The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Hello and good morning everybody. (Good afternoon and good evening to those far away!)

Today, a month and a half on from being nominated, I’m actually going to do the award thingamajig. So here goes.


Obviously, thank you to Aimee for nominating me; and a huge apology for taking my sweet time about it LOL. Go and read her blog if you haven’t already; it’s filled with all things Disney, which is obviously fantastic for a Disney fan such as myself. But yes, she’s super cool and awesome and if you haven’t read her blog already then what are you actually doing?

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their site.
  2. Put the award logo on your blog.
  3. Answer the ten questions you were given.
  4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
  5. Nominate ten other blogs.

Because I like to talk, I’ll do the first three, but I don’t really have anyone to nominate, since I haven’t been too hot on the blogging sites recently, and I’ve barely had enough time to write my own blog let alone read other peoples. But anyways! I shall put the award logo on my blog shortly, once I have figured out how to actually do it! However, just because I love asking questions, I’m going to make up ten new questions and you can comment your answers in the comments I suppose. Would love to hear from anybody LOL. Right so my questions:

What is your go-to feel good song?

You know what, I’m not the biggest music person; the majority of music I listen to is Classical, Gospel or Disney, so I don’t have a wide range of songs, per se. Okay, I have different go-to feel good songs based on my mood. My Classical one is ‘Liebestraum’ by Lizst. I love that song so much! (Look at me, even including the links for you guys!) My Gospel one is ‘He’s Not On His Knees Yet’ by CeCe Winans; I don’t have a Disney one really because every Disney song is my feel good one. (I probably didn’t actually answer the question but AH WELL)

What book are you going to read next?

Okay, so I REALLY want to read a Spanish book called “Como Agua Para Chocolate”, which translates into “Like Water For Chocolate”. I just really want to push myself and read a book in another language. So that’s on the list. Other than that, I don’t have anything really lined up to be honest.

Bookmarks, or folding the pages?

Folding the pages. I’m so terrible, I used to use bookmarks but when they’d fall out it stressed me out. So I dog-ear. I’m ashamed to admit it. Susanna would be so disappointed in me if she heard I was still doing it. I’m sorry Sue.

Paperback, hardback or digital?

Paperback without a doubt. Hardbacks are beautiful but they’re too… rigid? And they’re not the easiest to carry around. Like when you’re going on trips and you can’t decide which book to bring so you bring all 8 of the options… you can’t bring all 8 if they’re hardbacks. Digital is very practical when you are in the aforementioned situation and have like 103 options, but it doesn’t effectively capture the essence of book-reading. Also, paperbacks you can flick and fan to smell them when they’re new. 🙂

Who is your hero? Why?

I hate this question because people always ask me this but I really don’t have one; either that or I have too many to choose from. I’m going to take liberties and assume that I can choose anyone, whether literary, fictional or dead. Argh! I really can’t think of one person. Okay, I’m going to cheat the system. Here are my heroes. Here are some more. Here are even more.

What is your dream job?

Once again, I have a few options. One dream job is to be a housewife and stay at home and raise kids as I write my life away at my laptop, and write books and blog and write journals etc. etc. Another dream job is to travel abroad to South America and to be a Human Rights Lawyer and just… lawyer… while in South America. (Because I really love the language. As in Spanish). Another dream is to go to South America and become a teacher and teach kids and be a missionary too. Yay, lots of dreams. Maybe I’ll get the chance to do more than one.

Is the glass half full, or half empty?

Half-full. I’m a very optimistic person. (Banksy, I can almost hear your outcry against the digital screen; YES I may whine at everything, but I’m always very smiley… Except when I’m in a bad mood.)

What’s your dream holiday?

Ooooooooooooooooookay, my mind is going crazy right now. My dream holiday is going to Disneyworld Florida (I can’t go to a Disneyland; after experiencing DIsneyworld, a ‘land’ simply isn’t adequate enough.) and spending like three weeks there, and just being with squad and having so much fun and lots of banter, and then going to Florida beaches and chilling in the resorts and stuff and reading next to the sea. WHOA. Can imagine it now.

If you could be trapped in a TV show for a day, which would you pick and why?

