Today a good and very nice thing happened. As you know I have only just started blogging and am trying very hard to learn all about it as quickly as possible. One of the nicest things about blogging is meeting (online) some really lovely, bloggy minded people. I’ve been blown away by how kind and generous with their time and knowledge some people can be. It’s so wonderful to know that even with some horrible stuff going on in the world there are some really good people out there. Two of those kind souls are Lauren from Life at Number Five & Astrid from Adore Re Mi who both surprised me by nominating me for a “Liebster Blog Award.” Thank you so much ladies I have answered both sets of questions below. x
What is a Liebster Blog Award?
The Liebster Blog Award is given to bloggers, by fellow bloggers, as a way of recognising your blog and a way to connect and discover other amazing blogs out there. You should definitely go and check out Lauren’s blog here & Astrid’s here also have a read of their answers to the questions they were given by their nominators here & here. Different sets of questions for each.
A few rules that come with the nomination are:
1. Link back and recognise the blogger who nominated you.
2. Answer ten questions given by the nominator.
3. Nominate ten other bloggers for the award.
4. Create ten questions for nominees to answer.
5. Notify your nominees.
6. Get an award button and display it proudly.
My answers to the questions from the lovely Lauren:
Place you most want to visit?A little bit out there but I’ve always had a dream to do a horse riding trek through Rajakstan! And also go to Disney Land.
What’s your favourite thing about where you live?The beach,I am bias but I really do think Sydney is the best city in the world, where else can you live in a cosmopolitan capital city and have pristine beaches on your doorstep?
What are you currently reading? “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair”, by Joel Dicker, it’s what we are reading for our book club this month. I’m also reading to our girls the Heidi trilogy, we are up to “Heidi Grows Up” at the moment, we are reading my Mum’s original copies that she was given when she was 10. We are all loving the story, even GT wants an update when he gets home. Did you ever read Heidi?
Coffee or tea? Tea, tea, one coffee, and more tea.
What is your go-to hairstyle? Unfortunately my hair is a bit “high maintenance” so it’s usually just put up in a messy low ponytail / bun that if I took the time to do it properly would be called a chignon but I don’t, so it’s not!
Favourite meal of the day? Dinner if it’s with the kids (food wise, not the constant nagging about table manners and “eat your dinner” talk) or with out kids a real treat is a leisurely long brunch.
What word makes you cringe? Two words actually , moist and patio!
Are you a morning person or a night owl? Night owl.
If your life story was a book, what would it be called? “A little bit of this, a dash of that and tie it all together in a bow”
What is one random thing that most people don’t know about you? I really, really, really don’t like spiders, urrgh!
My answers to the questions from Astrid:
What inspired you to start your blog journey? When I was juggling working in an office and toddlers I thought how good it would be if someone could just tell me what was for dinner each night, something that was quick, healthy and easy to make so when I stopped the corporate life to be a stay at home Mum I decided to start a blog that would do just that and it has evolved from there.
Give us a little about your background e.g work, family etc I’m married to GT and have 2 little girls, ages 7 and soon to be 6, they keep me busy these days and life was quite hectic for a while there, starting to settle down now. Before marriage (our eldest was a “honeymoon” baby) so marriage has pretty much been kids the whole time too, but before that I had always worked in financial services and investment banking (don’t hold it against me!) which took me around the world. Travel is a big thing for me, has been on hold for a bit but now the girls are older we can start doing some more adventures again too.
Most inspiring person. Can I make that people? Firstly my Dad who we sadly lost 18 months ago, he dedicated his whole life to healing & teaching others, then my Mum for everything she has given me and now how she has coped with losing Dad. Outside the family I love Audrey Hepburn and am just reading about Malala Yousafzai who is truly inspiring too.
Favourite quote? “If at first you don’t succeed try and try again”
Favourite movie? Hmm, so many to choose from, love a good feel good rom com though, nothing too taxing, going to the movies should be pure escapism for me these days!
You won $1 million, how would you spend it? Yes, please! Pay off the mortgage, treat the entire extended family to a island holiday, an adventure holiday for our little family each year, give some away to those less fortunate (I believe in karma!), donate a fair chunk to the Leukaemia Foundation and the rest would probably go in school fees!
Five famous people you would invite to for dinner (dead or/and alive). I never have the same answer to this question but today it would be Audrey Hepburn, Nelson Mandela, Princess Di, Jane Austen, Hugh Jackman. It would be an interesting conversation!
Best way to spend time with your family. At the beach building sandcastles, swimming, eating ice creams.
Favourite drink? Tea in the morning, bubbles from lunch time onwards!
Favourite memory from your childhood. My childhood is a blur, is yours? We grew up in Perth and I think maybe Rottnest Island holidays or horse riding/farm stay holidays at tiny little place called Popanyinning (I think the current population there is 87 people!)
So, now that you know way too much about me, in turn I am nominating: