A Bit of Fun to Say a Little Bit More About Yourself

A very big thank you to Paul Chiddicks for nominating andiwebb.net for the Liebster Award.

I was nominated by;

https://www.chiddicksfamilytree.com

RULES
        •       Thank the blogger who nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
        •       Answer the 11 questions given to you.
        •       Share 11 facts about yourself.
        •       Nominate 5-11 other bloggers. (But I chose to nominate 3)
        •       Ask your nominees 11 questions of your choice. I did not as they already have the same 11 questions as I did.
        •       Notify your nominees once you have uploaded your post.

My Answers for Paul are as follows:

        1.      Have you or do you ever want to write a book?

Yes, I wrote a book entitled ‘Eighteen Moonsavailable on Amazon.com. The story of how my wonderful family came to be. A story of heartache and frustration spanning eight months estranged in Mumbai India, five months denied a passport in Bangkok Thailand and finally five months, post the terrible earthquake in Kathmandu Nepal. On each occasion, We rode the final wave of international surrogacy in that territory.

        2.      How long have you been blogging and what is your favorite subject to write about?

I have been blogging now for Eighteen months. Well there’s a coincidence! I started blogging in order to raise awareness of my first book ‘Eighteen Moons’. As a diarist, it is fairly clear that I write about my family and their various antics, living life here in ‘The Shires’ of England. There is a second book, also on Amazon, ‘Thirteen Moons More’. I guess you can work that one out by the title! It is the story of just who we are now! An edit from my diary, the year before the little ones fledged the nest and started big school!

        3.      If you could move to a different town, state or country… where would you be?

After most of my adult life being spent in London Town. I find my pace of life now quite a relaxing one. I am not sure that I would change that for the world. However, my younger self craved the bright lights of NYC. Also back then, I visited San Francisco. There’s always a place in my heart for ‘The Bay’ area. In fact, if I had not met John when I did, I would have made the move. So, ‘If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair’!

        4.      What is your favorite quality about yourself?

I am committed, or sure as hell should be!

        5.      Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert or even both?

I think both to be fair! We are a complex breed, humanity.

        6.      What is THE JOB of your dreams?

I spent 20yrs designingI love to create. Surely that has to be the perfect job?

        7.      Other than blogging/writing what is the one favorite thing you LOVE to do?

I LOVE to… now, that would be telling, wouldn’t it!

        8.      Where is one of the first places you plan on going after quarantine is over?

Definitely London and alone! Completely alone.

        9.      Speaking of Covid-19, is there anything that you learned about yourself or will be changing about yourself when ‘life moves on?’

I would like to say that I have become a lot more patient both with myself and with others. But, I still get stressed, it’s hard not too when it’s usually me that has to play ‘Bad Cop’ with the children. That is fine though, it’s part of the human condition after all. I would like the rolls of ‘Good Cop/Bad Cop’ a bit more 50/50 though!

        10.     Is there anything as far as food that you will absolutely NOT eat?

Insects! Definitely not. I’ll leave them for the birds.

        11.     Do you own a website for your writing?

That’s easy – you’ve found me here, out here in the ether of worldpress!

Right, those were the pre-laid out questions. Now some ‘Facts About Myself’.

        1.     I began shaving my head at the tender age of 24yrs old.

        2.      My favourite colour is blue. Also Amritsar and Thor’s favourite colour.

        3.     I am ambidextrous, though I might have mentioned this on my blog in the past.

        4.     I have liked classical music since the age of 16. It started with listening to Gregorian Chants. I later went on to date a (ex)Gregorian Monk for a short while.

        5.     Dadda loves to make jam! And one day I want to publish a part recipe book / memoir. Full of jam making, served up with lots of witty banter! Possibly using excerpts from my blog. Dadda Gets Jammin’

        6.     John and I met in an infamous bar in West London (more years ago than I care to remember).

        7.     I often sunbathe in the nude!

        8.      I was once a licensed doorman in Westminster’s Soho and Covent Garden (London‘s West End)!

        9.     My Degree was ‘Silversmithing, innovation for a Industry. Oh! And I did year 1 of a Geology degree. That being cut short, due to our choice to start a family.

