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Liebster Award



So, just as I witness the kids in my class do – the not so subtle, chest puffed up with hope-hand up, pushing past others to be the one waving close enough to knock the chooser to the floor- there I was , hand up asking to be selected for a Liebster Award. I’d googled it and it looked like a fun activity. I was so excited when the one with the award (thank you Jody 🙂 ) chose me as a recipient (possibly just to get some air space from my demands lol). Jody’s blog is http://countesschrystobel.blogspot.com.au . Looking through her blog I realized just how simplistic my blog is. But, I aim high and with each blog I read I’m learning and beginning to make decisions about how I want my blog to be. Oops – I digress- how unusual for me haha!

So, what is a Liebster Award you may be asking. I shall save you the google! Firstly Wikipedia didn’t have a page for it. There is a BLOG AWARD general page but this award seems overlooked. However as there were many, many pages of blog writer award winners I made the call that bloggers don’t create Wikipedia pages…who’d have guessed that? Anyway, I’m using the information discovered in other award winners’ blogs . It seems it originated in Germany and is awarded to new bloggers (or those with less than 200 followers- yes! 200! Definitely me at around 18 followers (thank you friends, randoms 🙂 ). It’s not an actual award one can frame or use as a paperweight but a chance to share a little about you and your blog. On receiving the award, the red carpet walk is your own blog where you glide through 11 questions set you by the nominator, then you select 5 – 11 other blogs and provide them 11 questions to answer. Hmmm didn’t think that through did I! I have advertised on blog sites but as of yet no –one has offered themselves up. Oh and don’t forget to thank your nominator !

So here goes ….

1) If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I love living in Australia and wish to stay here but in a home overlooking the marina on Hamilton Island. It’s a picturesque, relaxing place, yet still at the gateway to the rest of the world via serviced regular short flights to capital cities then on to ports beyond. I know for sure my kids would make the effort to visit me here often no matter where they lived too (very important ).

2) What do you love most about your life right now?

I love that my relationship with my kids has grown from being a parent to now being a friend. We all have our own lives but we interact well.

3) What are you carrying around in your handbag at this time?

My handbag is a scary place. Not always the place I feel comfortable in slipping my hand into with no fear lol. Funnily enough, just last week, I blogged about my bag (on a cleaner than most day I must say https://travellingmacs.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/a-peek-inside-my-handbag-if-you-dare/ Today I peered in it again and amidst the regular essential items (junk haha) and I saw yesterday’s banana ( recess was too busy to eat)….ugghhh

4) Do you remember what prompted you to begin blogging?

I have always liked writing. A few years ago we traveled to outback NSW. I decided to blog as a way to share our holiday adventures at that time with my family and a few friends. I enjoyed writing it and on return decided why should just my friends have to read my rambles and so put it public online.

5) An interesting fact about your ancestry?

One of my relatives came to Australia on her dead sister’s passport and my great grandfather has just a father on his birth certificate and a wife that beared him children but just seemed to have disappeared.

6) Your favourite colour is? Why?

My favourite colour is turquoise . I’m not sure as to why. I do recall though getting Derwent coloured pencils in a tin to start kindergarten and that colour was just so beautiful. I remember wanting to remain forever on the SRA Reading level (NSW reading scheme) at turquoise level because I could use this pencil to colour in the graph each time I completed one of the colour cards. My bridesmaids suffered this when I got married and my kitchen bench tops are turquoise as was the initial colour of the inside walls of my home. Yes, many of the accessories remain in turquoise tones J

7) Summer or Winter?

Summer – I like the length of days, I have never been a fan of the dark in any fashion really. And, now I finally have air conditioning fitted through my home so I have the cool option without the dark. And I can enjoy ice cubes filling my glasses.

8) How would you spend $2 million?

Pay off my debts and buy a house each for my kids.

9) What is your favourite skincare / makeup product and why?

Sorbelene! Plain , ordinary, buy it at Woolworths , sorbelene. It cleans off make up, prevents facial wrinkles (least has for me ) is a great moisturizer under my make up and it costs next to nothing.

10) A character trait you have?

I’d like to think I’m animated and communicative. I think I tell a good story (I never have 1 its always 55, its never warm..its sizzling haha – hey I don’t stretch the truth I just have outrageous experiences lol).

11) What are you enjoying on television at present?

I’m not a big TV fan. I grew up with a TV oriented dad who seemed to have control of the old styled remote control ( dial on the television). Then I married an addict who superglued the remote to his hand, such that even if I manually changed channels his remote did the override function. But having said that I just finished watching Wentworth (oh no!! not returning until 2014) and I like the lifestyle channel on Foxtel and will mindlessly watch toddlers in their quest for tiaras, teens having babies, and those embarrassing bodies (so embarrassed they share them with the world haha)

If I ever find some bloggers to pose questions to, the questions would be…

1. What is your favourite thing about blogging?

2. What is the last book you read?

3. Name 3 of your strengths and weaknesses.

4. If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose and why?

5. What sound do you love?

6. If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?

7. When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?

8. What do you miss most about being a kid?

9. What is your favourite dinner?

10. Are you afraid of swimming in the ocean and why/ why not?

11. What is your idea of a dream vacation?

So, if you’ve read all this and would like to join in and meet the criteria please leave your name in my comments section.

And now I nominate….DRUM ROLL….LOUDER DRUM ROLL…


And … https://www.facebook.com/Because.Everything.Counts

as a Liebster Award winner…. CONGRATULATIONS


Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

5 thoughts on “Liebster Award

  1. The jade green pencil? My fave too. One day I will have to get you to tell me what you know about the family history.

  2. Oooooh fanks!! Will link you up to my thank you post 🙂

  3. Well done! 🙂
    It all sounds a bit too complicated for me!

  4. Pingback: Are you a new blogger looking for this award? | kids recipes and organised chaos

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