Another Liebster Award Thing


I have done this reward before, I just went back to have a gander at my previous answers, they are pretty amusing if I do say so myself. Since that blog post I have been an avid avoid-er of the Liebster Award Blog Tag Thing that does the rounds on the internet about once a month.

Until now. Or more accurately, until October 2016 where Tasha (jolly nice lady, by the way), tagged my butt for a bit of Liebster action. Since, we sit comfortably in the internet-friend-zone – at least I hope we do, otherwise I have just proclaimed internet-friendship for nothing – I thought I would do the tag again. Oh, and do not forget to pop over to Tasha’s post and check out her answers too. The tag made me say that. 

But, before we get started, I just have one small question for this tag. Why is it based around the number eleven? Why eleven questions? Why not ten or twelve, both infinitely more satisfying than the number eleven. Does anyone know? I would sure like to know all about this number eleven. Eleven just seems so misplaced, who picks number eleven? No one. It is like picking nine, no one picks that number either.

Whatever tag. Here’s to your eleven questions.

Let’s. Get. Started.

Q1. What do you love the most about blogging? Why do you blog? 

I blog because I wish to spread joy and happiness to the world through passive aggressive tag posts and my love of banana smoothies for breakfast.

What I love most about blogging is my blog-bubble that I have created by never using Twitter (or engaging with the community), therefore never being exposed to the hashtag: drama.

I love my bubble like that yellow fish in Nemo loves his.

Q2. What is your favourite book that you go back to time and time again?

I do not have one.

I am feeling pretty successful with this tag already.

Q3. Favourite song at the moment?

Again, I do not have one.

Another successful answer. Nice one Brain.

Q4. As it is October (sort of), what is your favourite villain or monster from a film?

I have no idea. I rarely watch films so any villains that I have come across are totally lost on me.

I am already revelling in the success that is this blog post and it is only question 4.

Q5. If you could spend the day with any character from film, TV or a book, who would it be? 

OK, I think I can answer this.

I am going with Kel from A Darker Shade of Magic, he seems like a swell dude and that books were pretty darn good too.

Q6. Halloween or Christmas? 


Not ever.

Q7. Current go-to recipe, food or snack? 

To make up for my abysmal attempts at previous questions, I will go for all three here.

Go-to recipe: Moroccan-style chickpeas.
Go-to food: Bananas – smoothie-d, ice cream-ed or just as they are. Or potatoes.
Go-to snack: Dates stuffed with peanut butter.

Q8. What is your favourite and least favourite thing about Autumn?


My favourite: the colours, of course.

My least favourite: rubbish weather. But that applies to every season. You cannot enjoy a season if the weather is pants.

Q9. Where do you want to travel the most next? 

Scotland. More specifically, Scotland on my bike with my tent and my future furry friend.

Q10. What was the last film you watched and would you recommend it? 

I have no idea, and probably not. I would not recommend any films because I do not like films in general.

Q11. Do you have a favourite quote? If so, what is it? 

Some of my best friends are carbs.

I just found it on the internet. Sounds alright to me.

And that is a wrap. I am all tagged out. I am obliged to make up my own questions and tag people but no. By all means let me know of a tag you have done recently, or that you think I might be interested in. Maybe I will subject myself to more tag-trauma at a later date. Riddle me this: As it is October (sort of), what is your favourite villain or monster from a film?


Tag Post || 25 Food Questions Tag: Vegan Edition

Life As Unusuals | Lifestyle and travel blog. The 25 food question tag. Vegan edition

Do you know what I haven’t done in ages? A tag post. You might be thinking “well of course, because you don’t like them”. Well, you would be right. You’d also be right in thinking that I am a glutton for punishment.

Well, okay, I like them a little bit. They make me sound funnier than I am and I like that. They stroke my humour-ego in all the right places.

So, I’m bringing tag posts back. Hopefully once or twice a month. There will be no method to this madness, just a tag here and there, whatever I can find when I’m in the mood for it, that’s what it’ll be.

So we’re starting this off with the 25 Food Questions tag, with a vegan twist. Obviously.

I found this on Llinos’ blog, when I was having a gander on my Bloglovin feed for a tag post to do.

So let’s get cracking!

I found this tag on Llinos’ blog, right here

The 25 (Vegan) Food Questions Tag!

First off, let’s award a point for a descriptive title. We all love a tag post that tells you what it’s about beforehand.

1. What’s your favourite breakfast?

A smoothie. Hands down. I have a smoothie for breakfast every day of the week (with the odd exception, mostly to do with uncivilised people not having blenders, or rushing out the front door).

I love me a smoothie.

If not, I love me some wheetabix with coconut and almond milk. It must be this milk, all other vegan milk tastes pants, including that soy stuff that Kris puts on his wheetabix which makes it taste like dessert. No one wants that!

2. How do you drink your coffee?

I don’t.

Phew. That was an easy question.

3. What’s on your favourite sandwich?

Your preposition is wrong question! The only thing that’s on my sandwich are tears of sadness because sandwiches are the most boring thing on earth. I avoid eating them at all costs.

I’m more of a toast person anyway.

4. Soup or Salad?

Soup with a side salad, thanks.

5. What’s your favourite cookbook?

The internet.

6. No more sweets or no more hearty foods?

No more sweets, since I don’t really eat them any way.

Another easy question. I’m a pro at this.

7. What’s your favourite Cuisine?

Vegan. I’m not kidding, if it’s vegan, I’ll eat it. Maybe only once, but at least I tried it.

8. What’s your favourite food movie?

*Googles “movies about food”*

I’ve only seen Ratatouille, so I guess that’s my favourite.

