Nominated for the Liebster Award!

22nd August 2017

First up a huge thank you to Lisa from Lisa Rachel Blogs for the nomination for the Liebster award 2017. My first nomination and it is such an honour since I have only been blogging a few months. What a wonderful way to recognise and meet new bloggers out there, so thank you so much Lisa! I love Lisas honest product reviews and also her home ware hauls on a budget! Looking forward to reading more of those.

So… What is the Liebster Award??

The Liebster award isn’t an actual award or a prize, it is an internet blog chain mail if you will, with the chance to meet and recognise bloggers around the world. If you are nominated by a blogger you can either choose to ignore it or write a blog post with the opportunity of tagging more bloggers who then repeat and so on. Such a sweet idea and I am fully accepting my nomination from Lisa.

There seem to be variations on the rules over the years so here are the most common rules that I have picked up from the 2017 Liebster Award chain.

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions they ask you
  • Nominate other bloggers with less than 1,000 blog followers (I have picked blogs that are/seem relatively new to share the love)
  • Ask those bloggers 11 questions
  • Let the bloggers know they’ve been nominated so they can continue the chain

Answers to my questions from Lisa (I only had 10 Q’s)

 Who are you, where are you from and what do you do?

I’m Abi, I live in a seaside town on the South West coast of the UK. I work full time as a 999 call taker and radio dispatcher for my local police force.

Do you have any tips for new bloggers?

Be you! Don’t try to be someone else or someone you think people want to see. Writing isn’t real if it isn’t form the heart. Perfect your photography skills! Personally for me images are what grab my attention and there are so many fabulous bloggers out there who have written some great posts to help.

Why did you start blogging?

I love photography and studied it for many years, blogging for me was an opportunity to get back into it with a purpose and try my hand at writing a little also. I love Instagram so I wanted to branch out a little from social media and also create myself an online diary so to speak. Finding the time and energy between shift work is proving a little difficult but I will get there.

What do you use to take photos for your blog?

Right now I am using a loaner camera, a Canon EOS 1100D but in the next month or so I plan to get myself a compact DSLR so I can get more snaps out and about without lugging a bulky camera around. I also make use of my phone camera. The Samsung S8 really is a good little camera and is perfect for me on the go.

What is your best travel memory?

I honestly couldn’t pick just one. I got engaged and married in New York City so that city will always have a place in my heart. Our Honeymoon was also incredible, we took a 3 week road trip along the Californian coast with a stop at Las Vegas and a 3 day layover in NYC on the way home. We saw some really beautiful sights and those trips will never be forgotten.

What are you most grateful for?

Again, I don’t think I can be grateful for just one thing. I am a firm believer in ‘everything happens for a reason’ and every event in my life has led me to where I am today. 8 years ago I submitted a job application for a job I wasn’t sure I wanted. That application led me to finding my husband, buying not 1 but now our second house, my step daughter, my dogs, my amazing travel adventures and everything I am today. I have no regrets, just lessons learned.

What is your favourite quote?

‘Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on’

What is at the top of your bucket list?

I want to try snowboarding so bad!

What is your favourite blog post that you’ve written?

So far it has to be my getting married in NYC post.

Cats or dogs?!

I have 2 of each but I have to say dogs. I have a black Labrador, Sam, and a French Bulldog, Belle. They are both the biggest dumb-asses in the world but I love them and couldn’t be without them.

My nominations

My questions for my nominees

  • Who are you, where do you live and what do you do?
  • What inspired you start a blog?
  • What blog posts do you love to read?
  • Where is on your travel bucket list?
  • What would be your perfect job?
  • What is your life goal?
  • If you could have one superpower what would it be?
  • What is your favourite life quote?
  • What are your top 3 favourite stores to shop?
  • What are your top 5 beauty must haves?
  • If you could pick just 1 blogger to follow who would it be?

I look forward to reading any responses from my nominees and lets pay it forward and spread that Liebster Award love.


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