The Liebster Award!

I would like to thank wavesofawesomeness for nominating me for this award! Please check it out if you haven’t already if you like quotes, poetry and other awesome posts!

So the rules for this award are as follows:

  1. Acknowledge blog who nominated you and display award
  2. Answer 11 questions the blogger gives you
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 11 blogs
  5. Notify them of the nomination
  6. Give them 11 questions to answer

The Questions Given To Me:

Would you rather own a bakery or a candy shop?

I would have to say a bakery because as much as I like candy I prefer pastries!

Do you prefer drawings or paintings?

Both! And if you like paintings check out this blog.

Would you rather live in an area that’s always hot or always cold?

Cold. I always prefer the cold over the heat

Who are your favourite bloggers and what is/ are your favourite post(s) from them?(I don’t have to be one of them 😉 )

wavesofawesomeness

Elaine

Shay-lon

Opher

inkgirlandwords

Jirah

orangutanlibrarian

Chape

Shweta Suresh

Katzenworld

becomingdeutsch

Esmé

Simon

Shruti

Christina

And I’m sure I’m still forgetting a few!

Who are your favourite YouTubers?

I really like Ryan Higa!

Who are some of your favourite authors?

Jane Austen

J. K. Rowling

Dan Brown

Stephenie Meyer

Dyan Sheldon

Khaled Hosseini

Margret Atwood

Jack Kerouac

Meg Cabot

Describe your blog in an advert style

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a confused, anxious, pessimistic, weird, introverted, twenty year old girl? Well look no further we have just the blog you want! At lifesfinewhine not only do you get the real twenty year old girl trying to find herself experience you also sometimes get random posts about Awards and Tags! So don’t forget to check out lifesfinewhine to stop the fun and start the soul crushing anxiety!

What is/was your favourite topic to study in History?

Everything! I swear I have never been bored learning something in History (yes I know I’m a nerd).

What type of phone do you have?

Samsung

What would you change about your life?

I would get rid of my anxiety.

If you were president/ mayor/ royalty, what would you do or change about your area/ county/ country?

I would work harder to bring peace and unity to my country, I would also make sure that my country causes as little pollution as possible even if it means certain things are banned, I would work very hard to stop hunting, I would try to help people who can’t afford education get free education, I would try to bring universal healthcare and free university for my citizens.

11 Facts About Me:

  • I love Italian food
  • I want to someday see Germany and hopefully live there!
  • I want to explore Europe
  • I love anything to do with History and Psychology
  • I am currently learning German
  • I’m 20
  • I’m 5’2
  • I love animals
  • I love art
  • I used to like horror movies but I’m not that into them anymore
  • I love reading

My Nominees Are:

Anyone and everyone reading this! (Do the same questions!)

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One Lovely Blog Award

I want to thank Riya and Esmé for nominating me for this award! Riya is a really fun and sweet teenager who has an awesomely positive blog! If you like positive and interesting posts and poetry please do check out her blog if you haven’t already!! Esme is an amazing cook with amazing recipes from starters to deserts and the best part is they are all tried and tested by her personally! If you like food (which you probably do because I mean who doesn’t?!?) please do take a moment to check out her blog!

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  2. Post about the award.
  3. Share 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate (up to) 15 people.
  5. Let your nominees know you’ve nominated them.

7 facts about me:

  • I really like animated TV shows like Family Guy, American Dad, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers etc.
  • I am obsessed with everything and anything to do with History
  • I’m really into Frank Sinatra right now
  • I love my nails and they are always painted and well maintained!
  • I really like cooking
  • I don’t like sports very much
  • I have six piercings

My Nominees Are:

Anyone who wants to do this award!!

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The Blogger Tag

I really want to thank thegirlwithanaccent for this tag! If you like posts about makeup, travel, food and books please do check out her blog if you haven’t already!!

Question 1: How tall are you?

5’2

Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent? 

I know how to knit if that counts…

Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve? 

Trolls who leave horrible comments for no reason.

Question 4: What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?

Know-it-alls. We need to remember that in this insanely vast universe we know extremely little.

