Saturday, February 2, 2013

lookie, i got nominated for something besides cleaning ;)

The Country Witch nominated the nefaeria blog for a Liebster Award. :)

So you are probably wondering what it is, right? Well, the apparent history is traced over here at the Sopphey Says blog, and here is an explanation that I lifted from The Country Witch:

"For those bloggers and readers who are unfamiliar with this award, “The Liebster Award" is given to up and coming bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers. The word ” Liebster” comes from German and can mean the sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, most beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.”

Dawwww....I don't know if those are true characteristics of mine, but I'll take it!
So Rules are...
  1. Thank the person who nominated you. 
  2. When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you. 
  3. Pass the award onto 6 other blogs {while making sure you notify the blogger that you nominated them!}.
  4. You write up 11 new questions directed towards your nominees.
  5. 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!}.
 First, thank you Country Witch! :)

11 Random Facts
  1. I currently have three books on my bedside table.
  2. I have the attention span of a gnat.
  3. One of my biggest talents is how long I can hold onto grudges.
  4. I am pretty much obsessed with the music of Horse Feathers.
  5. I'll take flannel plaid and rubber boots over ribbons and lace any day.
  6. Horses just might be the closest thing to perfection.
  7. I am still waiting for someone to create an IV drip for coffee.
  8. There is always a fine bottle of whiskey in the house for the Dé ocus andé. Should it be within the budget, there is also another one for myself and guests {who are of age, of course}. 
  9. A couple of nights ago I had a dream where a talking moose was our new form of transportation here in town. He even had a little hat with a smiley face on it. 
  10. I can cut a pretty mean rug.
  11. Just in case it wasn't obvious, I really like gardening.
11 Answers to the 11 Questions

{It was not too long ago that I stopped using the term "witchcraft" and "folk magic" interchangeably; so for clarity's sake, I will be answering as a folk magic practitioner.}
  1. What book inspired you the most in relation to witchcraft? It would be impossible for me to choose just one book! However, right now one that I am turning to the most would probably be Healing Threads by Mary Beith.
  2. What is your favourite herb and why? This just might be even more difficult to answer than the first question. One of my favourites and one that I work with most often is the rowan tree. Besides being a real beauty and plentiful in my region, it draws in the birds, the berries make fantastic jellies and its magical virtues are many! :D
  3. What season gets you most excited? Right now I am wanting to say Spring, but to be honest it would probably be the time between mid to late Autumn.
  4. What is your most favourite place in nature?  I have a few sacred spots, but no place quite tugs at me like the wood behind the old family farm.
  5. If you could be any witch in history, who would you be? A wise woman who I think was very admirable is Biddy Early {if someone were to have called her a witch, I am guessing that she just might have throttled them.}
  6. Wand or Athame? Herb knife.
  7. Who is more awesome – Willow or Harry Potter? I am not sure who Willow is, but I think that the trees are lovely! :)
  8. Dawn, Dusk, Twilight or Night? Dawn, I think.
  9. Tarot, Oracle or Runes? Why? I like my oracle cards, but I am probably most partial to my Ogham set.
  10. Who is your most favourite fictional witch of all time? Weatherwax & Ogg!
  11. If you could get rid of sparkly vamps forever, how would you do it? Naww, they have a right to exists, as long as it is not in my vicinity. { ;) }
My 6 Victims

{I don't know if you all have less than 200 blog subscribers, but I am nominating you anyway!} 
Your 11 Questions
  1. Sitting by a camp fire or sun bathing on the beach?
  2.  Your favourite poet?
  3.  If you garden {or could} what are your top three variety choices?
  4. Would you be more likely to speak your mind and risk hurting someone’s feelings, or hold things in to keep the peace?
  5. Mead, wine or whiskey?
  6. What is one thing you never leave your home without?
  7. If you could choose one lifestyle to lead {nomadic, homesteader, pop culture icon, etc.} what would it be? Why?
  8. A book or an electronic reading device?
  9. What do you think your most prominent talent/gift is?
  10. Are you able to harness that talent or gift on a regular basis?
  11. Should you have to take over the world, what changes would your underlings have to look forward to?
Well, that is it for now. Thank you for sticking it out!



1 comment:

Nuno said...

Oh thank you so much Laurel, what a honor ! *v* Liebster award is a very good and dynamic idea, it looks funny :D