Liebster Award

Maths and science blogger Merel has nominated me for the Liebster Award!liebster_award

The rules are as follows:

  • Post 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Answer 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 5 – 11 bloggers, the bloggers you award are to do the same.
  • Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

11 Random facts about myself

  1. Even though this blog is called An English Man in Berlin, I am a woman (bear that in mind when you contact regarding blind dates – I am also married)
  2. I write fiction – to find out more about that, visit
  3. I eat pancakes almost every day
  4. The line between me and Garfield is blurred
  5. Occasionally, I cheat at cards
  6. I havent lost the game of Connect 4 since 1994
  7. I love reading, travelling and eating
  8. I think popcorn should be banned in cinemas
  9. Whenever someone on a bicycle stops near me, I have to suppress the urge to push them over
  10. If I’m at home, I don’t always bother answering the phone or the door
  11. If I ever write a best-seller, my dream is to move to Las Vegas and live in a hotel suite

Answers to Merel’s questions

  1. Describe yourself in 3 words. Curious, skeptical, kind
  2. What is the most beautiful beach you’ve ever been to? Mirissa, Sri Lanka
  3. Do you speak any other languages, other than English? Yes, all badly
  4. What is your favourite hobby? Reading
  5. What is your favourite book? Oh, too many! At random: László Krasznahorkai’s The Melancholy of Resistance
  6. What is the most recent movie you watched? Interstellar
  7. What always throws you off your guard? Interstellar
  8. What do you enjoy doing in your free time at home? Lying on the couch
  9. What’s your favourite hot drink? Glühwein
  10. Where do you see yourself in 20 years time? Living in a suite in Las Vegas?!
  11. Which country have you never visited, but really want to visit? Japan

Nominate 5-11 bloggers

  1. Physics and Art: Book reviews and other interesting posts written by a physicist
  2. Kreuzberg’d: One of my favourite Berlin blogs
  3. The GDR Objectified: Collection of ephemera related to the German Democratic Republic
  4. A woman’s wisdom: Book reviews, storytellers, life and humour
  5. Chapter Book Chat: Great place for reviews and discussions about children’s chapter books
  6. Nerdy Girl Notes: Fab Geek-Chic Guide to TV and other media
  7. Living Libraries and Dead Languages: Fascinating posts by librarian specialising in rare books and languages such as Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, Tibetan
  8. Art discarded: Photos of original art found at thrift stores, garage sales and odd little shops.

And here are my questions:

  1. Describe yourself in three words
  2. What’s the most interesting thing you have learnt this year?
  3. What is the most beautiful beach you’ve ever been to?
  4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  5. What’s your favorite book?
  6. Favorite film?
  7. Favorite art piece?
  8. What’s the one piece of advice would you give to your younger self?
  9. What’s the most difficult thing you’ve ever done?
  10. Which country have you never visited, but really want to visit?
  11. What have you given as a gift this year? (yes, I’m looking for Christmas present inspiration)

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