So here it is, my Liebster:
Big thank you to Martine for nominating me :-)
HOW TO ACCEPT THE AWARD: The Liebster Blog Award is a way to recognise blogs who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is a German word that means beloved and valued. Here are the rules for accepting the award:
- Thank the person who nominated you and include a link back to their blog.
- List 11 random facts about yourself.
- Answer the 11 questions given to you.
- Create 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate.
- Choose 11 bloggers with 200 or fewer followers to nominate and include links to their blogs.
- Go to each blogger’s page and let them know you have nominated them.
1. I used to have a job looking after 50 or so goats
2. My all time favourite TV series is Blake's 7
3. Although Firefly comes a close second (can't believe they cancelled it!)
4. The thing I miss most about no longer living in the UK is real ale
5. I sometimes make wedding dresses
6. I passed my driving test first time (but failed my motorcycle test)
7. I have nine tattoos
8. I once spent the weekend in St Malo dressed as Wonder Woman
9. I detest raspberries
10. One day I want to do a long ride and get into the Long Rider's Guild
11. I loved having really long hair but had to have it cut once I'd had a baby!
And my answers to Martine's questions:
1. My-Nom-in-Ees, do-doo-be-dooby….. did you just sing that in your head? Yes!
2. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten and would you eat it again?
A lot of my friends think eating gizzards is weird but I'm with the locals on this, they're delicious!
3. If you weren’t into horses, what would your favourite sport be? (If you’re not into horses, what’s your favourite sport?)
Quite like cycling, in a purely getting from A to B way, I'm not into wearing fluorescent lycra and cluttering up the roads in packs.....
4. Do you have hairy toes?
No (but I do often eat second breakfast)
5. Did you just take off your shoes and socks to check?
No, haven't put any socks on yet!
6. Seriously, though… did you have a pet/pets growing up? Species/Names/Quirks please
Loads, we had a series of cats/rabbits/guinea pigs/hamsters/gerbils. No pony though, despite my sustained campaign (didn't get my first horse til I was 37). My little brother had a mouse called Squeaky and he escaped from his cage and somehow squeezed through the bars of my hamster's cage......and she ate him. My little bro was devastated (we had to have a burial ceremony for what was left - his back legs and tail ) and he never had another pet again the whole time we were kids.
7. Do you tan, burn, freckle or none of these?
Burn usually but since moving to France I do seem to manage a tan eventually most years
8. Tea, coffee or hot chocolate? Or what?
Tea, Earl Grey, hot.....
9. Would you ever eat horse meat? Even in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust?
Oh yes. More on that here
10. What’s the furthest you’ve ever travelled?
Been to Canada and Thailand
11. How would you feel if you were told Blogging has been banned from the internet?
Some questions for my nominees, totally random:
1. What book are you reading right now?
2. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
3. What are you seriously scared of?
4. Do you have a collection of anything?
5. What's the worst injury you have ever had?
6. What's the last thing you purchased?
7. What would you want to be written on your gravestone?
8. What is your current desktop picture?
9. If you could meet any famous person, alive or dead, who would it be?
10. When was the last time you turned off your mobile phone?
11. What did you do during your childhood summers?
And finally, the blogs I'd like to nominate for a Liebster Award (in no particular order):
1. Lionheart Horses - a former fellow expat who has since moved back to the UK blogging about the classical training of her two PRE horses. She's really, really good at it and has taught me loads......
2. The Long Horse Ride Blog - Megan's amazing journey from Beijing to London between the last two Olympic Games. Not content with that, she is now riding across Ireland.....(not sure how many followers this one has, but I love it)
3. Becoming the leader my horse needs me to be - another expat blogging about her horses (one of which used to be mine)
4. Tails from Provence - not sure if you're supposed to nominate the person who nominated you but I like her blog so why not?
5. I Am Pierre Menard - not horsey at all, but perfect for us Tolkien fans.....
6. Crazy with a Chance of Rain - "Purveyor of Awesitude". Says it all really.......
7. The Marathon Jogger - my other half writing about his midlife crisis.
8. Big Gay Longcat's Big Gay Longblog - because he loves Avon from Blake's 7 as much as I do :-)
9. Adventures with Shyloh - Shyloh is a very pretty Haflinger mare...
10. Le Puy - another expat horse blog "My life, My Horses and My Attempts to Train the Classical Way"
11. Chamfron Stud - they breed the most beautiful spotty horses, and post lots of great photos of them :-)
Actually, having just spent hours working on this blog post, I realise being nominated for a Liebster is actually quite hard work!! So feel free not to accept the nomination, fellow bloggers ;-)