Mystery Blogger Award Nomination


I have been kindly nominated for this award by that brilliant blogger, a Guy Called Bloke, see the post here:

Mystery Blogger Award Nomination 5

I strongly recommend you check out his blog. He is a prolific blogger and posts about 15 times a day! There is always something fun to read or a great game or challenge to take part in. 

I was nominated this award by Sadje of Keep It alive not too long ago, see my post here:

What is the Mystery Award?

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
– Okoto Enigma

The Rules:

1) Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog 

2) Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well 

3) Tell your readers 3 things about yourself 

4) Answer the questions from the person who nominated you 

5) Nominate 10-20 bloggers [Not Adhering to] you feel deserve the award 

6) Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one 

7) Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

Here are the questions that Rory asked:

My 5 Questions

  1. Tick or Tock, which is best that describes your personality and why? – I’d say Tock, I am very much more of a Tock than a Tick. I do my own thing, but am strangely conformist at the same time. I conform to many social norms, but only because I want to and not because they are ‘norms’ and if I feel obliged to do something, I often don’t do it. 

2) With regards Passion Fashion and Fabric which is your go to for 199% comfort – Rubber, Silk, Canvas, Pollycotton, Linen, Jersey, Crepe, Lycra,Lace, Velvet or simply all bare – and why? – I am 199% in favour of natural fibres. I detest Polyester, it stops the skin from breathing. I would like to like Wool more but it makes me itch so I can’t really be too fond of that. In winter time, I love my corduroy trousers, nice and snugly warm. I also like Cotton and Linen, natural all the way but not au-naturelle 😉 

Talking about au-naturelle, there has been a lot of discussion of late about people in the nude, naked skiing and other activities. Well here is a picture of me learning to walk on water in New Zealand a few years ago.

3) What is the routine you undertake each day when you log into WordPress before you start to create a post? – 

I check to see how many views I had the day before, then i go through and respond to all the comments that I’d missed that had come through overnight. 

4) What is your best time of the day – night, morning, afternoon, dusk or dawn and why, what makes it special for you?

Mid-morning is usually my best time. I’m not an early bird nor a night owl, so between 9am and midday is probably the best time of day for me. 

5) What is an ideal Christmas day for you and your family if relevant?

Growing up Christmas Eve was always the family gathering, because one of my Uncles has a birthday on Christmas Eve. We would gather round, enjoy a christmas buffet that my Aunt put on and then swap presents.

Christmas day was always quieter. My Mum always cooked Turkey, which is common in the UK but I have always detested it. It just tastes like a load of nothing. So now, since leaving home, I keep Christmas day as a quiet day and cook a Christmas Dinner with something other than turkey. I might do some Lamb, I love lamb or Venison. This year I am having Goose. Traditionally Goose and/or Beef was eaten on Christmas day in the UK, at least by those who could afford them. Then Turkey came over from the States and being a bigger bird, could feed a family much cheaper and so it became the norm…But not for me. 

I always do Roast Potatoes and Parsnips, Sage and Onion stuffing, lots of green vegetables and Yorkshire Puddings. Got to have Yorkshire Pudding on Christmas day. Luckily I am a fairly capable cook. 

Three Things about me.

  1. My Name is Kristian
  2. I hate Turkey (The foodstuff)
  3. I Love Yorkshire Puddings. 

My Questions:

  1. How do you spend your December the 25th?
  2. Do you like Brussels Sprouts?
  3. Have you ever had Figgy Pudding, as in the song, We Wish you a Merry Christmas?
  4. Is it likely you’ll have Snow on Christmas Day? 
  5. Do you have any Holidays/Vacations planned for next year?


Happy Christmas, Chanukah, Diwali and Yule, any other celebration that you have around this time of year.

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35 thoughts on “Mystery Blogger Award Nomination”

  1. The 5th question about vacation :
    I really do plan holidays, but somehow they are never fulfilled. There’s this summer vacation, winter vacation, I feel like going on a vacation…. But none get fulfilled, sadly. Still waiting for a good day.

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    1. I hope you have a good one soon. I love my small breaks, I would rather have a few short weekend breaks than one long trip. I also like to do them quite cheaply so I can afford another break, rather than blow all my money on one long luxury break. I have a weekend in Derbyshire coming up and I hope to visit my favourite place, the Isle of Wight sometime in the Spring. 🙂


  2. Nice to know more about the wonder that is Kristian! 🙂 Lovely answers and lovely traditions! I’ve heard it said that making a ‘perfect’ Yorkshire pudding is difficult. True or false?

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    1. Haha, Thank you Melanie. I hope I am not completely losing my air of mystery 😉 Yes, it is true that Yorkshires can be tricky, but once you have the technique right they are fine. You have to get the Oven hot, the oil smoking and then you can’t open the oven door until they are done. The recipe is just a basic pancake recipe, but they are baked in a hot oven for 20 minutes until they are crispy on the outside and still a bit doughey in the middle. Traditionally they are eaten with Roast Beef, but I do them with any roast dinner, I also do them on Pancake day with Ice cream inside. Simple but tasty. 🙂


  3. Howdy doody Buddy K, now rumour has it from a secret source [ok Mel of CC] that you have a small behind …how does she know that?

    That aside marvelous my friend 🙂

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    1. I had a feeling that Kristian might succumb to the influence of Fandango and Rory – now Kristian is posting nude photos, my suspicions are justified!

      I have not actually seen Kristian’s behind, however, I just checked and I was not imagining it, Kristian definitely introduced a recent post referring to “a little behind”…

      …little or padded or paddled…

      …haven’t seen it with my own eyes, I am just very impressionable and believe everything I read!!!

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    2. As nude as you get in the blogging world?

      Unless you shower in your shorts? And … well, do other extra curricular things in your shorts?

      I am intrigued by an item of passion fashion made of wool?

      I should not ask too many questions, I am either going to get myself into big trouble or receive answers that would rob me of my sweet innocent nature!!! 😉

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    3. Oh…
      …catching up on my reading (I have not been reading posts the past few days as I was rather distracted by Goldfinch)…
      …I just came across your White Elephant gift to Rory…
      …which rather explains an item of passion fashion made of wool!

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  4. Your answers made me laugh. I could have written almost the same thing to question # 5. With the exception of Yorkshire Puddings, of course. In Quebec, we usually accompany the Christmas meal with butter rolls.

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    1. Let me know if you decide to come to Montreal. If you feel like it, of course. I would be happy to show you some unknown places in my city and the surrounding area.

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  5. Congrats! How did you manage to walk on water? 🙂 Was that like a platform underneath or photoshop? Oh wait, a mysterious person never reveals his secrets. I like Brussels sprouts, no,we probably won’t see snow, never had figgy pudding though it looks delicious. I’ll be visiting my family in February for Lunar New Year celebration!

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