Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Beautiful Blog Award Times Two!

I have been nominated for the Beautiful Blog Award by both Naomi (from her beautiful new blog Wonderland Creek) and Hamlette (from her blog Hamlette’s Soliloquy)! Thank you Naomi and Hamlette!!

The Rules:
Answer the questions
Nominate as many people as you wish
Ask ten questions
...and that's it!

Naomi’s questions:

What do you think of Pride and Prejudice 1995? I want your honest opinion! ~ Well, the long answer could go on and on... In short: I think it’s splendid!

What are you now reading? ~ A collection of short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

What is your least favourite costume from your favourite movie? ~ From (one) of my favorites: Fanny Thornton’s dinner dress in the ’04 North and South. Margaret’s dress is very much too low in that scene, but it does have potential whereas…yes… well...never mind. :-) 

What is your favourite Period Drama hat? ~ This actually comes from a filmed stage production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado–set in a very different time period. Isn’t it just gorgeous???

Who is the last man (from a Period Drama) in the world who you could ever marry? ~ Good question! Leaving out the villains, I’ll say Morgan Harris from “Anne”. Not sure why, but for some reason quite and definitely not…

Which period drama lady would you most like to have as your teacher? ~ Wow, there are so many good ones! I’ll go with Mrs. Weston.

What is the next thing that you are going to watch? (Or what do you think?) ~ The Young Victoria (minus the skippable parts). I really do need to do a review of it sometime–with all the whereas’s and wherefore’s–the “do’s” and the “definitely to be aware of/what parts we skip”. :-)

What's the colour of your bedroom? ~ A delightfully fresh ocean-spray blue that can be decorated either Regency-period style and/or seaside inspired!

What do you feel like eating now? ~ Tacos. :-)

And Hamlette’s questions:

What's the first movie you can remember seeing? ~ This was in the way back time and I’m not (absolutely) certain of the title, but it was a black-and-white “boy meets girl on the home front during WWII” story. The song Clementine figured in it largely and the ending Was Very Sad.

What's your favorite fruit? ~ Hmmmm. Strawberries? Peaches? I really like tropical-ish fruits: pineapples, kiwis, pomegranates, etc.

What's your least-favorite kind of pie? ~ Strawberry pie–when the berries go all soggy and mushy. :-)

If you could be any superhero(ine) for a day, who would you like to be? ~ I haven’t seen/read much with superheroes…but I do love Princess Bride. :-) Does Westley hemi-demi-semi count?

What was your favorite picture book when you were a child? ~ Our family is big on picture books, so can I do several? Please??? One favorite was/is Prince Boghole by Eric Christian Haugaard–a truly delightful fairytale.

Illustration from Brambly Hedge

The “other” is really a series: Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem. The originals are smallish (6"x7" or something)–the perfect size for little people. The stories are fresh and lovely with a fascinating wealth of detail in the illustrations. Everyone in our family has read our copies backwards and forwards–and I’d still love to live in Brambly Hedge! :-) They’re along the lines of Beatrix Potter, but not nearly as well known. The only one we didn't like was The Secret Staircase. There’s one for each season (Spring Story, Summer Story, etc.), plus Sea Story, Poppies Babies, and The High Hills.

What was the last board/card game you played? ~ Ticket to Ride.

Do you prefer feather pillows or foam? ~ Between the two, feathers–preferably very well-packed. :-)

What are three of your favorite blogs? (Please provide links) ~ What a great idea! Coincidentally I’ve actually met each of these bloggers in person. :-) One is an old family friend (a young lady who has an amazing way with words) and the other two are inspiring, stimulating, and beautiful bloggers I was blessed to meet during social functions in the last year (one after I’d already been enjoying her blog for awhile)! It’s so delightful to cement a “blogging friendship” in person. :-) Here they are:

And now…I’ve been nominating so many people lately, that I’ve decided to leave this one open! If you’re reading this and would like to do it, then consider yourself tagged! If you don’t have a blog feel free to answer the questions in a comment. Even if you do have a blog, you can do it that way too if you like. If you put them on your blog just let me know so I can be sure to read your answers. :-)

All right, here are your questions:

1. If you were invited to a historical tea, would you prefer to wear Victorian or Edwardian attire?

2. Do you have a favorite genre of music?

3. A favorite “spring-toned” period drama dress?

4. Cherry or apple pie?

5. Do you like to dance?

6. Is there a particular household chore you prefer/enjoy (i.e. sweeping, vacuuming, washing dishes, folding laundry)?

7. Is there a certain color you love wearing?

8. Have you read any Wodehouse? If you have, do you find him excessively diverting?

9. Your favorite period drama theme song?

10. One of your favorite couples in literature.

I’m looking forward to seeing your answers! And again, thank you so much Naomi and Hamlette! This was a lot of fun!


  1. Of course Westley counts! He's super and a hero ;-)

    1. Oh, good!! And thanks again... :-) I had a lot of fun with your questions! :-)

  2. I really enjoyed reading your answers Heidi!! I'm glad you think P&P is splendid. It's just amazing....
    Oh and thank you for calling my blog beautiful!

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading them! I certainly enjoyed answering them. :-) Yes, P&P is just utterly splendid... :-)

  3. http://ramblingsfromaustralia.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/oh-my-word.html Here you go :D


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