What! Another award nomination!
That’s what I thought when the lovely Jenny Pugh nominated me for a Liebster award. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – its always a pleasure to receive a nomination from one of my fellow bloggers. It means I’m doing something right! And it’s great to have received this nomination from Jenny because I am a huge fan of her blog The World Of Jenny Pugh, and I always look forward to her posts – and I’m not just saying that because she’s reading this! 😉This is actually my second Liebster nomination but who’s counting, right? And who cares? I’m always thrilled to get nominated!The rules of the Liebster Award are pretty straightforward:
- You thank the person who nominated you
- Answer the questions given to you by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate eleven bloggers for this award.
- Think of eleven questions to ask your nominees.
So first things first, I’d like to thank Jenny for this nomination. She’s actually been following Nostalgia Pie pretty much since the early days and has always been very enthusiastic about my posts and very supportive. So thank you, Jenny – you’re the best. And if you’ve never checked out The World Of Jenny Pugh, do so now. You’ll get a sneak peak into Jenny’s fabulous world and see what a thoroughly nice lady she is. 😊
1. Which film do you think everybody should see, and why?
Goodness there are tons of films I think everyone should see but just off the top off my head I would have to say Grease purely for the feel good factor, the awesome songs, and those fantastic outfits, and the fact that you could never feel glum after having watched it. I dare you not to walk away singing and dancing after having watched Grease!
2. If money were no object, what would you do with your time?
There’s so much I would like to do! Blog; write a novel; travel, and create housing for homeless people, create jobs for the unemployed, spend more time with the people I care about among many, many other things. Oh to live the dream!!!
3. Do you have any funny responses when you receive spam phonecalls?
Sadly no – I’m way too polite! I can’t remember when was the last time I got a spam call anyway because I hardly ever get them but I really should think of some responses – just in case…
4. Is there any animal that you’d like as a pet, but can’t because they’re not really ‘in the house’ pets?
Unfortunately the fella and I can’t keep pets because of our allergies so most animals would be ‘not in the house pets.’ But ever since I was a very young child, I’ve loved peacocks. They’re absolutely stunning and there’s something so majestic about them so yeah, I wouldn’t mind having a peacock!
5. If a film was being made about your life, what would they call it and who would you want to play you?
Never Born To Follow would be the title of the film which incidentally is also the title of one of my favourite songs. I can’t really think of anyone famous who looks like me, so I suppose my niece or cousin could play the younger me, and my sister the older me. Besides my sister has been around for most of my life so she already knows the plot!
6. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
Everything! I enjoy the whole process that goes into writing a post from concept to research to finished article, and that it gives me a chance to write about things that really interest me from my point of view. Blogging also enables me to come across some awesome blogs that I enjoy reading which I could very easily have missed, and it’s brought me into contact with some fantastic bloggers.
7. What was your favourite place that you’ve ever been?
There’s just way too many to name! I have many favourites because lots of places I have been to are special to me in one way or another but I will give a special shout out to Bournemouth on the coast because I totally fell in love with the place and I have very to fond memories of the time we spent living there. It totally broke my heart to leave. 😓😓
9. What was the first record/cassette/CD/download single you ever bought?
Michael Jackson’s Dangerous CD. I bought that with my very own money that I earned from two weeks work experience. I listened to it constantly on repeat until my dad got sick of it. In my humble opinion, Dangerous was Michael Jackson’s best ever album and I could listen to it endlessly even now and never get bored of it. Furthermore, every time I hear the album it brings back great memories of the early nineties, secondary school and my early teenage years.
10. What do you love most about where you live?
Well I’ve only just moved to Massachusetts so I’m still trying to explore my new surroundings and discover what’s here. But what I love without a shadow of a doubt is that I live just outside of Boston – the city that gave us New Kids On The Block! I’ve been a massive fan since I was eleven and ever since I clapped eyes on the five bad brothers from the bean town land, I’ve wanted to live in Boston (or as in my case now, near it!) and I can’t believe my dream has come true! Aside from the New Kids connection, Boston has a lot of history, culture, and a distinctly English vibe that I’ve never felt in the other states I’ve visited. It also has great seafood and I love the Bostonian accent!
11. What made you start blogging?
I have a few other blogs out there but Nostalgia Pie was the one that kicked everything off. I was coming across a lot of things from my childhood: TV shows; pop artists, clothing, books…things I’d long forgotten about. And I remember the buzz I got when I stumbled across them again. I’d thought about blogging for a while but couldn’t find a topic I was interested in enough to blog about consistently. I suppose you could say the topic found me! Childhood memories make me very happy and I wanted to share that with those who had an interest in the seventies, eighties and nineties knowing that they’d get the same buzz from it as I do.
THE BLOGGERS I WISH TO NOMINATE:
This is the part I always find difficult because there are so many great blogs out there. Blogs nominated for a Liebster award need to fit within a certain criteria, and I normally follow these guidelines but just this once, I’m going to pick the eleven blogs which have interested me the most recently. Nominees don’t have to participate if they don’t wish to, and even though I try very hard not to nominate bloggers who don’t wish to receive nominations, if I’ve selected you, I’m sorry! 😮
1. Every Number One https://everynumberone.wordpress.com/
2. Tangled Up In Music https://tangledupinmusic.wordpress.com/
3. MyEighties https://myeighties.wordpress.com
4. Movie Rob https://movierob.wordpress.com/
5. Cinema Parrot Disco https://table9mutant.wordpress.com/
6. What’s On Where https://whatsonwhere.wordpress.com/
7. The Nostalgia Blog http://thenostalgiablog.com/
8. Sconesavvy https://sconesavvy.wordpress.com/
9. Adventures Of An Author’s Wife https://jennypughuk.wordpress.com/
10. Tamarind And Thyme https://tamarindandthyme.wordpress.com
11. Miss Marzipan http://missmarzipan.com/
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE NOMINEES:
Now this is the part of the process I do enjoy especially as it gives me a chance to get to know my fellow bloggers a little better. I’m going to do things a little differently to how I normally would and base my questions around a theme, so surprise surprise, I’m choosing a nostalgia theme!
Nobody really liked school dinners but was there anything on your school canteen’s menu that you actually looked forward to tucking into?
Punk, new romantic or cheesy pop?
What sitcom from your childhood did your family used to gather around the TV to watch?
Who was your first teen crush?
What’s your favourite eighties’ movie?
What was your biggest fashion disaster?
Is there any long forgotten food item that you’re hoping will make a comeback?
What was your best ever childhood Christmas present?
Did you ever read any comics when you were a child?
What was your favourite playground game?
If a time machine could take you back to either the seventies, eighties or nineties, which decade would you choose and why?