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The Real Neat Blog Award #2

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The Real Neat Blog Award #2

Thank you, Darlene, from Darlene Foster’s Blog for nominating me for this ‘Real Neat Blog Award’.  I am humbled and honored by your kindness and thinking of me!

The rules of the ‘Real Neat Blog Award’ are as follows:
Put the award logo on your blog.
Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
Nominate any number of bloggers you like, and ask them 7 questions.
Let them know you have nominated them.

Questions Darlene asked me to answer:

  1. What is your favorite season and why?
    Fall – just love the vibrant colors of the season 
  2. If you were given a plane ticket to visit any place in the world, where would you go?
    Greece – not sure why, but it’s been on my bucket list forever and a day 
  3. What is your favorite savory food? sweet food?
    Savory food   That will have to be a Chicken Pie
    Sweet food  Here I will have to say Triple Chocolate Mini Fillo Cups
  4. If you could change your first name, what would it be?
    No need to do that, I just love the name my late Mom choose and named me, and I will not be able to respond to anything different. 
  5. If you could be a character in a book, which one would you choose and why?
    Alice in Wonderland as her constant resource and strength is her courage. 
  6. What is your one guilty pleasure?
    According to Google: A guilty pleasure is something, such as a film, a television program or a piece of music, that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard, or is seen as unusual or weird.
    As I am not a big film or television person, I will have to go with the music and I just love listening to ABBA.
  7. If you could be any kitchen utensil, what would it be and why?
    Darlene, this is something different to answer:  Me being a foodie, how must I choose between all my gadgets and utensils?
    Sorry, my friend, I love them all equally for the individual roles they play in cooking/baking and creating!

My wonderful blogging friends I wish to nominate:


My ❓❓❓ to you all – ready set, go!!

  1. Where do you see your Blog in five years?
  2. What was the last movie you saw?
  3. If your five-year-old self suddenly occupies your body, what would the first thing be that your five-year-old self will do?
  4. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
  5. Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early?
  6. If you were given five million dollars what will you do with it?
  7. What is the most interesting thing you have near you right now? Please add a picture.


  • Make tomorrow more amazing than today!
  • Just believe in yourself and dream big.
  • Do not give up on your hopes. Take care always.


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37 thoughts on “The Real Neat Blog Award #2”

  1. Congrats to you! You deserve the recognition. If it weren’t for your award I probably wouldn’t have known that we share a love for ABBA. My mom told me I came out of the womb singing and dancing to their music. 🎤💃🕺

  2. Esme, I love your name too – inspired choice by your mother! Abba a guilty pleasure – just a pleasure surely!! Oh, poor you trying to answer question 7 – I think you did well – there is no way you could choose! I’ve scanned through your questions and they are brilliant – thought-provoking, funny and a chance to share a photo. I hope some of your nominees take up the challenge as I look forward to reading their answers.

    • Thank you Annika for your kind words, reading and following here.
      I would like to know if you would be interested to participate in two features I have going (not food related). One being the weekly (Monday to Friday) Senior Salon and then the second one newly launches 20 + 1 Interview Questions. I would love to see you there. Please think about it and let me know if you would be interested. I look forward hearing from you

      • Esme, thank you so much for the invitations. I followed Senior Salon when run by Bernadette although I never posted much there. I would love to take part – do I just add a post once a week?

        As for the interview – yes, I’d love to take part. Just let me know when would suit you best.

        Believe me, I haven’t forgotten about the guest post but not found a good start to one!

        • Annika as for Senior Salon. Each Monday a new link will be published on my blog. Go to the blue froggy and tap it to be directed to enter your post link and submit. Then read some others and promote the SS and share some fellow posts.
          For the Interview you can just go to my main page and the interview tab and you will see where to email your answers to me. Remember to add profile pic and all social media links and I will let you know via email of the next available date for publication.
          Guest post, that will be awesome. Again just email when ready.
          Hope I answered all your Q’s

  3. Esme. thank you so much for thinking of me for the Real Neat Blog Award. I designated both of blogs as “Award Free” some time ago, mainly due to time constraints. Thank you for understanding and have a great day. 🙂

    • Oh wow, wow wow, just read your most recent post and just had to tweet and share it. How about you also participate and share your posts at Senior Salon. I will be honored if you will see your way open to participate.

  4. Thanks for answering my questions. I hope you get to Greece one day. The last question is from my employment counselling days and is one of those think outside the box questions that employers will often ask at a job interview. I would pick a whisk as I like to mix everything together to create a great final product. I look forward to reading the answers to your great questions. You certainly deserve the Real Neat Blog Award!!


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