Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Liebster Award

Thanks to Samantha Stroh Bailey, the divinely talented author of Finding Lucas, for nominating me for the Liebster award.

Nominees need to do the following:

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 ones blog. (You can Google the image, there are plenty of them!)

Here are 11 Random Facts about Me!

1. I am obsessed with my guinea pigs and have made youtube videos of them (please don't judge me).

2. I wrote a Judy Blume type book when I was nine where all the words were American (even though I was living and am born in the UK) like diapers etc. It was about me being the head of a family of six kids. I actually only wrote the first chapter and sent it to Jackanory. They said they liked it but I needed to finish it. I will get round to it....

3. I once wrote to Jimmy Saville on Jim'll Fix It to get him to arrange for me to meet Abba. My wish never came true and I was gutted at the time but after all the allegations I'm now quite glad I never met Jimmy.

4. I once dyed my hair orange with Hydrogen Peroxide (it was the eighties).

5. I am an only child but had many imaginary friends.

6. My favorite kids' show was Roobarb and Custard.

7. I love pickled onion flavored Monster Munch even though it gives you stinky breath.

8. I had a massive crush on Rupert Everett as a young adolescent (don't think I had twigged he was gay at the time).

9. I am obsessed with crocheting animals and have a blog about my crafty side side here.

10. I am the only person in the USA who does not own an iPhone or even a Smartphone. I have a dumb phone.

11. I love having my nails done in different shades and patterns.

Here are the questions from the lovely Samantha Stroh Bailey:

1. What is the best costume you've ever worn?

I once went to a Halloween party as a kid as a box of cornflakes.

2. What's the best gift you've ever given?

The gift of life and I have the stretch marks to prove it!

3. If you could be invisible for a day, where would you go and what would you do?

I would love to be a fly on the wall at Will and Kate's place, if only to find out how the deflowering really happened - although I have my ideas

4. Who's your Hollywood crush?

Don't really have one except maybe Al Pacino in Sea of Love. Hawt.

5. What movie always makes you cry?


6. What book can you read again and again?

Only cookbooks really like Nigella Lawson's How To Eat.

7. If you could live in the home of any television series, which would it be?

Ten and a Half Men but not now, when it has Charlie Sheen in it. Yeah I wanna be beachside in Malibu! (btw have you read how the 'boy' in it now thinks the show is filth)

8. What is something you have always wanted to try?

Being a workaholic.

9. What's your favorite food?

Chip butty.

10. What's your favorite song?

Win by David Bowie.

11. Describe yourself with one adjective.


Questions for my Nominees:

1. Have you ever Googled yourself and been surprised at what you’ve found?

2. Who would play youin a movie of your life?

3. Have you ever been naked in public?

4. If you could travel in time...where in time would you go? Why?

5. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?

6. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

7. What did you have for breakfast?

8. Who or what has made you believe in yourself as a writer?

9. What habit or habits do you need to stop?

10. Do you have tattoos? Is so what motifs are they?  

11. Have you started Christmas shopping yet?

Here are my wonderful nominees: UK Desperate Housewife, Salem Patterson, Sibel Hodge, Expat Mum, Note From Lapland, Joanne Clancy, The American Resident, About Last Weekend, Honest Mum, Slummy Single Mummy and Mum in the South.

If I haven't added your name, it's because I know someone else nominated you first!

Who will be nominated next?


Samantha Stroh Bailey said...

This is hilarious! Oh, yes, Al Pacino in Sea of Love. So hot! A box of cornflakes, guinea pigs and imaginary friends...I am laughing so hard right now.

Sibel Hodge said...

Ha ha, great post! And thanks so much for the nomination. Must get my thinking cap on!

I can definitely relate to no 3, 4, 6, and 7! Maybe we're long-lost twins! :)

Joanne Clancy said...

Thanks for the nomination, Emma!
Made me smile :)

Brittney D said...

Congrats! Great blog, new follower:)
Thanks for checking out my blog!

Frugal in WV said...

Cute nails :) Thanks for following my blog, I already follow you. Have a great weekend!

WhatJeanLikes said...

I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for linking up with the Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I am following you in all the options you have on your blog for me to follow!!

Please spread the word, share the blog code on your blog!! Who knows, you could end up being the featured blog next week!! Aloha Friday Blog Hop

Erica Bodker said...

