Mystery Blogger Award


It has been a while since I wrote one of these! (Probably because I became lazy..). Anyway, if you enjoy reading this type of thing I will leave a link to a couple of other award here photogrid_1476365612975


1: Put the award logo/image on your blog

2: List the rules

3: Thank whomever nominated you and provide a link as well

4: Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.

5: Tell your readers three things about yourself.

6: Answers the questions

7: Nominate other bloggers.

8: Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice with one weird or funny question.

9: Share a link to your best post

Shoutout to the main man Ross for the nomination in this award! Have to say, the way in which Ross writes just puts a smile on my way and irrespective of the topic, continues to be an enjoyable read for me 🙂 Creator of the Mystery Blogger Award is Okoto Enigma check out her lifestyle and travel blog here.

Things you don’t know

Let’s see, I’ve to come up with 3 things you don’t know about me, this is tough…..

  1. Every time I have ever left the country and gone on holiday I have gotten myself an injury. But not a normal injury which can happen to anyone, I walk into poles. Every damn time since I was about 9. I am now 22, it is still an occurrence.
  2. I do my best to read a new book every 4 days. The type of book can vary, be it fiction, motivational, philosophical or academic, I strive to read as many and as often as I can.
  3.  I have an iPod, iPad and a MacBook. But my phone is Android. Despite the fact that they run opposite operating systems (obviously…). On a device I carry around daily, I prefer the use of a Samsung over an iPhone!



If you could introduce a new law into the world what would it be?

Hmm, this is intriguing, as a former law student, there are plenty of laws I have come across which I have personally disagreed with. I don’t think a new law is something that would interest me due to the inability to know how effective it would be. I would rather see a stricter enforcement of the laws which are currently in place. Lengthening the time in jail for some crimes and ensuring the length of time is served for others.

If you could have any job in the world what would you do?

Oh! Here are 2 answers, 1 practical and 1 which I would love to see happen.

I would return to Law and become a lawyer then work for those who may not be able to afford legal services, in an attempt to give a voice to the minority around us.

Alternatively, I would love to continue posting on this and going to Youtube to post videos. The reason for this, is I would love to motivate and inspire people to change their lives around and help them to become more.

What is your favourite mythical creature or monster?

Vampire or Werewolf!

With no warning the world turns into a Wasteland and the three items in front of you will help you survive – what are they and how do you fancy your chances?

Dear Lord, how did you even come up with this?! My 3 items are:

  • Water
  • Knife
  • My bag

I have a feeling I might not last to long! But I have a bag to store other items in which goes quite well, water to remain hydrated and a weapon to fend off attackers. However, my ability to defend myself probably is lacking to a significant level. I give myself 2 hours until I get hungry….

What do you fear most?

An inability to help others and committing to things. They go hand in hand here as helping people usually involves some form of commitment! So, I sorta need to get that sorted don’t I?!

Nomination Time 

  1. Anna Liwun
  2. Bryony 
  3. Nikki
  4. Leah G
  5. Inside the Voyage


  1. If you could have lunch with anyone, who is it and why?
  2. You have €1,500 to spend, what are the top things you’d buy?
  3. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat?
  4. Your next job is the your job for the rest of your life, what do you want it to be?
  5. Why do you blog?

Here is my most popular post Relationships!

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Until next time 🙂


Delay! (Opportunity for Followers!)


So, if you follow me on Twitter you may have noticed I was having a few small issues with my keyboard on my Mac early January. I contacted Apple who went through some steps with me and it “fixed” itself (On occasion, it would stop working but overall was ok!)

But yesterday I turned my Mac on and my keyboard and trackpad / mouse just stopped working. I had to plug in an external keyboard and mouse so I could save my files onto a hard drive and a USB! Again, I contacted Apple and they directed me onto one of their affiliate companies in ROI. A quick google search told me that it is likely my battery has dislodged itself and is rubbing off some wire that allows keyboard usability. So contacting the repair shop, I was quoted €350 to fix it……

So, I am now without a laptop and I don’t have an desktop and my office is closed right now. As such, my only access to WordPress is via my phone for the moment :/ But, this has brought forward something I was going to wait until I had more followers and engagement was better for others to become interested.

