Thursday, 8 November 2012

Extra Bliss : Liebster Award

Flowers in my lounge room
Photo by Heather
Whilst enjoying a calm and relaxing afternoon this past weekend, I was delighted and extremely surprised to receive a very interesting tweet followed by an equally interesting email that left a huge smile on my face. The tweet came from my new blogging friend Eva from Food Vegetarisch   and the email came from Alex at Around Minetta, another amazing blogger I have recently connected with. Both of these inspiring ladies informed me that they had nominated my new little blog for the Liebster Award. My heart literally jumped out of my chest with excitement. I was truly flattered and honoured but a little confused as to how I had made it onto their lists. I have received such positive feedback from     some lovely and creative people recently but had no idea that people were actually taking the time to come back and visit let alone remember me. In my opinion, the greatest compliment one can receive is to be recognised by your peers. So, I will allow this compliment to confirm that I'm on the right path and propel me further into the world of successful blogging! 

This is how it all works; The Liebster Award is for up and coming bloggers with less then 200 followers. I need to answer 11 questions from my nominators (Eva & Alex), list 11 random things about myself and nominate 11 more up and coming bloggers.  So here goes!

Eva's question for me;

1. Your favourite aphorism?
Energy flows where attention goes

2. Mountains or the sea for a vacation? 
Definitely the sea

3. Are you the dance floor or do you prefer to take a view of the dance floor?
I love to be on the floor but enjoy the occasional view

4.Which invention do you wish you had done?

5. Whats the best movie you've seen this year?
Hmm can't decide between The Artist or Sarah's Key and I really loved Midnight in Paris

6.What was the last book you've read? 
See Naples and Die by Penelope Green

7. If you had the chance to go tomorrow to a 3-day holiday: where would you go?
I'd love to go to Venice but it would take too long to get there from here in Australia for only 3 days so, I would have to say Melbourne Australia

8. Sweet or savoury for breakfast?

9. If you could be an animal, What would it be?
A dolphin

10. What was your favourite dish as a child?
My Mum's lasagne

11.What is your favourite dish now?
Green Thai Curry

Alex's questions for me;

1. Favourite cocktail
Pina Colada

2.Three words that define you?
creative, joyful and introverted. 

3. Job of your dreams?
Art Historian

4. The 3 songs most played on your iPod 
I'll carry you home - James Blunt
Return to Paradise - Waldeck
Someone like you - Adele

5. Favourite celebration of the year
Christmas with my family

6. Best tv show ever?
Sex and the city

7. Best place for living?
Noosa Australia

8. Dream destination for travel?
Anywhere in Italy

9. What is the least movie you watched in the theatre?
The Pirates! band of misfits - with my juniors obviously

10. Do you buy books or take from the library?
Both. I borrow them but usually buy them if I really, really, like them especially if they have amazing photography in them.

11.Why did you start to blog?
To define a unique space for my thoughts and to channel my sometimes caotic creative energies into one ongoing and ever evolving project

I love to drink my tea in a very large cup made of china
11 random things about me
  1. I have a love hate relationship with the colour pink
  2. I always wear a bikini to the beach
  3. I was a very successful competitive ballroom dancer from the time I was 4yrs old till 16yrs of age
  4. Front row at a James Blunt concert with my sister and juniors was the best I've ever been to.
  5. I am a huge Jane Austen fan
  6. I love drinking tea from a HUGE cup made of china.
  7. I have never read the twilight series or watched the movies and don't intend to.
  8. I love Woody Allen movies
  9. I use olive oil to remove my makeup.
  10. I prefer silver jewellery to gold
  11. I am extremely indecisive
Me at age 6 at one of my first dancing competitions
My dress was designed and made by my very clever mum

 The 11 blog I waish to nominate are;
  1. Nicole from Alphabet Monkey
  2. Anna from My life Box
  3. Alison from Her Indoors
  4. Jonnie from Kitch + Craft
  5. Annetta from Beauty is in the eye of the camera
  6. Stacey from The Lacquerie
  7. Sarah from To Gather and Love
  8. Uliana from My Handmade Life
  9. Lisa from Mummy Manifesto
  10. Megan from Bally Who 
  11. Jessica from Serendipitous Things 

And Finally, my 11 questions for my nominated 11 blogs
  1. Tea or coffee?
  2. Do you like to swim in the ocean or in a pool?
  3. When you were a child, what did you want to do when you 'grew up'?
  4. Where is your favourite place to relax?
  5. What is your favourite piece of art?
  6. What is the best thing about blogging?
  7. Do you prefer summer or winter?
  8. What is your favourite article of clothing?
  9. What was your favourite book/story when you were a child
  10. What music makes you want to dance?
  11. Where was your best ever holiday destination?
This is a long post but hopefully it has given you a chance to get to know me a little more. I think I now need to rest my weary head after all the 'brain strain'…...


  1. Congrats Heather! Such a lovely surprise. Love the idea of drinking tea out of a giant cup. :)

  2. Thanks so much Frances. Yes tea always tastes better out of my favourite massive cup!
    warmest regards Heather

  3. It was very enjoyable now to read a little bit more about you, Heather! What a cute photo of you at the age of 6 :) And I was surprised to read that you also listen in Australia to Waldeck.
    Have a great weekend, Eva

  4. Thanks Eva. Yes Waldeck is a family favourite and listened to often in our house!
    You have a great weekend too, Heather xx

  5. Thank you for nominating my blog, I think that's an interesting thing, people can learn you better. And your blog is lovely. I think I need time to think about your questions:)
    Uliana from My handmade life

    1. Thats my pleasure Uliana, I understand what you mean about time. It took me a couple of days to get it all together. I look forward to getting to know you a little more too!
      Regards Heather

  6. Hi Heather, I enjoyed reading your post!

    1. Thanks for giving me some great questions to think about Alex!
      Heather xx

  7. just catching up on your posts ... i love the look of the movie trailer (always enjoy anything with a bit of royal history)! i enjoyed reading about you. x

  8. Thanks for popping over again Sarah. I enjoy receiving your feedback.
    Heather xx

  9. Jane Austen, HUGE cups of tea, indecisive - relating big time!

    1. Kindred spirits I would say Alison!
      Warmest Regards Heather xx

  10. Have completed process...enjoyed, but will enjoy posting as normal again next week!!

    1. Well Ive enjoyed all of the effort you have put into it! Heather xx


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