Wow, we can hardly believe it but we have been nominated for an award, the Liebster Award for Bloggers. The Liebster award is a bit like the Oscar’s, an award given by Bloggers to Bloggers and is intended to support and raise the profile of new bloggers in the online community.
We have been nominated by one of our contemporaries (not really she is much younger and more energetic than we are) Cindy’s Travel Diaries. Cindy writes her blog in 2 languages, French and English and whilst she hasn’t been everywhere it is on her list, if you are planning to travel you really should check her out.
Once you are nominated you have to answer 5 questions as posed by the nominator, so here goes:
Where are you from and what’s your favourite thing in your city ?
We are a couple from Geelong, Australia. Geelong is located near Melbourne on Corio Bay and a short distance from the famous surf beaches along the Great Ocean Road. Our favourite thing about the city is the ability to go for a walk in diverse natural environments. We have a gorgeous Art Deco style waterfront along the bay, great walks along sandy beaches or the clifftops overlooking the beaches and for a change from the coast, a wonderful river that has walking and bike paths with majestic Australian eucalyptus trees lining the tracks. It’s also less than an hour to the cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne.
What would a perfect day look like for you ?
The perfect day would have to start with breakfast in bed, with two cups of tea and time to catch up on the days news and current events. Followed by a walk, we usually walk between 5km and 10km and don’t really mind if it is along the beach, in the city, around a gallery or museum or just around the local neighbourhood and there should always be a chance to stop for a coffee.
The afternoon would be taken up with a long lunch by the pool stretching into the evening, a glass or three of wine, music, friends (old or new), a bit of a party and finish with a nice hot cup of tea and a good book.
What is the best place you have ever been and why?
Gosh, there are so many to choose from and every new place we visit has it’s own special “best of” moments but if we have to choose one, Paris. It was our first trip overseas together (and Cath’s first ever). She was so excited when we got off the train at Gare de Nord, she danced in the street. Not sure what the Parisians thought about that!
What’s your favourite quote?
To travel is to Possess the World, of course.
If you had to eat the same meal every day, what would it be ?
Another hard question Cindy, can it be a three course meal?
Cath it would be pasta, with any type of sauce (she can eat a tonne of the stuff).
Ian a steak and salad (read half a cow with Cath’s potato salad).
The rules of the award state that once you have been nominated you have to nominate 10 other bloggers. This is intended to build your community and share the kindness of the award. So our nominees are:
- Travel, tea and me
- Adventures in Middle Aged Travel
- Born Backpacker
- Travel into Writing Romain Gijsens Blog
- Knowing Madison
- Chronic Eileen
- Around the Bay and Away
- unlimited london
Nominees what do you do now?
You need to:
- write a blog post linking to the Blogger who nominated you (that’s right it’s us)
- answer the following 5 questions
- nominate 10 other bloggers you follow
Our questions for you:
- Who/What inspires you to travel?
- How has travelling changed your life?
- Do you prefer the country or the city? Why?
- Who are the 3 people you would invite to dinner if it could be anyone? and why?
- What do you think of the selfie stick?
You can find out more about the Liebster Award by clicking here
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