The Leibster Award


I am humbled & honored to have been nominated for The Liebster award, which I understand recognizes New Blogs, by the lovely, prolific Haiku writer Sean at Creative Writing. I started my blog 3 weeks ago on November 11th and have been amply rewarded in my heart and much to my surprise, it has greatly impacted my mental health in a positive manner. The genuine relationships I’m engaging in daily on WP is a delightful surprise for which I am grateful. To be nominated for an award (never have been) is unexpected. Thank you Sean : ) Creative himself was nominated by Fourth Generation Farm Girl.

There are certain rules associated with the Leibster Award and these are the main points to follow:

1: Acknowledge and accept the Liebster Award by leaving a comment on the blog where you were nominated.

2: Copy and paste the Liebster logo onto your own blog.

3: Link back to the blogger who awarded you.

4: Answer the 11 questions put to you by the person who nominated you.

5: List 11 random facts about yourself.

6: Nominate and link to 3—11 other blogs you enjoy that have less than 3000 followers

7: List 11 questions for your Liebster Award nominees on your blog.

8: Inform your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.

Following are the 11 questions I was asked:

  1. Why did you start to blog?
    ~ to share my photography, to connect with/learn from others
  2. What is your earliest memory?
    ~ hmmmm…i remember being stuffed like a sausage into my 70’s winter coat arduously pushing through the brush trying to reach my parents. i was 2 years old.

  3. Who has been your greatest influence?
    ~ woah, tough question. can i say both my parents? dad for giving me my deep love of music, mom for my deep love of the performing arts. Ooh then there’s my Gramma Moore who lived to be 100! hard to choose just one…

  4. What is your favorite film?
    ~ shoot. just one? Lol. ummm…Hook ☺ I’m a big kid.

  5. Which phrase do you most overuse?
    ~ “Just sayin’.”

  6. What makes you happy?
    ~ family and friends, music, playing guitar, singing, dancing, reading, writing…

  7. What disturbs you?
    ~ racism bigotry judgement

  8. Who would you most like to come to dinner?
    ~ Buddhist Nun Pema Chodrun (and Annie Liebowitz)

  9. What is your favorite book?
    ~ A Prayer for Owen Meaney, John Irving

  10. What is your most treasured possession?
    ~ my Dad’s guitar

  11. What would most improve the quality of your life?
    ~ healing my mental health (Bipolar Disorder) and hearing

11 Random Facts huh? Let’s see…

1.  I love riding public transit: subways, streetcars, buses especially, i usually thank the driver (for delivering us safely).

  1. I snore. Big time (according to my husband & daughter).
  • Very sensitive, feeling person. I love to cry, at movies esp chick flicks – my pop & chips guilty pleasure. HELLO magazine is my porn.

  • Dark chocolate all the way. And dark roast coffeeeee.

  • Dad taught me how he makes hot chocolate with Fry’s cocoa in a very detailed manner. He was really sweet, like a kid.

  • Losing my father 2 yrs ago was the single most devestating experience in my life to date.

  • In the last hour of my Dad’s life I sang to him a gospel tune called “Ark of the Lord” my husband Steven & his brother Bill wrote…and saw his face soften from that of a 70 yr old man into a boy of 13. Profound. Cathartic.

  • My daughter & husband are the greatest loves of my life.

  • As a kid I used to dress up in my mom’s white strappy high heeled shoes with my best friend playing “office” with my Holly Hobby phones.

  • Mint chocolate chip ice cream!!!

  • I once sang live in front of 25,000 people, plus those who watched the live telecast of the Canada Day Celebrations from Parliament Hill, Ottawa. Adrenaline RUSH. Once in a lifetime experience 🙂

  • I nominate these fine blogs for The Leibster Award. I enjoy and have warmed to these wonderful, creative people.


    Doted On


    GarfieldHug’s Blog

    Human Interest



    They Will Climb The Walls

    These are your 11 questions:

    1. Why did you start your blog?
  • What is your fondest childhood memory?

  • Who or what inspires you?

  • What was your first creative experience?

  • The people who know you, when asked, what would they say are your most positive qualities?

  • What gives you pleasure?

  • What disturbs you?

  • Who would you most like to come to dinner?

  • Favorite band/singer?

  • What is your most treasured possession?

  • What would most improve the quality of your life?

  • Peace, love & light,

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    20 thoughts on “The Leibster Award

    1. Garfield Hug says:

      Congrats Julia! 🙂 Well Done!

      Liked by 1 person

    2. amoafowaa says:

      Thank you so so much dear Jules. Blessings.

      Liked by 1 person

    3. Congratulations sweetie! ❤ It's really great to know more about you through this award. "Sang live in front of 25,000 people" – you are such a great singer and wish I could be there to hear your beautiful voice!!! 😉 All the best to you Julia! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    4. Congratulations! Well done. 🙂 x

      Liked by 1 person

    5. milliethom says:

      Many congratulations! Well deserved.

      Liked by 1 person

    6. DotedOn says:

      CONGRATULATIONS!! Well deserved 🙂
      And Thank You for the nomination! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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