Liebster Award – 5

liebster (1)

Liebster Award – 5

I have been awarded “The Liebster Award” again for the fifth time.

I would like to thank Wendy, Owner of “New Zealand Earth Nerd – Dream on Farm”, who nominated me.

I like the title she has in her header.

“When you choose an alternative lifestyle with no idea what you are doing, make it up as you go”.

She has a very interesting blog I’m sure you will enjoy her story.

What is the Liebster Award?

The word “Liebster” (originating in German) has several definitions — dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued. 

In the current context, this award recognizes bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with their viewers and followers.

Here are the rules:

Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
Answer the questions the blogger gives you.
Nominate some blogs.
Notify those blogs of the nomination.
Give them questions to answer.

Here are the questions Wendy was asked, I will answer them, some I have answered before, I will add a few images to brighten the post.

View from Hagleys Garden

What country, city or continent would you most like to visit and why?

New Zealand, all though I have lived here all my life and I love it, but  I have never been to the South Island would love to see Hagley Park in Christchurch, where my husbands Great Grand Father arrived in the mid-1800 century, his grave in down there.

What was the most inspirational time in your life so far?

All my life has been inspirational, as each day goes by, and now in my golden years, there are more and more times that situations light up my heart and gives me powerful motivations to continue on and face a new day with creative ideas while I’m still active.


What are you passionate about?

My family also enjoy the little town of Waitara in Taranaki NZ, it has much beauty that misses the eyes of an average person passing through.

What is your favorite book and why?

I have no favorite book, the bible is about the only book I have now, my books have all been given away over the years, to new homes, less clutter to be removed from my home when I’m no longer living. I get all my reading from blogs on the internet.

What is your favorite time of year?

Autumn Ferns Scene


What other interests do you have besides blogging?


Walking -This photo is the walkway beside the Waitara river. 

Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?

I like both.  It is only a five-minute walk to the ocean from my home, and only 30 minute drive to the Mount Taranaki/Egmont.

Gemma Mount Egmont:Taranaki

Where did you go for your most memorable holiday?

Walk up the tower at Wanganui with my family, remembering my 4 year old grandson playing a game as we went around the corners of the tower, it was some program he had seen on the TV, he acted it out very well, that was some 20 years ago I have never forgotten, so much laughter.


Do you prefer a sunny or a rainy day?

Sunny days, in Taranaki NZ with the mountain in the heart of our little part of the world, we get many rainy days which is ideal for farming.

If you had a day all to yourself, how would you spend it?

Most likely sitting at my computer reading other bloggers posts and writing.

I’m very happy doing that, it completely relaxes me while my husband watches TV, I can completely cut the background noise out.

My iMac

Questions for My Nominees:

  1. Coffee or tea or mocha/hot chocolate?
  2. Why do you blog?
  3. How would you describe your sense of humor?
  4. What would your ideal day be like?
  5. Is there a specific thing you like to blog about?
  6. What was your favorite class when still at school?
  7. Could you live without your smartphone?
  8. Who is your most recent follower? Tag them and give them a shout out!
  9. Do you have any pets?
  10. How would you describe yourself in just three words?

Please note –  If you prefer the questions asked of me, please use them instead.

Finally to nominate other blogs for the “Liebster Award”.

I have spent  many hours looking for new bloggers to nominate for this award, if you want to have a go, please accept this as a personal invite, let me know in the comments, I will add your website, so other bloggers can read your posts and follow you if they are interested in your writing subjects.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who follows, comments, likes, or simply takes a quiet tour of my blog.  I appreciate each and every one of you!

There is never any obligation with my nominations.
If you’re unable to participate for any reason, please accept this as a gesture of my appreciation.

14 thoughts on “Liebster Award – 5

  1. Loved your answers, Elsie. I was definitely surprised to read you haven’t visited the South Island. But then I remind myself I haven’t been to The Northern Territory in Oz!!!
    The walk up the tower at Wanganui with your family sounds like it was a lot of fun… And I love your walking path beside the Waitara river.
    Congratulations… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks for commenting. The only reason I have not been to the South Island is I have to cross over to the South Island in a ferry, not keen when water is involved and I’m afraid of planes, have never been on one ever.
      It is still on in my bucket, may do one day.
      Have a nice weekend, hope you are coping with the hot weather.

      Liked by 1 person

      • That is sooooo surprising, Elsie…. I do hope you get there one day; I hear it is beautiful…
        The past couple of days have been so humid and hot. It seems we went from a gorgeous very mild spring straight into a very hot summer, with no time to acclimatise! We don’t feel like eating or doing anything…. Our weekend, I believe, will be a nice quiet one… Enjoy yours! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks for commenting, I have a new iPhone, which transfers my photos to my IPad Pro easily, as a result, it encourages me to take photos on my walks.
      Have a nice weekend, hopefully not too cold, it is very hot in NZ at the moment, early start to Summer.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Congrats on the well-deserved award, it’s interesting to get you know a little more about you too! To be 5 and 30 minutes away from both beach and mountains is quite impressive – if you ever want to swap with a woman who wouldn’t mind escaping the South West England then just let me know 🙂 Have a great weekend xx

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Beautiful, Elsie. It shows that your heart is in Taranaki and why not. It’s a stunning part of the country with the mountain looking over it all like a protective champion. My Mum is from New Plymouth. She grew up on Frankly Road and went to Frankly Road School and I always feel a connection when I’m there now that she’s gone.
    Go to the South Island, Elsie as soon as you can. Don’t wait. You’ll love it.
    Thank you so much for your kind words about my blog. I look forward to checking out the ones you have nominated.
    Take care.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s