Liebster Award Nomination


I am happy and humbled to have been nominated for this award by the lovely Huguette Antoun. Huguetta My Emotional Fingerprint .

Huguette is a blogger who writes from the heart. Her passion is easily felt through her words and her posts are always interesting and stimulating. They command your attention and you think about them long after you are finished reading. Absolutely wonderful stuff!

Thank you Huguette and much love and respect to you!


What is the Liebster Prize?

The Liebster Prize is an award that exists only on the Internet and is awarded to bloggers by other bloggers. The first case of the award goes back to 2011. Liebster in German means sweet, kind, dear, charming, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome. It really is an excellent way to meet other bloggers and gain more visibility in the community.

There are some simple rules to follow:
Add a link to the Official Liebster Award page in your blog post the Global aussie:


  • Thank the blogger that nominated you and give a link to their site.
  • Do a post to show your award. Answer the questions given to you.
  • Nominate 5 bloggers or more.
  • Create more questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and give a link to your post

Here are Huguette’s questions and my answers to them:

Can you recall a moment that took your breath away? Describe it.

There is only one that comes to mind immediately. The first moment I held my son after a long and difficult birth. It was both wonderful and frightening. I don’t know who was crying most. Him or I.

Would you marry a person from a different religion?

I already have! Here in Northern Ireland there is a traditional ‘divide’ between two particular Christian faiths. Catholics and Protestants. Although I am not a practicing believer I was raised Catholic. My then wife was Protestant. Thankfully neither of our families were concerned about the perceived ‘divide’. As for my wife and I then being in love was greater than any faith.

What makes you smile instantly?

Oh gees. I’m going to sound really soft here but it’s when I hear my boy giving a hearty, truthful laugh. Knowing he is happy in that moment puts the biggest smile on my face πŸ™‚

You have a gun and murder is not a crime at all, whom would you kill?

Regardless of it not being a crime I couldn’t take another life. However, if I had to kill someone, it wouldn’t just be one. Any and all gun manufacturers. Let them reap what they sow.

You woke up and you’re 5 years old again but you remember your entire life you already lived, how would you act? What would you change?

First off, I would actually be a bit depressed. I would feel so sad about the life I was living and now have to miss. It hasn’t all been good, or easy, but I am pretty happy with where I am now, the people I have in my life, and the direction it is taking. One thing I would change would be to never to start smoking marijuana.

What’s your best quality and worst trait? Β Β 

I would say my best quality is I am very empathetic. I can’t stand seeing people hurting or suffering. If I could wave a magic wand to take that away from people I would.

Oh my worst trait…I am quite fiery. If I feel wronged or put upon I will let that person know and may be quite vicious verbally in doing so. Even though I’m quite small (5’5″) I have a big mouth!


My questions for the following nominees are:

1 If you had no electricity and 24 hours free time how would you spend it?

2 You have the choice of knowing when you are going to die. Do you find out? or not? Why?

3 If you could change one thing about the world what would you choose?

4 What is your favourite thing to do?

5 Movies, music or books. You can only have one of these for the rest of your life. Which one would you pick and why?

My nominees are:


There are plenty more who deserve to be nominated and some who already have been. You all are great!

Much love to you all!






38 thoughts on “Liebster Award Nomination

  1. Thank you Chris for the lovely and nice words 😊 I enjoyed reading the post and your answers! I could imagine you holding your son for the first time and I loved that you will kill the guns manufacturers!
    And don’t worry if you’re 5 again, you will grow up a second time haha
    Thank you for completing the post and again for the uplifting words 😊

    1. All well deserved Huguette. There is no one to thank but yourself! 😊
      I actually enjoyed doing it. Made a nice change from my usual stuff! Thanks for nomination πŸ™‚
      I see you have posted something else. Am running a bit behind today so I’ll save it until later. Looking forward to it as usual!
      Much love to you Huguette. (Oh I read your post about the little girl and her dolls. Didn’t realise the little girl was you!!! That was a terrible thing to endure.
      I hope such civil unrest has settled a bit at least.

      1. Thank you Chris for such kindness 😊
        It was a good post and as you said a nice change πŸ‘ I certainly enjoyed it
        My new post is a political article, old but I post it with English translation
        You’ll know all about it when you have time to read it 😊
        Yes it was me, we were displaced and we lived many civil wars and conflicts but thanks God we didn’t lose family members
        Nothing to do about that! We are better than many, appreciate your empathy πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ» hope you’re having a good evening

      1. It is my pleasure to have people like your good self who enjoy what I write and take the time to comment. All respect to you πŸ™

  2. your responses really sum up the wonderful human you are, i really enjoyed reading them, twice actually as i wanted to absorb the essence of who you are. you have much empathy, that goes without even reading your response, it comes thru your writing, you always divert the attention away from yourself and back to how your reader may feel. and i am so glad to read that you teared at your son’s arrival, that is priceless, and he continues to make you smile and cry, good tears i know. and you come from Northern Ireland, that is so cool! I have always wanted to visit, the rugged landscape and cold air from the sea, one of my favourite movies is from there and also a series i adore, an old series. i am tiny person soon and am know for standing up for what is right!

    thank you for the nomination, am really touched but have refrained from accepting awards on my blog, however i totally support new bloggers who do this, it is a great way to reach a larger audience. may i just give you my answers here? you can delete them if they mess up your space…LOL!

