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A few weeks ago I was on Twitter when a tweet popped up in my notifications. The lovely Steph at Diary of a midlife mummy had nominated me for a Liebster Award. Thank you for nominating me, Steph. You rock!
If you’ve never read Steph’s blog then I encourage you – nay, I compel you – to go and visit it now. You will not regret it. Her posts always make me chuckle and I find myself agreeing with everything she says.
Now onto the Liebster Award. A Liebster is given to up and coming bloggers who may not be receiving the love that they deserve. It is a lovely way to introduce you, my readers, to some brilliant blogs. Plus, you get to learn more about me as I have 11 questions to answer.
The rules of the awards are nice and straightforward:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you.
- Answer the questions given to you.
- Nominate other bloggers with less than 500 followers whose blogs you love.
- Post 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
Steph’s questions have been quite tricky to answer. I’ve had to think carefully about a few of them. Let’s crack on:
Have you got a claim to fame?
I am addicted to reading spoilers. I read spoilers for everything. For every TV programme or film that we watch I read IMDB or the fan sites and know exactly how it will end. I just wish I could do that with the new series of “The Great British Bake Off”.
Can you remember what you dreamt last night?
No, which is rare for me. I normally have the most vivid dreams. I still have recurring dreams about taking my A-levels. Shudder!!
When was the last time you went out without the kids and what did you do?
Last weekend, Mr H was Best Man and I was Maid of Honour at our best friends’ wedding. We roped my parents in to babysitting so that we could concentrate on the task in hand.
Little Miss H was a Flower Girl and my heroic parents negotiated the M25 to bring her to the church. After she had walked down the aisle holding my hand and clutching a posy of freesias (CUTE!!!) my parents entertained her during the drinks reception. She posed in a few photos with mummy and daddy and was then whisked home mid-tantrum by Grandma and Grandpa to play with her cousins. This allowed Mr H and I to enjoy the wedding breakfast and champagne and meant I could strut my funky stuff without a toddler hanging off my leg. I love my parents!
Do you own any luxury items and if so can you divulge – handbags, designer shoes, yachts etc.?
I would have to say my wedding dress.
I bloody love that dress. It is a San Patrick dress and came from a little boutique in Marylebone.
I knew from the moment I tried it on that it was the one. I felt beautiful and confident wearing it and it makes me sad that it now sits in a box underneath our bed. I’d probably wear it to Morrisons to do the weekly shop if I could still fit into it.
What is on your to-do list right now?
Oh gosh, far too much! I believe I used to be hugely organised before I had a baby. I am sure organisational skills leak out of your pores during labour.
One of my many notebooks has a master to-do list that covers 5 pages. I have many other to-do lists too. These are broken down into different subjects and time-frames (I am so sad). Here are a few tasks from these lists:
– Write thank you letters for the presents that Little Miss received on her first birthday (this was at the end of May).
– Book Little Miss H onto Toddler Sense and swimming classes for next term.
– Wash all of LM’s soft toys.
– Clean the bathroom.
– Sort through all of LM’s clothes (she is such a tall girl that she has grown out of most of her 12-18 month clothes).
Who would be the top five men (women) on your swoon list?
It goes without saying that Mr H would be number one. But in no particular order the next 5 would be:
Deacon Clayborne – a gorgeous character from the TV programme “Nashville”. I talked about my love for him in the post What am I doing now.
David Tennant – I fell for him when he starred in “Casanova” and he was amazing as Doctor Who. A few years ago I convinced Mr H that he really wanted to see David Tennant and Catherine Tate in “Much Ado About Nothing” for his birthday. (I am such a lovely wife!) I may have drooled.
Arthur Darvill – another “Doctor Who” alumni. My friend Miss M and I saw him in “Once:The Musical” in May and discovered that not only is he gorgeous but he is a very talented guitar player and singer too.
Benedict Cumberbatch – I’m not quite sure what but there is definitely something about him.
Hugh Jackman – At university I went out with a guy for 6 months purely because he looked like Hugh Jackman. He broke my heart. I learnt that this was a very poor basis for a relationship.
Phew! I’m done. I would now like to nominate Yummy Blogger, Jenna at Tiny Footsteps, Blogamomma and Ellie at Pepper and the Robinsons. I’ve only discovered these blogs recently but they are awesome. I wish I had more time to read all their posts. Please go and say ‘hi’!
So ladies here are my questions:
2. If a film was made of your life which actress would you want cast as you?
3. What is your favourite way to spend a summer evening?
4. What is your happiest memory?
5. If you could have any super power what would it be and why?
6. Tea or coffee?
7. What would you do if you were Prime Minister for the day?
8. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
9. What makes you laugh?
10. What three words would your friends use to describe you?
11. Bags or shoes?
I can’t wait to see you all your answers. Enjoy feeling like you are on an episode of “Blind Date”.