Monday 4 August 2014

Liebster Award - Part 1

Doris at Inspired Follies very kindly  nominated me for a Liebster Award. The Liebster Blog Award is a blogger- to- blogger nomination system which promotes blogs with less than 200 followers. 
The award takes three parts: 
For the first I have to write 11 random facts about myself, then I have to answer the  11 questions which Doris has posed for her nominees and lastly I have to nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 questions. I already  know that I won't be able to find 11 qualifying bloggers who haven't already been nominated but here goes with 11 facts about me.

1. I grew up on a diary farm and I loved cows so much that when I was 8 years old it was my ambition to marry a farmer with a 100 cows.

2. I failed  on that one as I married a former city-dweller.

3. I am tone deaf and am a total  crow - I don't even sing in the shower but I love music.

4. The first book I read on my own was 'The Secret Island' by Enid Blyton.

5. According to Irish folk lore I have the cure for chicken pox as my mother had the same surname as my father before they got married.

6. My favourite cuisine is Italian.

7.  I cannot imagine living without pets - at the moment we have a Labrador called Fudge and a cat called Toffee.

8.  I can speak Irish, Ireland's native language, although not as well as I'd like as it's not widely spoken outside The Gaeltacht areas.  I also studied Italian at school and although I've forgotten most of it, I have enough to get by on holidays.

9. My favourite place to holiday abroad is Italy while my favourite place for holidays at  home is the north Antrim Coast.

10. I haven't  kissed The Blarney Stone and have no desire to do so.

11. Photography is a passion and I rarely go out without a camera. Of course, when I do, I usually  spot a great missed photo opportunity! I do a photo a day (almost) project  on the photo sharing site 


  1. I enjoyed hearing more about you Mairead. My father was a dairy farmer too. And I love the Antrim Coast. Friends from England have just visited there and were amazed at how lovely it is.

  2. It was nice to find out a bit about you. I love all things Italian also.

  3. Lovely to find out more about you. I'm hoping to do my Liebster award post soon.

  4. I always enjoy reading Liebster posts as it's nice to find out little random bits of information and learn more about the people I follow :)

    Thanks for your comment on the Well Dressings. This is an old custom unique to Derbyshire and parts of North Staffordshire. This year I've been going to see as many as I can, they happen from late May to early September in and around the Peak District. The first post was on 29th May and I've added the tag/label 'well dressings' so you can see more if you want to. There have been some fantastic boards, as always. This post has some links at the end with more information about well dressing -

    and this post features a nice time lapse video which gives an idea of the work that goes into them. - just in case you are interested. If not, feel free to ignore this comment!


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