Liebster Award

Yesterday I discovered that there was something called “Liebster Award”. By the way many people seem to turn that into into “Leibster Award”, which is wrong. “Liebster” is a German word meaning “dearest”. Well anyway today I wake up and see that Maureen from Neoteric wool has nominated me for a Liebster Award. That’s another thing: doesn’t it have to be “awarded me a Liebster Awards”? I’m not a native speaker but wouldn’t “nominate” imply that at some point in time someone would choose a winner that the award would be given too? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining or anything, on the contrary, I’m very excited. But now let’s get started.liebsterblogaward

The Liebster Award is given by bloggers, to bloggers, and it’s purpose is to highlight blogs with under 200 followers that deserve a look. Encouraging people to visit blogs that others enjoy seems like a great initiative. The rules for the award are pretty straightforward:

  1. Post eleven facts about yourself
  2. Answer the questions given to you by the person who nominated (or gave it to) you
  3. Invent eleven questions to ask people whom you wish to nominate for (or give) the award
  4. Choose eleven people (with fewer than 200 followers) to give this award to and link to them in your post.
  5. Go to their blog and tell them.

Now, here are the random facts about me:

  1. My course of studies included Linguistics (English and Spanish) and ever since I’ve been quite aware of language and try to at least notice mistakes or wonder when something sounds weird (see above…). If I tell people than this is no critic. I just want to mention I noticed.
  2. I love travelling (you might notice from my blog name) and hope we get to go on a three weeks trip to see something exciting this fall.
  3. I’m a total sucker for nailpolish and can name most of the onesNailpolish I own by heart. At the moment my nails are a dark nearly red rasberry pink (p2, 170 french kiss) that is a bit pinker than in the picture, which is not a usual colour for me as I dislike nearly all pinks and reds. My toenails are painted in light blue (essie, bikini so teeny), lilac (essie, lilacism), light green (essie, navigate her), mint green (essie, mint apple candy) and rose (essie, eternal optimist) – each toe a different colour.
  4. Even though I own a car, I prefer going places with my bike especially now that spring is here. There is only two things that can stop me from riding my bike to work and this is pouring rain and snow or ice on the streets.
  5. When I was 18 I thought that getting a belly button piercing was the thing to do but have taken it out some years ago.
  6. I bought a scarf yesterday and it is oh so lovely: coral coloured with little beige polka dots. Don’t worry, as you can see, it clashes nicely with my pink nails.
  7. I love my job but if I wouldn’t have to make a living with it, I would open a little shop with great material, maybe yarn and fabrics and would go travelling very often to find new great things to sell there. Unfortunately this is one of the shops that usually  everyone thinks is cute but far to expensive to really buy a lot there…
  8. I spend two years abroad, one when I was 19 in Spain and the other one when I was 25 in Australia. Both stays broadend my horizont.
  9. behind my keyboardThis is what the space behind my keyboard under my screen looks like here at work.
  10. I prefer still to sparkling water which is normal in most parts of the world except for Germany.
  11. I can trace back my ancestors on my father’s side to a man named Philipp Schnorr from a little village of Münchholzhausen about 70km north of Frankfurt who fought for the Swedish army during the Thirty Years’ War in the 16th century.

Here are the answers to Maureen’s questions:

  1. What is your typical Wednesday night like? Watching tv and knitting.
  2. Where would you like to travel to? Many places. I hope we can see Mexico and Belize this fall. I would love to go back to South East Asia, maybe this time seeing Vietnam & Laos. Indonesia would be interesting too. Since I was 8 years old I dream about taking the Transib one day to go from Moskow to Beijing. And one day I want to walk at least a part of the Camino de Santiago in Spain without being very Christian but for the feeling and the landscape and I would love to walk the Overland track in Tasmania. Yes, I would actually like to go back to Australia again to do some more travelling there.
  3. What is the smell that reminds you of your childhood? Sunscreen. It smells like summer vacations.
  4. What snack do most often reach for? I should say fruit but I guess it is cookies.
  5. What is your favorite store? dm Drogerie Markt
  6. If you could have any occupation besides the one you have now, what would it be? See no. 7 of the random facts about me.
  7. Meine Freundin IsabelWhat is your favorite book? Hard to tell. But I think the book that I’ve read most is a girl’s book from 1961: “Meine Freundin Isabell” by Ruth Engelhardt. A love story from the 50s. I guess my mum got it as a teenager and it was living on a shelf at my grandma’s house where I would read it every holiday I spend there. And still I love it. It is such a 50’s story but so lovely.
  8. Cats or dogs? I’m allergic to both but rather cats
  9. What action or moment in your life are you most proud of? Nothing in particular, many little things
  10. Who is the main person you lean on in life? Since we’ve been together: Michael. Overall in my life: my parents.
  11. What is your favorite article of clothing? A comfy dress depending on its length and the season we are in paired with leggings.

My questions for the people I awarded the Liebster Award with:

  1. Why do you blog?
  2. What is your favourite craft and when and who did you learn it from?
  3. What is the first holiday you remeber?
  4. Where would you recommend I should definitively on a vacation one day?
  5. Summer or Winter?
  6. Sea or Mountains?
  7. This is a very German question: Toast or “real”bread?
  8. Do houseplants survive in your care?
  9. What is it you definitively want to achieve in 2013?
  10. High heels or flats?
  11. What is your favourite colour for a) nails b) clothing c) furniture d) walls in your home?

Now, who do I give the Liebster Award too?

  1. Konstanze at
  2. Heather Mama at
  3. Magaret at
  4. The American Hausfrau at
  5. Christina at
  6. Irena who  is not blogging much at the moment but I really would like o promote her blog and hope she might write again

Other than that I seem only to read blogs of people with definitively more than 200 people. But I think as long as I share the love that should be fine 🙂


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