Sunday, 9 August 2015

Liebster Award

I was chuffed to be nominated by Deep Fried Fruit for the Liebster Award (the same week I was nominated for the Travel version on the other blog, so it was like a double up of love).

I have been nominated before, but as of yet, failed to complete it. This time, I thought I would actually answer the questions!

1. What make you happy?
Time with my partner, time with the kids. Up tempo music. Movies in cinemas. Playing games (boardgames, charades, whatever). Seeing the wonders of the world, be it grand or small. Writing.

2. Why did you start blogging?
I thought I could make a viable business (but I can't) and still be there for the kids. I'm focusing a little more on fiction now, but the blogging is almost like a therapy for me, so I'm reluctant to give it up. (By therapy, I mean a way to process thoughts and ideas, not necessarily dealing with stuff on a personal level - that would not make interesting reading at all!! Or maybe it would be too 'interesting' Heh heh!)

3. What is the best thing anyone has ever said about your blog?
It wasn't so much about my blog, rather about something I said on their blog. I got a message that said "Know that today, you made a difference to someone". It really meant a lot to me, and I do like that about the blog. I may be a small voice in a sea of bigger fish, but 'even the smallest axe can fell a tree if it's sharp enough'.

4. What are your top 3 bucket list items?
This is tough but see the Northern Lights is pretty high. Galapagos Islands, for all the wildlife. I guess live a long and happy life (is that even possible anymore??)

5. What is one thing you cannot live without?
Air - boomtish.
My family, I guess. I don't know. I think we can live without everything, we just may not want to, or may not be very happy. But when you look at what goes on in the world, and what people survive, my mind stretches at the capacity some people have to plough on in the face of horror.

6.  What is your favourite Australian travel destination?
I loved Esperance - it's just amazingly beautiful. I like to check out new destinations so I'll say I've yet to visit my favourite Australian destination. Mona, Whale Sharks and Uluru as still high on the list to see....

 7.  What two countries make you happiest to visit?
France - I love France. I think it's so beautiful, and the people have always been fabulous to me and the history, art and architecture is always worthwhile. The food is great and I think you can't organise a bad time there.

Cambodia - we only went to Siem Reap but it was an absolute game changer for me. It really changed my view of the world, and what I want to make happen in the world. On a purely superficial level, it is the coolest city in Asia - cool vibe, cool bars, great food and the amazing Angkor Wat thrown in to make it culturally worthwhile too. If you want a holiday that's both fabulous and amazing, that's the ticket you're after.

8. What's your favourite and least favourite word?
Words are just words, it's how you use them that matters. That said, as someone who listens to hip hop and rap, I hate the N word. I can't singalong and I have to pause or mumble. It's just awkward. Stop using it. (It's also really hard to explain to kids).
I will have to say Torshlusspanik is my favourite - you know why....

9.  If you found out that due to a mix up at the hospital one of your kids wasn't yours, would you give it back?
Nope - as the Little Prince says, it's the time spent with the rose that makes it special. Would not change a thing.

  I will nominate who first nominated me, all those years ago - the lovely 'Me' from My Journey, am I there yet? in an attempt to lure her back to the keyboard.

Also Grit & Giggles, RhiannaWrites and Help! I'm Stuck

Linking for #OpenSlather


  1. Oh thank you so much for including my new venture.

  2. I managed to get my post up today, thanks again for nominating me

  3. Awesome answers- I especially love your answer to number 9. I love reading these, you just get that little bit of an insight into a blogger buddy- and I'm nosy :)

  4. Nice to know you a bit more. I had to google Esperance and wow! I so wanna go there now...

  5. Yep , think blogging is a therapy for me too! I haven't been to Cambodia but would love to go....just need these kids to grow up a bit!

  6. Oh I love that saying about the little axe. Congrats on getting a Liebster x

  7. That axe saying is a good one and as long as you are enjoying the blogging it is worth it. There are so many places I want to go and after seeing pretty photos over winter I want to see aurora australas just as much as the northern lights. My other half says the same about words, that they are just words but he obviously hasn't spent much time with kids. Some words are just not pretty coming out of our mouths and there are better alternatives that can give the same meaning. Well done on the Liebster award.