Liebster Award

I have recently been nominated for a Liebster Award by two lovely bloggers – Michelle from Michelle’s Financial Journal and Lisa from Lisa Vs. The Loans. Thank you so much for thinking of me, ladies!


  • Thank the bloggers who nominated you
  • Write 11 random facts about you
  • Answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers who have less than 200 Twitter followers. You cannot choose the blogger that nominated you.
  • Ask them 11 questions of your own


  • I am Russian
  • I am naturally blonde
  • My greatest passion is travelling
  • I got my driving license when I was 18
  • I am a big fan of John Grisham books
  • I have a BA degree in English Literature and Language
  • I enrolled to study law in 2011 but I quit after completing my first year (unfortunately, it was too expensive)
  • I am 171 cm tall
  • My best friend is a male and we have been close friends for as long as I can remember (I think people expect us to get married one day!)
  • I love blogging and this is one of the best things that happened to me this year
  • I love the feel of rain on a warm summer evening


  • What’s your most regrettable financial mistake? – I don’t have any. I don’t have any regrets in general.
  • Do you believe in aliens and ghosts? – Not really.
  • What genre of books do you like? – Crime fiction and my new obsession, personal finance.
  • What’s your all time favorite movie? – The Beautiful Mind (Shawshank Redemption and American Gangster are pretty close too).
  • What’s the best thing that happened to you in the last decade? – That would be moving to London as I love this city!
  • What’s the most memorable gift you ever got? – An engagement ring. Two, to be precise.
  • If you suddenly have $1,000 right now, what would you do with it? No debt payment or retirement funding or savings. Just purely to spend. – A trip somewhere I haven’t been to yet.
  • What’s your favorite outdoor activity? – An afternoon stroll in Hyde Park.
  • Your current tv show you’re addicted to? – 2 Broke Girls
  • What’s your favorite quote? – “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.
  • What’s your favorite perfume or cologne? – Jean-Paul Gaultier “Madame”


  • What’s the story behind your blog name? – Honestly? There is no story. All the names that I wanted had already been taken 😛
  • What’s your most favorite thing about blogging? – Receiving comments and commenting on other blogs.
  • Most expensive thing you’ve bought this past year? – A trip to South America in February 2014.
  • What is your guilty pleasure? – Chocolate, hands down.
  • If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? – The only thing I’ve always wanted to change I’d already changed and this is being better with money.
  • What’s your favorite hobby (other than blogging)? – Reading travel guides 😛
  • Are you a morning person or a night owl? – Neither. Ideally, I’d like to go to bed early and wake up late.
  • What is your favorite color? – Blue.
  • What kind of food do you like to eat? – I love all food (that is not meat, fish or raisins).
  • What is one thing you’re incredibly bad at? – Cooking. Seriously, I suck!
  • Do you have any advice for me and/or other bloggers who are just starting? – I would just say: enjoy it and make the most of it!


I know, not quite 11, but whatcha gonna do? 😛


  • What is your earliest childhood memory?
  • What was your favourite subject at school?
  • Do you have any siblings?
  • What is your dream destination to go on vacation?
  • What is your greatest accomplishment so far?
  • When did you first start blogging?
  • What are your other hobbies?
  • Do you have any pets?
  • What is your favourite cuisine?
  • Can you cook well?
  • What is your favourite clothing brand?
Once again, thank you to Michelle and Lisa for nominating me! It was great fun answering your questions! 😛

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  1. Thanks so much for nominating me! I’ve really enjoyed reading more about you. A Beautiful Mind is one of my favourite films and I really hate cooking too. I can even burn water!

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