Monday, 4 February 2013

Liebster Award


A big thank you to Laurie from 111lalalane
for nominating me for the Liebster award.  : )

I also would like to thank all the new followers and those who visited me from Vicki's Grow your blog Party.

I decided I would like to partake, and we'll see how it goes!

The rules for the Liebster Blog are as follows:

1. You must post 11 things about yourself.
2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
4. Choose 11 new blogs & link them in your post.
5. Please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster award so I can learn more about YOU!

Even though I have nominated you does not mean you have to particiapte, although I would love it if you do.  I would love to learn more things about you!.

Here goes...
Eleven things about myself:

1. I am a wife of 32+ years to my wonderful husband.
2. I am a Grandmother.  What a blessing!
3. I love traveling throughout BC and Alberta.(and taking photos, of course!)
4. I love to run, especially trail running where I MUST see what is around the next corner!
5. We have a huge flower garden on our acreage and I spend hours every growing season maintaining and rearranging the garden.
6. I love taking photos of God's beautiful world.  My first camera was a Brownie. : )
7. I love art - drawing and painting but have a hard time finding time to do any of it.
8. I have an Associateship from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto in piano and singing. I also play the organ.
9. I grew up on a large dairy farm
10. I have Celiac disease and am therefore on a restricted Gluten free diet.
11. I also have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which, believe or not, is why I run. :  )

I am looking out of the window at the pouring rain while I am typing this and am thinking, what a perfect day to stay inside.

Laurie's questions for me:

     1. Do you exercise and if so, which exercise do you prefer?
Yes, I run several times a week.  Unfortunately its a little harder to get out there when its raining.
     2. Do you prefer winter or summer? 
There are things to love about all four seasons, but I do love summer best.
     3. What has been your favorite book to read?
I love to read, and read fiction and nonfiction including whatever subject obsesses me at the moment.  I do not have a favourite. 
     4. Which type music do you listen to?
Classical, especially choral music.
     5. If you could go back and meet your 20-year-old self, what one piece of advice would you give her?
Treasure every special moment becauses life moves along so quickly.
     6. Have you ever visited any of the National Parks? If so, which one?
I love visiting the outdoors and have visited Jasper, Banff, Yoho and Waterton Parks in Canada, as well as Glacier National Park in the USA.
     7.  Have you ever traveled outside the United States? If so, where?
Well, I live in Canada, but I have visited the United States (also Hawaii) as well as The Netherlands.
     8. How do you spend your quiet time?
Reading in a comfy chair.
     9. What is your favorite quote?
"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted."
     10. Which do you prefer, sunrises or sunsets?
I love sunsets because they are colourful and each one is different.
     11. What is your favorite food? (Can you tell I’m hungry?)
Smoothies, especially banana and strawberry, healty and gluten free.  Yes, I'm a bit of a health nut!

Now, eleven questions for those I nominate:
 1. What is your favourite hobby?
2. What was your favourite memory last year?
3. Where did you go on your most memorable holiday?
4. What do you like best about blogging?
5. What is your favourite music?
6. What is your favourite weather?
7. Do you try to eat healthy and if you do, why?
8. Do you have a bucket list and if so what are the things you would like to do?
9. What is your favourite colour?
10. What was your favourite subject in school?
11. Which is your favourite time of the day?   
Blogs that I nominate!

If you have a moment please check out these blogs.
Have a wonderful day!


  1. Ahhh Nell....I loved learning more about you. I'm a runner also, but I didn't know that it would help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. That's amazing and I'm glad it helps. Thank you for participating. And I look forward to reading more of your blog and of those you nominated. I love to travel and hope to visit your Canada one day. Happy Monday!

  2. Thanks for nominating us for the Liebster award. : )

  3. Hi Nell,
    Thanks for nominating me. I enjoyed getting to know more about the woman behind the beautiful photos of God's creations!
    I will participate and will let you know when I get my post up!

  4. Hello thank you for nominating me for the Leibster Award, that was very sweet of you. However, there was another girl that had did the same thing a few days ago, so now I am confused. But don't think I didn't appreciate the kind thoughts from you! If I decide to go ahead with the questions, etc, I will surely let you know!

    I enjoyed reading all of your answers!

    I love the old barn with the mountains in the background you are using for your header!

    Again, thank you! It's a beautiful award!

  5. Hi Nell, thank you for nominating me, that's a big honour!
    So nice to read about you as well and get to know you a little. I see things we have in common, like the love of outdoors, the piano, faith in God and loving the beauty He has created, the CFS and some more.
    Now I have a question for you :)
    Are you somehow linked with The Netherlands? I see you traveled there and I already wondered about it after seeing your blogger profile name.

    Anyway, I'm a new follower now. Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog. I wish I had time earlier to visit your blog. You have beautiful photos! Love the heaths and cedar ones.

    Wishing you a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Wendy of AppleApricot

  6. Nell: Thank you so much for nominating me! That was so sweet and thoughtful. It took me a little white, but I finally have my post for viewing. I have been enjoying the beautiful pictures and thoughts on you blog! -Derrith


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