Thursday, 17 July 2014

This should be fun. I've been nominated for a Liebster Award; thanks to Lee - Walking the Peak for the nomination.

The Rules

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
  3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
  4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
  6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
  7. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
  8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)
OK, so I've dealt with rule 1 and 2, and 7. Now rule number 3

11 Questions from Lee
  1. What's the most unusual, or funny, name of a place you've visited?  I walked through Dirty Piece in Swaledale not so long ago, does that count?
  2. If there was a hole in the bottom of your rucksack and something fell out, what would you hope it wouldn't be, and why?  My spare glasses. EVERYONE is in serious trouble if I break the ones on my face and don't have a spare pair, I can't even see where to put my feet! 
  3. What is your least favourite area for walking, and why is this?  Town Centres. They are full of people, hard on the feet and don't provide any decent views.
  4. Walking poles; help or hindrance?  Getting across a stream on some dodgy stepping stones... Help.  Coming down a really steep slippery slope... Help. The rest of the time.... Hindrance cos I'm carrying them.
  5. What are your preferred weather conditions for walking?  Sun and wind. I love the wind. And not toooo hot.
  6. What was your most embarrassing moment when out walking?  Slipping over in Fell Beck just above Gaping Gill. I wet me knickers. I got me knickers wet.
  7. How often do you think the Ordnance Survey map is wrong?  What? The Ordnance Survey map can be wrong? No wonder I can't find the paths
  8. Do you combine your walking with any other hobby, such as photography, public presentations, blogging [of course], or maybe first aid?  Blogging came from walking. And taking pictures came from blogging. 
  9. For those of you who regularly walk in the Peak District; White Peak or Dark Peak?  Sorry, I don't fit into this one. I have no idea. 
  10. Do you go walking to escape from your everday life, or do you go to participate in something different, and better?  I just like being up on a hill in the wind and the sun.
  11. What's your walking bugbear; what really annoys you?  Intolerance. Some walkers think the hills belong to only the fit and experienced folk with all the gear. Not true, the overweight, uneducated and ill prepared are just as likely to enjoy the experience, if not more so. We all have to start somewhere, how else can we become fit and experienced with all the gear?

11 Random facts about myself.
  1. I don't like advocados, olives, fried eggs or beer. There's not much else I won't eat or drink.
  2. All my younger years I dyed my hair. Now it's going grey, I don't bother.
  3. In my twenties I learnt to gut fish like a professional. (My then husband used to come home from sea fishing trips with bin bags full for the freezer).
  4. I love to dance
  5. I love Science Fiction and Fantasy. 
  6. I play four suit Spider Solitaire - and win
  7. Not including walking boots/shoes - I have 23 pairs of shoes and 3 pairs of boots. Quite conservative for a woman I think.
  8. I was a top long distance runner in my secondary school.......... Nope! I got that wrong. I was a top long distance runner in my dreams. I did run though for the school though...... slowly.
  9. I once put my car keys in the fridge. I've also put empty loo rolls in the fridge, set the hoover on fire, let the toaster fill the kitchen with smoke and cooked eggs so long they exploded.
    This is why I'm known as a bit of a ditz.                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  10. Despite everything in random fact 10, I can bake and cook quite well. I just need supervision.
  11. My ultimately aim is to live a long, happy and fulfilled life. I plan to grow old absolutely disgracefully.

Blogs I nominate for the award.

Well........  I'm not one for forcing stuff on other people, especially this sort of chain thing, so I'm looking for volunteers.

11 questions I would have asked Liebster Award bloggers.
  1. Which is the scariest path/route you've ended up on, (either on purpose or not).
  2. What it the weirdest thing you've seen whilst out walking. 
  3. Do you have a favourite mountain or hill? What or where is it?
  4. What was your most embarrassing moment whilst out on a walk?
  5. What's your favourite piece of outdoor equipment?
  6. What's your favourite food whilst out walking?
  7. Which country outside the UK would you most like the opportunity to walk?
  8. When you're in an outdoor shop which section do you make a beeline for?
  9. Who is the person you'd most like to go on a long walk with?
  10. Who is the person you'd least like to go on a long walk with?
  11. Where will your next walk be?

And that's it.  I don't quite qualify for the award cos I didn't nominate anyone else.  I'm claiming it anyway though. 


  1. Interesting! And funny, too! I've been away for a while, but am just beginning to catch up on blogs/blogging. I hope you get some more feedback.

  2. Thanks Jules. I have to admit I wasn't expecting too much feedback - summat to do with forgetting to give this one a title! LOL

  3. mmmmm, please don't nominate me :-) Stick it on the forum for a laugh :-)