Penny at The Homemade Heart has nominated me for a Liebster Award. Thank you Penny, I am most pleased about your kind nomination. The Liebster Blog Award is a blogger- to- blogger nomination system which promotes blogs with less than 200 followers. This is the second time in less than a month that I am participating in a bloggy chain letter but apart from having to ask more bloggers to participate it is actually quite fun. It is also really nice to know how much other bloggers enjoy visiting me here.
These are my tasks:
- write 11 random facts about myself.
- answer the 11 questions Penny has written for her nominees.
- nominate 11 bloggers and ask them 11 questions.
|A random photo go to with the random facts... rhubarb and raspberry sorbet enjoyed at Nardini's on Byres Rd|
Eleven random facts about me:
- I used to play the bassoon. Badly.
- I do not eat lamb. The smell of cooking lamb makes me feel ill.
- I have a soft spot for chewy strawberry sweeties.
- I can't cut even slices of bread from a loaf.
- I clean the hair catchy bit of the bathroom sink plug with an old toothbrush at the off chance that The Perfect Housewife stops by and checks for all round cleanliness. You just never know. I am a bit funny when it comes to this part of the sink actually. I think it might because of Stephen Kings "It"
- My favourite High School subjects were Latin and Italian.
- As a student, I worked at the International Swiss Dog exhibition for two summers. My job was to pick up dog poo that irresponsible dog owners left behind. I had a poop trolley, a bag of sawdust, shovel and brush. It was well paid.
- I had the opportunity to work in a lab whose leader was recently awarded the Nobel prize. I moved to Glasgow instead, to live with Richard. It was a good choice.
- I always on time, I can't help it.
- At a friend's birthday party the surprise of the night was a pole dancing glittery bus which drove us ladies into the city centre and back. In true Glaswegian style. Also in true Glaswegian style, we were served cheeky Vimto's before the dancing experience. I can assure you that being prone to car sickness, drinking cheeky Vimtos, a moving bus and loud music don't mix. I didn't move during the entire journey because I was so worried I might be sick all over the dance platform. I have not been invited to similar parties since.
- I own a cello that was built in 1890 in Paris.
Have a lovely day!