Monday, 25 February 2013

Liebster Award

Well it is a privilege to receive a friendly, I kinda like your stuff and you kinda like mine blog award. But there is some work involved and part of the deal is I pass it on. I don't have the required number of low key bloggers on my roll call to pass it on to, but I don't want to pluck people out of the stratosphere, so I have forwarded the award to only 6 bloggers. And my dears although I love your blogs please don't feel you have to spend a load of time on forwarding the award on if you don't want to. I will still love you. Although it is a sweet idea.

My newest follower Sweet Auburn Life is the gal who sent me the award. She lives in Ireland in an eco house and we have VERY similar Loves. Pop over and take a squiz at her blog, she would be delighted to see you.

So the rules of the game:
The award should be given to 11 of your favourite bloggers but they must have less than 200 followers.
Each recipient should post 11 random facts about themselves.
Answer the questions the 'tagger' has set for you, and then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.
Choose your 11 recipients and link them to your blog
Go to their blogs and let them know you have given them an award.
No tag backs.

Random Facts About Me

1 I often have very strange dreams, and I really do mean strange. But I have also been known to correctly predict future events.

2 I can't drink more than a couple of alcoholic drinks without feeling ill, but for some reason can drink quite a bit of Champagne.

3 I'm Sagittarius as was, Emily Dickenson, Toulouse Lautrec, Frank Sinatra, J.F.Kennedy, Maria Callas and Woody Allen who still is obvs.

4 When I die I don't want to be buried but am not that keen on cremation, I would rather just lay in a tastefully decorated cool dark room maybe on a shelf and just dry out like a nice piece of Parma ham.

5 I am a member of Compassion in World Farming.

6 I learnt to swim as an adult and only swam in the sea out of my depth for the first time 6 years ago.

7 Chatsworth is my favourite building.

8 I absolutely adore British Eccentrics.

9 I have a certificate in Indian head massage and am also a trained Barista.

10 I got married in the Brighton Pavilion and arrived 30 minutes late. He waited :)

11 My 29th Great Grand father is William The Conqueror, and so can count as my direct ancestors amongst others good girl Jane Seymour and bad girl Mary Boleyn.

Questions Asked by Sweet Auburn Life.

1 What was your first thought when you got this award?

Dead chuffed.

2 Tell us something about your corner of the world?

I live in a parkland which was used as a military camp during WW1. And coincidentally I have two majors who live opposite me, they are husband and wife.

3 Have you ever been to Ireland?

Yes many times and I love it.

4 Why do you blog?
To connect with people and to share and learn.

5 What is your favourite cuisine?
Anything that uses fresh, tasty and good quality ingredients.

6  What are you most afraid of?

7 What are you most grateful for?
My family's health.

8 What is your favourite time of year?
Early Summer.

9 Are you introverted or extroverted?
Extroverted and then some.

10 What is the worst job you have ever had?
Working in the offices of London Transport whilst studying for A levels at night school to apply for Uni.

11 What have you learned today?
I cording and mattress stitching.

My nominations for the Liebster Award 

My questions for my nominees

1 Are you an early bird or a night owl?

2 Who has been your greatest influence?

3 When did you last learn a new skill and what was it?

4 What 'change' would make you most happy?

5 What is your secret vice?

6 If you could be anyone in history who would it be and why?

7 What would be your dream job?

8 What is your most treasured possession?

9 Where are you going on your next holiday?

10 What song is your desert island disc must have?

11  What do you most dislike about yourself?



  1. Hi there, thank you so much for the lovely link back! I have to agree, there is a nice bit of work involved! But you know I think it's worth it! It's a great way to connect with people and it is so lovely to know something more about're clearly from good stock! You have expensive taste (have to agree with you on the champers!) and I laughed out loud about the Parma ham!! You came up with some great questions too! Looking forward to checking out the blogs you've awarded.
    Talk soon, SAL

  2. Thank you, Shrimpers!
    I am dead chuffed too and will have fun doing my duty by the Leibster Award!

  3. Did you see my reply on my blog? just in case you didn't - I wanted you to know, and really hope that you would understand, when I say I will accept the kind award with my heart but not in reality.
    I have received a Liebster award before, and believe that you can only accept it once.
    I truly appreciate the fact that you said you love my blog, that is more than a reward in itself♥ Thank you so much.

    1. I totally understand Rosemary. Thanks for letting me know.

      Jean x

  4. Thank you Jean, I've never received an award before so I am very chuffed! Looking forward to passing the award on and trying to come up with some random 'interesting' facts, I've managed 6 so far!

    Thanks again Jean, much appreciated.xx

    1. Can't wait to find out all your secrets Fi.

      Jean x

  5. I'm with Rosemary on this Jean, although your award is my first ever... so biggest thanks. Your love is enough PLUS and here's the rub... I'm far, far too idle to answer questions'n'stuff. It all smacks of school... essays... A Day in the Life of a Penny... alright I know that was at Primary School... that I seem to remember, was when I last applied myself!


    1. Ha ha, not to worry, I'm sure I will discover all about you eventually.
      Jean x