I travel a lot, and for one of my longer trips where the flight is hours and hours long I’d love to have a first class ticket. It’s so expensive to upgrade so I may have to wait a while until I save up enough money.
Attend a book signing…
…I love reading (obviously) but I’ve never been to a book signing. Most of the authors I love live over in American and it’s rare my favourite English authors have book signings I can easily get to. Maybe one day though.
Trek the Inca Trail…
…It’s one of the most famous treks in South America and I imagine it’s so beautiful. Plus there are so many amazing sites along the way I’d love to visit, Machu Picchu for one!
Celebrate Madri Gras in New Orleans…
…New Orleans is a place I would love to visit anyways, but I imagine going during Madri Gras would be an unforgettable experience.
Ride an elephant in Thailand…
…Thailand is another country on my bucket list, a must for me to visit one day, and I’d love to ride an elephant while I was there.
Pack my bags and set off for a random location with no itinerary…
…It’s a fantasy I have some days when I’m bored at work or at home; packing my bags, driving to the nearest airport, and booking a ticket on the first plane leaving for somewhere far, far away.
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