Outstanding Blogger Award

Oh looky! We got an award!Blog Award Pedro L - CrawCrafts BeastiesThanks to Pedro at worldwidepedrol.com for nominating us!

Now, it’s been a while since I did an awards post, but I happen to know a pair of attention-hungry woolly monsters who would LOVE to tell you a little more about themselves.
A Snack for Paddy and Plunkett - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

So, here are Pedro’s award questions – take it away, lads!

What would you say about yourself that can be surprising?
People are often surprised to find out how tall I am. They always think I look smaller in photos.
I think a lot of humans are amazed that we can travel by ourselves. They think Helen just picks us up and photographs us on her own travels, but that’s really not true.

Where do you live and what are your 3 favorite things about this place?
Plunkett: We live in Northern Ireland, and I think I like the beautiful countryside the best.
The Lads at Gleno Waterfall - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesPaddy: Yeah, and the beaches!
Paddy and Portbraddon - North Antrim Coast - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesIt’s also easy to travel around because it’s not very big.
Plunkett: Yes, that’s true. But somehow there’s still lots to see.
Paddy: I know! It must be some kind of magic!

If it wasnΒ΄t the pandemic and you could be abroad, where would you be at this moment and why?
Plunkett: The pandemic hasn’t really slowed us down that much. We’ve been some pretty interesting places these past couple of weeks.
Lockdown Tour Summary - Award - CrawCrafts BeastiesPaddy: I think he means ACTUAL travel, Plunkett, not just photoshopping ourselves into pictures. I choose LA!
Plunkett: Hmmm… In that case, Iceland! Lots of interesting geology there. Or I’d even go back to the Giant’s Causeway. I enjoyed our trip there last year. Why do you want to go to Los Angeles?
Paddy: To work on my tan, obviously. And launch my film career.

Either on blogging or arts or maths, what are your biggest inspirations and how do they inspire you?
Plunkett: I love nice, green, mossy places. Somewhere quiet where I can relax and watch the world go by for a while. And gardening! It’s so satisfying to watch things grow.Plunkett Likes... Award Post - CrawCrafts BeastiesPaddy: Action films! And fast cars!
Plunkett: You’re supposed to say why, Paddy.
Paddy: What’s to explain? Because they’re AWESOME!!

What are your tips to have a successful blog?
Paddy: Oh, tricky one! I think you should have loads of cool stuff, like high speed car chases and glamorous locations. We should definitely be doing more of that.
Plunkett: Or maybe just keeping it simple? Travel and banter with a buddy, for example?
Paddy: Hmmm… Yes, I suppose that’s good too!

What are your goals for this year and how do you imagine yourself in a decade?
Paddy: Be more famous. Then in ten years I will be SUPER FAMOUS, and a Formula One driver, and a film star with my own clothing line.
Plunkett: I’m pretty happy as I am, really. I’d like to see more of the world though, and perhaps add some more interesting specimens to my rock collection.

If you had the chance, what would you ask about me? (and I promise to answer in a future post! ahah)
Both: We heard you once visited Northern Ireland. Tell us more!

Outstanding Blogger Award, Part 2

Okay, now you know everything there is to know about Paddy and Plunkett! Next I need to pick out some nominees of my own. Here goes…

Handmade Habit


Tammie Painter


Simon’s Space


Daze and Weekes

Quiet Water Craft

For those of you who are up for participating, here are the rules: provide a link to the creator’s original award post; answer the questions provided; create 7 unique questions; nominate up to 10 bloggers; ensure that they are aware of their nomination.

Nominees, please don’t feel under pressure to take part! We all have a lot going on these days! But if you do want to share a little more about yourself, here are Paddy and Plunkett’s questions for you. They’ve cut the question list down to five as well, to make the whole process a little easier πŸ˜‰

  1. Coffee or tea? (Or no hot beverages at all?)
  2. Where in the world would you most like to visit, and why?
  3. What is the most delicious meal you’ve ever eaten, and where did you have it?
  4. What have you made that you’re most proud of, and why?
  5. What’s your plan for today?

And Finally…

Where in the world were Paddy and Plunkett last week?
Perseverance Panorama - Paddy and PlunkettAnswer: Nowhere. Because they weren’t on this world at all! As spotted by some eagle-eyed readers, the boys have magicked themselves onto Mars. Overall, they enjoyed the experience, but Paddy says the nightlife isn’t really up to much.

Plunkett “borrowed” the pictures for this adventure from NASA’s website. This link will take you directly to the gallery of images from the 2020 Perseverance Rover mission – there’s some really cool artwork on here, as well as actual photos from the surface of the Red Planet! Enjoy!

We’ll be taking a break from blogging for a little while, to get caught up on some other bits and bobs. But don’t worry, we’ll be back to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with you in a couple of weeks! See you then!

22 thoughts on “Outstanding Blogger Award

  1. Congratulations Crawcrafts Beasties! Your blog always makes me chuckle – and the adventures of Paddy and Plunkett are a hoot. A very well deserved nomination!

  2. it was so funny to read these beasties’ answers πŸ™‚ I’m sure that Paddy will be enormously famous in 10 years when he finally films his movie about a formula 1 driver πŸ™‚ thank you so much for taking part of this eheh have a great week, PedroL

    1. Hey, thanks for nominating us in the first place! I think Paddy and Plunkett did a better job of answering your questions than I could have done too πŸ˜‚ Cheers and enjoy your week!

    1. Yeah, sorry about that… I think it was approaching dinner time when I helped the boys put together their question list πŸ˜‚ Cheers, Tammie!

  3. I always knew you were an outstanding blogger! I’m sure the boys loves the limelight – they seem to relish in it lol.
    Thank you for passing it onto me πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Simon! And yes, the lads weren’t going to let this opportunity to share a little more of themselves with the world just pass them by… Especially Paddy πŸ˜‚

    1. You’re welcome, Tierney! As for Paddy, you say “delusional”, he thinks “ambitious” πŸ˜‚ Thanks for swinging by!

  4. A delight to get to know more about P&P and their POV. Nice to see them tending to the courgette, as well. I had the feeling Plunkett was a green thumb. πŸ™‚ And thank you for the nomination! I’ll look forward to posting on these thoughtful questions soon. Thank you!

    1. Aw, thanks Shirley! I’m glad you enjoyed getting a P&P-eye-view of the world 😊 I’m looking forward to seeing what you came up with for the questions, too… I think I have a few posts to catch up on!

  5. Congratulations P&P. A most well deserved award and thank you for answering those questions so honestly. Now I know why you are such good friends — it’s a case of opposites attract. Enjoy your break

    1. Thanks, Mariss… I’ll be sure to pass that on to the boys! You could be on to something with the opposites, there – who knows what Paddy would get up to without Plunkett’s moderating influence? πŸ˜‚

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