10 For 10 – A Blogger Award

Hello readers. I love a good blogger award. Not the ones that require votes and a post evening out but the ones bloggers give to their fellow bloggers by the way of blogger award posts.

Not only do they give people the change to give a shout out for their favourite bloggers but they also allow us to be a little bit nosey and find out more about them.

Now I have said I like these awards and i am always really chuffed when I get tagged in one, but I am appallingly bad at actually writing my follow-up posts. I must have 3 or 4 in draft form at the moment. I will get them all written and published soon, but until then I have decided to give you some useless trivia about myself in the form or a new blogger award

10 for 10 Blogger Award

Blogger awards generally get bloggers to answer a list of questions set by the person who tagged them and them set a different list of questions for the people they tag.

This type of award is fabulous, but it doesn’t let people compare the answers of different bloggers who take part.

So I thought this award would have a set of questions that anyone tagged would have to answer, but I was still at a loss as to what those questions should be.

The solution came to me one evening last week when I was chatting to someone  on Twitter.  The conversation came round to the subject of who was on our exemption lists.

For those of you not aware of the term, or who may call it something else, an exemption list is a list of famous people for whom you would be exempt from criticism from your significant other if you did naughty things with them (should the opportunity ever arise).

This conversation got me thinking back to my dating days. During the early stages of messaging potential dates one of the questions I would always ask was who is on your exemption list? A second question I always asked was ‘which 5 famous people would you invite to a dinner party with you?

The answers I got from these questions were varied and sometimes very odd, but certainly gave me a better insight into the people I was messaging.

When I thought about it these two  questions seemed perfect for my blogger award.

I have called it 10 for 10 as I am asking 10 people to give a list of 10 famous people they would like to either get naughty with or invite to dinner. Simple, a little bit naughty and yet with the potential for plenty of debate and hilarious confessions.


The Rules

Because there always has to be some rules.

1 – Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post.

2 – Copy and paste the rules into your post.

3 – List 5 famous people who are in your exemption list and explain why (an exemption list is a list of famous people you could do naughty things with and be exempt from punishment by your significant other). For anyone who is currently not in possession of a significant other, please just list 5 famous people you would love to shag meet.

4 – List 5 people you would invite to a dinner party and explain why. These must consist of 2 famous people who are alive, 2 famous people who are deceased and one famous fictional character.

5 – Nominate 10  bloggers  to play along.

My Exemption List

(in no particular order)

1- Dave Grohl. No surprises there. Dave Grohl is god, and also on occasion the devil.  A tall, dark, fit, tattooed musical genius and all round nice guy of rock, even my male friends want to have his babies.

2 – Aiden Turner. With his impossibly dark eyes, messy hair and  Irish accent, this man is very, very  sexy. Whether he is playing a vampire or even a dwarf he ticks all the boxes for me.

3 – Prince Harry. Oh come on, he might be a ginger but he is fit. besides which I must have one prince charming on my list.

4 – Adam Levine. Oh. My. Gosh. Adam is incredibly  fit, very tattooed and loves to pose semi naked for photo-shoots. Whats not to love. Oh and he is a rather good singer too.

5 – Billie Joe Armstrong. Maybe its the guy-liner, cheeky smile and punk hair, maybe its his fuck you anti-establishment attitude or possibly his liking for getting his bum out, I really couldn’t say what makes him attractive. However if I were ever offered the chance to spend an afternoon ‘chatting’  I would not say no.

My Party Guest List

1 – Famous and deceased – Freddie Mercury. The man was a legend. Queen was one of the soundtracks of my childhood and I sorely regret the fact that I was too young to ever see Queen play live. Freddie was the ultimate showman and every good dinner party needs one of those.

2 – Famous and deceased – George Michael. If Queen were one big musical influence in my childhood, Wham and George Michael were another. He was one of my first crushes, a man of immense talent and also according to real life friends who had the  privileged of meeting him he was a lovely, genuine man.

3 – Famous and alive – Stephen Fry. One of the cleverest, most entertaining and charming men on the planet. I can imagine conversations with Stephen would go on long into the night.

4 –  Famous and fictional – Dumbledore. Well if I have one of the most intelligent real life men on the planet at my table then it is only fair yo give him someone of equal intellect to chat to. His party tricks would be awesome too.

5 – Famous and alive – Dave Grohl. Yes, I know he is on both lists. I don’t care, the man is a living legend and drop dead gorgeous.

