Mystery Blogger Award | Part I

I have been nominated!

Mystery Blogger Award!

My nominee was Sabrina! Here is her post that nominated me. I’ll be honest, I’m really out of the loop as far as bloggers and who I really like at the moment so I won’t nominate- yet.

If I could it would be Sabrina. I find her work to be both charming in details (I mean, have you seen her watercolours???) but also deep in thought and ponder. I would recommend you head over to her blog if you’re after something regular;


Tristan bares teeth in Berlin
From one of my favourite posts: “Tristan bears teeth in Berlin”

So what are the rules and what is this game…? I quote from the post that nominated me;

Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
– Okoto Enigma

The award was first put forward in this blog by Okoto, if you’ve got time I’d suggest a potter around there as well.

So the rules are as follows:

  • Name the creator of the award and link their blog.
  • Place the award logo or image within your blog post.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog in your post.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer your nominator’s questions.
  • Nominate 10-20 people.
  • Ask your nominees 5 original questions of your choice.
  • Share 5 links to your best blog posts.
  • Notify each of your nominees by commenting on their blog.

Due to a selection of issues, I’ll be jumping over some of these (ie the nominating of others) so I’ll dive into the questions!

Three Things About Me

Thing the first

If you haven’t already realised I like Shakespeare. If you haven’t you’re either new (like really new) or you can not bother with my blog.

I like to participate in Shakespeare Sunday on the weekly. Not just with a snazzy image (see below) but also with how that quote relates to today.

People fight over Shakespeare a lot, from the meanings of his works to if he even existed. One thing that they agree on is that he depicts human nature so well. The things that were written under his name are still relevant now. So much has changed over the hundreds of years- but humans haven’t.

If you want to see all my Shakespeare Sundays, have a look here.

Thing the second

I don’t want kids. The full story is here in “5 Reasons Why I’m… Childfree”. Don’t take this as I hate kids and parents and I want all children irradiated. They’re something that never appeared interesting to me. I won’t stop other people from having them- but I wish people would consider adoption more readily.

Thing the third

Today I have finished my training for my new job- and I’ve been looking forward to getting my teeth into it! It’s the culmination of my job hunting, and moving to Ireland.

When I was little I knew that I didn’t always want to live in the UK, and I’m pretty pleased with myself for actually following through on it.

Locally back where I was raised it was a thing to “get out” of the town. A few people did. They always came back- disheartened and with a smaller selection of savings. I plan, however, to leave permanently and visit only when I have a full purse.

Five questions!

So what has Sabrina asked of me…

Tea or coffee?

So many factors! Gahh! So if it was in the morning, it would be coffee. If it was gone about 11am it would be tea- herbal tea. But then I like a sweet coffee in the afternoons every so often. Also, a good black tea with apple juice can be just as nice as a coffee first thing!

Who is your favorite artist (painter, sculptor, illustrator – no musician please)?

Henri Cartier-Bresson.

He was the founder of Magnum and the genius behind street photography and photojournalism.

Cartier-Bresson pioneered the decisive moment. How just one second can change everything, but also how the everyday is poignant, too.

See the image of the crowd? The woman with the contorted smile juxtaposed beside the one grimacing at the desk? This is the description of the photograph;

GERMANY. Dessau. A transit camp was located between the American and Soviet zones organised for refugees; political prisoners, POW’s, STO’s (Forced Labourers), displaced persons, returning from the Eastern front of Germany that had been liberated by the Soviet Army. A young Belgian woman and former Gestapo informer, being identified as she tried to hide in the crowd. April 1945.

Cartier-Bresson covered a lot of the Second World War, and as you see above, the after effects. I would highly suggest you visit Magnum and it’s beautiful catalogues of images.

Tell me your favorite quote?

This is a hard one, I’ve covered a few with Wednesday Wisdoms

"I'm Death, and I make sure that everyone is equal." Godfather Death

This Wednesday Wisdom, from 26/07/17, has stuck with me. There’s something unnerving and some how calming about knowing that. I found out a lot more about the Brother Grimm as well which was pretty cool too. Have a read of the blog!

When you could live in a world or universe of your favorite book, film or game – where would you live and why?

Initially, I thought pokemon! Then I realised that may not be right for me. A place where you capture wild animals, then force them to fight other animals for glory and money probably isn’t the place for me.

Honestly, I’m not sure- I like this world at times. The ability to dip in and out of where I would like. A bit of a cop out I know.

Gender equality – are men and women equal today? Or are there things left to reach in your opinion? What is the situation in your country?

No, here in Ireland we’re not equal. Coming up soon is the referendum on repealing the 8th amendment to the constitution- the one that prevents abortion. Until women have full control over there bodies we are not equal.

There are still the pay differences that all Western countries, but at the same time I’m not frightened when I walk down the street.

Five Posts

So below are a selection of recent posts that I’m pretty happy and proud of. Please have a read!

Wednesday Wisdom | 200917

Where I quoted and spoke about William Morris (it was inspired by Belov’d).

Travelling Tales | Corsica

Covering my time away in Corsica

Pokemon – an underestimated teacher

Talking about how and what Pokemon taught me, written thanks to a Twitter convo!

Rolls-ing in the deep

My first foray into baking- there will be a second part shortly!

Social Media Sanity

How do people keep their sanity in this social media age? And where is there to watch out for? Have a read to find out!

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