Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tagged + Awards = Fun!

I have been tagged to play a fun question and answer game by the lovely Alicia from Bella Card Company. Alica has a lovely blog and an etsy shop where sells her own gorgeous stationary designs.
If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Alicia please do, you can by clicking HERE.
I didn’t realise how tricky this would be until I started and by then I was having fun and hooked.
Here goes……
1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? As much as I dream of living in an exotic European location I really don’t think I could move too far away from my family. Somewhere like this would do. Great views Less than a 5 hour drive to family
40 minutes drive to the beach
7 acres of land so I could have a gorgeous garden
2 hours drive to Sydney
Close enough to all of the facilities we require, good school, good shops, good restaurants. All those things that make life so wonderful!
For any one interested this house is currently for sale you can find the details and photos from here. 2. What is your favorite band? This changes on a regular basis and depends on what I feel like listening to. If someone had to buy me a CD and asked what I would like I could guarantee that if they bought me anything by Newsboys or Michael Buble I would enjoy it!
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3. If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be? Aaargh, I am really bad at this. I like who I am. I am not sure that I want to be anybody else. Sure I would love to have all of the wonderful stuff that other people have like Lots of these
One of these
Lots of these in all different colours and styles
Something like this
But when I think of all of the influential people in the world (yes, I googled them) I don’t think that I want the pressure that they must have to deal with every day and when I think of all of the rich famous people I wonder whether their life is really that good? Are the people around them there because they love and care for them or are they there hoping for something for themselves. After all my research I decided that I am happy being me!
4. Concert or Broadway show? I haven’t been to many of either but I would choose a Broadway show over a concert. The last one I saw was the Phantom of the Opera. It was great and I am looking for to the sequel.
5. Theme song for your life? Ha, this is tricky and I cheated, yes I admit I googled this question to see what help I could get and guess what I found this great quiz. Have I mentioned that I love the web! I answered all the questions as honestly as I could, or as I cared to admit to and my result was.... Beautiful Day by U2
I can live with that! I like that song and I like U2.
Please feel free to go and check out what your theme song is! Just click HERE! 6. Would you choose a fancy dinner at a nice restaurant or a picnic in the park? I would happily do either but if push came to shove I would choose the fancy dinner. I love getting dressed up and being waited on. I would love to go here next (hint, hint Darling).
For those who are not familiar with Australia this is Tetsuya’s and is a multi award winning restaurant and Tetsuya himself has won many awards, he is an outstanding chef. 7. Favorite place to shop? I love to shop and I quite happily shop anywhere, I love the Internet for the ease and the availability but I get the most satisfaction out of getting a bargain so I love to thrift at garage sales or charity stores.
8. Favorite movie? I think I must be a pretty easy going person as once again I don’t really have an all time favourite but some that I have really enjoyed lately have been
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All great chick flicks that I laughed, cried and scoffed through!
Thank you to Alicia for tagging me, I enjoyed playing along and I would like to tag the following people to play; Laura at My Summerhouse
Please do not feel you have to play but if you would like to, I would love for you to answer the same questions that I did and please feel free to get assistance from Google if required! 1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? 2. What is your favorite band? 3. If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be? 4. Concert or Broadway show? 5. Theme song for your life? 6. Would you choose a fancy dinner at a nice restaurant or a picnic in the park? 7. Favorite place to shop? 8. Favorite movie? And for those of you who have managed to get to the end of my long winded post today I just want to finish up by saying thank you to both; Laura at My Summer House for awarding me with the Versatile Blogger Award
and Catherine from A Time to Create for giving me the Happy 101 Award
I really love that you thought of me and please accept this from me!
Thank you for visiting me and have a great day!


  1. Oh My miss Nellie this is going to be hard but thank you for tagging me i will give it ago..i love that home i would so live there too and p.s i love you has to be my favorite movie too. do you want to hear something funny i went to that side that chooses a song for you and i got BLACK by ACDC (too funny) thanks again really enjoyed reading your post today and congrats on all your awards XXX

  2. Thanks, it was interesting to get to know you a little better!

  3. Fabulous question and answers Nellie:) I can see we have quite a bit in common! Congratulations on your wonderful and very well deserved award:) Visiting your blog is always something I look forward to. Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday ~ Tina xx

  4. I loved reading your responses and getting to know you a bit more Nellie. The Notebook and The Holiday are two of my favourite movies :)

  5. Cool, thanks for tagging me, what fun!!! It was nice to learn more about you, your definately a hopeless romantic, I love it!! I think I will just come & leave in YOUR dream house , it looked so beautiful & peaceful. Im off to find out what my song is!!
    Cheers xx

  6. Hi nellie, that sounds like a lot of fun! great answers; and you are very welcome for the award! I also had a look at your etsy shop last night and I think I am going to buy a tonne of the cherub cards and use them for christmas, bdays, anniversaries; everything; its such a versatile image, I just love it! Then all my family and friends can have a little piece of your art in their home! (i might keep one for myself too!!)
    I love the house you have chosen!! What a beautiful place to live!
    Thanks for choosing to tag me!
    hugs to you,

  7. It was nice to get to know you's the little things isn't it?

    I love The Holiday! Great girly film : )

    Gemma X

  8. great post nelly! 7 manicured acres - yes bliss (for the gardener!!) hehe

  9. Nellie,

    A quirky quiz I enjoying doing in my head. Learnt lots more about you.

    Happy long weekend honey!

    Tracey at Velvetine Lily x o

  10. I adore your snuggly, cute puppy !

    Tracey at Velvetine Lily x o

  11. I love the Notebook & the Holiday too!!! And I could tell that house was in Kangaroo Valley just from the hills around it - yes please!!!
    I loved reading your list, thanks for sharing. Hope you've had a great day.

  12. Hi Nellie, I loved reading your blog today. Your dream home looks like the most perfect place to live ..thanks for sharing some more of yourself with us all. Have a lovely weekend Kym x

    PS Your puppy looks oh so cute;)

  13. Nellie -

    You are sooooooo right about the shoes as you mentioned on my blog.I wrote a little reply there. I love the funky, lime green shoes in your pic by the way.

    Happy long weekend, honey x o

  14. love this post! great getting to know a bit more about you:)

  15. Great answers - good to get to find out more about what makes Nellie tick.
    Millie ^_^

  16. thanks for playing Nellie! it was kind of fun wasn't it, answering quetions about yourself:) good to get to know you better:)

  17. Hi Nellie!

    I LOVE the face that you stop by my blog so often and wanted to say hello. I finally had a chance to browse through your recent posts and had to tell you--The property you featured here gave me SO MUCH landscaping inspiration!

    We have 10 acres and it is so overwhelming at do you make it look like a yard? Well...this home really hit the mark on that and I have looked at the photos over and over for ideas.

    I love getting your comments and will visit your blog more often. You are one creative lady.


    Starview Sonnet

  18. It was great to get to know you a little more Nellie. I have to say your dream house is just beautiful. I could see myself living there:) Thank you for passing the award on to me you are so sweet. xo