25 March 2013

11 facts, 11 questions and 11 more

A few weeks (OK a month or so) back I was the lucky enough to be nominated by Karen to receive The Liebster Award, this is actually the second time I've been nominated, but since the first was such a long time ago (see way back here) I thought I'd accept again! Since then I've been nominated again! This time by Alexis. So thank you Karen and Alexis I'm flattered to have been chosen.
So the rules seem to have changed a bit since the first time I took part, back then it was pretty easy - I just needed to nominate 5 blogs. Now that's increased to 11 which I've found quite a challenge, hence it's taken me so long to participate. And in all honesty I completely understand if my nominees don't have the time to forward this on. But I love a question and answer, so that spurred me to give it a go! 

11 Random Facts About Me
1. I'm prefer savoury to sweet. 2. I'm an only child. 3. I'm always happy riding my bike. 4. I love adventure. 5. I can't sing, but wish I could. 6. I've got loads of moles, I used to hate them, now I just think they make me a bit like a leopard and I like leopards. 7. I'm in denial that I'm an adult (still). 8. My favourite day out is to an exhibition. 9. I hated tomatos when I was a child, I find that hard to understand now. 10. I love finding treasure, and could rummage through car boot sales and charity shops all day long. 11. I'm a shower girl. I hate baths, I get bored within a minute, it would be OK if I could swim about.

Here are my answers to Karen's questions:
1. What did you want to be when you grew up? An artist. 2. What's your guilty pleasure? I'm not sure I have one. 3. Have you ever met anyone famous? Timmy Mallet when I was a kid, I asked for his autograph and he was really grumpy about it! 4. Why did you start your blog? Because I enjoyed reading others and was curious if anyone would read mine. 5. What do you do when you need some creative inspiration? Get out. Preferably to a city, explore, hangout, watch people, drink coffee and just take stuff in. 6. What is your 'day' job? I design kids non-fiction books. 7. Who is your greatest inspiration? No one person. 8. If you could pass on any kind of advice, what would it be? Believe in yourself even if others don't. 9. If you could do anything for a day, what would it be? I'd like to fly, either a plane or better still a magic carpet. 10. What is your greatest achievement? D and I went away for 18 months cycling all over the world, it was incredibly hard, incredibly rewarding, and an incredible eyeopener, we had the best time. 11. What books or magazines are on your bedside table? Betty Magazine, Anorak, Kinfolk, Uppercase, Keith Haring's Journals and My old school newsletter.

And here are my answers to Alexis' questions:
1. Which is your favourite post on your own blog? I like xmas at ours it's filled with my favourite people! But I also really love the lately posts which are formatted into colourful grids using my recent instagram pictures 2. Do your 'real' friends know about/care about/read your blog? I tend not to tell them, of those that do know I only know of one who actually reads it, she lives overseas so it's a good way to keep up with what I'm doing. I just wish she had one too! 3. Is there anything that you regret NOT doing in your life (so far)? I really regret not making more use of the printing facilities when I was at University, I should have been using them every day! 4. Camping or Boutique Hotel? I'll take both. I love camping in our tiny tent - I love hearing the sounds of the night, I love waking up to the world around me and the security that that flimsy cocoon can provide. I've not yet stayed in a Boutique Hotel, but if someone's paying, I'm staying! 5. Best way to get from A to B? Bicycle 6. It's 8pm on a Friday night, what are you doing (in your ideal world)? I'd be sat with D, having a drink discussing our day, with the knowledge we are about to order a delicious meal. 7. Done any good projects recently? Our home and garden is an ongoing project, it's slow moving and we're at it most weekends (not that you could really tell by the look of it perhaps), but that's how we like it, no rushed decisions, it's coming together and one day it'll be pretty perfect. 8. Best thing to do within a few minutes of your home? Tidy round and throw/recycle all those piles of stuff that accumulate so easily, it's amazing what a difference that makes to your whole outlook. 9. If you could learn a new skill, what would you choose? I'd love to be able to sing, and entertain. 10. ... and your superpower, if you had one? Flying - that magic carpet really would make me happy. 11. Finally, why did you decide to start a blog? See above Q4.

11 Questions for my nominees:
1. Savory or sweet? 2. What country were you born in? 3. Do you have any pets? 4. What are your favourite magazines? 5. If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you most like to visit? 6. If you could choose any painting from any gallery to hang on your wall which would you choose? 7. Where is your favourite place to have a picnic? 8. Which coffee do you order? 9. If could be an animal for a day, which would you be and why? 10. Do you have an ambition still waiting to be accomplished? 11. What is your favourite song?

Here is my list of nominees:
it's simply max
hello olive
little helsinki
fast times in münchen
two add two
bunnies and stripes
tracy english
postcards from battersea
toot as in foot


  1. Oh thank you, Polly! I'm so bad at forwarding these, but I think I'll try this time because of your interesting questions! :)

    1. Your welcome! Oh I hope you do, I'd love to read your answers, perhaps even if you only choose to do that bit ;-)

  2. Thank you so much for nominating me! Bee from The Linen Cloud nominated me too but I'm such a procrastinator I have yet to do it. Ooh, that could be my 1st fact about me - I procrastinate :-) x

  3. Yes, thanks from me too Polly! I really must get on to this as I have had several lovely nominations of recent but have found it incredibly difficult to find the time to answer all the questions, invent some more and pass them on! I am soo rubbish! I will do this though, and soon! Xx

    1. This took me ages, not so much the questions but finding the time to find so many new blogs, I find so many have too many followers! But a good exercise really I've found quite a few more to add to my reading list along the way :) No pressure though.

  4. Yeah - thanks for answering my questions. Not using printing facilities at university, I'd ditto that one. Hope you are having a lovely long weekend x

  5. Hi Polly!! thanks for nominating me :) I received this award a couple of months ago so I think I'm going to wait a bit before answering the questions again (plus like you said, finding 11 blogs that fit the criteria isn't always easy). Hope you have a great Easter weekend :)


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