One Lovely Blog Award Nomination

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The Rules:

  • You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award.
  • You must add 7 facts about yourself.
  • You must nominate 5-15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they’ve been nominated.
  • You must display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

First and foremost I would like to thank Books for Fun for that nomination! I don’t need a set or rules to allow me to come out and say that!  It was such a pleasant surprise, as I have seen it on other people’s pages and wondered if I would ever receive one. It really makes me feel like I am part of the blogging community, especially since I still feel like such a newbie to the blogging world. Now enough about lil’ old me. Without further ado:

Seven facts about myself:

1. I grew up in a ex-communist country. Hardcore.

2. I love to bake, but hate to cook.

3. I can’t get enough of romantic comedies; it’s almost a curse and it’s something that drives my boyfriend insane.

4. The first proper novel I read in English was Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. Tough book to follow I’d say.

5. I absolutely, positively, metaphysically, quintessentially, love love love Bernese Mountain Dogs and long-haired Dachshunds.

6. I love to go running. One day I hope to be able to run a marathon.

7. Christmas is my favourite time of year. Buying presents for my loved ones, decorating the tree, skiing and drinking hot seasonal drinks (Pumpkin Spiced Latte say whhhaaatt??!). What can be better?

I nominate the following awesome bloggers out there:

1. It’s All About Books

2. ebook classics

3. alenaslife

4. One More Page

5. Check My Books

6. The Paperback Princess

7. Knownbliss

8. The New TESStament

9. The Ink Library

10. Bonnie Brown’s Book Reviews

11. Citygirlscapes

12. Reckless Indulgence of the Written Word

Can’t wait to read yours!!!

Morrocan Hiatus

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Hello dear friends!

Sorry for the short little hiatus, I was actually on vacation the past 8 days. In the beautiful, sunny and warm country of Morocco!

Essaouira

Fishing boats in Essaouirra

It was my first time in Africa, and it was such an incredible experience. I just didn’t have the time or laptop handy to write anything on here, so hence the silence from my blog. We managed to cover quite a portion of Southern Morocco, 1,740km in total to be precise. We got to see the Atlas mountain range,

Stunning view of the range

Stunning View of the Mountainous Range

got to go camel riding in the Sahara Desert, and camped there for the night

Camel Trekking

Camel Trekking

the hustle-bustle of Marrakech (which was exactly how I had pictured Flea Bottom from King’s Landing!)

Marrakech storks owning the castle walls

Marrakech Storks Dominating the Castle Walls

and the serene, quiet town of Essaouira

Essaouira Sunset

“Greetings, Sunset”

I can’t believe how many Game of Thrones connections I made during this trip. Aside from many striking resemblances of the across the narrow sea locations, as well as, King’s Landing I couldn’t help thinking about the books. We also visited a city where scenes from Game of Thrones were actually shot back in 2012:

Ait Benhaddou- Game of Thrones was filmed here

Ait Benhaddou- Game of Thrones was filmed here

The good news about my many car rides, train rides, and plane rides was that I was able to keep up with my reading list. So I should be finishing up The Master and Margarita within the next few days. Other goals for this week include finishing/starting the review of One More Thing by B.J. Novak and start-up a Followers’s Bio page.

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Basically, I want to get to know the people that are following me better. I have visited your guys’ blogs and you sound really awesome. Anyway, that is work in progress, so while I get that under way I have attached some random photos from my trip below.

Have any of you visited Africa? Or Morocco? Or, have been struck with a place you have visited? 🙂

Cat and Sunset in Essaouira

Cat in the last rays of the sunset

 

Riding on my Silver

Riding on my Silver