Question 5: What’s your favourite song?

Imagine by John Lennon

Question 6: What is your favourite social media website?

Ummm don’t really have one…

Question 7: What is your favourite way to spend free time when you’re alone? 

Reading while drinking some warm tea.

Question 8: What is your favourite junk food?

Anything fried- especially if it’s made of potatoes!

Question 9: Do you have a pet/pets? If so, what kind and what are their names? 

They are cats and are called Roger and Cleo.

   

Question 10: What is your number one favourite non-fiction and fiction book?

My favorite non-fiction book is The Cold War by Martin Walker

And my favorite fiction book is On The Road by Jack Kerouac

Question 11: What is your favourite beauty product/tool?

My beauty blender of course!

Question 12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened?

Seriously I get embarrassed so often I can’t even remember anymore!

Question 13: If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

Mimosa’s… 😅

Question 14: What is your favourite movie? 

Star Wars: A New Hope

Question 15: What was your favourite lesson in school and why?

Honestly, I can’t choose just one so my favorites were History, Psychology and English. History because I have always been passionate about History and I love learning it, English because it gave me a chance to write and explore in depth the work of other writers and Psychology because it has taught me so much about life and why we are the way we are.

Question 16: If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?

Germany.

Question 17: PC or Mac?

PC

Question 18: Last romantic gesture from a crush, date boy/girlfriend, spouse?

Hahaha… I wish 😅 Unfortunately I’m a forever alone person!

Question 19: Favourite celebrity?

Ellen DeGeneres and Seth MacFarlane (I can’t choose!)

Question 20: What blogger do you secretly want to be friends with?

Hahaha any of the bloggers I follow! They all seem so awesome!

Question 21: Who is your biggest inspiration?

My friends and family!

Question 22: What is your favourite blog to read? 

There are so many!! Here’s just a few of them:

https://fitness9555.wordpress.com/

https://roseelaineblog.wordpress.com/

https://opherworld.wordpress.com/

https://inkgirlandwords.wordpress.com/

https://0hmz.wordpress.com/

https://chapeblog.com/

https://theorangutanlibrarian.wordpress.com/

https://combingthecatacombs.wordpress.com/

Question 23: What is your favourite high street shop?

Haha I’m not a high street shop kind of gal… 😂

Question 24: Are you in education or do you work?

I’m still studying.

Question 25: What is one thing you are proud of?

This blog and everything I’ve written on it!

My Nominees Are:

Shay-lon

inkgirlandwords

theorangutanlibrarian

Shweta

And anyone else who wants to do this is more than welcome to!

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One Lovely Blog Award!

I would like to thank the amazing idealgirl for nominating me for this amazing award! She is an awesome fifteen year old who posts about a number of things and is always happy to talk about Harry Potter! Please do check out her blog and support her work!

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  2. Post about the award.
  3. Share 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate (up to) 15 people.
  5. Let your nominees know you’ve nominated them.

7 facts about me:

  • I’m afraid of the dark
  • I love the color blue
  • I’m slightly paranoid
  • I want to write and publish a book by 24
  • I’m a Taurus
  • I love peas
  • I want to major in History and Political Science

My Nominees Are:

Tamara Hoerner

Simon

Diganta Misra

cassixmakeup

Anandhi

Shruti

nithisgoldenwords

Jeyran Main

And anyone else who feels like doing this award is more than welcome to!!

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I’m In!

I just wanted to share some amazing news I received with you guys! I got into my first choice college in Canada for a bachelors degree in History. I have never been more simultaneously excited and terrified in my entire life!

And if you’re reading this and you’re Canadian or have been to Canada please let me know some facts about it and places to visit there in the comments below!

Versatile Blogger Award!

I really want to thank purpleorangesite for nominating me for this award! I know it took forever to do and I’m really sorry but I’ve been so busy applying for universities at the moment! purpleorangesite has an amazing blog that I would highly recommend you check out!

Rules
1.You have to thank the person who nominated you for this award and provide a link to their blog.
2.link the nominees and inform them about their nomination.
3.Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice.
4.share 7 facts about yourself.

