Liebster Award (no. 3)!

liebster2Desperately behind writing new posts or replies to all your comments, I need to get my proverbial bum in action if I want to start writing properly again. Perfectionism is my middle name, but lately I’ve been slacking, oh yes I have. Allow me to hit myself on the hands in punishment… Ouch… That hurt!

The first award I need to send on, was given to me by Willow’s Corner. Do visit her blog because you will not be disappointed. As always, nominations – which are winners in WordPress blog terminology – need to follow a few steps when passing on the award.

Here are the rules:

If I nominate you, and you choose to accept my nomination of your blog and continue with the Liebster award process here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
  3. Answer eleven (11) questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
  4. Provide eleven (11) random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
  6. Create a new list of questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer.
  7. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
  8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

My new winners are:
1. Lucid Gypsy
2. Back on the Rock
3. Fugitive Fragments
4. The Gad about Town
5. SFoxWriting’s Blog

Also, as per usual, questions are sent on with needed a reply after receiving Willow’s Corner nomination, so here we go:

  1. What do you think of when you think of California?
    The Beach Boys, Arnie, posh people who are just like me and you.
  2. What food is too much work for you to eat?
    Chinese with chopsticks. When I do, the walls and ceiling are plastered in food. Not exactly nice-looking decoration.
  3. Did you ever have a tree fort growing up? How about a secret club?
    We had some kind of den built in the park where I grew up, but never a tree fort.
  4. What technology (if any) in today’s world are you suspicious of?
    The NSA in general!
  5. What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night?
    Take 7 MS tablets in the morning, 11 at night and read or watch television. I have a habit of falling asleep doing both though.
  6. What (if anything) would you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why?
    Hurt people and abuse animals. Over. My. Dead. Body.
  7. If you could ask one person, one question and get a completely honest answer who would it be and what would you ask?
    Too many to mention; unable to pick just one.
  8. What is the first thing you learned to cook? Did you enjoy the experience?
    Warm up milk, make omelettes, burn water.
  9. What thing sucks most of your free time away? Do you enjoy it?
    Hospital appointments; I realise I need them to continue my MS care, but it’s the waiting in packed, warm waiting rooms before seeing my consultant/neurologist/ophthalmologist/GP/MS nurse.
  10. Describe a time when a small decision brought big consequences (good or bad).
    Hard to tell/remember. I tend to shove certain memories in a little box and forget about it.
  11. What major historical thing(s) has happened in your lifetime? Has it changed your life?
    9/11. Setting free and death of Mandela.  Seeing Ireland and Northern Ireland bury the hatchet. Ireland winning the Grand Slam in the 6 Nations rugby championships. Chernobyl disaster. 2004 Tsunami. Too many to mention really. It changed my sense of security. Irish historical issues have made me feel on top of the world, realising that if you work hard, you can really make the most of life.

11 random facts about me:

  1. I tend to be really girly when dating and love is concerned. I love being asked out first rather than setting the first step myself. It’s nice being “chased” but without drama queen tendencies or playing hard to get. I just like the idea of a man doing all the right things to get my heart.
  2. You can call me fiercely loyal; there’s very little I wouldn’t do to help a friend or those in my environment.
  3. Since being diagnosed with a hospital acquired superbug 5 years ago, I do my dishes in near-boiling water and dry my dishwashing sponge in the microwave to kill all germs left behind after rinsing it.
  4. Not sharing cutlery, dishes and cups/glasses is only a small part of why I live as germfree as possible in the kitchen and bathrooms. One superbug was one too many.
  5. I crave dogs. Can’t have one where I live, so I annoy people on Facebook with posting loads of images of dogs. I know… Silly really, but just can’t help it!
  6. Scarves. I have them in all sorts and sizes. Neck pain, you see. They keep that area warm and easy to handle.
  7. Ireland is where I learned to curse. Never in public, though, and never when bad words are exchanged. I tend to cursing when I’m really, really tired and when my bad-language-barrier is broken because of fatigue.
  8. Despite being more agnostic, I am really interested in the history of religion. I believe there is a higher creation, but I cannot prove it. I’d love to believe in the concept of ‘God’ but I’m definitely a firm believer of evolution and Darwinism. Creationists, who to refuse to believe all scientific proof of evolution, cannot convert me to non-belief in evolution.
  9. I‘m an avid National Geographic, the Discovery Channels and History Channel watcher. If it goes on like this, I’ll be able to fly airplanes myself after all the re-runs of Air Crash Investigation.
  10. Things out of place will soon catch my eye. I’m very peculiar with how things are in my wardrobes, cupboards etc. I straightaway see if something is out of place.
  11. Since Saturday I’m the owner of a brand new Ireland rugby shirt and a Munster rugby scarf. Not very female in relation to the rest of my wardrobe, but owning the two new pieces shows my allegiance to Ireland and absolute love for Irish rugby.

Your 11 questions, which I will pinch from Willow’s Corner, are those I replied to above. Simply replace ‘California’ in ‘Ireland’ and you’re all set to go!

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7 Comments

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  2. Roy McCarthy says:

    Wince at the quantity of tablets Billie – I guess there are even more in between. And a Munster Jersey! Good girl.
    And thank you for the nomination but I don’t really ‘get’ this awards thing.

    • Billie says:

      In total, I think it’s about 28 in total but I would have to recalculate how much exactly. It’s making me stay up and well… a little bit painfree at least :)

      No problem at all re: the award, it’s something bloggers award to other bloggers and you have a certain set of tasks you can do but if you don’t want to forward it, no problem at all. There’s no obligation at all :)

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