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Liebster Award

Award second liebster-award

I am so very thrilled to be nominated by Lydia Devadason for the Liebster award. And pleased to get it a second time. Thank you very much Lydia.

Lydia has these eleven questions for me to answer:

1.What inspired you to start a blog?

  I really do like the interactive nature of blogging. You don’t just write, you know the minds of your followers and you admire theirs and other’ writing and photography and other skills.

2. Do any of your close ‘real’ friends blog?

    No, but my sister does and one friend in Australia is thinking about it.

3. Have you had any strange, embarrassing or frightening blogging experiences?

    No, none at all, thank goodness.

4.If eating at a restaurant, what would be your favourite meal – with or without dessert?

      Probably pasta with some vegetables and a cheesy sauce.

5.If money was no option, what would be your perfect holiday destination?

     I would love to go to Italy on a luxurious holiday.

6.If money was no option, what would be your perfect evening’s entertainment?

     A nice experience of theatre on Broadway in New York and then a great dinner. I don’t really have very fancy ideas!

7.What’s your favourite word?

     I think it’s a swear word and that’s “bloody”.

8.What quality do you think friends appreciate most in you?

     Possibly I’m uncomplicated.

9.What personality characteristic do you find the most off-putting or irritating in others?

      Not being able to admit or compliment someone’s talent.

10. How would you like to be remembered by those you care about?

       As someone who cared to let them be themselves

11. What is your favourite holiday destination?

     My children’s homes in the US!

My nominees for the Liebster Award are:

1. Journeyman

2. The Life and Times of an Indian Homemaker

3. Laxman Prajapati

4. Presents of Mind

5. Confessions of a Readaholic

6. The Fallen

7. Just Some Dish

8. Broadside

9. Quoth The Wordsmith

10. Just Be V

11. Ana Linden

Nominees these are my eleven questions:

1. How difficult is it to think up eleven questions?

2. Did you grow up close to grandparents?

3. What is your favourite film?

4. Do you spend too much time online?

5. Where is your favourite famous monument and what is it?

6. Do you like to remember friends’ birthdays?

7. Do you vote in elections?

8. What is your favourite breakfast dish?

9. What is your favourite non-primary colour?

10. Have you ever been on a cruise in a ship?

11. What do you think you excel in?

And that’s it. Hope you enjoy this all as much as I have. Now I have to get down to letting you guys know!

I am having problems with getting connected to my nominees…something wrong somewhere. I will try to let you know as soon as I can.

Liebster Award!




I have been blogging for nearly a month. Today was a lovely day for me because Searandyellowleaf has been nominated for the Liebster Award by Crowdedearthkitchen. It is a blog worth visiting for getting great food ideas and info from! It is both attractive and has great recipes.

The Liebster Award recognizes and promotes blogs with less than 200 followers who are creating interesting and good content. I have of course, at this point, much less than 200 followers and am honoured to be nominated. Thank you Crowdedearthkitchen.

These are the Leibster Award Rules:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you and display the award.
  2. Answer eleven questions the blogger gives you.
  3. Give eleven random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate eleven blogs you think are worthy of the award (but they must have less than 200 followers.)
  5. Let the bloggers know you nominated them.
  6. Give them eleven questions to answer.

Questions I Have to Answer:

1.  Where is the most interesting place you have ever traveled? Iraq, in the Middle East

2. Where do you hope to travel next? Hawaii

3. What is one item on your bucket list? To get regular exercise

4. If you had to live on one food only, what would it be? Custard

5.  What is one food you’ve tried, but hope to never try again? Marmite

6.  If you could place one book on a required list for teenagers, what would it be? The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, by Mark Haddon

7. If you could bring one historical figure into the present, who would you pick? Mahatma Gandhi

8. What is your favorite way to relax? Watching a good movie

9. Fifty years from now, what will people remember about this point in time? We were not worried enough about global warming

10.  Fifty years ago, what is one thing people couldn’t predict about today? Definitely the internet

11. Why do you blog? It is a beautifully interactive way of writing and reading

Here are 11 Random Facts about Me:

1. I think I’m too short (5′ 3″)

2. I like comedy films

3. My vocabulary is not great

4. I can only read in bed

5. I can sew

6. Kind people are my favourite people

7. I’m not easily bored

8. My memory for some things is sharp

9. I like Brad Pitt and George Clooney

10. Scrabble is my favourite board game

11. I was a shy kid

I want to nominate these bloggers:

1. Cross Country Reading

2. Looney Babewynie, the jabberwock cook

3. Delicioso y Divertido!

4. She reads she blogs

5. Europe Nomad

6. lady Sarah’s London

7. crowdedearthkitchen

8. I travel, therefore I eat.

9. Around the World in 365

10. Feedbacktoyou

11. Pick Well

I’m putting these eleven questions to you:

1. Who is an inspirational person to you?

2. Do you think Literature is better than Film?

3. Do you love reading other blogs?

4. Is the world a lonely or happy place?

5. Do you like pets?

6. Do you write in longhand ever?

7. Who is your favourite author?

8. Should we worry about global warming?

9. Where in the world is it very cold and very hot?

10. Do you vote or not?

11. Are libraries important?

That’s it guys…..Happy Blogging

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