I was nominated for the Liebster Award by The Gothic Witch previously known as Dreamer in The Real World. I admire her for her decision to slow down her pace of life and focus on what really matters to her. I look forward to new Gothic Witch posts. Thank you so much.
The rules are:
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link for their blog on your post. Say a little something about them to promote them.
- Display the Liebster Award on your page as a widget or gadget on your post. There are many different award images to choose from and they can be found here.
- List these official rules of the award.
- Answer your nominator’s questions.
- Create 11 questions for your nominees.
- List 10 fun facts about yourself.
- Nominate 5 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Once you have nominated them, let them know and provide a link to your post explaining the rules of this award.
To answer The Gothic Witch’s Questions:
If I could have any job, real or imaginary, then I’m afraid I wouldn’t be overly imaginative – I’d sit in my nest-like home and write books.
What really grinds my gears? Hmm that’s a question, I’m guessing it means gets on my nerves? – it would have to be the modern obsession with greed – for food, for possessions, for more all the time. Actually ‘less is more’ people.
My happy place, my heaven on earth? – being totally in the writing zone, in that blissful state of words flowing, the imagination whirring like a golden wheel.
What superpower would I choose and why? I’d be a kind of nature pixie, spreading flowers in drifts, scattering leaves, to make people look up from their difficulties and notice the beauty all around.
My most supernatural experience was when I was little in the 70s, being left in my Great Aunt Helena’s house on my own – she was definitely still there with her husband Harry, even though they’d both died in this world.
My greatest wish for myself is to grow old gracefully, maintaining my health and supple form (as much as possible), to carry on writing and dreaming until the moment I die.
My favourite colour is Blue. I think people are colours, and I am a Blue person. My balanced nature is to be calm and thoughtful. I need solitary time, I’m in tune with the sea and sky. Communication and clarity are important to me.
If I could live anywhere in the world, and why? That’s hard. I’d like to travel more so that might sway me, I want to go to India and Canada. But I love Canterbury, Oxford and Edinburgh, so maybe outside one of those cities. It would have to be in the countryside though as nature feeds me and keeps me sane – near a river. I also love Italy.
Besides writing, another artistic passion I would pursue? I do tapestry, knit, and quilt. I used to draw and do pastel paintings. Creativity is a huge part of my life so I’ve actually had to cut back because there isn’t time to do everything, and writing is the most important for me.
If I could live in any time period, when, where and why? Wow. Hmm. Tricky. I love the 1940’s style, and the sense of a country pulling together, but I don’t want to live through a war. I think life is too complicated and fast paced now, so a time when it was more basic would suit. I think ultimately, I choose to be optimistic and say – a time in the future, when we’ve stopped desecrating the planet. Where? As long as it’s rural I’m happy.
My favourite season is spring when the world comes alive after hibernation, when the buds open, the young are born, the sun gleams in a fresh sky, and I can taste new ventures.
FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
- My style switches from 1940’s housewife to hippy festival goer.
- I used to eat so much meat and now I don’t eat any!
- I love Sunday TV who dunnits: Grantchester, Endeavour, Morse, Lewis, Marple, Cadfael, Silent Witness, Case Histories…but I don’t write them!
- I love to dance wildly to folk music, flute and a fast fiddle.
- I also love Opera for its passion.
- I adore Mildred Bailey and Sidney Bechet, that’s what I listen to when I cook, clean, garden, they are my day-to-day’s.
- I think it’s OK to be sad. This assumption that you can be happy if you just get your life right is so unrealistic. Sometimes you must embrace the melancholic. I guess that’s not a ‘fun’ fact lol.
- Dress up, lovingly make a dish of food to share, grab a drink, put on the music and party with those you love. Then get up early and write, write, write…
5 BLOGGERS I NOMINATE
- What is your Buddha bowl – your comfort food?
- What is your morning ritual?
- If you could only keep 3 possessions what would they be? Why?
- What book changed your life?
- If you could hire an amazing costume for free – who would you go to the party as?
- What’s your personal remedy for feeling run down?
- What gives you the greatest joy?
- What culture, other than your own, intrigues you enough to learn more?
- You’re home alone for two days – are you excited? What are your plans?
- If you were a tree, which kind would it be and why?
- Can you smile right now? The biggest, face cracking grin ever, go on…
Thanks again to The Gothic Witch