The Liebster Award

26 Mar

liebster5I was nominated by Vicki Turner Goodwin from The Page Turner to do the Liebster Award. Thanks for including me in The Liebster, Vicki – much appreciated.

The Liebster is an award given to small bloggers to help them gain some more views and get recognized.

The rules for the award are:

Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.

Answer 11 question that the blog gives you.

Give 11 random facts about yourself.

Nominate 5-11 blogs you think are deserving of the award that have less than 200 followers.

Let the blogs know you have nominated them.

Give them 11 questions to answer.


Questions asked by The Page Turner and answered by me, are as follows:

  1. What is your best memory?

My best memories are too personal to discuss here. Sorry!

  1. Are you part of a fandom?Bas and Nige

I’m a big fan of everything Sherlock Holmes – from the original Conan Doyle books to the films, TV series and (given the chance) the costumes.


  1. What singer do you endlessly listen to?

I can’t get it down to just one, so: Nick Drake, John Martyn, Jez Lowe, David Gray, Kate Rusby, Ralph McTell and Jake Thackray.

Jez Lowe

  1. What is the number one thing on your bucket list?stevie king

I don’t have a bucket list. There are lots of thing I’d like to do but putting them on a list (physical or imaginary), is never going to happen.

  1. Who is your favourite author?

Stephen King – he’s the guy that makes me want to be a great writer.

  1. What movie can you watch over and over again?

There are a few: ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’, ‘Funnybones’, ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ and ‘Sideways’.


  1. What motivates and inspires you?

I love the creative process, so anything that involves making or producing a piece of work, whether it be writing, drawing, music or whatever, always makes me feel worthwhile.

  1. Do you have any pets?

I’ve had lots of cats and the odd dog over the years, but I don’t have a pet at the moment.

  1. What is your favourite book series?Lee-Child-Book-190x179

Lee Child’s ‘Jack Reacher’ books. I don’t think Child is the best writer ever, but with this series he has a knack of keeping the reader on edge and I’m constantly yearning to read the next book. As I’m only up to book 10, I’m still catching up.

  1. Where is your dream vacation spot?

I’m not a big fan of sitting in the sun, but I do like to be warm, so probably Koh Samui, Thailand.

  1. Why did you start your blog?

I started the Watson Letters blog as a bit of fun to indulge my Sherlock Holmes fantasies. It began as a series of emails between myself and a friend but is now a solo effort. It’s also become a bit more serious since I brought out Volume 1 of The Watson Letters. Putting it into book form was a bit of a mad experiment, but people are buying it, so it must be okay!


Eleven Random Facts about me:

When I was studying Drama, I did some TV ‘extra’ work and appeared in several episodes of the children’s TV series Byker Grove.

I once appeared in a play written by a friend, which required me to be naked on stage.

I was taught to play the guitar by Tom Jones (that’s my Uncle Tom Jones, not the famous singing Welshman).

tom jones
I met Princess Anne at the opening of a garden centre project.

When I was a kid, I was run over by a Co-op delivery van.

I was a co-founder of WACtheatre – a theatre company run by actors and writers in Abethe Body in the Bag 150xrdeen, Scotland.

While working as a taxi driver, I walked into what I thought was an open door, only to find it was made of glass and it was shut!

I studied Drama at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle.

I wrote six songs for my stage play ‘The Body in the Bag’.

In my teens, I read John Wyndham’s ‘The Day of the Triffids’ ten times.

Day of the triffids









I love making cakes and recently baked a ‘Leprechaun Hat’ cake to help raise money for Sport Relief.









My questions to you:

  1. What is the most dangerous thing you ever did?
  2. Which person do you most admire?
  3. What is your earliest memory?
  4. What are you most proud of?
  5. Which period in history would you have enjoyed living in?
  6. How many books have you read this year?
  7. Who is your favourite musician, and why?
  8. What was your favourite book as a child?
  9. Have you met anyone famous?
  10. If you were stranded on a desert island, which item or object would you not want to be without?
  11. If it were possible to live forever, would you want to?


I nominate:

Shea at Shea Oliver

Lucy at Wayward Women

‘Billy Sykes’ at The Whitechapel Whelk 

Yvonne at Krista Yvonne

Steph at S C Richmond

Dale at Dale Britton    

Carole at Carole Louie

And BookLoverWormBlog


Posted by on March 26, 2016 in Uncategorized



7 responses to “The Liebster Award

  1. vickgoodwin

    March 26, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    Awesome responses! So many amazing facts in here, it is hard to point to one! Thanks for participating!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. carolelouie

    March 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    Thanks for the nomination, but I have so much on my plate at the moment I am not able to do this in a timely manner. Sorry. Carole

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kritsayvonne

    March 31, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Sorry, I’ve only just seen the lovely nomination from you. Being on line has taken a back step for a while. I’ll get on to it next week. Meanwhile, thank you very much. x


    • colingarrow

      March 31, 2016 at 7:44 PM

      You’re welcome Yvonne – looking forward to your answers.


  4. itsgoodtobecrazysometimes

    April 27, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    congratulations 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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