Yesterday, I came out of the shower only to find out that lovely and witty Sarah from Diary of a House Elf had nominated Flora’s Table for the Liebster Blog Award! I was over the moon with excitement and I immediately called Stefano (who was in Milan) and my parents in Rome to share such wonderful news. Thank you so much, Sarah – yours is a great and fun blog and I love the way you write. And thank you to all my Flora’s Table “partners” who worked so hard during the last month: this award would not have been possible without your valuable contributions. And clearly, a big thank you goes out to all of our readers and followers who are making of Flora’s Table a comfy communal table around which to sit for a bite, a glass of (good!) wine and a chat: just the way we had meant it to be when we embarked on this project!
So, the award rules are the following: those who get nominated must answer 11 questions asked by the person who nominated them and tell 11 random facts about themselves. Then, each of them is supposed to pass on the award by nominating 11 blogs with under 200 followers and ask them 11 questions.
Well, I hope nobody is going to get mad at me, but I’m going to follow Sarah’s example (Sarah, you were not lame at all!) and replace the number 11 with the number 5. I hope you’ll understand… my experience in the blogosphere is still too limited and, given also the requirement that this award be only given to blogs who have less than 200 followers, I cannot possibly come up with a meaningful list of 11 blogs that meet the requirements! 😉 Of course, I am sure my nominees will do a hell of job and, if they so desire, they should by all means go back to the original rules.
Random facts about myself:
1. I never start cooking before lunch time
2. I loathe jealous people
3. I hate cold weather
4. I cannot cross a street unless there is a traffic light
5. I do not think that beauty is subjective …at least to some extent 😉
My answers to the questions asked from Sarah at Diary of a House Elf:
Q1: Who/what do you want to be “when you grow up”?
A1: Any kind of artist: a painter, a writer, a designer, an actress – you name it.
Q2: What one thing would make your life better?
A2: A magic wand.
Q3: What one quote best resonates with you?
A3: Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress. (Coco Chanel)
Q4: What one living person – that you don’t know personally – inspires you?
A4: Richard Mason, author of “The drowning People” and “Us”.
Q5: If you could spend one entire day how you wanted, what would you do?
A5: I’d spend the day in bed reading and watching old movies.
My questions for the nominees are the following:
1. What’s your favorite book?
2. If you could live in the past, which historical period would you pick?
3. What’s your favorite drink?
4. What’s your addiction?
5. If you were a piece of clothing or an accessory, you would be…
And the nominees are…
2. Ma Cuisine et Vous (in French)
Certain of my nominees do not show the number of their followers on their blogs, so I’m taking a guess here. Congratulations to the five of you on creating wonderful blogs!