Well, I barely watch TV so I’m going to say ‘Barbie: Life In the Dreamhouse’ (let’s pretend that it’s a legit TV program) because I very much dislike Barbie, like genuinely, she is one of the fakest people I have ever seen on TV. (I know she’s plastic, but everyone else is pretty decent). She just thinks she rules everything – which you DON’T Barbara Milicent, because I am the Empress – and has everyone at her beck and call. Quite frankly, Ken could do better.

What’s your favourite colour?

What a lovely and uncomplicated question. I don’t have one, is my answer. I don’t discriminate. You know what, I don’t even see colour, because we all bleed red. (I know that wasn’t what the question was asking, I’m just trying my best to be difficult).

So that’s it from me. Here are my 10 questions that you can answer one, some or all of in my comments:

  1. If you could live in any book, which one and why?
  2. You are only allowed to read one book (or watch one TV program for those of you who have never had the pleasure of reading a book cover to cover) for the rest of your life. Which one is it?
  3. What is your favourite quote? Who said it? Why do you think they said it? What does it mean? Can you write me a ten-page essay on the meaning and context of it… I’m joking just answer the first question.
  4. Android or Apple?
  5. You have been given a time-machine and you can go back to any one era. Which one do you choose? Why? What do you do there?
  6. The item you have which holds most sentimental value for you is…?
  7. What’s your favourite movie?
  8. How strong was Henry VII’s claim to the throne? Was it weak? Was it strong? Back up your point with key evidence.
  9. Okay, ignore that last one unless you’re doing A Level History on Tudor England. If money was no object, what job would you do?
  10. You can speak one other language, other than English. Which one do you choose and why?

Strictly speaking, I realise that that was only technically 9 questions but AH well, #DisregardTheSystem right? (Also, I really like those questions, I really want to answer them myself!)

Love you all and have fun today/tonight,

Empress Rianna



Creative Blogger Award

Aha, so here. For once, I am actually doing a post when I said I would. So, I want to say a big thank you to the 5’2″ Sofia, who has nominated me for this award. Go and check her blog out. 🙂

Anyways, I’ve done this before, (that sounded a bit braggy, so ignore that) so I’ll try and get through it quicker this time, without all the rambling that I did last time.


1. Post a link to the person who nominated you and give thanks.

2. Share 5 facts about yourself.

3. Nominate 10 other blogs and give links.

4. Contact your nominees to inform them of their nomination.

5. Provide the rules to your nominees.

Unfortunately, I don’t have 10 other blogs to nominate… I LITERALLY only have two, because my hypothetical third nominee doesn’t accept these award thingees anymore. I feel so pathetic LOL.

My nominees:

Only Bad Chi – Haha, I can nominate you NOW, seeing as the nomination wasn’t from you 🙂 She’s just super duper awesome and I think I’ve made it clear how much I love her blog.

That Disney One – I know I’ve nominated her before, but this is a different category and I still feel like she completely deserves it.

And now for the 5 facts about myself (this should be interesting, seeing as I am not a particularly interesting person)…

  1. I wear glasses. I very much dislike wearing glasses. The reason I wear glasses is because when I was younger and I used to read books under the covers, I had a very weak torch. So my eyes were always straining. To make matters worse, when my parents told me to wear my glasses originally, when I was younger, I didn’t; as a result, my eyes are worse now. They COULD have been corrected but for some reason, I decided not to listen to the voice of reason. So now I wear glasses. I’m used to them now, they’ve become a part of me… but I still hate them.
  2. On my bedroom wall, above the back of my bed, I have a list of baby names. It’s an A4 sheet of paper folded in half – for boys names and girls names. My sister counted and there are about 400+ names in total. (I’d like to point out that this list was produced in an English lesson…)
  3. I hate Coca Cola so much. It tastes disgusting, I don’t know how people drink it like it’s water.
  4. I am a writer. Not just this blog (duh!) but I do lots of creative writing as well. Maybe I will share some of my stories at some point?
  5. My worst habit is that when I am worried or nervous (and I even do it sometimes without thinking, like when I’m concentrating) I bite the inside of my cheek. I do it to both sides and sometimes I even bite the inside of my lip. It is SUCH a bad habit, because when I feel the inside of my cheek, it’s constantly bumpy with scars of where I cut it with my teeth… but it’s really comforting. But I’m working on it. I’m working on it.

And seeing as I did make a promise ages ago, Susanna, I live you, you are my one and only; you are absolutely fantastic and you’re my favourite ginger. (Do you remember on the back of my leaving card to Newark you signed it, ‘From your favourite white ginger’ and then a bunch of kisses?) LOL. Banter. We are gonna have so much fun at all those museums next week. 🙂

Peace out everybody, stay safe, don’t do drugs. Unless they’re medical drugs. And they’ve been prescribed. But even still, don’t take too many.

Queen Rianna


Inspirational Blogger Award

So my nomination came as a bit of a surprise to be honest. I wasn’t expecting it. Usually, when I’m surprised by something, I scream; so needless to say when I saw this I let out some sort of high-pitched squeal thing… I’m not quite sure what it was but ANYWAY. I’m rambling.

So the super cool Alex (‘only bad chi’) nominated me for this, and – just like her – her writing and blogging is super cool. So it means a lot that she would nominate someone like me for this award. (She is also super funny, so definitely go and check her blog out.) I haven’t been nominated for anything like this before so I genuinely have no idea what I’m supposed to write LOL but… let’s just roll with it.


Here are the rules: 

  • Thank the person who nominated you and add their link to your post
  • List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
  • Tell 7 hidden facts about yourself.
  • Nominate other bloggers (I really don’t have many other bloggers to nominate… I’m not entirely sure how many I am supposed to, but I could only come up with 4? So let’s just go with it…)
  • Contact your nominees and provide a link to your post.
  • Display the award logo on your blog.

So, my nominees are:

QuirkyWritingCorner – Once again, super cool writing, and it’s so enlightening reading her blog. She just covers so many things in her blog.

Black Millennials – Really inspirational and very thought-provoking… It’s so interesting and challenges me to rethink a lot of things whenever I read this blog!

Grown Ups Can Read Teen Fiction Too – I think the title is self-explanatory LOL; but if it’s not then she is a super cool person and she encouraged me to start this blog, for which I am very grateful

ThatDisneyOne – I only started following her recently, but she kind of reminds me of myself to be honest – an avid Disney fan, a dreamer, a writer, a thinker, she is really really cool (I should stop saying cool…) and I think she is inspirational.

(Unfortunately, I couldn’t nominate the person who nominated me – I’m not sure if that’s allowed – but rest assured that if I could nominate her then I totally would, because she is SUPER inspirational)

So, 7 random facts about me that many people don’t know (or choose not to find out):

1. I’ve had a very irrational fear of the dark for ages, so I sleep with a night light.

2. I really REALLY don’t like fruits… (Except apples of course) and I’m more of a vegetables person. Like, genuinely. All the vegetables that everyone usually hates, spinach, brussel sprouts, cabbage, I love them all so SO much.

3. I have a bad habit of misinterpreting everything people say to me (or alternatively OVER-analysing everything) and as a result usually make myself look like an idiot.

4. It is my ultimate goal to get engaged in the EXACT same spot as Mary and Matthew from Downton Abbey, which had to have been one of the most PERF proposals of all television (the actual place – as in ‘Downton Abbey’ – is called Highclere Castle and OH MY JEANS is it beautiful)…

5. I have an unhealthy obsession with a children’s TV show called “The Next Step”, which has only recently been released in the UK (Darn you, Americans got to see it before me) and because I have been very unsatisfied with the rate of which the episodes are released (i.e. two every week) I have taken to watching the episodes on YouTube… And I’ve finished the entire of Seasons 1 and 2… At which point I revealed nearly every spoiler to my buddy Frazza…

6. I am secretly plotting to overthrow the British Government and replace it with a dictatorship. (Which of course, would be run by myself and Barbara)

7. I find everything funny. Literally. Everything. I will laugh at Ewnte’s ridiculously stupid puns, and dad jokes, and Poca’s stupid jokes, and the banter about the British Government with my Elms buddies. ((Cheeky Nandos!))

Well, that seems to be everything… So, peace out.

Queen Rianna