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A few months ago, I started to notice a friend of mine on Facebook, (you know the ones, someone from your past that you were close with, but now really only interact with by reacting with a laughing emoji on a meme involving dogs) started posting about one of her passions, art.

The posts would catch my eye and I’d click on the link and read, what I found to be, her blog… each day, a new post would appear on my timeline, and I became more and more hooked with her perception of the piece, her critique and passion about what she had started doing.

My friend, Widow Cranky, gave me the idea to start my own “online diary” and here I am today.

Thanks to blogging, we’ve reconnected after so many years and she’s even offered to help me with getting my page into order… and if she hadn’t done enough already to support me, she’s also nominated me for The Liebster Award 2018, a platform for new bloggers to celebrate each other’s Work and get to know one another.

So here’s how it works (or open the link above)

1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated your blog.

2. Answer the questions.

3. Nominate 11 other new bloggers to encourage them.

4. Ask them 11 questions

5. Let them know you have nominated them.

6. Include the link to the award in your post, and copy your blog post directly to their comments section in the link

So, let’s get this started. Here are widowCranky’s 11 questions;

1.What inspires you?

Wow… nothing like a deep philosophical question to get the ball rolling!

Okay… What inspires me is the capability the brain has to heal… not physically, but with all the heartache, worry and stress we put ourselves through, I find it inspiring that we do move on, we do forget and we do learn from experience (sometimes)

2.What what your favourite book growing up?

I loved the Malory Towers series. The adventures the girls had, the idea of what it’d be like living away from home and the friendship groups all fascinated me. They were the first “big” books that I read and my girls enjoyed them too…

3.Who is your favourite artist?

Now, I’m not really an art enthusiast, but I know what I like. Any piece of work that has serene landscapes whisk me away to a tranquil place… I do know I like Monet, but I’m not going to embarrass myself and try to explain why!

4.What is something that has moved you deeply?

I read an artical about the “White Helmets” and the work that they do in Syria. They’re a charity organisation who go above and beyond, risking their own lives to support and rescue families in the war torn state. Images are poignant and heartbreaking, but the volunteers are simply inspiring.

5.What do you find truly funny?

Im a real sucker for any kind of animal video. Let’s face it, if anything, the internet has brought us such things as ninja Cat and pet shaming! (If you’ve never heard of these, I thoroughly recommend you search for both of these as soon as you can!)

6.What is your favourite beverage…alcoholic or otherwise?

I am a self confessed tea junkie. My need for tea is possibly comparable to that of an addict. I even boil the kettle, while making a tea, so it’s ready as soon as the one I’m making is finished!

7.Do you have a quirk? If so what is it?

Hmm. I’d like to think I’m generally “quirky” I’m weird and wonderful in most of my daily comings and goings and I like to celebrate that fact!

8.Do you think you are an inspiration to others?


(Okay, I don’t think I can get away with that as an answer so I’ll elaborate)

Some might argue I inspire my kids to be decent humans, but I just see that as being a good parent…

9.Marmite… yes or no?

I’m an inbetweener! I kind of like it, on some things, but wouldn’t be bothered if it suddenly left our supermarket shelves!

10.If you could own anything, what would be your prized possession?

I have always dreamed of owning a horse. One of my greatest regrets, was loosing touch with my equine passion.

11.What grinds your gears?

You know what really grinds my gears? (Said in the most uncanny Peter Griffin voice!) people that use the term MILF incorrectly. Queue rant;

A MILF is a parent of one of your friends, NOT some random woman who just so happens to be a Mum!!! If a random calls me a MILF, I have to remind them, they are not my daughters’ friend, therefore, I’m just a woman u would like to “take home”

Phew. Done! Now, here is the 11 new bloggers that I’d like to nominate:

Live with Sonal

The Journal

The words of Osiris

Miss Imp

A day in the life of Em

My Million

My Movie Ramblings

30 day trials

Dates and Cakes

Pushing Fifty and a Stroller

Me, Myself & Anxiety

And my 11 questions

1 – If you had the chance to have a conversation with someone from your past or present, who would it be? Why? And what would you say?

2 – If you could do something without risk, fear or consequences , what would it be?

3 – If you could live a day in someone else’s shoes, who would it be and why?

4 – What would be your dream job?

5 – Where in the world would you say is your “safe” place?

6 – My mum is always full of useless information. What is your favourite useless fact that you like to share?

7 – Have you ever been caught out and believed something that was obviously (after being laughed at) made up? If not, have you ever caught someone out? What did you tell them?

8 – What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received? How did you react?

9 – What do you find most challenging?

10 – where do you keep your plastic bags? (Personal family conundrum)

11 – How do you make people feel loved?

Please check out my nominated bloggers, they’ve all made a great start x

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