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November 14, 2012


Liebster Award #3

      I know I promised photos from Paris but this award is long overdue and I don't wish to look like I'm ungrateful.

 [I've been in a whirlwind of duties and happenings and I feel like I have missed something (an award or an important message or anything that I should answer to). So, my apologies and please be so kind as to remind me if I have. Really, I'm NOT this unorganised at all!!!]

      I really like blog awards no matter how time consuming they can be, because receiving one means that you are doing a good job and somebody likes you and wants to recognise your good work and share that with the rest of the blogging community. For that, I am grateful to all my fellow bloggers who have awarded me and special thanks to Krincess Carl from
for honoring me this time with yet another Liebster Award! She has a lovely blog about travel destinations, hotels, resorts and food. Do stop by and check it out!

      The Liebster Award is given out by the winner blogger to other up and coming bloggers as a way to spread the word about smaller blogs who deserve a larger audience.

Here are the details on receiving the award.

Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
Answer the questions that the nominator sets for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've nominated to answer.
Choose 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award (bloggers who have 200 or less followers).
Go to their page and tell them.

Here's (another) eleven random facts about me.

 1. I have actually killed a snake once by
     stomping on his head with a rake! It
     was a viper, 82 cm long.

 2. I recycle!

 3. I love travelling and wish I had more opportunities to do

 4. I love attending weddings!

 5.  I try to include all the food groups
      in our weekly menu; spaghetti,
      meat (twice), vegetables, legumes,
      eggs, fish,etc. and we have special
      meals of junk food on Saturday
      nights as they are our family nights
      where we eat pizza (often homemade) or      
      homemade cheeseburgers or hot dogs and stuff!

 6. The way the world is today I can't help but see evil,
     hear evil and

     if you 'step on my bunion'* speak evil!
         (*Greek expression: if you p***s me off)

 7. I love ice-cream!!!

 8. Have I mentioned that I am
     a Taurus?!

9. I don't consider black cats
    as bad luck.
    I happen to like black cats!

10. I like ladybugs! Once in a meadow full of them I had
      stuffed plenty of them in all my clothes' pockets (all 6
      of them) to take them home with me!
      (I was 4 years old!)


11. My brain stopped working! Why don't you fill this one out
      for me?  


Here are my answers to the questions assigned to me.

--What is your favorite travel destination?
I'm not sure. From places I have visited it would have to be New York. Places I'd love to visit: Italy, Egypt, Japan and Scotland!

--Do you like to travel abroad?
I love travelling anywhere!

--What is your favorite color?
Black, red, and earth colors.

--Do you read novels? If yes, who is your favorite author?
I don't have a particular favorite author.

--Why do you blog?
Many reasons: escape from routine, a creative outlet, meet interesting people from around the world.

--What is your favorite Hollywood movie?
'Dirty Dancing' 'The Pursuit of Happiness' 'The King and I' (the old one), 'The Hangover', all 'Indiana Jones' movies and so many more...

--Who is your favorite Hollywood actress?
Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman...

--Do you have pets?
We have a cocker spaniel "Candy".

--Do you believe in ghosts?
No, not really. Never seen one!

--What are your favorite snacks?
Grilled ham and cheese, oregano potato chips and chocolate!

--What are your favorite restaurants?
Not really fond of seafood restaurants. I'm a carnivore!!! 

Here are the questions that I'd like to ask.

 1.  What frustrates you about blogging?
 2.  What do you love about blogging?
 3.  If you had 3 hours to yourself (no husband, no kids, no chores) 
      what would you do?
 4.  Apart from blogging, how do you spend your free time?
 5.  What is your favorite music? Artist?
 6.  Describe your ideal romantic dinner!
 7.  What is your favorite form of exercise?
 8.  What is your favorite snack?
 9.  Do you have pets?
10. What is your all-time favorite movie?
11. What could you really live without? (object)

I would like to award the following awesome bloggers:

Jenny Bardsley:      
Danielle Barfield:    
Suburban Momma: 

Congratulations to you all !!!

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  1. So much to comment on here!! I too like black cats. Is it true that Lady Bugs are considered good luck?
    I've been to NYC twice but have so much more travelling to do! Love your list of questions too!
    My biggest frustration with blogging, there is just not enough time to read and comment:)

    1. I don't know about the Lady Bugs being considered good luck. I'd like it!

  2. Hi, congratulations on the award! Found your blog from the TGIF blog hop.You have a lovely blog and I am your new follower:)

  3. Congrats on another deserved award, girl! You killed a snake! So brave. I love the animations you use on your posts :) Hope you are well.

  4. Congrats on the blog award! Those are fun to get! :o)

    We share a lot of the same favorite movies...The Hangover makes me laugh EVERY time I see it (which is over a dozen times) and Dirty Dancing and The Pursuit Of Happyness are amazing movies as well!

  5. Congrats to you on your blog award and thank you so much for passing it along to me! I love how on one hand you stomped on a snakes head and on the other, at another moment in life you had a pocket full of lady bugs!

    1. Thank you and you're welcome. You do desreve it!

  6. Congrats again! You are tough! Killing a snake yikes!! I am afraid of them

    1. Thanks! Actually I wasn't thinking about fears at that moment. It was the maternal instinct, I suppose, of protecting my little babies. It was in the front yard of my in-laws' cottage where we were vacationing and I didn't want that little sucker getting in the house!

  7. Congrats on your blog award! You're one brave cookie! Encountering a snake, and living to tell about it??!! MY GOD!! As you've no doubt surmised, I have a deathly fear of anything remotely snakey! Yikes, yikes, yikes. You need a medal for that alone!
    Bask in your glory, you definitely deserve it!

  8. Thank you, Nell. You really give me too much credit. Please read the above comment and you'll see why the snake killing happened.