I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the brilliant Guy Called Bloke,
If you do not know this blog, then click on it and have a good look round..
If you already know it then you already know how amazing the blog is.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you.
- Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post.
- Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you.
- Nominate 5-11 bloggers you want to give the award to.
- Ask the following bloggers that you selected 11 questions of your own.
Questions from the Bloke
I always try and make my questions unusual, in fact it is this part that actually takes the longest for me to prepare and which is why many of my nominees actually love my questions. No, not blowing my trumpet or even any other part of my anatomy just fact.
What was the weirdest conversation you have overheard?
You hear all kinds of conversations on the train or the tube travelling in and out of London. I love hearing people mispronouncing all the names on the tube map. So many of them are just so counter intuitive that unless you know how to say them, you won’t have a clue.
Leyesester square is a common one. It’s spelt Leicester but pronounced Lester. Why? who knows?
If you could be any age [not your current] for a full 7 days, what age would it be and for goodness sake why?
For 7 days? Maybe I would revisit my late teens because I failed to do lots of things that teens are supposed to do and I want to find out if i really missed anything.
If I could choose an age to be I would like to be 33 again. It wasn’t until my 30’s I actually felt happy being me and yet still have the energy to do all the things I wanted to do. I am getting a bit achey now.
Do you believe in the paranormal, if so why and if not why, and if sitting on the fence – yep you guessed it … why?
There are some strange things that happen that are unexplainable at the moment. I keep an open mind.
If you had a brainwashing machine who would you use it on specifically and why?
I would brainwash a publisher to give me a brilliant contract and publish all my stories.
What is the strangest, oddest, wierdest or just down right stupidest thing you have ever eaten?
Hmmm Vindaloo was a bit stupid, because I already have IBS and the result was not very nice.
I have eaten kangaroo in Australia, which was very nice and crocodile, which I wasn’t keen on….
What is your most favourite of all time joke?
I love Nun jokes. There is one about Sahra Pepelini that is one of my favourites.
Three nuns die and go to heaven.
They are standing at the pearly gates and St. Peter is smiling at them and says to them.
“because you have all been so good and kind and lead such simple lives I will grant you a gift. You can each choose someone you wish to be and you can return to earth and be them for One whole week.”
Quite excited the Nuns start thinking about who they wanted to be.
St. Peter asks the first Nun, “So who would you like to be?”
She replies “I’d like to be Sophia Loren please.” So Pffff she disappears and becomes Sophia Loren for a week.
St. Peter then asks the second Nun “So who would you like to be?”
She replies “I’d like to be Madonna.” So Pffff she disappears back to earth and she’s Singing like a Virgin.
St Peter then finally asks the third Nun who she wants to be.
The third nun giggles and says “I’d like to be Sahra Pepelini please.”
St. Peter asks “Who’s Sahra Pepelini?”
The Nun hands over an old newspaper cutting which St. Peter reads and starts laughing.
He says to the Nun “No, i’m sorry that’s not Sahra Pepelini, Its the Sahara Pipeline, laid by five hundred men in seven days.”
What food would be the best to make a house out of – discuss and explain your logic?
Porridge, because when it’s left in the bowl it sets like concrete.
Which of my 12 nominees is willing to take part in the Mystery Challenge question of this nomination and which of the 12 is willing to answer the Mystery Challenge Question?
Go on then. In for a penny, in for a pound, as they say. (Well they don’t say it as often as they used to, but they should).
If you could have a choice of window types and styles in front of your toilet, what would you pick? [You know, where you could sit and watch sort of thing]
I would have an enormous bay window with one way glass so I can see out and no-one can see in.
You have just bumped into an alien from the planet Jupiter and you say what?
I’d probably say. “Gosh, I bet the winters are long where you come from.”
Of all your behaviours/traits – which one has landed you into the most hot water or trouble?
My Loquaciousness. I was always getting told off for talking when the teacher was talking. Talking too much. Talking about things that I shouldn’t be talking about….
One year my report card just said one thing. “Chatterbox”.
Right Ok, a note to my nominees. You are under no obligation to accept the nomination, equally as much the same applies to the questions, if however you wish to answer just the questions, that is also fine. (This was copied from A Guy Called Bloke’s post because it put what I wanted to say so well.)
I am also keen to find out more about some bloggers who I don’t know so well.
My Questions to the Nominees
- If you could travel in a time machine, where and when would you travel to?
- Which extinct animal would you love to bring back to life?
- Would you rather be Rich but without friends (money can’t buy you friends but they can buy you acquaintances) or have lots of lovely friends but very little money?
- What is your favourite meal to have in a restaurant?
- Do you prefer Savoury or Sweet?
- Name one of your favourite authors and one of their books
- Do you have a favourite song or piece of music. Which is it?
- Why did you start blogging?
- What type of blogs and posts do you most enjoy reading?
- If you won a holiday, what type would you prefer? A sightseeing holiday taking in lots of scenery? A beach holiday with lots of relaxing? An Adventure holiday with lots of activities? None of the above?
- If you wrote a novel, or maybe you already have, or are in the middle of it. What would it’s title be and what is it’s genre?
OK, I hope you like these questions.
There is no time pressure to do this straight away. Save it until you have more time.