Now, onto the opportunity for you, the reader! I want to feature some of the posts from you that I found interesting and that I think my other readers want to see and I would love to collaborate with you. If you are reading this and you have a post you would like me to share or you have a topic that you would like to write with me get in contact!

My Instagram and Twitter links are below so I would love for you to let me know what interests you and if you would like to work with me.

I have 8 quotes scheduled for the coming days but that’s it, no normal posts unfortunately so that is why I am looking for your help 🙂

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Until next time 🙂

Sunshine Blogger Award



Thank you to Shannon Cora for the nomination! (You should check her out!)

The rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award are as follow:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
2. Answer the eleven questions the blogger asked you.
3. Nominate eleven new blogs to receive the award and write them eleven new questions.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or in your blog.

These are my answers to Shannon’s Questions:

  • What is the inspiration for your blogging niche?

I don’t really think I have a niche being honest. At this stage, it feels as though I just write whatever comes to mind! (I hope youse don’t mind…..)

  • If money wasn’t an issue what would you be doing?

Right now, money isn’t an issue! So I am doing what I want. I lecture part-time, am a student, work with social enterprises and get to read!

  • What are your hobbies?

I read, blog, do assignments and on occasion I get to the gym / run.

  • What are your near-future goals?

To decide whether I am going to pursue a PHD or go get a “real” job!

  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I would love to be lecturing in some foreign country after finding people I want to have around for the remainder of my life!

  • What can you not live without?

Books, 100%. I hadn’t really read in a while, but now I’m back to reading a book every 2 days!

  • What are your main values in life?

Honesty. All I want is people to be honest with me! If you have a problem, just lemme know! Better than forever wondering.

  • Who inspires you/motivates you?

Fear of failure!

  • What would you write in your “day in the life of…” blog?

I get up, (hopefully get to the gym), come back, eat breakfast and take my meds. Usually go to college, find a spot in the library and hole up for hours on end! Then get home, watch youtube and cook dinner.

(I swear my life comes across so monotonous here. I guess it probably is!)

  • What niche types of blogs/social media accounts are you looking to follow?

If someone has a unique voice and is interesting to read, I would follow them! What exactly their content is, doesn’t matter a whole lot to me 🙂

  • Tea or Coffee?

I don’t drink tea or coffee!


No Ceiling

Mary Chronicles 

Mental Health Journey 

Smile Mona


Average 20 something

Makeup and Cosmetics

The Alien 

Daydreams and Cynicism 

Ramblings of Ruin 

Circle of Insanity


Why do you continue to blog?

If you could have anyone read your blog, who would it be?

What had you decide on your blogs theme?

Do you have a favourite Social Media platform?

Do you prefer: comments, likes or view?

What is your favourite food?

Where would you like to travel?

What do you / would you like to: Study in college?

What means the most to you in life?

What is your favourite film?

How do you spend your free time?


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Until next time 🙂

The Liebster Award!


Firstly, thank you to Ella for this nomination! She has just started blogging so you should go give her some support if you are looking for new content to read 🙂

The Liebster award is an idea that promotes engagement between bloggers and allows bloggers to celebrate one another through nominations and creative questions.

What next…

All you have to do is Link to The Official rules of 2018 in your blog post.

Answer the questions provided by your nominator.

Create more questions for your nominees to answer(trying to be as creative as possible) & Nominate of course.

Finally comment a direct link to your Liebster Award blog post (here)to make it easier for Global Aussie to read all of the submissions.

My questions to Answer! 

1. What inspires you most in the world and why does it inspire you? 

I am inspired and motivated by a fear of failure and the thoughts that I am meant to do more. It sounds a bit silly as I write it, but I never want to feel as though I could have done better at something, so this is the only way for me to ensure that doesn’t happen!

