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Drei Liebster Gewinner…..Erstaunliche!!!!…Oh Wait…. There Are More!!!

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Excuse me. I will be with you in a moment. I am just making room on my mantlepiece for my Liebster Award. My third Liebster!!! I am a Trilieb!!  Thank you, the wonderful Romeo for my nomination. And for some fabulous questions!!! If you haven’t checked out her blog, do it now!! Now I tell you!! I am always in awe of  just how deliciously stylish it is, and try to hide my nails while I am visiting.

Hokay, eleven more little known facts about me!!

  1. I always wanted to have appendicitis: in the comics I read as a girl, the heroine would always score the winning goal at lacrosse before collapsing in agony. I did get it. Sadly, nowhere near a lacrosse pitch.
  2. I was painfully shy as a child. Honestly!! I was!!
  3. I love cheese. I get cheese shakes if I don’t have some at least once a day. Ok, hour!!
  4. I enjoy making my own clothes. Well, sewing them. I can knit, but it bores me to tears.
  5. I love jet skiing. It combines two of my loves. Water and motorbikes.
  6. The first time I ever watched Summersby, I had to keep stopping it because I was crying so much I couldn’t see!!!
  7. I once had all my nails tattooed, with a different picture on each one!!
  8. Nine times out of ten, I sneeze just after I have applied mascara.
  9. My eyesight is so bad, that when I take my glasses off, I need my glasses to find my glasses.
  10. I am not very good with horror films, and I frequently have nightmares. Probably all that cheese!!
  11. I can do a perfect lip sync, complete with air guitar, to I Don’t Care, by Fall Out Boy!!

 Romeo’s questions to me…………..

 

  1. If you could have any name in the world, what would it be? Tabitha!!!! I love Tabitha. It is a true witch’s name. It’s what I wanted to name my youngest child. Except he was a boy. So perhaps not a good idea!!
  2. Beach-side or river-side? Either, as long as I have water!! I live next to beaches now, but I used to have fabulous holidays in North Wales as a child, where the mountain springs are cola coloured!!
  3. Your favourite book becomes reality – which character are you, and who is your love interest?  Difficult!! So many books!! When I was a teenager, though, I read all of Georgette Heyer’s books, over and over. My favourite was These Old Shades, and I wanted to be Leonie, who was in love with the saturnine Justin, Duke of Avon.
  4. Where do you see yourself in five years?  Possibly not here, I am seriously thinking of returning to UK. And pursuing some sort of career where I can write.
  5. You’re  stuck on an island with a box – what’s inside the box?  Music. A pen and paper. And a photo of my torn apart.
  6. If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be?  No-one!! Mine is not a perfect life, but I’ve learned to embrace the madness!!!
  7. Friends or family?  My friends ARE my family.
  8. You have $100,000,000 to spend, and only 24 hours to do so… what do you spend it on?  Am I spending on my own, or is my daughter with me? Because if she is, I will probably only end up with couple of drinks, and a pair of earrings!!
  9. Do you regret your first kiss?  Oh boy, no!! It was the start of an amazing journey.
  10. Have you ever been in love?  Yes. Totally, completely, utterly!! Still am!!!
  11. Is ignorance bliss?   Maybe. Sometimes. It is better than having only a little bit of knowledge.

Right, gird your loins, here are my eleven questions ……………

  1. If you could change just one part of your body, what would it be?
  2. Dogs or cats?
  3. Trout pout? Is it ever a good look?
  4. Favourite cold drink for a hot day?
  5. What was your favourite toy as a child?
  6. Have you ever tried to change traffic lights by blinking at them?
  7. What is the beautiful thing you have ever seen?
  8. Can you eat a doughnut without licking your lips?
  9. What is your favourite sport?
  10. Who has inspired you most in your life?
  11. Are you a Marmite fan? Or would you rather have your eyes pecked out?

Ok, hold your breath…….. here are my nominees!!

