Tuesday, September 3, 2013

An award and an apology.

Hallo meine Lieben,

first of all: sorry that there is not much interesting going on on this little blog right now. I am a bit busy so I don't find much time for blogging. I guess you all know how that is. But things will hopefully get better soon so be prepared for some more posts and more topics to blog about. 



Pretty good quote, I would say. 


I recently received the Liebster award from bevchen and I feel so honored! Thank you so much! You can find her blog Confuzzledom here. She had a couple of questions for her nominees so I want to answer them now. 

1. If you could change your first name to anything at all, what would you pick?

I actually like my first name but I would probably choose something exotic like Phoebe Buffay did and  name myself Princess Consuela Banana Hammock. 

2. Where were you born?

In a tiny city in the south west of Germany, in a state called Rhineland-Palatinate. Pretty close to the oldest city in Germany, Trier. 

3. What is your favourite quote?

Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are like us." Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are not like us." Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction. ~Charles R. Magel

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
~Albert Einstein

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. ~Gandhi

“So many books, so little time.” , “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” , “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”, “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” ,  “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” 

4. Tea, coffee or hot chocolate?

All of them, please. I mostly drink tea. Lots of tea. But I also like a cup of coffee once in a while. And I prefer my hot chocolate with almond milk. Vegan, please. 
My favorite drink right now is Irish Breakfast Tea with coconut milk. 

5. If you could own any animal, what would it be?

I do have two cats and two bunnies but I think a dog would be a great addition. :) I would also love to offer my home to another cat. And if I would live in my dream castle, then I would like to give some donkeys and cows and pigs and chicken etc. a new home. 

6. Why did you start blogging?

Hmm, good question. I started reading blogs before I started my own blog and I have always been fascinated by the blogging world. Then I moved to America and I guess I just wanted to share my thoughts with some people. I am glad I started my blog. I have met so many wonderful people, made some great friends and I really don't want to miss this!

7. Who is your favourite author?

I guess it is not a secret that I love crime novels and I wrote a post about my favorite crime writers here

8. What is your favourite flavour of crisps (chips for the Americans)?

Salt and vinegar.

9. Apart from blogs, which website do you spend most time on?

I don't find as much time as I want to right now but I really love goodreads. It is a great way to discover new books. I also love cuteoverload - lots of animal pictures. It's probably not a website but I do love Instagram a lot. 

10. Do you have a talent? If so, what?

I don't know if it is a talent but I love to paint and draw and do all things crafty. And I can make my thumbs move in a weird way. 


11. What was the last song you listened to?

"I'm alone but that's okay" by Ron Sexsmith. The song from the great show "Family Tree". 


Thanks again for nominating me, it really is an honor! I know, I was supposed to provide 11 random facts about myself and I promise to do that in a later post. Also, I would love to read your answers to the questions!

Have a lovely day! 

30 comments:

  1. Salt & Vinegar are definitely the best!! Good questions, I enjoyed reading them!

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    1. They really are! Definitely a bit addictive!
      Glad you enjoyed it, Celeste!

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  2. Hahaha,,
    phoebe was definitely a gem character. i don't think i have enough courage to pick the name princess consuela

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    1. Phoebe is definitely one of my all time favorite Friends characters. She is so hilarious!

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  3. I love this. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I love reading your responses and I'd be happy to answer them for you:

    1. I would love to change my name to Irina, I have no idea why.
    2. I was born in a small island, shaped like a sweet potato. It's so tiny!
    3. "One should not kill a living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should one incite another to kill. Do not injure any being, either strong or weak, in the world." ~ Buddha
    4. Of course, tea. I'm just like you! :) I love fresh fruity teas.
    5. I used to have a dog (my childhood dog, she died of lymphoma) and fostered several cats. I would love to have two cats and two dogs so they can all get together as friends and talk!
    6. I started blogging because I would love to expose many of our vegan finds around the world! I was into fashion editorial blogging, but changed to food :)
    7. I love many Scandivian and Swedish authors for crime novels (same as you!)
    8. I like viewing Instagram food photos, food pictures and of course recipes from Wall Street Journal/NY Times.
    9. I've been listening to a South African rap duo, Die Antwoord. I don't listen to rap, but I think their music is unique. They are vegetarians, too, but they make very unique music videos if you look it up.

