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Blogger to Blogger – The Liebster Award

Well, my lovelies I am way behind in acknowledging my fellow bloggers, who kindly nominated me, to this passing on the love malarky.  This one is in the form of a Liebster Award which was given to me by the lovely Sam who can be found hanging out at a blog named  “Lovingthefiftysomething”.   She and her partner have embarked on an exciting journey with a new type home which happens to be a boat.  I am sure you will find her blog featuring their alternative lifestyle an interesting one to follow.

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I am always up for a challenge and a bit of light-hearted entertainment, let’s face it life is far too short to take too many things seriously, isn’t it?  Here are the questions and my answers.

What country, city or continent would you most like to visit and why?

We are doing it right now, we love exploring the UK and Europe.  Why? The history, the people, the culture,  and lastly the most enjoyable being the vast array of incredibly yummy food!  Best of all I get to housesit and explore so many amazing places with my best friend, my husband, the Squire. Priceless.

What was the most inspirational time in your life so far?

The most inspirational time is ongoing moments.  It’s how my husband deals with pain due to a back disability, and though we do travel slowly and he is limited in what he does, he is always positive and never complains.  Just accepts it and gets on with life, this is what inspires me on a daily basis to still push myself to learn, improve and especially when I have minor aches and pains.

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Our lifestyle now is all about getting out of our “comfort zone” and doing housesitting around the world, it is and has been an incredible insight into how different people contribute to this world we live in.  What’s so inspirational about doing this is the kindness and openness of people we have met along the way.  In many ways, most people that I know are inspirational whether it be in their own family or in a community.

What are you passionate about?

With differing levels of passion, I would say my family, friends, travel, culture, food, animals, the arts and the world we live in!

What is your favourite book and why?

At the moment I am enjoying Bill Bryson’s book “At Home: A short history of private life”.  The reason being is the detail he goes into about the history of the ordinary house we all call home.  Though the book I find is lacking his quintessential sense of humour or was that sarcasm?.

What is your favourite time of year?

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All are beautiful, though my ideal time is watching the seasons change.    With Autumn and Spring being the most colourful and changeable when it comes to the environment.


What are other interests do you have besides blogging?

Traveling, history, architecture, bookstores [mainly nonfiction], photography, walking, food, gardening and the arts.


Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?

Since I have spent most of my life close to a beach, it would have to be a beach. I am not a great fan of heights which is something I am working on! Which is why mountains came second, though it has been known for me to stand near the edge and admire the view!   UPDATE: Currently housesitting in a hilly area of Southern Spain, which we are enjoying and feel very fortunate to have been chosen to housesit here!

Where did you go for your most memorable holiday?

2015 – 3 months spent in the UK, France and Spain with the Squire.  Celebrating our 10th Wedding Anniversary.  Now we have shorter ‘holidays’ in between housesits.

Do you prefer a sunny or a rainy day?

I enjoy change, so a bit of both is always good, especially for a garden.

If you had a day all to yourself, how would you spend it?

Going for a cycle or walk along the beach or bush [depending on which country and location we are housesitting], indulging in a good quality coffee and something sweet and delectable followed by our hour or two writing up another blog post 🙂


Now, my next task is to pay it forward and nominate a few blogs for the Liebster award and comment on their blog to let them know. So, here goes: Please answer all the same questions as I have above or if you don’t wish to do so, that is also fine.

Here are a few of the bloggers that I enjoy following and the ones that I would like to highlight today.  I have chosen bloggers that are reasonably new to the blogging world.  All of which have a love of life and adventure.

Check them out, I am sure you will enjoy reading about their lifestyles and adventures!

Chris Riley – Life of Riley on Wheels 


Life: Phase Next

A walk and a lark




44 thoughts on “Blogger to Blogger – The Liebster Award”

  1. Congratulations, well deserved!
    Great finding out more about you, I enjoy these Award posts.
    I too love the change in seasons and weather, people often moan about the weather here in Britain, but I’m so glad we get a bit of everything.

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  2. Thank you Suzanne for accepting & I love your answers. Your house sitting lifestyle is wonderful, you must enjoy seeing the different places people live & the variety of communities. I also love Bill Bryson’s humour. Great to know a little more about you 😊 x

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  3. Lovely to learn more about you – your inspirations and the things you take joy in and I will now pass a pleasant interlude pottering across to each of the blogs you have nominated which is always the greatest pleasure of this awarding thing for me!

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