Leibster Award Nomination

Having had to Google LEIBSTER AWARD to find out what this was all about, I have decided to play along. I have also read the instructions, so I will try and follow them, but I’m not really a big fan of rules.


Well firstly thank you Alba, no really, thank you. Being someone who couldn’t even work out how to fill in the ABOUT part of their blog, being faced with a dozen questions isn’t the easiest.

So this is what I’ve been asked to answer:


  1. Why do you blog? (have to throw in a blogging questions, seeing as this IS a blog after all!)
  2. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
  3. Star Wars or Star Trek (remember this might be the most important question on here!)
  4. Favourite movie?
  5. Favourite book?
  6. Favourite song? (not being lazy, I’m genuinely curious)
  7. Do you like to cook and what do is your best dish?
  8. What makes you laugh?
  9. Most embarassing moment?
  10. Singing or dancing?
  11. T-Rex or Dragons?

I better start answering them.

Why do you blog? Why start with the hardest question? Seemed like a good idea at the time, something to keep me busy ….. or the real answer. I had read a few blogs by people that had been everywhere (I haven’t), but they had never been to Ireland (where I live), so I thought “Why not tell people about the places on my doorstep!”


The sunrise from my doorstep

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I’ve never been a big world traveller, I look at people’s blogs and think “Wow, I’d love to go there!”, but I know I never will. If you were to push me, I would have to say some natural wonder, like the Grand Canyon or Monument Valley. I am so happy where I am, I really don’t have the travel bug, except for when I cycle on the Waterford Greenway.


Looking towards Waterford City

Star Wars or Star Trek? Has to be Star Wars. I would like to come up with a really technical answer, as to why, but I can’t. I think it might just have been down to budget, comparing movies with T.V. back then isn’t really fair. The new Star Trek movies are in a different league to the old T.V. series.

Favourite movie? I won’t say Star Wars, but it is hard to beat. I’m going to say Kind Hearts and Coronets. No! Just me then. Google it, it’s brilliant. How can I persuade you? Obi-Wan-Kenobi is in it. Yes Alec Guinness, from the original Star Wars (who negotiated his contract to be a percentage of the film’s take) played the whole D’Ascoyne family (negotiating a separate pay packet for each part).

Favourite book? I have to say Ash A Secret History. No! Just me then. Google it, it’s brilliant. I have it as one BIG book, but I believe it was cut into four separate books for the American market, I heard something about smaller hands.

Favourite song? So many to choose from. Take it as read that it’s going to be a Queen song, even then there are so many. OK, Love of my Life. No! Just me then. Goog …….. Do I have to do everything for you? Look at this.                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUJkCXE4sAA

Do you like to cook and what do is your best dish? I wouldn’t be a great cook, I think of a cook as someone that can look at a bunch on random things and turn it into a meal, that’s not me. I can bake things though. Baking cakes is much more about the ability to follow instructions, to the gram, I can do that. The best dish I can do is chocolate cake, any chocolate cake, if it has chocolate in it, I’ll give it a go.

celestial star with truffle atop

Just in case you don’t know what a chocolate cake looks like


What makes you laugh? Everything and anything, sometimes also things that are meant to be funny. Funniest comedian is Billy Connolly, but one to see live is Tommy Tiernan. No! Oh don’t start that again, you’re not going to google him are you, so look at this then.                                                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v–fTVAWE8

Most embarrassing moment? Err ….. Um …… No, I’ve got nothing, probably means it hasn’t happened yet. Might happen if I read this back.

Singing or dancing? Well, dancing of course, unless I’m alone in the car when Ol Man River comes on the radio. Who doesn’t give that a go? When I say dancing, you may well be thinking Riverdance, but I might be in a more round and round slowly dance frame of mind.

T-Rex or Dragons? Oh for goodness sake, did you run out of questions? This must be the most stupid question in the list, why am I wasting my time even reading the question? It’s DRAGONS!!!!! Who would answer T-Rex? OK, apart from Marc Bolan, who would answer T-Rex? The answer is Dragons, every time. They can walk, fly, breath flames,  speak telepathically, have sex in mid air ….. what too much detail? Don’t blame me read Anne McCaffery.          https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/anne-mccaffrey/

Well, that’s it read them and weep. At this point I’m supposed to pass this on to a bunch of other blogs, but I can’t even work out how to tag Alba in this, and she’s the one that dropped me in it. Sorry I meant to say, nominated me, I miss typed. So I’ll miss out that part of the rules, but if you’re reading this and want to give it a go, don’t let my lack of ability stop you.