Firstly I would like to thank Mark from holding together the jello for nominating me for the Leibster Award. (does a little curtsey)
What is the Liebster Award?
When I first started blogging I saw these awards and thought maybe they were a joke or not ‘real’, but what makes something real?
I’ve looked in to it and yes well it’s a kind of networking concept but at the same time acknowledging other bloggers, in this instance yet to reach 200 followers for their writing ability or just the fact that the person nominating them ‘likes’ their blog 🙂 and feels it is good. There are many theories out there as to where it originated and it does to sometimes seem to vary in form, but I am following in true tradition and keeping the criteria the same.
I can’t quite remember how I found Mark’s blog, just stumbled across his writing and connected, finding what he says striking a similar cord and or enjoying his humour. He writes from the viewpoint of being a single dad, but you don’t have to be a single dad to connect or enjoy his writings, so please go and take a look at his blog if you have time.
So here are the questions posed to me by my nominee
What is your favorite day of the week and why?
I love Sundays I guess, finally having wound down from the week, yes I know Monday is around the corner. I get the morning to myself for a couple of hours and it’s one of those days you don’t feel too guilty if you just decide to do nothing, which with two lively boys doesn’t happen often.
If you enjoy exercise or playing a sport, what is your favorite and why?
I used to be very fit, not specifically sports wise as in playing tennis, but I used to go to the gym regularly and ride my horse. Unfortunately due to chronic pain hitting me 3 years ago, I’ve had to give that all up, however, I am trying gyrotronics Tuesday, am nervous about it, but hoping it will help. However, if I could do anything, it would be to get back on a horse again. There is nothing better than early Sunday morning, the air cool, almost nippy, perhaps a slight mist to give Windsor Park a little more atmosphere (not that it needs it). The horses nostrils flare, sending out streams of smoke, ears twitch, hooves are light against the ground and they are keen to go!
What is the highest score you’ve ever made in bowling?
Oh jeepers, I’ve no idea in all honesty i’ve only been once, years ago. I think it was a work thing when I did secretarial work, I beat them all which they were most annoyed about especially the seasoned players, I of course relished in it, but never played again. I did however get a big blister on my thumb I think it was which was a sweet or not so sweet reminder of my fleeting glory!
It’s a rainy Sunday afternoon. What would you enjoy doing? Why?
Ummmm, I can just list things, flickering fire, chocolates, good film, comfy big sofa with lots of blankets, glass of something alcoholic, maybe not the usual glass of wine but something a bit more extravagant. Kids behaving, the odd giggle heard. Or a lovely walk out in the forest with my children and dogs, I stress again, all behaving.
What’s your favorite breakfast food?
Easy, a nice cup of earl grey and warm croissant, preferably fresh with Reflets de France Confiture d’Oranges et de Clementines de Corse (yes I copied that from the jar). I bought this for a French breakfast I was doing for some friends and it’s firmly my favorite marmalade ever. Now I am panicking however, as I’ve realised it’s nearly empty!!!
What is your favorite junk food?
I don’t really eat junk food. The only one every so often, ie blue moon time, is probably MacDonalds, but even then its a fillet o’fish as somehow that seems to feel healthier even though it’s probably not.
Why did you decide to start blogging and what do you hope people take away from reading your blog?
I started writing, because I have always been a bit of a storyteller and love amusing people or give them something pleasurable emotionally in some way. However, I have indulged in the zerotohero challenges and been a little side tracked away from what I thought I would initially write about. I’ve actually 3 blogs going, this one, which is sort of ‘every day side of me I like my friends to see’, one called https://livingineastsheen.co.uk which is about where I live, I am passioinate about this area and also am hoping it might be away for me to get some work. Thirdly not least, I have a blog which I separate from everything, my chronic pain, called http://itisalonelyplace.wordpress.com I guess I am a little quieter about this one, I started this one as a way to get things off my chest, relate to other people in the same situation as it does get lonely sometimes having no one else to share with at times. So I guess there is a myriad of different things I hope that people get from all 3 of my blogs.
If you were going on vacation, where would you go and why?
Easy one. I would go to Barbados, to see my relatives. I have not been able to go for 3 years and me and the children miss the place and people dreadfully, plus heck it’s an amazing place to go.
If you have one, what’s your favorite sport to watch on TV?
I am not really a sport watcher, I guess I have watched horse jumping and cross country before however, or those weird Japanese programmes where they seem to put people under the most extreme physical situations and video how they get on with it, is that considered sport or just wrong? grins
What’s the worse movie you’ve ever seen? Why did you think it was so bad?
You know i’ve thought and thought about this one. I think I forget the worst movies and remember the good ones. Of course what makes a bad movie for me is the ending usually, if I am bored or not rivetted by a movie I channel hop which I am sure is a bad habit, I have been known to watch 3 movies at once.
Here are my lovely nominees
Well I am rubbing my hands in delight at this bit, I have just lurved thinking up questions to ask you all:
If you could be a fly on the wall & spy on someone, who would it be and why?
What was your favorite childhood memory, or memories?
Who is your best friend and why, what makes them special to you?
What is your favorite item of clothing and why? Please post a picture of it with your answer.
If you were going to be in a fairytale, which one & who would you be & why?
Have you ever stolen anything, if yes please expand including how it makes you feel now on telling this tale 🙂
What is your favorite post you have written and why?
What do you hope to achieve in the next year?
If re-incarnation definately existed and you had a choice of coming back as a human or animal, which one would you chose and why?
What do you think of my questions?
Rules for accepting the Liebster Award
- Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their Liebster Award blog post.
- Answer the ten questions given to you by the person who nominated you. Bonus questions are optional.
- Nominate five to ten of your favorite blogs with fewer than 200 followers. Provide a link to each, and notify them their nomination.
- List ten new questions for your nominees to answer. You may include more than ten questions, marked as bonus questions, but remember your nominees only need answer your first ten.
- Include the acceptance rules in your post, so your nominees know what to do.
Once again, to my nominee, thank you muchly and to my nominees, I hope you have fun with my questions and enjoy your nomination 🙂 xx
Ps no rush on answering those questions either x