It’s raining awards! Ok, so I’m exaggerating a little bit.

It’s pretty exciting though, isn’t it?  Especially when you’ve spent the day beating yourself up for being a technological waste of space.  I was gazing hopelessly at my Widgets, just knowing there was a way to put a link into my sidebar, when that little sing-song sound of an incoming email took me back to my Inbox.

I don’t suppose Meg of Meg Travels will ever know the joy she bequeathed on me with this award.  I have been happily following her travels hither and thither, and suddenly she’s made me a recipient of the Leibster Blog Award.   Thank you so much!

Is it Awards time of year, do you think?  I only know I’m very grateful.  Maybe I’m not just writing for myself after all? One of the truly wonderful things about blog writing is the warmth and support that comes to you from the community.  Yes, I’d still write my travel diaries, but it’s the response that comes back that makes blog writing addictive.  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has “like”d or left comments on my blogs- you guys are awesome!

The Liebster Award- I didn’t take German at school but I understand that Liebster means dearest- isn’t that lovely?  It’s a way of encouraging relative newcomers, with less than 200 followers, to spread their wings.  Lucky me!

As a recipient I need to:

1. Say thank you so much to Meg at and congratulate her on her own well-deserved award.

2. Link back to her blog  It’s a pleasure.

3. Nominate 5 new people, whose blogs I have enjoyed, to receive this award:  Almost my first introduction to the network of bloggers, Alyson has been amazing in her support.  Not only that but she writes excellent, finely detailed and researched blogs from her adoptive home in Ferragudo, the Algarve.  David is a fellow “monkey hanger” (native of Hartlepool in the north east of England) but I’d never heard of him till I came across his blog.  I fell a little in love with his photographs, and his gentle sense of humour.  I’m quite a reluctant cook, but I love the enthusiasm of Ashkitty.  Good place to look for some foodie ideas.  Another photographer David, but with very different content.  Like me he’s struggling to get a grip on technology but his photos speak volumes.  Kay has a young, fun-loving style and her content is great- fashion, food, art and architecture.  Something for everyone.

So there you have it- I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading these blogs as much as I have, and I’m very happy to “share the love”.

Just remains for me now to put the award logo in my sidebar.  Watch this space!

P.S Dunnit!!!

P.P.S Don’t look now but I forgot to notify the people I’ve passed the award on to!  I’m on it!


  1. Enjoy you Liebster Blog Award…

    I am just visiting you here today
    from Kay’s Space 🙂

    Have a lovely Tuesday now 🙂



  2. Thank you so much for this amazing nomination. I truly and humbly thank you :). And Congrats on receiving this award.. you have an amazing blog and you definitely deserve this award. I am truly happy I found your blog :).


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