Liebster Award – Nomination 3

350-liebster-awardLiebster Award Nomination 3

My genuine and kind thanks to Washable Words for this nomination [11/02/18] for the Liebster Award. I believe all award nominations are a compliment to a bloggers’ work, their craft and their skill, and for that l am always appreciative for those who take the time to award them. Who doesn’t wish to be recognised, as it gifts the receiver an enormous sense of ‘worth’ a sense of balance,  that we are not just ricocheting around this world like a  loose marble inside a glass ball – that our craft, words, poems, stories and journeys, are not only simply relatable, but are touching another in such a way that it inspires them.

Washable Words, is at his own concession a ‘newbie in the WordPress’ block, new to this wonderfully accepting community, and so am l, and so are many others and the Liebster Award celebrates this very thing, alongside showing and displaying a respect for another’s skill, dexterity, ability and dedicated artistry.

Check out Washable Words’ blog – heavily into mindfulness, positivity, mental health awareness and l like the honest style of writing, and to boot WW is a devout fan of Harry Potter – already a huge KUDOS in my books!!

Rules for Accepting the Liebster Award:

Acknowledge the blogger who nominated your blog.

Answer the questions.

Nominate 11 other new bloggers to encourage them.

Ask them 11 questions

Let them know you have nominated them.


Answer The Questions:

Describe yourself in five words.

Realistic, pragmatic, honest, accidental, quirky

What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?

I had to feed a 12′ reticulated python which sadly l was babysitting for, who was notoriously grumpy, who on that particular day decided to attack me and in so doing, nearly killed me when it coiled up over my left arm and neck. If not for a friend, l would not be retelling the tale today. There are many ‘moments’ in my life, but this precise one terrified me, as whilst l don’t hate snakes, l learned to have a very healthy respect for their sheer power.

What is your favourite quote?

“Sarah left the party and so we all jumped for Joy!”  Edward Phuton 1994. 

Where is your happy place?

I am not sure l can honestly answer this, as l don’t specifically have any happy place.

What’s on your bucket list?

Get through this life in one piece.

What is your favourite time of the year?


If you had all the money in the world, what would you do?

Funny question – the Aspie me would answer, no one can have all the money in the world, but the Neuro me would say – if money was of no consequence then l would probably try and clean up our act a bit – we are brutally raping, pillaging and murdering our world every day, we have to stop this shit.

Who in your family are you most like?

No one specifically, l have traits genetically of both parents, but am not close to my family and refuse to allow them to define me, l define me.

What is the most extreme thing you’ve ever done?

You mean next to feeding a 12′ retic who was having a bad day? Probably getting into an enclosure with an amorous cheetah.

What is your biggest achievement?

I have quite a few in truth and l cannot put my finger with deliberation on one, but push comes to shove probably taking part in the Primate code of Practice 2008 and assisting in ensuring the regulations for private exotic ownership of this beautiful species would always be monitored correctly in the UK.

What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?

Again, l have done many things, are we to define inappropriateness with embarrassments also? If so, when l was around 17 there was a girl l seriously fancied but she looked a lot like her younger Sister, and l got the two mixed up and accidentally asked the wrong one out and when at her parents house, realised my error and unwittingly said ‘Oh no, you are not the one l wanted to ask out! it was her!!’ Pointing at the elder sister. embarrassed l wasn’t, my parents were when the girls Father came stomping over to my house and demanded to know what gives with their Sons blatant inappropriateness? In truth, l don’t often get embarrassed.

Nominate 11 other new bloggers

1] Discover Life’s Real Treasure

2] The Colour of Madness

3] Heather Tasker

4] Fuck The Lemonade

5] The Artist’s Child

6] Bipolar Barb

7] Educated Unemployed Indian

8] Four Love and Peace

9] Simple Living With Paula

10] Ishaisms

11] Vivien’s Voice

My 11 Questions

1] Who was your best teacher at school and why?

2] Which are your three favourite movies?

3] What is your best blog post to date? Please link.

4] Of the 11 questions here, which is the worst for you and why?

5] If you had to be one of these three cartoon characters which one would you be and why? Goofy, Pluto, Roger Rabbit?

6] Do you ever talk to yourself, and if so what do you say?

7] Of these three sounds, which one describes you the best and why? Ping, Ting, Bong!

8] Boots or sandals?

9] Which one of these dwarfs are you? Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sneezy, Dopey, Sleepy – but more importantly WHY?

11] What was the answer to question 10?

So there we go, again my sincere thanks and appreciation to Washable Words for the nomination for the Liebster Award and hey everybody to my nominees and good luck 🙂

Thanks for reading everyone.

The Official Rules of the Liebster Award 2018

The winning blog wins a prize. Each blog gets one entry. To enter you must:

Link to this blog post in your Liebster Award blog post

Create more questions for your nominees to answer (I’m looking for unique and creative ones)

Entries start 1st Jan 2018 and ends on 25th Dec 2018. The winner will be picked on the 31st of December.


