Liebster Blog Award

Many thanks to mypenandme for nominating me for this award.



To accept the award, I have some rules to follow

  • When one receives the award, one posts 11 random facts about oneself and answers the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (while making sure one notifies the blogger that one nominated them!)
  • One writes up 11 NEW questions directed towards YOUR nominees.
  • One is not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated one’s own blog!
  • One pastes the award picture into one’s blog. (You can Google the image, there are plenty of them!)

11 random facts about me:

  1. My first job was selling eggs door to door
  2. I’ve been pushed by a knight
  3. As a child I had a dog as an imaginary friend
  4. I cry at the drop of a hat
  5. I am a huge Eurovision fan
  6. I have appeared on TV twice
  7. I hate ricecakes with a passion
  8. My life changed forever on 22nd September 2000
  9. I have £2.30 in my pocket
  10. I wish I was more confident than I am
  11. I have kissed a pop star

These are the questions asked by my nominee along with my answers:

1.  What was the best decision you ever made?

Going to University as a mature student

2. What is the most important quality in a friend?


3. What is your least favorite household chore?


4. What kind of toothpaste do you use?


5. What is one item on your personal “bucket list”?

Doing a degree in photography

6. What was your favorite subject in school?


7. Who would be most likely to call you at 2:00 am?

My other half

8. What would you buy is money was no object?

Property: specifically an apartment in London and New York, a house in Glastonbury and another on Big Island

9. How many hours of television do you watch in a typical week?

Depends on the time of year – less in the summer, too much in the winter

10.  What is one book you can read over and over?

Tad Williams’ Memory, Sorrow & Thorn trilogy

11. What did you have for breakfast yesterday?

Full English, toast, muesli, fruit salad, orange juice and a pot of tea (I normally have nothing, but this was in a hotel where breakfast was all included!)

My questions:

  1. What do you not leave the house without?
  2. What was your first job?
  3. What are you most proud of?
  4. Who is your best friend?
  5. Custard creams or Bourbons?
  6. First childhood memory?
  7. What is on your bucket list?
  8. Friends or family?
  9. Who was your first crush?
  10. Who is your idol?
  11. What was the last piece of post you received?

My nominees:

  1. ftmark
  2. TheFutureIsPapierMache
  3. Killing Time With A Camera
  4. Mike Osborn Photo
  5. Mathias L Photos
  6. My Days In Focus
  7. Jonny Whitlam Photography
  8. Canadian Hiking Photography
  9. Noir
  10. Creative Splurges
  11. El Bueno, El Feo y El Malo

All of these blogs are blogs that I have recently visited and enjoyed.



  1. Thanks for the nomination. Will have to give it some thought when I get chance. My first job was being a paper boy (which I quit after a few weeks because I hated it!), but selling eggs door to door is way more intriguing!

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