The Entertainer Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated…

…for The Entertainer Blogger Award by Anne at i’ve read this – thanks, Anne! Always happy to talk about myself and, let’s face it, the blog is cheaper than a therapist, so here goes…


  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Add these rules to your post.
  3. Answer all the questions below.
  4. Display the award picture in your post.
  5. Nominate 12* other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all ENTERTAINING!


Q1. Why did you start a blog in the first place?

In the past, I’ve always said that it was a publisher who encouraged me to start a blog when she offered me a review copy of Patrick Flanery’s Fallen Land on the basis of my Amazon reviews. So I did!

But I think we’ve all known each other long enough now for me to tell you the truth…

I am a beautiful princess and I’ve been captured by an evil ogre who keeps me locked in a tower and tries to win my affection with copious supplies of chocolate. But no matter how much chocolate I eat, he still looks like Donald Trump on a bad hair day, so it’s never gonna happen.

Trump! Trump! Trump!
Trump! Trump! Trump!

Fortunately handsome Prince Darcy from the neighbouring state is also madly in love with me and is planning a rescue attempt. The ogre allows me an internet connection but monitors everything I do, so I use the blog to send coded messages to my Prince. Whenever I post a 1 star review it means “Oh, Darcy, my heart is yours always!” 2 stars means “How I long to dance the cotillion with you, dear one!” 3 stars is code for “I dream of your beautiful kisscurl, my sweet Prince!” 4 is One day our love shall be sealed with many kisses, my beloved!” A 5 star review means “Oooooh…”

No! I better not tell you for fear the ogre might see. He gets so jealous, you see!

darcy gif

Q2. What is your favourite book?

I’ve answered this before too, so I refuse to say Bleak House again! So I’m going to change the question to…

Q2. What is your favourite book about chimpanzees?

And the answer is The High Mountains of Portugal!


So… what’s your favourite book about chimpanzees?

Q3. What do you dislike the most?


Or if the question doesn’t refer to books, then hmm… well, I really, really dislike when I offer my chocolates around and someone takes the coffee cream. Grrrrrrr!!!!


Q4. What is your favourite food item from the mall?

Excuse me, I’m British! I think you mean shopping centre!

This question has me stumped, I admit. I avoid shopping centres like the plague whenever I can, and if I have to go to one my plan is always to get in and out in the shortest possible time, so I rarely eat there. But I do usually stop off at M&S on the way out and reward myself with some of their toffee meringues – yummy, scrummy and yumptious!!! Just as well I don’t go often really!

I think it's safe to say there are images of everything on t'Internet!
I think it’s safe to say there are images of everything on t’Internet!

Q5. What is your favourite pastime?

You think I’m going to say reading, don’t you? Well, perhaps you’re right…

… but it’s always possible that secretly I’m an extreme sports enthusiast who spends her evenings bungee jumping from the tops of skyscrapers, wearing a Wonder Woman outfit and a green feather boa. I guess you’ll never know…


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Since every blogger I know is entertaining, I nominate you all!

Thanks again, Anne – I had fun doing this! 😀

48 thoughts on “The Entertainer Blogger Award

  1. Brilliant! 😀 Quick, Prince Darcy – hasten to our fair maiden’s rescue! That elephant looks scarily like Trump. Although actually much better looking, obviously. And with better policies. But I must question you further on Question 3 – no, not the FPPT thing – people taking the coffee creams. Don’t tell me you really hand around your own chocolates? Madam, you are a more generous woman than I and my multiple hats are off to you! Always a pleasure to get to know a favourite blogger a little better, have a super day 🙂

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  2. Ha, love to hear your answers – but I thought it was a certain tennis player as well as Darcy who were receiving the coded messages?
    Food item from shopping centres? Do people buy food in shopping centres? You mean it’s not the champagne-and-cheese-and-meringue hopping between specialised boutiques that I was accustomed to in France? (Mine is a high-maintenance diet…)

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    • Shh! Don’t let Darcy know! It’s bad enough having a jealous ogre to contend with!

