Jo from Through The Keyhole recently awarded me a Liebster Award and I accepted, because I liked her questions for me to answer. Plus Jo is such a lovely person! Also, it is very nice to be awarded something and to accept with good grace isn't it.
Thank you Jo for the nomination, so very kind of you!
As you know, I am not the greatest at accepting awards. Not because I don't appreciate the fact that the award has been given, but because I am rubbish at the whole passing them on bit. I am a rubbish decision maker.
So as I always do, I am not passing this on to anyone specifically, but I invite you all to either answer Jo's questions yourself - because they are such good questions! - or to tell us 11 random things about yourself. Let me know in the comments if you have taken part and I will make sure to stop by and read what you have to share.
Here are my answers to Jo's questions.
1) If your house was on fire, what one thing, other than family members and pets, would you save?
Photographs, my laptop and camera are pretty much a given for most of us I think, so other than that I would probably be very keen to save all of my crochet blankets. It is the kind of thing that I try not to think about though!
2) What, other than your children, is your greatest achievement?
As I shared recently, we don't have any children, and I think therefore for me that my greatest achievement is building our life, getting on and moving on from not being able to have any.
3) What would be your dream job and is it a job you do or have done?
I don't know what my dream job is, never have known. However, working as a Tour Guide at Basildon Park is certainly a most excellent thing to do and I really do enjoy it. Whether or not it is my dream job I cannot say, but it is pretty darn good!
4) What is your dream holiday destination?
Simples. Did you see my post last week about Lake Tahoe... Need I say more!
5) If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you bought?
Last year there was the most gorgeous blanket in Simply Crochet, I think designed by Nicki Trench, it uses Rooster Almerino yarn. I priced it up, it would be about £300 pounds I think for the yarn. Now, it is a beautiful blanket, and no doubt the yarn is beautiful too. Way way way beyond my price range though, so if I won a lot on the lottery buying that yarn would certainly be on my list for consideration!
6) Name your top three films of all time.
I used to answer what is your favourite film without thinking as Muriels Wedding, but seeing as how I just struggled to remember what that was called, it obviously isn't really my favourite otherwise I would have remembered it! It is a good film though! Last month we saw Paddington and that was excellent. I also love Out of Africa. I cannot really say what my favourite is though. I would recommend seeing Paddington, it is so good and if you have never seen it and get the chance Out of Africa is very well worth watching. Especially if you find Robert Redford - younger and better looking then! - attractive!
7) If you could have a conversation with a famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Recently I played the "who would you invite for your dream dinner party" game. I had a whole list of people - and was I think accused of wanting to invite more people than the rules of game allowed - so to narrow down to just one person would be beyond me! As I think I have said before though, what I really need is a really good gardener to come round and give me some gardening advice!
8) What is your earliest childhood memory?
Too many to say! I actually remember quite a lot of my childhood for some reason. No idea why though. If I ever do write a book perhaps I will detail my memories then!
9) What is your favourite season and why?
Autumn. Cooler weather than summer, we tend to take our holiday then and there is still the joy of summertime to enjoy and fun of Christmas yet to come. Plus there are pumpkins!
10) What made you decide to start a blog?
I started my blog because I was told not to. I am rubbish at doing what I am told and tend to do the exact opposite! I had been reading blogs for a while and wanted to join in - and look where it has lead me - all that crocheting!!
11) What would you like the future to hold for you?
More of the same really. Overall I haven't had a bad life. Ups and downs, but don't we all. If the rest yet to come followed the same pattern as has already gone it wouldn't be so terrible!
I hope that you will join in. I look forward to reading your answers to Jo's questions! Thank you again Jo for the prompts and the award.