Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Awarded with Love

I have just been awarded the Liebster Blog award by Queen Mimi. The award is described as...
Liebster is a German word which means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.

 I am truly delighted, because my dear friend Mimi is such a "liebster" herself. :-)

Okay... so the rules for the award are:
A. Each person must post 11 facts about themselves.
B. Answer 11 questions the tagger has given you.
C. give 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged.
D. Choose 11 people and link them in your post and tell them you’ve tagged them.

Remember, no tag backs.
A. 11 Facts about Me...
I've done one of these before, so I'll try to find some new quirky fun facts. ;-)

1. I like bats, I love watching them fly.
2. I'm clumsy - I'm the one in the room most likely to spill food and drink on herself. 
3. I'm far sighted in one eye and near sighted in the other, so I can never see 3D stuff.
4. I collect stones and pebbles from everywhere I go. I have way too many hidden around the house.
5. I like to sing songs meowing like a cat.
 Yes, this is insane, but it's lots of fun and way easier than trying to remember the lyrics. Try it... I dare you! ;-)
 6. I don't remember numbers - phones, appointments, birthdays... all vanish!
7. I love jigsaw puzzles.
8. The weirdest thing I've ever eaten was pickled shark. It actually tasted nice... until I knew what it was.

9. I click my toes when I'm thinking and I wriggle them when I'm happy. I have emoti-toes! ;-D
10. I read magazines from wherever I open them that looks interesting. I never start at the beginning.
11. When I was 10 I had a pet Guinea Pig I named 'Cavity', because he was constantly hungry.

B. 11 Questions from Mimi that I have to Answer:

1. What is the nearest book to you? Your Kindle does not count.
"Circle of Light" by Emily Ann Roesly :-) 

2.  When is the last time you took a "me" vacation?
Literally? Never. But I do take "me" time off every day. 

3. How many telephone numbers do you have?
One... and I still never remember it! 

4. If you could fix one thing in the public school system, what is the one thing you would do immediately?
Teach respect and self-respect - without that basic foundation all the rest means nothing. 

5. Are you a big tipper?
It depends how far over the edge I lean. 

6. Do you watch any Reality shows?
I watch talent shows, for the magic moments...

 7. Who is your favourite sports team player?
Oh gosh... I'm not one to favour a single player, but if I have to choose it would be Jonty Rhodes from South African Cricket, because he was such a brilliant player, he's a really nice guy, always gave 101% and on top of it all he has epilepsy. A really fantastic role model.

 8. If you could travel in a spaceship to any planet, which planet would you like to visit and why?
Ahh, easy. :-) I'd travel here...

 9. When is the last time you sat in a church?
My mom-in-law's funeral, April 2011. Lovely little church on the banks of the River Ness.

10. Are there any aspects of blogging that annoy you?
The new blogger keeps eating my paragraph spacing and has made posting YouTube videos the correct size a nightmare. 

11. When someone follows you on their blog or subscribes to your Facebook page, do you automatically follow and subscribe back?
I used to, but nowadays I sometimes don't get to check everyone. 

C. 11 Random Questions for You to Answer

1.What is the most recent wild bird you heard or saw?
2. What is the most recent flower or tree you stopped to touch or look at?
3. What colour always makes you smile?
4. What is your favourite wild flower? 
5. What is on your computer desk, or kitchen worktop, right now that is kind of unusual?
6. What was your favourite TV show, or book, when you were young/a kid?
7. Do you ever sing silly songs to make yourself or others laugh?
8. What is your favourite colour for shoes?
9. What baby wild animal do you think is the cutest of all?
10. Which do you prefer - seaside, river or lake?
11. Do you listen to the radio?

I hereby tag my Liebster Blog award choices: 
..and anyone else who would like to play along.


  1. I knew what 'liebster' meant when I saw it and immediately thought "How appropriate!" It definitely applies to you :)

    I like bats too, am super-clumsy, hoard pebblesish things and sing in meows (occasionally). I love jigsaws, but what got me was the toes. My toes are constantly in motion according to the emotion/topic/environment. I thought I was weird LOL I don't tap to music with my feet or fingers... but my toes go!

    I didn't know that about Jonty Rhodes... learn something new every day. He's certainly inspirational :)

    Spaceship? I'd give the ticket away and stay here. Love our little globe too much.

    I wish Blogger was easier in terms of interaction between bloggers. I don't find it very intuitive, but then, I may not have tried hard enough. I can't seem to build up relationships with fellow bloggers here the way I can on, say, Multiply. How do you do it?

  2. I am terrified of bats...they are rats on wings aaaaaaaaaaa

    I drop food too.

    And I love jigsaws.

    Your hand is healing...look how much you're written. Wow.

  3. OK, I'll give it a shot and post it to Nick's Bytes. (I've not done one of these is years!)

  4. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing the award with me, M! :-D

    Emoti-toes? LOOOOLLLLLL!!! That's fun and funny. As well as singing songs meowing like a cat HA HA HA HA HA HA...:-D Oh dear...

    When reading magazines, sometimes I start from the beginning, sometimes from the topic that I find the most interesting (the headline that catches my attention from cover for example). Sometimes I read it randomly. :-D

  5. Hi Tint

    Blogger seems to be getting worse too. I'm struggling to get simple things to work lately. Very annoying.

    I'm so thrilled to meet a fellow Emoti-toes! :-D Yep, I do the toe thing with music too. That's so funny!

    as for making friends on blogger.. in the beginning here I'd click on a name of someone and if I liked them I'd go look at their friends. Then it was a case of waving, saying "hi" and leaving replies. I loved it, but lately I just don't seem to have enough time to read the people I know, let alone hunt out new folk!

    and Facebook has drained a lot of readers away. Like everyone dumping dinner to go eat "fast food". :-(

    G~G! :-)

    I actually went over to give you a Liebster award, but then wasn't sure if you'd like the whole 11 and 11 stuff attached to it. You'll always be one of my favourite bloggers, even if you don't like bats. ;-P

    yep, I can use my left hand now, have to not overdo it, but man... it feels good to type properly again!

    Hi Nick
    I'll be over to read - let me know when it's up, please. :-)


    Try the song thing - picj a tune and just go "meow meow meow" instead of words. it's addictive! ;-D

    and don't forget I want to read your 11 answers! :-))

  6. Loved so many things about this post, especially the video with the Eagles.

  7. Bats?? I agree with the comments above. They are rats with wings and I am rodent phobic. ICK.

    Emo-toes cracked me up. Near AND far-sighted. How do you read??
    Oh, you are quite a sight. (bwaaaahhaaa)

    I love the questions you wrote!

    P.S. I think taking "me" time daily counts as a vacation. I think I'm going to start looking at my job as a momentary 8 hr diversion from real life. Mindset is everything!

  8. Hi Em
    that combo of the astronomy photos with the Eagles is just perfect, isn't it? :-)

    I figured the bats would have you reaching for the big hat and bat repellant. LOL

    and I like your new work ethic concept. ;-)

  9. Okay, I'm just going to answer the last few for fun :-)

    7. Do you ever sing silly songs to make yourself or others laugh?
    Yes - have been told not to change day job...

    8. What is your favourite colour for shoes?

    9. What baby wild animal do you think is the cutest of all?
    Panda :-)

    10. Which do you prefer - seaside, river or lake?
    I like them all equally - very fortunate to live at the seaside right now.

    11. Do you listen to the radio?
    Yes, all the time.

    Happy Birthday, my friend!! :-)


  10. hi J~J

    Thanks for the birthday wishes. :-)

    nice answers.

    I like brown leather shoes the best myself. Esp sandals.



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