29 Jan 2014
Time for the second installment of 'Interview with a blogger' Remember if you would like to feature leave a comment or tweet me @DreamingAgain_
Today I am interviewing Michaela who blogs over at The Giggles of Life. Be sure to check her out.
Right lets get to it! here are the questions I asked Michaela and her answers.
1. What made you want to start a blog?
Well it was my friend who did a blog post first. And I had never really heard of many people doing them. When I read a few of the popular ones like ‘Sprinkle of Glitter’ and ‘Zoella' I was excited with the idea that maybe one day I’ll have a group of people that would enjoy and relate to my posts as well.
I love writing; I make my friends go, “Oh God” when they see the long messages that I leave for them. I have been writing diaries ever since I was 7 (to which they are so embarrassing.) I actually used to write the exact time I would wake up at, “8:06 am”.
So with my love for writing, I have a huge passion for photography… if I had a top-notch camera I’d prove my love. And I hold such a craving for travelling. You can see from my blog that I love taking pictures wherever I go… my family and I go on so many little vacations around Ireland, to lovely hotels, seaside's.
And that was the reason why I wanted to start a blog. I get to put down my memories that will be looked upon in the future and I get to share to those who carry the same interests as me.
2. If you could describe your blog in 3 words what would they be?
1) Quirky 2) Life 3) Personal
3. What quote do you try to live your life by?
Well I go by the same as my Mum, “Your health is your wealth”. Which is true. I would rather be healthy than rich.
4. What would you like to do/achieve in 2014?
To find new, undiscovered hobbies and interests. Like knitting or baking something new once a month. Like if I haven’t tried it how do I know on whether I’d like it. Also driving, I really want to get that sorted this year.
5. What's your favourite thing to do on a day off?
When everyone is away at work/school, I love to have my own relaxing day, catching up on blogs, emails, other social medias, drink lots of tea, catch up on You Tube and my tv shows, watch about 4/5 movies (I LOVE MOVIES) and take a relaxing bath with my playlist quietly playing in the steam and candle light (My favourite day sounds so lazy, but I wouldn't like to spend it on breaking into a sweat out rock climbing.)
6. Chinese food or Italian food?
I have eaten more foods on the Chinese menu rather than the Italian menu, so yeah…. Chinese food. I get easily sick on pasta and pizzas. Too much is eugh for me.
7. What is your favourite thing about living in London?
There's a number of things really. I get to have my fresh start over. Meet new people and start my new life. Sounds exciting!
I feel more of an adult being here. I have the house to myself in the morning. So I drink tea and read blogs. Then I bring my coffee with me, walk for 25 minutes into College or the library. Have chitchat and laughter with the girls. I have such independence over here. It feels amazing. I can get the tube into London whenever I want, which is great if you want a day of shopping and looking around. So being independent (not relying on parents for anything) and feeling more of an adult. I do have my childish ways I guarantee but it’s about time I'm ‘growing up’.
8. What do you miss most from home?
I miss my Mums cuddles while having tea and cake beside the open fire, watching the chat shows (Graham Norton is our favourite) and watching films with my Dad and brother.
9. What is the most courageous thing you have done in your life?
The most courageous thing I've done was being there when my Gran passed away. She came home for 2 nights and I stayed with her. A lot of people would expect the most courageous thing I've done is moving over here. Not really, I've been used to being away from my Parents a lot as a child. But for people who have to say goodbye to someone, they usually run away. I didn't. Even though I didn't keep a straight face (crying mostly) I still stuck with her.
10. If you could spend one day as someone else, who would it be?
In fictional land I'd choose Katniss Everdeen from 'The Hunger Games Series'. She has yes a rough life but it's exciting and adventurous.
In the non-fictional world I'd pick Princess Kate. I'd like to see whether she feels like where she lives is home. I doubt she says, "Home sweet home". I'd love to know whether she gets in the door from a busy day of making speeches, and dives into her onesie and sprawls herself across the couch. *carrying on with my story*, The Queen would then pop her head inside the door, "Oh is that 'Big Brother' you're watching Kate? Indeed I never understood the message it tries to get across to the young people!" sounds like a whole day of fun to me. Plus Princess Kate has a sensual style of fashion that I love about her.
Now, here's a little post-script Michaela included. I don't know if she wanted me to put it up here too but I just think it's so sweet and shows what a lovely gal she is! It also shows how amazing blogging can be for meeting people and making friends!
Thank you so much for having me in your blog. I take it as an honour J I’m sorry if my answers are too long. I get a little carried away with typing/talking. I do hope to build our blogging relationship. It’s great how we can stay in contact. It’s nice to know bloggers such as yourself. Each of stress over College work, friends, personal life… and I like how I can relate to you that way. Plus you live in Ireland, so you use words like ‘craic’ and you take pictures of the countryside and I love seeing that. I get to see a bit of home every once in a while.
Looking forward to seeing Anna answers as well,
Thanks again sweetie,