Thank you so much for nominating me for the Liebster blogger awards.
I really do appreciate the nomination and the kind words.
These awards only have a few rules:
Thank the blogger who nominated you with a link back to his/her blog.
Answer the questions asked by the nominator.
Nominate bloggers with under 500 followers.
Create 10 questions for the nominees to answer.
Simple as that!
Here are the questions given to me:
If you could change career, what would it be?
I’d be a lawyer or politician, not your money grabbing career type, more interested in standing up for people against unfairness or the power of corporations for example zero hour contracts should be illegal, avoiding corporate taxes should be curtailed and be a direct relationship to turnover.
I have an inbuilt healthy disdain for lawyers and politicians, lying money grabbing sharks, but thats their job.
However, I’m older and wiser and have came to realise that if you want to change the world then you can’t be an onlooker, you have to get in the game.
If the world was going to end in a month, where would you go?
I’d stay at home with family, a couple of day trips up to Loch Lomond, standing on the ridge of Conic Hill looking over the loch and admiring the beauty of the world.
If you were an animal, what would you be?
A wolf, smart, cunning, family orientated, but lethal when necessary.
I think we are all animals, underneath the pressures and conformance of modern life we were all put here to eat sleep and make babies.
Anything other than that ( work, money fashion, cars etc ) is to enhance our status and ability to complete the primary objective of furthering our own gene pool.
If you could have dinner with a celebrity, who would it be and why?
Robin Williams, a real shining star, intelligent, funny with hidden depths of tragedy. I’d like to talk to him, persuade him not to go.
A table of 4, Robin Williams, Mick Jagger, Charlie Sheen and me would be a riot!
If you were given a free flight ticket to any destination, were would you go?
Japan, such a different culture, although probably more commercial these days and the old ways lost. I don’t think there will be a Shaolin temple with Kwai Chang Caine waiting.
Alternatively an African Safari complete with MK74 assault rifle.
I’d be driving round the plains, taking pics of the lions, giraffes, elephants etc and shooting any dentists or lawyers that happened to have a gun in their hands.
I’ve never liked dentists. What kind of sadistic freak chooses a career pulling teeth and giving fillings for a living!! 🙂
If your house was on fire and you could save one item, what would it be?
Old family pics. Invaluable memories.
Like me, you’ve probably got a drawer full of them. I should scan these really and back them up somewhere. Sharing them on Facebook would be a good idea.
What one appliance or piece of technology could you not live without?
My iPad or iPhone, it’s like having the world in your hand being able to read the news, see what’s happening in the world, talk to friends and family and see the shit they put on Facebook. 🙂
It’s very reassuring when family are posting shit, It gives a good indication that all is well in their world.
Pics of their dog, cat or fun nights out is much better than seeing those relationship posts .. how important is to feel valued etc.
Then you know they have trouble!
Are you a beer, wine or spirit drink person?
I’m not a huge drinker, but mostly beer, Peroni or Stella, occasionally cocktails preferably French Martinis and the odd bottle of Prosecco most weekend.
Did I mention that I’m not a big drinker?
Name your favourite sweet/candy and why?
Snickers, always loved them and love nuts. So easy choice.
Only downside is having contact with dentists!! 🙂
Which one would you be a candle or a light bulb and why?
Hhhhmmmm bit of a surreal question.
Err …I prefer the glow or scent of a candle but will choose light-bulb as I burn bright and can be turned on ( or off ) easily. 🙂
My nominations are :-
Zebrakat – As I enjoy her reading about her journey and admire her courage despite suffering from all the pain of having Cancer.
Although we’ve never met, she is a lovely person.
KristaKRussell – For very similar reasons to the Zebrkat, she is currently suffering from Cancer and undergoing chemo and retains a sense of humour which makes her shine.
I find her blogs entertaining and educational, so brave when she is going through this transition but keeping my fingers crossed for her.
IPledgeAllegeiance – For his insight and thoughts on American life. The first blog I followed and still read often.
AlienSoulMates – Funny, insightful, a fellow traveller who enjoys life and all it has to offer, laughing at its madness along the way.
The Politics Of Writing – Thoughtful writing on psychology, religion and human behaviour.
There are other blogs I follow TheClumpany, Bampots Utd etc but these guys are much bigger than 500 followers.
My Questions –
1- Why did you start blogging? Do you write for fun or are you pushing a particular message, if so what?
2 – Is work important or a just a way to make a living?
3 – If your house went on fire and you could only save one thing, then what would it be?
4 – Would you legalise drugs? Why or why not?
5 – Is there a God? Does she have a beard?
6 – The first music album you bought with your own money? Do you still have and play it or cringe at the thought?
7 – The best place you have ever visited and why?
8 – Did the UK Prime Minister David Cameron really do anything with his genitalia and a dead pig? Does it matter?
9 – Should professional politicians who have never worked in the real world be told to get some real life experience?
10 – Is there life on other planets? Do they look like us? Would that be more or less scary?