    1. Gina, you have really made me smile by answering the questions anyway 😊 That is really lovely of you. I look forward to reading them.
      Am interested to know what the movie and series is? N.I. is very beautiful. I actually live in a mountainous area beside the east coast which has been designated as an ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’. Thankfully I will never tire of it.
      I do appreciate all the kind things you have said about me. Thank you.
      Now am off to read your answers…πŸ™‚

      1. The movie is Leap Year and the series is The Fall.

        I hope to see those vistas one day.

        Thank you for the questions and I appreciate your interest in your followers and readers.

      2. Oh I haven’t seen Leap Year but The Fall was a great series.
        Hopefully you will see them some day. You’ll have a welcome guide if you do πŸ™‚
        I am humbled to even have any readers and I do try and keep up with the people I follow. Unfortunately reading is a bit of a luxury so I have little time to commit to it. But we’re all in this together so I do what I can.

      3. indeed time is such a premium when you are a parent. but you are juggling it well.

        one day perhaps, NI is a long way off from here. thank you for the kind offer as guide, never know where my wanderlust may take me!

      4. Indeed. I was actually thinking of you and what you said about my country this morning on my way to work so I got out off my car and took a little video. I will post it tomorrow if you wish to see a little part of the beauty that surrounds me here.
        Hope you and your family are keeping well Gina.

      5. oh wow! that would be simply amazing! and that is so kind and thoughtful of you. have a restful night and tuck little boy in with a little story.

        we are good Chris, thank you for asking, looking forward to some quiet time this weekend, trying to say no to any social invitations! kids are well and happy, that makes me happy.

      6. Thank you Gina! My boy is well tucked in and sleeping soundly. I’m not too far behind him 😴 I can understand the happiness when our children are well and happy. There is nothing better 😊
        I hope you get the quiet time you are looking for. Well deserved no doubt!
        Much love to you Gina. Talk soon.

  3. 1 If you had no electricity and 24 hours free time how would you spend it?
    read and go for walks or have coffee and dream about new adventures

    2 You have the choice of knowing when you are going to die. Do you find out? or not? Why?
    i would want to know, i would be prepared, and look forward to seeing my late dad and son, so yes i want to know

    3 If you could change one thing about the world what would you choose?
    people would be kinder to each other and oh there would be snow in every land at least once a year!

    4 What is your favourite thing to do?
    read and drink coffee, with cake of course, i am a simple person, small things make me happy and contented.

    5 Movies, music or books. You can only have one of these for the rest of your life. Which one would you pick and why?
    books of course, i don’t need a power source for it and can take it with me, i love the smell of books!

    thank you for letting me mess up your space!!

    1. Ha ha Gina. Your words will never be considered a mess in my space. I value them as always.
      Looking at your answers I take it you like coffee! πŸ™‚
      I also believe if there was a ruler of the world…It should be you. It would definitely be a much happier place with enough cake and coffee for everyone (and tea for us tea drinkers πŸ˜‰)
      Your answer to number 2 was heartbraking…And completely understandable. I do hope however that that day is a long way off. Something wonderful to look forward to at least. Thank you for sharing that. I don’t know if I would have had the courage for such an answer. It means a lot that you would think and say that.
      I really appreciate that you decided to answer my questions anyway. The fact you did that really made me smile 😁
      Much love and light as always Gina.

      1. Don’t forget snow, though I know not many will agree! You give me too much credit Chris, having lived this long I just have a clearer perspective maybe that’s all. Life matures us. I don’t ever feel brave or strong but I push on and reading people like you is a huge encouragement.

        Yes I love coffee cake and books and love sharing those with friends.

        Happy to share with you I know you write with sincerity so my response should be the same.

        Be blessed and a warm hug for your boy before he goes to bed.

        Ps….I will remember you like tea!

      2. How could I forget the snow. A fresh fall is lovely, and the silence it brings is a marvel. I guess it only becomes a problem when it stays too long.
        All we can do is push on, even though at times that can be quite tough. It makes me happy that you find encouragement from my words. Thank you.
        I appreciate the blessing and hugs. Especially for my boy πŸ™‚
        Ha yes the tea obsession is my mother’s fault. Although at this point I don’t know which of us is worse, her or I lol
        Much love as always Gina. Take care πŸ™‚

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