2. What is your biggest accomplishment in your life so far?

I can’t say for certain being honest. I know others would say the degrees I have gotten from college are accomplishments but I am yet to view them that way!

3. What is your biggest goal for your life to come?

I would love to live in another country for a period of time. But, I don’t know if that is something that will come to fruition!

4. What are you most passionate about? 

Helping others.

5. If you were an animal, what would it be? 


6. What is your favourite quote?

I can’t pick one… I post quotes on a daily basis and spend so much time reading / looking them up, I really can’t decide on one!

7. Why do you blog? 

It was because I had a lot of time on my hands, now it is for the interaction that I have with others and on occasion getting comments about how I may have helped someone!

8. What would scare you more: being forever alone or never being alone again?

Never being alone again

9. What movie title best describes your life? 

Never Back Down

10. If you could watch any event in history, what would it be?

The negotiations for an Irish Free State!

11. If you could add, remove or change a law, what would it be and why? 

I would adjust the Irish legal penalties for crimes. I feel that they are beyond too short for most of the crimes that are committed. In relation to sentencing criminals in Ireland, get off lightly I feel.

My nominations 

1. Little bit of Tanisha 

2. Lady like Laura

3. She is so Bipolar

4. My life is a Saga

5. Little moments of Peace


  • Why did you start blogging?
  • What is your favourite animal?
  • Do you have a favourite quote?
  • What scares you most in life?
  • If you could change one thing that happened to you, would you?

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Until next time 🙂

The Mystery Blogger Award


Thank you to Bookwormmuse for the nomination! You should go check her out if you have a chance 🙂


So, what is the Mystery Blogger Award?

“It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.”
 Created by Okoto Enigma.

The rules are:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 5 people.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

Three things about me: 

  1. I am great at cleaning up the house, except for my bedroom, it is the equivalent of a bomb site 90% of the time!
  2. I can spend hours delaying starting anything that I am meant to do. This then results in me doing most tasks in a limited time span.
  3. I bought a camera to carry around with me as I got a bit sick of using my phone for everything. But now, I am afraid to use it sometimes…..


1. Why did you start your blog?

I thought I had some free time on my hands and while I didn’t plan to write about mental health as much as I do. I found that if what I write helps 1 person that is enough for me 🙂

2. What’s the one thing in your life that you wish you could change? 

I wish I could go back to start September 2016 and tell myself everything that I was about to do wrong and what the outcomes were. I don’t know if this would result in my actions changing, but I wish I knew!

3. What are your pet-peeves?

When I am having a conversation with someone and they start to walk away while continuing to speak to me! Like damn son, come back here and have a chat or not!

4. If you were given the chance to get that one thing you had always wanted or the chance to travel the world, which would you choose and why?

I would like to have the one thing I always wanted. Right now, I don’t know for certain for that is, but I know I would value it more than travel!

5. What is the one goal you didn’t mind not achieving?

Hmm, this is tough. I think I’ll go with not getting what I had listed at the top of my choices for college! There is always a way to where you want to go and while life interrupted in the people I met. I wouldn’t have had that time with them if I had gotten my first course.




Books and Wine Gums


Dan Sims

The Girlfriend Experience 


  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. Are you happy in your life? If not, what is one thing you would change?
  3. What is your favourite genre of film?
  4. If you go anywhere right now. Would you go to someone, to something or somewhere?
  5. What is your favourite social media platform?


Here are some of my posts that you should check out if you haven’t already!

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Until next time 🙂

The Versatile Blogger Award


I was nominated for this by Alice from A Lot on Your Mind! Thanks for thinking of me and sorry it took so long for me to write this post!


Blogger awards are a fun way for bloggers to show appreciation for other bloggers and their content. Blogging is harder work than it may look like from the outside, so it means the world when we are shown in any way that we are appreciated! The Versatile Blogger Award celebrates high quality, unique, and loving content. When nominated, the blogger can choose to accept the nomination and pass it on to 15 bloggers that they believe deserve a nomination as well.

