Pink & Blue Mummyland

Pink and blue parenting through pink and blue moods….

Nominated!

Tony Roberts, who blogs at A Way With Words has nominated me for a Liebster Award. I have absolutely no idea what this means, and don’t think I need to be dusting off the Oscar acceptance speech I’ve been polishing since I was ten, but I am grateful nonetheless.

As far as I can work out, I need to copy and paste the award guidelines (check) and then think up ten insightful but humourous questions (slightly harder).

So here goes…..

The rules:

  • Each nominee must link back to the person who nominated them
  • Answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominator
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers
  • Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer
  • Let nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them

My Answers to Tony’s Questions

  • What is your favorite punctuation mark?

So many to choose from and so little space! I’m tempted by the apostrophe just as a point of pride – it makes me feel good and somewhat smug that I am able to use it correctly when so many falter. That said, the punctuation mark I really can’t live without is the exclamation mark – who can be manic without them?!

  • Do you really believe man walked on the moon or have you come to accept the reality that it was a very elaborate Hollywood hoax?

I’m afraid I’m a believer. Film producers are too proud for one of them not to have laid claim to their work…

  • What brand of toothpaste do you use and why?

Sensodyne Rapide, because my dentist told me too. Because there’s not much that’s more important than dental hygiene.

  • Can you listen to John Prine (above) without smiling and/or Zoe Muth (above) without crying in your beer? (If yes) Are you human?

Leaving out the fact that I don’t drink beer (I realise I may be losing many followers as a result if that admission), it would seem I have some YouTube searching to do. It may be because I’m British,  but I’ve never heard of either of them….

  • Do you prefer print books or e-readers?

I’m all about the paper. I am aware that ebooks are more ecologically sound, take up less luggage allowance and normally cost considerably less, but until they can replicate the smell of faded paper I won’t be dissuaded.

  • Share a quote that you find inspiring.

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou
OR
“You have brains in your head,
You have feet in your shoes,
You can steer yourself any direction you choose” – Dr Seuss
Please don’t make me choose….

  • If you write, what is the title of your work in progress? If not, what book are you currently reading?

The proofs for ‘Insight Into Self Harm” went to the publishers yesterday, so I don’t have a work in progress, which is such a relief! I’m currently reading An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamieson.

  • Favourite Beatle? (John, Paul, George, or Ringo) Why?

George. To be honest, I’m not really bothered, but no one ever says George, and I always go with the underdog.

  • What group of workers do you believe actually deserves to make what top entertainers and athletes make?

Teachers. In the UK we entrust our children to them thirty hours a week for twelve years and yet pay them a pittance. And you may think they get long holidays, but both my parents spent most of them working. I’d better stop there, before I can’t be removed from my soapbox…

  • Name one poster you put on your wall growing up.

Fox Mulder: “I Want To Believe”. I didn’t really, but I thought David Duchovny was hot…

My Nominated Blogs

This is really difficult, as most of the blogs I currently follow have between 200 and 300 followers. However, there are a couple who don’t reach the two hundred mark who thoroughly deserve to, and some new blogs that I’ve pledged allegiance to in the process of searching for nominees:

That’s ten, right? To be honest, I’m not always sure how to find out exactly how many followers each blogger has. Sometimes it’s obvious, sometimes not (at least to me). Please forgive me if I’ve got it wrong….

My Questions, should you choose to accept them…..

  1. If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why? Feel free to make one up…..
  2. If you were a colour, what colour would you be? (I should probably admit to stealing this one, but it appeals to me, especially with the number of knitters/crafters on my nomination list…)
  3. If you won the lottery (those who don’t play, humour me), what would you do with the money?
  4. Can you name three books or movies that taught you something about life?
  5. When I was nineteen I had a Sliding Doors moment, where I could clearly see two different paths before me – university or mental hospital. Have you ever had one of these moments, and if so, which path did you take?
  6. How would you sum up mental illness in three words?
  7. The classic fantasy dinner party question – which three people would you invite? And, out of interest, what would be on the menu?
  8. What is your favourite place in the world?
  9. If you could speak to your twenty-one year old self, what advice would you give?
  10. Why did you start blogging and what keeps you doing it?

I think, I think, I am the proud recipient of a Liebster Award! Thank you, one and all.

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