Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Eleven Questions and an Award

I was given this award (which, by the way, I just noticed, pretty as it is, is not spelled right!) by Bethany @ By the Bookful. Although I appreciate being appreciated … Those who have been following my blog for a while will know that I’m a notorious rule-breaker when it comes to awards. I only follow the rules if they please me. And things that come with elevenses seldom please me, unless it’s my cup of tea and a piece of cake (yes, one piece will be sufficient, thank you)…

The rules that come with this award are (sorry, whoever made them up) perfectly horrendous:  List 11 random facts about yourself and answer 11 questions by the award-giver and make up 11 new questions and send those with the award to 11 other friends… Honestly, I don’t think I’ll have 11 friends left if I try that! (I think this award must have swelled since I last got it. I can’t imagine Pauline demanded all that of me back in 2011.)

As Bethany is a new friend and follower, however, I’ll do a compromise and answer her 11 questions. (If you want 11 random facts as well, just click on 11 random previous posts and I’m sure you’ll find enough.)

As for passing it on… Well, if there is anyone among my readers yearning for this misspelled award with the pretty rose and the eleventy-four or forty-eleven tasks to fulfill… Please feel free! (I promise not to keep count.)

My answers to Bethany’s questions:

1. What Started your blogging adventure?

An old penpal of mine invited me to check out her blog (four years ago), and I had to create an account to be able to comment. Having done that, I thought I might as well explore this blogging thing a bit more… And I haven’t stopped yet.

2. Describe yourself in one word.


3. Favorite Fictional Character?

Too many to choose from! Winnie the Pooh. Miss Marple.
I like heroes/heroines who aren’t ‘obvious’ super-heroes.

4. What do you do to relax besides Read and Blog?

Take the camera for a walk. Watch old TV-series on DVD.

5. Favorite Genre and Why?

Don’t think I can say I have just one favourite genre.
Depends on what mood I’m in.

6. Favorite Quote from a book?

“What I like doing best is Nothing."
"How do you do Nothing," asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time.
"Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, 'What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?' and you say, 'Oh, Nothing,' and then you go and do it.
It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."
"Oh!" said Pooh.”

(Just one of many…)

7. Dream Vacation?

I’d like to be able to just press a button and move my whole apartment, me included, to the seaside for the summer.

8. Are you a morning person or a night owl?


9. Favorite thing about Blogging?

Friends across the earth.

10. Your Ideal Place to read a book?

Leaned back and comfortable.

11. Favorite Food Dish?

Lasagna, perhaps. (Must be lactose free, though!)


  1. I agree that blog awards are lovely to receive and also that this one has way too many requirements. Like you I haven't a favorite genre to read, I am very eclectic.

  2. I agree on the lasagna! Congratulations on the award, but I totally agree about these rules!!! You did good with it though, and made a nice compromise, and a readable one.

  3. They are pretty awful....well done for getting this far.

  4. I received the same award (although spelled correctly and with a different logo) earlier this week, and like you, I think the number 11 is featuring a bit too prominently in it :-)

  5. i enjoyed reading about you, and boo on all 11 different things. you did a great job of handling this award.

  6. So you like lasagne too!! My favourite cat Garfield loves the stuff.
    I too would love to press a button and have myself and my home transported to a lovely vacation spot.


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