Through the microscope

Liebster Blog Award


Many thanks to the very lovely Teagan Genevieve at for sending me this internet award. I hope she doesn’t mind that it’s taken me week or two to respond. Teagan’s blog is very interesting, full of delightful short stories and a few longer ones. Stop by and take a look.

The Leibster Award is given to up-and-coming bloggers. You must answer the questions your nominator gives you, and you must nominate other bloggers. It’s similar to a chain letter except you don’t die in your sleep if you fail to pass it on, nor do you become fabulously rich if you do pass it on. It’s more like a nod of acknowledgement or a gentle hug.

Here are the questions Teagan has given me:

1.If you could go anywhere for as long as you wished, where would you go?

That’s a tricky one, I’m very fond of Sweden but to be honest I’d rather travel in time than in Space. I’d like to meet Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke and van Leeuwenhoek.

2. Have you become what you wanted to be when you grew up?

I’m really not sure. I wanted to be an arable farmer at one point and I also wanted to be a doctor. I have a PhD on wheat endosperm so I suppose I achieved both: a doctor of wheat.

3. If you could say one sentence that the whole world would hear, what would you say?

Oh good lord, I have no idea, maybe: “I am the Lord your God, build me a large house and bring me engineers, professors and microscopes”

4.What is your definition of success?

To be warm, housed, well fed and have enough free time to be able to enjoy the beauty of the world. Success is contentment. I myself cannot be content without a garden. It doesn’t have to be a large garden, but I enjoy flowers very much.

Now, I’m supposed to nominate some other people (and I will do so) but not just yet, because it will take me time to decide who would appreciate such a thing and to work out which bloggers I follow have less than 200 followers. I also want to think of some really good questions. watch this space.


Comments on: "Liebster Blog Award" (3)

  1. Oh thank you. You are so very kind.
    I loved your answers! (Especially the one with “bring me engineers, professors and microscopes”)

    May life abound with microscopes a plenty and cool stuff for the viewing. 🙂


  2. Congratulations! I enjoyed your answers very much. Doctor of wheat. Who knew there was such a thing? 🙂


  3. Karl Starzinger-Taylor said:

    As an 83 year old,retired research scientist and member of the Apollo 11 launch team, long time microscopist plus other satisfying career epochs, I venture to offer this observation.

    You are “nearsighted”. Even after getting your mid life Cataract(s) removed and have 20/20 far vision you do (or will) miss whipping off your glasses to see fine detail


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