The Bead Soup Blog Party reveal has been pushed back a week, to allow our Hostess-with-the-Mostess Lori Anderson some time to recover from recent ill health. I have to say, I breathed a small sigh of relief at having a few more days to play with beads (and take photos and write up my blog post). In the mean time, I’ve got a post or two up my sleeve for you this week.
A month or more ago, I was tagged by Sandra Wollberg—my BSBP partner and fellow beadlover—with a LIEBSTER award. The LIEBSTER award is a chain letter of sorts, which is supposed to bring new visitors to small, comparatively unknown blogs. “Liebster” is a German word, and basically means “dearest”, “most favourite”. As with most chain letters, there are a few rules to follow:
- You have to link the person who nominated/tagged you.
- You have to answer the 11 questions your nominator asked you
- Pick 11 bloggers whose blogs have less than 200 followers, tag them, and don’t forget to inform them about it.
- Come up with 11 new questions for the persons you’ve tagged.
So, here are my questions and answers. Hopefully you’ll find a little out about me, that you might not have known before.
Which three tracks are a MUST on your current playlists?
I got Lana del Rey’s album for Christmas, and I have to say I love her song Summertime Sadness. I also find myself bopping along to Pharrell William’s Happy when I hear it on the radio. It’s such a, well, happy song isn’t it? For number three? Let’s go with my all time favourite Paul Kelly song Deeper Water.
Sparkly or matte?
Mostly Matt. He’s my husband. But if you really want to know, I like both. Although I am probably more drawn to matte textures.
Imagine you’re lucky and win a large sum of money. What would be the first thing you spend it on?
I do need a new car, and the mortgage can always use some help, but if I had my druthers, I’d take the family on a round the world holiday! Oh and beads of course!!!
BTW, what was the last thing you’ve purchased?
Winter clothes for the kidlets and a new pair of ankle boots for me. Oh yes, does pizza for dinner count?
How is the weather, right now, at your place?
I’m always surprised by the speed that winter arrives here in Melbourne. It’s like a switch is thrown in late April, early May, and all of a sudden, it’s cold and wet. Today it was damp and cold, tomorrow we’re expecting rain, thunderstorms and even hail. Sadly our school is holding its biggest fundraising event of the year tomorrow, and it’s mostly outside. So I know I’ll be cold and wet tomorrow!
Do you have allergies/intolerances? Would you share which ones?
I am allergic to a lot of trees—birch, maples and the like. And grasses. When I lived in Northern California I sniffled and sneezed from early Spring until mid-Autumn. It’s not quite so bad here in Melbourne, but I definitely suffer in Spring.
What kind of character trait do you hate in other persons?
I really dislike it when people blindly follow someone else’s beliefs without thought, whether political, religious or otherwise.
What kind of character trait do you like in other persons?
Compassion, and a sense of humour.
Which metal do you like best?
My current favourite is copper.
Is there a person in your life you’d consider a soul mate?
To which country would you love to travel if you had the chance?
In a list a mile long, I think South Africa would be near the top. And Vietnam. And I’m always up for a trip to the US or Europe!
Now, these are the bloggers I am nominating to continue this chain letter!
Corrie at http://thecedarbeader.blogspot.com.au/
Lennis at http://Windbent.wordpress.com/
Andrea at http://zenithjade.blogspot.com.au/
Tiffany at http://southerngalsdesign.blogspot.com.au/
Solange at http://www.blog.ahowinjewelry.com/
Karen at http://www.overthemoon-design.com/
Tracy at http://beadtrilogy.com/
And my questions for you are:
- Dog or cat?
- Dark chocolate or milk?
- What’s your favourite time of year (season or holiday) and why?
- What’s your favourite recipe? Link to it if it’s online!
- Where in the world would you most like to travel?
- Name three books that you really really enjoyed reading.
- If you could travel in time, which period would you most want to visit?
- What’s your favourite gemstone?
- When was the last time you dressed up in a costume? And what did you wear?
- What craft or technique would you really like to learn?
- Do you live close to where you grew up, or far away?