The Leibster Award is away to acknowledge new bloggers and introduce them to more readers in the blogging community. Thanks to Hannah Haynes for nominating us! We’ve really enjoyed your blog Simply Haynes and we look forward to reading more of your writings and recipes.
The rules of the Leibster Award are:
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link their blog
- Add the award badge to your blog (in a post, or as a widget)
- Answer the questions posed by the person who nominated you
- Nominate 11 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers, and provide links to their blogs.
- Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer.
- List these rules in your post
- Notify all nominees, and give them a link back to your post
These are the questions we were asked by Hannah:
- Why do you blog?
We blog to keep a record of our food adventures together, and to share our experiences with other food lovers.
- How did you come up with the name for your blog?
We were just throwing around lots of ideas, then we settled on this one because it sounded a bit different and we’re both addicted to dessert.
- Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
In terms of the writing, there’s no particular blog post that makes us more proud than the rest, since they’re all reviews. In terms of photography, our favourites would probably be this, this or this.
- Do you believe in soul mates?
Wendy: I believe in the existence of soul mates but whether we end up finding ours is questionable.
Ani: Yes, my grandparents are soul mates. Still married after 56 years.
- If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
Wendy: If I could truly travel anywhere, I’d like to go to the place where humans have left the lightest footprint.
Ani: Vienna, because I’ve been wanting to go there for years and Eurovision’s 60th anniversary show will be held there this year. AND AUSTRALIA IS COMPETING. Alas, I must stay here for uni.
- Are you a morning person or a night person?
Wendy: I’d say a night person.
Ani: Night person.
- What is your favorite book and why?
Wendy: The book that has stayed with me the longest would probably be My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult, for the internal and external struggles between what is right and what is in the best interests of her family.
Ani: I haven’t had a favourite book since I was 10 years old and obsessed with Tamora Pierce’s books. I think the young feminist in me was impressed by “The Song of the Lioness” series because of the idea of a girl taking control of her life and succeeding in a man’s world.
- What are three things you want to do before you die?
Wendy: 1) give more than take, 2) love so much it hurts, 3) be satisfied
Ani: Travel as much as possible, learn more languages and go bungee jumping.
- What is one piece of advice you wish someone had given you when you were younger?
Wendy: Participate in as many things as you are able.
Ani: Adults are always giving young people advice. I think the best advice of all is to consider what YOU really want, and don’t be afraid to stand up for your ideas.
- If you had the opportunity to switch lives with someone, would you take it? If so, who would it be?
Wendy: There’s always people we admire and wish that we could be, but although I have things about myself that I am unsatisfied with, I believe I have become the person I am today based on my own decisions and I should not regret them.
Ani: No, no one’s life is perfect.
- What is your definition of identity and what do you believe creates identity?
Wendy: I believe identity is the components of each of us that make us who were are, and make us unique and different to everyone else. I believe the environment in which we grow, the people around us and decisions we make creates our identity.
Ani: Identity means knowing who you are and where you feel most comfortable. It’s created by your experiences and the influences of family and culture.
We’ve chosen to nominate the following blogs for the Leibster Award:
- #eatsdoneright – recipes
- Rhythm of Food – recipes
- The Glasgow Diet – recipes
- In Love With Brunch – food reviews, based in Melbourne
- The Silver Teaspoon – recipes
- Flora’s Kitchen – recipes
- Filled with Food – food reviews, based in Melbourne
- Shanghai Spice – recipes
- The Girl Named Kay – recipes
- Diary of a Glutton – food reviews, based in Singapore
- Borameats – food reviews, based in the US (Minnesota)
Our questions for the nominees:
- Why do you blog?
- What is your favourite food?
- What is your idea of a ‘perfect’ day?
- What is your greatest fear?
- What is your least favourite thing about yourself?
- What aspect of your life are you most proud of?
- If you could turn back time and relive one of your life experiences, what would it be?
- If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
- If you were given the chance to meet any fictional character in person, who would it be?
- If you could witness any event in history, what would it be?
- If you could prevent either your body or your mind from ageing, which would it be?