Spreading the love

A big THANK YOU to Jacque of thedreambeing for nominating me for the Liebster Award. She has a rather lovely blog, with some fabulous photography and inspiring art, so I’m very honoured to receive this award from her.

Liebster comes from the German lieb, or love. It also means cute, lovely, sweet or kind and forms the stem of the vern lieben, to love. Liebste(r,s) is an adjective meaning favourite, loved or dear or it can be used to refer to a person as a sweetheart or darling.

Instead of following the rules, in the spirit of this award I’m going to nominate some other lovely blogs I have found recently (I don’t know if they are all ‘up and coming’ – some of them may have been blogging for a while – but they are all lovely) and as the number 11 is a recurring theme, it seems, for this award, I will tell you 11 things which I think are lovely.

I am discovering great new blogs every day so it’s nice to get an opportunity to acknowledge some of them on here. If you would like to read the rules for accepting the award please refer here

11 lovely things:

*learning to curl my tongue around a new language*
*Italy, where I have forever left a small piece of my heart*
*daydreaming in the bath*
*the colour orange*
*the smell of pavements after the rain*
*the feeling of calm and wellbeing that yoga brings*
*putting my feet up with a glass of wine and a good book*
*Sunday lunch with friends and family*
*stepping off an aeroplane in a foreign place … when the unfamiliar temperature, sights, sounds and smells assault your senses all at once*
*kicking off my shoes, rolling up my trousers and feeling the sand between my toes*

My 12 nominations (I sneaked an extra one in!):




bones, mugs & harmony


her new leaf

as i see it



wings of wonder

all the soft places

yi-ching lin photography

These are all really interesting, lovely blogs by talented people. I wanted to write something about each one but some of them I am still getting to know. Please check them out!

13 Comments on “Spreading the love

  1. thank you so much for your generous gesture…and from such a new subscriber, too, i believe! (smile) i deeply appreciate it. all best, y

  2. Hey! Thankyou!!!! So much! That is so sweet:) Golly:) I love the way you bypass awards. Once, I was very lucky to receive one but I almost choked to death on the rules. I wrote a little piece to help and to say thankyou to the lovely person who nominated me. I called it My Favourite Martians because like you, I wanted to encourage readers to my favourites. It was a joyful outcome:) Kindest regards to you:)

    • Hi Gigi! You are welcome! I didn’t write it on your blog in the end because I saw that you don’t do awards but I still wanted to acknowledge you as your writing is so beautiful and poetic. I wish I could write like that! I wasn’t sure how to approach the whole awards thing at first not really expecting it as part of the blogging experience, but actually decided it’s nice to have the opportunity to highlight other blogs you enjoy to your readers, as you say. I’m just not very good at following the rules and answering all those questions!

      • Thankyou very much for your very kind comments which I take encouragement from. I was inspired to bypass the award rules when I read Karen’s response to the multiple awards she had stockpiled! In one, elegant swoop, she thanked and shared and was kind and completely herself without following one rule! It was very inspiring because I really don’t like rules much either. Your blog is very poetic and full of light and you! Kindest regards 🙂

  3. You are so very lovely!! It’s a huge joy to have a mention from you, because I think you’ve got some incredible talent 🙂 Your ’11 Lovely Things’ list made my heart SWOON. They’re all very centred around the senses and therefore very intimate. Thanks! xo.

  4. I feel honored to be nominated!! Thank you! There are so many great blogs, I’m always surprised that my blog inspires too! When I get back from a weekend get-away, I will respond to this award. Thanks again!

  5. thank you so much for the nomination!! it made my day. your blog is wonderful too 🙂

  6. Thank you so much, you are very kind! I smiled as I read your eleven lovely things, and just spent a few minutes over coffee enjoying your post “Between the sea and sky”. Beautiful.

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