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The Liebster Award


Hey all! So I was nominated for the Liebster Award by the wonderfully talented poet Suchita Chadha check the link below!
I am copying the rules of the award from her blog

I will quote from her blog about the Liebster Award, that she in turn quoted from her nominator:

The Liebster Award is very unique in the fact it brings recognition to the smaller blogs of the ‘verse.  With that in mind, all of the nominated blogs will have under 200 followers.

The rules:

1. Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog.

2. Post 11 facts about yourself, answer the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 questions for your nominees.  

3. Nominate 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.  

4. Display the Liebster Award logo.  

5.  No tag back thingys.

The chosen eleven

The Questions I was asked:
(1)What inspires you to write/create?I am inspired by the world around me. I draw from the everyday, however I also draw on movies, literature and music. Friends and family are a constant inspiration and source of strength.

(2)If there’s anything else you’d want to do in life, what would it be?I would have loved to have the talent to draw for comic books. I have always loved comic book art

(3)Biggest fear?In a word, loneliness.

(4)Where do you write/create? (notebook, computer, napkins, scraps of paper, etc)I write on whatever I have to hand, I think it is important to capture the moment.

(5)If you go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Canada, it just looks like a beautiful place and the people seem nice.

(6)Favorite writer?
I hate picking one, so I will give three(in no order) James Joyce, George Orwell and Emily Bronte.

(7)Favorite book?
The Grapes of Wrath.

(8)What’s better- poetry, art, stories (fiction), or film?
I adore the beauty and richness of poetry, the depth of art, the wonderful worlds of story and the joy of film. I cannot choose one above the other.

(9)What’s your favorite topic to blog about?

(10)If you could go back in time to meet someone, who would it be?
My late mother, just to say ‘I love you’ one more time.

(11)I can’t think of anything, so lucky you- you only have ten questions to answer!
Ah, I was only getting into it!

My eleven questions to you!
(1) What most defines the decade you were born in?
(2) Why do you write/draw/paint etc?
(3) What is your favourite gangster movie?
(4) What song most reminds you of your teenage years?
(5) What is your favourite period of history?
(6) What is your favourite swear word?
(7) What is your favourite TV programme?
(8) Describe yourself in three words?
(9) Name the person that influenced you the most?
(10)Do we, as a society, value beauty over intellect?
(11) If someone made a movie of your life what would it be called?

Eleven Facts about me
(1) I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Noble winner Seamus Heaney.
(2) I dropped out of a second floor window as a child and survived.
(3) I have been at the top of Victoria Tower in The Houses of Parliament.
(4) I still haven’t seen the movie ‘The Titanic’.
(5) Butter and Margarine are my mortal enemies.
(6) Ever since I had meningitis years back I have had a blonde patch of hair (now grey).
(7) I once worked in a factory in Holland.
(8) I have way too many bass guitars.
(9) I received a degree and a diploma in the same week.
(10)Punk rock is my obsession.
(11)I cannot do maths.



Zeppelin in the sitting room,
Friday and Saturday night dreams.
Hopes flying high like smoke rings
I never thought it would end.
Four fat bass strings, a blue drum kit
Electric guitar, a world brightened in sound.
A light at the end of the tunnel,
A way to get out of the dull small alleyways of a dying town.
Bundled up in an old post van, driving out into the night
Waiting for the underground to strike
The dervish, whirling frontman exhorts the crowd
To dream of a way out.
Anarchy and peace. A naivety…
well, maybe.
But for one shining minute, I thought that we might all be free.