Mystery Blogger Award III

I have accepted the very kind nomination from Betul Erbasi who writes short stories in English and Turkish over at a blog of the same name. Betul’s a PhD student at the University of Southern California and the blog provides her with an outlet for her creative talent. Head on over there, check out her blog and give her a follow.

Mystery Blogger Award” is for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are some of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion – I definitely fall into the latter category!

Okoto Enigma: https://www.okotoenigmasblog.com/my-greatest-creation-yet/

Three Things About Me

It’s getting more and more difficult to come up with stuff I’ve not already talked about!

1. My boss at my last employer decided to commission an assessment of his executive team. I came out as “The Board Rebel,” a title I much relished. My boss less so!

2. As a child I tried many times to get rid of my kid sister. I was unsuccessful!

3. Dogs love me! I’ve no idea why but they always make a bee-line for me.

Favourite Posts

I love all the posts about my beloved husband, such as:-

https://viewfromtheback.com/2017/12/31/things-my-beloved-has-lost-hire-car-keys/

https://viewfromtheback.com/2017/12/08/things-my-beloved-doesnt-do-put-things-back-where-they-belong/

https://viewfromtheback.com/2017/08/19/things-my-beloved-does-leaves-everything-until-the-very-last-moment/

Betul’s Questions

1. What was the last thing you challenged yourself with?

This https://viewfromtheback.com/2019/04/21/a-moment-of-madness/

2. What is your favorite food?

Probably lobster

3. What is your dream city like? What kind of city?

My dream city is where I live in France. I’m an unashamed urbanite.

4. Can you describe yourself in a sentence?

Don’t need a sentence. I can do it in 5 words – Remainer, happy, fun-loving, healthy and long-time married.

5. (Weird/Funny, repeated from above) What was your most embarrassing moment (or most disgusting habit – if you can’t think of one) ever?

I’m going to have to give this some thought. Oh, I know, when I accidentally stole a car. You know, I should write a post about that incident!

Award Rules

Is it my imagination or are these pesky rules multiplying?

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog.

2. List the rules.

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.

5. Answer the 5 questions you were asked.

6. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

7. You have to nominate 10-20 people.

8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

9. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).

10. Share a link to your best post(s).

My Nominees

Anyone can join in with the fun. Feel free to answer Betul’s 5 questions either in the comments below or in a stand-alone post on your own blog.

Above all, have lots of fun this weekend

Best wishes

Sheree x

Another award, really?

I’ll be honest, it’s a mystery why anyone would nominate my blog for an award. However, thanks must go once again to Dragon Warrior who only blogged for a couple of months over at The Den of Dreams.  She very kindly nominated me for my second Mystery Blogger Award. I do hope her exams went well and, more importantly, a certain someone has replied to her message!

Then, a few days later Lydia gave me a third one! She blogs over at Lydia’s blog and, like me, loves cooking. The third of seven siblings, Lydia plays guitar and piano, helps in children’s ministries, and loves serving God.

This is allegedly, and I quote, “an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts whose blogs should captivate, inspire and motivate you.”  Thankfully, it’s also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging – that’s much more me. This award was dreamt up by Okoto Enigma – what a fabulous name.

The Rules Of Engagement

Now there’s a whole list of rules I have to follow, here they are:-

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog

2. List the rules

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog

4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their post about the award

5. Tell your reader(s) 3 things about yourself that they may not already know

6. Nominate at least 10 other blogs for the award

7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

8. Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice which should include one weird or funny question

9. Share a link to your best post

10. Check you’ve fulfilled all of the requirements above – I have!

Three Things About Me

I’m an alumnus of Loughboro’ University, which is where I met my husband of over 40 years – where’s the time gone? – and I’m a chartered accountant by training.

Dragon Warrior’s Questions

1. 3 pet peeves?

Only 3? Okay, here goes: disrespect, most -isms (such as racism, sexism…….) and my beloved constantly failing to put things back from whence they came.

