Friday, 22 April 2016

Infinity Dream Tag

I was tagged for this a bit ago, and have finally found the time to do it, thank you to Abby at "Castles in the Air" for the tag!


1. Thank the blogger who tagged you. 
2. Tell us 11 facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
4. Tag 11 bloggers and give them 11 new questions to answer.

11 (random) Facts:
Oh dear here we go...
  1. I almost  never read a book twice (there are exceptions of course, but I have too many books to get through, I can't bother reading everything twice:)
  2. I have never gone camping (not in a tent or trailer) ever in my life
  3. I have kept a diary on-and-off since I was 12 (four years)
  4. My favorite "nature-thing" is the sky
  5. My favorite music eras are the 50s-60s and the awesome 80s!
  6. I love time travel paradoxes
  7. I've met Pippy Longstocking
  8. I loathe flower print (like old couches and curtains you know)
  9. I hate opera 
  10. I don't like or watch horror movies, chic flicks or romantic comedies
  11. I love dresses and skirts
Life is a picture, make it pretty.:

The Questions

1. What is your earliest memory of reading, or being read to?

I really don't know, my Mom (being a psychologist on child development) probably read to me before I was even born! I do remember reading chapter books (the Magic Tree House series) as young as six years old.

2. Why did you choose to start a blog?

Well honestly because you did Abby! I wanted to see what it was like (since you raved about it so much) So here i am today.

3. Since this is the Infinity Dreams Tag, what is your biggest dream, no matter how out there it may seem?

I want to publish a bestseller (crazy right?)

4. Favorite subject in school? (If you are still in school. If not, what WAS your favorite subject?) 

Art is pretty close, but I will actually have to go with history

5. Where would you live in the world, if you could live anywhere?

Somewhere warm (as you must know by now, that's my only requirement), but I probably won't pick a country overrun by terrorists or lead by some dictator with nukes.

6. How would you describe your personal style?

Did you help write the literacy test questions this year? 'Cause that was one of them. I don't really know, chic I guess? If its cute I'll wear it. (unless it's bright yellow, no yellow)

7. Who has inspired you? It can be anyone, past, present, fictional, or no. 

Well I don't really know, I have probably been shaped by many people in my life, but the person I continually look up to the most is my dad, he's the best father a girl could ask for.

8. Do you prefer open plains, and sparkling beaches, or rugged mountains and wild forests?

I've only lived on the plains, and while vast and beautiful its full of nothing (well except grass. I'd have to live in the other settings before deciding on my preference.

9. If you could meet one celebrity, who would you choose?

Just one? Well I guess we all know the answer. Johnny Depp.

10. Favorite Disney princess? (Or Disney character if you don't prefer princesses.) 

My favorite Disney princess is either Rapunzel or Mulan. Rapunzel has such gorgeous hair! (I love the advanced animation so much!) And Mulan, well Mulan is noble, brave and just awesome!

11. Favorite quote? 

Favorite quotes are like favorite books, movies and songs, it changes a lot. Though Winston Churchill, Alexander G. Bell and C.S. Lewis have the best quotes for sure.


The New (extremely random) Questions: 

  1. If you could have a talent for something, what would you pick?
  2. If you were given the chance to be a great a subject you're not, but you had to trade in a subject you are good at what would you give up to become better at ______? Or would you not want to take the chance?
  3. How would you feel about wearing the clothes you have on now, for the rest of your life? What are you wearing?
  4. If you had to choose between only reading books or only watching movies for the rest of your life, which would you pick?
  5. What is your favorite nail polish color?
  6. Would you rather live outside in a small tent  (in all the elements of the seasons) or be shut up in a house with small windows (and the windows don't open but you still get fresh air) for a year?
  7. What are you more afraid of, standing on high platforms or being cramped in tiny places?
  8. How do you usually wear your hair?
  9. Are you a cat lady or a dog person?
  10. If you had the chance to glimpse into your future, would you want to know?
  11. Would you be able to give up all social media, texting, watching the news, youtube, Netflix, email and TV for a year and live only as people did when they had only books, meeting in person, newspapers and radio to stay connected and entertain themselves?

I tag all who read this ('cause I don't know 11 bloggers) and have not been tagged yet, have fun!

High School Senior Photography Silhouette, Violin Photo by Monson Photography - Ludington, Michigan:


Monday, 4 April 2016


I was tagged for this awhile back by Abby from Castles in the Air. Anywho I have an hour to spare so I'll get right into it.

~Vital info~

Name: Alicia Kyra Koepke

Nicknames: Lissie or Ali (really only used by my grandparents)

Place of birth: Buchholz in der Nordeheide Germany

Pink crosley:


Bestfriends: Well my first bestfriend, first friend in general was a girl named Jenny whom I haven't been in touch with for years. She still lives in Germany.

Awards: I guess something from baseball, but everybody gets a "participation medal" these days. They don't mean anything. So I'll have to say, my "Most Improved Player" baseball award.

Sport: The first "official" sport I played was baseball.

Real Holiday: Well my birthday is in January, so probably Easter.

Concert: I really don't know, probably a concert outside Castle Kilbride in my town. They have free concerts for the community during the summer. It's small though, if that doesn't count then I guess I've never been to a concert.

Late 19th, early 20th Century publisher’s pictorial cloth bindings. From Michael Moon's Bookshop in Cumbria.:


Film: Well I ................................................................
-The Hunger Games
-Pirates of the Caribbean
-Almost any Disney movie...
-The Bourne series
-Catch me if you can
-MIB series

.....what a madding question!

TV Show: Once Upon a Time

Color: Blue

Song: Oh what maddingly insane stupid questions! It changes by the hour! To even attempt to pinpoint my favorite right now would only kick me later.

Lets just say no heavy metal, German pop (it stinks) or opera (for heavens sake no opera!)

Restaurant: Pizza hut. Because pizza. (duh!)

Books: Wretched, wretched questions! But this question was phrased as plural so here's the list:
-Letf Behind: >>The Kids<< (40 books, will not bother with titles)
-Harry Potter and the philosophers stone
-Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
(haven't gotten through the series yet, consider the rest to be on the list)
--The Hunger Games
-Catching fire
-Several old Nancy Drew's (titles I cannot recall)
-Ronja the robbers doughter
-Divergent (only divergent)
-The Chronicles of Narnia
-(probably tons of others that I can't think of right now)

People drinking coffee:


Feeling: Tired. I was babbling in Charles Dickean again aren't I?

Single or Taken: Guess you'd call it single... I say taken by a fictional character in a more exciting realm (ya feel me?)

Eating: Saliva... no nothing actually! I must be tired... starting to get sarcastic here...

Watching: Well I'm typing this! So obvi... ... ... nothing at the moment

Wearing: A bright pink sweatshirt, black pants white and orange socks. 

Two for the road photographed by Corrie Bond for Marie Claire Australia:


Want children: At some point. (At least that's my mind set when I'm not lying in the fetal position with a hot water bottle to my abdomen, ya feel?)

Want to be married: Yes.

Careers in mind: Teacher or writer, ... or something else. (I clearly have not figured out my life yet)

Where you want to live: I have only one 2 word requirement for this one. "somewhere warm". ( (I currently reside in Canada, a country that despite the "supposed stereotype" IS pretty cold.) Rain isn't my thing either. (My mood and energy depends on it) Guess I'm just a walking talking, breathing solar-panel-person

One of my dreams is to own a single family house! This house looks amazing. I hope mine can one day be this beautiful!

~Do you believe in~

God: Yes. Simply, undoubtedly, yes.

Miracles: I've seen them happen with my own eyes.

Love at first sight: ehhh.... I'm inclined to say no, that love is something that grows. However I had an instant connection with my closest friends when I first met them, I suppose the same can happen for love. But 'love' definitely needs growth.

Ghosts: Not the classic, no "Moaning Myrtles". But fallen angels do exist, and I guess that's pretty haunted.

Aliens: *snort*

Soul mates: Yup..

Heaven: Very real

Hell: also very real

Kissing on a first date: That's just desperate... and weird! The epitome of moving too fast, and it also wouldn't help me develop the kind of relationship I would want. 

Pinner says,"I adore old typewriters...mostly because I love the look of old type..." Me too!:

I tag anyone who hasn't been tagged yet. I really haven't kept up much in the blogger world, so I'm a little clueless on who's done what.

So long M'dears!