Liebster Blog Award

Lucky Dip Life was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Viv’s View. A big thank you to Viv for the nomination!

To accept the award these are the  rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Answer the following 11 questions
3. Nominate 11 bloggers for the Liebster Blog Award and let them know they have been nominated. That’s it. So here goes…

1. The book that changed your life: 

The Poisonwood Bible. I read it at after a couple of months living in Nicaragua and it echoed my own experiences of living in the rural parts of the developing world. It helped me better understand and appreciate big changes at a key moment in my life.

2. Your favourite author/writer: 

Hmm tricky. I love Kathleen Jamie, Margaret Atwood, George Mackay Brown, Edwin Morgan, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Barbara Kingsolver, there is a big list, that will do for now 🙂

3. Your pet and its name: 

I don’t have one. I would like a dog … one day when I travel less.

4. The craziest thing you have done: 

Hmm… I don’t think I define my life like this. Many people think my life decisions are slightly crazy, but I just see it as normal –  I have moved countries for work/study/personal reasons over nine times in the past nine years. That seems quite crazy in retrospect. At the time it made sense.

5. Your best friend: 

Too many to name and they all have given me wonderful gifts.

6. A childhood prank: 

I was a good girl 😛

7. Favourite musician: 

Hmm.. I like world/folk/dance music – no favourite.

8. A place you would love to visit: 

On the list for a long time is a trip from Sarajevo to Istanbul. I think that would be pretty great.

9. If you had just 5 minutes left to live what is the one thing you would do? 

Be grateful for my life.

10. Favourite sport

 Yoga. But I also love dance, running, swimming and am currently trying out circuits too. I love sport.

11. How do you define love? 

Sharing. Respect. Care. Kindness. I think there are many different sorts of love. Hard to define them all.

I am nominating some of my latest followers  on both my Lucky Dip Life blog and Writing on Rights (my human rights reporting blog). A big thank you to you all for following my work. 







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  1. Well done Catriona! I have fortunately already received this award, but I receive the love and appreciation from you. Thank you very much for the nomination. Have a lovely Sunday, and enjoy your award!


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