Saturday 19 January 2013

The Liebster Blog Award

Woo-hoo, on the 10th January, I was lucky enough to be get a Liebster Blog Award {big smiles}. Thanks to Lynn Crain for the award and the lovely comments she made about Cait's Place...check it out. You put a big smile on my face, Lynn thank you!

The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The Meaning; Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.

Here are the rules for receiving this award:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post. Lynn's rules were for 5 so I'll stick with hers, if you don't mind.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. Remember, no tag backs!

Thanks to Intoruth for the above details.  Since I wasn't asked 11 questions, I'll ask questions and answered them too.

First, 11 things about me:
1. I'm Irish
2. I love change, whether it be the weather or seasons changing, the light of the day changing or my life. Although the life changing thing can be hard.
3. I am the youngest of four children.
4. I have two daughters.
5. It's snowing where I live in London.
6. I love travelling.
7. I love dancing.
8. I love music.
9. I love writing.
10. I love looking at life as though through the bottom of a glass, so it's all recognisable but just a bit distorted. That way other things become more apparent than the norm.
11. I am thrilled to be an author.

(yes these have ended up being 11 things I love, haven't they!)

11 Questions about you and my answers:
1. Beach or mountain holiday? Me: Mountain
2. Where in the family do you come? Me: Last of 4
3. Dog or cat person? Me: Both
4. What's your favourite season and why?Me: Odd answer but it's when the seasons change. I love the feeling in the air.
5. What's the last book you read? Me: The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas
6. What's the last film you watched? Me: Jack Reacher
7. What's your favourite weather and why?Me: again when the weather changes, from rain to sun, vice versa kinda thing.
8. What would you like to be written on your tombstone? (happy I know!) Me: Mother, Daughter, Author, Lover (I know -- I'm laughing my ass off too)
9. How would you like to be remembered? (I know the tone is going down here.) Me: She followed her dreams and they followed her right back.(not on Twitter)
10. When and why was the last time you giggled uncontrollably? (picking it up) Me: With my sister last week when we said something backwards when talking to each other.We often make up words and are thinking about starting our own language. Heck it makes us laugh!
11. What's your favourite photo on display? Me: Toss up of  walking in the mountains with friends or me with my two daughters, both very happy photographs that make me smile when I look at them.

So now to tag 5 other bloggers.

1. Cathie Dunn
2. Christy McKellan
3. Jane Dougherty
4. Serena Clarke
5.Mary Jean Schiller


  1. I'm flattered! This might sound like a stupid question, in fact it is a stupid question, but how do you tag someone?

  2. Congrats on your blog award deserve the recognition! xoxox

  3. Thanks honey bunny {big smiles} xoxo

  4. Congrats, Cait. Fun idea. Do you have to ask the tag-ees first before you tag them?

    1. I wasn't and I didn't -- does that answer your question LOL. Thanks Margery!

  5. Wonderful!
    Does it snow is London very often?

  6. Thanks D'Ann :) We generally get a couple of inches snowfall maybe twice during winter so not enough that the novelty wears off!!

  7. Congrats, Cait! Your blog is lovely.

  8. I love this! Congrats on your win!

  9. Congrats, Cait! Lovely site.

  10. Lovely post Cait. The last film I saw was Jack Reacher too, which I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would. I was very suspicious of the Cruiseter in the role, but he pulled it off! Thanks for the tag - it'll make me actually write a blog post on my own blog for the first time in a long while :) x

    1. LOL that's exactly what I thought. It's good to write without thinking about marketing too! Thanks Christy xoxo

  11. Congratulations Cait. how wonderful. And it's snowing in London. Sigh. I was there once when it snowed oh, so very long ago. Ahh. The memories.

    1. Lovely stuff Rowena, it's like I have such wonderful memories of New Zealand. Thanks for coming by!