roll out the red carpet….I’ve been nominated! | liebster blog award

liebsterblogawardOooooh how exciting to receive an award!

Carla Sue’s blog eat sweet is literally a smorgasbord of delicious treats.
I read her posts almost licking the computer screen!

She’s tagged me with some fun questions, so here goes…

1. Favourite flavour of icecream?

You don’t know what you’re asking of me to narrow it down to just one flavour…. I.Love.Icecream. It is my undoing. Classic strawberry, hokey pokey, Ben & Jerry’s Clusterfluff & Triple Caramel Chunk, boysenberry and coconut. I’m hungry.

2. Relaxing holiday, or fast-paced holiday?

Both for different reasons; I usually holiday by the beach; soaking up the sun, swimming in blue waters & drinking too many cocktails is just the ticket after working all year, but my planned holiday is centered around hiking in the wilderness with no technology! You need both I reckon.

3. Favourite brand of chocolate?

Haigh’s. No question about it.

4. Wind or rain?

Rain. Love a good thunderstorm. Don’t love getting my skirt blown around my ears from too much wind!

5. Favourite genre of music?

Oooh this is another tough one. I listen to so much different genres! Probably narrow it down to folk-type music though. You know; chilled, acoustic, story lyrics like Angus & Julia Stone, Ben Howard, Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, FrouFrou, James Taylor, Tracy Chapman. But of course I also love hip-hop, RnB, Flamenco, Country, house & dance.

6. Sleep with one pillow, or two? (or three…or four)

Usually none. I like lying flat on my tummy.

7. Strawberries or raspberries?

I can’t choose! When they are both in the height of summer season, they are both just too divine to choose only one. Oh OK, raspberries.

8. Cats or dogs?

Dogs! And one in particular; my little Harley the damn cutest cavoodle in the world.

9. Favourite vegetable?

I would say green string beans or potatoes. I eat beans raw, blanched in salads, in stirfrys & as a side. Potatoes are the best boiled then roasted til crispy or mashed just like my brother makes them; with enough butter & full-cream milk to stop your heart!

10. Day or night?

Both depending what day or night it is! I love days full of sunshine, walks along the water and picnics in the park, or nights dining with friends under the stars. Plus I love a good long sleep in winter clean sheets & fluffy doonas.

11. Favourite hot drink?

I am a coffee girl through and through during the daylight hours but at night or on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I love a pot of peppermint tea.

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Now for my questions & nominations:

Nominees

  1. Kick arse Cate from Cate’s Kitchen Adventures
  2. Debonair Deb from Debbish
  3. Whimsical Neen 
  4. The talented Mr Prewitt from Expressions of My Life
  5. The coolest Scandinavian Silje Therese
  6. Lovely Lilly Sue from her Bites and Brews
  7. Bloomin’ great Ashley from Everything is Blooming
  8. Jenn the fun Floridian from The Little Black Rain Cloud
  9. The gorgeous adventurer Liz from Just be. Love all. Live life.
  10. Another gorgeous Floridian; Simply Stephanie
  11. Lovely & lyrical L from Not So Skinny Genes

Questions

  1. What would you spend your last $50 on?
  2. Favourite fashion accessory?
  3. If you were a character on The Simpsons who would you be?
  4. What’s your go to comfort food?
  5. If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  6. Do you prefer to workout in the gym, at home or outdoors, and what do you love about it?
  7. If you could pick 4 people (living or dead) to have a dinner party with, who would they be and why?
  8. What’s your signature cooking dish?
  9. Favourite TV show?
  10. Where did you go to high-school?
  11. What are you currently obsessed with?

The Rules

Rules for the Liebster Blog Award (if you choose to accept)
1. Add the award icon to your post.
2. Link in your nominator to say thank you.
3. Answer the questions the nominator has set for you, and create eleven questions for your own nominees to answer.
4. Choose eleven bloggers to nominate for the award, and let them know.

another lovely blog

I have a new blog buddy! Super exciting!!!

Steph Konar, from [Simply Stephanie] was recently tagged as a lovely blogger and then was kind enough to on-tag moi

From reading Steph’s posts & twitter my impression is that she’s a total darling; cute, funny & joyful; a girl that loves animals (esp. her doggy Moo!), reading, fashion, cooking, travelling, working out & getting the most out of life. Basically a girl after my own heart! 

As part of this lovely blog tagging, we must give up 7 random facts about ourselves. [Check out Steph’s 7 quirky, random facts here.] So get ready for it…here are mine…

  • I always sit in the back of the taxi and then chat the whole way with the driver. I’ve had some strange and sometimes enlightening conversations!
  • Offspring is MY FAVOURITE TV show. Ever. It’s a big call I know.
  • I don’t like people touching my face. And I don’t like my arms touching anything when I’m sleeping. Weird much?
  • I find myself almost laughing out loud when I’m working out hard. I like to think it’s endorphins and not that I’m completely crazy.
  • I cried at the season finale of Glee. Who cares about neanderthal Finn but what’s going to happen with Rachel and Kurt next year?
  • Sometimes I go into radio silence for a couple of days; no seeing anyone, no phone calls, email, facebook, twitter, blogging. I talk all day long at work and sometimes I just need some downtime from being conversational.
  • I’m starting another round of Michelle Bridges 12WBT next week – 12 weeks of super squeaky clean nutrition and intensive training. I’m super pumped and a little apprehensive!

So I’d like to pay it forward to some blogstars who I read & love:

  1. Isabella from [My Fit Station]. Her blog is a total source of fitness inspiration.
  2. Daisy from [No More Fat Kitty]. She’s a fellow Aussie from Brisvegas who’s on a health & fitness journey and I love her posts! see Daisy’s post reply [here]
  3. Tam who is my darling friend and chronicles her awesomeness as a mother / wife / student / social commentator on her blog [Princess Disease] . see Tam’s reply post here
  4. Cate, a fellow Sydneysider, from [Cate’s Kitchen Adventures] who creates delicious dishes, takes pretty photos and posts them along with the recipes and adorable stories. see Cate’s reply post here
  5. Deb, another Brisvegas goddess who writes the most gutwrenchingly honest musings via her blog [Debbish] see Deb’s reply post here
  6. Jordan from [Meet Me in Paradise] who I just discovered on the blogosphere. I’m jealous because she lives in NYC and has a killer tan! see Jordan’s reply post here
  7. Neen, who until today lived down the road from me, and who is my delightful gorgeous friend and writes about anything and everything on her blog [Random Musings of Neen].
To my seven beautiful bloggers, I hope you copy the pic above, post your 7 random facts and link back to me!