tag: Infinity Dreams Awards

Infinity Dreams Awards - Aloha Lola Cards
The Rules
1) Thank the blogger who tagged you for the Infinity Dreams Awards
2) State 11 facts about yourself
3) Answer the 11 questions that you were asked by the blogger who tagged you
4) Think of 11 questions for the bloggers you tag to answer

5) Tag other bloggers 🙂

Sarah - Raiin Monkey - lifestyle blogger

Thank you Sarah from Raiin Monkey for nominating me for this award. Sarah and I are kindred soot-sprites and we have to find a way to meet up some time. Whether she’s posting about adorable cartoon characters, sharing her awesome nature pics or talking about feminism, I always enjoy scrolling through her blog.

11 facts about me

☆  I am incredibly scared of heights.
☆  I identify as queer/pansexual.
☆  My favourite colour is purple.
☆  I hate olives.
☆  I am short-sighted.
☆  I’m 5ft 4.
☆  I’m having a blog rebrand soon (watch this space in particular!)
☆  My friends and I play a lot of geeky board games.
☆  I’m quite a good cook but I can’t bake.
☆  I’ve only ever been to one festival.
☆  I don’t have a driving license.


What’s your favourite insect?
Butterflies! They are such beautiful and diverse creatures. I have always been fascinated with how they achieve what they need to with such short life spans too. Most of you will know that I have a butterfly tattoo on my thigh that’s currently in-progress. I’ve started working with Ana from Black Lodge in Westbourne and she’s breathing new life into the work. Next we’re going to take the colours out like splashes of paint and make some abstract lines and shapes in the background. It will eventually go to my ankle!


colourful butterfly thigh tattoo - Ana at Black Lodge Studio, Westbourne


Which do you prefer- white, milk or dark chocolate? 
I get cravings for all three but milk chocolate is easily my favourite.


What is your favourite topic to blog about or type/style of post to write?
Feminism. It’s something that I feel so passionate about and there’s so many misconceptions about what feminism is/ what it’s fighting for. I write about a feminism that is intersectional, sex positive and that promotes queer theory because I think that’s supporting and fighting for genuine equality at its fullest. I also love reading other people’s posts about feminism – some of my fave feminist bloggers are Tara, Sophie, Kathy, Holly, Emma and Elena.


Jenna Lloyd - destroy the patriarchy! Feminist patch


List one thing you’re looking forward to this summer.
Although it’s not set in stone, I’m really looking forward to a holiday! It’s been a stressful year already and I still haven’t seen a lot of the world. Whether its the rumored group trip to Amsterdam in August or a weekend away with Josh, I am in dire need of some time away to relax and reflect.


What’s the best toy you’ve ever got inside a kinder egg?
Haha, what a brilliant question! I can’t really remember a lot of Kinder egg toys I’m afraid. I’d be interested to hear what other people got though.


Tell us about something embarassing or super adorable that you did when you were a child?

A story my Mama loves to tell people:

When I was about four or five,. I was obsessed with the late Stephen Gately from the band Boyzone. He came out on television and I immediately went to my mother and asked what ‘gay’ meant. She told me it was “when a man loves a man or a woman loves a woman”. I got a bit confused and said: “Well I must be gay Mummy, because I love you!”. CRINGE.


What’s your favourite lipstick shade? 
At the moment I’m wearing all different shades! I’ve only recently started embracing colourful lip choices. My favourite I own is probably my Rimmel Lasting Finish 04 though – its so vampy and cool! (Update: Unfortunately this shade is no longer being sold but I recommend these lipsticks nonetheless, they’re great.)


Last movie/tv show that made you cry?
I cry at nearly everything. Most recently it was at the TV show ‘Vets in Action’. There were two very small, weak kittens who were born early and neither of them made it. Josh had to give me a cuddle…


Name something on your wishlist right now & tell us why you want it. 
Pins! I recently bought an oversized grey denim shirt and I’m gonna decorate the hell out of it. So far I have a Mockingjay pin that my friend Jake gave me from his Loot Crate and a Space Kitty pin that I bought from Samantha Eynon. On the back, I’m going to put this awesome patch that I won, specially made for me from the lovely Punkheart Patches. I’ve been eyeing up some great pins from a variety of stores so watch this space!
grey denim jacket - mockingjay the hunger games / space kitty cat pin samantha eynon


What’s your dream job?
I don’t have a specific job role that I am aiming towards. All I ask is that I get paid to write about things that interest me without selling my integrity. I don’t want to endorse a product that I don’t believe in or promote an organisation that I think is corrupt. I’d like my work to entertain and inform people but ultimately to inspire them to make up their own minds. If I can do that, I don’t mind where I work or what it’s called on paper.


Sarah - See the Stars - lifestyle blogger


Recommend a blog that you enjoy reading.
There’s tons! I always give a shoutout to my favorite bloggers where possible as they’re a constant source of inspiration and motivation to up my blogging game. Today I’ll give the spotlight to Sarah from See the Stars. I’ve followed her blog for ages and she seems like someone I would be good friends with offline. She is genuine, funny and sweet and her posts are something a bit different. She has a real eye for taking gorgeous photos too. Go and follow her!


