Walking Away

Walking Away

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Liebster Award

Liebster Award
Thanks to Voima, known as @voimaoy on Twitter I've been nominated for this award to promote a blog tour.  I have to tell you 11 random facts about myself, answer 11 questions she has asked and then nominate 3 people to answer the 11 questions I set. Trouble is I've taken so long to do this... sorry for my tardiness... hope the three I nominate haven't already been here and done it. Read Voima's blog at this link


11 random facts about me

 1) I am left handed and extremely pleased to be in the minority
 2) I'm 5 foot 2 inches tall which can be a hindrance to reach the top shelf in the supermarket but I see that as a challenge :)
 3) I suffer from arachnophobia in a big way. Ask my children who screamed the loudest when they begged me to take them to see the film. I had nightmares for months afterwards.
 4) I abseiled 70 foot down into a cave in the dark
  5) I failed A level Economics twice...
  6) I have never cooked scrambled eggs
  7) I failed my driving test 3 times then passed once!
  8) I have my name on a theatre seat at the Birmingham Rep, (England).
  9) I have a certificate for Best Handwriting won in a national competition when I was in my last year at primary school. 

10) Although I was desperate to go to university I didn't get there the usual route but did get a BA (hons) through the Open University. So proud to get a 2:1
11) I'm a bit of a Drama Queen or so my friends tell me. Glenda Jackson never!

11 questions Voima asked me

1) What book or story changed your life?
Candide just mesmerised me. Voltaire could have written it for today. I love just dipping into it. It never fails to make me laugh and I try to have my copy near me all the time. Voltaire shows that life just goes around in repeating circles that's why history is so important. I was so lucky to have an amazing History teacher Alan Blackburn who inspired my love for the subject.

2) What is your favourite movie?
Dirty Dancing. Why because I loved Patrick Swayze, loved the songs and the story had a strong moral and the unforgettable line "Nobody puts baby in the corner"

3) Do you read non fiction if so what?
To be honest I prefer fiction but I have been known to read biographies, text books and self help books.

4) If you could visit any period in time past or future when would it be?
This is a hard one to answer. I think the 1920's WW1 the war to end all wars had ended and I'd like to have been a flapper girl challenging society :)

5) If you could meet a fictional character who would you like to talk to?
No one really, I don't want to be disappointed if they didn't look like I imagined them to be and didn't meet my expectations.

6) You have 3 treasures what are they?
Family, friends and to still be breathing :)

7) What kind of music do you like? What are you listening to these days?
I have an eclectic taste in music. I can listen to everything except Country and Western although I wouldn't completely write out the genre. I have been known to sing along to Dolly Parton! I love Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Shakira, Blue etc etc.  I like buying CD's of artists I don't know in the bargain buckets to introduce me to new sounds. I'm listening to Mick and the Mechanics at the moment.

8) Would you ride a Dragon?
I'd love to say yes but I'm a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to heights.

9) What if you won the lottery, what would you do with this fortune?
I'd give up work immediately, go on a long holiday and ponder my options. Whilst pondering I'd be making sure my family and friends were enjoying my new found wealth.

10) What's on your grocery list?
Cheese, pizza and fish as well as the usual boring household necessities, such as toothpaste and bleach :)

11) What or who inspires you?
My friend Sal Page, she asked me once for advice and I said what's stopping you achieving your dream, she replied nothing and then went for it, such strength of character and she writes great stories and novels too.

I nominate for the Leibster Award

 1. Sal Page   https://twitter.com/SalnPage
 2. Tamara Shoemaker https://twitter.com/TamaraShoemaker
 3. Foy https://twitter.com/db_foy

Sorry if you three have already been nominated or don't want to participate because my questions are boring :)  Remember 11 random thoughts about yourselves, answer my 11 questions then nominate 3 others to answer your 11 choice questions.

My 11 questions to be answered
1) If you could have a super power what would it be?
2) What quality would you like to have in abundance?
3) Favourite Actor/ Actress and why?
4) What is your worst trait?
5) Favourite TV programme?
6) How would you like to be remembered?
7) Why do you write and where?
8)  Do you prefer to shop in supermarkets or local shops and why?
9)  What is your favourite colour and why?
10) Do you approve of social media?
11) What are you reading right now?

Thanks for reading and thanks Voima for the nomination :)

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Things I like

  • Writing
  • Wit
  • Voltaire's Candide
  • Theatre
  • Shoes
  • Reading
  • Music
  • Laughter
  • Coleslaw
  • Cheese