The Bloody, Sodding Liebster Award

Winning this coveted award is, without doubt, one of the greatest achievements in my already glittering career and life . Let me start by thanking the nuns at the maternity hospital who delivered me on that sunny day back in….- Oh sorry-what? No, that can’t be. What are you saying? I’ve not actually won yet? You’re kidding! Only a nominee? Ridiculous. And I have to do various tasks? It’s an affront. But, for the sake of those that nominated me I shall complete the process with an open heart,and with the attitude that such an award deserves.

Here are the so-called Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
    • As the clear favourite to win this Oscar of the blogging world, I’d like to point out that I was nominated by not just one BUT TWO bloggers- Anne at nomorebeard and Claire at ditchingthewhininghabit. Thanks guys- they’ll be payback believe me
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you.
    • Claire took the trouble to write these, Anne just lazily reused them
  • Share 11 facts about yourself.
    • Believe them they will be true
  • Nominate 5-11 other bloggers.
    • fat chance- I want less not more competition
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions.
    • Sorry but I have washing up that needs doing
  • Notify your nominees once you have uploaded your post.
    • Ha!

Answers to Claire’s/ Anne’s questions:

  1. If you could have had any job/career what would it have been?  At the age of 11 I went to a chocolate factory with my school and up to the age of thirty I dreamed of being chief chocolate taster at Cadbury’s . Sadly it wasn’t to be. I had to settle on just being a UN ambassador and bringing world peace to troubled regions of the world.
  2. If you were stranded on a desert island what three items would you choose to have with you?  My Liebster Award , a mirror and a rubber chicken
  3. What the thing you like most about yourself? My inexhaustable humility
  4. If you could relive one day again, exactly as it was before, what day would it be and why? the day fairly recently when I was first nominated for the Liebster Award. My life changed forever on that momentous day.
  5. If you could only see one more band/singer live, who would it be? The Wurzles singing their classic hit- I’ve got a brand new combine harvester
  6. What is your biggest achievement in your life so far? Winning the Liebster Award
  7. What’s your favourite way to relax (keep it clean please!)? Cleaning
  8. You can have a superpower for a year. Which one would you choose? The power to defeat all known viruses and to go back in time and kiss Susan, the prettiest girl in my primary class.
  9. What’s your favourite time of day and why? That lovely 24hr spell between midnight and midnight. No other part of the day quite lives up to this.
  10. What are you most afraid of?  losing my reading glasses
  11. What are your ‘words to live by?’ “sausages used to be meatier in the 1960s” and “do you have any other AF beers besides Becks Blue”

11Facts about Me:

  1. I identify as male most of the time
  2. I wear size 9 shoes
  3. I have white hair
  4. I used to have a flat mate that drank more than me
  5. I have been married 3 times
  6. I have been divorced three times
  7. Marriage is a tricky business
  8. Divorce is expensive
  9. Im getting older with each year
  10. I hate writing lists
  11. I like it when lists end

My nominees :

  • Please God, this has to end somewhere or everyone will eventually be a nominee!

In reality of course these awards are superfluous. Who needs them? All these sobriety blogs have different and distinctive voices. They all contribute to a thriving community that provides amazing support and encouragement to others dealing with related issues. In my book they are all already winners. I thank you.

Jim X

33 thoughts on “The Bloody, Sodding Liebster Award

  1. clairei47

    Glad to see you have taken the nomination with your usual humility and grace Jim. I wonder of indeed you actually were nominated twice, I can’t see your name in my list of nominees anywhere in my Lobster 🦞 post! 🤔 Delusions of grandeur possibly. I have one more question for you … if divorce was so expensive, why on earth do it three times? 🤷‍♀️

    Nice post Jim, funny and brought a smile you my face. Good to have you back.
    Love Claire. X


    1. nomorebeer

      I think Jim might have confused himself with Nadine ? This is my other theory: Jim is but a fictional persona who emerged from of of Nadine’s multiple blogs, or perhaps it’s the other way around: Nadine is really Jim, and all the blogs are taking too much time, so the original Ji blog had been pushed back to the bottom of the list 🙂

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  2. nomorebeer

    HAHAHAHA I laughed so much when I read you would take the Liebster award with you to the desert island. OH AND THANKS FOR SAYING MY BLOG IS ANNE AT NOMOREBEARD. Though with quarantine the beard has grown a lot lately ! xxxx Anne

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      1. clairei47

        Who wouldn’t want to stand in miles of queues waiting to get into primark on such a sunny day! It’s the one thing I’ve missed during lockdown. I’ve been dreaming of primark.


      1. Lia (Dana)

        Oh Jim, yes and no…I have been drinking more, in the sense of days in a row. Mostly beer and red wine when I eat Italian; I have stayed away from all white wines and cocktails, spirits of any kind, even my margaritas. Haven’t had blackouts or bad episodes, but some hangovers. I am working from home, and it’s been a challenge for me, but I am managing. I can’t wait for normal to return (whatever that is). It’s bound to happen sooner, rather than later. In fact, my hair stylist called me for an appointment. Lord was it a pleasure to color and cut my hair! I feel almost brand new! Keep up the blogging, it is so refreshing to read!! xo Lia (Dana)

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