Kreativ Blogger Award

 

Last week, in between the final entry in the Dust It Off Bloghop and the launch of M. Pax's The Backworlds, Sherry of  Mama Diaries presented me with the Kreativ Blogger Award. Thank you Sherry!

Following the lead of Sherry, in response to the award, I'm going to write ten facts about myself. Only, as an added twist, one of them will be fake. Can you spot which isn't real?

1. In 2009 I met WWE superstar Christ Jericho at a book signing. He told me my t-shirt of Animal from the Muppets was cool. 

2. The first story I every wrote was a "fan fiction" based on my science teacher, when I was fifteen. The story was about a girl with magical powers (she often levitated to class in stead of walking) who used said powers to make her teacher fall in love with her! I kept it hidden under my mattress, and worked on it in secret every night in bed. 

3. I've been abroad four times in my life. To Yugoslavia when I was three years-old, to Germany with the school when I was fourteen, to Majorca with my mum, sister and (at the time) step-dad when I was sixteen, and to Crete with my dad and sister when I was seventeen. 

4. My (maternal) grandfather is of Turkish decent, though he moved to England with a scholarship at the age of sixteen. He still has a holiday home in a little village called Tuzkoy, where a lot of his relatives live.

5. For Christmas last year, my mum took me and my sister to see the Nutcracker ballet. I've been obsessed with the story of the Nutcracker since I was a child, and it was one of the most magical experiences of my life. 

6. When I got married in 2010, my wedding dress was fuschia pink. I had a handmade bouquet of pink tulips, roses, gerberas, and a lot of the wedding decorations (balloons etc.) were also pink. Hubby refused to wear a pink tie though. His outfit was black and white, and looked amazing on him.

7. I've seen the WWE wrestle live twice. Both times have been in Sheffield. The first time was with my (now) husband, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, and the second time was with my now (husband) and friend. The second time, we stopped in a Bed and Breakfast, and the shower was in the middle of the shared bedroom, so Hubby and I had to go down to the bar while my friend showered.

8. My dad is a Jehovah's Witness, and I was raised in the religion until the age of twelve, when he said I was old enough to make the decision if I wanted to go to meetings or not. Of course, my twelve year-old self thought stopping in bed on a Sunday morning was much more appealing. Though I don't follow their religion today, I am still friendly with Jehovah's Witnesses, and enjoy chatting with them whenever they stop buy.

9. As a teenager, I was a massive supporter of Midlands football team Aston Villa, and with my dad I've seen them play at least seven times, including three times against Tottenham Hotspur, and twice against Manchester United - one of which times was at the Man U grounds Old Trafford, in an executive box, the tickets for which my dad got as a gift from a work client.

10.  My oldest son was due to be born on my twentieth birthday. He was born a week early, meaning I still got to go out for a few drinks to celebrate. I tell him now (nine years later) that he was considerate enough to come early so that I could still go out. 

And in the spirit of the award, I'm 'tagging' ten people to give the award to. I'm going to choose new followers, as a way of getting to know people better.

I tag:
  1. Clarissa Draper
  2. Mary Pax 
  3. Christine Rains 
  4. Pamela Skjolsvik 
  5. DazeDiva 
  6. Jaybird 
  7. FrostLord 
  8. Peaches Ledwidge 
  9. Rachel Searles
  10. Andrea Teagan
Feel free to take part if you wish, and write some facts about yourself. If you haven't got time, that's fine. I still want you to have the award, and know I read and enjoy all of your blogs, even if I don't always have time to comment.

Later on in the week, I will post which of the ten facts about me was fake. 





16 comments:

  1. To this day, one of my favourite memories of you is the day you went to see Chris Jericho! I so badly wanted to come with you, and I loved that you shared every minute with me - it was awesome!

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    1. It was an amazing experience, and I'm glad I got to share it with it, even if I couldn't be in person. I don't think I would have gotten through it, and not thrown up, without you.

      It was also the day I got my second village on Travian ... ah, the good old days!

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  2. Congratulations! Wow, no idea which one is fake.

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    1. Thank you. I'll reveal the fake in a few days. :)

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  3. I'm guessing #7 is the fake one. I'm so glad your son was born before your birthday (if that's a true one!). The same thing happened to me. I was fully expecting to be in the hospital on my birthday. Fortunately, I got to enjoy it at home -albeit a little sleep deprived!

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    1. Thank you. I'll reveal the fake in a few days. (If true) then my sons have a pattern of being due on special day, as my youngest was due on Boxing Day, but was born a few days before Christmas.

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  4. They are some cool facts; I always struggle with thinking up 10 interesting things about myself! I don't know which one is fake, but I'm going to just take a guess at No 6.

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    1. Thank you. Believe me, I struggled with these facts! I'll reveal the fake in a few day. :D

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  5. Wow, I can't believe which one would be false. I'm going with #3 because you could have been abroad more times or less than that. Nice facts. And thanks for thinking of me for the award.

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    1. You're welcome, thanks for commenting on the post and having a guess.

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  6. Hey Clare- Thank you so much for including me! This would be my first time, so I am completely thrilled.

    Um, how cool is it that Chris Jericho liked your shirt? Amazing story. And love, love love if you wore a pink wedding dress. Pink is my fav color, but for some reason, I almost always choose to wear black. :) Hmmm, not too sure which of the facts are a fake. You are too good of a writer. If I had to guess, possibly #5?

    Again, thank you for sending the love my way.

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    1. You're very welcome! You blog is one I greatly enjoy.

      I'd love to comment on your guesses, but I really don't want to give anything away. :D

      Again, you're welcome. And thanks for commenting. :D

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  7. I got awarded this by someone else this week, and I just posted it today! But, thank you so much for the award. I definitely like your graphic better than the one I got:(

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    1. You're welcome. I'm gonna check out your facts now. :D

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  8. Congratulations on the award and thank you for passing it on! Hmm, intriguing facts. I've got to go see which one is fake now!

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    1. Thank you, and you're welcome. :D

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