Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

awardAn award was sent to me by my blogging friend Leya at To See a World in a Grain of Sand

I am not a big fan of sending out awards, it’s not that I don’t appreciate other people’s blogs, I do, but the first few times I felt like I was putting a burden on people to carry it on as a form of chain mail. But it is nice to be appreciated, and I do say that your kind words and comments are all the appreciation I need, but I will thank Leya and her kind thoughts. I will try and answer all questions, but I won’t be forwarding it on. I hope you don’t all mind. I know a lot of people don’t like to participate.


The answers to the questions that address the award rules are:

How would you describe what your blog is about?

My blog is about my travels, my art and my photography, with a little about my life and family thrown in; but not too much.

Do you see your blog changing (as in expanding or developing in any way) at some stage in the future?

I actually used to have two blogs, one for challenges and writing and one for photos, but I merged them into one. My Blog has evolved so much over the last 12 months already, I really don’t see it changing much now.

Do you write your blog posts straight onto the WordPress page or onto a word document first?

Straight into WordPress, I can edit and pre schedule my posts if I choose so I seldom pre write anything. I have a calendar, which I roughly use to pre map out the month’s blog ahead of time and write to notes about future I want to write or places I want to visit (and then write about).

When you write, do you need to be on your own or are you happy to write with others around you?

I am usually on my own, but I don’t care if there are other around, as long as they are not looking over my shoulder – that’s just creepy!

Which is your favourite species of tree, and why do you like it?

Not really ‘into’ trees, but I would have to say from an artistic point of view I quite like an Australian Ghost Gum, a Wattle Tree, frangipani, grevillea. 

If you were to have a day out somewhere easily reachable from your home, where would it be?

This is a difficult one, as I frequently have days out and they are all different. I love the beach, but I do not lay on the sand and sunbake with a book. I love to explore rocky beaches and tide pools. However I am also very at home in a forest, the lush dense rain forest around my home are some of my favourites.

Which ‘celebration’ (annual or otherwise) in the country where you live do you enjoy the most?

I guess My favourite is Christmas, there is always something exciting about Christmas, and it is not juts the gifts, Christmas marks the start of Summer here, warmth weather, lazy days, holidays, BBQs, friends and family, I love the Christmas lights, and the happy attitude everyone seems to have.

Which way would you choose to travel, given the choice: car or train?

I don’t really like the train much, but then I have only ever been on short, crowded city bound trains. I have never been on anything like the Orient Express or the Ghan (in Australia)or over the Rocky Mountains, it might be fun. 

Which subject did you enjoy the most at school?

Easy Art! and I also enjoyed english and ancient history, I especially like ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian history.

What do you think is the best thing about being a woman today?

I am free to make my own choices. I can be a Mother, a wife, a lover, a friend, a boss, a leader, a co worker, an artist, a business woman. I may not have always made the right choices, but I was free to make my own way and make my own mistakes, no one chose for me.

Thank You Leya, perhaps my readers and blogging friends will now know a little bit more about me.