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Succulent – Well Sweet to be Exact…

August 7, 2013
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Succulent – definition: full of juice : juicy

I’ll stretch this word’s definition slightly today to fit with a blogging award I received from http://www.swatichavda.com/  The Super Sweet Award.

The Award Picture:

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So here are the rules:

I must thank the person who nominated me.

Thank you, Swati for your nomination and for following my blog.

I must answer six Super Sweet questions – see below.
I must include the Super Sweet Blogging Award pic in my blog post – done.
I must nominate a baker’s dozen of deserving bloggers see below.
I must notify my nominees on their blogs – done!

The questions:
Cookies or cake?  My preference would always be cake. (You get more!)
Chocolate or vanilla?  I’m not a big chocolate lover and everything goes with vanilla.
Favorite sweet treat?  Now I will contradict myself and say white chocolate but good Swiss white chocolate. English scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Anything with caramel.
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 Favorite memory of eating sweets: I over indulged at secondary (high) school with the tuck shop. Sitting on the lawn munching my way through was pretty good. At that time wagon wheels and sherbet dips were favorite. A friend introduced me to her Aunt’s homemade Gulab jamun, which were absolutely divine and addictive. My mother’s Lemon meringue pie and apple pie with cloves, reminds me of Sunday dinner.
When do you crave sweet things the most?  I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but just occasionally a craving hits me. There is no rhyme or reason when or why.
Super sweet nickname? Haven’t had a sweet nickname ever. Mostly plays on my names, Mandy and Eve. Although my husband calls me Blodwen!
And my nominations are:
http://suddenlytheyalldied.com/
 http://liviaellis.wordpress.com/
http://lightningdroplets.wordpress.com/
http://lifewithchocolateandcoffee.wordpress.com/
http://likestrawberrytea.com/
http://nicholasconley.wordpress.com/
http://www.nicolechardenet.com/blog/
http://wherelemonsblossom.wordpress.com/
http://gerribowen.wordpress.com/
http://ashortaday.wordpress.com/
http://andyszpuk.wordpress.com/
http://cancerkillingrecipe.wordpress.com/
http://susanleighnoble.wordpress.com/
Have fun everyone and remember to visit these other blogs.

Liebster Award…

January 31, 2013
mandyevebarnett


The Liebster Award

My thanks to CP Bialois (Ed) for nominating me for this award.

Here is the low down:

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The Rules
·  When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
·  Pass the award on to 11 other blogs (while making sure you notify the bloggers that you nominated them!).
·  You write up 11 NEW questions directed towards YOUR nominees.
·  You are not allowed to nominate the blogger who nominated your blog!
·  You paste the award picture into your blog. (You can google the image; there are plenty of them!)

11 Random Facts about Mandy:

  • I’m a huge fan of Stephen King
  • I love almost all animals, apart from rhino’s…long story!
  • My favorite place to write is at my writing desk when everyone else is out.
  • When I eat chocolate, it’s white chocolate.
  • Although I was shy as a child, I’ve grown into an extrovert.
  • Given the opportunity I would live in Italy full time.
  • I read many genre’s apart from spy thrillers.
  • When I lived in England I visited a multitude of historical sites, just loved them.
  • I was a tom-boy.
  • Emigrating to Canada has given me opportunities I never even dreamed of.
  • Once I commit to something its all out.

Questions for Ed

  1. What is the one thing you miss about being a child?  Being so carefree
  2. What was your dream job growing up?  When I was very young a horse rider but this changed to interior design at around 12.
  3. Where is your favorite place to relax? With friends, the location doesn’t matter.
  4. If you have one person to thank for where you are today, who would it be? So difficult…my Dad for his love and my mentor, Linda Pedley for her belief.
  5. Out of a the celebrities, living or dead, who would do you want to meet? Viggo Mortensen 

    Viggo Mortensen at the world premiere of Lord ...

    Viggo Mortensen at the world premiere of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  6. What would you say to them? When he is creating artwork or writing poems, does he have mental imagery of the ideas?  
  7. If you were stuck on a remote tropical island, what three(3) things would you take with you (people and pets don’t count)? A massive notebook, a huge amount of pencils and my bookcase (full of books).
  8. Are you a dog or cat person? I’ve owned both but prefer dogs.
  9. Are you a TV control dictator? Never get the control! My husband is King of the Remote.
  10. What is your favorite movie adaptation of a book? Green Mile
  11. If it hasn’t been made, what book would you like to be seen made into a movie? The Secret Garden by Kate Morton

I hope you enjoyed reading all those, now it’s your turn!

I am passing on the award to:

http://ejjudge.wordpress.com/

http://bottledworder.wordpress.com/

http://creativelycreatingmycreation.wordpress.com/

http://itsjennythewren.wordpress.com/

http://www.lorijometz.com/

http://andioconnor.com/

http://writingsistersblog.wordpress.com/

http://rebeccabradleycrime.com/

http://thewritersideoflife.wordpress.com/

http://thelivingnotebook.com/

http://literaryman.com/

Now for my questions:

a) Which genre’s do you prefer to read?

b) Is there somewhere in the world you would love to visit?

c) Have you got any phobia’s?

d) Which would you choose – meat or seafood?

e) Which famous person do you wish you were?

f) Are you sporty or not?

g) What was the name of your first pet?

h) A tropical beach or a ski resort?

i) What would be your perfect job?

j) Which snack do you prefer when watching a movie?

k) Which book are you currently reading?

I hope you have fun with this award and remember no tag backs. :D

And just a short foot note today’s word was – Adage – definition: a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation : proverb.  So as the old adage goes: “Share and share alike”

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