Liebster love

Liebster 2017

Australian Capital Territory
17 Jan 2017

I began this blog on 22 December 2016. Four weeks ago. Thirty posts, a bunch of photos, a tonne of fun. I was inspired by seeing Josie of Josie Wanders commence a career as a full-time travel blogger. She has already visited some fabulous places, and I’ve shared escapades with her here and there around the globe.

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I thought, wow, Josie is getting serious about this! Maybe I can follow in her footsteps, pursue a life of glorious adventure, take incredible photographs, lose a decade or two off my age and look amazing to boot.

A big ask, but I made a start, choosing a “postcard” format, aiming for a couple of photographs and around 250-350 words every day.

And now, thanks to Josie, I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award, a peer-nominated award for new travel blogs, awarded every year since 2011. “Liebster” is a German word meaning “sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.” Remarkably terse language, German, but I am honoured to be regarded as even one of these.

The official rules may be found on The Global Aussie’s site here, Josie’s post nominating me is here, and my responses to the questions will be posted over the next few days as a series of postcards.


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