My very first award!

August 31, 2012

I have been given my very first award, courtesy of Melanie of Bag and a Beret. It is a great honour as Melanie’s blog is one of my favourites: her wit and art are a lot of fun, not to mention the fun outfits.

So, now I must complete a quiz Melanie put together, so you can all get to know me better!

1. On a desert island, which would you choose, a pocket knife or a solar-powered e-reader?
Definitely a solar powered E-reader. I’m not outdoorsy enough to be able to use the pocket knife well, enough and a couple of books would be great to spend the time with.

2. As one of 27 island castaways, what would be your job: hut-builder, chef, caregiver, tailor, banker, other?

I’d be the tailor and make everyone wear my ill produced clothes (I only have a rough idea on clothes making, but would like to learn a bit more)

3. Would you like some fries with that?
Sometimes, but not all the time, or else I’d be double the size I am!

4. What’s the meaning of life (in ten words or less)?

Cuddling with your partner and petting the cats.

5. Zip-lining in a rain forest, deep sea fishing in the Bahamas, or spelunking in Brunei?
Deep sea fishing sounds like fun and the Bahamas are very pretty this time of the year, it seems.

6. What’s the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?

Maybe Children of Men. It depicts a not so far dystopian future, that seems awfully possible. The baby scene always makes me cry!

7. One night of guilt-free lust, who with: Prince Charles, Steve Buscemi, Mister Ed (a talking palomino horse from a 1960s American sitcom by the same name), Portia de Rossi?
Definitely Steve Buscemi! He’s very attractive even though he’s not the handsomest man in the world, plus seems to be really nice and a lot of fun!

8. What’s your favourite flower?

The little men orchids, aren’t they sweet?

9. Do you ever dream that your teeth are falling out?

Yes and it’s quite disturbing.

10. Which is your favourite: mice, spiders or snakes?
Maybe snakes, they don’t scare me at all and are amazing creatures. Plus it’s my Chinese Zodiac sign.

11. Which way is north?

Where the mossy side of the tree trunks are facing. I don’t know why I know this as I have no sense of orientation whatsoever.

I also need to write 11 Facts about myself:

1 – I used to work as a colourist before my current job, doing storyboards for advertising and comics with another artist.
2 – when I was a kid I wanted to be a fashion designer. I seem to have forgotten about that for a few years and have later rediscovered an interest for clothes and fashion as means of expression.
3 – One of my dream jobs would be personal shopper – I could go shopping with other people’s money and that would be brill!
4 – I have been blogging on and off since 2003 or so. Good old Livejournal!
5 – I did a runway show when I was 6 years old for the brand Kispo.
6 –  I have an unhealthy obsession for shoes but you may have noticed that by now.
7 – I have 16 tattoos in total (re-did one and added another one last weekend)
8 – I have only just learned how to ride a bicycle.
9 – One of my earliest memories is of drawing all over my tummy and then my grandparents bathing me to wash the felt tip ink away
10 – I have sported a mohican style hairdo a few years back.
11 – I don’t watch tv, so don’t ask me if I’ve seen this or that advert.

Name 11 new awardees (and notify them of their nomination):

1 – Helga von Trollop
2 – Walking colors
3 – Senora Allnut
4 – Mis Papelicos 
5 – Pull Yr Socks Up!
6 – The Secondhand Years
7 – Vintage Vixen
8 – POUM! la Mode
9 – Teeto
10 – Dross into Gold
11 – Style Montreal Sud- Est

Ask the new awardees 11 new questions:

1 – What do you want to be when you grow up?
2 – Sweet or savoury?
3 – What would be your dream home – a palmtree hut at a paradise beach or a log cabin on a snowy mountain?
4 – What was your most embarracing moment ever?
5 – What was the victory you are most proud of?
6 – What was/is your favourite pair of shoes ever?
7 – How many pairs of shoes do you own (come on, be honest!)
8 – What is your favourite place to go to in your town?
9 – What’s your favourite dinosaur?  (thank you David)
10 – Are you a cat or a dog person, and why?
11 – What has been the most memorable trip you have made?

I sure want to see the answers to these questions!!

To recap, here are the rules:

1. The new nominee must post 11 things about him/herself.
2. Answer the 11 questions from the person who gave you the award.
3. Choose 11 new nominees and link them in your post.
4. Create 11 questions for the bloggers you’ve nominated.
5. Go and tell them that they’ve been nominated.
6. No tag back! (I don’t really know what this means…so I ignored it.)

I will be away this weekend (again! Yay! this time to Brighton) but will be back with more photos of adventures and outfits next week. In the meantime, don’t forget to have fun!

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  • Reply Amber of Butane Anvil August 31, 2012 at 13:26

    Congrats on your also being Liebstered by Melanie! Fantastic answers – I especially love the little men orchids, mossy trees, and first memory – and great awardee picks!

  • Reply Style Sud-Est August 31, 2012 at 16:15

    Congrats! Melanie had interesting questions
    I will try to answer yours this weekend:0
    Thank you for the award!
    Have a good weekend


  • Reply Joni August 31, 2012 at 17:33

    Congratulations!! I always love swinging by your blog. It always has a little something different and I love your photographs.
    Thank you for the mention of my blog too!

  • Reply ernø August 31, 2012 at 21:26

    soon the pictures of your week 🙂

  • Reply Connie September 1, 2012 at 00:08

    Congrats! You totally deserve this..and then some! So fun to learn about you 😉
    And some great new blog friends. Little man orchids? Ca-razy!!!!!

  • Reply Jean at www.drossintogold.com September 1, 2012 at 01:58

    Thank you so much for my nomination! I've also been nominated recently by another blogger, but I haven't had time to post about it. Is this legal? I love your answers to the questions, and yes, the orchids are a hit! I'm looking forward to answering your questions, I just need a little time. But again, thank you for thinking of me!! Have a great weekend!!

  • Reply Melanie September 1, 2012 at 08:39

    Thanks for this post! It's a big job getting all this together… Your answers are great. I've never seen little men orchids before, I agree, they are sweet! I love your facts, especially the one about drawing all over your stomach (a hint of your tattoos to come maybe?) and how you were a professional colourist. Very cool! Your questions are good – I look forward to reading everyone's answers.

  • Reply SACRAMENTO September 1, 2012 at 13:06

    Thank you, my dear Rose.
    I am honoured.

  • Reply pastcaring September 1, 2012 at 17:37

    Thank you Sara! I appreciate being included. I may not obey the rules (I'm like that…) but I will certainly link to you on my blog!
    Love your answers, like folk have already said, those orchids are fabulous! Children of Men is a great film, isn't it? And where on earth are all those tattoos?! xxxx

  • Reply Allison September 4, 2012 at 01:48

    Congrats on your award! I loved reading this and learning more about you!
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  • Reply Andrea Deal September 4, 2012 at 14:49

    Yay! Congratulations! And thanks so much for the nomination! I'm so honored! ?

  • Reply Andrea Deal September 4, 2012 at 14:51

    Oh, and I really loved reading your answers. Little men ordhids are hilarious! I've never seen them in real life.

  • Reply señora Allnut September 7, 2012 at 10:47

    ohhh, so interesting to know something more about dear bloggers!, and so honored for being in your list!, thank you!

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