Liebster Award

Hanging out in Blogland can at times become pretty lonely.

You can end up feeling like you are talking to yourself.

That is why bloggers like to connect with other bloggers with weekly link ups. Where you can have a chat and a virtual piece of cake together.

Bloggers also like to give each other a pat on the back and a virtual hug in recognition of all the hard work your fellow bloggers are putting into their own space.

A Liebster Award is an acknowledgment of your commitment to your blog awarded from one blogger to another.

I was lucky enough to receive two Liebster Awards. Both of which returned the spring back into my blogging steps and encouraged me to carry on with my little space.

As part of this award I must answer 10 questions passed onto me by the lovely bloggers whom have nominated me.

So a huge thank you to Renee from Mummy Wife and Me and Leanda from Leanda Michelle for the nomination. Your support does not go unnoticed.

Now for the juicy questions. I have taken 5 from each Blogger.

Starting with Renee’s Questions:

1: Tell me something you are good at.
I struggled with this one Renee! I like to think I am good at writing and taking photo’s. However realistically I am just average. I have a great deal to learn on both subjects, but they are both something I enjoy. I even enjoy writing at work despite the fact I must write to a specific and strict style. I asked Mr Kangaroo for help with this question. His response of course was: “You are good at giving me the shits!” I responded indignantly that I would have no problem with being able to tell him what he was good at. After some thought he came back with “You are good at being a Mum” I will take that one even though my first thought was  “Is that all”?  However my love of being a mum quickly changed my mind. 

2: Tell me something you are bad at:
I am really bad at parking. I have to be able to drive straight in or I will end up driving around the block. I am really bad at doing maths in my head. Trying to work out change if I go out with a friend for dinner and we split bills. My mind draws a blank. It is like my brain goes into a spasm even with the simplest of maths problems. Discalculia I think they call it. I am convinced I have it. The same with working out my lefts and rights when I am under pressure. Why is it writing your bad points out the words seem to flow. We are conditioned to be negative about ourselves.

3: If you could live in any part of the world where would it be?
This question is a hard one for me again. As my heart is split between Ireland and Australia. However I crave living in a rural community with a slower pace of life. I have never visited Tasmania but I think I would like to live there!

4: What is your most embarrassing moment?
There are many ! This is the first that comes to mind. I was in Dublin travelling on a green ‘Dublin City Bus’. I was hanging out like a cool kid on the back seat with my best mate and another friend. 
I had been visiting for the weekend from Galway where I was studying. We had spent the evening getting ready for a night out in my friends homely little bedsit. For our dinner we enjoyed some super noodles washed down by warm cans of cider. We were a little tipsy as we sat on the dirty green back seat of the bus surrounded by graffitti and lumps of old chewing gum. We chatted freely. We were on our way to a well known student bar to listen to some live music. I was dressed in a short black and white 60’s style mod skirt and knee high black boots and black tights.
As we excitedly rambled on, our bus stop came upon us without warning. We jumped up from our seat while ringing the bell to stop the driver. He pressed on the brake quite suddenly. Given that there was cider bubbles still swimming around in my blood stream my balance was a little off. I lost grip of the bar just as the bus was braking. I fell onto my ass and slid all the way down to the front of the bus right up to the opening doors and out onto the pavement. Short skirt riding even shorter.
My friends came and joined me on the footpath. Oh how we laughed and laughed!!

5. If you won the lotto what would you do with the money.
Oh there is so much we could do!
I would pay our mortgage off. I would put a swimming pool in the back yard. I would pay my sister’s mortgage, and I would build a house for my other sister. I would send my Mum and Dad on a massive luxurious holiday. I would help any friends or family if they needed it. I would buy a little piece of Ireland for myself. I would live 6 months in Australia and 6 months in Ireland. I would like to think I would keep working and would make a huge effort to maintain a normal life but money would give us a little more freedom to roam the world. I would still make sure my boys had a great education. I always tell my little man EP that money cannot hug you or love you.

Now for Leanda’s questions

6: Do you dream and decipher the meaning.
Well Leanda I love dreams. I am fascinated by them. I have kept many a dream journal. I usually do try and uncover the meaning. However when reading back over old journals after some time has passed the meaning is often easier to see. My emotions in my daily life certainly influence my dreams.

7: Do you prefer a good movie or a good book and why?
To be honest this is a hard one. For me whether it be a book or movie I always enjoy when the story stays with you long after it is over. You wonder what happened next or you think about what what you may have missed or how the story could apply to your life. If it comes down to it however I would say a good book. A book often is a more free way of experiencing a story and interpreting it in your own individual way.

8: What does Success mean to you?
I am not a competitive person. I am too lazy. Success to me is trying and trying again. Trying your best to find a way to achieve. Whether you succeed or not. I see success as putting 100% effort in, digging deep and pushing yourself.

9: Name one thing most people would’nt know about you
When I returned to work I started in a new work location, with a new team. As a result I am billy no mates at work. It is slowly improving but I feel like the new girl and everyone else already has their pals. Ridiculous I know. For now I am the cool loner chick who does her own thing. As you may have guessed I am not the best at putting myself out there!

10: What do you regard as your greatest achievement?
Making a life for myself in Australia. Despite the agonising days/weeks/years of homesickness I endured. I pushed through it and now have a lovely family to hold close.

Now I need to pass the love onto some more blogging buddies.

Its seems the rules say I must choose 10 bloggers to pass this onto. However I want to change the rules. Instead I want to choose some blogs whom I think need a little more recognition for their hard work and whom I would like to get to know better.

Living Serenely
Sass and Spice
My Slow Living Adventure
Five Degrees of Chaos
Where the Wild Things Were.
The Climbing Tree
Sheridaanne

Now for my questions
1.What is your guilty pleasure?
2.As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
3.What was the first music concert you went to?
4.If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
5.If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
6.How do you find peace in your life?
7.What annoys you?
8. Do you have any bad habits?
9. What are you scared of?
10.When are you most contented?

Blogging with Essentially Jess for IBOT



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