Thank you to FortySomethingHeyHey and The Best Indian Food Blog for the Liebster Award nomination.

The Rules

  • Acknowledge the blogger that gave it to you and display the award
  • Answer 11 questions that the blogger gives you
  • Give 11 random thoughts about yourself
  • Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination
  • Give these blogs 11 questions to answer

Going to break the rules a bit and pick 6 questions from each blog.

FortySomethingHeyHey Questions

How do you act if you see a big spider?

Beautiful creatures. An absolute delight to share this small planet with them. I would approach the big (bigger the better) spider and carefully allow the beauty to slowly crawl over my hands. Who am I kidding. Scared of the little blighters would run in the opposite

Are you content with your life?

No two years ago it changed. Contentment left my vocabulary then.

Do you have any hobbies?

Do we class blogging as a hobby? Don’t find time to do hobbies now. A few years back would have listed Astronomy and Climbing.

Do you like camping?

Love it. Not so good when you wake during the night to find you are sleeping in 2 inches of muddy water at Wasdale Head in the Lake District. Also not so much fun when you leave for a middle of the night toilet break and return to find a sheep happily pooping in the tent.

Do you believe that love conquers all?

I discovered that love can’t conquer time.

What change would you make if you could rewrite your past?

I would worry about the consequences in the future. Wouldn’t want to jeopardise having our beautiful son.

Best Indian Food Blog questions

Which is your favourite country for food?

Switzerland produces some beautiful food with great locally produced ingredients. Love Indian and Mongolian cuisine. I once shared a house with someone from Mongolia.

What is the taste of food you like the most?

Simple food. A bit spicy and a little bit salty.

What is your favourite dish to eat?

Having said all that it would have to be Apple Crumble and Custard.

Which Indian food do you like the most?


What is the best dish you have eaten till today?

Definitely mums Apple Crumble and Custard. But also remember a Fruit Curry from Switzerland. Also remember my house mate cooking a spectacular Khorkhog.

What dish do you want to see in the Best Indian Food Blog?

I remember really enjoying in one sitting a banana curry with some form of chutney(think it was apple) in a restaurant in Bradford a few years back. Never seen them since.

11 Random Facts about Myself

  1. When I was young my Dad took me to a charity cricket match. At the end of the match I was sent by my dad to go and get the cricket legend Fred Trumans autograph. So I went to the dressing room and asked a man (apparently he was a TV star Lesley Crowther) where Fred was. I was pointed towards the corner of the room where the cricket legend had just come out of the showers. So I got the autograph while poor Fred was still only in his pants.
  2. Never been very good at working out which is left or right. When we used to drive in Europe I would put a snoopy toy on one side of the dashboard and a mutley toy on the other side. Then my partner would navigate by saying take the next turn on the snoopy side. It worked
  3. I’ve have failed a number of our son’s Aspergers tests. Probably confirms a growing feeling that I have.
  4. I did love my country but I hate what it’s becoming.
  5. When I was young I broke my left arm. The day I got the plaster removed I tripped as soon as I got back home and broke my other arm.
  6. Was once asked to play in goal for a local hockey team. Never played hockey before but as a football goalkeeper – how difficult could it be. I particularly liked the fact that I got to wear battle armour. Started off really well. Saved two penalties – really like these small goals. Unfortunately no one told me that it wasn’t like football and I couldn’t crash into the striker. Still feel sorry for that poor striker who saw this crazed goalkeeper waving a stick like a weapon just a second before I crashed into him at full speed. A quite spectacular sending off and the end of my hockey career.
  7. Once had a Fiat UNO Champ car. Absolute rust bucket. It had Champ printed at the back. One of my so called friends scraped part of the A off. So for 2 years had to drive about in a car with CHUMP displayed at the back.
  8. I hate the worlds preoccupation with disproving every legend and myth. Like the X-Files used to say I want to believe.
  9. Apparently I have ladies eye lashes. Been told that a few times.
  10. In a university football match I got knocked out after 25 seconds.
  11. I loved Hill Street Blues, especially where Sergeant Esterhaus would complete the role call by saying “Let’s be careful out there”. If I was the sergeant I would say “Let’s be nice to everyone”.

Nominations again a naughty rule breaker, opening this up to everyone using the same great questions.

“Let’s be careful out there”

64 thoughts on “Liebster the sequel – The Esterhaus role call.

  1. Congrats, Congrats! Loved reading through your answers. Giggled for number 5, so sorry about that. Did you have to go back to the hospital to get that one in a cast?
    And about number 7, all I can say is, how rude!
    Hope you’re doing well! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I laughed at the spiders – I started reading and was like, “What the heck?” And then realized you were kidding – good one! Also can’t believe how you broke your arms like that! Crazy!

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      1. (snorts) Oddly enough I was just looking at maybe doing a little cabin weekend rental for Mother’s Day with Blondie because I’m too cowardly to try a tent, especially after your tale. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll write the intro to your cookbook, though!

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      2. Cool. What are you like with writing legal warnings.. Iโ€™ve always fancied a cabin American break. Suspect I would prefer something north rather than the Deep South. I suppose at least in the UK the most dangerous creature you will come across is a curious sheep or slightly annoyed squirrel.

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      3. Legal warnings? Oh dear, I rather suck. I get too nasty. Bo usually blunts the blade so the warning’s still firm but not nearly so visceral ๐Ÿ™‚
        Ah, cabins round here can vary widely. Some are in the midst of a colonized campground where snow birds live out the summer months (that’s where I’m looking, as it was also a campground where my grandparents kept a camper for many years), or towns with cabins sprinkled about in them (that’s Door County–GORGEOUS area, but also pricey)–or you go up up up into the North Woods, where all the wolves and bears and cougars (whatever giant cats are there–yes, I saw one) and eagles are. Hunters love that area,

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      4. Itโ€™s always nice to go to places weโ€™re parents or grandparents went. In the UK prices are not so cheap. Better if you go when the kids are at school. If you decide to go during school holidays, then Iโ€™m afraid itโ€™s selling one of your organs time…

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      5. Yikes! Yeah, it’s not much different here. The only we’ve done any sort of vacation over the years is because Bo’s grandmother and uncle own their own cabins and let us use them for free. Otherwise–yup, not going anywhere.

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      6. Oh the kids adore them. What I find so ironic is how much Bo’s grandmother HATES traveling and HATES nature. She’ll take a hose to a bird’s nest, a shovel to a turtle’s nest. The grandfather (long since passed) enjoyed fishing, so she’ll never get rid of the cabin, but it’s like she can’t stand *leaving* the cabin to be outside.
        Stranger than fiction, my inlaws…

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      7. The garage is FILLED with that fishing gear. ๐Ÿ™‚ The cabin itself was built in the…60s, I think, and much of the interior reflects the decade. There’s satellite tv, but they only watch Rural TV or the Game Show Network.
        Thank God for books. ๐Ÿ™‚

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