Nomination Wednesday – One of the Greatest Authors in a Generation

Welcome to another Nomination Wednesday post, where we take a look on the people who have inspired everyone around the world.

This week’s nomination goes to J.K. Rowling – the fabulous, famous author Harry Potter, whose book series had transformed many young readers from the late 20th, into the 21st Century.

I won’t do an “About” page because I know that everyone knows about J.K. Rowling. So, I’ll be moving onto the reason why section…

Why Did I Nominate J.K. Rowling?

I have always been a fan of the Harry Potter series, since I was a child. But, I never knew about the challenges that J.K. Rowling had to face before their first book was published. Harry Potter was turned down by 12 publishers before one accepted.

I found out that this information through a television movie I watched years ago, called Magic Beyond Words. Although the movie depicts sense of her life (even if some of them aren’t true), it gives an idea of what an inspirational, talented and creative author she has become. J.K. Rowling will sincerely inspire many authors for generations to come – proof that anything is possible, when people think that achieving is impossible.

She certainly has proved them wrong. May her books reign the bookshelves in years to come. 🙂

Nomination Wednesday – Tudor’s Queen of Hearts

Welcome to another Nomination Wednesday post, where we take a look on the people who have inspired everyone around the world.

This week’s nomination goes to Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII.

About Catherine of Aragon 

Catherine, the youngest daughter of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castille, was born in Madrid, Spain in 1485. At the age of five, she was bothered to Arthur, Heir to the Throne of England. At sixteen, Catherine and Arthur were married. However five months later, Arthur died of tuberculous. Seven years later, Catherine married Arthur’s younger brother, the newly crowned Henry VIII.

For a while, her marriage to Henry was a happy one. However, Catherine was unable to provide Henry with a son. Only a daughter, who was the future Mary I. The marriage came crashing down when Henry became attracted to one of Catherine’s ladies-in-waiting, Anne Boleyn.

Henry’s liaison with Anne changed English History, when he broke with the Catholic church when the Pope refused him an annulment from Henry’s marriage to Catherine.

Catherine was sent away and for the rest of her life, Catherine lived in exile in The More and Kimbolton Castles. Catherine died in 1536 and was buried in Peterborough Cathedral.

Why Did I Nominate Catherine of Aragon?

Although she is a tragic figure, Catherine had a strong nature. Living with an unfaithful, then turned selfish King, having great pride for her people, and country, Catherine is a prefect example of being the independent, brave and daring woman. She fought for her rights, she fought for the safety, and protection of others and finally, she fought for her life. Catherine was a leader who had a mind of her own, but sadly lost for the time she lived in wasn’t on her side.

Catherine has taught me what love should be scarified and protected for – especially if you have been hurt and thrown away by the people, who you thought they would be with you for the rest of your life. Her courage and battles have inspired to move on, work and fight, until I achieve my goals. Also her life has shown that in times of struggle, your voice can stand out (even in the tiniest detail). She’s one of England’s first Queens who won the public’s hearts and she certainly won’t be the last. 😉

Nomination Wednesday – Glitter Positive Thoughts and Prepare for Life Ahead

Welcome to another Nomination Wednesday post, where we take a look on the people who have inspired everyone around the world.

This week’s nomination goes to Louise Pentland, a.k.a. SprinkleofGlitter. Like her best friend Zoella, Louise is another YouTube sensation, vlogger, blogger and fashion icon.

About SprinkleofGlitter?

Louise began her SprinkleofGlitter career by setting up a blog page in 2009. This was followed by her YouTube Channel of the same name in January 2010. Since then, Louise’s blog has over 159 million followers, while her channel (as of September 2015) has nearly 2,280 subscribers. Louise also has a second YouTube channel called Sprinkle of Chatter, which has over 1 million subscribers. Louise has also done collaborations with many YouTubers including Zoella, ThatcherJoe, PointlessBlog and Caspar Lee.

Why Did I Nominate SprinkleofGlitter?

Louise is another, amazing, inspirational person. I’ve been a fan of Louise’s for a few weeks now and she is a absolute sensation. Also, she is a wonderful mother to her daughter and she is always a cheerful person who can turn a frown upside down. 🙂

She’s certainly a sprinkle of hope, love and happiness – proof that anyone can make it anywhere and inspire others.

Louise, if you are reading this, I just want to say a massive thank you and keep on sprinkling, wherever you are.

If you want to check out Louise, here are the links to her blog and channels below:

SprinkleofGlitter Blog: http://sprinkleofglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

SprinkleofGlitter YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Sprinkleofglitter/featured

SprinkleofChatter: https://www.youtube.com/user/SprinkleofChatter/featured

Also, I forget to mention you guys to also check out Zoella when I wrote my first N.W post. If you also want to check out Zoella, here are the links below:

Zoella Blog: https://www.zoella.co.uk/

Zoella YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/zoella280390?hl=en-GB&gl=GB

MoreZoella: https://www.youtube.com/user/MoreZoella

If you want to check out Zoella’s Nomination post, please click on this link: https://actingmylife.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/nomination-wednesday-fashion-icon-and-youtuber-guess-who/

I recommend to subscribe to these amazing ladies because they are incredible. 🙂

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Nomination Wednesday – The First Woman, who Wrote and Published a Novel, in Her Own Name

Welcome to another Nomination Wednesday post, where we take a look on the people who have inspired everyone around the world.

