Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Liebster Blog Award

The Liebster Blog Award is a way for bloggers to highlight Blog's and Bloggers that have small followings but deserve acknowledgement for their hard work, excellence and contribution to the world of Blogging. I was honoured to be nominated by Squid McFinnigan who is a fantastic blogger.
Here are the nomination rules:
1. List eleven random facts about me.
2. Nominate eleven bloggers for the Liebster Blog Award.
3. Notify the bloggers.
4. Ask eleven questions the bloggers must answer upon receiving the award.
5. Answer the eleven questions you were asked when you were nominated.
6. Link back to the person who nominated you.
 11 Facts about me you might not know.
  1.     In the past I played an African drum at the local markets.
  2.     I have long hair and I am 5 foot 7 inches.
  3.     I love horror movies. Not gore, horror!
  4.     When younger I worked at a restaurant as the sweets & coffee girl.
  5.     I can be reclusive.
  6.     I own two violins which I pretend to play. No joke!
  7.     My brother is my hero. 
  8.     I have a healthy respect for sharks.
  9.     I bite my fingernails (only four, go figure) 
  10.     I live in a fantasy world most of the time.
  11.     My memory is shit. I'm starting to write a memoir (minor hiccup).

The 11 Bloggers that I would like to nominate for this award are as follows in no particular order.

11 Questions for the people I have nominated.
  1. Do your family members read the stories and/or poems you write?
  2. Where would you like to holiday next?
  3. Who is your hero? (real or fictional)
  4. What’s the first thing you do in the morning (besides peeing)?
  5. What is your nickname (if you have one)?
  6. Do you wash your own car?
  7. What was the last movie you watched that made you laugh til you cried?
  8. Where do you get your inspiration from for writing?
  9. Do you watch the Olympic Games?
  10. Does the title of a story or poem come to you straight away?
  11. Do you smile and/or say hi to strangers you pass on the street?

 Here are my Answers to Squid McFinnigan’s questions.
1. Where were you when you had your first kiss?
        The frog?  At a school dance.

2. Your house is on fire what 3 things would you save? (Kids and people excluded)
        The fluff out of my clothes dryer (yes, I’m attached), a pillow 
        (hey,sleep comes easy) and lippy (in the event of a media interview). Kidding! 
        I would grab my phone (to call 000), the cat (Precious) and run, (and the pillow).

3. What is your favorite blog post of your own blog?
        Cali and the River. 

4. If you could switch with one person for 24 hours who would you pick?
        Stephen King 

5. What 4 famous people would you invite round to your house for dinner (alive or dead?)
        Hilary Clinton, Hunter S Thompson, Nelson Mandela and Hugh Jackman.
        (did I mention Hugh Jackman?)

6. Your guilty pleasure.
        It would have to be spending time by myself.

7. Nicest thing another person has ever done for you.
        Let me live with him for 12 months. My brother, my hero.

8. Nicest thing you have done for a stranger.
        Stopped at a car accident (first on scene) to offer assistance.

9. What is your partners (Present or past) most annoying trait?
        Alcohol abuse. Not pretty.

10. Greatest Fear.
        Heights. I've had 2 major melt downs, one being when I was fishing off the side 
        of a cliff into the ocean (I know), and the other was walking up a huge dam 
        to look over the dam wall (again, I know).

11. Your new year’s resolutions from last year.
        To have fun. La la la la!

I look forward to hearing back from the nominees. Thank you Squid and everyone I nominated, for sharing a little more about your lives.  


  1. I am trying to write my blog in acceptance of this and I can see its going to take a million years to complete. Thank you Fran!! You are wonderful.

    1. Thanks so much Rea. It took me a long time to finish and my answers were short.

  2. Great answers to the questions Francine. :)

  3. Is there a specific place for my answers to your questions?

    1. You can answer on your blog and tag it back to me. :)