How very grand, I have been nominated for the Liebster Award! It is an award given to bloggers by other bloggers. And a great way to discover and connect with other bloggers. I have to say that 1-2 years ago I would have never imagined starting my blog. But I am supremely glad that I did. I have already connected with some truly lovely and supportive people and have finally found my place (or niche ;D) in the world.
The rules state that you have to answer the questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you. And for me that was the delightful Shell Maria from The Sun Mama blog. As I said I have connected with some great people and Shell Maria is one of them so please go stop by her blog and give her some love!
What is your favorite song and why?
There is only one song that keeps coming back into my head and it’s In Joy and Sorrow by H.I.M. I have spoken about them previously, but they are a Finnish metal band who stole my heart for the longest time. I was very much infatuated with the lead singer Ville Valo, who has a dark, mysterious and VERY sexy aura about him. He has a tattoo on his stomach that I may or may not have copied and got tattooed on my back… Ok I did. That was the depths of my obsession! I actually haven’t listened to their music over the last couple of years as their last CD or 2 were not up to par. But I still get chills when I hear this song. Listen for yourselves and tell me what you think?
What is your favorite relaxing activity?
My favourite relaxing activity would be reading a good book or watching TV… So mundane I know! But at the end of a very long day with the 2 grubs (yes I call my kids grubs!) I don’t have much energy for anything else. The TV shows rated fairly highly in our house would be The Walking Dead, House of Cards, The Santa Clarita Diet, Preacher, Game of Thrones, Lost (gets a re-watch at least one a year), The Originals, Mr. Robot, American Horror Story. I could go on for ages, we watch a bit of TV! I am always on the lookout for new shows so what are your current favourites?
If you could live the life of any historical person (fact or fiction) for one day; who would it be and why?
I think it would have to be someone with a mysterious end or has knowledge of something I find very intriguing. Lee Harvey Oswald on the day that Kennedy was shot is up there. Amelia Earhart on the day she disappeared. Mary Jane Kelly before she was murdered by Jack the Ripper. I love a good mystery and those mysteries still to this day get me thinking and pondering what happened to them.
What motivated you to start blogging?
It started as a means to not going stir-crazy. I am a stay at home mum who missed working. I need to keep my mind active otherwise I go crazy thinking too much about anything and everything. That’s when I decided to channel my thoughts into my newly discovered passion of organic and cruelty free skin care and from that my entire way of life. But I ended up finding my passion in blogging and sharing my thought on Buddhism and an organic and cruelty free life!
What is your favorite book?
Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard. I have read this book so many times that I wouldn’t even hazard a guess as to how many. It’s a bit of a sappy romance/murder mystery novel that has a good storyline and a beautiful, damaged heroine who I immediately fell in love with. I first read this when I was maybe 15 and have loved it ever since.
Now my Nominees for the Liebster Award are:
I love reading each and everyone of these blogs and found it very easy to nominate these lovely ladies!
The questions for my nominees:
- For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
- When you have a writer’s block what do you do to work it out?
- What is your favourite place in the entire world?
- If you could give 1 million dollars to a charity, which would it be and why?
- What is your favourite animal and why?