Thank you to Mae Clair for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I don’t often participate in awards because I work full time and find it hard work keeping up with my blog as it is without anything extra. Mae’s nomination was well time for me, however, as yesterday was a public holiday in South Africa so I had a bit of extra time. Mae has a lovely blog and I recommend that you pop over and visit her at https://maeclair.net/.
For the Liebster Award, the rules are:
- Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
- Give 11 random facts about yourself.
- Nominate 11 blogs
- Notify those blogs of the nomination.
- Give them 11 questions to answer.
Random facts about myself
- I am the oldest of four girls;
- I started reading adult books when I was ten years old as I finished all the children’s books in our local library;
- I have attended more than sixteen schools;
- I have lived in more than twenty houses;
- I have lived in Cape Town, Johannesburg and George, all in South Africa;
- I used to teach spinning in the gym;
- Red grapes are my favourite fruit;
- Yellow is my favourite colour;
- Both my sons have Dean as their middle name;
- I like to read classic books; and
- I really like my pay check job – most of the time.
You’ve been given a working time machine. What era of history would you visit?
This is a very tough question as I really love history. I think that if I could go back in time I would visit 20 July 1969 when Neil Armstrong first stepped onto the moon. So exciting to be a part of such a huge first in the history of mankind.
What is your totem animal? (Inspired by a post I recently saw on Jan Sikes’ blog).
Well, I think I will have to go with a giraffe. I love these beautiful and grateful animals especially when seen in the wild.
What was the first story you wrote?
I tried to write a novel when I was sixteen and in High School. It was about two girls who liked to get out and about and enjoy themselves and one gets raped. I never finished it and I lost the pages that I had written years ago. I have always liked to write poems, especially naughty and funny ones. My son, Michael, and I have written a series of children’s books about Sir Chocolate and I have just finished a bigger children’s book for an older age group entitled Silly Willy goes to Cape Town.
Beach or mountains?
Mountains – I am allergic to sea water.
What is your favorite time of year?
Early spring when all the flowers start blooming and summer stretches ahead for months.
Name someone from history you find intriguing.
I find the story of King Henry VIII totally fascinating. He was a despicable man but the story of his six wives and the establishment of the Anglican Church is fascinating.
What is your favorite fairy tale?
My favourite fairy tale is Rapunzel. The idea of the little man dancing around the fire chanting and letting slip on his name is totally splendid to me.
When was the last time you played a game of chess?
I can’t play chess – I never had the opportunity to learn how. My boys can both play though.
If you could travel to any city or country in the world, where would you go?
I would go to London. I love London and England and everything English. The houses, the literature, the history – delightful!
Name your favorite cartoon when you were a kid.
I think if I had to chose a cartoon figure it would be Superman. The man of steel thrilled me when I was a child. Of course, there wasn’t the variety that there is today.
What mythical creature do you wish actually existed?
I like unicorns – really boring and girly.
- What is your favourite children’s book;
- What is your favourite flower;
- Board games or computer games;
- Books or television;
- How do you like to relax;
- Which scientist do you think did the most for mankind;
- Where do you like to go on holiday;
- Where would you like to go on holiday in the future;
- How do you like to exercise;
- Would you like to be part of the Mars project if you could; and
- What is your favourite sweet treat.
I know that not everyone has the time or inclination to participate in blog awards so if you aren’t able to participate that is not a problem. If you would like to join in the fun, I look forward to reading your responses to my questions.
Yassy from https://yassy66.wordpress.com/;
Kim from https://kim153.wordpress.com/;
Patricia from http://www.salpa58.wordpress.com/;
Vicki from vicgoodwin.wordpress.com;
Bella from https://thoughtsnlifeblog.com/about/;
Terri from https://secondwindleisure.com/;
Donna from https://graymatters2016.wordpress.com/;
Ann from http://grubbsncritters.com/aboutann-2;
Annette from https://annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com/;
Isabel from https://isabelcaves.wordpress.com/; and
MichelleMarie from https://tellmeaboutit.co/.
Robbie and Michael Cheadle are the co-authors of the Sir Chocolate Book series and Robbie Cheadle is the author of Silly Willy goes to Cape Town (coming soon)