My questions are…

If you’re old enough to do so in your country, have you voted before?
What’s your one beauty regime staple?
What are you most proud of to date?
Name one person (dead or alive) that you would love to have over for dinner?
Show us a picture of your best fancy dress costume (or cosplay).
What is or was your favourite board game?
Describe your blog using only five words.
Name one skill you’d like to learn and tell us why.
Do you have any birthday traditions?
What was your favourite childhood cuddly toy?
Describe your perfect Sunday.


…and I tag:

jessica and her journey
the forest mermaid
petticoats and patriarchy
teatime with naomi
see the stars

I look forward to learning more about you all!

Leave links to your answers in the comments below or tweet them to me – @jennalloyd27



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the liebster award – more facts and secrets about me!
versatile blogger award – another tag where you get to know even more about me




tag: the liebster award

Thankyou so much to Amber over at ambambe for nominating me for the Liebster Award! Her blog has some scrumptious recipes, beauty tips and tricks and her adorable cat on it. See her award post here.




  • Once nominated, make a post thanking and linking your nominator’s blog.
  • Include the Liebster Award’s sticker in the post as well (you can copy it from above).
  • Nominate 10 other new bloggers that have 200 or less followers who you think are worthy of this award and include their links in your post. Also, make sure that you let them know they’ve been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can nominate the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the 10 questions asked to you by your nominator (these questions should be on their post). And make 10 questions of your own for your nominees to answer.
  • Finally, copy these rules onto your post.


What is one interesting fact about yourself?

I have a butterfly piece tattooed on my thigh which is ongoing. I have at least three more planned, I just need the money first!


Who is your style icon?

Uhhh, I’m pretty crap at following any kind of style. I kinda just look at everything alternative and grab something from it, from kawaii pastels to gothic ‘fetish’ looks!

Let’s say somewhere between Helen Anderson,  Amy Valentine and Taylor Momsen.




Who is your celebrity crush?

There’s loads! I’ll narrow it down to my top three:



There’s plenty more though. Bloody pans, eh?


What is your best blogging tip?

Social media is your friend! Be active in self-promotion but also network and build relationships with other bloggers. Chats like #ltbloggers and #zchat are a great place to start.


What was your most embarrassing moment?

There’s lots… All I’ll say is Fresher’s Year, a fire alarm in my halls and some vomit. I’m sure you can piece something together from that.


What are your aspirations?

Become a successful columnist/opinion writer with enough money to never have to worry.
Get my family secure on the paths to whatever they want to do.
Live somewhere in Europe with Josh where we have lots of pets.


What’s your favourite colour and why?

Purple! I’ve liked purple ever since I was little. It’s so versatile because it can be used to calm or as part of a more passionate palette. Helps that it suits me too.


If you became a millionaire tomorrow, what would you do with the money?

That’s tough! Most of it would be given to my close family to get themselves a lovely place to live and towards their aspirations for the future. Some would go to various charities that I would think long and hard about. Some would be invested. Some would get me and Josh a new life somewhere in Europe… I got real big plans!


Who is your favourite music artist?

I will always adore and worship Béyonce. She is an intelligent, beautiful and powerful entrepreneur and her music gives me goosebumps.

However, I also enjoy Frank Turner. Particularly his shouty songs and ones with social commentary.

Do you have any pets? If not what pet would you like to have?

We have a little black fur-baby in the form of our cat, Trixie (Bellatrix). She is a tad clumsy and often falls off of things but I love her for it. I am also convinced that she is part Night Fury (from How To Train Your Dragon). See evidence below:


Next year when we get our own place, I would like to get an African Pygmy Hedgehog. I have wanted one for ages! I will call her Jessica Hyde.
(Let me know if you get the reference?)





Please note that I have based this on those with less than 200 Bloglovin’ followers. Also, if you have already received the Liebster Award before, feel free to leave a link the previous post in the comments!

1.  Who are your blogger inspirations and why?
2. If you could only eat one savory and one sweet food for the rest of your life, what would they be?
3. Do you live with your family, friends or partner?
4. Where was your last holiday?
5. Name a film that you’ve watched more than once?
6. What is your must have beauty product?
7. What is the last picture on your phone/camera? (NO CHEATING!)
8. What was the last performance that you saw live on stage?
9. Can you speak more than one language? If not, what would you like to learn?
10. Tell us about an item currently on your wishlist?

I look forward to learning more about you all!

Leave links to your answers in the comments below or tweet them to me – @jennalloyd27



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tag: versatile blogger award – get to know more about me

Versatile Blogger Award!

I was delighted to find out that the fabulous Victoria of VictoriaGiggles♥  had nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks Victoria!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Include a link to their blog
  3. Tell the person who nominated you 7 facts about you
  4. Select 15 blogs / bloggers that you have recently discovered or follow regularly.

