Liebster Award 13


Liebster Award 13 2019

Huge thanks to  Ursula of An Upturned Soul for her gifting to me of the Liebster Award.

If as of yet you are not familiar with both the writing and the blog of Ursula, my advice is to hop, skip and jump with prontoness over to check her out, you’ll not leave disappointed. Ursula has a sharply keen wit which is sometimes so dry its lost on many eyes, but she is a terrific lady whom l have a lot of time for and love to read her posts which usually stop me dead in my tracks and make me think ‘mm, now is she saying this, or that, or is this a spoof or is this just atypically deep philosophy?” Chances are you can find all of those traits and attributes in one post, sometimes if you are really lucky, it’s the first paragraph!


What is the Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011.

Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The award is a way to be discovered but also to connect and support the blogging community. A great idea in promoting your own blog and others.

For more about the Liebster Award, and the competition Jack runs which goes with the gifting, please visitThe Global Aussie: The Official Rules of the Liebster Award 2019


Liebster Guide Lines

Thank the person who gifted you, and add a link to their blog.

Add the logo of the award to your post and a link to the creator of this blog award – The Global Aussie: The Official Rules of the Liebster Award 2019

Write a paragraph about what motivates you in life (not just in blogging).

Answer the 5 questions given to you.

Gift 3 blogs that you feel would enjoy receiving the award.

Create 5 questions for those you have gifted the Liebster Award to.


No one gifted is under any obligation to respond, should they so desire not to – they can choose to simply accept this compliment from my blog to yours.


What motivates me in life?

I guess in truth everything motivates me in one way or another, living with the credo of there is a positive to every negative means that most things ‘motivate me’. Having said that, my biggest motivator is actually me, myself and l. If not for my own motivation, l wouldn’t get out of bed in the mornings, l wouldn’t wash or shave, l wouldn’t eat, l wouldn’t progress, l wouldn’t write, l wouldn’t actually do anything!

Sure l am motivated by other things like my partner Suze, my dog Scrappy, my natural curiosity with life and an absolute fascination with many things are all used in various degrees to motivate me further.


Ursula’s Questions

If I gave you control of my blog for a day, what would you do with it? Would you change anything about it, such as the theme, the header, my gravatar? Would you rewrite the About page? Add something which you think is missing? Would you write a blog post as An Upturned Soul – if yes, and you were able to say in that post what you can’t say as yourself on your blog, what would you write about?

Strange this is a popular question often asked of people and yet whilst many might suggest this, and that, l don’t. I would not wish to change anything in another writer’s blog. and as such would decline the offer point blank. Each blogger has spent hours upon hours, sweat and mental blood, creativity and endless reams of their imagination to establish what they have and what their followers appreciate. Who am l to change the personality of another person?

If you found out tomorrow that you’d been gifted with immortality as well as agelessness, how would you react, what would you do, and how would that change the experience of living and being for you?

Oh you are joking right? What? Like live on in an repetitive life style until l get it right? No thanks, if l am to come back, which isn’t as impossible as some might think, l will let the natural process of selection decide that and l have no true desire to live on and on.

If you could create a new country with you as its founder, what would be the motto of your country, what would your country be like, what would be the most important elements of life in your country?

Sorry, l am a bit boring here – in order to have the so called perfect country, you would almost have to either live on an island like a single entity but no man is his own island, and/or become a tyrant and rule that way. Because the biggest problem with life, society and populace is the people. It would be way more hassle than it’s worth. if you want some decent values in life – then l would say emigrate to Australia.

If you suddenly became famous – what would be the reason for your sudden fame?

Quite possibly for designing the ultimate l don’t want to be famous widget.

What is the biggest surprise you’ve had about yourself since you started blogging? What have you discovered through blogging which you didn’t know about yourself before?

A few in fact …

I had forgotten how much l love to write, and how that many a time despite not always liking people, people like me, and appreciate my quirkiness, honesty, blatant clumsiness and storytelling, and that in turn reminded me that people are not really that bad in the first place.

The real discovery was that l liked making people laugh or think, but especially l like making people feel like they belonged to something bigger.

The final discovery is that l happen to like going against the grain of what is expected, and whilst this wasn’t a ‘discovery’ as such, the realisation was that l have finally come to accept that l am not the same as everyone else, don’t have the same expectations and if l say l am going to do something and l have made the decision to adopt change, then l don’t deviate from that even if l am looking like the sore thumb.



Charlene of Curiosity & Confession

Shellteacup of Teacups and Sugar Lumps

Carol Anne of Therapy Bits


My 5 Questions

Why do we enjoy asking questions that we know may not have an answer because of the very nature of a person’s free will and both opinion and belief?

Why are so many people keen to believe in something rather than nothing? In so far as is it easier to believe in a God, or life after death or whatever because to not have anything to believe in, means that once we are dead there is absolutely nothing?

Do we really have free will or is it purely an illusion we have created to think we are our own people?

What decisions or actions have you made in your life that have had the longest reaching impact and consequence on your life?

What would happen if it was proved beyond a shadow of doubt that God did not exist, but life in an extra terrestrial form did?


Once more my sincerest thanks to Ursula for her gifting on the Liebster award to. I will tackle your optional extra, in the next few days.


27 thoughts on “Liebster Award 13

  1. I had to smile at your line “that in turn reminded me that people are not really that bad in the first place.” I like people far more on WordPress than I like people I know in real life.

      1. Yes, things are alright on my side of the pond. Some worries related to my hubby’s health but we are taking care of it. Thank you Rory. Keep well.

  2. Thank you, Rory, for your kind words about my blog 🙂

    I enjoyed reading your answer to what you’ve discovered from blogging. One of the wonderful things about having a blog is the surprises which come from doing it.

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