Liebster Award Nomination 7 2018
Once again huge thanks you to my friend Josh [Mr Swarthy] of “The Jaguar and its Allies” for his nomination of A Guy Called Bloke and Doodlepip’s Adventures for the Liebster Award 2018, it really means a lot so thank you Josh. You spoil me good sir 🙂
Are you keeping up with Josh’s fascinating series : “Journey to Belize: Of Soreness and Musings“, if you aren’t – trust me when l say you should.
I don’t like creepy admissions, but have to concede to loving the writing of Josh in his blog, as he is passionate about what he does and what he believes in – it is deep within his soul. Ask any writer, artist or crafter what drives them on? They will answer enthusiastically, that they love what they do and more importantly why they believe in what they are doing.
Still not convinced of the beauty of my nominator? Then as Mr Swarthy himself would say “Read my first post”.
This version of the Liebster Award comes with six rules. They are:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you.
- Share 11 facts about yourself.
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger gave you.
- Nominate 11 bloggers who deserve the award.
- Create 11 original questions for the nominees to answer.
- Let them know they’ve been nominated.
11 Facts About Myself
This gets harder and harder with each nomination, as l really have to dig deep and find fresh snippets that l have not already touched on or written about or that l am about to write about in any of my series.
01] I am a fop when it comes to romantic or animal films and turn my head away if it has got to me emotionally as l cannot stand for anyone to see me cry.
02] I watched Gorillas in the Mist once and once only as it saddened me so much l could never watch it again, it actually affected me more than The Killing Fields and that was bad enough. Gorillas was my first real take on the cruelty of our world.
03] I haven’t worn a watch since l was 29, so for 26 years l have been time piece free.
04] I cannot watch horror movies anymore and l used to love them till around five years ago, when suddenly l woke up one day and found l simply couldn’t watch them anymore as they scared me shitless – go figure! Although l can still watch when l see it the walking Dead as Zombies rock!!
05] I read on average 50+ books a year and if it’s a good year closer to 80.
06] I don’t have an Internet connected phone, mine is an old model that only has basic applications, l believe a mobile phone should just be for mobility and not a walking talking tea maker.
07] I drink way too much coffee, although no where as many a cups a day as l did in 2012 when it was as high as 25 cups per day. Now it is around 8.
08] I prefer animals over people.
09] My office comprises of three active screens, two computer screens and one television screen, as l write and work, l need to have constant stimulation.
10] I am an avid online gamer, but have been gaming since l was around 12 when l first started Table top wargaming. Back then l used to collect Napoleonic figures and at the height had three very distinct armies which totalled about 8,000 pieces including artillery.
11] I used to own 6500 DVD’s and was an ardent film collector. I sold off my main collection in 2012 and then sold around 300 films last year, and now only have around 400 DVD’s left. Some l haven’t watched since purchase.
Josh’s 11 Questions
What country/state were you born in?
I was born in Hackney, London 1963
What is your favorite food?
How many languages do you know, and which ones?
English, Kitchen French and gutteral!
To quote Shay, “What is your ultimate long-term goal?”
To get through this life in one piece.
Do you have a favorite sport? If so, which one?
I used to be quite sporty, not now, so mostly walking.
How do you alleviate boredom?
I work very hard to NOT get bored, so to ‘alleviate it’, l keep myself stimulated all the time.
Which current issue(s), if any, are you most concerned about?
Where does one start with this issue? Politically l am green, so most of my concerns are tied in with the state of our planet and its conservation!
In a few words, what is your happiest memory?
Wow, what a question … one l have struggled with for most of my life to answer properly. I have lots of times which bring back moments of happiness, to pin point just one would be very hard. in truth, l am not sure if l can answer this question.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I have lived in many countries already, from Malaysia to England, from Australia to the States – l think if l was to uproot again, l might prefer to live back in Australia.
What is one skill you’ve always wanted to learn?
If you could have any one superpower, which would it be?
Invisibility or X-ray vision.
My 11 Nominees
The names below are an appreciation of the creativity of the blogs they represent, and as such it is just my way of saying l like what you do and how to do it. You are under no obligation to accept the nomination.
Also the usual applies here, if you see this nomination before l have notified you – then l will get to you, l promise 🙂
So first off, my congratulations to you all.
My 11 Questions
When wearing socks, which foot do you dress first?
If we count sheep to fall asleep, what do they count?
Why do we HAVE to keep up with the Joneses?
What is the ‘secret of success?’
What would be better than the fountain of youth?
How much do you exercise and does it help?
Why do they say ‘drown your sorrows’ – what happens if they can swim?
How do we truly know that the world we live in is the real one and that we are NOT just the finger tip of some giant?
If you had one week left of life as we know it, how would you live it?
Jolly Green Giant and the Big Friendly Giant are fighting over beans, who is going to win ..
… and why?
There we have it – answers on the back of a first class stamp please!!