Saturday, 20 October 2012

Reader Appreciation

I love getting flowers, and sunflowers always make me smile :-) Little did I know that discovering a lovely new (to me) blog by a fellow Lancastrian I would end up with flowers within the week. That's it, on line blogging friendship securely cemented. Just so you know I am not needy, I won't expect them every week ;-) Seriously bob over and have a look at Modfather, she is a super talented and strong young woman who I have fallen in blog love with instantly.
Ok so she really awarded me a reader appreciation award, which is even better, right?!
You guys already know I love my readers to bits (see here if your new, sure I have mentioned my readers elsewhere too)....What? Sorry? There are rules?? Why always with the rules!

1. I need to nominate 15 blogs for this award!
2. I have to answer 10 questions that have been posed by the person who nominated me.
3. I have to ask 10 questions of those I nominate.
So 15 blogs to award. That is a lot! I think instead I will award those of you that love me enough to comment on what I write (whilst also trying not to nominate the same people as Loki-Lou!), I am such a rule breaker!! Side note, if I have missed anyone this is not intentional I just have a brain swiming with so many things at the moment it is taking me a whils to fish out the important to now things! Please consider yourself an award recipient too ;-)
Seven lovely blogs, my favourite number :-)
On to step two...answer 10 questions.
1.If you could live anywhere in world where would it be? And why?

There are so many places that I would love to visit, some places I have and could see myself living. But if I am really honest with myself; there is no place like home! I don't think I could wander too far from Pendle Hill.

2. What was your favourite TV show when you were a kid?

Oh man, there are too many to mention; Grotbags, Trapdoor, Button Moon, Chip and Dale, He-Man, Thundercats.... Wow I could go on but instead I will leave a little clip of Trapdoor instead.

3. Kindle or actual books?

Actual books, all the time. Although I do like my Kobo.

4. If you were picked up by the Tardis which Doctor would you like to travel the universe with?

I grew up watching Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy with my Dad and love them all. But seriously if I were to jump in a tardis with anyone I would prefer someone I don't think of as a father figure (well wouldn't you)! I have to confess though, I have only caught the odd episode of the new Doctors. I do however have a little thing for Captain Jack Harkness, I'd be in that Tardis like a shot if it was with him ;-)

5. Gary Oldman or Alan Rickman? (If you like neither….unlikely I know but it might happen! Then – Benedict Cumberbatch or Tom Hiddleston).

Alan Rickman, Gary Oldman gives me the hebbies!

6. If you could invite 5 people (famous or otherwise) to a dinner party who would you ask?

Deb from Kicking Corners (because I just love her to bits, even though I have never met her), Tangled Lou from Periphery (legend has is she is really a weird old man), Loki-Lou from Modfather (who I need to get to know better), Jewels from Frazzled and Frumpy (who I don't believe is frumpy and would like to confirm my suspicion) and Michelle from Butter Toast Rocks (I just want an excuse to eat buttered toast). There are so many other wonderful bloggers I would love to meet and get to know even better, all for different reasons. Are you wondering why my dinner table isn't packed with the rich and famous? I have a funny quirk; I'd rather not meet the famous people I like, I always worry that I won't like them after that!!

