Thursday, 11 July 2013

Liebster Award

Julia at The Army Teacher Wife has nominated my little blog for a Liebster Award. I had never heard of this until she emailed me but it is another great way to link up and see other people's blogs.

To accept the award I must:
1. Link back to the blog that nominated me
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers
3. Answer the questions posted for you by your nominator
4. Share 11 random facts about yourself
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees
6. Contact your nominees and let them know you nominated them

I have nominated:
Rhonda @ Classroom Fun

Julia's questions for me:
1. What is your favorite subject to teach?
Maths! I love seeing when my kiddos "get it". I am a trained EMU teacher {basically a reading recovery style program to pick up students who are behind in acquiring Numeracy skills} and this program has given me a much better understanding on how to teach students numeracy skills. Love it!

2. Why did you start blogging?
I had been reading other people's blogs for ages and thought I would give it a go over the summer holidays (from Christmas to the end of January here) and have been really enjoying it.

3. What is your favorite part about blogging?
Getting to "meet" so many other people and get great ideas.

4. What do you hope for the future of your blogging?
To get to know more people and to use it to build my store more effectively.

5. What is your dream vacation?
Europe! I'm heading back to the UK & France later this year but I really, really want to go to Spain which is the last place I reall need to cross off then I'll hopefully head State-side {New York, I know you are waiting for me!}

My "dream" would be to make the flight from Australia to London shorter- it's about 24 hours to get there. Jet lag is brutal.

6. What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
Read, go to Yoga and grab a Chai latte while I wander the shops. If I had time do a bit of thrift shopping, get Pad Thai for lunch and duck to our local Art gallery.

7. Where did you go to school?
I went to University at ACU in Ballarat. It was small but I loved it. I have the best group of friends from my time there and a continual craving for profiteroles from the King Bakery. Mmmm

8. What is your favorite children's book?
There are so many! If I had to pick just one, I would have to say Mr Nick's Knitting by Maragret Wild which is now out of print. I am on a search to find a copy.

9. What is your favorite blog to follow?
There are so many! If I had to pick just one I would say Greg at Smedley's Smorgasboard

10. What accomplishment are you most proud of in your life?
Combo Uni/Travel
I am the first person in my family to go to university and I worked my butt off to get there so I am very proud of that. Then actually getting a job after Uni made all of the work worth it. I also have worked really hard and saved like a demon to be able to travel outside of Australia and see the world and I will never regret the sacrficies I've had to make at times to be able to do that.

:) How's that for bragging about myself?! Head is now 10 times bigger.

11. Are you married? Do you have kids?
I am married but no kiddos. My hubby is amazing {drives me crazy at times} and supports me in everything. I am a very lucky girl.

Random facts:
1. I LOVE to read.

2. Baking calms me down.

3. I cannot make an omelette to save myself.

4. Favourite place I have been so far would be Kyoto in Japan or Venice, Italy.

5. I am a Pisces so I am a water baby who loves the beach.

6. I love my Doc Martin's

7. We have a fat cat called Axel.

8. I love to sing- but it is strictly in the car/shower... not for human ears {other than my hubby's, who gets the joy of hearing me sing} 

9. I am going to see Pink tonight!! So excited.

10. My hubby and I got married at the beach in Coffs Harbour. Aww!

11. My favourite book series is Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden.

My questions for my nominees:
1. What do you love about teaching?
2. In life, what makes you the craziest?
3. What could you not live without?
4. How long have you been teaching?
5. What has changed the most since you began teaching?
6. Name 3 blogs you love to follow
7. What 3 things make your day great?
8. If you could go anywhere where would you go?
9. What is your favourite time of year & why?
10. Favourite music
11. What is your aim for your blog this year?

Whew! I am still in my pj's & now need to run around like a crazy person to head to Melbourne. Yikes! If you are reading this please visit these other bloggers & check out my 100 follower giveaway
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  1. Fun Post. You have the travel bug, girl! Sounds wonderful. Fun post!

  2. I love that series! I read them all in about a week. I couldn't put them down!
    la SeƱorita Creativa

  3. Hi Bec!
    I just found your blog and it is so sweet and fun! I got married on the beach, too! I hope you had fun at Pink. I'm sure you did! It was fun reading your answers and "meeting" you! I'd love you to stop over to my blog if you get a chance!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  4. Hi Bec! I think profiteroles are delicious too! :) Since I live in the states, I've always wanted to go to Australia. Reading is also something I really enjoy, and since I was a music major I have to say that I also love singing in the shower as well as anywhere people will listen to me.

    If you have a second, come check out my blog. :)

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT
    Teaching with Sight


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