9. What’s your most guilty pleasure?

This perpetuates the idea that people should feel guilty about indulging in things they enjoy. This question is stupid.

Plus, as a vegan, it means that everything I eat is healthy due to the good vibes that are radiated into the universe by the things I eat. That and not shaving my legs protects me from the evils of unhealthy food.

10. What’s your greatest inspiration source?

My stomach. Sometimes the fridge.

11. Cooking at home or going out for dinner?

At home. Always. Unless I really fancy going out for dinner, then I just order take-away instead.

12. High end or low profile?

I’m sorry, what?! What do you mean question?

Low profile as in low cost? Low number of ingredients? You’re confused. Go home.

13. What’s your favourite restaurant?

I don’t have one, but I do have favourite dishes at the places we go to. It’s called: the only vegan option on the menu.

14. I do my grocery shopping at:

The supermarket across the road and occasionally Bio Planet, because I like to cycle up there with my re-usable bags, enjoy all the organic and fair trade food on offer in a shop lit only by solar panels on the roof and then pay €2.50 for a damn mango.

15. The tastiest food I’ve ever eaten was:

Dates and peanut butter. So good.

There’s probably other things, but I’m flaky, I’m change my mind all the time.

17. Coffee with George Clooney or Heston Blumenthal?

*Googles Heston Blumenthal*

Neither. Also Heston sounds like he should be a cheese.

18. What should not be missing in your kitchen?

A blender.

One time, my blender broke and I didn’t have one for a while and it felt like what I imagine vegan-hell to be like. All the bananas and no ability to smoothie them.

I’m still traumatised.

19. What is your favourite snack?

Dates and peanut butter.

20. What’s on your pizza?

A butt-tonne of veggies. And some nutritional yeast if I’m feeling fancy.

21. What food do you really dislike?

It would be unfair for me to get all douch-y and list a bunch of non-vegan food so I won’t do that. Plus, I’ve never said eggs don’t taste good, I just choose to not eat them for all those other vegan-y reasons.

Of the vegan food I have eaten, I dislike:

  • Any time I make tofu (because I’m bad at it)
  • Other meat substitutes (it’s the texture)
  • Most vegan milks
  • Anything of the root vegetable variety with the exception of beetroot and potatoes
  • Apples (exception: pink lady ones)
  • Forest fruit smoothie flavours or fruit mixes
  • Guacamole

22. What’s your favourite food blog?


23. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Raw courgette, it was actually alright.

Raw broccoli too, that wasn’t so great. The little bits float around your mouth when you are trying to chew.

24. What’s on your food bucket list?

Mangos. Damn good mangos. Also a good papaya.

25. I couldn’t live without:

Bananas. No kidding, I consume at minimum of five a day. They are my go to breakfast, my go to snack when we’re out and about and my go to dessert (hello, vegan ice cream).

Before I go, if you’ve done a tag post recently, or know of a tag post that you’d be interested in seeing me do (any topic, the weirder the better), definitely let me know! But apart from that, I tag every one, because I know you all eat food! Mwahahaha. 


Tag Rage || If I Could Tag

life as unusuals blog if I could tag

That picture means nothing. 

I can’t remember if I was nominated for this tag or whether I actually thought it was a good one. Let me just pop back to Danielle’s blog to find out. Nope, no nomination, apparently I thought it was a good tag. Maybe I was drunk at the time. Actually, that can’t be true, I gave up drinking at the beginning of 2015.

Maybe I was high on bananas.

As is tradition, I should find something to remark on, but there’s nothing coming to me. Title: normal. Questions: normal. So far, so good. Nothing to make sarcastic remarks on. I guess I’ll just have to be funny by myself. Thanks a lot Tag.

The If I Could Tag

If I could live anywhere

I’d probably live everywhere. One place at a time for a year, maybe six months and then move on to a new place. I’m too indecisive to pick just one place. This question doesn’t specify that I have to live in said place forever. I just want enough time to explore but not enough time to accumulate crap or make friends. I have become that unsociable. I prefer to keep my friends online.

*waves awkwardly*

If I could have any home

I’d like it detached and in the countryside, with an excellent internet connection and efficient heating because I’m cold-hearted. See above. Not too big–no one likes to clean more than necessary–and not so small that when Kris and I have arguments the only place left to go is the garden or the bathroom. Two bedrooms, that’ll do. And a separate kitchen because I really hate having my kitchen and living room in the same room.

If I could have any garden

A small one because I don’t know shit about plants, but I’d like to try to grow my own veggies. Or a banana tree.

If I could be on holiday right now

Since I just came back (you may or may not had read about it), it’s a tad greedy of me to go on holiday again. But, if the tag insists, I would like to go to Iceland, or New Zealand, or back to Washington, or Bali, or Denmark or Scotland. Just a few choices.

If I could have any job

You know, I’d like to be a photographer, something nature-y, scenery-y and wildlife-y. But I’m not sure I’m that good. Would I like to photograph the kind of stuff you find in National Geographic, absolutely, do I think I have the talent, doubtful. But a girl can dream.

Whatever job I get, I hope it involves my camera and being witty.

If I could have any talent

I’d like photography skills, that would complement the paragraph above. But if not, I’d like to have a spongy brain so I could learn many, many languages.

I don’t want to be greedy, I can already juggle so I’m pretty set for a talent.

If I could live any day again

That’s a tough one and I’m too lazy to make a choice, but I’d like to live one of those days where I had a nice walk in all the nautre, played with my hamster and had potatoes for dinner and bananas for breakfast. That’ll do me just fine.

That’s it, I’m all tagged out. Don’t forget to tag yourself and go nuts. Or, lets compromise, I won’t tag you, if you answer one question in the comments! I think that’s the way forward with these Tag Post things.