Friday 3 August 2007


Mike at Mike's Homefront has given me this award. I know you're thinking "Another one?" Well it would be rude to refuse and it will look lovely on my sideboard sidebar so I am accepting it with open arms.

I have to pass it on and I will try to choose bloggers who haven't already received it, so here goes.

Another Tangential Thinker- Get's you thinking.
Flowerpot Days - Always has something interesting to say.
Skittles - A blog full of everything.
Us Danes and Our Family - lots of stuff going on here.
Pig In The Kitchen - a great read plus recipes for those with allergies.
A Place I Call Home - interesting, funny and real.
Cursuum Perfidio - A fantastic wordsmith.



Josie Two Shoes at Picking up Pieces posted this recently and invited anyone who wanted to have a go to copy it, so here goes.....

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No, but my granny chose my name. I hated it when I was younger but I don't mind it now. It's not Akelamalu by the way! ;)

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Yesterday, after reading an email I received.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? If I've written in a rush then no because it looks like a spider trod in some ink and hiked across the page! If I use a fountain pen and take my time then it's passable.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Corned Beef with raw onion.

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? I have two grown sons and they have children.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I think so. I make a wonderful friend but an awesome enemy, so I'd rather be my friend!

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? I try not to, but it does slip in unoticed sometimes!

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? No, I had them removed when I was about 5 years old. I can still remember the nurse giving me ice-cream when I'd recovered, but I didn't want it I just wanted my mummy!

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Are you mad???? I'm certainly not! I get dizzy standing on a chair!

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Oatibix but I prefer fresh fruit salad with a little Greek yoghurt and honey.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? I don't have any shoes with laces. I usually wear toe-post sandals in summer and boots in winter.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? I think I am strong-minded, but physically no. Perhaps I should take up weightlifting?


14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their Eyes and then their hands.

15. RED OR PINK? Definiely Red. I love strong colours.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My weight, I really must do something about it!

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My two eldest grandchildren and my Mum, who have all passed away.

18. YOU WANT EVERYONE TO BLOG THIS? Of course, I'm a nosy bugger!

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Turquoise cargo pants and white t-shirt.

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Fruit salad, yoghurt and honey for breakfast.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? The clack of the keyboard as I type.

22. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Yellow - a lovely sunny colour.

23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Babies, flowers and roast lamb .

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? An annoying unsolicited telephone sales person. Ggggrrrrrrr.

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Sure, she's a fellow blogger.

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? I'm not really into sports but I have been known to watch tennis.

27. HAIR COLOR? I'm a natural blonde but I have a little red but in to add some interest.

28. EYE COLOR? Blue

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? NO, jeez I couldn't put anything in my eyes they'd water that much the lenses would float away! I do wear glasses for reading though.

30. FAVORITE FOOD? Can't answer that because I just LOVE food, full stop. The only thing I don't like is butter beans.

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy Endings, I love soppy films, I love having a good sob - pass the tissues!

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Two Weeks Notice - Hugh Grant & Sandra Bullock (on television). I intend going very soon to watch Shrek 3.


34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Definitely Summer, I hate Winter.

35. HUGS OR KISSES? Both, lots and lots.

36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Not really a dessert person I prefer cheese, but if I had to choose -Strawberries and Cream.

37. MOST LIKELY TO POST THIS ON THEIR BLOG? Anyone who can't think what to do for today's post like me!

38. LEAST LIKELY TO BLOG THIS? Anyone who is never short of stuff to blog about!

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? The New Harry Potter.

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Haven't got one.

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? Eastenders, then we went out.

42. FAVORITE SOUND? Children's laughter, in fact any laughter - the best medicine.

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles, but I like the Stones as well. In the 60's you weren't allowed to like both!


45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? I don't think so, but you could ask my man. ;)



48. WHAT TIME IS IT NOW? 09.00 British Summertime.

Ok blogging buddies, if you have nothing better to do, or want to save this for later copy and paste it when/if the mood takes you. Be sure to let me know so I can check it out. Like I said I'm a nosey bugger.


Shaz said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you x x x & I will play along with the Meme too, but I'm a bit backed up with tags & stuff due to the holiday day trippin' so I'll let you know when I get round to posting it x x x

Akelamalu said...

You're welcome shaz. I look forward to reading your meme. :)

RUTH said...

Congrats on the award; enjoyed your meme answers too.

