I was recently nominated by The Novice Gardener <thenovicegardener.wordpress.com> for the Liebster award, which is as I understand it, a blogger generated system to show their appreciation for other blogs and encourage their creators. I have only been writing my blog for a couple of months, and am yet to become proficient in the use of it, but am very flattered and pleased to have received a nomination – especially from a blogger whose posts I thoroughly enjoy, look forward to and recommend to others.
As a newbie, I am really not feeling able to comply with all the requirements of accepting the nomination – which are as follow:
1. Thank the person that nominated you and link back up to their blog.
2. Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.
I do not yet follow 10 other bloggers of this size yet, so I will regretfully pass.
However, in the spirit of the activity, I will answer the ten questions she put to me, to the best of my ability. Here goes.
Her questions to me:
1. Tell me something about yourself that is not obvious from your blog.
In two months time, I will have been living in this house for four years. This will be the first time in my life I have ever passed the four-year mark in one residence. It is weird and I have itchy feet.
2. Tell me more.
I love big cities and live in the country.
3. Which do you consider is your best post, the one you’re most proud of, the one you worked the hardest on, and you think it deserves more attention than it got. I will read it and tell you what I think.
Wish I could feel that good about one. The best one is always the one I am working on in my head – it always has wonderful pictures, witty comments and substantial content. Maybe one day I will manage to transfer the blog in my head to my page.
4. Can’t pick just one? Pick 2 more.
5. A relative once said to my mother that I had a wild streak in me because I peppered my wall with Gauguin, unnecessarily worrying her. Can you all agree with me that he was crazy?
Definitely. i once had my walls peppered with posters of Petula Clark (I just came across some and had to do something with them )- now that is crazy.
6. Do you have any hidden talent that you haven’t shared with us? (Mine is making jewelry, believe it or not.)
Afraid not, really. At least none I can think of now.
7. Tell me, who is more inspiring? Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., or Mother Theresa, and why?
Not a big fan of any of these, but MG perhaps had the greatest understanding of the world and how it worked.
8. Coffee or tea?
Usually coffee, but it really depends on the setting and climate (tea in hot countries works best and goes with spicy food).
9. Red or white?
Again, it is pretty much a weather-related thing – white in cool weather and red with meals and cold weather. Today is neither, so having vodka and cider which is good too.
10. Five Guys, In-n-Out, or Shake Shack? If neither, name your favorite burger joint.
The only one I am familiar with is Five Guys, which I visited only recently. Don’t really like fast food or burgers much, which is probably why I write a blog on eating the slowest food of all – weeds. Have you ever tried seeding wild grapes?