7. In the event of a Zombie apocalypse would you sacrifice yourself to save a stranger or would you fight for your own survival?
Honest answer, probably not. Since becoming a Mum I have an over whelming instinct to protect my babies, which would require me being around. Of course in the process of thinking about this question there are many different permutations and possible out comes and we never really know what we are capable of until we face it. I hope I never have to work out the answer to this one, I am not keen on zombies...too messy!!
8. Do you prefer salted popcorn, sweet popcorn or half and half?
Half and half, just because I can never decide ;-)
9. What is your favourite sport (and team)?
My favourite sport to watch is Ice Hockey. My favourite sport to take part in is Tai Chi and Martial Arts. But in neither is there a team that I follow. However living with a Clarets fan and a coach for Burnley's Girls team I guess I have no choice in the team I follow ;-)
10. If the world was going to end and you only had time to tell one person that you loved them, who would it be? And why them?
Now this really is going back to a deep seated fear I buried long ago! The end of the world is the only thing that scares the hell out of me and always has. I had nightmares for a week after watching Independence Day (did I really just admit to that on the Internet?). I spent many hours as a teenager stressing over how I would get to those I love if the world came to an end, going over and over in my mind who the people I needed to see one last time would be. My other half, my Mum, my gran? Of course this has changed even more with two babies. How do you choose between the three people that hold the top spot in your world? I only hope I never have to find out and I am officially going to stop thinking about this now before I give myself nightmares!!
Next step, 10 questions for you lovely recipients of this award:
1. Who is your favourite band or singer or song?
2. Describe yourself as the main character in your own fairytale.
3. If you have a nickname, what is it and how did you come by it? If not what would you like your nick name to be and why?
4. What is your favourite word?
5. Who are your favourite literary couple?
6. What is your favourite Poem?
7. Do you like having someone play with your hair?
8. What is your greatest ambition?
9. If you have time alone, where do you go to feel at peace?
10. What is your favourite film?
Wow that is a lot of favourites, and I hate those questions too, I can never choose...sorry!
Can't wait to see all your answers, I love these posts because they feed my need to be nosey ;-)


  1. Ok....I love ice hockey, half and half is by far the best popcorn, I grew up with Trap-Door/Button Moon/Grotbags etc (and had the Trap-Door song as my text ringer on the mobile for a while!)...and Alan Rickman for me too! :)

    Hope you had fun with the questions!

    1. A Trapdoor ring tone....must find!

      They certainly made me think. Thanks again.

  2. Oh how fun! I secretly love these, and you're right about enjoying the answers others give. I too feel the need to be nosey, but rarely get the opportunity to fulfill said need.

    Thanks for the award, and the dinner invite. We should all make it happen for real, sometime. I'm giving us five years (I need that much time to save. Bah. If only flights weren't so friggin' expensive...).

    I'll link my answers on Tuesday. Yay!

    1. Can't wait to find out more ways we are similar ;-)

      I will start saving now!!

    2. Okay, so now you have to come answer my questions too...see how this can become a wicked, erm, lovely rabbit's hole we can explore :)

    3. Oh you cheeky monkey, and when I am poorly too...tut tut.

      Only joking, you know I love these things. I will be over as soon as I can string a few thoughts together ;-)

  3. Very fun! I'll get myself together and post a response. Thanks so much for including me! And, yes, Tangled Lou is really a dirty old man, as you can see by the photos she posted in her <a href=">car door</a> post. Ha!

    When you get that bloggy dinner planned, I'd like to crash the party, if I may. I love buttered toast. ;-)

    1. If my table had been bigger you were next in line to take a seat. Think I had better just book the whole place and make it easier ;-)

      I knew those boots of Lou's would look better on a happening young lady like you or me ;-)

  4. Your new follower!!:):)Enjoyed all the fun comments:)

    1. :-D Welcome, welcome! Glad you enjoyed reading, I always find the topic of me a little boring!

      Will pop over for a visit as soon as I get chance!

  5. Thanks for including me in this. I'm sorry I took so long to respond. I am tempted to say I have been struggling with somethings out here in the non-bloggy world, but "struggle" implies some sort of action. What I've been doing is definitely more inert than that--"wallowing," maybe.

    Anyway, I really did appreciate the award and answered the questions on my blog yesterday. Thanks again! Looking forward to getting caught up here and everywhere else in our bloggy little corner of the internet.

    1. Yay, I have missed you!! Sometimes it's good to wallow but then it is good to get back to it and realise why we do actually love life, even when it throws crap at us ;-)

      I have a bit of catching up to do so I may bump into to you around and about :-) Thanks for joining in!!


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