        10.     I lived above a brothel the 3 years before I met John.

        11.     My blood type is ‘Opositive. That makes me pretty normal, right?

Maybe we can just copy and paste the initial 11 questions asked of me guys? Just delete my answers and replace with your own!?!

My Nominees A

1. Anna Desseau https://homeschoolguru.org

2.  JJ’s Real Talk https://jjrealtalk.wordpress.com

3. Ingrid https://experimentsinfiction.com

I am only going to subject these 3 lovely people to this challenge not the 5 – 11 as recommended.

You don’t have to be nominated however to join in on the discussion and sharing. I’d love to see everyone’s answers! And thank you Mr Chiddicks, you really have made me think about a few things today! I don’t think this exercise will get registered with the Liebster Awards. It’s only a bit of fun really. Lol

Enjoy – let’s have some fun with it.

All my best wishes – Andi (and all the others who have played along with this thus far)!

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24 thoughts on “A Bit of Fun to Say a Little Bit More About Yourself”

  1. Andi, I also nominated you for the Vincent Ehindero award if you’re interested check out my post of the same name 🙂 Don’t worry if not but it’s there if you want it!

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      1. LOL. I will do my best not to, Andi. 🙂
        The sun is back here today and I am going to take my coffee and book out to the back yard and enjoy life!
        Have a great rest of your day, 🙂

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  2. Andi! Why you free spirited soul, you…haha you know I chuckled over here when I saw your fun fact #7. Also, I love that you have been able to travel. I’ve always wanted to come to London and Greece. Guess who will be checking out someone’s book? Me. Maybe your third one can be called A Full Moon since we survived being Quarantined haha. You are awesomeness. Thanks for the nomination too.

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    1. I just had to re-look at fun fact #7 hahahahaha! Indeed yes! I think that your answers would be very enlightening also!!! Lol, now All moons aside! Indeed, surviving quarantine – we must!

      Stay safe 😉 keep smiling JJ.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your inner most secrets, well almost, but it’s really great to get to know a little bit more about each other online, our paths cross for different reasons and its wonderful to share a little snippet of our lives with each other. I will certainly take a look at your books, thanks for sharing and taking part

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    1. Worldpress just lost your message Ingrid so I am writing this outside of the app! I hope you accept the nomination. It is a great way to give a little more insight into being you!

      On the matter of my book, I am told that is a great read. Also that it is hard to put it down! People are just ‘being nice’ to me, aren’t they? Lol

      I’m looking forward to reading some of your answers 🙂

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  4. Thanks so much for nominating me, Andi! I’m going to put together my post for this award next week. I can’t imagine you with hair somehow? So it makes sense you started shaving your head early. I also totally identify with your desire to potter in London alone for a day or a long weekend when this is all over. I have checked out your book a few times and considered buying it but now that’s you’ve given a brief overview it just sounds too fascinating..I am ordering it today!

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    1. Wow. The last bit first! Thank you for considering ‘Eighteen Moons’. You certainly won’t regret the read. I’ve been told, if you didn’t know it was non fiction, you really would just assume that it was fiction! A lot went on over that time!
      Yes a couple of days away would do just fine… I do miss London, but what with social distancing! We will see. Do let me know how you get on with the read and I am so looking forward to seeing some of your answers and facts next week Anna. It was fun to sit down and have a little think about things! 🤭

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      1. It sounds absolutely epic and such an amazing story to tell of how your family came together. I can’t wait to read it. Been wondering about Amritsar’s name ever since following your blog but I imagine I’ll find out more in the book.. (?)

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      2. Sadly the travels in India did not venture as far as the Pakistan boarder. But, yes we did consider all of their names thoughtfully and appropriately! Okay a sneaky peak! Amrit is actually a Hindu boys name. I just liked the place name. Amrit means food of the gods much like ambrosia does in Christianity. So Amritsar is the place of Amrit… 🌞

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      3. Oh that’s really beautiful and not at all the association I was pondering. Yes I can tell all your kids have very strong, meaningful names. Caleb was also one of our favourite boys names but it just didn’t work with our surname.

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