Wednesday 1 June 2016

Liebster from Kymber

I think I may have been nominated for this previously and then like this, life got in the way and I lost the comment and who had given it to me.  Apologies to that person, I hope you still read the blog and dont think I am too much of a ding bat...  This therefore may be a little thrown together, I was hoping to have pictures but I still havent been home to get my charger for my camera.

Shall we get on with it?  OK, lets go.

{Kymber and Jam}, nominated me for this.   Thank you.

The idea of the Liebster Blog Awards is to discover new blogs and here's what you need to do to take part:

  • Ensure you thank the person who has nominated you and include links back to their blog, after all it's important you share their lovely blog too!
  • Include a photo/badge of the Liebster Blog Awards logo on your blog post to show you've taken part. 
  • Answer the 10 questions asked by the blogger who has nominated you
  • Nominate 5 bloggers that you want to share with your followers and blog viewers
  • Create 10 new questions to ask your nominees - have some fun!
  • Ensure you make your nominees aware that they have been nominated so they know to answer their questions!

1. what is your favourite thing to do when you have 2 free hours all to yourself?

I love reading.  Its something that people use to file in their CV/resume of what they like thinking it makes them look intelligent.  I dont claim to be intelligent.  I use books to escape for a while and give myself a break from the real world.  I just really like reading.  I think if you can read you can achieve most things just by following the instructions.

2. who is your favourite author and why?

Too many to list.  I am currently reading The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.  I am really enjoying it.  There was a film made of this book.

3. When it snows do you make snow angels or snowmen? (c'm PP - we all know that you do!)

There is never really enough here to make snow angels about 4 years ago we did have a little snowman.  Who we then made in to a snow lady with plant pots as a bikini.

4. do you ever walk through the mud and/or grass in bare feet?

Like in the film Pretty Woman, I like to wander (clean) grass with no shoes on.  'Cop a squat'.  I am not sure I could cope with mud between my toes.

5. do you love where you live?

This is a hard one.  I realised the other day that this house has become a refuge.  Do I love it?  It isnt finished, but I am starting to appreciate it.

6. what is the most exciting thing that you ever grew and were thoroughly pleased with yourself by?

A grape vine in a previous house.  It was amazing and prolific in 2 years.  People told me they wouldnt grow in clay soil.  I like proving people wrong!  lol 

7. what is your favourite house cleaning tip?

Ha Ha do it when angry or upset.  You will go at it like a crazy person and you will be calm after because you see results.  I am currently obsessed with my new Miele vacuum.  Vacuuming the rug, like a lawn, it now has stripes, very satisfying.  Although it will take some practice to get them all completely straight.

8. what is your favourite alcoholic drink?

I dont really drink alcohol that much, hard pushed I would say G&T in the summer.  Mead for Christmas and when we were once on holiday in Aubetterre sur Drone in the South of France I had a dessert wine that was Christmas in a glass.

9. Do you love swimming?

I swim 3 times a week for roughly 45 minutes.  

10. if someone got you a mermaid tail, would you wear it? in private and in public?

Ha Ha That would be telling! (of course I would!  ha ha I would love it!)

You cant help but be happy singing and twirling to that song.  

I am not going to nominate anyone but open it up to all.  Sometimes you cant think of anything to blog about, now you can do this MeMe.

What are my questions?

1. Where was your best holiday?
2. What is your 'Signature Dish', the one that everyone who comes to your house is wow'ed by and secretly wants to the recipe for...  if you fancy share the recipe!
3. What is your favourite food?
4. What 3 moments of your life, do you hope to flash before your eyes before you die?  
5. What is your favourite song?
6. What is your favourite film?
7. Did you have a favourite toy or blanket, as a child?
8. Where is your favourite place in your house?
9. What is your go to outfit?
10. If you could do any job, what would it be?

Ta DAAAHHHHHH!!!!! And its finished.  Your turn!


kymber said...

Sol - first off - thank you for accepting our award (however; it must be pointed out that if this were an assignment in school, i would have to grade you a C for being late. ahem. but you still get an A for being creative!)

and yes - i will accept your questions and answer them:

1. truth be told, every time we go down to our river and swim and suntan. nekkid. not another soul for miles and miles!
2. i have many signature curry, asian-inspired and mediterranean dishes...none of which a single soul here will even try! the people here eat food the like of which was eaten in britain during WWI - yes cabbage and potatoes boiled beyond recognition with no butter or cream. it's a travesty. and after a few of our very first potlucks here, i was kindly asked not to bring anymore of my "weird" food (all of which i make from scratch with fresh ingredients. but hey if you like boiled beyond recognition cabbage - all the power to you!)
3. my fave food is mediterranean, near east and far east food. but that doesn't mean i don't love a good hotpot, blt buttie or haggis. as long as it's made with delicious, organic, fresh ingredients - i'll eat anything!
4. the 3 moments will be - meeting jambaloney, the first time he told me he loved me, and the first time we danced naked together running around our land here in framboise realizing that we were actually living our dream.
5. i have so many favourite songs and all of different genres - but if you are asking what song can you play, while i am in a coma, and i will come out of that coma and bust out the dancing moves??? it's embarrassing but it's "good vibrations" by marky-mark. (goes away and hangs head in shame)
6. favourite film - Ever After. i love the line "breathe. just breathe."
7. no favourite toy. but my sister and i loved playing in the laundry clothes box (a tv box in our parent's closet where the dirty laundry was kept until washing day). anytime my mother was looking for us she would find us in the dirty clothes box talking our secret language.
8. my favourite place in the house is outside of the house - it's the hottub - first thing in the morn planning out our day, last thing in the eve before bed talking about the day and planning the next day.
9. used to be i had some sexy go-to outfits. now it's a mermaid tail. and i don't go anywhere in it - i just wear it to the hottub, river and ocean.
10. i always wanted to be a golf course lawn mower. riding around all day in the sun on one of those nifty golf-course lawnmower things. always. ask jambaloney. i still want that job.

kudos to you on the grapes, btw. sending much, much love. your friend,

PioneerPreppy said...

Ahhh the annual Liebster Blog awards..... Aren't they so much fun?

Janie Junebug said...

I enjoyed your answers. Now I know you a little better.


Sol said...

Hey there. Thanks for you all reading it. I am a little slow on the up take, but I get there in the end. Right must go drive to work it is so cold out this morning I think I need a coat hat and gloves the wind is coming from the North East. I doubt we will get above 15 oC today.

Harry Flashman said...

I thought that was pretty interesting, Sol. I like knowing more about people I follow on the web, makes it more "homey."

Sol said...

Hey Harry, hope you are well. I dont know about homey, but it shows I like grapes!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Interesting answers that give us the opportunity to know you better. I love reading as well. I am planning a blog post about the love of reading. And I like the tip to clean your house when you are angry or upset :)