Monday, April 17, 2017

One lovely blog award

I recently got nominated twice for a lovely blog award which made me happy. So thanks so much to delayedbutnotdeniedblog and ivfbabychick! I feel like I've made some good friends in the blogging world and connected with some great people which has been really nice. Deylaedbutnotdenied and her husband have been trying everything and praying to be able to start a family soon. Pop over and show her some support. Ivfbabychick is currently pregnant with her IVF baby after a hard journey to get there and I'm delighted for her!

The rules of the One Lovely blog award are;


  1. Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  2. Post about the award
  3. Share seven facts about yourself
  4. Nominate other people (15 at most)
  5. Tell your nominees the good news!



So let's see, seven things about me...

1) I'm not particularly adventurous. I enjoy things like reading and going to the cinema as opposed to extreme sports. However, I surprised everyone during my year of travel by pushing myself outside of my comfort zone and even doing a skydive in New Zealand! It was a cool experience for sure. That said, I'm not in a big rush to do another one now I've ticked it off my bucket list!

2) I remember most of my dreams. Occasionally I even have somewhat lucid ones where I have some control over what happens. When that occurs I'll usually try to do something cool like flying. I have a recurring bad dream about a tsunami coming towards me which I often have when I'm feeling overwhelmed by things.

3) I saw Mel Gibson when he was over in Ireland filming Braveheart! He got out of a sports car with a female companion and walked towards the national art gallery. His hair was long. I also saw Kevin Spacey when he was in Ireland filming Ordinary Decent Criminal. It was during my Summer holidays from college and I also got to be an extra walking in the background during one scene. Though I've watched the film and didn't actually see myself so maybe it was cut. Ah well!

4) I can't get enough Karaoke. I can't sing but I love it all the same! When I was about 12 I even had a karaoke party! I had a kid microphone and several video tapes with 80s songs you could sing along to such as Material girl. I also love to dance.

5) In fact I had quite a few "themed" parties over the years. For my 18th birthday I had a murder mystery dinner party. Everyone had to come as a character and had a rough script to follow and then at the end we attempted to guess who the 'murderer' was.

6) Classical studies was my favourite subject in school. We learnt about Greek and Roman mythology and read The Odyssey. What wasn't to like? I had a great teacher which also helped.

7) English is my first language. Irish would probably be my second given I started learning it from a young age in school (like most Irish children do). Ever since moving to Germany, along with the fact I hardly have opportunities to us it any more, I've lost a lot of the language which is a pity. German seems to have replaced it in my brain! I also learned French in school and know a little bit.

So there you have it. I'm not sure how interesting that was, but those were the only things I could think of on the spot!
I would like to nominate the following blogs;


14 comments:

  1. Tsunami dreams are the worst! I have one at least once a year. Or some sort of end of the world dream.

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    1. yeah they are really scary! You know something really bad is about to happen but are powerless to stop it.

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  2. You are much more interesting than me!

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    1. ah no, I'm not. You've lots of interesting stories too :)

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  3. oh man, if i had a dream with a tsunami in it, i'd wake up crying. legit fear for sure. my recurring nightmares have the guy from hocus pocus in it.. you know the one, with his mouth all stitched up? i'm not even kidding either.
    i would love to skydive. we are going to NZ in a couple of months and my husband is firmly against it lol. we'll see!

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    1. oh gosh, that guy from hocus pocus sounds really scary. I would hate to see someone like that in a dream! Normally I wake up before the water actually hits me in the tsunami dream or just after and it just feels like floating for awhile. I do wake up in a shock though! Oh yeah, you should try to convince your husband to go skydiving. It's not as scary as people imagine! It is so high up that it sort of feels unreal.

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  4. It is lovely to learn a bit more about you :-). I loved classical studies, too. Especially when we went to Rome to see all the ancient ruins...

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    1. Aw thanks! Oh yeah I love going to ancient Roman sites and learning about how the people used to live back then, really interesting!

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  5. Thanks for the shout out! I LOVE that you had a murder mystery party! I may suggest that to my husband for my next birthday!

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    1. haha, yeah a murder mystery party is a lot of fun!

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  6. Hey, Dubs: Sorry it took me so long to write. Thank you so much for the shout-out, that's so sweet, I really appreciate it, your support, and friendship. #5 - how cool! I enjoyed getting to know you better.

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    1. Yea I found it interesting learning more about you during your lovely blog award post too :)

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  7. Thank you for nominating me. It'll probably take me a little while to answer, but I will do so eventually. I'll answer your questions. ^^

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  8. You are so lovely. I look forward to doing my post in response! Haha re karaoke. I LOVE it too! If I had it my way I would not let go of the mic. I want it all to myself. And no I can't sing either haha. xxx

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