Questions and Answers

When I started this little blog,
I noticed that Awards were being given away.
Different awards from various people, each of them a nice gesture.
It’s already been a couple of weeks ago that I got a
‘Super Comments Award’ from the lovely Bron at Baby Space.
(who got hers from  the sweet Stacey, aka Design Addict Mom).

This nice award comes with a twist… a couple of questions….

In itself no biggie for me, but still, I had to put it on the back of my to-do list
(my list was filled with a little thing called moving…).
So sitting here in my pj’s with a fresh cup of tea,
I’m ready to answer the questions.
Are you ready? Set? Here we go…

* 1. Why do you blog?

I started this blog to give my running-around-like-a-mad-woman-thoughts some focus. And to be more creative again. At first I didn’t think anyone would be interested in reading it, but after only a few minutes being in Blog land, I got a comment and follower! It was from Kimberly, and another minute after her Desiree joined in! I was over the moon, because I was reading their blogs for some time already, never leaving a comment saying how much I liked their blogs. I was a silent reader. And then they actually gave me comments and joined my little blog! The third comment came from another blogster who also just stepped into Blogland, from the blog A house and Home, she was and still is so friendly to me, although I don’t know her name, it doesn’t really matter in Blogland. So the why in this is, I love the interaction I get with people in the blogging world! It is something I look forward too and I’m glad I started this journey. As my sister-in-law Naomi said, no matter where I will live, I can take blogging with me. She is absolutely right!

* 2. What are your 3 best memories? 

Well, as a proud mum of two daughters you can guess what I’m about to say… And no, it’s not having my babies, I mean seriously, delivering a baby is painful and hard work, but think 5 to 10 seconds later and voila! Best memory number one and two is holding my girls for the first time in my arms with my sweetheart next to me. I know, cliché but true. And I can’t pick another single memory because there are so many of them in so many forms, like being with friends and family and laughing together or when I’m helping someone with something small or big, their thank you is a sweet memory too.

* 3. Name four of the best fiction books you’ve read.

Pffff! That’s a hard one… It depends when I was reading them. Different times, different books and we have a lot of books in our house. But there is a series of books that I never get tired of reading… Don’t laugh, but I’m a big Harry Potter fan. I think J.K. Rowling writes brilliant. I love so many of her sentences, the way she puts them together and takes you into that world, love it!

* 4. What are the 5 best movies ever made?

Again, pfff! The pressure of choosing…. Ok, I like:
Beaches, with Bette Middler, a real girlfriend movie.
The Matrix, nr. 1, with Keanu Reeves, Sweetheart and I watched it so many times.
The Godfather, 1, 2, and 3, with Al Pacino, one of my favourite classics.
(scratching my head here…. what else….)
Oh yes, Charlie and Lola, everything, starring Charlie and Lola.
(it’s a children’s cartoon, for the people who are raising eyebrows).
Although they never made a movie… Do tv series count?
Because if so, I love Sex and the City, series and movies!

Wait, I have to make more tea…..
….. Ok, next question…

* 5. Name five things you can’t live without.

Things? Things…. eh,… I don’t think I would die missing these things, they make life more comfortable or bring back memories. Having said that, I would not like to miss my car, my contact lenses, every single photo we have of the girls, books and my morning coffee with milk and sugar. Actually, the photo’s are backed up because I would be very, very, very miserable if they would be gone forever.

* 6. If you could change your name, what would it be?

I think I would change it to Charlie. I love that name, even though it’s more common for a boy.

* 7. Tell us a unique and interesting fact about yourself.

I don’t know if it’s unique or interesting but I like to read magazines from back to front. And I count things when I get bored or almost get mad, like the tiles in the bathroom or magazines in a waiting room. It can be anything that my eye catches and that you can count….

* 8. If you could have a Freaky Friday experience,
who would you change places with?

I don’t think I would do that, even if I could. I like being Maureen.

* 9. What is the best thing about being a woman?

I believe that it’s a gift to bring another human being into the world, only a woman can do that. But on a lighter note, the fact that we can do more things at the same time, or totally change our minds in a matter of seconds or that we don’t have something hanging and swinging outside our body but everything is nicely tucked inside or put in a bra, well that’s priceless!

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 So! Done!
Some of these questions I wouldn’t normally think about, so having to do it was fun.
Thanks Bron!
Have you met Bron already? Her blog is super, go have fun exploring!

And now I would like to give this
Super Comments Award
to some other lovely blogger ladies from the following blogs:

Coté Provence

A house and Home

It’s me

Little Bear Studio

Nice Day at Rosies

T’s Daily Treasures

Thank you for all your comments, this is for you!

Have a good Monday everyone!

