Friday, 23 January 2015

The Liebster Award 2015

Happy new year, lovely readers! 

I trust that 2015 finds you all well and happy. My darling friend, Kimmy, has nominated me for the Liebster Award... so it would be rude not to accept!

Here are the rules of the game, ladies and gentlemen!
1. Each person awarded must post 11 facts about themselves.
2. Answer the 11 questions the nominator has set for them.
3. Choose bloggers to nominate.  

4. Create 11 more questions for the bloggers they will nominate.

5. Let the lucky bloggers know.

So, without further ado... let's start the ball rolling with 11 tasty tidbits about me...

#1 I love to sing! Whether it's with the fantastic Manchester Show Choir or each week at Church, I just love to sing. 

#2 I'm kind of addicted to showers. Showers are the most incredible invention ever, aren't they? I could spend full days at a time under the shower. I just love them. I loathe baths, but showers, they are my thing. I long for the day when I can install a rain head shower into my very own private wetroom in the mansion I will eventually undoubtedly own. Possibly. Maybe.

Deliciously heavenly showers...
 #3 I also play clarinet and piano; alas, not simultaneously.

#4 I have Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, but I am being treated by the renowned Professor Carolyn Young at the Walton Centre - I'm so grateful to God for His mercy. I'm very fortunate to be being treated at such a wonderful specialist centre by such a renowned neurologist.

#5 I'm very poor at thinking about original things which are about me. No, really, this is a very taxing exercise. 

#6 My favourite colour is purple. Nothing can beat purple. For reals. I love it. 

#7 I own two lovely pussy cats called Bramble and Shelby. They are my fur babies and are completely adorable. See?

#8 My favourite Disney film of all time is Lady & The Tramp. 

#9 I was baptised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in August 2014 and it was the best decision of my life! I'm so grateful to have been welcomed into the Church with open arms and I feel like a real member of the international Mormon family! 

#10 On 21st June 2008, I married my best friend! Love you, Mr. Peartree!
#11 I have a love of challenging myself every year. This year I'm signed up to do a sprint triathlon and a 5K... I'm am beyond terrified. 

So, there you have 11 inane facts about myself... Now onto Kimmy's questions! 

#1  How many bones have you broken?
Surprisingly, I've only broken 2 bones, that I can remember (despite being one of the most clumsy individuals on the planet)... I feel over a step in a bathroom when I was young and fractured my left arm (I'm a lefty) and I once broke my big toe by failing to jump over a badminton net... (I was barefoot and the toe didn't make it over the net...). 

#2  If you could learn any fictional language, what would it be?
Elvish. It's so beautiful.

#3  What is your dream job?
To be a Mummy. Yes, I'm quite career driven and I want to someday go back to being self-employed, but there is one job that I would love to do and that is to be a Mummy. God willing, my time will come.

#4  Your thoughts on Snooki?
Given that I just had to Google who that was, I'd say I have a limited opinion...

#5  Your favorite holiday and why?
In 2006, Philip whisked me away for a surprise holiday to Oslo, Norway and he proposed to me! Best. Holiday. Ever. 
Here is a photograph of me looking cold and terrified at the top of the Holmenkollen...

#6  Have you ever convinced your sibling they were found in a trash can and adopted?
I can honestly answer that I have never done this, yet. 

#7  What is your earliest memory?  How old were you?
 I remember sitting at a table in my room drawing a picture with my Mum. I think I was about 3 years old.

#8  Name something you're afraid of.

#9  What's your favorite hobby?
Rollerskating. I'm dreadful, but it's fun!

#10  If you were trapped on an island and could choose one celebrity to be there, who would you choose?
Tough question! Probably Hugh Laurie. He's soft on the eyes, English, good actor, musical and an interesting fellow. Plus he's tall. Yes, Hugh Laurie. Funny, smart, sexy and tall enough to reach the good fruit off the top of the tree. 

#11  If you had to choose to watch only one comedy for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

These questions are hard work! My favourite comedian is Victoria Wood, so I think I could spend my life watching her stand up, without much hesitation!

My Nominations
I nominate:

The Questions:
  1. Who is your favourite world leader and why?
  2. What is your favourite evening activity?
  3. Dogs or cats?
  4. Favourite restaurant?
  5. What is your happiest memory?
  6. Who do you most admire?
  7. What is your most embarrassing moment?
  8. Who would win in a battle between Albus Dumbledore and Gandalf?
  9. Who is your favourite sci-fi character?
  10. If you have children (or more children), what would you name them and why?
  11. What is your least favourite food stuff and why?