Thursday, 31 January 2013

A Liebster Award, Just For ME!!

(Now if that doesn't look like a giant Jammy Dodger, I'm a chocoholic!)
I have been given this award by the ever so lovely Shay
Pop over and visit her and her lovely family, you wont be disappointed.

Being a little bit curious, I thought I would try to find out a bit more about this lovely award before passing it on. Unfortunately, I haven't managed to find out much other than a list of other blogs receiving this award. 
It originated in Germany several years ago (at least 2010). 
Liebster meaning favourite or dearest, the award is given to new bloggers or those with less than 200 followers. 
The idea is to then pass on the award to 5 bloggers of your choice fitting the same criteria. 
Along the way, some people have added extras like facts about yourself or having an "Honorary" Liebster Award, meaning they accept it with thanks but decline to pass it on. 
Having read several posts there seem to be many variations to these rules but the general idea is the same. 
I think it is a great way to discover new blogs and give a confidence boost to those starting out. 
So, without further ado.....

List 11 facts about yourself.
Answer the 11 questions given to you.
Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
Choose 5 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate.
Go to each bloggers page and let them know about the award.

These are the guidelines I was given with my award. While I won't be offended if you don't follow them, I think it would be lovely to pass this on to 5 bloggers you feel deserve some blog lovin'.


My 11 Facts...
1. I am raising money for Unicef this year by throwing myself out of a plane and running miles and miles. Please feel welcome to pop over to my Just Giving page and sponsor me. Failing that you could text "KPFC77" followed by the amount you want to donate to 70070. Go on, save a life and give a quid x

2. I feel a certain responsibility to the children of the world as they need our help where ever they are from. I would do anything I can to help stop the hunger and suffering children have to endure. 

3. I love my blog and the release that it gives me. I love that it is a way to connect to other people and they seem to enjoy reading it. This little web world has been my therapy for nearly a whole year and I have met some truly beautiful people from all over the world through these pages. 

4. I have swapped my Haribo habit for chocolate bourbon biscuits. Equally as fatal, unfortunately!

5. I would love to have my hair and nails done. Have a feminine wardrobe and look tidy whenever I leave the house. Unfortunately, I mostly can't be arsed!

6. I have recently discovered (to my horror) that I have developed new wobbly areas and I am totally unfit. I have never had wobbly bits and have always been physically able to do anything without painful repercussions the next day. I am quite devastated to find this is no longer the case. I am aching if I sit still for too long these days!

7. I am currently trying to detox as I have been drinking too much coffee lately. It doesn't agree with me. It messes up my digestion and gives me a stiff neck and headache if I stop drinking it suddenly. Unfortunately, I love it. A lot. More than tea in fact. So I am restricting myself to one cup a day until the stiff neck goes, then one alternate days :(

8. I hope to get my house to a condition where it is manageable to clean it in a week without major upheaval and hundreds of to do lists. I live in hope...

9. I may well have to get a job this year. I find the thought of that a little scary after three years at home with my babies. If needs must though...

10. I love David Attenborough programmes. I am loving Africa at the moment. It is such a beautiful place. I would love to take my boys out there when they are older. 

11. I don't like cats. Not in an "I want to hurt them" way. I just find them a little arrogant and aloof for my liking. Gimme a lovely, reliable dog any day! 

My 11 Questions From Shay

1. What, do you feel, is your biggest achievement to date? Predictably, my boys. I am immensly proud of them all. They are gorgeous, clever and funny.
2. Would you rather read the book or watch the movie?
Depends. I watched Hamlet instead of reading it. I read P.S. I Love You and loved it but didn't like the film so much. 
3. What song is guaranteed to get you dancing?
  Broken Heels or Bad Boys by Alexandra Buerke
4. What's the most exciting thing happening for you/your family this year?
We are going to Coombe Mill Farm for a family holiday or two! 
5. What three words would you use to describe your blog? Honest, Ummmm... That's a tough one, actually. Me and Expessive.
6. What tv programme do you always make sure you watch/record?
I LOVED Wild at Heart and didn't miss and episode, EVER. I don't really watch much tv but I'm really enjoying Africa and Charley Boormans Extreme Frontiers at the moment. Oooh and Ice Road Truckers - utter madness!
7. One amazing meal, it can be anything in the world, what would you have?
Ummm... A family meal. I know that's not what you meant but my company is more important that what I'm eating. I do like my husbands curry though :o) 
8. The house is on fire! You can only grab 2 things, what would you take? (excluding family & pets) Jeez.. ummm... Probably the boys cloths, Squishs dummy and Chaos' Iggle Piggle so they would have their favourite things.
9. Money and travel are no object, where in the world would you travel to? Where wouldn't I go?! NZ to see my friend and her new baby, Africa because it's gorgeous, Disneyland Florida and NASA for the boys and the Maldives, for the honeymoon we didn't quite have
10. If you were a superhero, what would you super-power be? To help ease the suffering of others
11. What is your favourite quote? Always shoot for the moon, if you miss you will land amongst the stars

Questions for my 5 bloggers.

1. What would be your perfect day?
2. If you could try anything new what would it be?
3. Who would you most like to have a coffee with (past or present) and why?
4. Cafe or picnic?
5. Three words that best describe you
6. Favourite item from your childhood
7. What makes you want to write a post?
8. Is your glass half full or half empty?
9. What is your favourite passtime?
10. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
11. What is the one thing you own that you couldn't do without?  

In the interest of sharing some new blogs I am going to nominate these 5 blogs, some that I discovered today.

1. White Feathers and So Much More..  A lovely blog and only two weeks old. Pop over and show some blog lovin'
2. Three Years and Home Celebrating her blogs first birthday this month.
3. The Beesley Buzz  A family blog with all sorts of fabulous posts
4. The Ramblings of a Former Rock N Roll Mum A fabulous blog of funny and thought provoking posts.
5. Reluctant Daddio A fabulously honest blog from a reluctant Dads perspective


  1. Thanks for the nomination! LOVE your cats one, made me laugh!! Great list, always nice to discover new things about you, will get on it shortly! :)

  2. thanks so much Kat. We still have a getting to know you meme we were tagged in at the end of last year - so when I eventually get around to doing that - i might cheat a bit and combine the two to save duplicating answers to questions. Thanks again so much! xxx


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