Maureen
xx

22 thoughts on “Questions and Answers

  1. JANE

    Very enjoyable, Maureen. I love this type of post. You’re right, Bron is lovely. Now I’m off to check out A house and home. J x

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  2. Natasha

    What a lovely post! Great pictures and I loved getting to know you a bit more. Congrats on your sweet “award”.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  3. Laura

    Aww Maureen… I love your blog… loved getting to know you a little better… I’m sure if we existed outside the Blogosphere we would be friends, sharing a cup of tea and a good old chit chat. So happy that we both met through our blogs! Lx
    P.s I love the little bird cups!

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  4. Coté Provence

    Hi Maureen,
    i am so thankful and excited! My first award! Now, I will have to answer these questions? … right?
    I really enjoyed learning more about you. You count things??? I do that as well when I get bored!! this is amazing!
    THANK YOU my dear friend! you really made my day!

    xoxo

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  5. Draffin Bears

    Hi Maureen,

    I loved reading all the things that make up you and for giving me this sweet Panda Award.
    Thank you very much and it is lovely to have your friendship and even though we are on the opposite sides of the world, we have found each others blogs.
    Hope that the new house is going well and have a happy week

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  6. Stacey

    I loved, loved reading your answers. I get excited too whenever, i get a new follower and i remembered when i got my first comment, i was over the moon with delight! Thanks for the link love:-). I also tend to read or peruse my magazines from back to front too. I was beginning to wonder about why i did that; i’m happy to know that i’m not the only one:-). XX

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  7. Sarah

    I am really enjoying your lovely blog Maureen and it was so nice to get to know you a little better…I know what you mean about morning coffee! yum x

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  8. A House and Home

    Great post…I really enjoyed getting to know you better. I am sure we would be friends in person if I just happened to pick up and move to Switzerland. Crazier things have happened, I guess. You never know where life will lead you. Thanks for tagging me – wow, this is going to be hard! I guess I have been a bit too shy. You and Laura are breaking me out of my shell! xoxo Anne

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  9. It's me

    Congratulations with the award !! …and thanks given it to me……..o het mag in het Nederlands……….hahahahh!!……ik zet hem op mijn blog….maar ben bang dat je geen antwoorden krijgt…….zoveel werk altijd…maar wie weet…..ga ik het een keer doen…..fijne dag nogmaals dank je wel !! liefs Ria….

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  10. T's Daily Treasures

    Hey Maureen. Enjoyed reading more about you. And all the images you posted are lovely. I’m off to visit a couple of the blogs you mentioned and then I have to put my thinking cap on before I post this award. Hope you are having a great day! :) Tammy

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  11. Bron @ Baby Space

    Yay! Love reading your answers Maureen. We love Charlie and Lola too, and Beaches was my first fave ‘grownup’ movie…

    AND (of course) I agree that blogging is a great creative outlet :)

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  12. mydesignchic

    Loved reading your comments – especially the first question and how you remember exactly who your first comments were from…so do I!! Such a thrill ~ and getting put on someone’s blogroll…the best!!

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  13. Miss Sew & So

    i had to stop for another tea too….we would go through pots together would we not!!

    loved getting to know you even more…if we could have an afternoon of all the *godfather movies*…followed by all the *charlie & lola’s* then finish with a glass of wine and all the* sex in the city* series…we’d be two happy gals together….

    i too, love those bird teacups and the milkshake cups…

    hugs…melissa xxx

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  14. Miss Sew & So

    i had to stop for another tea too….we would go through pots together would we not!!

    loved getting to know you even more…if we could have an afternoon of all the *godfather movies*…followed by all the *charlie & lola’s* then finish with a glass of wine and all the* sex in the city* series…we’d be two happy gals together….

    i too, love those bird teacups and the milkshake cups…

    hugs…melissa xxx

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  15. Miss Sew & So

    i had to stop for another tea too….we would go through pots together would we not!!

    loved getting to know you even more…if we could have an afternoon of all the *godfather movies*…followed by all the *charlie & lola’s* then finish with a glass of wine and all the* sex in the city* series…we’d be two happy gals together….

    i too, love those bird teacups and the milkshake cups…

    hugs…melissa xxx

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  16. Jill

    Hi Maureen
    Thank you for giving me an award and now I am going to try and leave all my answers:
    Why do I blog: I think it is creative and its like having all my fellow bloggers around for coffee and a chat!
    3 best memories: Giving birth to Marcus, then Oliver and finally Alexander!!!
    4 best books
    The Magic Apple Tree – Susan Hill
    A Year in Provence – Peter Mayle
    Chocolate by Joanna Harris
    Anything by Katie Fforde
    5 Best movies
    Notting Hill
    The Railway Children
    Truly Madly Deeply
    A Good Year
    Coco before Channel
    Change name I love the name Henrietta
    Unique and Interesting facts
    Like you Maureen I collect magazines can’t throw them away. Love chocolate and hate washing up or clearing up after cooking!!
    Freaky Friday – love to be a Jane Austin heroine for a day!
    Best thing about being a Woman – pretty clothes, make up, all things girlie
    That was fun Maureen.
    have a lovely day
    hugs Jill

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