Evie form Pendle Stitches has awarded me a Liebster Award. Many thanks, Evie!
“This Award is given by bloggers to other new bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to help spread the word about their blogs and to help them gain wider recognition.
Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, favourite or beloved.
The Liebster award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting:
- Choose 5 up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.
- Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
- Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their site. Leave comments on their blog so they know about the award.
- Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don’t know about you.”
And the nominees are some ladies that I recently found and started reading:
She was great fun when we met in Edinburgh and I look forward to meeting again. The Crafty Traveller
Her happiness is infectious. I love her happy approach to her posts. Struggle Sews a Straight Seam
I love her photos of sewing close-ups.The Secret Life of Seams
She picks the most darling fabrics for her makes. Darling Autodidact
She and her partner sew together! What, what? You’ll Find Me Whistling
So here’s where I share the five random facts about me. Nothing too embarrassing or silly, I promise.
1. Spanish is my first language. Originally form Puerto Rico, my grandparents migrated to Brooklyn in the 50s. We spoke Spanish at home and English at school. Sadly, my Spanish has gotten ridiculously horrible and I am too embarrassed to speak it when I go home to visit. I answer in English and accept the side-eye they might give me.
2. I graduated from an all-women’s university and I loved every single moment of it. It truly was four of the best years of my life. Uni provided me with the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, travel the States and go abroad. It was during my study abroad in London that made me decide I wanted to live here again.
3. The Imperial War Museum is my favorite London Museum. A close second is the V&A. I spent a bit of time in the IWM reading rooms. I read letters and diaries from WWII for my dissertation on women and the home front.
4. I can’t swim. I tried learning when I decided I’d love to participate in a triathlon. I just can’t tread water. Not to save my life. Literally. But I can happily float on my back.
5. My first car was named Harry because I bought him in Harrisonburg, VA. When Harry was replaced I named the second car William. Yeah. I think I was always destined to live in England.
So there’s just a bit about me. I enjoy reflective exercises like this. I love going back through memory lane.
Okay. I’m off to get ready for the final day of OWOP. Looking forward to meeting up with fellow OWOP participants tonight. Yay!