So here we go for the seven facts about me…

  •  I’m a Taurus
  •  I’m right handed but I can write with my left hand too
  •  I love reading
  •  I want to do a double major in History and Politics
  •  I also want to write a bestseller some day
  •  I love animated TV shows
  •  I want to learn to play the guitar

My nominees are:

thepurplealmond

beafree

crystalarts

mpjethwa

wavesofawesomeness

zavifashion

gotmeghan

zeopoetry

joyfrida

combingthecatacombs

And anyone else interested in doing this award consider yourself nominated!

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Rosa Parks Quotes

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Mark Twain Quotes

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The Caged Bird

Bewegen sich!” I yell. Move. They’re all huddled together, crying and sniffling like goats before they are butchered. We only have one job to do today- kill the Jews. KILL THE JEWS. As always our Swastikas are proudly pinned to the arms of our S.S uniforms. “Make a line! Quick!” I snap at them. An old lady whispers something about a child and I guess she’s pleading for mercy. They always do. They always plead and beg like pathetic parasites instead of fighting. That’s why they’re treated as inferior beings, that’s why it’s so easy for us to put a bullet through their heads.

“You!” says the Commander pointing at me. “Ja?” I ask. “Check the building, these fickers will do whatever they can to escape! They need to be exterminated!” he shouts dramatically. “We’ll take care of the ones here,” he grins. I nod and move towards the entrance of the building followed by two soldiers. We burst into every single room killing all the hidden Jews and shooting the dead ones again to make sure they are dead.

I’ve done this so often it feels more like a tedious routine than massacre. Little children sometimes cling to the dead bodies of their parents but it doesn’t matter because soon they too will join their parents. Bodies lie on top of each other, their eyes bulging, their mouths slightly open with blood pouring out. A young girl lies there in a pool of her own blood, a shocked expression frozen on her face. She was holding something I realize bending to pick it up. It is a worn out, blood stained, black and white picture of her with some people I assume are her parents. She had been smiling at the camera. She will never smile again.

“We have an escapee!” shouts a soldier as someone runs past us. “I’ll get him,” I reply. There’s usually an escapee- someone who thinks they can outrun the fate of their race and religion. “STOP! STOP!” I chase him grabbing his coat, pulling him to the floor. “DO NOT MOVE!” I yell pointing my gun at him. I hear soft sobs and then the wail of an infant. I turn the Jew around only to realize it is a woman cradling a new born baby in her arms. Her face is covered in blood and tears and her dress is ripped but I could have recognized her from anywhere.

“Marie…” I breathe, numbed by the surprise. All the memories come flooding back and I blink rapidly trying to push back tears. It all seems so fresh again- the pain, the anguish. The hushed goodbyes, the last time I held her in my arms, the last time I gazed into her beautiful brown eyes stroking back a loose strand of hair.

The love of my life stands before me pleading for mercy with another man’s baby in her arms.

Kiss me, I had continuously begged her. Let’s just kiss once. She had finally given in at eighteen. That had been the first night we had spent together wrapped in each other’s arms. I love you I had softly whispered to her as she closed her exhausted eyes. The next morning we heard that President Hindenburg had died leaving Hitler and the Nazis in charge.

“What are you doing here? You promised you would leave this godforsaken country!” I whisper. My father had lied to me, I now realize.

I still remember the horror on my parents’ faces when I told them I loved a Jewish girl. “No,” was all my father whispered, the blood draining from his face. It wasn’t long before he was doing everything in his power to separate us. My parents wouldn’t let her into our house, calling the Jews filthy, greedy pigs. As the segregation of Jews increased it got harder for us to be together. Eventually it got so bad for them that I knew I had to help them even if it meant helping them escape Germany- meaning I may never see Marie again. I had no other choice but to ask my father who gladly agreed to help smuggle her family into Switzerland. He called a friend in the S.S who would soon become my Commander to talk to him about how to get them out of Germany. Of course there was a catch to it- I had to join the S.S army. I bluntly refused, pointing out I wanted nothing to do with the Nazis whatsoever but he insisted that this was the only way he would agree to ‘help the bloody Jews’. The Jews were being hunted every day and Marie and her family were in danger. I knew I had to sell my soul to the Nazis to keep them safe. I would have to kill poor, innocent Jews every day for the rest of my life. It was a heavy price to pay for her safety and it still hurt every time I pulled my trigger.

