Sunday, October 7, 2012

My first blog award! Because apparently I'm 'cute' and 'welcome'

I was granted my very first blog award the other day and can't tell you how chuffed I am. But, well, very chuffed!
It is the Liebster Award, which is shared by bloggers among other bloggers. It is "given to up-and-coming bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers" and I discovered one morning Lisa from Mummymanifesto had passed it to me. Thanks Lisa! Then that evening I learned another blogger had also awarded it to me. So I'll do one post on it now, and another later.

"Liebster" is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The rules:
* Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
* Answer the questions the person who tagged you created, then make 11 questions of your own for the people you tag.
* Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
* Go to their page and tell them.
* No tag backs.

So, as per the rules:
1. Where would you like to travel before you die? New York. Am a country girl to the core but would love to see the world's ultimate city.
2. High heels or ballet flats? In my head, heels. In reality, flats.
3. Where did you meet your partner - if you have one? Met my husband at home - our families were friends and apparently I chased him, trying to kiss him, at age four. A story I dispute.
4. What was your first car? First car was a little red Mitsubishi colt, 1980ish model. Had only an AM radio and no air conditioning, and handled very well til you crammed five a few people in the back. I loved it even after it died.
5. What is your favourite blog and why? Slightly More Depth Than A Teaspoon. A blog that makes me smile, think, cry and laugh. Beautiful, funny and honest posts written by the inspiring Robyn.
6. Favourite dessert? Apple crumble. My mum made one for me when she was visiting earlier in the year. Heaven!
7. When was the last time you wore red lipstick and why? Think it was about February this year. Um, we were going to town and I felt like it?
8. Who are you inspired by? Lots of people. Marian Keyes. Caroline Overington. Miranda Lambert. Gina Rinehart (really bugs me that she's depicted as Australia's most hated woman. But that is a post of its own.)
9. Worst subject at school? I was brilliant at everything! Yeah right. Journalists generally say maths was their worst, but mine was chemistry. I don't remember much of it except our teacher had very bad sweat patches.
10. What music do you clean your house to? Country music (mostly). See mention of Miranda Lambert above.
11. What motto or quote do you live by? Sometimes the biggest risk is taking no risk at all.

Eleven things about me...
1. Am a homebody. Love days when I know I don't have to go anywhere. 
2. Have been married for almost 11 years. How did that happen?!
3. Always brag that my sister is a vet. 
4. Have one daughter. 
5. Always thought I'd want two children, but now am wondering if that will be enough. 
6. Like things to be neat and tidy. 
7. Married to someone who likes things messy and chaotic. 
8. Often feel like throttling the one I married. 
9. Am a bit of a grammar and spelling Nazi. Very embarrassing when I make errors myself.
10. It sets my teeth on edge when people say "I seen" when they mean "I saw". 
11. Hate the fecking cold. And the fecking wind. 

Eleven questions posed...
1. Have you ever moved interstate or overseas?
2. What is your dream job?
3. What's your favourite song from your teenage years?
4. Are you a camping person or a hotel person?
5. Your favourite thing about yourself?
6. How many pairs of jeans do you own?
7. Have you a potty mouth or do you rarely swear?
8. What's your favourite accent? (Eg Irish, French etc)
9. Prefer Malcolm Turnbull or Tony Abbott? (As Opposition leader, not in a 'you have to shag one, and you can't choose death' kind of hypothetical.)
10. What's on your kitchen sink this very moment?
11. Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it?

Eleven bloggers tagged...
1. The Tropical Gardener and Cook:
2. Mastiff Maiden:
3. 30 is the New Black: 
4. Slightly More Depth Than a Teaspoon:
5. My Journey:
6. Macaronic:
7. My Bloggable Day:
8. And Sew We Craft:
9. House of Nom:
10. Red Dolls:
11. Saturday Morning Ogre Mum:

Also linking up with Jess from Diary of a Stay at Home Mum this Tuesday.

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