Creative Blogger Award

I’d like to thank my mother and my father, the Academy… oops wrong speech.  🙂  I was recently nominated for the Creative Blogger Award by Jaanethough from the great blog  Thank you so much!  It’s so nice to get feedback.  Not to mention I love these blog community recognitions as I get to highlight some of the other amazing blogs I have recently been reading out there in the blogosphere!


  • Nominate 20 other blogs and their links
  • Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important)
  • Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers
  • Notify all nominees via their social media/blogs
  • Pass these rules on to them

5 facts about me:

  • I have a love/hate relationship with The Walking Dead – its my favourite TV show.  But I the thought of watching makes me nervous!  I get so invested in the characters and they keep killing them off!  Bastards!
  • I’m pretty sure that the right number of sausage dogs to own is N+1.  I’m anxiously awaiting news of whether we have been chosen as the adoptive parents of #3.
  • I’m a bit of a philanthropist – I have been doing loans through for 8 years now, I sponsor a child through World Vision, I regularly support the Fred Hollows Foundation and World Wildlife Fund – but don’t tell anyone as I don’t want people to think I’m not a shallow, spoilt, diva – it’d ruin my image.
  • I never wear heels and rarely wear a skirt or dress.  As for makeup – maybe some eyeliner and mascara… if I can be bothered but always sunscreen!
  • While I joke that I only work to travel, the truth is that I love my job!  I feel so fortunate to have a great career and I really don’t understand why more women don’t choose IT as a career choice.

And now for the super hard bit, as there are so many blogs I love!  But rules are rules and here are my top 20 as of right now!

  1. Forgotten NZ
  2. retireediary
  3. Cats at the Bar
  4. Jujufilms
  5. Kiwi Girl attempting Italian
  6. Things I find in the garbage
  7. Cryptic Garland
  8. 75(nz)squadron
  9. A New Life Wandering
  10. backpackerlee
  11. Love & Second Chances
  12. My Style In Florida
  13. joy loves travel
  14. wise monkeys abroad
  15. Wayne’s Journal
  16. Cooking with a Wallflower
  17. Brittany Smolonsky
  18. endpapers
  19. rufusontheweb
  20. I Am Begging My Mother Not To Read This Blog

That was HARD!  There is so much awesome out there and I don’t have enough hours in the day to read all of these all the time!  But please do have a wee looksy through the above as you may find some new favourites too!

(I really love the blog title of that last one 😉 )




  1. You’re most welcome. Awesome speech!
    That is exactly how I feel about TWD! I’ll freak out every time they kill my favourite characters. Haha!
    I really enjoyed reading your facts and knowing just a little bit more about you! =D

  2. Well deserved nomination and thanks for mentioning me. Your blog has so many different threads – well three – I love grandpa’s war story. I love you traipsing around NZ and I love visiting SEAsia, Three blogs in one. That is cool.

    • Too kind 🙂 I enjoy doing it. Its a good excuse to go back through my old holiday snaps and revisit the locations and learn a bit more about them. My Grandfather’s diary I am finding fascinating – I’m about to finish the first physical book and start the next one where I’m sure we will find he heads to Italy.

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