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The Austrian Alps

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
 Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

I’d like to send a very big thank you to Sweetness6645 over at The Chronicles of a Public Transit User’s  Blogsite for nominating my Memoirs for a Liebster Award. Please everyone, do go on over and visit her wonderful blog. She has interesting tales and wonderful Black and White photos. Her own Liebster Award page can be found at:


So what is a Liebster Award you may well ask?

Basically, a Liebster Award is like a “favorite blog award”. It’s given to writers of other blogs that you enjoy reading or looking at.

Liebster is the German word for favorite, beloved, or dearest. It’s mainly meant for the smaller blogs with less than two hundred followers to help expose them to the world and help them discover other new and upcoming bloggers. You can find a lot of further information regarding the Liebster Awards by clicking here on Lorraine Reguly’s Life. Lorraine also has some wonderful stories on her blog.

Liebster Award

A Liebster Award

What are the Liebster Award Rules?

Just briefly, in order to formally accept this award, the nominee must do several things

  1. Link back and recognize the blogger who nominated them
  2. Answer ten questions given to them by their nominee
  3. Nominate ten or so other bloggers for the award.
  4. Create ten questions for their own 10 nominees to answer.
  5. Notify your new nominees for the award

 So here are my responses to the 10 sizzling questions that Sweetness6645 has asked me to answer:

1. Who is your favorite superhero? Cat Woman-now how does she squeeze into that amazing suit of hers? Somehow I don’t really think it would actually be in my best interests to even try! Seems to look pretty good on her though.

2. How long have you been blogging? About four and a half months now

3. What did you want to be when you grew up? An Air hostess – it looked glamorous and worldly!

4. What is your dream vacation? To Travel around the this magical world on a one way ticket and have at least 12 months to explore the many corners of the Earth. I’d love to live in Vienna for a few months on this journey.

5. What would your kids be surprised to know about you? hmmm, since I don’t have kids …

6. Do you think your handwriting reveals anything? That I’m always rushing…it can be rather messy a lot of the time unless I consciously remember to slow down.

7. Are you scared of anything?( i.e. heights, spiders) I don’t like spiders and snakes! Crocodiles aren’t my favourite creatures either.

8. Has there been a catalyst in your life that changed your game plan? Travelling on Viking…now I just want to travel all the time!

9. Star Wars or Star Trek? I’d have to say Doctor Who….not sure if you’re allowed to do that but ah well!

10. Is there anything simple that you can’t figure out? I can never remember how to add the widgets for these awards. I always have to go back and read the instructions again!

And here are my ten very challenge questions for all you LUCKY newly nominated bloggers I’ve just nominated! You’re all so amazing and I do so love your blogs: (I’m afraid I’ve made these questions nearly all travel related. I hope you don’t mind! (It sort of fits with my Memoirs travel theme!)

What is your favourite thing to do when you have time to yourself at home on holidays?

What is your favourite wild animal and what country is it native to?

Do you prefer to stay home, visit family or travel overseas when you holiday?

What was the absolute best family holiday you remember having as a child?

What’s the most outstanding holiday you’ve ever had as an adult?

Where did you go on your last holiday?

What activities/entertainment do you look for when you start planning for a holiday period (i.e. time at home, markets, beaches, sightseeing, cultural pursuits etc?

What are your two favourite overseas countries?

Where would you go if you had about $1000 to plan a holiday right now?

If you had a Fairy God Mother who could grant you the holiday of a life time….whatever you wanted to do, wherever you wanted to go, however much it cost…what do you think you would choose?


My new Nominees for the Liebster Award are:

Random Rose – http://randomrose.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/birds-and-carving/

Nena Rebel – http://nenarebelshop.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/yarn-bomb-mushrooms/

Bound 4 Escape – http://bound4escape.com/

The Transplanted Gardener – http://elenawil.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/exploring-the-world-of-fuchsias-2/

Beautiful Botanicals – http://maryzworld.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/december-caterpillar/

Today was a Fairy Tale- http://todaywasafairytalex.wordpress.com/category/travel/

Royal Hats – http://royalhats.wordpress.com/

RV John – https://rvjohn.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/when/

Wide Bay High Desert – http://widebayhighdesert.wordpress.com/

Bright Ideas for Writers – http://brunsamanda3.wordpress.com/

Dreams and Escapes – http://arlene1956.wordpress.com/

A very big congratulations to you all. 

Once again thanks to Sweetness6645 for my nomination.

Austrian Alps

Austrian Alps