Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Five In Five

Mystery Case

I've just read a post by Ann from Help!! I'm Stuck!!

Ann was nominated by Ms Mystery Case for the  five in five series.

This is what you do:

  • Answer our Five in Five questions via a blog post.
  • Link back or mention the blogger that nominated you.
  • Nominate and inform five of your favourite worth casing bloggers.
  • GRAB the Worth Casing Blog Award for your blog post.
  • Head to Mystery Case and link up your Five in Five posts.

Now I haven't officially been nominated to do this but Ms Mystery Case says it's ok to nominate yourself (and I have been known to do that from time to time ...) and as I liked the questions and don't have much of a blog post in the offing at the moment I thought I'd jump in and give it a go.

These are the five questions and my answers:

1. How long have you been blogging and why did you start?

I published my very first blog post on the 1st April 2011, the irony of it being Aprils Fools day doesn't escape me ...

My blog started life as a diary on a dating website, it added a bit of fun to the 'serious' nature of dating  and led to my making some really good friends who I still keep in touch with.

I've had so much fun and made so many friends that although I'm a little flaky with my blogging from time to time it really has become a part of who I am and I can't imagine not doing it.

2. If your wardrobe could talk what would it say about you and tell us about your favourite or most worn item?

My wardrobe would without a doubt say:

'What did you do with the rest of it???'

I'm a real sucker for the sun and spend all summer in shorts and vest tops but I also love my little summer dresses.  It's debatable at time whether I'm actually wearing a dress or if in fact it's really just a long top but I rarely let that stop me.

Today I'm wearing this dress, one of my summer favourites
Miss Mac is 15 and often disapproves of my dress sense which I'm taking as a positive thing!

My all time favourite item of clothing has to be my New Rock boots.  Mine are fairly tame compared to many of their styles but I just love them and wear them with everything in the winter from jeans to floaty dresses for that post punk depressionist look.

These are them - aren't they fantastic!

3. What's your idea of the perfect date night?

That's an easy one because I had it just a few weeks ago.  SD and I packed up the van and headed for Burton Bradstock on the Dorset coast.  We stayed on a tiny camp site in the middle of nowhere and walked to the village pub for dinner.  After dinner we strolled down to Hive beach and sat drinking coffee as we watched the sun go down:

How amazing is this?
 For me it was THE perfect date night.

4. What's on your Worth Casing list?

Hmmm, well, a week or so ago a very good friend of mine tagged me in a 'pay it forward' meme.  Basically what you do is send a little something to five of your friends who post 'I'm in' on your pay it forward status.  It doesn't have to be something expensive, it could just be a postcard but I've decided that as I have the odd moment of craftiness that I'm going to make a little something for 5 of my friends.

They will all get some home made bunting from me

like this

But it will be personalised in a very special way to say something about them and their personality so at the moment I'm busy stalking them all trying to get some ideas (I can't say any more than that just now in case one of them reads this but I will post the end results at some point)

5. If you had a theme song what would it be and why?

I though long and hard about this, after all, a theme song is a pretty important statement to make about yourself.

Anyone that knows me knows I'm a little scatty, prone to making an arse of myself, have a tendency to speak and act before I think and spend a lot of time being distracted by shiny things.

In the end it was no contest, there really IS only one man with one song that can really sum me up, this pretty much (with a few tweaks) is the song of my life:

The final piece of this is to nominate 5 other bloggers to do the five in five challenge and so, in no particular order:

FC at Feisty Cat

Kate from Kate Takes 5

Roan from Rubbish by Roan

And of course anyone else who would like to join in (that includes you K, BP, Joe and anyone else who reads me ...).

Even if you don't want to take part pop over to Ms Mystery Case and check out some new blogs.


Mystery Case said...

Thanks so much for joining our Worth Casing Awards!

I'm super impressed you've nominated yourself and I'm looking forward to casing not only your blog but your nominees right after I stop drooling over your boots.

Raych aka Mystery Case

kate n said...

I love that you nominated yourself and MEEEEE! lol! thanks :)

joeh said...

An award well deserved even if you do say so yourself!!

If needed, I second your self nomination.

Lydia C. Lee said...

I sent quotes to people with their anonymous gifts (but they all worked out it was me - I'm apparently not very sneaky) and they all loved their quotes, as much if not more than the gifts. Took awhile to find the right one for each person...

Sarah said...

Love my boots Raych :-)

You are welcome Kate, look forward to seeing your post!

Thank you Joe :-)

Great idea Lydia, I may well copy it.

ann said...

Awesome Sarah, I am so glad you nominated yourself!!
I love the idea of the pay it forward meme.
Your boots rock!!

Sarah said...

I like the pay it forward meme too Ann but it's surprisingly hard to get people to sign up to it - I really had to pester them to get my 5!

I just adore those boots :-)

A.K. Knight said...

Your boots beat my boots by a mile.

What the heck have you nominated me for, you gorgeous woman? Now I have to check out this mystery blog and pick a theme song and take a look at my wardrobe. What wardrobe? I own ripped jeans, black t-shirts, boots, and a ton of old business suits that I no longer wear. And running shoes. I have lots of running shoes.

Sarah said...

Because I luv ya FC ;-) xx

Unknown said...

Good on you for nominating yourself!! I love a nice summer dress as well but usually find them all a little too short for my thunder thighs liking! lol...

Sarah said...

Lol Zita, I just say 'sod it' and wear them anyway ;-)

Unknown said...

I have only just seen this! Thank you, will give it a whirl. I love your bunting by the by!