Thursday, 11 July 2013

Liebster Award ... An interesting nomination

Thank you so much to Lauren over at Love, laughter and learning in Prep for nominating me for the Liesbster. I've noticed this week that some of my fave bloggers had been nominated, so it's a real surprise and honour to have Lauren recognise me.

To accept the nomination I must:
1. Link back to the blog that nominated me.
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers.
3. Answer the questions posted for me by my nominator. 
4. Share 11 random facts about myself.
5. Create 11 questions for my nominees.
6. Contact my nominees and let them know I nominated them.

My nominees are:
Matt from Digital: Divide and Conquer
Kaytie from Orange Polka Dots
Kelli from Tales from a Traveling Teacher
Amy from Littlest Superheroes
Arlene from LMN tree

You should definitely check these blogs out. All the writers are so different and bring something unique to the blogging world!

Here are my answers to Lauren's questions:
1. Why did you decide to become a teacher?
During my master's research I volunteered in a kinder and 3rd grade at two very different schools. I really enjoyed my experience as a volunteer and thought I could possibly make a go of it as a career.
2. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
I enjoy sharing my ideas, but my most favourite part about blogging is actually reading everyone else's ideas. I actually feel like my brain wants to explode with all the ideas I've picked up.
3. What is your favourite food?
All of it? 
4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Canada, Australia - somewhere warm and friendly
5. Who is your celebrity crush? 
em ... not sure
6. Pepsi or Coke? 
Coke all the way
7. How do you relax after a tough day at school? 
Eat, watch TV, read blogs
8. Can you do a handstand? 
I used to be able to. When I was 7 I was doing a handstand against my couch and feel backwards and cracked my head on the coffee table. Amazingly, this incident didn't faze me or put me off handstands.
9. What would your perfect day at school involve?
I am really boring and love love love the routine of my school day. My perfect school day (as lame as this will sound) would be all my lessons being amazing and the students all being excited about what they've learned. Possibly do some type of sporting activities in the afternoon.
10. Which website do you have to check daily?
Blogger to keep up to date with all my blogs I follow.
Facebook, to catch up with friends and family

11. What is your middle name?

I'm not sure I have 11 random facts so here are ones I can think of:
I'm half Puerto Rican
I was bilingual when I was younger, but refused to speak Spanish after moving to Cali (biggest regret ever)
Switzerland has really clean air and you can actually feel it when you take in a breath
I've been snowboarding in 5 countries
I'm older than my fiancee
I skipped 4th grade
I got my masters just so I could live in England for a year
I used to skateboard to classes at university
My university, UCSB, is one of the most beautiful places to live

Questions for my nominees:
1. Why did you get into teaching?
2. What is your favourite age to teach? Why?
3. What was your favourite subject in school?
4. What type of music do you like?
5. What is your most annoying habit?
6. What do you find annoying?
7. What would you most like to do before you die?
8. If you won the lotto, what would be the first thing you do?
9. What is your favourite condiment?
10. What are your favourite blogs that you follow?
11. What is your favourite word?

Thanks again to Lauren! 


  1. Hi Becky I just found you through Lauren's blog. I completely agree with Coke over Pepsi. I'm your newest follower :)

  2. Thank you Becky!! I blogged about the award, come check it out!

    P.S. How many similarities do we have???? Crazy!!?? We need to chat! Are you coming into London this summer?

    Tales From a Traveling Teacher