The Leibster Award

Got nominated for a new award
Which I am honoured to receive
This one’s called “The Leibster”
(About ‘discovery’ I believe)

Got asked eleven questions
About a variety of stuff
Thought I’d answer in a verse
‘Cos the prose was not enough

I started blogging because I capture words
About life to make you smile
My earliest memory? Sitting in a sink
Where I was bathed, once in a while

Wordsworth’s my greatest influence
My favourite film is ‘Brighton Rock’
A phrase I overuse? Let’s see…
Well ‘smile’ is used a lot

The coastline makes me happy
The beach and lapping seas
I’m at my best in summer months
With lavender on the breeze

Simon Cowell disturbs me
He’s killing music all the time
He should be made illegal
For what he does is just a crime

My family are my best dinner guests
My favourite book is really ‘three’
The series written by Kate Mosse
“Languedoc” the trilogy

I have many things I treasure
So it’s hard to pick just one
But pressed, I guess I’d choose my Mac
‘Cos using it’s great fun

And the thing that would the most improve
The quality of my life?
To retire and have more time at home
with my soulmate who’s my wife.


A really big thank you to Sean at ‘Creative writing based on ideas from my writer’s notebook and everyday life‘ blog (aka ‘ for nominating me for the Leibster Award. It’s a great honour and one I’m very pleased to accept.

As with most WordPress awards, there are a few acceptance suggestions:

  1. Acknowledge the award by leaving a comment on the nominating blog
  2. Copy & paste the award itself into your own blog
  3. Answer the 11 questions put to you – as you can see above, I’ve done this in poetic form
  4. List 11 random fact about yourself
  5. Nominate 3-11 other blogs you’ve recently discovered which have less than 3000 followers
  6. List 11 questions for your Leibster Award nominees
  7. Inform your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog and
  8. As this is me and I’m nice like that, give them an alternative

11 random things about me

  • The next gig I’m going to is ‘Royal Blood’ on 20 December
  • I have two dogs called Basil and Elvis
  • Paul Jones (ex Manfred Man) once brought me a pint
  • I have a first edition copy of The Beatles ‘Sgt Peppers’ (the one with the rude run-off groove)
  • I have 14 pairs of Converse Hi-Tops
  • I still wear patchouli from time to time
  • I have about 30 minutes from the night of my stag party that I cannot account for
  • My favourite film this year so far is ‘Interstellar’
  • Today I wore different colour socks on each foot
  • My favourite painter is Vincent Van Gogh
  • My favourite tipple is ‘Hophead’ from the Dark Star brewery in Sussex

I’m nominating just three blogs for the “Leibster Award”

Musings of a PuppyDoc

Ellie Belfiglio, and


Your eleven questions should you choose option 1 (see below) are

  1. What/who inspires you?
  2. Who is your favourite author?
  3. What’s your favourite book?
  4. What was your first blog posting about?
  5. What’s your most treasured possession?
  6. If you were a colour what would it be and why?
  7. Where would you most like to visit?
  8. What was the name of your first pet?
  9. What is your favourite flower
  10. Who do you most admire?
  11. What’s your favourite song at the moment?

You get to choose one of two options:

  1. You can accept the ‘Leibster Award’ and do all of the above or
  2. You can accept the ‘Leibster Award’ and do none of the above




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