      Oooh, that sounds so much nicer than Burger King and the giant cookie shop! If our shopping centres were French, I’d spend more time there…

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  3. Congratulations and well-done, FictionFan! I always knew you were secretly a sports champion who was also a princess. I truly hope Prince Darcy’s plan to rescue you from the ogre will be a success.

    I love the rest of your answers, too 🙂 This was fabulous!

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  4. How dare you insult that poor and noble elephant! I’m tempted now to write a first person, present tense angst ridden misery-fest poem about the party responsible for this! But first, I really must Google where I can find those toffee meringues… Oh goodness me… they are a wonder.

    Congratulations and well deserved!

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    • Haha! Thank you! I know – it was cruel and unjust and my feelings of guilt are just HUGE! No… please… I beg you! Anything but that! Look, you can have one of my coffee creams! Aren’t the meringues glorious? If only you’d known about them when you were in London… *cackles wickedly*

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  5. This is one well-deserved award! I even learned some new things about you – like Bleak House is your favourite book! I love that book! I don’t know if I could say it’s my favourite, but my mother has always called it one of hers. I’m ashamed to say it took me a long time to get around to reading it – I was so sure she was crazy.
    Also, I get mad when people take the cherry chocolate. But, it’s very nice of you to share. 🙂

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    • Haha! Thank you! It’s almost impossible to pick a favourite book really, but Bleak House is the one I always go for. Its got everything – crime, fog, horror, romance, sickness, death, spontaneous combustion! What more could anyone ask? 🙂

      Personally, I think sharing’s over-rated… 😉

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  6. Now that was a hugely entertaining post FF, and proves that the nomination was well deserved. I’m now going to nominate you for either a) The Laziest Blogger Award or b) The Most Diplomatic Blogger Award or c) The Kindest Blogger Award, or d) The Scaredest-of-Causing-Offence Blogger Award or e) The Most Cunning Blogger Award or f) The Cleverest Blogger Award

    Yes, it was your Answer to the final question (nominating Les Autres)

    Lets just make it the most brilliant answer blogger award and leave it there

    MUCH more importantly I might have to visit Marks and try a toffee meringue or 12. Either that or P-P-P-Pick Up A Penguin. And I do mean the avian variety which keeps falling over on your blog. Bless!

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    • Thank you! Definitely a) – I’m not so sure about the rest! Though I like the idea of being cunning… Haha – I do get a bit carried away with these awards and tags, I admit. I feel there’s only so often my poor readers want to hear that Bleak House is my favourite book…

      *gasps* You’re not going to eat the penguin, are you? You monster!!! I shall arrange a blind date for you and the ogre forthwith…

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    • *gasps and chokes* How… how… how DARE you!!! Clearly you’re suffering from extreme jealousy – but, I tell you what, since you’re my friend I’ll fix you up with the chimp and we can go out on a foursome…

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  7. Congrats on your new award, FF — they chose well, you know! Ah, that poor elephant. Who’d put Trump hair on such a splendid beast?? As for Darcy, well, I knew he was up there on your list, but let’s keep that a secret from Rafa, okay? I mean, the poor soul has had far too many disappointments already this year. As for those meringues, oh my. Something that yummy would fill the shopping malls here, for sure!

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    • Haha! Thanks, Debbie! It’s odd that still the elephant looks less ridiculous than Mr Trump… 😉 Ah, but I didn’t reveal the code I use to communicate with Rafa… I was scared Darcy would get jealous and call offf the rescue bid. It’s all so complicated…

      The meringues are indescribably good! Even Tuppence thinks so…


  8. *laughs* LOVED this! Okay, so I’m that chimp. Only I’d probably have blue hair. Now, don’t go making fun of Mr. Trump. Also, I’m running for President. I’d appreciate your vote. My first objective while in office is to build a bridge across the Atlantic and invade Europe. Just so you know. I mean, I’m being upfront and honest about it.

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    • Oh, well, you’re exceptionally cute & adorable then – even more than I expected! But your fur could do with a good brush, I feel. But Mr Trump merely exists to be mocked – that’s all he’s good for! I’ll certainly vote for you! No wonder you want to invade Europe, it being soooo much better than America in every possible way. *nods sympathetically* But we might build a wall…


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