2. Something nobody should ask you?

How old are you?

3. Something really crazy about you?

There’s nothing really crazy about me, either now or in the past.

4. If the world would end and you were to take ONE thing with you, what would it be?

My husband

5. The most mysterious incident that happened to you?

I’ve wracked my (still) excellent memory but I cannot recall any mysterious incident ever!

Lydia’s Questions

1. What is your favorite grocery store?

I prefer food shopping in my local markets to shops, but my favourite grocery store is the closest one.

2. Do you enjoy shopping more for clothes or food?

Deffo food!

3. What are you looking forward to the most next year?

My beloved’s retirement and I never thought I would say that.

4. Why do you blog?

Because I can!

5. Which do you dislike more: cockroaches or spiders?

Cockroaches

My Nominees

It seems to have been raining awards recently in my part of the blogosphere and, while I think it’s a great way to get to know one another, I appreciate that many of you are suffering from award fatigue. So, here’s the deal, if you’ve recently started blogging or you feel you’ve not received your fair share of awards, and perchance you’ve read this post, please consider yourself honoured with this Mystery Blogger Award.

Five Questions for My Nominees

1. What do you most enjoy about blogging and why?

2. What’s your favourite sport (participation or watching) and why?

3. Where in France would you most like to visit and why?

4. Which meal would you choose for your last supper?

5. Name five people whom you’d like to join you for your last supper and explain why you chose them?

My Best Post(s)

I have no idea, you tell me!

Thank you for your time and attention. Have a great day!

An award, really?

Introduction

I’ll be honest, it’s a mystery why anyone would nominate my blog for an award. However, thanks must go to Jack from Pep’s Free from the Kitchen who nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award. This is allegedly, and I quote, “an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts whose blogs should captivate, inspire and motivate you.”  Thankfully, it’s also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging – that’s much more me. This award was dreamt up by Okoto Enigma – what a fabulous name.

The Rules Of Engagement

Now there’s a whole list of rules I have to follow, here they are:-

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their post about the award
  5. Tell your reader(s) 3 things about yourself that they may not already know
  6. Nominate at least 10 other blogs for the award
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice which should include one weird or funny question
  9. Share a link to your best post
  10. Check you’ve fulfilled all of the requirements above – I have!

Three Things About Me

I’m an alumnus of Loughboro’ University, which is where I met my husband of nearly 40 years – where’s the time gone? – and I’m an accountant by training,

Questions for Me

These were posed by Jack

What’s one of your favourite works of literature?

I’ll be honest, I have problems with picking favourites. It’s too difficult to whittle things of such import to just one book, or one record, or one restaurant. But, as you insist, it’ll have to be something that made me laugh out loud. I’m going to pick Manchester United Ruined My Life by Colin Schindler.

 Is there any ingredient you’ve struggled with?

No, not really though I generally steer clear of tofu.

What advice would you offer to other bloggers?

Write about things you know and love.

What’s your favourite band?

Please refer to my response to question one! Should I go for Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chilli Peppers or Guns n Roses? Why not all three?

What collective name do you refer to your readers as? (Like my: Dear Readers)

A collective noun implies that there’s more than one reader doesn’t it?

Five Questions for My Nominees

What do you most enjoy about blogging?

What’s your favourite sport and why?

Where in France would you most like to visit and why?

Which meal would you choose for your last supper?

Name five people who you’d like to join you for your last supper?

My Nominees

In no particular order or preference, these are just some of the blogs I enjoy reading:-

Travelling matters to us

Recipe in a bottle

Secondrate Cyclist

Petiteloulouseverydayadventures

Fit Recovery

Jessica & Love

Mae Travels

Cookies & Chemistry

Ragtime Cyclist

Just Pro Cycling

Eat Live Escape

Masala Vegan

Lori Greer in Portland

Share Your Best Post

Mmm, best post? Should that be the one I most enjoyed writing or the one that attracted the greatest number of visitors? Okay, bizarrely this one has enjoyed the most visitors.