Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Lovable Snippets

Evidently the Liebster Blog Award originated in Germany. Liebster means dearest or beloved, and Liebe is love. The award is to encourage readership of small, lovable blogs with fewer than 200 followers.

Many thanks to Celia Yeary for this "lovely" award. I'm delighted you think my blog is "lovable."

In keeping with the award's meaning, here are five "lovable" snippets about me you might not know:

1. I love bacon toasties - English back bacon, of course, and grilled until it's crisp, on golden brown toast.

2. I love Berlin, my favourite city, with so much history from so many different eras (and I love Paris and New York and Washington DC too!).

3. I love Martin Sheen, Colin Firth and Hugh Jackman - especially Martin as President Jed Bartlet, Colin as Mr Darcy (of course!) and Hugh as the Drover in 'Australia' - and I can't wait to see him as Jean Valjean in the film version of Les Mis.

4. I love the English Lake District, only about 60 miles away from me, a beautiful area of lakes (as its name suggests) and mountains. One of my early novels was set there, and two of my more recent ones, plus the current 'work in progress'.

5. I love meeting up with friends for pub lunches - not just because it saves me having to cook a meal in the evening(!) but because it gives us all an opportunity to meet up and keep in contact after many years of working together in the UK GirlGuiding movement.

Okay, and now I have to pass this award on to 5 other lovable bloggers:

Jennifer Wilck, my friend on our writers' group blog Heroines with Hearts
Rosemary Gemmell, my Scottish friend
Jenny Twist, a very lovable English writer who now lives in Spain
Hywela Lyn and the gang at Author Roast and Toast - a great site with a fun post every Friday.
Elizabeth Grace for her wonderful Word-Nerd-Speaks blog


  1. Thanks so much Paula, we'll get this up on the Blog as soon as we've worked out which five lucky recipients we're also going to send it to!

  2. Paula--I loved your choices because I only knew two of them. That's the beauty of this excercise--we meet new bloggers and authors. I loved your choices.

  3. Thank you so much, Paula! I really appreciate it!

  4. Aw, thank you very much, Paula! Love reading more about you.

  5. I am honoured and touched by your fabulous award, Paula. I will try to be lovable enough to deserve it. Thank you so much.

  6. Paula - I've left an award for you on my blog: