The Liebster Award

A reason why the blogging community is one of the best is because of the love and loyalty that is shared around. I am so happy to be a part of it and it's little things like being nominated for this award which can give you the motivation to keep going and showing your blog off to the world.
Thank you to Lucy from Skinny Vanilla for nominating me (you can read her post on this here). It is a great way for bloggers to discover my blog and vice versa. It is lovely to see the amount of support we give one another every day and this is one of the many ways we do. 

So what are the rules to this nomination? 

  • Post 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers
  • Ask the bloggers 11 questions
  • Let the bloggers know that you have nominated them


11 facts about myself 

  • I lived in Taiwan from 7 years of age to 11. 
  • I currently live in Shanghai (only for 2.5 more months). 
  • My knee dislocates all the time. It actually dislocated at Angkor Wat when I was alone and had about a miles walk back to my tuk tuk driver.
  • Photography is a huge passion of mine. My Nikon D7100 is like my baby. 
  • I adopted a Donkey until I was about 14, his name was Daniel P and lived at Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. 
  • I have an obsession with pickled onion monster munch, yes they give you very smelly breath. 
  • I could probably recite the entire Friends series set...I've watched it the whole way through about 10 times, maybe more. 
  • I have a ridiculous amount of dresses and will continue to buy more. 
  • I've recently found out I'm lactose intolerant, and I LIVE on dairy...great. 
  • I once missed a flight and I was sat right in front of the gate when they called the flight number.
  • I turn 21 in August. YAY PARTY TIME! 


11 Questions Lucy asked me


How do you relax?
I tend to crash out on the sofa and watch a film, or go for a walk. I love country walks when I am home, occasionally accompanied by my Nan's dog Charlie. 

Where is your favourite place and why?

It's either Bali or Taiwan, both very different but beautiful countries. Bali because of the stunning culture shown through the architecture, the panoramic views from the many cliffs, and the people are so welcoming and funny, and I've had some of the best memories there. Taiwan because it was my home for half of my childhood and it is a vibrant country full with so much beauty. 

(Bath is also up there as a favourite!)

What has been one of your most memorable experiences to date?

I have always struggles to answer this and when I properly think about it, I can't answer. I have had so many amazing memorable experiences which I will treasure for the rest of my life. From spending days with rescued elephants in Laos to staying in the heart of Yosemite National's impossible to pick just one. 

When are you most happy and why?

When I am surrounded by my family and friends. 

What is your biggest regret?

A particular relationship I made with someone at university. 

What do you love most about yourself?

The bravery and courage I have when I am travelling to just go and do anything, to make friends and to make the most out of where I am. Also, how spontaneous I can be occasionally. 


What are you most passionate about?

Travelling and Photography.

Who do you admire?

My family; I wouldn't be where I am without them and their constant support. 

What are you obsessed with right now?

Pocky! Look it up if you don't know what it is, they're so yummy!!

Why did you start blogging?

So I could write about what I love and share advice, experiences and thoughts with everyone. 

What era do you wish you were born in? 70’s? 80’s? And why?

I'm happy to have been born in the 90's. I wouldn't have met all my friends otherwise, and they are fabulous people!


My nominations

Charlotte at

Sarah at

Julia at 

Sally at

Georgia at

Eloise at

Tanya at

Megan at

Charlie at

Abbey at

Morgan at


And here are your 11 questions, enjoy 🙂

  1. Who is your biggest inspiration?
  2. If you were given a roundtrip ticket to any country tomorrow, where would you go and why?
  3. What is your favourite film?
  4. How do you motivate yourself to achieve your goals in life?
  5. What 3 things would you save in a fire?
  6. What is your biggest fear?
  7. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  8. What would be the hardest thing to give up on?
  9. What is your greatest strength or weakness?
  10. If you were given a million pounds and you had to spend it in the next 24 hours, what would you spend it on?
  11. What has been your greatest achievement?


  1. Mairead McMahon
    April 16, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    This blog is great. Living in Shanghai must be amazing. I lived in China last year for 2 months on a southern place called Zhuhai. I found the culture enchanting. I would love to hear more about your time in Shanghai! Please send me blogs about it if you have time.

    • Abigail West
      April 23, 2017 / 7:47 am

      It really is amazing. Oh wow, I've never been to Zhuhai but I've heard of it. The culture is definitely a lot different to what I'm used to in the UK. Yes of course, I have written a few (not in a while), you can find them here 🙂

  2. Kate Cronin
    April 16, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Hearing that you missed a flight, honestly makes me feel sick, it's my worst nightmare!! Living in Shanghai must be amazing as well!! I've never heard of Pocky but I'll look it up!Kate Xx

    • Abigail West
      April 23, 2017 / 7:58 am

      Even though they were possibly the worst 12 hours of my flight, my friend and I just look back at it now and laugh about it. Shanghai is pretty amazing and Pocky is the best snack! I'm not sure if it's available in the UK but if it is I HAVE to find it! Abs x

  3. Jenny
    April 17, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    Well done and great facts! I love finding out more about bloggers in these sort of posts. I bet living in Shanghai is AMAZING!

    • Abigail West
      April 23, 2017 / 7:59 am

      Yes me too! It really is, I'll be sad to leave in July! Abs x

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