Guy or Bloke, Your Choice



41 thoughts on “Liebster Award – Nomination 3

  1. Congratulations and also thanks heaps for the nomination 🙂
    Loved you answers, the timing of reading about your snake encounter made me giggle as just at that moment my SIL sent me a photo of a dead snake on her lawn and asked me to identify it for her! (I worked in a pet shop for ages so she thinks I’m an expert, I’m not!)
    Also, I like your bucket list, nailed it!
    xx Kate

    1. Morning Kate 🙂 You beat me to it. I was going to notify the nominees this morning as it was really late by the time l finished writing up the award.

      I glad you like the nomination 🙂

      Yes, l think the bucket list is about right for me!

      Rory x

    1. Yes it is, when it’s wet, but sometimes autumn isn’t so wet. truth be known, my seasons of preference are autumn, spring, summer and last winter 🙂

        1. Yes, in truth, l can totally relate to that 🙂

          I used to live in the Fens in Lincolnshire/England and we went from Spring, Summer and then bypassed Autumn and just had an extended Winter, which was a hell of a downer 🙂

  2. You are so sweet!
    I just did this award… but I totally took the piss. Me and my mates called it the lobster award… lol I can’t be serious all the time…

    So what are the rules if I get nomed again? Do I post again? I’ll post again… with your Qs… just for you Mr Bloke 😚

    Also… you have a lot to fo with animals it seems… that is so cool! I did my time at a couple of zoos in a past life… I too have had a close encounter with a cheetah.

    Thank you for thinking of me xxx

    1. Hey Amberley, yes in truth l have spent most of my adult life working with animals in one format or another.

      I don’t know in truth, l have been nominated three times for this award. the first time l submitted it to the Liebster Blog, but not for the other two, l think it is only one official entry per blog, in truth, l would like to know the goose on this also.

      cheetahs are incredibly beautiful creatures, not always when they are feeling randy though, ironically same with boars protecting their herd – aah we find these things out by experimenting l feel ha ha! 🙂

      1. Bahahahaha same thing with koalas actually! They are not nice creatures if they think they can mate with you…
        Yes… you learn quickly which animals (even particularly personalities) are good to hang out with.

        They are really beautiful. The one I met was sick unfortunately so the next day I was assisting the autopsy… I was in the VQC.

        So cool that you work with animals…

        I didn’t do the actual thing… I just linked your blog and answered your questions here…

        1. Strangely enough l have a tale of a koala and a wombat, and a Kangaroo and an emu too – all in one day whilst out at a zoo in Aus many, many years ago. perhaps l shall add that tale to my series .. must ponder. 🙂

          1. Good question, l will have to go back on my mental archives l was perhaps 8 at the time and that is now, erm, mm, aah, mm, erm, om, let me think oh yes, 47 years ago – it was in Victoria 🙂

          2. it may not even be there now, so many things have changed dramatically in Oz over the last 40 years. not hugely, because the true beauty of Oz is it is so very huge, they don’t call it a big country for nothing.

            It was some kind of walkabout zoo, many of the animals were in open enclosures and they were used to human contact and so had no fear. a lovely old rickety bridge crossed a rivered ravine and my Father was walking across carrying my younger Sister, she was about 2, so this would place this at around 1970. However, the bridge was rotten, and his left leg went through and he cut it badly, oh how l laughed and then how l howled for laughing at his misfortune!

          3. I’m not sure. I know there are good zoos down there… Dubbo zoo is another open range zoo but not as open range as it once was.

            You are right. It is a beautiful country. And the country is the beautiful part… if only people would realise and stop raping it…

            Lol that is funny. I am guessing your father was not impressed with you laughing. I understand that… I’d probably be cranky too…

          4. These were the times when spankings were a real thing and not some myth that the world now thinks they are!! LOL! No, he was not impressed at all.

            When l start writing that adventure l will sit down with my memory open, and the zoo will come back to me 🙂

            I remember clearly we were all in the car one day when a huge ‘muvva’ load of Elephants went past us, our windows were open and they all peed at once, this time , none of us laughed. But l said to Dad, that effanants were behind us, would he listen?

            No, hence why we were all covered in dank rank elephantine piss!

      1. I did, been meaning to get back to you but just been busy sorry. I don’t think I’ll be able to get it done in time for this week’s, maybe I could do it for another week. Is there a post for the series every week?

        1. Take as much time as you need my friend, there is no deadline or target time to it 🙂 I have a few lined up this week, and now that it is starting to be seen by more, l am kept active, so please do not feel rushed or harried, in your own time 🙂

  3. That’s really kind of you A Guy Called Bloke. I feel really honoured that you have included me. I won’t be able do it straight away. Other things are banking up so it will be on my next to do list. Also I’m not sure how to do the link with the award logo and everything!

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