Liebster Award

‘Liebster’ is Germanic in origin and can mean dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute and endearing. Shows how much I listened in GCSE german as I thought it was sister!

This award started back in 2011 and exists only on the internet, given by bloggers to fellow bloggers to recognise their work and a way to promote their own and others’ blogs.  It is also a great way to encourage camaraderie within the blogging community.

It was extremely good timing that Rainbows Are Too Beautiful tagged me in this post. I was able to pass her blog details on to a lady whose son has recently been diagnosed with autism, I thought it was a fantastic blog for her to look at and see the level of support mums offer each other and the fact that she isn’t on her own with some of the questions she probably had. So thank you, Ann!

1) Say hi to the person sweet enough to want to know more about you – and display your award with pride
2) Answer the eleven questions the gives you.
3) Give eleven random facts about yourself ( like Ann, go to my about me section, that’s all you’re getting!)
4) Nominate some other people that you think are deserving of this award
5) Let them know you have nominated them
6) Give them eleven questions to answer

Here are the questions I had to answer!

1. Where did you go on your first date?

For a walk around the town we both worked in – I was given a grand tour of the first part of Britain to be bombed in the first world war. We were also papped on this date by a newspaper photographer, so everyone my partner worked with knew we’d been out!
2. Where did you go on your last date? 

Cinema on Sunday to see Star Wars.

3. Do you know any children with special educational needs?

(You may be surprised to know that around 15% of children need extra support in school and nearly 3% have an EHCP that gives them even extra help.  That means in a class of 30, four children will need more support and one may need a lot more.)

Yes, my cousin Lewis who has Downs Syndrome and is one of my favourite people in the world.
4. Have you ever met anyone with autism?

(In theory if you know 100 people then you may know at least one with autism, but it doesn’t quite work that way.  Particularly the case if you work as only 32% of autistic adults are in any kind of paid work.)

Yes, many. I work in an art college and we have many students on the autistic spectrum.

5. Wine/beer/coke or water?

Diet Coke, addicted.

6. Starbucks or Costa?

Neither. Never understood the fascination of paying £3 for a coffee when I can buy a jar of stuff for that.

7. Favourite toast topping?

Butter (lots of)

8. Favourite chocolate bar?

Cadbury’s caramel

9. Most disliked item of clothing?

Gilets – surely your arms get cold!

10. Flats or heels?

Flats. My hips and back would never forgive me if I wore heels.

11. Best place you’ve been on holiday with the kids (I’m fishing for ideas)?

He’s only ever been to Kielder as he is only 7 months old! So, Kielder!

My questions for my nominees!

  1. If you were a chocolate bar, what would you be?
  2. If you had to choose one thing to save from your house, if it was burning down, what would it be (the people and pets are already out)?
  3. What is your favourite holiday destination?
  4. If you had to put one thing into Room 101, what would it be?
  5. What is the worst parenting advice you have received?
  6. If your TV was stuck on one channel would you prefer for it to be stuck on 24 hour Teletubbies or 24 hour Peppa Pig?
  7. How long was your labour?
  8. Who is your celebrity crush?
  9. If you could have dinner with two celebrities (alive or dead) who would you pick?
  10. Do you watch any soaps?
  11. Who is your favourite singer?

I’ve nominated a few people in our blogging support group that I’d like to know more about

Mummy to Logan (it is her birthday tomorrow so this is her present hehe)

Goldust Blog

Hey Whinge

The Amphletts