Wednesday, 14 May 2014

And the award goes to .......

........... josiekitten!! Well, sort of, anyway! Una over at Great Balls of Wool has nominated me for a Liebster award. It's awarded to bloggers with less than 200 followers and there are a number of 'rules' to follow:-
  • post 11 random facts about yourself
  • answer the 11 questions that the awarding blogger has asked
  • nominate 11 blogs with less than 200 followers to answer some questions
  • post a list of questions for your nominated blogs to answer
So are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin!
To kick things off, here are 11 random facts about me:
1) I love old fashioned puddings with custard - rhubarb crumble, steamed syrup sponge, bakewell tart - and my absolute favourite is sticky toffee pudding.
2) My paternal grandmother was French.
3) Two of my cats have appeared on cat calendars in the past.


4) I have never smoked a cigarette, not even a single puff!
5) I sing in a chamber choir.
6) All my childhood holidays were spent in Cornwall. I have very fond memories of a rather beautiful beach, Daymer Bay.
Cornwall day 3b 004

7) I enjoy listening to The Archers omnibus on Sundays.
8) My favourite colour is purple.
9) I was in my school tennis team and once lost an entire game by serving double faults!!
10) I would love to be able to sew better and use a sewing machine properly.
11) I eat porridge with honey for breakfast every morning.

Here are my answers to the 11 questions set by Una:

1) What is the last thing you knitted or crocheted?

I have just finished knitting a pair of socks for one of my Uni friends, Diane.

plain vanilla socks for Diane (1)

2)Where would you go on holiday if price was no object?

I would love to go to the USA to meet up with all the friends I have made through my passion for all things yarny! It would be fun to go from coast to coast and stop off along the way!
3) Do you think there is intelligent life on other planets?
There might well be. I find astronomy fascinating and wish I knew more about it. I can't believe we are the only planet with brains!
 4) At what age did you learn to knit or crochet?

I don't remember exactly how old I was, but I know I was still at primary school. My Mum taught me to knit and the lady over the road taught me how to crochet. I still have a little scarf I made for a teddy somewhere.

5) What is your natural hair colour?

My hair is dark brown, although there's rather too much grey in it now for my liking!! How did that happen?

6) Which is your favourite season?

Spring, I think! I love watching the garden come back to life after winter. Our new garden has been amazing as something new seems to appear almost on a daily basis! This is what it looked like last weekend.

May garden 11.05 (7)

7) Are you a books or an e-reader fan?

I actually like both! I never thought I would use an e-reader, but having got rid of so many books when we moved house, I can see just how useful it is to be able to store lots of books in one small space! I'm taking it on holiday this year, rather than my usual pile in the suitcase! I still read books, but tend to buy the digital version of  any paperbacks I want to read these days as we have very little room left on our book shelves.
8) Do you prefer curtains or blinds?
Definitely curtains, I think it makes the house seem much cosier!
9) Are you wearing earrings right now?
No! I have become very lazy about wearing earrings recently; I think I am in so much of a rush in the mornings, I often don't bother to pick out a pair and wear them!
10) Do you have a special crafting area at home?
I use our third bedroom as a storage room, and my stash is kept in there, along with other crafty bits and pieces and all my craft books. I do have to share this room with Mr JK's vinyl LP collection and his guitars though! It's not exclusively mine!
11) If one person could rule the world, who should it be?
Crikey, that's a tricky one! I think it would have to be someone with a sense of humour, so how about Victoria Wood?!
I am not going to specifically nominate 11 blogs to answer my questions, as I know that some people don't like this kind of thing. But if you are interested, consider yourself nominated by me and answer these questions?
1) What's your favourite fool proof recipe for entertaining?
2) Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 14 year-old self?
3) Country walk or beach walk?
4) If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be and why?
5) Is there some crafting skill that you would like to master this year?
6) Would you ever consider plastic surgery?
7) If you were on a desert island, what 3 items would you want with you? (Assume you have food and water!)
8) What languages do you speak?
9) What is your greatest extravagance?
10) What station is your radio usually tuned to?
11) Who's your favourite author?
If you decide to answer my questions, please let me know so I can come over and read all about you! xxx


Una said...

Thanks for taking part. Your cats are beautiful!!!

Lisa N. said...

congratulations on your nomination! I enjoyed reading your answers and getting to know you :) have a good day

melissa said...

how fun to learn some random josiekitten facts!
my only question is: how soon until flo gets to be in a calendar?!?!? :)