Liebster It Is Again


I got nominated by Karen and Lyra.Thank you ladies! As I have done this before twice (take a look in here and here) I’ll keep this short and just answer the questions.

Here are the questions from Karen:

  1. How would you describe yourself? Creative introvert.
  2. What is your favorite food, and why? Pasta Carbonara. I just love Italian food.
  3. If you could spend the day with anyone, who would that person be? There is so many options but I would choose Desmond Tutu. I would love to hear about his faith and everything else.
  4.  What is your favorite movie, and who is your favorite actor? The actor is easy. It’s Gabriel Byrne. For the movie there is many options but I would go for The Velvet Goldmine.
  5.  What do you do in your spare time? I watch TV, ride horses and try to do some art.
  6.  If you were an car, what kind of a car would you be, and how would you accessorize it? I would be a classic Ford T.
  7.  If you could travel to anywhere, and I mean anywhere, where would you travel to, and how long would you stay? Naturally the answer is Africa. I would stay there at least a year.
  8.  What puts a smile on your face faster than anything else? When I see people being kind to each other (and I don’t mean people being kind to me).
  9.  If you could go back in time, where would want to be and why? I would probably stay just here.
  10. What do you love about blogging, and how have you grown from it? When I see that people are interested in what I have to say.
  11. Is there any one thing that means something so special to you that you consider a good luck piece? No, I don’t think so.

And here are the questions from Lyra:

  1. What time is it where you’re at? Nearly two o’clock in the afternoon.
  2. What did you want to become when you were 6? I have no idea.
  3. Describe your best friend in three words! Beautiful, lively, helpful.
  4. What has been your biggest challenge in life so far? Living with myself.
  5. Are you happy? Yes I am.
  6. Do you have allergies? Yes.
  7. What is your favorite dish? Pasta Carbonara again.
  8. You’re in an amusement park: what ride are you afraid of? Really big and modern rollercoaster.
  9. Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes.
  10. Describe your first kiss! It was a nice kiss with a nice guy.
  11. What is the first thing you think about when I say / write “Belgium”? Chocolate.

Second Liebster

ImageI got nominated again by KiwiBee.Thank you! This time I’m going to keep it short and if you are interested my earlier answers you can take a look here. Now I’m just going to answer KiwiBees questions:

  • What is your favorite subject to photograph/write about? Considering my blog – Africa – but I’ll say people.
  • What is the best book you’ve read in the last year? Something from Agatha Christie and maybe The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
  • Cats or dogs or…?- which one is the better companion for you? Cats.
  • What is your favorite vacation spot? Africa.
  • What is the most spontaneous thing you have ever done?
  • Toes socks-good or bad? Not for me.
  • How many languages do you speak? Two well and maybe 3 or four a littele bit.
  • What is your favorite part of humanity? Love and care.
  • Oreos- original or double stuffed? I have never eaten those but I would probably go for double stuffed.
  • What is your favorite season? Late spring and summer.
  • Best part of doing the Liebster award? Answering these questions.

Liebster Award


Ok I got my first Liebster award nomination. Thank you Toolan22! I appreciate it.

I had no idea what Liebster award is but now I know thanks to Lorraine at Wording Well. So if you want to know some more, like I did, just click the link above.

First here is eleven random facts about me:

  1.  I have had acupuncture for the first time in my life in Africa. So far it has also been the last time.
  2.  I have shared accomadation with four clowns in Swaziland (you will here about them later on so keep following).
  3.  A friend let me to drive a car owned by his friend during a rush hour in Mbabane. I had never before been driving on left-hand traffic.
  4.  I have nearly been in Ethiopia. We had to change flights at Addis Ababa airport on our way to Zambia.
  5.  My favorite African animals are elephants and giraffes.
  6.  From the Big5 I have seen all the others (lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino) except a leopard.
  7.  I have climbed twice to Sibebe Rock in Swaziland.
  8.  My husband and I got engaged in Africa.
  9.  I haven’t been on a top of Table Mountain even though I have stayed several days in Cape Town.
  10.  I like to paint and Africa is a great inspiration to me.
  11.  And finally: I love Italian food.

And then here are my answers to Toolan’s questions:

  1. What did you feel when you are informed you got nominated for the award? I was surprised and flattered.
  2. What is the best achievement you can have in your life? In future? Well I guess the best achievement would be a life well lived. A life that I can be happy about.
  3. Do you play any musical instrument? If yes, what instrument?    I don’t. I’m not a musical person. Though I might be able to play a tambourine because I have sense of rythm.
  4.  How do you value life? I value it very high. Mine and others.
  5. What country do you want to spend your life? Oh… I can’t choose just one… I would love to share every year in my life between Finland, Swaziland and Italy. And of course travel a little bit in other countries too.
  6. