This week I received The Liebster Blog Award by Alison Hertz a fellow 12 Picture Books in 12 months in 2012 Writing Challenge participant. So, firstly, a big Thank You’ Alison!

I had not heard the term ‘Liebster’ before and therefore googled the meaning. According to a german to english dictionary translation on Dict.cc it can mean:

  • beloved
  • darling
  • sweetheart.
The award is designed to celebrate bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers. By highlighting other fantastic blogs, more people will become aware of the world of knowledge, creativity and communityship (forgive me for making up this word but it just felt the right way to say it) that there is out there, I am hoping that you go check them out. So I pass on this award to the following Liebster Masters:

When you receive this award you are supposed to write five things about yourself…

  1. I love to research my family tree and started at the unusual age of 17 years old.
  2. I am a trained primary teacher.
  3. I went to the Eiffel Tower on a school trip as a kid and kept my eyes closed the whole time I was up there – I get dreadful vertigo!
  4. I can roll my tongue – something you cannot learn to do and I hate sand on my feet.
  5. I used to  paint to Leonard Cohen at College – I just found his music and poetry relaxing (and not in the slightest bit depressing as many believe). I watched him in concert in Sydney 2 years ago, and for a chap in his 70’s he was brilliantly entertaining and incredibly charming!
If you want to learn more about the 12 x 12 in 2012 Challenge to discover all more talented author/illustrators) go to Julie Hedlund’s Blog.
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5 thoughts on “Liebster Blog Award

  1. Congratulations on your Liebster!

    Cool stuff about you. I love genealogy (although it’s incredibly addictive, isn’t it?) It wasn’t even on my radar when I was seventeen, though. Good for you!

    And I’m astounded that Leonard Cohen is in his 70s. Why I should be, I don’t know, since he was writing and singing when I was a kid. I love his song “Suzanne.”

    Thanks for this glimpse into who you are. Good choices for people to share the award with, as well.

    1. Thank you Beth. It was very difficult to find someone who hadn’t already been nominated, as there has already been a lot of ‘Liebster love’ spread around already! 🙂

  2. Thanks Ramona. How cool that you went to the Eiffel Tower for field trip! I think the coolest place we ever went was a cheese making factory.

  3. Thank you so much for the recognition, Ramona! Genealogy is a fascinating subject to research – how cool! Thank you for sharing your 5 fun facts.

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