…awards, awards, my Kingdom for awards …

The Liebster Award

Goodness Gracious Me!!
I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by Susan Buchanan. Thank you! ( I think )

Here are the rules:
  • When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (while making sure you notify the blogger that you nominated them!)
  • You write up 11 NEW questions directed towards YOUR nominees.
  • You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated your own blog!
  • You paste the award picture into your blog. (You can Google the image, there are plenty of them!)
11 random facts about Seumas Gallacher:
The average height of a Scotsman (standing up) is 5’8”.  I am above average at 5′ 8 1/2 “.
Varying levels of languages run around in my head at any one time, inter-alia English, Gaelic (Scots version), Tagalog, Cantonese, French, Arabic, but the main tongue is in Rubbish.
In my youth I played football on S-Forms (schoolboy sign-on) for Third Lanark, a latter-day Scottish First Division club. They went bust in 1967, one of the few Scottish football disasters for which I am NOT blamed.
At one time I owned a Siamese cat to which I gave a dog’s name, FIDO. It still refused to collect the morning newspapers.
When I was two years old I stole all the flags with the hole numbers from a local putting green. All these years later, golf is still getting its own back on me.
Alex Ferguson, Manager  of Manchester United, and I were born in the same street in Govan, Glasgow. He’s 6 years older than me, and has tons more money—but I’m better-looking than he is.
I learned to swim when I was 38— too late to represent Govan at the Olympics or to help significantly with that Titanic business.
As with most adolescents of the 60s, I belonged to a ‘beat group’, (now called ‘bands’), as front lead singer and harmonica player. We were called ‘The Other Side’ and had cards printed with the group’s name on it. People kept turning the cards over and over, so we changed the name of the group to ‘Green Onion’.
The best laugh I ever had in business was over an executive in our group who did all his own travel arrangements as he fancied himself as a bit of a worldly-wise business fellow. On a trip to Scandinavia, he messed up all the arrangements and ended up in towns he’d no knowledge of… We called him the guy who didn’t know his Aarhus from his Oslo.
Although I reckon myself a hard-nosed product of the docklands, when I hear things like ‘Amazing Grace’ on the bagpipes, especially the clip from You Tube with Andre Rieu, I can still bubble like a baby—and proud of it.
The first time I saw Billy Connolly perform was on the Michael Parkinson Show  in 1975, and he’s made me laugh non-stop ever since. The man’s a comic genius.
Questions from Susan Buchanan:-

Q. If you could turn back time, what, if anything would you change?

A. Not a thing. Everything, good or not so good, that’s happened in my life was necessary to get me to this point. I don’t want to mess with the Big Guy’s plans.
Q.What 3 things did you definitely want to do before you turned 30?
A. 1. Play football on Hampden Park, Scotland’s premier football stadium. 2. Go abroad. 3. Keep breathing..   Managed all 3.
Q. Favourite takeaway food.
A. Cod and chips from a Scottish fish and chip shop, but NO fried Mars Bars, please.
Q. If you could date a famous actress for one night only ( don’t read anything into this!) who would it be?
A. Mae West, a Lady with real fun and attitude– and I wouldn’t need the gun.
Q. Wildlife programs or home makeover shows?
A. Live  TV  soccer matches, which is close to the Wildlife bit, I think….
Q. Favourite city in the whole world.
A. Hong Kong, hands down–the most vibrant ‘can-do’ place on the planet–and going for a Chinese meal is never a bother.
Q. City, countryside or by the sea.
A. City boy, me. I’d break the cows and things if I was let loose in the countryside.
Q. Do you have any particular talents (keep it atPG level pls!)
A. I have a black belt in snoring.
Q. Which sport do you wish (if any) that you were really good at.
A. The obscene amount of money that soccer players earn today would make my old footballing skills quite lucrative if I was a few decades younger.
Q. If today was the last day of Mankind (cheery thought…) what would you like to be doing ?
A. Playing guitar very loudly, singing very loudly, and then listening to massed pipes and  drums as the take-out music ..and the ex-directory line to God might be quite handy, too…
Questions for my nominees:
What’s your earliest recollection of anything?
How old were you when you were informed that Mister Claus may not be for real ? and how did you take it?
What was the first book that you absolutely hated ?
Money or Love ?
Fantasy holiday destination ?
First kiss?
Favourite funny person?
What kind of music, if any, makes you cry?
If you could remove any three letters from the alphabet what would they be, and why?
Favourite animal/pet?
If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to ?
My nominees are: Stephen Edger, Andrew Peters, Andrew Scorah, Thomas Rydder, Tim Dittmer, John Dolan, L.Leander, Jim Wright, Kim Cox, Alexandria Szeman, Stuart Laing.


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9 responses to “…awards, awards, my Kingdom for awards …

  1. Pingback: Holy glory and Hallelujah! My brother Seumas Gallacher has been nominated for the Liebster award…check it out! « Thomas Rydder

  2. Seumas, I accept your challenge but don’t know 11 other bloggers. Anyone you can recommend who might fancy it (I mean btaking part, obviously and not the other “it”)?


    • If you have any followers on your own blog, just ping them, chief ..: don’t feel pressured..the names should be familiar to yourself.. If there are none to send to, the Award still is relevant to your own responses, and that’s fun, and can be RT’d..it’s all about profile , :):) go for it !! :):)


  3. kimcox37

    Thanks for thinking of me and for the nomination! I’ll see what I can do. 🙂


  4. I’m not sure whether I’m supposed to put on a skirt before writing this comment, but I’ll take a chance and keep my English pants on. And I promise not to mention the Battle of Culloden.
    Well, thanks a ton for giving me a whole lot more blogging to do Seumas! I’ve duly passed on the baton to 11 others and by a strange coincidence my Twitter followers have gone down by 11. Serendipity or what? 🙂


  5. Thank you so much for the nomination. I’d like to thank my hairdresser, my makeup artists, oh wait, don’t wear any makeup, my friends who told me to start blogging, my Twitter friends who mock me incessantly and never take me seriously, my Gang of Seven Rescue Cats, SadieDoggie, the support teams with whom I’m always on the phone with computer issues, blogging issues, The man in the hat, and the man in the kilt…


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