My Leibster Award

Thank you so much to The Courtney Diaries for nominating me for the Liebster Award!.


I have been asked to carry out five tasks. Here they are:

  • Post the award on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
  • Write 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers who you think deserve this award and who has less than 200 followers.
  • Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions.
  • Write 11 random facts about yourself.

1. I was home-delivered.

2. My earliest recollection of a reggae song is Ba-ba-boom boom boom, written by The Jamaicans and which won the Jamaican festival song competition in 1967, four years before I was born.

3. I love ackee and saltfish and fried ripe breadfruit. Ackee and saltfish is my country’s national dish.

Ackee and Saltfish with Fried Dumplings

Ackee and Saltfish with Fried Dumplings

4. I won a Journalism award in 1996 for human interest journalism.

5. I never went to journalism school.

6. I attended an all-girl high school and an all-girl teachers’ college. I taught high school English for a sum of 8 years,


7. I learnt to type by poking the keys on the keyboard 20 year ago during my first job with a newspaper.

8. I have a beautiful 15 year old daughter.

9. I don’t have a first degree, because I did not complete my university education.I love English.

10. I have been a Christian since 10 years old..

11. I love the sound of morning birds and the feel of  sea lapping my feet.

11 Bloggers who also deserve this award

  • Nominate 11 bloggers who you think deserve this award and who has less than 200 followers.

Sorry, I don’t know the follower count of each blogger, so I’ve made the nominations based on the blogs I have read and enjoyed. I feel these bloggers deserve this award.












11 Questions from Courtney

1. Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging because I needed an outlet for my thoughts. After not writing for many years, I also had a sudden urge to write again.

2. What is your happiest memory from this past year?

Being a child chasing butterflies and not having a care in the world.

3. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

The Maldives and Europe, especially Italy and Wales.

4. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Ackee and saltfish and fried ripe breadfruit or fried dumplings (as I noted earlier, it’s my favourite)

5. What is the one thing that you cannot leave the house without?

My handbag.

6. Have you ever been told that you look like a celebrity? If so, which one?

Can’t say I’ve been told so.

7. What is your dream job?

Working at something that I enjoy, involves customer service, different locations and luxurious travel, tons of perks, pays excessively and has no take home work.

8. If you could be any fictional character, who would it be and why?

Cinderella. After a much misfortune, she finds happiness and true love in the end.

9. What would your superpower be?

Jesus. (He’s the Highest Power anyway.}

10. What do you miss most about being a kid?

Innocence, laughing and being carefree.

11. What would the title of your autobiography be?

Happy Endings are not only for Fairy Tales: My Life story

In turn, I will ask the nominees I’ve listed above to answer the same questions I just did. Have fun!


6 thoughts on “My Leibster Award

  1. Gosh, Karen, thank you again for giving me a shout-out! This week I hope to write my Lovely Blog Award Post. You don’t know how much it means to me to receive your encouragement and support. I just think it’s the most lovely thing to “meet” people like you through our love for writing. I enjoyed reading the little tid-bits about you. Hope I can come up with some interesting facts about myself that won’t put readers to sleep 🙂


    • You can’t put people to sleep, Ms Nina. Every post you write is engaging, and I’ve learnt some things about you already through what you have shared, but there are thousands of bloggers waiting to meet you. You’re in the WordPress Reader so they are seeing your posts. Now wow them like you’ve wowed me for the last year. I know you’ll be seeing an increase in follows and page views from this added exposure through these awards, even while they take up so much time to respond to. But you deserve every one though and that’s why I send them over so fast to you. More people ought to be reading you, This is just one little way to add to your growing follower list. God bless.


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