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The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

It has come to my attention…  

….that my Blog and I, have been kindly nominated for the prestigious LIEBSTER AWARD by the most amazing writer/Blogger…DARKWRITER11 , a young man who has a lot to say with the bonus of his words being relevant and interesting … an interesting blog title as well !!…Thank you mon ami for the nomination, I will strive to live up to your expectations…




Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
Nominate 5 -10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
Ensure all of these bloggers have less than 200 followers.
Answer the eleven questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make eleven questions of your own for your nominees or you may use the same questions.
Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.

If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would it be?                                      If I could travel anywhere tomorrow I would love to visit Cuba and see it before the world catches up with it.

What is the simplest thing that makes you smile?
The simplest thing to make me smile is to see my three Grand Daughters, they fill my life with light, love and hope for the future

What do you like about your hometown?
I love the industrial heritage and the friendly people.

What is the best meal you can prepare?                                                               A Fillet of steak with fries and fresh veg
What’s your favorite chore to do at home?
cooling the wine

What’s your favourite book?
I have two which I cannot separate into 1st and 2nd … The Lord of the Rings and The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell, Both books are very different but awesome in their content

What’s the very first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
I think I would feel a tremendous relieving of pressure…then scream and/or pass out !!

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable?
.It has got to be the humble POTATO , so versatile and as far as fruit goes…strawberries.

How many times have you fallen in love?
Three times…my first puppy love…my first serious teenage love and then I met my wife…end of contest.

What was your favorite game or toy as a child?
I didn’t have many toys whilst growing up but my favourite toy was a Meccano construction set.

What’s your favourite beverage?
Favourite beverage has got to be a nice cup of Tea, milk in first !! closely followed by a pint of best English Bitter (real ale)


With these 11 questions posed to my Nominees,

your 11 questions are as follows ;

1/ Who or what inspired you to write books/blogs ?

2/ If there is one event in world history you could change, what would it be ?

3/ Staying with world history, what is the time period you would most like to live in ?

4/ If there is one sport you can excel at above all others, which would it be ?

5/ If you could invite one of the worlds most famous philosophers to dine with you, who would it be ?

6/ If you were a character in George Orwell’s ‘ANIMAL FARM’ which one would you be ?

7/ What is your all time favourite film ?

8/ What is your signature dish/favourite meal?

9/ What is your favourite poem?

10/ what makes you a happy person ?

11/ Where in the world (or out of it) would you most like to travel to?

Just cut and paste the questions into your blog entry and answer them

I would like to nominate the following bloggers:

First blogger I nominate is Kaitlyn … Short story writer and poet who bares her soul in words…eminently readable

second blogger I nominate is Sandy over at Scribbles and musings of an introvert , I wouldn’t describe her as an introvert as she is such a busy woman who does an excellent eclectic blog and has a very wide range of interests/passions. Well worth a visit.

Third blogger to be nominated is Martin Upfold with his blog focusing on his life with Bi-Polar disorder … and his most excellent photography … very insightful reading as he bares his soul in telling of his daily struggle. He is a new blogger and I think this award nomination may be the fillip he needs to encourage him to write on a regular basis.

Fourth Blogger is Betsy with her blog entitled Granny with a blog a seemingly ordinary woman who is full of words, stories and love.  Betsy provides an anything but ordinary blog which is well written and relevant … give her some encouragement to write some more by visiting and commenting.

Fifth blogger is SUSAN GUTTERMAN and her Blog MUSIN’ WITH SUSAN…she actually has three, yes THREE blogs on the go, one of which showcases her brilliant photography

13 thoughts on “Hey !! I’ve been nominated for an award !!!

  1. Congratulations! I love your blog, too!

    1. steelcityman says:

      Thank you Susan…yours was the first blog I turned to to make my own five nominations for the award, but it is only for those with UNDER 200 followers…you have too many I’m afraid, but then again that’s a good thing isn’t it lol.

      1. Just checked my stats and I have only 21 followers. Over 200, I wish! That’s Facebook followers, which I guess means “friends”.

  2. bisimodupe1975 says:


    1. steelcityman says:

      Thank you mon ami…blessings upon you

  3. Rachel M says:

    Congratulations to you!

    1. steelcityman says:

      Thank you…still reading you Rachel

  4. Just added my Liebster Award post to my site. Thank you, again for nominating me!

    1. steelcityman says:

      You’re very welcome Susan … You do a grand blog 🌹🌹🌹

  5. tabbyrenelle says:

    Hmmm, congrats????

    I went to his site, the military man who nominated you, I mean. I read several posts down to the rape fantasy ya’ll encouraged to be a movie and despite the trigger “warning” for sexism… (like that helps anything when glorifying it)

    Didn’t agree with his “lack of hierarchal assessment of americans”


    Not sure why military men wanna think “ladies” desire rape… or how they view/write about which women will make the best gals to be one of the guys due to “her stocky build…”

    Good for him thinking socialism is best for humans… but women aren’t included in that humanity from what I’ve read… and this nomination recommendation makes me feel you GUYS are so utterly clueless.

    Sorry, Captain… 😦

    1. steelcityman says:

      I see what you mean Tabby…I must confess I hadn’t read the story until you mentioned it, as almost immediately , I knew it wasn’t my cup of tea, so to speak. In fairness, even though he obviously liked the story, it wasn’t his, he just reproduced it from someone else. I have read the story now, found it very much not my cup of tea and I can see where your comments come from. Please bare in mind, Tabby, not all men are tainted with the sexist brush…if we are, then please accept that some are struggling for was part of my working brief for many years to embrace the much needed change of male attitudes and educate young men to respect women and themselves…..Thanks for pointing out what I hadn’t seen and I appreciate your comments.

      1. tabbyrenelle says:

        Thank you so much for your clarification and emphasis on your point of view. That means a lot to me. I can’t express to you how much so. But truly, thank you for your sensitivity.

        I’m concerned about the military men. They are perpetuators of rape-culture and need to stop it. They have a code of silence regarding rape of men and women in the U.S. military that is being somewhat addressed finally and yet mostly still combated. He’s also wrong we don’t think about or feel the war at home. So very wrong. It effects everything and everyone, and people may seem like they aren’t paying attention, or caring, when really they are overwhelmed by the circumstances at home and abroad. The gap between the rich and poor is astounding. The health care is atrocious and expensive. We are currently a debtor nation. Not a lender, like before. We make money on arms. On wars. We profit on war. If you look up what our economy is truly based on currently, it’s military funding… This has little to nothing to do with socialism. So he can like the rape story and his readers can want a movie, but it doesn’t make sense to me at all.

        No matter what, you are certainly deserving of an award and broad readership…

        I hope he reconsiders his interest in rape glorification. Women who fantasize about it have merely been conditioned to think this is the only way they are allowed to enjoy sex. But we aren’t humans… just sex-objects and worthless at that… when men want movies that depict women enjoying this treatment. I hope he learns from you rather than perpetuating more rape-fantasies… Because that hurts us at home (when he thinks we don’t care about him) and it’s so true that I don’t care about service men at all and I do not revere there sacrifice when they see me as meat.

        You’re still the Captain. xoxo

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