The rules to accept this award are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and link their blog. There are millions of blogs out there, and somebody chose yours!
  2. Nominate 15 bloggers to keep spreading the appreciation.
  3. Share 7 facts about yourself.

7 Facts about me…..

  1. I used to play the recorder and clarinet! So in a manner of speaking, I could speak the language of music. But it has been 6/7 years since then and I can barely understand what a treble clef is anymore!
  2. Spider-Man is my favourite Superhero in existence and I definitely own way more memorabilia than a 22 year old should have!
  3. I have many Apple products, but for some reason I don’t like the iPhone so I continue to use a Samsung Galaxy.
  4. I don’t sleep too much. There are some nights were I could sleep for 2 hours and go about my day but irrespective of when I fall asleep, I will be awake by 8am.
  5. In college, I have studied Law, Business, Economics, Politics, Finance, Accounting, Strategy and Innovation. With me still not 100% sure on what I want to do with my life.
  6. I do my best to ensure positive reinforcement of ideals in my life, but there are times when everything can become too much for all of us. So promoting positivity is all we can do 🙂
  7. I would say 90% of my day is spent listening to something, I can not stand doing something and not having background noise!


Thank you for all your support, and I’ve nominated a few recent followers who I haven’t interacted with yet. Therefore, I can’t wait to get to know you all better. Keep up the awesome work!

  1. Daydreams and Cynicism 
  2. Ocean
  3. Mystic Manor
  4. The Coast is Claire (Love this name!)
  5. DespressoEspresso
  6. Sunny
  7. Evening Room
  8. Makeup By Erin
  9. Hannah Fish
  10. Beauty and a Beard
  11. Writers Ramble
  12. Mohand
  13. MckennaBanbury
  14. Imperfect Steps
  15. Bethany

I can’t wait to read your posts and find out more about you! 🙂

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Trying to figure out what Bloglovin is….


I got referrals from bloglovin today and in order to “claim” my blog it is asking me to paste this <a href=””>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> so feel free to ignore this post, or I don’t really know how it works…. Maybe follow me over there haha

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Sunshine Blogger Award


So for the keen eyed among you, you may remember reading a post like this a week ago! (You did…) But I received a nomination for this from the lovely Happy  over on Blogspot, I recommend you go check her out 🙂



  1. Thank blogger(s) who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

As I was nominated and had a post of this recently, I will be nominating different people this time around!

Here were my questions!

1. When was your first kiss and do you like looking back to it?
My first kiss was back when I was 13 at a local disco thing for young teenagers. I remember that on that night, my friends and gotten their first kisses also, and I did not want to be left out, so I basically grabbed the first girl who came across me! I wouldn’t say I like looking back on it, but it is a funny memory which to me is better than having a bad memory!
2. What is one comforting item you have to have when traveling?
Not just when travelling, but over the past year – 18 months I had 1 keyring which has grown to now being 3. These keyring are in my pocket or within arms reach at all times. The reasoning I am not even sure anymore and it would make little sense if it was describable, but those 3!
3. If a parent, would you be the good or the bad cop?
Oh, now I have 0 kids, but I think I would probably try to be bad cop but fail miserably….
4. Chocolate or gummies?
Used to be gummies but now Chocolate ❤
5. What country would you travel to escape reality?
Anywhere that is picturesque! I love taking pictures and don’t really feel at peace unless I am outside somewhere with headphones and my camera! I enjoyed my time America but I need to see some other countries before I can say for certain! Do you have any suggestions?
6. If you could live life to the fullest without any borders, what would you do?
This is probably really stupid, but I would do what I am currently doing without feeling any repercussions! I am finishing off my Masters at the moment, so I don’t really have time for a full-time job, so if I could continue to live like this, I would be very grateful!
7. Last kiss or first kiss and why?
While you guys have just read about my first kiss. My last kiss has turned out to be someone that had meant a lot to me, but life happens, so I don’t think I have the capability to relive either experience right now!
8. 10 AM or 2 AM? When are you the most productive?
First thing in the morning, definitely. If I need to get something done lately, I am getting up between 6-6:30am to get the work done!
9. What food would you order when returning from vacation? 
Crispy Shredded Chicken from the Chinese ❤
10. Why did you start blogging?
1. I had time on my hands
2. It allows me to avoid my college work and not feel bad
3. I thought it would be a good release from daily life!
11. What keeps you blogging?
The release it is from daily life! The chance to sort of rant about something that is bothering you is something that I value a lot more than I thought I would 🙂

