Imagine my surprise and delight when I received a tweet a couple of Sundays ago from the lovely Tracy…..She of mummyshambles fame…..to say she’d nominated me for a liebester award. “Oh brilliant”, I hear you all say….followed by “A what award”?
A liebester award is given by fellow bloggers to bloggers who aren’t up there with the “big guys” We’re the ones who tootle along, sometimes somewhat intermittently, and are always amazed that anyone ever reads our scribbling so. Well, I know I am. And I’m always very flattered when people like Tracy and others like her, who produce fab writings, take the time to read my inane ramblings.
So what’s next?
Well, it’s now customary for me to pass the love, and nominate some other fellow bloggers for their own liebester award. Answer 10 questions that Tracy has set me, and then set 10 probing questions for my nominees.
So. Here we go
Why did you start a blog? It all started as a bit of a joke when I told a group of ladies I regularly tweeted how many tweets I’d posted. One of them said I could write a book, and then suggested we start a collaborative blog. Which we did, Thetwitterhousewives Then a few months later someone said I should set up my own blog, and after a lot of persuasion and encouragement I did. And found I really enjoyed writing. Even if it is a little sporadic at times. But I’m a firm believer that if it doesn’t flow naturally and quickly it shouldn’t be written
Favourite quote of all times ? “We ourselves feels that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop” Mother Teresa
Favourite post you’ve written .. The last piece of the jigsaw . It was both difficult and cathartic to write, and I shed many tears whilst doing so
People, dead or alive, you’d like to meet? Oh, only 5?! Okay. 1. Stephen Fry. Love his humour and intelligence 2. Audrey Hepburn. She’s just my idol. Beautiful, talented. Funny. 3. David Cameron. Just to tell him what an appalling job he’s doing with the NHS, and try to find out some of the reasoning behind the decisions. 4.Wallis Simpsom. Have always been fascinated by their story, and would love to hear her side. 5. Jennifer Saunders. Because she makes me laugh. Lots.
Do you believe in ghosts ? I didn’t until I started nursing. Working in an old hospital one night an elderly lady called me and asked for a cup of tea. When I took it back the ward was empty, and the bed made. I ran out and asked the other nurse where she’d gone. She said there’d never been anyone in that ward. She asked me what she looked like. I described her and she said “oh that’s Mary. She used to be the laundry lady here years ago. She died about 15 years ago but always comes back when a news nurse starts here” that made me shiver again!
Has anybody ever told you that you look like a celebrity, and who? Have been told I looked liked Sharon Vaughn. I can’t see it. At all, though I wouldn’t mind being married to Trevor Eve!
If you were a character from a movie who would you be? Holly Golightly, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.. Who else?!
What book would you want to be stranded on a desert island with ? Dear Scott Dearest Zelda The love letters between F Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda
Name your guilty celebrity crush Robert Downey Junior!
Happiness is……Being surrounded by my children and grandchildren, and having the house resounding with laughter and happiness. Or. A deserted beach at the end of a stressful day
Right so now on to the important business of the evening
*cue subdued lighting and appropriately dramatic music*
and the nominees are………..
awrightdisaster The honest and amusing account of the dating misadventures of a middle-aged Goddess
Chitchatandpics a lovely blog from a fab British lady living in France. Wonderful photographs
iirritatinglyoptimistic A mum of boys who writes about her life, and, sometimes!, her holidays
40yearolddomesticgoddess A mum of teens whose blog never fails to make me smile
grenglish Wife to a Greek man, rolling her eyes and writing all about it
feltarighttit an open, honest and moving blog about living and recovering from breast cancer
dorsetdivorcee A divorced mum of a teen and a tween, taking on the world
recoveryfromcml Another very honest blog about living and recovering from cancer. This time Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia
And now here are your 10 questions:
when you were growing up what was your dream job?
Jack of all trades or Master of one?
Your favourite piece of music, and why?
Fondest childhood memory?
Book or Kindle?
if you could speak another language which would it be and why?
If you had to choose to live without one of your 5 senses, which would you give up?
Craziest thing you’ve ever done?
How did you choose your Twitter name?
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
So, now all you have to do is:
Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them
Copy the Liebester image from their site and paste into yours
Answer their questions… They’re not to hard or probing!
Choose people to nominate ( should be blogs with less than 200 followers)
Ask them some probing questions
when you’re finished leave them a message on their blog or Twitter to let them know they’ve been nominated
So, thanks very much Tracy. And keep on blogging everyone. I love reading them