Saturday, 7 May 2016
Doing The Rounds
The Liebster Award has been going for a number of years and I've been lucky enough to be nominated for it on seven previous occasions. Every so often, it seems to do the rounds again, as it is at the moment, and I'm honoured to have been nominated, for an eighth time, by Tania from Retiree Wannabe.
The Liebster Award is a great way of discovering new blogs and to take part you should:-
1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to his/her blog.
2 Copy and paste the Liebster Award badge to your post.
3. Answer the ten questions you've been asked.
4. Create ten new questions for the bloggers you are nominating.
5.Notify the bloggers that you have nominated.
These are the questions I was asked and my answers.
1. What is your favourite biscuit?
I must admit to having a liking to chocolate on my biscuits so I'd go for a chocolate digestive for an everyday biscuit, but I'm very partial to Marks & Spencer's Belgian Biscuit Selection on special occasions.
2. What is your favourite cheese?
I'm a big cheese fan but I'm not a lover of blue cheeses or anything with a very strong taste. I much prefer good old Cheddar, Lancashire or Red Leicester but my absolute favourite is Wensleydale. We've visited the Wensleydale Creamery in the village of Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales a number of times.
3. What is your favourite perfume?
I've got four bottles of perfume on my dressing table at the moment, Anais Anais and Amor Amor, both by Cacharel, which I use for everyday, Ghost which I use if I'm going to be out and about, but my very favourite, and one which I save for special occasions, is Ysatis by Givenchy. I've used this perfume since I was in my teens and I love it now just as much as I did then.
4. Who is your favourite TV chat show host?
I don't really watch chat shows these days. I've found that people appearing on them usually have something to promote so most of the interview is about that, and these days, people who have appeared on some rubbish reality TV programme or other are classed as celebrities and I have no interest in hearing anything about them. I used to enjoy watching Parkinson, he had some fantastic guests on over the years.
5. What car do you drive?
I have a sixteen year old Renault Laguna, though I don't drive very far in it. We bought the car when it was just eight months old with 8000 miles on the clock. Shortly after, Mick was promoted and given a company car and as I didn't have a car myself at the time, it passed over to me. Had I known it was going to be my car, we would have bought something smaller and more economical to run, however, we'd have lost money on it had we sold it and bought something different so I've kept it. I hate driving but it's handy to be able to do so.
6. What is your favourite TV soap?
I should say Emmerdale seeing as it's set in Yorkshire but instead I'm going to say Acorn Antiques. I was so sad to hear of Victoria Wood's untimely death after her battle with cancer. She was an extremely talented comedian and actor and knew exactly how to make people laugh.
7. Who is your favourite book author?
I don't really have a favourite author, though there are authors whose books I look out for, Amanda Prowse, Alexander McCall Smith, Donna Douglas, and I'm currently working my way through all of Agatha Christie's murder mysteries in chronological order.
8. How do you prefer your eggs?
I love eggs cooked any which way but I have them either scrambled or poached most often.
9. Do you still have siblings?
I have a brother who is eight years older than me. My sister was twelve years older than me but she died of cancer nearly seventeen years ago, she was just forty two. We were very close and I still miss her every day.
10. Do you keep a diary?
I have my Filofax which I keep a working diary in as well as lots of information but I do also have a journal. I don't write in it everyday but I've kept it for over ten years now.
The questions I'd like to ask my nominees are:-
1. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
2. Where would be your ideal place to live, town, country or coast?
3. Do you have any pets?
4. What is your favourite area of the UK?
5. What song annoys you?
6. What three things would you take to a desert island?
7. If you were given a million pounds, what would you spend it on?
8. What would be your last meal?
9. Have you ever met anyone famous?
10. What's your favourite take away?
The people I'd like to nominate are:-
Janet from MacQue.
Alison from Life at Sylvan House.
Maggie from Maggie, A Blackcountry Wench.
Susan from Granny Smith's Quilting.
Anne from My Blethering Blog.
Thank you, Tania, for nominating me. I enjoyed answering your questions.