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Mystery Blogger Award!


Well this has just been a hectic week for nominations! (Which I am beyond grateful for, puts on a smile on my face when I need it most!)


“It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.”
Created by Okota Enigma

I was nominated for this award by Aly who has a very insightful blog about various topics. But based off of what I seem to write mainly here, her work on Mental Health is what will interest my readers the most, so go check her out 🙂

The rules:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

Now for the hard part, 3 things about myself. This may seem to easy, but when you are put on the spot and asked to think of 3 things it is near impossible!

  1. I have been in college for 5 years and have spent the last 4 months as both a lecturer and a student
  2. I am (I feel) unlucky in love
  3. I have music on doing 99% of the time (Just realised this, I must seem rather rude!)

As I mentioned I have a post up from a couple days ago Sunshine Blogger Award so in this nomination section, I will be going with new bloggers so go check them out! 🙂










Sky High


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Sunshine Blogger Award


So, I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award by Bexcapades who has an unbelievable travel and mental health blog! She is currently preparing for a move to Australia so give her a follow so you can see it when she moves 🙂

For those of you who don’t know the purpose of the Sunshine Blogger Award, it is given to a blogger that is inspirational through their positivity and creativity in the blogging community.


What is your favourite thing about blogging?

Has to be the community that I have come across on Twitter and here on WordPress. Alongside having the ability to express emotions through pieces that I like to think help some people out.

Why did you start blogging?

I kept a journal as seen here Journal (ling?) but I had seen some people use blogs for similar written expression so I felt this would be just as good!

What is your favourite way to relax? 

TV, book and music. God, I would be dead without the use of those 3 things sometimes!

What inspires / motivates you?

The ability to make a difference! I had no plans to write about mental health or my life even half as much as I have done on this blog. But if I write just 1 post that helps 1 person, I would be beyond happy!

If I could travel anywhere right now, where would you go? 

Back to New York in a heartbeat! I loved America and it is somewhere that I hope to return to very soon 🙂

What is your favourite music?

Oh god, I simply don’t know. Later this week though there is a post coming on the effect music has us as individuals. Check back for that as there is a more inclusive answer!

Top 3 Favourite Bloggers? 

This is tough! I was only looking through my subscriptions Saturday night, so I apologise for those I have to leave out. Would have to say Bex who nominated me for being such an inspiration with her travel escapades 😉 Thomas Taylor the man who is hustling and grinding his way to the top! Finally Sadie Wolf the way she writes draws the reader in and keeps them interested start to finish!

Where are you from?

Kildare, Ireland!

What is your biggest passion?

Being out in nature taking pictures! I put in earphones, play some music, grab my camera and just get lost out there 🙂

What are you most excited for in 2018? 

I just came to realise that this is probably going to be my last 8 months in education unless I do a Phd so taking the time to work on myself is what I am looking forward to the most!

What is your dream job? 

I have absolutely no idea…. if anyone has any advice leave it in the comments below!

My Nominees 

Sadie Wolf

Thomas Taylor





Katie K 

Paul sees the World!

Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:

  1. Thank blogger(s) who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions..
  3. Nominate bloggers to receive the award
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

But I am changing a question! Instead of if you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

The question is now; If you could do anything right now, would it be to go to someone or to go somewhere and why?

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