Liebster Award

Thank you to Kate at Musings of a 21st Century Stay at Home Mum for nominating me for a Liebster Award!  It was such a lovely surprise.

For those not in the know, a Liebster Award is an award for bloggers to give to other bloggers.  It’s a way to say, “Hey, I like your blog!” It’s a bit like a chain letter, I answer 11 questions and then nominate more bloggers with less than 500 followers to answer my 11 questions.  So here’s my answers first off…

1)For you, what makes an interesting blog?

To be honest I enjoy a range of blogs.  I like honest blogs, the ones that tell it exactly how it is with a sense of humour thrown in for good measure.  I like personal stories, where people want to share their experiences to help or comfort to somebody out there in a similar situation.  I also like helpful blogs, ones that breakdown the science of the blogging world for a new comer like me, twitter for dummies and stuff like that.

2) Which kitchen utensil would you be?

I’d have to be the dessert spoon, say no more!

3) What tools do you use to manage your social media presence?

I use Hootsuite, probably a bit too much!  It’s really handy though and very helpful with a newborn at home.  It’s really helpful for supporting my new linky.  I use Facebook groups too, which help me get noticed across all the different social media platforms as well as getting my blog noticed with other bloggers.

4) If you were shipwrecked on a desert island what 3 blogs would you want with you?

2 boys 1 Mum, Mummy Tries and Parenting Highs and Lows.  These blogs cover my blog likes in question 1 nicely I think.

5) What was the first record you bought?

It was Culture Club, Karma Chamelon! I’m an Eighties child 🙂

6) Do you ever blog in your pyjamas?

I do a lot in my pyjamas, I have a newborn at home 🙂

7) Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?

I am definitely a hunter.  I lock on a target and pursue it until it is reached in all aspects of my life.  Going with the flow doesn’t really suit me, I need more control!  Maybe as I enter my 40’s I’ll chill out a bit.

8) Room, desk, or car – which do you clean first?

It would be room, with good intentions of getting the rest done, but never quite getting there as by the time I’m inclined to clean again the room would need attention again.

9) Add your own ending to the well know phrase “Keep calm and …”

This sums up my answer I think

10) If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?

‘She Didn’t Think It Through’ – A tale of jumping in feet first

11)What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

It was when my husband went back to work after extended maternity leave, and realised he had no work trousers.  I did my best to remind him, but he’s a man who hates shopping.  He had to excuse his jeans in the office that day!  I ended up buying the trousers, not quite so funny!


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So here’s my questions

1) What’s the best thing about social media?

2) If your blog had a personality, how would you describe it?

3) Which of your children’s toys would you rather had never been invented?

4) What’s your best blog post title/headline?

5) If you could only give one tip to another blogger what would it be?

6) Would you pick the scenic route or the fastest route when going on holiday?

7) What do you do with your blog when you go on holiday?

8) Where do you get your inspiration from for your posts?

9) If you were told you couldn’t no longer blog right now, what would you do?

10) When do you spend the most time on your blog?

11) If you could be reincarnated as any animal, what would you be and why?

I’m going to nominate Catriona over at Loved By Mummy for her lovely Mummy stories, Heledd who blogs at Yummy Blogger who’s just beginning her parenting journey and finally Debs at WifeMamaLife who’s a really new blogger to me, but hey, I really like her style!


So you lovely lot, over to you!  Can’t wait to read your answers!


Zena Goldman

Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life. Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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17 Discussion to this post

  1. A great idea, it’s really great to find out more about bloggers. A dessert spoon would be my fave too!
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  2. It is lovely to find out a little more about you. I have a soft spot for 80’s music too!
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  3. Shell Louise says:

    I had to laugh at being the dessert spoon! That would be my choice as well 🙂

  4. Michelle says:

    I always love reading these Liebster Awards Q&As – helps you to find out more about the person behind the blog!
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  5. Oh I love your replies 🙂 Fab post – the T shirt is brilliant. You have also thought up some excellent questions. I really like your new look Blog too – everyone seems to be migrating to WordPress :S
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  6. Lovely to know a bit more about you x
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  7. Gosh Liebster, that’s been going awhile – love reading them and finding out more about bloggers.
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  8. I’m a big fan of 80’s music too. I will let you in on a secret…I was in the Nik Kershaw fan club 😉
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  9. Polly says:

    great idea to find out more about a blogger
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  10. Globalmouse says:

    Congratulations on being nominated! (Culture Club was my first album too!!)
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  11. Sarah Bailey says:

    Yay congratulations on your award! Lovely to get to know a little more about you as well :)x
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  12. I love these awards – it is so nice to get to know the person behind the blog. Desert spoon – I love it!!
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  13. Thank you very much for the nomination! 🙂 Lovely to find out more about you! I will have to remember to write my post soon! xxx
    Catriona Stephen recently posted…A baby’s guide on how to eat a biscuitMy Profile

  14. haha I love the title of your biography 😉 congrats on the award! x
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  15. Bex Smith says:

    Great to find out a little more about you 🙂
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  16. These posts are always a great way to get to know you a bit more x
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  17. I laughed at the dessert spoon!

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