The Facts:

1. I speak about LGBTQIAP issues often, not just because discrimination is a topic that I’m passionate about but because I myself am not actually straight!


Source: feelingmyselfftbeyonce.tumblr.com

I am a pansexual woman. This means that I am attracted to people for who they are and not what gender they choose to identify as. I came out (albeit as bi) when I was fourteen years old and was lucky to have such an accepting family. Some people are unfortunately not so lucky to have that support.

If you are struggling with your sexuality, or want to know more about pansexuality, you can always leave me a comment or an email!


Some friends and I marching in Hampshire Pride.

2. I can speak French and German.
Not fluently I might add. I studied both languages from Year 7 until the end of Sixth Form College and I have a GCSE and an A-Level in each. I hope to use this in the future, either as a part of my career or perhaps if I move abroad like I would like to, as a part of my personal life.

3. I started a Feminist Society at my university.
I’m not going to lie, it was a tough process. But somewhere between the bureaucracy and the complaints, I made a group of great friends from all walks of life who share the same beliefs as I do and who support and learn from one another.


My promise to the fabulous Winchester Hub in Freshers Week ’14.

4. I met Josh when I was dressed as a bunny.
Yep. It was fancy dress at a local club. Think Bridget Jones.


5. I am too scared to finish the first Bioshock game.

I am probably only ten minutes into the story but I keep getting too scared when the splicers come out and I keep having to turn it off. It’s quite embarassing really.

6. I am naturally ginger.

Not the gorgeous auburn ginger though. I don’t know as I’ll ever have the courage to take it back to its natural colour again. It’s a kind of strawberry blonde and I never liked it. I suppose it didn’t help that I was picked on at school for it either.


Me at 18 years old at my almost natural colour.

7. I love Studio Ghibli movies.
My favourites are Spirited Away, The Cat Returns, My Neighbour Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service. I love Ghibli because they teach the dark truths about the world and the people in it, but they do so using magic and monsters and friendship. It’s not all doom and gloom!

My Nominees:

1. Cami (camillahennessyjackson)

2. Ari (comicsandcookies)

3. Rachel Anne Bee (illustrated teacup)

4. Claire (fineanddandy)

5. Rhiân (chapterandcircle)

6. Tara (by catstello)

7. Katherine (keffnote)

8. Vicki (victoriajanex)

9. Jemma (dorkface)

10. Heather (sugarpea)

11. Sophie (filthypaws&silkydrawers.)

12. Meg (a little twist of…)

13. Jess (JESMGIA)

14.  Rachel (happy little syllables)

15. Beth (cowheartgirl)


Leave me links in the comments below.

I look forward to reading your facts!


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tag: four things

So I saw the lovely Danielle (Underland to Wonderland) do this tag on her blog the other day and I wanted to give it a go!

I nominate Cami at camillahennessyjackson, Suzy M at Eeep! I’m A Blogger, Katy Sherry at The New Girl and Jessica M at JESMGIA – all amazing ladies that you should go and follow!

Four places I’ve lived:
South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford
Croxley Green, Hertfordshire
Christchurch, Dorset
Romero Halls of Residence, Southampton

Four jobs I’ve had:
Front of House Staff in a café
Customer Service Assistant in a hardware store
Cashpoint Assistant in a wholesalers
Chief Editorial Intern at bournemouthnews.info (easily my favourite!!)

Four things I don’t eat:

Four of my favourite foods:
Garlic Bread
(I do eat healthy food though!)

Four movies I’ve watched more than once:
Easy A
Pan’s Labyrinth
Alice In Wonderland


Images are NOT my own.
(See bottom of post for credits)

Four TV shows I watch:
(Still running)
Once Upon A Time
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Orphan Black
Rupaul’s Drag Race

The Powerpuff Girls
Black Books
Parks and Recreation

Four things I’m looking forward to this year:
Hopefully going to see Adore Delano with Ellen in August
Spending our three-year-anniversary in Manchester
Finding out that I passed my second year of uni (fingers crossed)
My 23rd birthday, I guess!

Four things I can’t live without:
My cat, Bellatrix (Trixie)
Conversation (if that counts)

Four things about Josh:
He has a beard
He has tattoos and piercings
He works in technology
He loves video games and cats

Four places I’ve visited:
Cardiff, Wales
St Helier, Jersey
Clisson, France
Dublin, Ireland


3 images are not my own.
(See bottom of post for credits)

Four pet peeves:
Touching my plate/food/drink without my permission
Bigoted, ignorant people
Rude shop/restaurant staff
People who assume I’m straight (ha!)

Four Things I Wish I Could Do:
Tell my GAD to bugger off, for good
Go for the infamous ‘one pint’
Speak lots of languages fluently
Afford lots of nice clothes (sad, I know)

Four Subjects I Studied at School:
Religious Philosophy and Ethics

Four Things Near Me Right Now:
A water bottle
Josh’s beard oil
A Pizza Hut menu

Have you taken part in this tag?

Leave me your links in the comments below!



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