The night before they left I had held her in my arms, her heart beating against mine. We had whispered our hopes and dreams promising each other that this wouldn’t be the last time we were together. I watched her sleep, reminiscing about the past. We had been inseparable since the age of four. We had spent every waking moment together. At twelve I had already been head over heels for Marie, especially since my parents so obviously disapproved of her. In my youth I had loved rebelling against my controlling parents and that is why I had chased after Marie but as we grew older our love grew with us and I knew it wasn’t just rebellion anymore, I loved her.

After she left, there had always been a void in my heart that my wife could never fill no matter how hard my mother tried to convince her that I was only going through a phase. Marie was the only woman I loved and nothing would change that. That is probably why my marriage had failed and why I now came home to an empty house every night and drowned my sorrows in alcohol until I blacked out. I had no power, freedom or choice. I had been a puppet for my parents and now I was a puppet for the Nazi’s and could do nothing about it.

“Please Markus, the baby’s my sister’s, we have no family left, please let us go,” she begged, tears pouring down her cheeks. Her sister was dead? Her whole family had been slaughtered like the rest, I realized. Her sister Amelia, had always been a sweet, innocent little girl, she would only be sixteen now.

Before I can help her we hear footsteps. “What are you waiting for, Mark?” questions Steven, one of the soldiers walking towards us. “Wait? You going to screw her first?” he asks giving me a toothy smile. “Can we get in on the action?” he continues, grinning.

Her eyes widen in fear as she looks at me hoping for some ray of hope and humanity. Steven begins walking towards her, his hands almost touching her. The thought of him even near her made the bile rise to my mouth. “Get away from her,” I whisper menacingly. “Look if you want to go first I got no problem with that,” Steve mutters putting his hands up in a gesture of surrender. “I just want a taste,” he continues licking his thick, ugly lips.

We hear more footsteps and turn to see who it is. “We were wondering what was taking you so long,” mutters the Commander leering at Marie. He is joined by a few other soldiers who also seem to be staring at her. “Unfortunately we’re out of time, boys,” he adds his eyes still lingering on her. “Take care of her and the brat in her hands, Mark,” he orders, looking me straight in the eye. I know he is testing me and there is nothing I can do about it. He enjoys watching me squirm. My palms are cold and sweaty, my legs feel weak and my heart is beating out of my chest. The Commander looks at me, frowning.

“I told you to kill them, Markus!” yells the Commander, so loudly that some of the soldiers flinch. “Kill the ficken Jews!” he screams, the nerve on his forehead protruding. I can do absolutely nothing but stand there surrounded by surprised soldiers who have no idea what is going on. “Is this her, Markus? The Jewish SCHLAMPE you ruined your marriage for?” the Commander sneers. I look at Marie who keeps her head down, silently sobbing. “Kill her, Markus and prove to us that you’re not the ‘Jew Lover’ your father claims you are,” he continues. “Prove your loyalty now or face the consequences,” he threatens. The baby in Marie’s arms begins to wail again. I look from my Commander, a Nazi who would show us no mercy if I dared to disobey him, to Marie, the Jewish woman I love. Even if I tried to fire at any of the soldiers or the Commander I wouldn’t be able to do much good, it would be me against about ten men. If I got lucky and killed a few the rest would still take me down and they would definitely kill Marie and the baby. On the other hand I could never harm Marie, the love of my life. I take a deep breath and look into Marie’s sweet, pleading eyes just as I had done all those years ago.

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So this was one of the pieces I wrote for my A levels English coursework a few months ago and I wanted to share it with you guys and find out what you thought of it! Please do let know in the comments what you think of it!!

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