The Trilogy.



This week’s Monday Muse is more purposeful than my usual tangent of thought, because I’m as pleased as vodka-spiked punch to snatch three more nominations from the blogosphere.

This trilogy of accolades is sticking the middle finger up to my single Liebster nomination of a few weeks ago… not that I wasn’t grateful then, whilst clutching my solitary award.

Shine On

I wouldn’t label myself as particularly shiny, but my new found optimism of late may be responsible for a slightly glossier exterior, and hence the Shine On Award.

With my task of writing seven facts about myself I hereby give you a collection of Monday musings…

  1. If I had a cat I would call him McQueen.
  2. I bought a jumper for a five year old last week because it had a monkey and a tiger on it, and no responsible adult clothing store would ever create something like that for a full grown woman. Suffice to say it did not fit. Five years olds are smaller than I thought.
  3. When I was six I shared an elaborate story with a girl about a ghost in the toilets. For fear of being haunted she avoided said loo and took a wee on the classroom floor. Not the happiest day for the teacher.
  4. I still have Easter egg chocolate from last year.
  5. Last night I had a dream about transparent spiders carrying millions of babies on their backs. I need to stop watching nature programmes.
  6. I get far too excited at the prospect of buying stationary.
  7. I once met Jean-Claude Van Damme and he was very small, very orange and rather wrinkly, although he did buy me a drink, at a free bar…

I am nominating a lovely fellow London dweller at The Colour Yellow for the Shine On Award.

Liebster-ing again

Having been nominated previously I shall not subject you to more fun facts, but I shall answer my nominators questions…

SarahRhea745’s questions.

Who was the last person you said “I love you”?

My dad. We’ve had the same sign off in conversation since I was younger and I made him say ‘I love you’ just so I could say ‘I love you more’.

Who would you want to play you if your life was a movie?

Jennifer Lawrence, because she has leans towards the insane side of the brain too…

You win the lottery, all debt has been paid off and you’ve already given money to your friends and/or family to help them out, what is your first frivolous purchase for yourself?

A McQueen gown, without a shadow of a doubt.

Day or Night?

Although I am in love with the sunshine and my imagination runs amok through darkness, I am forever a night owl.

You’re having a dinner party with 3 guests…who is with you? This is the twist…1 is living, 1 is dead, 1 is a fictional person or being.

Guillermo del Toro, but only if he brought his notebook, Alexander McQueen but only if he bought a pencil and Lord Voldemort.

Guiltiest pleasure?

Spending money.

Where are you in 10 years?

In all major book shops…

What is your favorite color?

Black, the most elegant of colours.

Do you have a token (book, bear, blanket, etc…) of your childhood you haven’t been able to let go?

I have a box stuffed with them and a trail between parents houses.

What’s your favorite curse word?

Bugger. Because it sounds great with an English accent.

When all your dreams come true, who do you want standing beside you?

I don’t think sarcasm will serve me well here so we shall go with the boy, my parents and a cacophony of other lovely loved ones.


Eli GarMont’s questions.

How you describe your style?

Definitely dark, hopefully chic with a touch of fairytale flamboyance.

Favorite food?

I don’t do favourites when it comes to food.

What’s the most important thing in a relationship?

Medicinal laughter.

Do you collect something?

Shoes, notebooks, plates, clothes, but all by hoarder default.

If you could be a pair of shoes, what type would it be?

A sleek, sky high pair of stilettos that look fabulous, cost a fortune and are extremely difficult to wear.

Favorite TV show?

Breaking Bad, for its scripts of gold.

What’s the main issue that worries you about your country and how you can change that?

How long have you got?

Favorite season and why?

Spring. Because the sunshine and expectation is like Prozac for the entire population.

Favorite quote?

I find quotes quite a perplexing beast. The world is too full of words to settle on just one memorable sentence.

What was your first thought when you saw this nomination?

Oh bugger.

Why eleven questions when it can be 10?

Why can it be 10?


Thank you to SarahRhea745 and Eli GarMont, who have both nominated me for another Liebster, and to Abbie of Contortum Designs who has given me a nod for the Shine On Award.


The Liebster.


Liebster Award

As I opened my eyes and clutched my iPhone this morning I noticed I had been nominated for a Liebster Award. I once won a £10 WHSmith voucher for completing a crossword puzzle, so this latest accolade is just one of many along my tumultuous journey towards BAFTA/Oscar fame. Obviously.

The lovely Lyra nominated me, so from henceforth for this post I shall do as she says…

11 Facts about me

  1. In case you hadn’t noticed, I am a touch sarcastic. It is the highest form of wit.
  2. I love cats too much. But not in a weird way.
  3. I wish unicorns were real.
  4. When I was younger I wanted to be a pop star, an actress or a brain surgeon, so I once auditioned for The X Factor.
  5. I have a fetish for clothes.
  6. I have a fetish for shoes.
  7. I have a fetish for notebooks.
  8. I have a fetish for patterned plates.
  9. I’ve always wanted to try being blonde and I’m halfway there.
  10. I once was proposed to by a man in Las Vegas because I told him I wanted to live in LA. He was from Texas, he was about sixty but he had a superb cowboy hat.
  11. My head lives in the clouds 80% of the time. Today is very cloudy.

11 Answers to Lyra’s questions…

  1. What is your greatest passion?


  1. What is your favourite colour and why?

Black. It’s chic.

  1. Have you ever been in love?

Yes. Once unsuccessfully, once successfully.

  1. How do you deal with difficult moments?

I have vices.

5. What brings you peace?

Literally… meditation, pavement pounding. Figuratively… knowing that one day I’ll get there.

  1. What is your favourite book?

I will never stumble upon an answer to this question. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Alchemist, Harry Potter… I could go on…

  1. Do you have something that you’ve owned your entire life?

An oversized stuffed polar bear that my Dad purchased when I was born. Apparently that is what men do when they’re excited, they buy polar bears.

  1. What’s your best “birthday” memory?

A happy meal in McDonalds after crimping my hair and getting an oversized troll doll. Just my Dad and me.

  1. What’s the most original gift you were ever given?

A cat from Japan that steals all my money and lives in a box. Don’t worry, he’s well looked after.

  1. What was your favourite holiday and why?

Drifting from the East to West Coast of America, because their optimism is infectious and they love an English accent. Or Disneyland. Because everyone was impossibly happy 100% of the time and it rubbed off. But then I returned to London. Londoners aren’t as happy.

  1. What’s your favourite flower? Why?

Orchids. Because they’re high maintenance.

11 questions to my nominees…

  1. What is your favourite word?
  2. What is your least favourite word?
  3. When did you last laugh?
  4. Where’s Wally (or Waldo for my American friends)?
  5. What would you do with a lottery win?
  6. Who would play you in a film about your life?
  7. If you had a superhero power what would it be?
  8. What was the last book you read?
  9. What is your first thought when you wake up?
  10. If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be?
  11. What do you think of my blog?

11 nominees…

Lhu Wen Kai



a Boy Named Sue

K. Renae P.