Friday, 23 December 2011

To my absolute delight, I discovered today that I was given the Versatile Bloggers Award by Scarlett at Optimistic but Never Quite Elegant. I know, I know, to you old hats at blogging this must sound really lame, but it's my first one, and it's really exciting, so cut me some slack, and let me have my moment.

Here are the rules:

(1) You must thank the person who awarded you the award including a shout-out with a link on your blog.

(2) Share 7 random facts about yourself.

(3) Send the award on to 15 other bloggers whose blogs you like to read and let them know about it.

So firstly, thank you so much Scarlett! Everyone go check out her blog if you haven't done so already, her outfit posts are wizard, she has great style, and her reviews are really well-written.

So, seven facts...

(1) I once saw a dress in the Buy, Sell, Exchange in Notting Hill. I had to have it, so I did odd-jobs around Portobello for the day to raise the cash. By the end of the day, I was still £20 short, so I swapped my shoes for the dress and walked home bare-foot. That, my friends, is dedication. 

(2) I still, at the grand old age of twenty two, can't walk in stilettos. A friend told me I looked like I was "stabbing kittens" last time I attempted it. I'm still not quite sure what he meant. 

(3) I was undefeated in the Girls Chess Team at school (wow, I'm cool!)

(4) Mona isn't my actual name. I "decided" that I wanted to be called Mona when I was three, and I was such a stubborn child, it stuck. Under pain of death, I would not tell you my real name. It makes me shudder.

(5) I'm half-Chinese. Hence studying Mandarin, sometimes dressing a bit too cutesy, and my unashamed adoration of all things Hello Kitty related. Also half-Scottish. Hence my supreme tolerance to the cold, sometimes dressing in way too much tartan, and my unashamed adoration of deep fried Mars Bars.

(6) I told my Ma and my brothers about my blog, although I haven't let them see it. My brothers fail to understand why anyone would give a shit about what I wear or get up to; my Ma is convinced I'm going to get murdered by an internet-stalker. Classic.

(7) When I was seven, I accidentally cut off my middle brother's toe in a door. They sewed it back on and he made a full recovery, but he was quite insistent that I shared that, to see how quickly my followers ebb away... Over-sharing?

And the fifteen twelve (EVERYONE ALREADY HAD IT, OK?) bloggers, all of whom I think are pretty fab:

Sophie at Sophie etc.
Katie at Fireworks
Rosie Anna at Rosie Anna
Ellen at Ellen Atlanta
Stella at Stellaah
Laura at White Winters
Charlotte at Charlotte's Web

Read them. They're much, much better than mine. Promise.

If I've passed it on to you, and you already have it, ignore me, I'm a lunatic. If I've forgotten you, send me an abusive email and I'll grovel at your cyber-feet.

Thanks again, Scarlett. You're a total doll.

TWOSLEEPSTILCHRISTMAS!!! I hope you're all feeling as excited as me right now...



  1. dammit just doing a post for mine and your on my list haha! HAVE TWO AWARDS OKAY xx

  2. Thank you! I love your blog so much, so its really nice to be awarded this by you! x

  3. Thank you so much! I'm all excited now, this is my first blogger award :3 love your blog! <3

    Ellen xx

  4. Well done on the award! You deserve it! And don't worry, not put off by the toe business!

    Pip x

  5. Sophie - OK well you have two as well!
    Charlotte & Ellen - No problem, happy to spread to love, especially to such great bloggers.
    Pip - Thank you, right back at you! I would have given it to you, but I think we got it at the same time, didn't we?

    Mona x

  6. eeeeeeeeeeeep thank you so much! this is my first blogger award:) this is so nice of you! thank you:)

    Rosie Anna

  7. AHHHH receiving your comment actually made my day!! <3

    Thank you so so much lovely, this is so sweet of you! This is my first 'blogger award' and I really appreciate it :) Thank you for taking time to actually read my wee blog! :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! :)

    Helen x

  8. Hey, how would you feel about doing a guest post for my blog? xx


All love notes are gratefully received. If you have a burning question, though, it would be better to hit me up with an email.

Mona x

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