Mystery Blogger Award #2

Hello everyone. As a blogger I occasionally get nominated for blogger awards. Not the awards that lead to fancy pants award ceremonies and trophies, but ones that come from fellow bloggers and let you tell the blogging world a little more about yourself.
A stary night background, with Mystery Blogger Award written in blue

The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
– Okoto Enigma

This award is one I’ve been nominated for before, but because I’m honoured to be nominated again (twice in a matter or weeks) and because I love answering questions I’m doing it again.

As I said I recieved 2 nominations for this award recently, so I will be answering the questions set by both ladies. My first nomination was from my Twitter friend and yummy mummy Bryony who writes Bryony Perfectly Imperfect Mama. My second nomination is from the lovely Alex who writes Crafty Little Stitches .

The Rules

Put the award logo/image on your blog.

List the rules.

Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog

Mention the creator of the award.

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

Nominate 10 – 20 people.

Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)

Share a link to your best post(s)

My 3 Things

I have partial hearing loss.  I’m fine talking to people 1-1 but dont do so well in groups and crowded noisy places.

I have blue hair. It is the most fabulous thing and makes me quite happy.
A photo of a lady with long blue hair

When I was 10 I found out I had a long lost brother. When I was 20 I found out  I had another long lost brother. I was hoping for a sister when I was 30 but it didn’t happen.

My Top 3 Posts

My crochet pattern posts are without doubt far more popular than anything else I write. The following 3 posts are my top 3 of 2018 so far, with over 3000 views each.

Crochet Viking Hat Pattern

Crochet Dragon Pattern

Crochet Race Car Pattern

Bryonys Questions

If you had any super power what would it be and why? (that’s the ‘funny’ question’)

Oh that’s a hard one. I think probably it would be invisability because then I could people watch without them knowing, and it would come in useful if I needed to rob a bank.

Whats your most impressive ‘go to’ meal that you can cook?

I’m quite a reasonable cook and will try most things, but my go to meal when people are visiting is always a roast. Complete with home made stuffing, home made yorkies and cauliflower cheese.

Are you ok?

Oh, another hard question. Honestly, at the moment the answer is probably no. Life things are a bit rough atm, and that makes my head boggle more than usual.

What is your hometown best known for?

The Forest of Dean, well known for its trees, free roaming sheep and wild boar.

What board game always ends badly?
An easy question, Manopoly.

Sixth question as I break the rules: Would you rather live your entire life in a virtual reality where all your wishes are granted or in the real life?

Yet another hard one. My first reaction is the real world, but if I lived my entire life in the virtual world would I even remember after a while? Maybe this already is a virtual world?

Alexs’ Questions

Would you rather be a cat or a dog and why? (weird/ funny question)

Without doubt a cat. A big fat spoilt housecat. My cats live the life of Riley. They eat, sleep and occasionally play with their toys. All the while knowing their human slaves are there to indulge their every need.

Tell me an event from your life, that you are proud of.

I’ve not done much in my life that I’m particularly proud of. I don’t think I have an answer for this question today.

Whats your idea of a dream holiday?

Somewhere in the UK. Plenty of castles and other old places to visit close by. A secluded sandy beach. Warm but not too hot weather, and Mr A with me.

What was the job you wanted when you were a kid?

Anything with animals. One of my first jobs was as a trainee veterinary nurse.

What is your favourite book or movie and why?

My favourite movie is The Blues Brothers. It just makes me smile everytime I see it. Impossible to chose a favourite book, but I do love Terry Pratchett.

My Nominees

Spectrum Mum
Wee Ohana
Mummy Here There
Mummy Kind
Cup Of Toast
Enda Stories
My Girls And Me
My Little One And Me
Pragmatic Poe
Trina Looks Back
Blush Belly And Babies
Raisie Bay
Rose Tinted Ramblings
I Am Typecast
A Rosie World

My Questions

1) Discribe your ideal blogging collabouration, with who and why?

2) If you were God and had to create a brand new animal what would it look like/act like? (this is the funny one)

3) Name your top 5 songs of all time.

4) What’s your favourite and least fsvourite seasons and why?

5) what is your favourite swear word(s)?

I hope my lovely nominated lady and gentlemen bloggers will have the time to join in, and I look forward to reading your answers.
I would also love to see your answers to my questions, so please drop your answers in the comments section.

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Thank you, Mrs A Xx


  1. Mystery Blogger Award - Cup of Toast

    November 22, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    […] in September the lovely Mrs A from Hooks and Dragons nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award – thank you […]

  2. Jo - Cup of Toast

    November 22, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Thank you for much for the nomination! This is a lovely post, although I hope that life is a bit calmer for you now. You should be very proud of your blog, and for the patterns that you share. Just think your inspiration is winging its way into people’s hands all round the world xx

  3. Pinkiebag

    September 24, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Oh I’m loving the blue hair it really suits you. Shame you didn’t have that long lost sister #mixitup

  4. The Wandering Pram

    September 24, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Ooh a roast with yorkies and cauliflower cheese that sounds heavenly #mixitup

  5. endardoo

    September 24, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    I answered, but on Twitter!!#MixItUp

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      September 24, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      And very good answers too

  6. viewfromthebeachchair

    September 24, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Your hair is amazing!! I would also want to be invisible. I LOVE TO PEOPLE WATCH!!! #mixitup

  7. nightwisprav3n

    September 24, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    I do love the blue hair too! I looks really good on you! #mixitup

  8. Rosie Doal

    September 24, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Sending a big hug your way. Hope you feel better soon x #MixItUp

  9. mummyhereandthere

    September 19, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks for the nomination (stay tuned post be published be on Sunday) Great answers, love blues brothers and hope you feel better soon. You are amazing crochet so there is one good thing you have done X

  10. RaisieBay

    September 18, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Sorry you are not feeling ok, but well done for being honest about it. Your blue hair is more than ok though 🙂 Thanks for the nomination, it’s been a long time since I did anything like this so I’ll give your questions a lot of consideration. I’m already creating an animal in my mind.
    Take care x

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      September 18, 2018 at 10:59 pm

      Oh, that is the question I’m most looking forward to seeing answered xx

  11. Catie

    September 18, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks for the very kind nomination. I’m sending you a big hug because it sounds like you need it. I think you’ve built a really cool community here and that is definitely something You can be proud of. 💕

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      September 18, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      Thank you xxx

  12. Rose Tinted Ramblings

    September 18, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I think, Mrs A you should redo these again in a few weeks and I hope you will then be OK and remember the many things you have to be proud of. I empathise with your current emotions, and we’re all here to support you until you are flying high again xxx Thanks for the nomination, my (relatively ) new, hightly talented, and beautifully unique friend xxx
    Ps I’m a pretty good cook but I’ve never ever made my own yorkshires…

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      September 18, 2018 at 12:26 pm

      Easiest thing ever, just remember to make sure the oil is hot before pouring the batter in xx

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