Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Liebster Award

Sarah, a family friend emailed me last week, nominated me for the Liebster Award - it's a fun 'blogworld' thing where we can share some love and spread the word about newer blogs! I didn't even know Sarah had a blog - so there you go! Spreading the love - it's working already!! If you like books, you'll love Sarah's blog - 'My Other Book Club' - and thank you Sarah for nominating me :-)
First, a little background on this award and what I must do to formally accept it;

It is said that the Liebster award was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere. In the digital world of the internet, this seems like a nice gesture!

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  2. Display the award on your blog 
  3. Answer the questions provided to you by the person who nominated you.
  4. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award
  5. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
  6. List these rules in your post. 
  7. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.
So, now all the 'official stuff' is done with, here's the fun bit....Sarah set some AWESOME questions!
  1. If you could live in the setting of one novel, which one would you choose? - SUCH an awesome question!! A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson - because I'd love to do an epic hike like the Appalachian trail
  2. You must choose three things to take to a deserted island – what would you take? - My iPhone, a cell phone tower (because, duh!) and a generator (to recharge it!) Because, sad as it is to admit, My phone is pretty integral to so much of my life these days - it's my phone (obviously!), my camera, my photo albums, my GPS, my run-keeper, my blog reader, my e-book reader, my compass, my encyclopedia  my alarm clock, my cooking timer....you get the picture right?!
  3. What is your most prized possession? - my health
  4. If you could go back in time and relive one memory, what would it be? - The first year of our American Roadtrip (because whilst years 2-5 were blogged, the first year was pre-blog) And I loved how 'RV naive' we were back then
  5. What is your favourite song? - Purple Rain by Prince - always has, always will be. Back since my school days, it's the best track to crank up the volume! Happy or sad times, either works!
  6. Who is your best friend? What is he/she like? - My husband Chris, I guess he's pretty OK ;-) Can't boost his ego too much!
  7. Where was the last place you went on vacation? - My last 'BIG' vacation was China in Feb 2012, but since then we also went back to England for Christmas to visit family (and so I don't really consider that vacation!), plus several trips to the States - Idaho, Montana, Washington and Oregon so lots of mini vacations this past year.
  8. Who would you most want to sit down and have dinner with? - My Nanny - because I miss her
  9. Why did you start blogging? - Because we were travelling, and we had so many adventures we wanted to share with family and friends at home - I blogged about our 4.5 year Road Trip blog here
  10. When is your birthday? - March 3rd
I'd like to nominate;
  • Chris from InSpiral Coaching - because he's my husband and I think his blog is awesome!
  • Anna from Your Healthy Place - Lots of delicious recipes and great articles on emotional eating. I had the pleasure of meeting Anna and her Mom just last month and we're currently trying to persuade Anna that living in the Okanagan is the best!
  • Clarinda from Enjoying the Course - Clarinda hosted a fun Running challenge that I joined in earlier this year, and I enjoy seeing her lovely Vegas photos pop up on my Instagram feed all the time
  • Meghan from Little Girl in a Big World - I've followed Meghan's blog for a while. She's just signed up for her fist Ironman so I'm looking forward to following her journey! I want to like cycling and swimming as much as Meghan does - then I might actually do a triathlon!
  • Sharla from 262milejourney - A fellow Fitbloggin' attendee! Though I'm not sure we connected in person at the event, I've been following her blog and instagram feed ever since!
  • Sarah from theunbuyersguide - Sarah is a fellow biker-chick! We'll usually be found perched on the back of our man's motorbikes on long rides to Idaho! She's currently on a one year spending fast!
And you guys get to answer the following questions if you're game!
  1. Which country would you choose to live if you had to leave your current home country?
  2. What habit would you like to break?
  3. What's the most physically demanding activity you've ever done?
  4. Would you rather be in trouble with your Boss, your partner or your Mother?
  5. What's the best vacation you've ever taken?
  6. What was the last single-item purchase over $100 you made?
  7. What's your favourite comfort food?
  8. What intimidates you?
  9. What historical event would you most like to witness?
  10. If you had a 60-second dash, unlimited shopping spree (exempt from spending fast rules Sarah!), which store would you choose to be in?!


  1. It was so great to read your answers! Thanks for taking part Helen :) Look after my Dad and Nicole whilst they're with you!!

    1. Thanks for such great questions - I`m still pondering the first one - living in the setting of a novel - I feel like I should have some great ideas but am drawing a blank right now!


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