As you may know, I’m in #blogging101 course for the second time around as part way through the past set of lessons I had a spell with no internet. One of the things that motivated me to restart was that it’s a fantastic way to discover a diverse range of blogs that I’d otherwise not stumble across.
Therefore, I’m delighted that a fellow participant, nominated me for a Liebster award so thank you
To tie in with a current #blogging101 assignment all my nominees are blogs I’ve discovered via our coursework. I now realise there is a great deal of work involved in passing on the award so I hope my nominees are up for it.
Oh, I get ahead of myself let me explain, the rules of the award are:
- Put the Liebster Award logo on your blog.
- Thank and tag the blog who nominated you.
- Answer their questions and come up with 10 new ones for your nominees.
- Nominate 10 blogs, let them know you’ve nominated them and link them in your post.
Here are the questions sent for me to answer:
What is your ultimate blogging goal?
I want to inspire people to visit the Greek island of Crete, and Kritsa in particular; of course virtual visitors are very welcome!
Where is your most favourite place in the world?
This is the easiest question here, as it has to be my home village of Kritsa, Crete. So many new opportunities have come my way, all thanks to buying a small holiday home in Kritsa.
Who is your hero?
This is the hardest question here as the word is bandied about to mean famous people more often than not, and there are so many truly heroic people in the world, who mostly go unsung. However, the tales of audacity and daring by Patrick (Paddy) Leigh Fermor, who led the kidnap of General Kriepe the wartime Nazi commander of Crete, captured my attention and led to hours of reading and exploring.
Where do you hope to be in 5 years time?
I’m already living my dream, so I just hope that both my husband and I stay healthy enough to enjoy it.
What is your oldest memory?
When I was three my Grandma took my baby sister out in a huge pram with me perched on a little seat on the front. A local ice cream factory was our destination. I don’t remember the walk or the ice cream, just mum laughing as she shook cornet crumbs from among the baby’s blankets and realised that I’d had an unexpected treat.
If you had to choose, would you choose TV or internet?
I’d not care if I never watched TV again, but I pine for the internet if I’m away from it for a few hours. I love the access to instant information.
What makes you happy above all else?
Two things that are literally worlds apart: I love walking up in the Cretan mountains with my husband, and being with family in the UK.
Town or country?
While I like to visit a city, especially a famous one, I’d hate to live among the noise and bustle. I relax as urban sprawl becomes countryside.
Has blogging made you more inspired and confident in yourself or your writing?
Without doubt! This #blogging101 course has triggered many ideas that I’m weighing up, and as a result, I’ll probably introduce a couple of regular topics such as Meet my Kritsa Neighbours, and My Greek Bookshelf
What is the one fact that you know which no one else does that always sounds really cool?
There are no calories in a cake someone gives you as a gift.
Here are my nominees to take the award forward. Thank you all for allowing me insight into your worlds. It’s the magic of blogging!
Here are your ten questions:
- How do you make time to blog?
- Do you have a blogging schedule or write when the mood takes you?
- Were your schooldays the best days of your life?
- If your house was on fire, what is the possession you’d grab as you ran out of the door?
- If someone offered you a seat on Richard Branson’s first space flight for fare paying passengers, would you go?
- What city would you recommend others to visit?
- What is your signature dish?
- What genre of books are you most likely to choose?
- Best film from your childhood?
- How far back can you trace your family history?