Liebster award

“Oh Er Missus”, here I am, a newish blogger and I get nominated for an award, and I’m so pleased….I think

I wasn’t  sure of how these things work, how to compete with all the SAHM’s out there ,what my blog would benefit from, or even  the true meaning of Liebster so I “googled that bit ”  and found out its “ somewhere between sweetheart, beloved person, darling dear, darling; beloved, liked very much; affectionate, loving, favorite, preferred above others; liked or loved above others

For the rest of it , I guess it works by e@word of mouth commonly referred to as “PLS RT ” and that’s the ” award ”

I realize that  SAHM’s have more time than me so I can’t compete, and “ it doesn’t matter “ as if it’s not fun I don’t do it ( blog that is )

All of which are pretty positive, so if that’s what Abi of muminahurry thinks then I must be doing something right. So thanks for the nomination (it means a lot)

The rules I have to comply with: liebster2

  • Credit  back to the blog that chose you , you in your post – Done
  • Answer the 10 questions they Posed  – Done
  • think hard to find 10 new questions for your choices – Done
  • And obviously nominate at least 10 new bloggers– Done
  • Comment on this post when you´re done, so we can follow the trail– Done

So, here we go. Here are the questions that Abi posed me, with my answers:

  1. Favorite drink – Coffee, – that’s easy ( iced peach latte to be precise )
  2. First pet’s name – Honey Pie, not really mine, Mum & dads Labrador when I was a kid , so all the fun & no Vets bills
  3. Favorite movie trilogy –  so easy  this one before it had 1 2 & 3 added, original Star wars ( 4 5 & 6 ) but 7 looks good
  4. Your proudest moment/s –The birth of my children and Getting Wed
  5. UK holidays or foreign climes –foreign climes
  6. Favorite naughty treat – BBC Baguette ( Bacon Brie & Cranberry )
  7. Where do you run to when you need to escape – I don’t run, I stay and try to sort it out,
  8. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be – would lose weight I guess *
  9. Conversely what is your favorite thing about you – How I fit into my family
  10. Other than your partner and kids, –My mum & dad as they helped me become what I am today & they are proud of me

My nominees are:

  1. @osborne2029 of wordpress.com because it seems like a clean light-hearted Blog
  2. @labelsforlunch of fashionforlunch.net as it’s all the things I would like to wear ( see above *)
  3. The admin @pbloggersnet of pbloggers.co.uk I know this one’s a cheat , but without the support from this channel as a novice, I would have given up on the blogging, a true, Honest blog, doesn’t look to be in it for the glory  and really likes to help others , hosts forums. and to me seems to sum up what I would like my blog to be.

I have listed these 3 as influential to me for the reasons I mention. I would add just 1 more to the list

Tina  who  admins thesoupdragonsays  a lady  I knew before blogging, back in the days BI ( before Internet )  and although it’s a different style of blog, and lots of it is sponsored, it shows you what  a blog can do if it’s given time

 

I am still new to this so 10 nominees is a little hard, but I suppose  just because I like to read  what they blog, and I go back to them I could add these to the list. They don’t all ” word press “, some are Google+ and other channels.some may even have enough followers already, but that’s not why I follow them

twitter.com/CoolTownCrier   @cooltowncrier  who blogs On Twitter all that is going on in the local area

twitter.com/adursol   @adursol who have taken on planning a great local event and really show  how to embrace social media  for support and ” electronic word of mouth ”

twitter.com/HOBODataLoggers   @hobodataloggers a world-class manufacturer, special as it’s a global brand that you probably haven’t heard of. It pays all its taxes and puts ” a lot back in ”

www.tempcon.co.uk/   @tempconuk  I may be biased on this one, but a UK manufacturer, supplying globally. Been around a long time (30+ years ) so must be doing something right. and a good place to work

twitter.com/JudeandOllie    @JudeandOllie another lady I met in the real world in the early days of the internet . One of the best Blogs I  get  sent through , that I enjoy reading and having a chuckle.

 

Now I’ve done that Here are my questions for my nominees:

  1. What started you blogging and does it still drive you today?
  2. What really annoys you, things, events or people?
  3. Local British shop / manufacturer or Global Brand?
  4. Favorite Naughty treat (sorry to copy it, but what a great question)?
  5. Real world meet ups, or keep it online?
  6. Allow kids to play as we did, or wrap them in cotton wool?
  7. In 2014 what makes someone a “celebrity “?
  8. Old school, Politically Correct or somewhere between?
  9. More of it if it’s cheaper and will break, or less of it as a higher quality higher price product?
  10. The thing you look forward to most each & every  day?

