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I ran as fast as I could but the Housewife Down Under caught me, and now I’ve been tagged! Her blog is very direct, sometimes opinionated and always entertaining, you should check it out…

Now it’s your turn to run, because I’m coming after you. “Isn’t this fun?”

First up… The rules for playing blog tag.

  1. You must post the rules
  2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post
  3. Create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged
  4. Tag (eleven) people with a link to your post
  5. Let them know they’ve been tagged

Here are the questions I’ve been given:

Do you like your middle name? It’s Elizabeth and yes, I like it but never use it.

What do you think would be the worst place in the world to live? Hmm… Thats a tough question. I wouldn’t want to offend anyone and you really don’t know a place before you’ve actually lived there, so I ‘ll answer, any country without my husband.

Are you a religious person? I’m a spiritual person who believes in God, but doesn’t go to church every Sunday.

Do you snore? I’ve never heard any complaints…

If you had a free hand to implement and enforce one political policy in your country, what would it be? You can only pick one! Well, Norway just so happens to be one of the richest countries in the world (thanks to oil). Most of the money is invested, donated or banked, while schools and hospitals are run on tight (sometimes strangled) budgets. I say loosen the purse strings, nothing is more important than schools and hospitals. Am I right?

Do you collect anything? I collect travel books from every where I go.

If you could have one talent that you don’t already have, what would it be? I would love to be able to draw or paint. It looks so relaxing and rewarding.

What’s a talent that you already have? I don’t have a special talent for anything, but if I put my mind to it, I can muddle through most things…

Whats the most disgusting thing you’ve ever eaten? And why did you eat it? When I was nine-years-old and visiting a school friend, her mother made me eat a cream cheese and jelly sandwich for lunch. I can still remember how hard it was to swallow but I was much to afraid to refuse it.

Early bird or night owl? Depends on what time of the year it is, early to bed in the winter, up late in the summer, but always up early in the morning.

What hobby of yours do you enjoy most? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love scrap-booking!

Here are my questions:

1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

2. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

3. Have you ever picked up a hitchhiker?

4. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?

5. Would you break the law to save a loved one?

6. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move?

7. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?

8. Has your greatest fear ever come true?

9. What is your happiest childhood memory?

10. Why do you blog?

11. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?

Here are the blogs I randomly choose: (sorry if I’ve forgotten, or am annoying anyone)


Robin Coyle

Rendezvous With Renee

Stuff I tell my sister

Crazy Train to Tinky Town




Thanks everyone!

Summer is almost here!

I love summer, its my favorite time of the year. There are no guarantees the weather will be nice in Norway, but thats why we have airplanes to carry us off in search of the sun. When my children were little we always went to my parents house in New Jersey. There the weather was always warm and the kids enjoyed the swimming pool in my parents yard, while their mother enjoyed the air conditioned shopping malls (just kidding…).

Now the children are grown and my husband and I like to travel around and see new places. This years vacation spot is, Cinque Terra. Whats interesting, is how I found this location… I casually stumbled across the picture above on Naomi Baltuck’s blog, Writing Between the Lines and immediately commented, Where is this place? Three days later our trip was booked! I’m sure once you read about “the five lands” on the Italian Riviera, you’ll be dying to go too…

Blogging has been quite rewarding lately, not only did I find this year’s vacation spot, but I’ve also had three blog awards bestowed on me. First was the Versatile Blogger Award which I received from Beth’s blog, it’s a whole new world. Beth is one of those people who feels like a good friend, even though we’ve never met. The second is a Liebster Award from Robin Coyle her blog is, The writing Life of Robin. Robin has a great style and her blog is overflowing with writing tips. Since I already have a Versatile Blogger and a Liebster Award, I’m going to jump right over to the third one which is the Sunshine Award. I was nominated for this one by Paula’s blog, stuff I tell my sister. Paula is also a delightful person and her blog is a warm and cozy place to visit. Check them out, you won’t regret it!

The Sunshine Award guidelines are:

  1. Link the award to the person who gave it to you.
  2. Answer the questions that come with it.
  3. Pass it along to other bloggers and let them know they have received it.

Here are the blogs I nominate, (I tried to see who already had the award, but that was a lot of work and then I got my lists confused, so I’m just randomly throwing some names out there. If you already have it, then I’m sorry. If you don’t have it and your name is not on the list, just take it, I’ll never tell…)

1. An American Hermit Crab in Denmark

2. Expat Alien

3. The Wanderlust Gene

4. Expat Lingo

5. I was an expat wife 

6. Building Bridges

7. M. Latimer-Ridley

8. it’s a whole new world

9. How the Cookie Crumbles

10. Writing Between the Lines

Now for the questions…

  1. Favorite color-  When the sky is solid blue, thats my favorite color.
  2. Favorite animal- Thats a toss up between Mia and Khloe…
  3. Favorite number- That has to be six, because I have six kids.
  4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink- Easy! Tea (warm or cold).
  5. Facebook or Twitter- Definitely Facebook (thats where all my real friends are)
  6. My passion- Everyone will expect me to say writing, but its scrapbooking.
  7. Giving or receiving- I love to buy gifts but when people ask me what I want, I always answer, “I don’t know.”
  8. Favorite pattern- Hmm… Burberry plaid.
  9. Favorite day of the week- Without a doubt Friday night, I love having the weekend in front of me.
  10. Favorite flower- After living in Holland for three years, I have to say tulips.

Thanks everybody!