Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Liebster Award

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About a month ago, Evi at Sexta-feira was so kind as to give me a Liebster Award -- thank you so much Evi! Evi is Greek, and teaches English as a foreign language in Greece; her beautiful blog is full of breathtaking photographs of her travels.

Well, part of receiving this award involves sharing 11 things about yourself,
and answering 11 questions posed by the giver, so I knew I had to make time to do this properly!
So OK, here goes -- 11 things about myself:

1. I love to dance.
2. My first dog was a massive black Lab/German Shepherd cross -- we grew up together and I still miss him deeply.
3. I brought a book with me when I went into labour for the first time, thinking I might get bored waiting. Boy, was I mistaken.
4. I love pasta.
5. All the dolls in our house have their own distinct personality and I frequently voice them for the kids.
6. I am greatly fascinated by shipwrecks.
7. I enjoy watching Titanic repeatedly, but only after they hit the iceberg.
8. Some of my favourite flowers are lupines, peonies and heliotropes.
9. I enjoy watching Gladiator repeatedly, but only to the point when Maximus growls, "I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next". Whoooa.
10. I actually find Andy Stanley kinda cute.
11. My favourite ice-cream flavour is banana.

And now, my answers to Evi's questions:

1. Which is the most boring book you've ever read?
Twilight. I read it just to find out if the hype was really deserved.
2. Which movie made you cry your eyes out?
Charlotte's Web.
3. Do you like "Friends" and if you do, which character do you identify with?
I do not like "Friends" at all.
4. What do you find more relaxing, going camping or staying at a 5-star hotel?
Camping if it's fall; a 5-star hotel if it's London.
5. What's the ideal way to spend a work-free day?
Hanging out with my kids, doing whatever they want.
6. Coffee or tea?
Tea please!
7. What's the best present you've ever received?
My kids.
8. Have you ever been given a really bad haircut and how did you react?
O yes. My mother did it. I cried. Hard. I think it scarred me for life.
9. What color is your car?
Champagne. Well, it's sort of an old-man-frosty-beige.
10. When's your birthday?
I'm already middle-aged; I can't remember.
11. Do you use a camera or your cell-phone to take pictures?

And now, the Liebster Award goes to...

And my 11 questions are:
1. What do you spend the most money on?
2. What is your least favourite food?
3. Where would you like to live?
4. The last time you said "I love you" was... ?
5. Do you believe in reincarnation, and if so, what do you think you'd come back as?
6. The last thing you do at night is... ?
7. What is one of your greatest achievements?
8. Who was your first celebrity crush?
9. What are you reading now, and is it any good?
10. You think insects are... ?
11. What's your idea of a perfect breakfast?

I hope you have fun with this, but as I always say, don't worry if you haven't the time or inclination; I'm just acknowledging your coolness! Drop me a line if you need copies of anything in this post. Have a super lovely day :)


Pinkie Pirate said...

Wow thanks so very much for this! This is the first blog award I've ever received heehee!
Btw, I don't know if you knew, but I mentioned your blog and etsy shop, and your daughter's blog, sometime back:
Have always found inspiration lurking around here. Keep up the good posts!

Sulky Kitten said...

Congratulations! I also tried to read that Twilight nonsense , but I realised I'd get more entertainment banging my head against a wall - less painful as well!

Sara said...

OOOHHHH thank you so much I will try to answer it as fast as I can! *(:

Šolanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Thanks so much for this fab award. :) I really enjoyed reading it all. How do you not like Friends??? :)))

Lea said...

Congratulation! Well-deserved :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Congratulations on your award! You certainly deserve it. And I really enjoyed reading all that you wrote about yourself, especially about taking a book with you when you went into labour the first time. That was funny!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Congratulations on the award Janice! You know I love your blog :) and I'm still laughing about bringing a book during labor?! oh you silly girl! you're too much!

Thank you so much for passing the honor to me. I love the questions, and I think I'll have some fun with this post! ;)

Shoko said...

Love that you brought a book with you when you went into labor! So cute :)

Christine Altmiller said...

I agree with your answers to questions 1 & 2. I wish I could get all those hours back I spent ready such terrible writing. It is the first and last time I let friends pressure me into a "must read".
I am looking forward to exploring your blog more :-)

Art by Keri Keene said...

Loved reading the answers to your questions! I definitely cried during Charlotte's Web, and Lion King! Thank you very much for adding me to your Liebster Award list :)

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Janice,
Congratulation on the award. I love your answers to your questions. I cried during Charlotte's Web also. Shipwrecks really, hum interesting.

CraveCute said...

Congratulations! Love your interesting blog and your Etsy shop and items are adorable! Thanks for stopping by my place! ~Diane~

Tania Covo said...

Thanks so much! I really enjoyed reading your post, and I'm glad to find out I'm not the only one who doesn't like Friends.
I'll be working on my questions and answers :-)

Libby said...

Congrats! Loved reading all these wonderful things about you. And, I can honestly say I've never tried banana ice cream. :-)

Contemplating Beauty said...

ahahahaha a book when in labor, that is pretty classic!!!

We have some things in common, at least with this list anyway. I love pasta too, and I love to dance (although I really can't anymore but I love IT:)I love peonies:)

what do you mean by shipwrecks?


Gloria said...

Hi Janice, speaking for the dolls- love that; Charlotte's Web (the book and movie- me, too); "old-man-frosty-beige" cracked me up; 10. lol ♥ Thanks for stopping at my blog, I am going to enjoy checking your list of awardees and will be back again. Have a wonderful weekend ♥

E. said...

Hi Janice! Thanks for taking the time to do this! :)
I enjoyed your answers and your new questions!
Congratulations again!

p.s: tea, really? :)

Sara said...

thank you so much! I will answer it as soon as possible, thank you thank you thank you! have a fantastic day! :D

Miss Val's Creations said...

This was a fun read! I laughed when reading Twilight is the most boring book you read. My experience was the same but my girlfriends in their late 30s love the series which is why I gave it a try. I even watched the first film which I regret!

Almost Precious said...

Thank you for the honor. I am truly humbled. Sorry I have not replied sooner but the last couple of days I've been having trouble with my email provider and could not download my emails. :(

I want to say that I think you have a wonderful blog and I know that it will quickly grow into a blog that has a great many followers and will be a favorite among other bloggers. :)

Unknown said...

Oh how cool! Jan you are always a wonderful bit of joy. Thank you, and hope to post this here in a few days : )

LindaCO said...

A belated but sincere thanks for this! Sorry I spaced it. Will come up with pithy answers soon. :-)


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