Hi, i'm your newest follower from the Weekend Blog Hop, would love if you could come by and follow back?

Katherines Corner said...

Congrats on your award!!! thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.xo

Electro-Kevin said...

I wrote to Jim'll Fix It too !

I asked him to fix it for me to milk a cow.

Imagine my surprise when my wish was granted.

It was a bit disappointing to have to do it behind the cow shed - I couldn't see what I was doing as he told me to do it blindfolded.

Well done on your nomination for the Lobster award. I know how important it is to you.

Vicki Psarias said...

Thanks sweetie but I'm useless as these things. Great to learn more about you-totally agree about Al Pacino and I love manicures too! Lucky escape with Jim huh!

Jillian Nicole said...

Hi I am following you from the hop and I also have the stretch marks to prove my best joy in life :)
I enjoyed reading this post and look forward to your next.
I would love for you to follow along.

Kristy Creighton said...

Hi! New GFC follower from the Aloha Friday blog hop! Would love it if you might swing by and follow back if you get the chance!

Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

menopausal mama said...

I loved Two and A Half Men until Charlie Sheen left--it just went down hill after that. BTW CONGRATS on your award! You have a lovely blog so I am not surprised! Newest follower via GFC from the Aloha Hop. Would love it if you could visit and follow back. Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello I found you via whatjeanlikes and I am a newbie blogger over at and I am also following you x

Anonymous said...

LOVE the crocheted animals!! Awesome!! Stopping by from the Aloha Hop and The Stiletto Files but glad to see I am not the only global nomad!

Momma 2 Ethan said...

Your nails? Amazing!!! <3

Judy Blume like book? My mom found me reading "forever" or whatever the book was where the young girl discovers sex and threw the book out =/

I love Rupert Everett STILL, gay or not.

And I found your blog thru aloha friday blog hop <3 New follower! Come check me out sometime =)

kelekia1 said...

I really like your blog and followed you back as well!!! Pretty and so informative!!! Have a nice weekend!!!:):)

Maryann said...

Hi I found you through Thirsty THursday. I am an only child too

About Last Weekend said...

Thanks so much for nominating me! Aaah Sea of Love, one of the handsdown most sexiest movies of all time. Ellen Barkin is so underated and I wish they would put her centre stage again.

Joan said...

Hello! Found you VIA the Aloha Bog Hop...i'm excited to keep reading your follower :)

WhatJeanLikes said...

Happy to have you as our featured blogger of the week!!

Thank you so much for participating in our Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I am following you, of course!! Wishing you and yours a lovely week!!


Jean {What Jean Likes}

Katie Corley said...

You are hilarious! I think I will just stick to the hello kitty plush toy. Following you via networked blogs. If you have a moment, check out my blog and follow back!

Katie from the simple lane

Mama's High Strung said...

Newest follower... love the insight into YOU! Agree absolutely about Al Pacino and Sea of Love...

Anonymous said...

fun post!! loved reading your answers.
I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.
btw...I have a dumb phone...and I am happy with it!!
happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

I love the nails! Super cute! New follower just because of them. ;)
Just popping by from the social blog hop.

Enjoying the Epiphany said...

Hi! I am glad to have found your blog! I am your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin' that you would hop on by and follow me back!

Happy holidays,

WhatJeanLikes said...

Love the nails!! I hope you're alright, missing your posts!!

I hope you're having a great week my dear!
Thank you so much for linking up to last week's Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I'm following you.

If you have time, we'd love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already! We are hosting a great giveaway too which is a wonderful opportunity to give some extra exposure to you lovely blog. Come and link up, enter the giveaway and celebrate the coming weekend with us!


Jean {What Jean Likes}

ChatterBlossom said...

You aren't! I don't have an iPhone or anything either! I feel like a cave woman. ;-)

Lani D said...

I laughed out loud at the part about hydrogen peroxide! I used to put it in a spray bottle, spritz in on my hair, and sit in the sun. I'm sure that looked REALLY nice when I think about it.. heahea!!! I also love Nigella cookbooks. I read cookbooks cover to cover!

Stopping by from Aloha Friday Blog Hop!

Lani @ Rose Tinted Traveler

Dinah Ely said...

I love your little crochet animals...they are super cute!
I found you from the blog-hop and I´m following you now...have a wonderful day:)

All Natural Katie said...

Very interesting responses! I love the crocheted animals.

Thank you for stopping by All Natural Katie!