Liebster Award

Liebster Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers.



Liebster is a German word that means dearest...

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Laura over at Harvest Lane Cottage. Thank you Laura.

 It's a way for us to discover new blogs and bloggers. She asked me eleven questions then asked me to tell eleven random things about me.


Here are the eleven questions:

 1.  What has been your greatest blogging challenge?
Thinking up ideas that will interest people, make them think, be topical - I don't want them to be bored!!Always interested in ideas from my readers!! (hint!!)


 2.  What's your favorite indulgence just for you?
Buying and reading books  - however I tend to borrow more from the library these days due to space issues! and perhaps clothes if I am honest :)


 3.  Which blog post are you most proud of and why? 
This is a tricky one, I enjoy my Art Friday segments that I do weekly as I know it brings pleasure (and joy) to many and a nice way to end the week.


 4.  Who has inspired you most in your life? 
My parents.

- My mother was able to work full time as a teacher but still dedicate her life to raising a family and providing us with a loving home, home cooked meals, lots of home made clothes, with no lack of love and affection. She did a brilliant job and taught me many things. 

- My father for his work ethic (never give up and work hard), resiliences, strength, dedication to caring for our mother (his wife) and for being a wonderful father. 


 5.  What's your favorite book?
My list is far too long to have just one book. The bible would have to be number one on the list . . . then anything in my book case!! 


 6.  Would you rather spend the day at the beach or junking at a flea market?
I love second-hand stores so would do this, but I also like the beach but only if the sun isn't too strong (and it isn't too hot) as I burn very easily. So to be greedy, I would enjoy morning tea at the beach then go off and look at second-hand stores, followed by a hot chocolate and a yummy cake!


 7.  What's your favorite flower?
Rose (any colour) but I also love daisies, jonquils and daffodils - any flowers really. 


 8.  Assuming it was nice weather, would you rather go for a hike or stay indoors  
      with a good book?
I would sit outdoors with a book (cup of tea and perhaps some yummy biscuits) and go for a gentle stroll in the later afternoon. 


 9.  What is your biggest priority for 2015?
I don't set priorities for the new year - I just take one day as it comes. But if I had to list one thing it would be praying for our 22 year old son, that he finds a new job (which he is currently doing) that is gentle on him and doesn't cause stress or anxiety. That he commences some form of study (which was are also looking into) and we are able to get his mental health issues under control. 


10.  What 5 things would top your gratitude list?
My family
My faith
My job (it fits in so beautifully with my family and home)
My home
Our safety and stability in this country


11.  Are you more likely to spend on a vacation or home improvements? 
Home improvements. Last year we built (or more correctly had built) a studio for our son and we have done other bits and pieces around the home/garden. We aren't big with holidays/vacations (as my husband doesn't enjoy traveling), but I would love to travel later on in life. 

Random facts about me (11)

  • I have curly hair that does its own thing and it hasn't always been my best friend!
  • I wore braces on my teeth to straighten them
  • When I was young I wanted to be a ballerina. 
  • I am allergic to prawns and penicillin 
  • I suffer badly from motion sickness
  • I am right handed
  • I strongly dislike mess and very organised
  • I love the smell of freshly mowed grass/lawn
  • I don't enjoy ironing
  • My cat Ruby was the runt of the litter and almost died, her legs didn't work very well and her first few hours were a struggle. Now she is very healthy, beautiful and spoilt rotten. 
  • I can't sing very well

Now, I nominate the following six bloggers. In no particular order. I do hope you can all accept! ~smile~ 


Here are the eleven questions:

 1.  What has been your greatest blogging challenge?
 2.  What's your favorite indulgence just for you?
 3.  Which blog post are you most proud of and why? 
 4.  Who has inspired you most in your life? 
 5.  What's your favorite book?
 6.  Would you rather spend the day at the beach or junking at a flea market?
 7.  What's your favorite flower?
 8.  Assuming it was nice weather, would you rather go for a hike or stay indoors  
      with a good book?
 9.  What is your biggest priority for 2015?
10.  What 5 things would top your gratitude list?
11.  Are you more likely to spend on a vacation or home improvements? 

Please share eleven random facts about yourself.

Finally, please nominate eleven more bloggers (or how many you want) and keep the sharing going. Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. These were interesting facts and thoughts, Jo! :) Some of those were tough questions that I would have trouble answering, too!

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    1. I am not overly fond of these as I struggle to answer the questions!!!

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  2. Hi, Jo, I enjoyed learning a bit about you. It sounds like we would have a lot in common. Blessing! Donna

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  3. thanks for nominating me, sweet blog friend, but I won't be able to participate. (I really need to get something on my blog to that effect!) And I'm like you, too, I want to go junkin' and to the beach and hike and read. How can you choose? :) I do like your Art Fridays too.

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    1. I don't mine - I just had to think of a number of blogs!!!

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  4. I enjoyed getting to know you better Jo!

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    1. Thankyou Laura for the opportunity :))

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  5. This was fun to read Jo! I also would choose a book over a hike and a flea market over the beach :) And I detest messes too!

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    1. We would work well together !! Have a lovely weekend.

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  6. What a great post, I think you and I have the same hair :-) Thanks for sharing this at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. My hair has a mind of its own!!!!

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  7. Thank so much for including me here. I don't know if I'll participate or not. I'll let you know if I do. :-)

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    1. I don't mind, I just had to think up some names, which is always the hardest part!!

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