This week’s nomination goes to Katheryn Parr, the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII.

About Katheryn Parr  

Now, there maybe some who know the history of Katheryn but there are some who don’t. So instead of writing a brief history of her, I’ll place a link below on an article I recently written about Katheryn when I attended on a lecture, featuring Philippa Gregory:

https://actingmylife.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/historictale-lecture-special-connections-and-truths-about-katheryn-parr/

Why Did I Nominate Katheryn Parr?

I nominated Katheryn Parr because of her bravery, enthusiasm, creativity and intelligence during her lifetime; up to the death of Henry VIII.

She was extremely wise, keeping her head in line as well as her families. Katheryn was the only Queen to reunite all Henry’s three children and include them in the Line of Succession. Also, she proved to the King’s subjects (at the time) that a woman can rule – Katheryn even inspired the future Elizabeth I.

Katheryn also taught herself how to fully read and learn Latin.

She was one of the first modern women to become an equal to men and to become a published author, in her own right. Now, if it’s amazing, I don’t know what is.

Nomination Wednesday – Long She Will Live, Long May She Reign!

Welcome to a very special Nomination Wednesday post, where we take a look on the people who have inspired everyone around the world.

This week’s nomination goes to Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch (as from today), Queen Elizabeth II.

Why Did I Nominate Queen Elizabeth II?

I was going to suggest a About section of Her Majesty. However, I believe a Nomination is better.

I nominated Queen Elizabeth because of her dedication to her country, bringing us into the Great Britain we know today. In times of darkness and when there had been little faith in the Monarchy, she’d triumphed through her wisdom and courage, showing no fear to speak the truth from her heart. She would dazzle us with smiles and fabulous fashion senses.

But most importantly, she’d brought a stable Monarchy, which still continues to this very day.

A loving, loyal and brave Queen, there’s no stopping Queen Elizabeth in retiring. I’m sure that there’ll be plenty more to come from Her Majesty. God Save the Queen; Long May She Reign. 🙂

Nomination Wednesday – If There Isn’t Hope, He’s Still An Inspiration In the Eyes of Many…

Welcome to another Nomination Wednesday post, where we take a look on the people who have inspired everyone around the world.

This week’s nomination goes to Prince Henry (or “Harry”, as he’s known) of Wales.

About Prince Harry 

Well, there isn’t a lot I can say as everyone knows and has heard of Prince Harry. However, I would like to share some of the many, wonderful charities he supports because they deserve to be mentioned; they include – Sentebale, MapAction and WellChild.

Why Did I Nominate Prince Harry?

Since I was young, I’ve always looked up to Prince Harry. He’s an excellent role model and an inspiration to children. I also admire the charitable work he does – like saving the animals, helping the sick, and wounded and participating in many special events like the Invictus Games for example.

Prince Harry has also inspired me to help others, hence me working at the British Heart Foundation shop. Every charity he supports is wonderful and makes me smile; I wish there were more people like him.

If I had an opportunity right now, I want to thank Prince Harry for helping the community and for the inspiration he has given to the young and young-hearted. Truly, he is a remarkable person. 🙂

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Nomination Wednesday – Fashion Icon and YouTuber. Guess Who?

Welcome to my first Nomination Wednesday post, where we take a look on the people who have inspired everyone around the world.

This week’s nomination goes to Zoe Sugg, a.k.a. Zoella – YouTuber sensation, English fashion icon, author and beauty vlogger.

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About Zoella

When she started her blog “Zoella” in February 2009, Zoe was working as an apprentice for interior design company. Since then, her blog (as of March 2014) reached a total of 140 million visits. Then, her blog turned into a YouTube channel and it has been running ever since. Her main YouTube channel, however, has reached 7 million subscribes (as of January 2015; more is still to come). Along the way, she has done many collaborations on her channel with other YouTubers including Louise Pentland, Tanya Burr, Alfie Deyes, Tyler Oakley and her brother, Joe Sugg (and by the way, he’s not a daily vlogger).

In 2014, she published her debut novel, Girl Online, which became fastest selling book of 2014, reaching an amazing total 78,109 copies! Her next novel, Girl Online: Girl On Tour will be released in October 2015.

Zoe has also appeared on television, such as Loose Women and the Band Aid 30 music video, “Do They Know It’s Christmas”.

And we mustn’t her wonderful beauty products Zoella Beauty, which became “biggest beauty launch of the year”, according to the Metro.

Why Did I Nominate Zoella?

I’ve been a fan of Zoe, since last year. I was going through a difficult time, following heart break and social neglect by many of my friends. So the only option was to watch YouTube – then, along comes Zoella. In time, I was beginning to fall in love with her videos, especially ones with her so cute pug, Nala. But it was her beautiful, creative novel that made me love Zoe ever more. Plus, it was the book that everyone was talking about; while I was reading it, most of my peers would ask, ‘What are you reading’? Or ‘How are you finding it?’ Although it may not improved my friendships, I can say that Girl Online has made want to read a lot more books and write too. I really cannot wait for Girl On Tour.

She’s also an inspiration for children, teenagers and young adults everywhere. She’s charitable, kind and fun. Zoe should be proud of herself because she makes everyone’s day, like a rainbow shining in the sky.

Zoe, if you are reading this, I want to say, “thank you” and don’t stop believing. 😊