And the Liebster goes to…..The New Mum! Yay! Firstly, I would like to thank my muse, Leo, who is constantly interrupting my writing and teaching me new things, I would like to thank my supporting lead, my editor, my husband, Duncan, without them I would not have the stories I write about each week.
I did have to google what a Liebster Award actually was, I am new to this blogging game after all. Turns out, the Liebster Award is given to new bloggers by other bloggers to recognise the great work they are doing and hopefully give them a few more weekly readers. And I got one, so not to blow my own horn or anything but, Go Me! It is always nice to be recognised and congratulated for something that you enjoy doing, so I couldn’t help but feel warm and fuzzy when David from Big Kid Little Kid nominated me.
Now before you go getting all excited for me there are no cars or fabulous holidays won, simply the exposure and recognition are prize enough. How this works is sort of a Pay it Forward style chain. In order to follow the order of the Liebster I am to answer eleven questions and then nominate some more bloggers for an award of their own, sharing the bloggy love if you will. So here goes, if my previous blogs haven’t given you an insight into myself enough, eleven questions. Wish me luck!
Why did you start blogging?
Honestly, for something to do.
I was used to working full-time and being at home with a sleeping baby was kind of slow, I wanted something else to do, initially I thought it would last a month, a new little hobby that would fizzle out, but here I am, addicted to blogging months later.
What was the first comment you received?
I can’t remember, even though it was not actually that long ago. It was most definitely from one of my relatives, most likely my Nana, which, even though I cannot remember exactly what it was, I love.
What is the best thing about being you?
Easy. Best thing about being me is being Leo’s mum. He is seriously the best kid ever, he is kind, loving, hilarious and ridiculously cute (although I may be looking at him through slightly biased eyes).
Share a quote that tells us something about you.
This is hard. I am not into keeping quotes, or remembering them for that matter.
I did however grow up with two sisters and there are two popular sayings that my parents used repetitively that have followed me through to adulthood and they are;
‘Starts in laughter, ends in tears’
‘You can’t always get what you want’
The latter, as you can imagine, is never said and always sang, allowing Leo to hear my wonderful rendition of The Rolling Stones classic.
If you were a movie, which one would you be?
I am very Disney, without the evil Queen. I grew up in a nice home, with a nice family. I went off to uni, met a wonderful man, got married, travelled a little and had a gorgeous baby, ta-daa there it is, my life summed up. I am what happens after all the movie drama is sorted out and the girl gets the guy. We do not have any epic drama or horrific back story, we, I must admit I am glad to say, would never be a movie, we are too straight and narrow.
Although looking around my lounge room the films Twister and Sharknado come to mind….
What is your party trick?
I am really funny. I am a good story-teller, surprise surprise. I also have a fabulous Potato Salad and Peach Punch on my repertoire.
Who was your childhood hero?
Wow that is a hard one, Can I say I didn’t have one, although there was a moment there where I loved Lizze McGuire.
Are you a dog, cat or a fish person and why?
Dog, hands down no question.
Allergic to cats, Fish tanks are constantly dirty and Dogs are loyal and loving and beautiful. I love dogs and I am a dog person. I am a dog person with no dog, my dog, Harry, who I got when I was 14 is now 14 himself and lives with my mum and dad. He is riddled with arthritis, deaf as a post and perfectly gentle, a kind old soul.
If you could have picked your own name, what would it be?
At the risk of sounding boring, my parents got it right, I am a Jess. Jess’ are fun, friendly and sporty but not too sporty, they are nice and love their families and that is me. Maybe I am not being creative enough but I cannot think of a more suited name for me.
What would you request for your last meal?
Spaghetti Bolognese with Spaghetti NOT Fettucine. Served with really buttery garlic bread and maybe even a slice of pizza. I love Spag Bol, it is easy and comforting and delicious.
So there you have it my answers, hopefully not too boring and slightly insightful. Now it is my turn to pass the blog love forward and nominate someone myself. So my nominees for their own Liebster are two girls whose blogs I regularly read and think are pretty awesome. They are…
I am meant to nominate more but it is the last day of the year, I am getting breakfast thrown all over me and I need to get a wriggle on! So here are my questions girls
1. If you had one hour to yourself, no commitments, what would you do for you?
2. $10,000 is deposited into your account for adventure purposes only, where do you go?
3. What time do you set your alarm?
4. What book are you reading at the moment? Should I read it?
5. One word to describe your personality?
6. Best date you have ever been on?
7. What was your favourite childhood toy?
8. What would you rather, coffee, tea or juice?
9. What is your favourite CD to drive to?
10. What was your greatest achievement of 2014?
So there you have it, a slightly unconventional post for me, and yes, I did say I was done for 2014 but I am a child of the 80’s after all and I didn’t want to deal with the karmic ramifications of breaking the chain. And despite the work that this post entailed it was all a bit of fun and 2015 I will be back to my normal everyday mum life postings.