The Real Neat Blog Award

Thanks to Dragon Warrior for nominating me for this award.


The Rules

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. Answer the 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  4. Nominate any number of people, linking to their blogs and let them know you nominated them by commenting on their blogs.
  5. Come up with 7 questions for the people you nominated.

Here are the seven questions Dragon Warrior asked me.

  1. Are you messy or organized? – Both, I put things carefully away then forget where I put them.
  2. What do you want to share through your blog? – My writing, my many interests, caring for the environment and FUN.
  3. Do you like origami? – No, I can only make a paper aeroplane.
  4. What was your favourite childhood game? – Running around playing horses.
  5. What was your favourite food that your parents cooked? – Sunday roast and macaroni cheese.
  6. What is your current favourite food? – Roast vegetables and brown rice, Sunday roast and macaroni cheese. Macaroni Cheese is a bit of a family tradition, all our children and grandchildren love it. It is the real thing made from scratch; milk and strong cheddar for a homemade white sauce.
  7. Something you collect? – Picture post cards since I was eight years old.


My Nominees – any great bloggers dropping in here.

Not every blogger likes answering questions or doing awards, but if you want to have a go, follow the rules above, or just pick any questions and entertain us with your answers in the comments.


1 What is your favourite electronic gadget?

2 To live – town or country?

3 For holidays – coast or countryside?

4 Paperback or Kindle?

5 If you were given the chance to run your country, what would be your first decision?

6 You can own one form of transport only; anything from skateboard, or a horse to a private plane. Just one choice and you must use only that for the rest of your life. Think carefully…

7 Are you a homebody or a restless traveller?


15 thoughts on “The Real Neat Blog Award

  1. I was tempted by the transport question. I guess most folk would go for a car. Luckily I live near enough to a station to go for a train but if I had a load of luggage that might be difficult and they aren’t privately owned, anyway. A helicopter would be OK except they need a space to land. I can’t ride a bike. The family are into scooters ( bikes, not toys) in a big way ( See stickyfeatures) but I’ve never been on one. I found riding a horse most uncomfortable. I nearly bought a trike last year and that seems a good option except in bad weather. How about a mobility scooter? I’m old enough but not yet quite infirm enough. I know- a caravanette. I’ve always wanted one which is why my books are full of people in mobile homes.Sorted.

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    1. Excellent choice Julie. When we are no longer allowed to use petrol and the electricity has been turned off, at least you can still live in it! My new novel ( not published yet ) is about a ‘camper van detective’. I am always envious when friends goes off across the channel in their camper vans.

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  2. Thank you so much for joining in! I loved your answers a lot! Running around while playing horses seem so much fun!
    And really interesting questions! I hope you don’t mind me answering some of them 🙂
    1. Laptop
    2. Country
    3. Countryside
    4. Paperback
    5. Oh no, I won’t run surely. 🙂
    6. Horses!
    7. Both together. I love to travel with my family, i.e, my home. I’d like to ride a caravan someday.
    Would you reply your own questions too? 🙂

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    1. Thanks Dragon Warrior, good answers. I would choose a horse as well, I love watching any historical dramas when they just leap on their horses and go. My other answers –
      1. My desk top computer as I do everything there, but when I’m away from home I love my smart phone as I can take pictures and be on line.
      2. Town, but near the sea.
      3. Seaside
      4. Kindle
      5.Ban private motor cars.
      6.A horse
      7.Homebody, but I would love to travel in a home from home camper van.

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  3. 2 To live – town or country? There is no question about it. Country. I love open spaces, and if I am able to get my dream home, I would have a few hens and a rooster so I could hear him in the mornings, and I would also have at least one beehive, a garden of vegetables, a herb garden, fruit trees, and lots of pretty flowering plants. I don’t need to be near a lot of other people to have a wonderful time. Just reading all the good books I could and entertaining my six chihuahuas and cat and two goldfish and two alien catfish is enough for me. I like people, but have spent my entire life around them and I am happy with just my significant other, a quiet type of life, and the simplest of things. I have accumulated through my many years enough tools and supplies to keep me busy for the rest of my life. Thank you for these questions.

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  4. Excellent questions …

    1 – Not really an electronic gadget, but a gadget with electronic innards – our new induction hob. I love it
    2 – Country, every time.
    3 – Depends on the location
    4 – Kindle for most things, but a paper backup for my favourites. The whole licencing rather than owning a book does not sit well with me.
    5 – Get rid of the old white men – just kidding … partially.
    6 – A steampunk dirigible.
    7 – Homebody with occasional fits of itchy feet.

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    1. Thanks, great answers. I like my gas hob, but I haven’t tried induction. No. 5 sounds good as long as I get to keep the one in my house who has a few uses… Steampunk dirigible is the best transport choice so far…

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  5. Congrats on the award! Out of curiosity, how many postcards do you have? You’ve already beaten me on the origami front as I’ve never been able to make a paper aeroplane. I might visit YouTube later and rectify that!
    Caz xx


    1. Thanks Caz. Hundreds rather than thousands – it’s hard to persuade people to remember to post me a card when they are away somewhere exotic and busy posting on Facebook.


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