Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Liebster Blog Award....part 3

And finally...my list of 11 questions for those taking the baton from me on the Liebster Award, which was passed to me by Christine at A Colourful Life
I have two nominees who have agreed/volunteered to take part
Libby at D-Scribes and Caroline at Mrs M's Meanderings
I feel bad nominating people so please don't feel obliged, I know it's time consuming but it is quite fun too. Would CJ at Above the River, Penny at The Hen House, and Tammy at My Journey like to join in?
And please volunteer if you'd like to take part and have the award on your blog, you should have less than 200 followers but I can't see the number on everyone's blog so hopefully I've nominated blogs which fall into this category.
I hope my questions are ok, please miss any out you'd prefer not to answer!

1) What would you do on your ideal day? 
2) What did you want to be "when you grew up"? And did you achieve it?
3 Tattoos and/or piercings; do you have any, do you love/hate them?
4) Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
5) What are you reading right now?
6) Serious theatre or musicals; or do you not visit the theatre?
7) Do you have a secret crush? (famous person or otherwise!)
8) Who knows about your blog, or is it secret?
9) Would your ideal holiday (if funds were unlimited) involve seeing more of your own country or worldwide travel?
10) If you could rescue one item from your house in the event of a disaster what would it be? (family and pets aside)
11) If you were invited to a fancy dress party would you get excited, have a head brimming with ideas and immediately throw yourself into creating a fabulous outfit or do you struggle and wish it wasn't fancy dress?

Well there are my 11 random questions off the top of my head this morning! I was going to think on this for a while but time is getting on and I've been such a slow coach completing this challenge.

The weeks of Summer are moving on very quickly and I feel we haven't really done much.
So here are a few photos of our Summer up to now, photos and few words!

The last day of Primary School, I do have some lovely photos from school and the after party but mostly they also involve other children so I thought  it was best not to post them here.

Apricot harvest

Home grown carrot man!

 Tomatoes doing well despite the slap dash gardener!

An unexpectedly pretty corner of the garden, borrowing the neighbours roses!
veggie patch no longer looking it's best

 Cooking apples nearly ready for a pie, but plums not so good; a bit spotty and some are rotting before ripe
We'll have plenty of pears again though

Bubbles and Poppet have enjoyed being outside this Summer,
not so much in the tail end of the hurricane though!

And our first ever "selfie" taken at my friends 50th birthday party; a stunning out in the woods,
 riverside party. The theme was Midsummer Night Dream
If you look closely you'll see that the bunting in knicker shaped!

I hope I looked a little like Titania (although I know I didn't, I'm not good at dressing up) . We didn't stay late into the evening as The Builder was doing a good impression of Bottom;
oh no that's not the word, I mean an ar*e!!

So that's a little round-up; long overdue - but you know how it is, busy, busy, busy.

We'll have a busy few days ahead as it's results day on Thursday for Number 1 son,
who is not at all confident that it'll go well.
And we have 3 cricket matches before we even reach the weekend, which will be a weekend full of cricket!


  1. That knicker shaped bunting has me in stitches! I must remember that for my own 50th Birthday party in a few years time. Your daughter is a very beautiful young woman, you must be proud of her! Cx

  2. What a fab idea for a party! I agree the knicker bunting is very funny.
    Marianne x

  3. You have such a gorgeous family... It's so nice to see you and them!
    Thank you for the blog award... I'd love to participate, thank you!
    Please give me a couple of days to complete it!
    You're so great for nominating me!
    Tammy x

  4. Great questions - I'm looking forward to answering them. Soon, I promise!

  5. What a good looking bunch you are....and good luck for results.x

  6. Lovely photos, well done on the Selfie! Isn't it good to do these daft things once in a while? And yes, your daughter looks beautiful too!

    Our garden also is, sadly past its best. Every year we say we will do the all-year round planting but it never happens. Trying to be creative at the moment with a glut of runner beans ...... Lxx

  7. What a lovely selfie, and how nice to see your piggies. Apricot harvest - lucky, lucky you, I'm very envious. The same thing has happened to my nextdoor neighbour's plums, and my apples have been rotting as well. Thanks for the nomination. I've done the Leibster award before, but I'm tempted to answer the questions again, particularly because question 8 intrigues me. I often wonder how many people have almost secret blogs. And I sometimes wonder if people I know have blogs. Love the knicker shaped bunting, and Titania is beautiful. CJ xx

  8. Great post! Lovely family selfie. Very impressed you managed to grow anything given how busy the cricket season is! Our best pots are flowering weeds! Love the 'knicker bunting', now there's an idea for leftover cotton yarn and a crochet hook! J x

  9. Such good things--the bunting, the daughter, the garden, those adorable pigs;) I enjoyed this photo post!

  10. What a great party theme. You have so much fruit too!! You will have lots of yummy things to eat. xx

  11. I answered the questions and I just want to thank you again for even thinking of me, I am really blessed to have such amazing friends!
    I hope your weekend rocks!

  12. Gosh you've got a wonderful garden, its really Milly Molly Mandy idyllic...storybook English garde. My daughter makes a 'tache with her hair too and even wanted a beard for Christmas and she loves to wear it!!

  13. The knicker bunting had me chuckling! hehe. Loved seeing that selfie of yours. Oh my you have such beautiful glowing skin!

    PS: That carrot man is totally awesome

  14. minus the creepy carrot man.. all your fruits an veggies look awesome!

  15. Little Miss looks wonderful in her flower garland.
    The knicker bunting is inspired, what a funny idea.
    Glad that you have been busy, hope it's been fun.
    The garden looking like it's been very bountiful.
    Lisa x

  16. Carrot Man! Tee Hee! (I know - a post chock full of interesting stuff and I pick that!) Although I did immediately think of Titania from Midsummer Night Dream with that one picture.

  17. I just read these over on Caroline's blog, great fun I might just have to give them a go myself!


  18. Great bunting idea there, really made me smile. I could never pass for Titania but I have a stage appearance as Robin Goodfellow in my pocket (photo evidence on it too!). The Liebster Award sounds fun and I'd love to do it, have no idea who to nominate though!

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