Well, here at MLR central we were absolutely chuffed when our virtual friend Maggie over at flyawayhomebook nominated us for the Sunshine Award-we were beaming! So if you get a chance before reading below, pop over to her and say hello. She writes from the beautiful country of Norway and technically could be considered our neighbour-Ireland is only a couple of hours away after all!
The Sunshine Award guidelines are:
- Link the award to the person who gave it to you.
- Answer the questions that come with it.
- Pass it along to other bloggers and let them know they have received it.
Here be the questions (argh if ye accept da challenge… argh):
1. Favourite colour
Ridley: It’s definitely a toss up between turquoise and purple. When I was younger I used to love royal purple (that’s right, not just any purple, it had to have crown) Now though I do think I love turquoise, I’ve numerous tops and scarves this colour! It brings out my blue eyes *flutter flutter*
Latimer: Red. It’s always been my colour. Not that you asked, but my favourite food are tomatoes and strawberries (there’s a subtle theme- can you spot it?).
2. Favourite animal
Ridley: Again, there’s a choice between two-Latimer will tell you I can’t play this game properly-choosing things-I’m not good with the hypothetical. So…it has to be a panther (though I nearly picked a wolf…teehee)
Latimer: Wolf. Because it’s noble, wild, a thing of beauty. Almost a dog, but not quite. A panther- seriously? I question your choice- I question it!
Ridley: Quiet you!
3. Favourite number
Ridley: 33, for various reasons, mainly due to a very long standing in-joke between Latimer and I…
Latimer: 5 and all the multiples of 5. Because it was the only timestable I ever really knew and to this day I love to count in multiples of 5 (that’s a fact- I LOVE 5)
Ridley: You’re weird.
4. Favourite non-alcoholic drink
Ridley: Tea, I love tea. It helps wake you up in the morning, calms you down at night. It can be used when celebrating between friends, when mulling over bad news and made during commercial breaks to kill time! It’s a cure all really.
Latimer: Lyons Tea, the one in the green box (*wink, wink Lyons who’s your favourite addict?*)
5. Facebook or Twitter
Ridley: I prefer Twitter, I like that you can have instant, random chats with complete strangers from the other side of the world with the same interests. Facebook always feels a little more formal to me, I feel a little awkward asking people to be my friends on it when they don’t know me.
Latimer: Twitter, though I don’t think I understand it. One day I will master the @’s, the #’s and the RT (what’s that? I don’t know).
6. My passion
Ridley: Writing and drawing. I can become totally absorbed doing both, where the world and time passes me by and I never notice. I’d be a happy woman to be able to while away my time doing both.
Latimer: My imagination… I feed it stories, sounds and pictures and it feeds my soul so to speak. Without it, I am nothing. It’s my passion, the thing I love most (aside from red things).
7. Giving or receiving
Ridley: Definitely giving, I’ve never once been as happy to receive a present as I have been seeing the happiness or delighted surprise on someone’s face when I’ve gotten them the perfect present. It’s why I always love Christmas, not for what I’ll get but for what I’ve gotten my family and friends, I can’t wait to see what they think!
Latimer: Giving… when the money and mood are flowing and the person is someone I understand… otherwise, neither, I will live in a tree and neither give nor receive!
8. Favourite pattern
Ridley: Hmmm….don’t have one. So I googled it, here’s a nice one:
Actually, I like Celtic designs, this is from the Book of Kells, but I’ve always been a fan of Jim Fitzpatrick, he often incorporates things like this into his work!
Latimer: Hmm. Favourite pattern. The tri-spiral/triskele which was carved around Newgrange, Co. Meath (a megalithic tomb older than Stonehenge and the great pyramids at Giza… buuhhyaah).
9. Favourite day of the week
Ridley: Friday, about 5 minutes passed 6 to be specific. It’s the longest time I have off before I’m back in work again! Plus, I’m allowed to eat a Cadbury’s Crunchy and get that Friday feeling! If you don’t know what I’m taking about, you’ve been deprived, Cadbury’s is the best chocolate in the world (and yes, I’ve sampled a lot of different brands in my time, so I’m a self-proclaimed expert *puffs out chest and points to handmade badge*) This sums me up on a Friday:
Yes, including the singing, the rollercoaster and the giant vat of chocolate.
Latimer: Thursday night, because I know I only have to get through Friday (easy enough) then I have the whole weekend off. When you’re at Thursday night it’s all good, you have much to look forward to.
10. Favourite flower
Ridley: Flowers? Hmm…not really a fan of them, mainly because they make me sneeze, numerous times, like I’m trying to turn inside out. If I have to pick (and this will sound a tad creepy) I like dead roses. I think the colours from the dying petals are beautiful and absolutely brilliant to draw. Say the picture below, I took that in a friend’s house so that I could draw it when I got a chance (I did ask for it, but my friend is also of the view that drawing dead roses is fun, creepy creeps the pair of us!)
Latimer: Sa… Sa… SA KU RAAA (that’s a NEWS J-Pop song myself and Ridley have gone from loving to hating). Anyway, sakura, aka the cherry blossom. I have never been to a hanami (flower viewing festival), but one day I will sit in a park in some random Japanese city/town/village and watch the petals falling. There’s a cherry blossom tree in the house behind ours. When in season, the petals fall into our garden (bliss for me, hell for others). I love to watch the petals dancing in the wind when it’s blowing strong. There’s something very cinematic and ethereal about it.
We’re currently drawing up our list of nominations, so stay tuned, we’re pottering on over to our favourite websites and letting the bloggers there know before we post them here!
Many thanks again to Maggie!