Since my last award acceptance post back in March – The Versatile Blogger Award, I have been given several more blogging awards, and have also been tagged and questioned (in a blogging way, not a police arresting me way). I have been very remiss in acknowledging all these, so thank you very much to everyone, and here we go…
I was given the Sunshine Award by Robin Coyle
I was given the Blog on Fire Award by Kasia James
I was given the lovely Daisy Award by the lovely Subtlekate
I was given the Ask Me Anything Award by mskatykins
The point of this Ask Me Anything Award is that you can ask me anything (within reason!) in the comments below and I will answer honestly in another post – this may or may not work depending on whether anyone does actually ask me anything! So if you have any burning questions to ask me then ask away below, and if you don’t then we’ll just pretend this never happened.
And Finally, also from mskatykins is the question tag. Mskatykins tagged me to answer eleven questions of her choosing. So here they are, with my answers:
1. What is your favourite ice-cream flavour and why?
I couldn’t possibly pick just one, or say why. I like ice-cream that has lots of chunky bits of things in it, I don’t really like chocolate flavour ice-cream, but I like it to have big bits of chocolate things in it, maybe some marshmallow, some toffee, pralinated nuts are good, ooh and more chocolate things.
2. Do blondes really have more fun?
Well I’m not a natural blonde myself *gasp*, but I would say that there is something about being blonde that makes me feel good about myself. I have had a number of different colours over the years and even though a lot of people say they prefer me with my natural dark hair, I just feel more vibrant with blonde. So if vibrant = fun then yes.
3. What is the weirdest dream that you remembering having? (I’m talking sleepy dream here.)
Most dreams are pretty weird aren’t they, but one particularly strange one I remember is that I was staying in a mansion house for a weekend, and a murder took place, but instead of it being awful, it was as if it was part of a staged murder-mystery event. Everything I was doing was being described by a narrator whose voice I could hear loudly and clearly. Within the dream I just couldn’t work out if things were real or not.
4. Did you grow to become/do what you always dreamed of as a child? If not, why not?
I dreamed of being a dancer. At 16 I was offered a place at a good dancing college in London and was all set to go, but over the summer prior to starting I moved in with my boyfriend instead and had to start working and so gave up the dream.
5. What is the most annoying fad that you’ve ever succumbed to?
The only annoying one I can think of was those little anklet trainer socks that had mini pompoms on the back, they were annoying because the pom poms would sometimes not get on well with the back of my shoes.
6. If you could steal someone’s identity for a day, who would you be and what you would you do as them?
I’m a bit unclear on this question, whether it means actually be them for a day, and therefore know what is going on inside their head, or just own their identity, but still be inside my own head. Maybe I’m over-analysing it, but it makes a difference and I therefore don’t feel able to answer it.
7. Where would you most and least like to visit in the world?
Most like – Any of these will do: Top 10 Most Amazing Tropical Islands
Least like – I don’t want to hurt any place’s feelings, so I’ll pass on answering that one.
8. What, in your opinion, is one of the best/most useful inventions ever and why?
Well ignoring things like the wheel, I’m going to go with a much more modern invention that has made a huge difference to me. It’s the satnav. I LOVE my satnav. I used to get lost all the time, and be trying to look at maps or read printed out route planners whilst driving, but then my Dad bought me a satnav and it transformed my travel. I’ve had it for a couple of years, and every time I use it, I appreciate it and am grateful for it.
9. If you could be any other species, what would you hope to be?
A dog (belonging to a good owner), they always seem to enjoy life so much.
10. If you could see one music act dead or alive, back stage, first class treatment, who would it be and where and why?
I think I’m going to go for Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, back in their heyday in Las Vegas. My reason is that I lived in Vegas for a few years, and would love to go back in time to that era, hang out with those guys, and see if the rumours were true! You never know, maybe even be the subject of a few rumours myself 😉
11. Do you have any superstitions?
Well, to answer this one I shall just link to the post I did about superstitions a while ago: I’m not superstitious. But just in case…
Now I’m supposed to come up with 11 questions of my own and tag other people to answer them, I’m also supposed to nominate other people to receive the other awards I received, and some of them have other rules attached too. Sorry to be a party-pooper but I’m not going to do any of that. One reason is that last time I found it so hard to pick people, it took me hours and then I felt bad about some I left out. The other reason is that some people don’t like to take part in these things, and I’m not sure who they are, so I don’t want to thrust myself upon anyone who doesn’t want to be thrusted upon.
Sorry if I’ve missed out any I was nominated for! Just a reminder to finish off with – if you want to ask me anything, ask it below and I will answer questions in another post, if it all works out…