Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Liebster Award

I have been nominated for the second time in two years for the Liebster Award, this time by a fellow Robert Aickman fan Martin Cosby.  Martin has selected various bloggers that he would like to find out more about, and I think that is a great idea.

 Here are the requirements:

• I have to list 11 random facts about me, and answer the 11 questions asked by Martin who nominated me.

• I am to nominate 11 other people, and come up with 11 new questions.  I can’t nominate the person who nominated me (for obvious reasons.)

• I paste the award picture on my blog.

So without further ado, here are 11 facts about me then:

1. I have been engaged 3 times.
2. I met Peter Gabriel in Perth, WA, on his Secret World Tour and got his autograph.
3. I have a bookshelf dedicated entirely to Stephen King.
4. I am allergic to my cat.
5. I am terrified of cockroaches.
6. I sponsor a little girl in Bangladesh, who draws me the most beautiful pictures of flowers.
7. I love Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals.
8. I can't watch nature programs, they distress me.
9. For the past two years I have only listened to Muse and Radiohead.
10. I have a crush on Hugo Speer playing Sergeant George in the BBC's adaptation of Bleak House.
11. In the past year I have become intolerant to caffeine.

Well, these are the questions I am to answer from Martin -

1. Do you write your first drafts by hand?
a. Yes
2. Do you follow more than 10 blogs?
a. Yes
3. Do you play a musical instrument?
a. I learnt the recorder at school.  I wish I could play the violin, I want to cry each time I hear one played.
4. Given the choice, which opera would you attend?
a. No operas for me, but I would love to see Phantom of The Opera live, with Ramin Karimloo as The Phantom :)
5. e-book or paper book?
a. I have a Kindle but find I am using it less and less, I pefer the real deal.
6. Do you use an electric blanket?
a. Yes and not ashamed to admit it.
7. Do you write in cafes?
a. No, but I have my photo taken in cafes for use on my blog.
8. Is there a film that has influenced you greatly?
a. Julie and Julia inspired me to start a blog, I watch mainly horrors but they're not really inspirational :)
9. Do you keep a diary?
a. On and off, mainly when I travel so I don't forget anything.
10. Which foodstuff do you like the least?
a. Sauerkraut.
11. Do you listen to music while you work? If so, what?
a. Yes, Muse or Radiohead.

My 11 nominees are:

This is hard as I don't like to annoy anyone, so please don't feel obligated if I have picked on you, this is just a bit of fun :)  :

These are the obligatory questions for my nominees:

1. Do you believe in a God?
2. What frightens you?
3. Are you a romantic?
4. Do you love your pet more than your partner ? (be honest!)
5. What is your all time favourite Song?
6. Do you have a claim to fame and if so what it it?
7. Are you a morning or a night person?
8. How do you like your eggs?
9. What is your favourite word?
10. What are you reading now?
11. Rate your sense of humour ie evil, dry, witty, childish......

Looking forward to your answers!



  1. Thanks, Maxine. I will try to "pay it forward" on my blog very soon.

  2. Congratulations Maxine, and thank you, I appreciate the nod.

  3. Thank you so much for thinking of me, Maxine! :)

  4. Thank you so much for the nomination! I very much appreciate it. I will be doing the post on my blog very soon! :)