Who I’m Tagging

I have decided to go tag bloggers who I have fairly recently started chatting  to on Twitter and whom I would love to know more about.

1 – Cupcake Mumma

2 – Single Dads Guide To Life

3 – Worms Eye View

4 – Ask Yer Father

5 – Dear Mummy Bear

6 – Bald Daddy Blog

7 – The Hodgepodge Blog

8 – Daddyness Blog

9 – Mummy Of 5 Miracles

10 – Blog Of Dad

so that is my list of 10. I am sure I have forgotten to mention some really fabulous new bloggers for which I apologise. if you are not on the list please join in anyway and add your answers in the comments.

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  2. Liane

    May 18, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    I had to laugh at Prince Harry but truth be told, he’d probably be on my list too! #MarvMondays

  3. Liane

    May 18, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    I had to laugh at Prince Harry but truth be told, I’d probably put him on my list too! #MarvMondays

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 18, 2017 at 10:19 pm

      He is really quite hot 😁

  4. Debbie Roberts

    May 16, 2017 at 4:51 am

    Hi Tracey, I know what you mean about being bad at blogger award posts. At the time I think, okay, must do that and before I know it I’ve forgotten all about it. I have never heard of the term exemption list before now! I really must chat with the other half later! I think Prince Harry is rather fit too and as for the cheeky twinkle in his eye? I could go there!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 16, 2017 at 8:34 am

      Harry is turning out to be quite a popular lad 😊

  5. Fran Back With A Bump

    May 15, 2017 at 11:36 am

    A great fun post. Thanks for sharing for #marvmondays x

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 15, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Youre welcome x

  6. Donna

    May 15, 2017 at 9:05 am

    your dinner party sounds amazing!! Stephen Fry and Dumbledore would have such a good chat! #marvmondays

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 15, 2017 at 11:37 am

      I would probably be staring at Dave too much to join in 😁

  7. Sarah | Digital Motherhood

    May 12, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Good list! I think Dave Grohl, Prince Harry and Dumbledore would make for a very interesting dinner paty! Lol #ABloggingGoodTime

  8. Alana - Burnished Chaos

    May 12, 2017 at 5:57 am

    What a great idea for a tag. I have a few sat in my draft folder too that I never seem to get around to, but this one seems the most fun x

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 12, 2017 at 7:36 am

      Thanks, I wanted to do something that was a bit lighthearted and silly 😁

  9. Imperfect Mum

    May 11, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I love a good blogger tag but like you have little time for them (or forget) now. I’m with you on prince Harry by the way. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 11, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Yay, I think Harry is very under appreciated in the man totty stakes 😆😆

  10. MMT

    May 11, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Brilliant! You got me thinking about who would be on my lists….hmmm…I’d have to include Becks, Jamie Dornan and James Macavoy. I’ll keep thinking on the rest!
    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub – always a pleasure to have you with us Tracey xx

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 11, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      Oh James Macavoy is a cutie. I like Becks but you would have to find ways to stop him speaking 😂😂

  11. Nat | UEM

    May 9, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    I like to call Prince Harry “the ginger you would” LOL. Although ginge is becoming more “in”. I don’t like to think of that though because I have a ginger brother. Shudder. Although he’s also nearly bald.
    PS we call the exemption list the laminated list. Cheeky FRIENDS reference. I’ve also asked many a man this. It’s important information, tells you a lot about someone I think.

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 9, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Oh someone else mentioned a laminated list, I need to check this out (I have to confess to not being a committed Friends viewer)

  12. Emma - Me, The Man & The Kids

    May 9, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Oi! Hands off Adam Levine! He’s mine! ;D

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 9, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Cant we share him…… on different days obviously 😂😂

  13. Zoe

    May 9, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I love your dinner party selection. I’ll just invite myself to your party!!
    Also. Prince Harry. YES!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 9, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Ha, he is a very cute royal 😆😆

  14. Naomi

    May 9, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I love this, such a fabulous idea! Some great choices too <3

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 9, 2017 at 11:09 am

      Thank you my dear. Youre not going to share who is on your list? 😆

  15. Plutonium Sox

    May 9, 2017 at 10:56 am

    I love this idea! I am particularly fond of the exemption list. Mine is quite long. Prince Harry made me chuckle! Lots of fab new blogs to check out too.

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      May 9, 2017 at 11:08 am

      Ohh I need to know who is on your list 😆😆

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