 

But wait!! What is this? More nominations!! I shall need a separate room at this rate!! Thank you, the wonderful KiwiBee and delicious Laura Feasey!!! I am really honoured that you all consider me worthy of this award!! I have to put my hands up and say that I am now running out of questions, so I hope you don’t mind, but I would like the three of you to share the questions!!  

And finally……..the Rules!!

The Liebster Award is awarded to bloggers with under 200 followers to try to promote their blog a little and also bring together a community of bloggers. The rules of the competition are as follows:

  • The nominated user must provide a link back to the person who nominated them.
  • Provide 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
  • Choose 11 more people and ask them 11 questions.

So there you have it!! May I take this opportunity to announce that I am formally retiring from Liebstering, and handing over the crown to those blogs in the blogisphere who are equally deserving!! 

 

 Much Love

Nikki

 

Another Award (And My Frock is Still At The Cleaners!!)

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Oh wow!! Another nomination! Thank you so much Juliana, I may at any moment explode in a cloud of sparkling witchydust!! I am genuinely delighted by this nomination, and the fact that I can finally do a link properly!!

Ok, here we go!!

11 Facts About Me

  1. My fingernails refuse to grow. My toenails, however, could cut diamonds.
  2. My hair was cyclamen pink for four years.
  3. I once took part in a 24 hour excercise with a group of army wives.
  4. When I was fourteen, I used to wait until my parents had gone to sleep, and then climb out of the window to go clubbing.
  5. I was completely flat chested until I was 23, but had terminal acne at the age of 10. Gorgeous was I.
  6. I have no idea what my natural hair colour is now, and have no intention of finding out!
  7. As a child, I used to fashion the slightly toxic white berries, from the bush in the front garden, into cubes,and tell my sister it was sugar, so she would eat them. She survived.
  8. I have had 22 general anaesthetics.
  9. I can’t drive, but can ride a motorbike.
  10. I have a morbid dread of public toilets. And communal showers.
  11. I can swear fluently in both spanish and english.

11 Questions from Juliana

  1. What is one of the best books you have ever read?  It was a series of books called The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnet, set in Fifteenth century Scotland, about an adventurer called Francis Crawford of Lymond.
  2. If you could go back in time, and have a meaningful conversation with someone, who would it be?  MacBeth. He was actually one of the best kings Scotland ever had, and was much maligned by Shakespeare.
  3. If you were a car, what car would you be?  A racing green Morgan. I think they are beautiful.
  4. Do you believe in soul mates?  Yes, very definitely yes. I met mine when I was 13, and we recently found each other again!
  5. What is one of your most favourite places in the world?  The Maldives. I am lucky enough to have been there once, and I have made it my mission to go there again
  6. Is music important to you, and if so, why?  I would not survive without music. I absolutely love it, all types, except perhaps really naff pop. It is my mood control, far more effective than any form of medication.
  7. If you could only take one pair of shoes with you on a holiday, which pair would it be?  No brainer!! My docs!! I wear them with everything!!
  8. Your favourite ingredient in food would be….?  Chilli. I love it. Especially in chocolate!!
  9. What do you think attracts you to an individual?  Humour. And eyes that smile. I loathe falseness.
  10. What is the first word that comes to mind when you read, “Beautiful?”  Blue. Deep blue. I tend to think and smell in colours!

  11.       What makes you happy?  My kids. My Warlock. A decent steak. Writing. Reading. Music. And a beach at sunrise.

Ok, golden envelope time!! I nominate……..

Romeo at twenty

Justice Mum

A Londoners Notebook

Mostly True Stories of K. Renae P.

Tonight at Dawn

Masala and Blarney

Pigspittle,Ohio

Pretend to be Nice

The Odd Things

Embrace the Chaos

Splinters

 

These are my questions for you

  1. What is the worst job you have ever had?
  2. To which music track would you listen, to stop you from strangling someone?
  3. Which book is your comfort read, that you return to over and over?
  4. What makes you laugh, head thrown back belly laughs?
  5. To tattoo or not to?!
  6. When was the last time you rolled down a really steep grassy hill?
  7. What was the first film you ever saw at  the cinema?
  8. What kind of holiday would be your idea of hell?
  9. What is your most irritating habit?
  10. Is life too short to iron bed sheets?
  11. Which literary character would you most like to be?

