Sunday, April 28, 2013

Liebster Award Lovelies

I've been extremely remiss in not yet responding to three wonderful bloggers who nominated me for The Liebster Award.  Liebster is German for sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, and lovely.  And that is exactly how  I would describe these three bloggers.

And I'm so proud to have been nominated by Melissa at Bright Side Up, Gladley at Glad Blog, and Emma at Adventures of a London Kiwi. Particularly since these are three of my favorite bloggers.  Thank you so much, ladies.  And please forgive me for not responding sooner.  

The Liebster Award is a way for bloggers to show their love to other bloggers.  It's also a great way to discover new blogs, so if any of these blogs are new to you, please click over and tell them I sent you.  

The rules are that you tell 11 random facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.  Then you nominate some blogs and give them 11 new questions to answer.  And you pass on the love.  

I'm struggling to come up with 11 random facts so here's 3 quick ones.  

I struggle with the meat-to-bread ratio of a standard hotdog. 
To address this issue I slice the hot dog in half longways.

I think mustard is the most disgusting thing ever created.
I can't bear to see it, smell it, touch it, much less put it on my now perfect hotdog.

I like to put Doritos on my ham sandwiches.  

I'm also fairly certain that you do not want me to answer 33 questions.  So, I'm going to cheat a bit and pick one question from each.  

Melissa asked "What is something you enjoyed in childhood that you would like to do as an adult?"

When I was in Kindergarten and first grade, we were living in the Philippines and I took ballet lessons, (I think) at the Youth Center on Clark AFB.  I really enjoyed it.  My mom bought me books to read about beautiful ballerinas.  I loved getting dressed up and posing for pictures in my tutu.  As I got a little older and more shy about being on stage I stopped.  But, I've always wished I could take ballet lessons again.  I can't imagine stuffing my big ol' butt into a leotard at this age.  But, I think it would be wonderful to dance again. 

Gladley asked "What book that I probably haven't read would you recommend to me?

Okay, this is flat-out a shameless plug.  My husband is not only a globe-trotting accountant but he is also a published author.  (And by published, I mean self-published.)  It's a great book and I'm not just saying that.  His pen name is Matt Elham and the book is called Ignoble.  It's a conspiracy thriller with lots of travel and action.  It's available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble as a paperback or for Kindle and Nook.  He is now working on the second of the trilogy.  End shameless plug.  (I was not compensated in anyway for this post.  Yet.)

Emma asked "If I gave you £1,000 right now, what would you do with it?"

I would fly Jessica over here for two weeks.  And I'd take her to Italy for a Mother & Daughter weekend.  I miss you, Sugar Bear!!  (I think we might need to make this happen.)

Now it's my turn to nominate!  

I'm going to steal some questions from Melissa, Gladley and Emma.  (No, not because I'm lazy, but because their questions are so awesome.)

1.  What is one challenge you have set yourself this year? 
2.  What is something you enjoyed in childhood that you would like to do as an adult?
3.  Do you prefer to read, write or watch?
4.  Do you participate in any volunteer programs for your community?
5.  What are some of your favorite sayings?
6.  What movies could you watch over and over again and still love?
7.  Describe one of your life goals.
8.  When do you feel your happiest? 
9.  What's the one thing you can't leave the house without and why?
10.  If I gave you £1,000 right now, what would you do with it?
11.  Where would you want your dream house to be?

I can't wait to hear your answers!

Tomorrow I'll be starting a series of posts from our Road Trip to Luxembourg and the Champagne District of France.  I hope you will join me!


  1. Yay! That is so cool you lived in the Philippines! And I will do this later today or tomorrow, thank you so much for nominating me! xx

  2. You're welcome, Andrea. Can't wait to read your answers. Have a great week!! xoxo

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