Flowerpot said...

Well, thank you so much Ak - I am most grateful. Good start to a Friday!

Smalltown RN said...

nice your you laughter is the best sound ever and great medicine.....thanks so much for the award....I shall post it today....

Elaine Denning said...

Great answers! I may just steal this for a rainy day :)

CS said...

Thanks!! I really appreciate it, and will post it when I get back from being out of town. I may also give this meme a try.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Ruth x

Akelamalu said...

You're welcome flowerpot. :)

Akelamalu said...

You're welcome and thank you smalltown rn :)

Akelamalu said...

Can't wait to read you answers miss u :)

Akelamalu said...

You're welcome cs, I hope you do the meme I'll look forward to reading your answers. :)

la bellina mammina said...

I'll pinch it off you when I have the time to do it.
Congrats on the award - you ARE an inspirational blogger!

buffalodick said...

Thanks for sharing the info about yourself! I would like to ask a question about your blog- it must take 3 times longer to get on it than any other blog I go to- would you know why?

Akelamalu said...

Thaks Bella, I look forward to reading your responses to the meme. :0

Akelamalu said...

buffalodickdy Are you using Firefox? Some readers using it say it takes a long time to load, you could try using IE. Sorry, other than that I can only presume it's because my blog contains so much rubbish! :)

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Julia Phillips Smith said...

Congrats again, Akelamalu! And your post was fun. I'll do it soon and give you a holler when I do.

"45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? I don't think so, but you could ask my man. ;)"


Unknown said...

Congratulations on the award and thankyou so much for bestowing it on me too! I'll add it to my blog at the beginning of next week, that will give me time to think who I can nominate.

Jenny! said...

I am kind of in disagreement with you on the baby smell thing...some of them smell absolutely horrible!

Linda said...

Congrats on another lovely award! You are going to need a bigger sidebar soon to hold them all!

That's quite the long list of things, too! Wow!

Claire is working on a new button for Amanda's shoppe so as soon as she gets it done, I will send the code on over to you!

Akelamalu said...

I'll look forward to reading your answers on the meme Julia. :)

Akelamalu said...

You're welcome Pauline :)

Akelamalu said...

Ah, I know what you mean Jenny, I was thinking more of when they've just been bathed!

Akelamalu said...

I'll put the button up as soon as you send me the code Linda.

Barb said...

Awww thank you! You're too sweet!

Don't be surprised to find I've done the meme, too. :)

Akelamalu said...

You're welcome skittles. I'm coming over to check your answers to the meme. :)

the rotten correspondent said...

Congrats on your new award. You absolutely deserve it!

Loved your answers and definitely plan on borrowing the list myself. What fun!

josie2shoes said...

Very fun read, Ake! It was great to get to know you a little bitter, and I could see your wonderful sense of humor shining thru. Meme's are always fun... try my latest one!

Neoma said...

Hi Akela, good to be back and able to do a little blogging again. Although I will have to be careful, I will just sit here all day if I let myself. It is so much easier on me than what I would be doing if I weren't blogging, haha.

I love reading about people, but hate writing about myself. It is like having my picture taken, which I avoid.

Tammy said...

Congratulations on your award!
As for your name...I think it is exotic...I think of the beautiful ocean when I think of your name!
Loved your meme and getting to know you better!

Pam said...

congrats on another award! well, i think we can pinch each others. i will save this for a rainy or maybe just a windy day as well lol it's always fun getting to know everyone and i loved getting to know you more :)

katie eggeman said...

I am going to work on this tonite it seems like fun, then I am going to check out the folks on your comments and make new friends!

Lo Kelween said...

you mean you have no mouse pad? ehm...not good for your mouse coz the sensor might accumulate dust. love your answers! ")

Akelamalu said...

The meme was fun to do the rotten correspondent, I look forward to reading your answers too. :)

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Josie, I'll be checking out your latest meme later. :)

Akelamalu said...

Great to have you back Nea. I don't mind writing about myself but, like you, I really don't like pictures of myself! :(

Akelamalu said...

Thanks t*mmy. x

Akelamalu said...

Of course we can ciara :)

Akelamalu said...

I hope you enjoy doing the meme bankerchick I look forward to reading more about you too. :)

Akelamalu said...

I'll tell MWM we must have a mouse pad elween - computer stuff is his responsibility! :)