Christmas came a few days early for me with a very nice comment on my blog from The Whining Diner and Wellfedfred letting me know I was the recipient of a Liebster blog award. I have seen these award-thingies being passed around the blogosphere and not really paid them too much attention before. But when someone makes the effort to mention you on their blog and tells you they enjoy reading your posts, then it’s actually quite humbling.
If you haven’t paid a visit to ‘Fred’ then I urge you to do so; you will find a fabulous blog full of food, fashion, travel and more food.
Google translate tells me Liebster means dear, sweet, endearing, lovely: in fact all those qualities you see in me all the time ;-). Of course, I now have to play the role of Santa and pass on the award myself. The award is given to bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. It has these stipulations:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your 5 blogger picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Hope that the people you have sent the award to will forward it to their favourite bloggers
I have decided to choose five bloggers who don’t live in the UK; five people who regularly entertain me with their writing and are always so supportive here on my blog.
A Bavarian Sojourn – Emma, who used to write at A Scandinavian Sojourn, gave me some great advice about visiting Copenhagen earlier this year. She has now moved to Munich so I may have to put that city on our list so I can seek out her help once again.
About Last Weekend – Jody is a Kiwi now living in California with her husband and four children. I have to admit one of the best things about Jody’s blog is seeing how glamorous she is and zooming in on her photos so I can drool over her furniture.
Asia Vu – Ms Caroline has moved to Seoul with her husband, Mr Logical, and her two teenage boys. A fascinating insight into a different culture but with a huge dollop of wit and silliness that makes visiting her a real joy.
Funky Wellies’ Random Thoughts – Mum to two daughters and wife to Sexy Hubby, KJS lives in Germany and has a love of fashion and rock music. Her current advent calendar, using shots of Desigual fashion, is a treat for the senses.
St Bloggie de Riviere – Sarah is a Brit living near Montpellier in France with her two boys. A great blog to visit to share the fun of bringing up teenagers and empathise with the frustrations, at times, of French bureaucracy and squat loos. Sarah is also typing up her mum’s brilliantly funny diaries of their camping holidays from the 1960s and 70s in the form of a blog, Isn’t that the Trailer-Tent?
So there you have it. My work is done. Think I’ll put my feet up now and join Santa in a sherry and a mince pie.