Hello there and welcome to another Friday and another #PoCoLo - if you were here last week, it was great to see you and if you're new here this week, welcome! I'll apologise now (which is becoming the norm, I know) but this week I'm so behind I've almost met myself coming back again. Morgan's still internet-less too, so between us we're a right pair, we are ever so grateful for those of you who link to us, and I hope you know we will catch up with ourselves.
The good news is I have now finally booked everything - like the last hotel and somewhere to park - and bought the euros for our trip this weekend. Not even I am usually quite that last minute, but there's been a lot going on everywhere, and this is how it's shown itself. I'm looking forward to heading off, but the timing could probably have been better as I'm expecting another long day at work today.
I still have to pack, but I think the less time I have to do that the better. That means there'll be less deliberating and in all likelihood less clothes (but hopefully enough of the right sort!). The weather is looking warm, about twice the temperature of here, so it's not all bad.
On Wednesday I joined plenty of bloggers for #BlogCampOnboard and after the event I realised some of our regular Post Comment Love linkers were also onboard, so huge apologies for not spotting you, or if I spoke to you for not realising. I really do wish they'd put blog names on our badges, as that would help me immensely.
My photo this week is from the MSC Preziosa, which was the largest ship I've ever been on. I should clarify that, I haven't been on many boats, the largest before Wednesday is more often called a cross Channel ferry!!
We spent a lot of time on the Diamante Deck, which was well named. There was a fabulous Swarovski crystal staircase (head over to my Instagram to take a look) and I was very tempted to include that here, but instead went for another part of the same deck. These installations were hanging throughout one of the bar areas and certainly brought even more decadence to the area.
Blogger Showcase: Liberty from Liberty's Freedom Blog
1. Who are you?
Hey my names Liberty and I'm 15, I'm from the UK and I love reading. I also love taking photos and listening to music. I love travelling and hopefully I'll be able to include that in my blog - Liberty's Freedom Blog - in the future.
2. How did you discover blogs/blogging?
I discovered blogging when my mum told me about her friend who blogged about appliances and opportunities she got. So I really have my mum to thank for it.
3. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging to help with my writing, I want to be a journalist when I'm older so me and my mum agreed that blogging would really help my writing skills. I also enjoy writing.
4. What do you find most challenging?
Believing that my writing is good enough. It took me so long to jump into the blogging pool and immerse myself within it as I felt that my writing would never be good enough. My mum knocked some sense into me, she was like Liberty you won't be some world renowned blogger by next week, you need to practice and this will be a good start.
5. What is your favourite topic to write about?
I love writing about my books as I really enjoy writing about my passions. I also love writing posts about issues in the world, I haven't written much on big issues yet as I'm still new but hopefully in the future I'll get more of diverse topics on my blog.
6. Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals?
It is a bit of both. Fun because I enjoy doing it and it doesn't feel like a chore. I do want to get recognition for my work though, I'd love to get picked up by a huge newspaper and get asked to write articles for them, I'd really like to see my work in the national geographic one day writing about all the countries I've been too.
7. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
I love the freedom of being able to write whatever you want, it's your little mark in the world and you can just be you. I also love to get my thoughts down so that others can see.
8. Have you ever attended a blogging conference and if so, what did you think?
I haven't and I really would love to one day, that's when I'll know I've really made it.
9. What are your 3 best posts?
My first would be Milk and Honey, I have my readers an insight on me, they got a little piece of me. I spoke about some sensitive topics and it was really genuine. My second would be Username: Evie as I loved the book and you can tell by the way I speak about the book. My last one would be Girl Loves Girl as it was a great book to review, it was real and so eye opening to me, I also got recognition from the author which was really cool and one of those OMG! Moments.
10. Describe yourself in three words!
Bubbly, ambitious and adventurous
11. Are you a tea and biscuits or coffee and cake person?
I'm both it really depends on my mood. Although I drink coffee and eat a bit of cake more as I love coffee a lot, especially Starbucks's coffee.
12. What's your idea of a perfect night out?
The beach at night would be awesome! I love the sea so I'd love to go to California and just watch the sunset whilst running around in the sea or the sand with a couple of my friends. Then afterwards we could sit by a fire and share stories and roast marshmallows.
13. Your perfect night in?
A book (Milk and Honey), a drink, lots of pillows, Halsey playing or Jorja Smith, watching the sunset, I guess you could say I'm obsessed with sunsets. Or watching a movie on my own or cuddling up to someone whilst watching Letters to Juliet, my all time favourite romance film.
14. What would your mum say is your best quality?
I think my mum would say I'm really kind, I always try to put others first even if I end up getting hurt in the process. My mum just thinks I'm good, that I don't have cruel intentions and that I'm a one in a million kinda girl. The girl that wants to change the world and will end up doing it, that's what my mum thinks about
Thanks Liberty, it's been lovely to feature a new young blogger, and I'm sure you'll do well with such great advice from your mum. Please do grab your "I've been featured on PoCoLo" badge.
Before you link up, please do take some time to look at Liberty's blog and connect with her on Twitter.