So this one makes me sad….

as reported on www.bbc.co.uk/news  I think this  is a wrong choice by the BBC, Charts should be based on sales, where s  the fun in clinically clicking a button for your music, maybe I’m too ” old ” Oldmanleslie.

it was fun buying vinyl, it felt good. it still sounds better and it looks good ( only my opinion)

but here’s the rational argument. For example, one of my old faves. I have this  behind me on a cd, and somewhere on an old vinyl. bought in shops, so I assume I have paid my fees to the artist. And therefore I can listen to it on some service for free.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBUT0cxtHlgBastille

but if all I pay is to stream the track and listen when I want, I don’t own a copy out right. so if this is the thin end of the wedge, will there one day only be streamed music available ..

rant over , let me know what you though of the old classic

 

Coconut latte…..this is going to be a new one on me

So yes,I like my coffee at the weekend….
Yes we have gone back to Sainsbury as opposed to Tesco….
So I can sneak a coffee in while Mrs oldmanleslie shops….

Never tried coconut latte….

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But its lovely…not sickly,not too sweet.

Just right…… Well done sainsburys ….and I only stumbled across is as they had run out of boring vanilla

A blog that is worth watching for Mobility issues ( south coast UK )

This one is a bit regional , but well worth a look if you are based on the south coast an d have, or know any one with Mobility Issues that could  do with a helping Hand from time to time

https://oldmanlesliesblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/23/just-to-increase-awareness-really-cos-its-all-about-the-sharing/?relatedposts_exclude=2269

So How Many Music formats do you span…

at the time , one of my favourite tracks on the first album that my girlfriend at the time ( Now “mrs Oldmanleslie” for a long time bought me ) ….. It was played to almost breaking in the car at the time , and i think finally the cassette player managed to chew it up , I couldn’t even repair it with a Bic Biro.
It just made me realise, i have a vinyl collection 7,12 inch and albums that sound great , a stack of CD’s and still a few tapes that i can no longer play , Various hard drives of MP3 tracks , and little Micro SD cards in the car ….
And of course like the link at the top , i can tap into non existent music that is streamed…..  But i never had any 8 tracks

So whats the next format do we think

Inspiration comes from Many places …

Another tune, Not quite so far back this time, But one I remember thinking was pretty good  ” back in the day ” and now , I’m thinking of trying to get our band to have a go at it .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2PB1U9aejc

What a brilliant weekend ….so far

This has been a truly brilliant week ,  work has been good, then again it usually is in the summer, Lots of meetings planned for the coming months and  an exhibition coming up  that i think is going to be good.  Met with some relations that I hadn’t seen for a while this week as well.  I cant name them here, but if i say all the very best to Mason, i can send them a link ( isnt  the www wonderful)

And then it was Saturday,  a trip up to Crawley to  an event called the Crawley Mela ( what a cultural eye opener that was for me ) thanks to Jan & Ivan  ( another link i will have to send …)

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Home in time for number 01 son to go skating without me, not a problem as im sure i inhibit him. he is just too good to say so

A lay in this morning, a leisurely day  of not  doing much at all really

My good lady  made a lovely tea tonight.

And a few minutes blogging  before i go out into the garden

Hope your weekends have been as enjoyable as mine , and if you  have kids off school on long holidays , don’t forget http://www.free-events.co.uk/

Have a great week

What a way to spend a week off…

So, my first blog post, What a scary thought, how to complete it, will any one actually  see it. I guess the only way to find out is to give it a go and see….

Had this week just past off from Tempcon   and this year as a family  we decided to have what they call in the UK  a “Stay-Cation “. Managed to get a few things done that we wanted around the house, Didn’t need the usual trip to B&Q  as  the cold & bad weather that we have had previously  meant No gardening.

Obviously being off meant yesterday was clear  for a spot of drumming with the band  which is always good .

A day out with the family at Chessington  went down well. In fact tempered with a couple of sessions  for the number one son  at the Driving School  and a spot of retail therapy at Ikea as number two son loves the hot-dogs  it hasn’t been a bad week off.

And then to top it all off, I followed  the example and started to do  some of the on-line Competitions  that a friend and a cousin had been doing for a while  & knowing that they had  won  things i was optimistic

I got my first win. Dont worry it not a life changer

Any how, that’s probably a bad attempt at a first blog, but  we all have to start somewhere