Thank you to Shelley at Niche Travel Design for nominating me for the Liebster Award! It is an honour to be nominated for such a great award! When I write my posts I often worry that people will not like my posts but knowing I have been nominated helps my confidence and faith in my writing.
What is the Liebster Award?
The Liebster Award is an award that is given to bloggers. The idea of it is to discover new blogs, help, support and collaborate with each other in our journey; after all the word Liebster is German for dearest or kindest.
The Rules of Engagement
Once you’re nominated with the Liebster Award, you have to follow a few rules to celebrate your win and spread the award throughout the blogging community.
1. Thank the person who nominated you, and put a link to their blog on your blog.
2. Display the award on your blog.
3. Write a small post about what makes you passionate about blog posting.
4. Provide 10 random facts about yourself.
5. Answer the questions from your nominator and provide a fresh set of questions for those you nominate.
6. Nominate 5 – 10 blogs that you feel would enjoy blogging about this award.
7. List these rules in your post.
Why I am passionate about blogging
I have been reading and writing from such a young age, by the age of 10 I was reading Jane Austen and Shakespeare.
I was 9 years old when my family moved to the country, it was hard growing up here as I had to rely on my parents to drop me at friends houses – buses were few and far between and being in a village not much was happening. I would get bored, one day my Grandma challenged me ‘ Why don’t you write a script? You could have a Colonel, his wife and son and then two people running the local pub.’ This inspired me to write for hours – I remember my mother having to search for more paper! To this day I have the script – it is not very good but I keep it for sentimental reasons and to remind me of my passion.
My mother (who is also a bookworm) would also encourage me to read a lot and I ended up reading a lot of her books. I think now it is the other way around as I have recently dropped 3 bags of books to her at her house!
To this day I still enjoy reading and writing. My two children are older and at school, I have more time to read and write and thus 12 books was born.
The aim of 12 books is to spread the love of reading and to share my passion, I hope this shines through. Each book that is reviewed I have personally read so that I can give a thorough and full review.
Random Facts About me
1, I have severe eczema, asthma and a nut allergy.
2. I went to 3 different primary schools
3.I used to write scripts and film myself acting them out.
4.I am a big Marvel fan.
5. I cannot say the word specific, it sounds like pacific, it gets even funnier when you try to teach me how to say it and I still can’t!
6. I can speak French, tiny bit of polish and I am currently learning Norwegian
7. I have a Scandinavian obsession especially Norway
8. Last year I read 42 books
9. I used to sing the words ‘It only takes some vinegar’ when the actual words were ‘It only take a minute girl.’
10. I have an awesome imagination and even had a imaginary friend called Diddums, he was a cow and an imaginary Gary Barlow – yes that was when I was younger not now.
Niche Travel Questions for me:
Where would you go if money and time were not issues?
If money was not an issue I would travel the world, starting with Norway, Australia to see my pen pal, Canada to see my friend -she married someone from Canada and moved there, she’s very happy but I miss her dearly.
What is the best advice you would give to new travelers?
Plan and budget, there is nothing worse than finding out somewhere is expensive and you did not save up enough money.
What is the one accessory that you cannot travel without – your phone and/or computer don’t count?
My camera, I love taking photos when we go somewhere. I print them off and place them in a memory book.
Where is one place you would return over and over again? And why?
Norway however I have not been yet but I have a feeling I will love it. I cannot tell you why but I just have to go. Once I was at the studio at Radio Warneford (Warwick Hospital Radio) where I broadcast each Friday with my team and I said: ‘If I am meant to go to Norway, please help me find a job.’ The job came but did not work out, however my husband works and say he would love to come! It is also a two hour flight from London to Oslo so it is a great destination to take the kids too as they have never flown before!
Where is one place you’ve been but never want to return to? And why?
I am personally not in a rush to return to the places that I have visited before. This is not because they are horrible but because the world is big and I would love to visit every country and learn their cultures.
My Nominations for the Liebster Award:
1 The Brown Review- tbrview.blogspot.com
2 Md Tanvir Rahman – cartreble.com
3 Christine of The Uncorked Librarian – https://theuncorkedlibrarian.com/
4 The Nutty Traveller – http://thenuttytraveller.com
Questions for my Nominees:
What is your favourite book and why?
Do you prefer to read the book or watch the film version first?
What genre do you like reading?
Do you prefer real book or kindle and why?
Where is the furthest that you have travelled in your book adventures?