Another Award! (Happy Dance!)

2012 Inspiration Award

I am honored and humbled again to have been given this award by a fellow blogger! This one was given to me by the wonderful nothinginmynoggin who has a very good blog of her own about her struggles with mental health illnesses and it really is a candid and inspirational read.

She also called me “awesome” which always gets brownie points!

See her original post here

One thing I love about these awards is the questions that follow after as they are, for me at least, a great way of finding out interesting snippets of information that would not be found out in normal circumstances.

So here are the questions asked and my responses to them (I have missed out a question from the original post as it is about immigration in the US)

1. If you were a Disney character, who would you be?

I would say Woody from Toy Story as I am a leader of others, with a strong sense of loyalty to my friends. Like Woody I also have my insecurities about being replaced and forgotten.


From an entirely visual perspective I can’t help but notice the likeness between the real me and Milo Thatch from Atlantis have a look and see if you agree, It makes me laugh at least!

Milo Thatch picture taken from

2. What was your 1st job?

My first paid job was working for waitrose supermarket in one of their stores. I was 15 doing my GCSE’s between shifts and it was one of the best jobs I have had. It was basically a social club with so many students working there.

3. If you had to live in a so called “3rd world country,” which would it be?

I currently live in a “3rd World Country” The way the UK is falling apart we will soon be described as one!

To be honest I couldn’t see myself living in a 3rd world country but I would like to visit the places in Africa where events like Comic Relief have worked to see how it has benefited from aid given by so many people or whether it has gone to waste.

4. Coen or Farrelly Brothers?

Farrelly Brothers every time! Well apart from Miller’s crossing which I love but for me slap stick, gross, close to bone humour is the best kind! I could watch “silly” films by the Farrelly’s all day long! There’s Something about Mary and Dumb and Dumber in particular!

It’s exactly my humour although I rein it in when the need suits of course 🙂

5. Favorite baby/child’s book?

As a kid I was not much of a reader I was always outside playing football from dawn till dusk but I loved any books by Roald Dahl the escapism of them all taking you away into another world so different from you own. Getting lost in the books I can say now that my love of books in adulthood stems from reading his books although my reading material of choice is a million miles away! The Twits was one of my all time favourites as I could imaging my own parents pulling the same tricks on each other LOL

6. Favorite non-existent punishment (well, non-existent in “1st world countries”) for monsters who harm the defenseless?

This will not sit well with others I’m sure but here is what I would do if I could

I would put these monsters in a sound proof room with the relatives of their victims for 1 hour and lock the door.

It would certainly save a lot of tax payers money keeping these “people” in prison.

7. What’s your favorite thing to do that is not strictly legal?

Hmmmm this is kinda tricky in it definitions because the way I dance should be illegal but I enjoy it anyway! Especially when no one is around to see me “move like Jagger!”

8. What’s an image that depicts how you feel right now?

Photo taken from

This fits in nicely I think, questions about how I feel, where I am going, where I want to be with just a hint of a ray of sunshine on the horizon offering some hope.

9. What’s your favorite ridiculous video?

I don’t have a favourite ridiculous video it is not something I spend time searching the internet for. Here is a video I do like though it’s a music video taken from “Music and Lyrics” and it just makes me laugh out loud when I see it. Hugh Grant is brilliant in this video

Hope you enjoyed this! What question or questions would you ask me to find out something unusual? you can comment and ask me or use the Contact page and contact me via Facebook or email.


The Moose Seal of Approval Award

Moose Seal of Approval

Moose Seal of Approval

The giving and receiving of awards is a great part of the wordpress community with that in mind I have created the “Moose Seal of Approval” award for blogs that inspire me, make me laugh, make me cry and generally make me want to read them!

“The rules of the award”

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer the following questions
  1. If a film was made about your life what would the title be?
  2. Who would play you? (Can be an actor/actress that is dead or alive)
  3. What genre would the film be?
  4. Who would direct the film?
  5. Who would play the love interest in the film?
  6. Which song would feature most heavily in the film?
  7. If you could have played a part from any film what would that be?

My first recipients of the award are 2 bloggers who have helped me grow as a blogger especially as a newbie but just reading their blogs have taught me so much!

Ladies and Gentlemen I give you…………..

Weegee – who you can read here

DottyHeadbanger – who you can view here

Both of the ladies are mental and loving it with fantastic blogs to the extent that I sit around waiting for their next post!  Posts that interest me, put a smile on my face and sometimes even make me think!
They are also lovely people who take the time to help me be it just replying to a comment or a message I have sent!

I hope you take the time to visit their pages one day I hope to be in the same league as them!

Congratulations on your well deserved awards I for one cannot wait to read your answers to the questions…..


Before I forget a massive THANK YOU for Sharon who did the image for the award based on my suggestions she came up with exactly what it looked like in my head, and also created the image on my background!  I really appreciate you doing this for me!

My First Award as a Blogger!

A proud moment for me that I had to share with you all because without your support there would be no blog!

I was nominated by weegee who has been with me since day 2 of my blogging career somehow she found me and has helped me so much! Her blog is wonderful and I highly recommend it!

Here it is my first award

One of the rules of receiving awards is you must answer the questions asked about you from the person who nominated you.

In this instance I must tell you 7 unusual facts about me!

This will be hard as I am trying to come up with the most “out-there” ones I can think of!

  • I can fit 28 Malteasers in my mouth at one time – I know this because Sheryl was stuffing them in until I nearly choked on them!
  • During our “courting”  days Sheryl wrote her initials on my buttocks with Hair removal cream. Unfortunately for me her initials at the time were S.S so when I bent over it looked like SOS!
  • I was once on Blue Peter  – I had bunked off school and went to London Zoo for the day, the same day that Blue Peter were filming and I was spotted by a teacher who saw me in the background making an ass of myself for the camera! Yes I got detention for that LOL
  • I once threw a professional footballer out of a sports shop I worked in because he would not stop playing with the footballs on display
  • I performed on stage at a fundraising event for my football team doing impressions of Jim Bowen, Frank Spencer and Prince Charles! I was about 9 it was the 80’s and I still cringe today when I think of it
  • I am 2 minutes younger than my twin brother
  • When I was in Magaluf for a “lads holiday” I put a condom on my head for a laugh and left it on so long I had a big red circle on my head that took hours to fade and spent the night answering questions about it!

wow that was tougher than I expected it to be! It is hard to write something that is interesting and different. What facts would you come up with? I will be interested to read some!


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