Now for the rules……………..

The Liebster Award is awarded to bloggers with under 200 followers to try to promote their blog a little and also bring together a community of bloggers. The rules of the competition are as follows:
The nominated user must provide a link back to the person who nominated them.
Provide 11 facts about yourself.
Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
Choose 11 more people and ask them 11 questions.

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I am leaping around the room in childish delight!! I have an award!!  Thank you to the lovely Laura Feasey   for nominating me!!!!

Hokay, 11 facts about me.

  1. I can make just one of my eyes turn in ( two of my sons can make their eyeballs wobble)
  2. Two of my sons have virtually the same name ( childbirth frazzles the brain)
  3. I was once a UK size 18 (I am now a size 10)
  4. I have a big head (seriously, its really big, I have to wear men’s hats)
  5. I was engaged to Richard Gere (that is actually a lie! But when he meets me……..)
  6. I am related to David Lloyd George (that IS true)
  7. I have had my nose broken FOUR times (accident prone)
  8. I once had a pet crow called Rastus (and always wanted a pet owl called Obediah)
  9. Liam Neeson was my uncle’s best man ( how cool is that!! He has disowned us ever since)
  10. I am terrified of cockroaches ( and love bats)
  11. I have had a novel dedicated to me ( and have the autographed first edition)

And now for the questions Laura asked me!

  1. What is your favourite word?  Delicious. I love the way it sounds and feels.
  2. And your least favourite word?   Sorry.  I have no time for sorry, it is rarely meant.
  3. When did you last laugh?  About five minutes ago, at the look on my son’s face as I danced!
  4. Where’s Wally?   Alive and well in Milton Keynes, with a wife named Willhemena.
  5. What would you do with a lottery win?  Fund a charity in London that provides shelter for homeless teenagers. And the Women’s Refuge here in Gib. And go back to the Maldives.
  6. Who would play you in a film about your life?    Jennifer Lawrence, because she is my double! Isn’t she?!!
  7. If you had a superhero power, what would it be?  The ability to jaunt instantly to wherever I wanted to be!
  8. What was the last book you read?  Once, by James Herbert. I am not a lover of horror books, but this was brilliant!
  9. What is your first thought when you wake up?  My Warlock, my delicious wonderful torn apart! Then TEA!!!!
  10. If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be? An owl!! Called Obediah!!
  11. What do you think of my blog?  Bright, sassy, stylish and delicious!!

Okay, my turn. 11 questions to my nominees.

  1. Who is your favourite literary character?
  2. Who is your weird crush?
  3. In which period in history would you have most liked to have lived?
  4. What could you not live without?
  5. What is your porn star name? (Name of first pet with mother’s maiden name)
  6. What is your best feature?
  7. What would you have for your last supper?
  8. Who was your first love?
  9. Which song is your getting ready to go out song?
  10. What is your favourite smell?
  11. What would your Archvillain name be?

My 11 nominees……

  1. Spirits and Steel
  2. General Gibberish
  3. On Road to Inkrichment
  4.  Lyralla
  5. Skeena and a Book
  6. The Relative Cartographer
  7. Jill’s Scene
  8. About Me and My Life
  9. A Simple Note
  10. Mermaid Beaches
  11. Better Outlook, Better Life

Now the rules……..

The Liebster Award is awarded to bloggers with under 200 followers to try to promote their blog a little and also bring together a community of bloggers. The rules of the competition are as follows:
The nominated user must provide a link bank to the person who nominated them.
Provide 11 facts about yourself.
Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
Choose 11 more people and ask them 11 questions.

Have fun!!!!!

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