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    1. You are soooo sweet, Rika! Thanks for answering the questions! I enjoyed reading them so much! Sorry for the delay, life has been a bit busy lately, I will post about it soon!

      I like the name Irina. I have some Russian friends called Irina!
      An island shaped like a sweet potato sounds awesome! :)
      Love your quote! And I love the fact that you love animals as much as I do! :)
      Hope you are having a great time!

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  5. hahaha, i love that Albert Einstein quote! xoxo

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    1. Yeah, that quote is pretty awesome. :) Glad you like it!

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  6. Love reading these posts! I like your fave quotes. And I've been craving hot chocolate really badly the past few days--I think because fall is here! And now I'm craving some salt & vinegar chips. Yum.

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    1. I really need to go to the store and get some vegan hot chocolate tomorrow. Lots of them contain milk powder. So stupid. I really want some hot chocolate now!

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  7. Princess Consuelo Banana Hammock!! I love that episode! I think that's when her boyfriend, Paul Rudd, says he is changing his name to Crap Bag. :o) Is Friends not the best show ever? I could watch reruns all day.

    When we are done with traveling overseas, which probably won't be for a good amount of years, I'd love to live on a farm again where we could have donkeys and cows and goats, too. We raised chickens in Tennessee, so of course I'd love to have those again, too. There's just something about taking care of animals - it's good for your heart!

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    1. Haha, yeah, I love Friends so much! One of the best shows ever. I loved Phoebe and Mike together. Crap Bag was such a nice name. I started watching the episodes again. So much fun!

      So cool that you had chickens! I love that! It would be so much fun to have chicken! And I love the fact that you want to live with donkeys and goats and cows too. :)

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  8. We have salt & vinegar chips at the pub and it's so hard to resist them all the time - amazing!

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    1. I could not resist them. :) I need to eat them when I see them! They are so good.

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  9. congrats on the award!! I love reading these little tidbits about fellow bloggers!

    carisa
    Bunnies and Pearls

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    1. Thank you so much, Carisa! Glad you enjoyed reading it!

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  10. Salt & Vinegar are my favorite too! My mouth waters just thinking about them :)

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  11. Congrats on your well-deserved Liebster award :) and I love the Gandhi quote!

    P.S. I finally figured it out and I am now following your blog. I think it was the web browser I was using. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you so much, Keith! That is very kind of you!

      And thank you so much for following me! It really means a lot. I finally started following you on Bloglovin' too! :)

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  12. Great questions and great answers. Always like these types of posts to learn more about bloggy buddies. I love sea salt and vinegar chips too. My favorites are Cape Cod.

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    1. Thank you, Susi! Glad you like it! I have never heard of Cape Cod. I need to try them.

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  13. Oh my goodness! All your quotes are sooo good!

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    1. Thank you so much! :) Glad you like them!

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  14. Ah Princess Consuela Banana Hammock, I loved your answers. Good to learn a bit more about you. So strange, I don't like salt and vinegar crisps but it is the salt and vinegar that means I can't resist popping into a chip shop !!

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    1. I am so glad you like the post! :)
      I hate onions but I do like onion chips. That's also pretty strange. :)

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  15. Ah Princess Consuela Banana Hammock, I loved your answers. Good to learn a bit more about you. So strange, I don't like salt and vinegar crisps but it is the salt and vinegar that means I can't resist popping into a chip shop !!

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  16. 3 Researches PROVE How Coconut Oil Kills Belly Fat.

    This means that you actually burn fat by consuming coconut fats (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from major medical journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world upside down!

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