It was just over a year ago that I started my little blog, and last week I was surprised and delighted when the lovely Typewriter Girl contacted me to let me know she’d nominated me for a Liebster Award. Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, sweetheart or beloved, and the Liebster Award is a virtual honour passed from blogger to blogger as a way of supporting and promoting each other.
The rules of the Liebster Award are:
- Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog
- Answer the questions your nominator asked you
- Nominate 5-11 other blogs (and don’t forget to let them know)
- Ask your nominations up to 11 questions or facts about themselves.
Here are the answers to the questions I was asked:
What is your favourite part of blogging?
I really enjoy taking photos for my blog, but I also love being part of such a friendly and welcoming community.
What country, city or continent would you most like to visit and why?
There are so many places I’d love to visit but at the moment I’d really like to visit Mexico, I love the cuisine, culture and I’m interested in the history. I’d also love to tour the Scandinavian countries in a camper van chasing the Northern Lights and maybe even spotting a troll. 😉
What was the most inspirational time in your life so far?
Probably around our wedding as we made most of the decorations and favours ourselves, some of it was a bit rough around the edges but it was a really fun and crafty project. After the wedding, I knew I wanted another creative project and started scribbling ideas and thinking about this blog.
What are you passionate about?
My family and friends, my cat and practising gratitude every day.
What is your favourite book and why?
This is such a difficult question! Maybe the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling because I re-read them more often than any other books. I also love A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, it’s very moving and I love stories within stories.
What is your favourite time of year?
My favourite season is autumn, I love the colours of the leaves and the gradual transition from the fading light and warmth to the first frosts and cosiness.
What are your other interests besides blogging?
Reading, cooking (and eating!), gardening, walking and exploring new places, photography and yoga – all the things I blog about.
Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?
As forests aren’t one of the options, I’ll have to choose the beach.
Where did you go for your most memorable vacation?
We visited Japan for our honeymoon, and it was a dream come true because it’s a country I’ve wanted to visit since I was a child. I loved the food and the contrast between the old shinto shrines and the neon skyscrapers. I hope we’ll go back one day.
Do you prefer a sunny or rainy day?
I’m from Scotland so definitely sunny days because they’re so rare!
If you had a day all to yourself, how would you spend it?
Pottering about in the garden in the morning, visiting a bookshop in the afternoon followed by a peaceful and refreshing stroll along a beach or through a forest, then curling up at home with my cat and a book to read.
In no particular order, I nominate:
- New Simple Life
- A Pretty Lil Book Blog
- Erin Loves Tofu
- The Jam Jar
- A Little Swiss, A Little Canadian
- How to Hygge the British Way
- Christine Lucas
- Fred the Needle
- Books on the 7:47
If you would like to accept the award (and there’s no pressure to at all!) feel free to answer the questions below and nominate up to 11 other blogs.
- What advice would you give to other bloggers?
- Other than blogging, what are your hobbies?
- Do you have any pets?
- Tea or coffee?
- What’s your favourite book and why?
- Where in the world would you most like to visit?
- What’s your favourite quote or personal mantra?
- Have you ever won any awards or trophies offline?
- What’s your favourite weather?
- Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Once again, thanks to Typewriter Girl for nominating me. Wishing everyone a happy Monday and have a lovely week!