A massive thank you to Rory from A Guy Called Bloke for nominating me for the Liebster Award 2018! It’s such a huge compliment to gain such recognition from such a talented and engaging author and poet – and my second award nomination given at that! Rory’s tagline for A Guy Called Bloke is “We all have a story to tell”, and Rory shares his through his various genres of poetry. You can also take part in Rory’s Truly Inspired Series questionnaire where you can share about yourself and get to know other bloggers and their websites.
Thanks again Rory, it really means a lot to me, I’m very honoured.
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Here are my answers to the questions A Guy Called Bloke gave me:
1] What was the last movie you can recall that actually really made you laugh as in splitting sides kind of movies?
That’s a hard one…My Cousin Vinnie is an old favourite of mine that gets me laughing pretty hard. I’m sure there’s a newer movie, I just can’t think…
2] The last book you read that made you stop in your tracks and think about life?
‘How To Solve Our Human Problems’ by Gesha Kelsang Gyatso.
3] What is a piece of music that can make you smile and cry inside at the same time?
‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ by Pink Floyd.
4] An event in history that changed your perspective on how we live as a society?
9/11 terror attacks on the Twin Towers in NYC.
5] Frankenstein or Dracula – who would win that fight and why?
I’d back Dracula for sure! He can shapeshift into a bat and fly making it easier to taunt and disorientate Frankenstein. He can then move in to sink his fangs into Frankenstein, transforming him into a vampire.
6] You only have 5£/$ in your pocket and a homeless person has asked you to spare some change – what do you do? Answer honestly here from your heart – and not what you expect other readers to expect of your answer.
If I had the essentials to get me by until my next payday, I would without hesitation.
7] Which flower or herb do you find startlingly attractive and why?
I do love the flowers on my leeks at the moment. I love their ball shape that emerges from the soft husk, the white & purply colour of the seed pods.
8] What is your favourite pastel colour?
9] You have the chance to have a dinner party with five of the Harry Potter characters – who would you invite [Dead or Alive]
Easy. I’d want to have a dinner party with my favourite characters – Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid and Dumbledore.
10] In a hundred years what will society miss from our todays?
From the way the city I live in is going, I think we’re going to miss living in houses with backyards and space to move freely. Houses are being sold to property developers who demolish them and rebuild huge unit complexes and I fear this is the way it’s going to continue.
11] If you had the ability to stop planet earth right now and start afresh – which would mean that you would cease to exist – would you perform the action?
Yes, without doubt, was my first answer. But then I considered – if none of us existed, humanity wouldn’t be able to learn from the mistakes of the past, and without hindsight humanity would most likely make the same mistakes all over again. Would earth really end up any better off?
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My Nominees for the Liebster Award 2018
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1) If you lived as part of self sufficient community, what would your contribution be?
2) If you were a fruit, which fruit would you be, and why?
3) If you were to go on the Dr Phil show, what dilemma from your life would you be on there for?
4) Cats or dogs? Both or neither, and why?
5) What’s the biggest letdown you’ve forgiven in a friend?
6) What are the first three words that immediately come to mind after reading this sentence?
7) What is your most commonly spoken word or phrase? (Honesty required, profanity totally acceptable)
8) What makes you feel the most content in life?
9) If you could change one core fault in humanity, what would it be?
10) What are three things you’re most grateful for?
11) Do you cut your sandwiches into rectangles or triangles?
Official Rules of the Liebster Award 2018
The winning blog wins a prize. Each blog gets one entry. To enter you must:
♦ Link to my blog post in your Liebster Award blog post.
♦ Answer the questions given to you (if nominated, if you were not nominated you can use my questions).
♦ Create more questions for your 5-11 nominees to answer (judged on uniqueness and creativity).
♦ Comment on this blog post with a link DIRECTLY to your Liebster award. (To make it easy for the judge to read them all.)
Entries start 1st Jan 2018 and ends on 25th Dec 2018. The winner will be picked on the 31st of December.
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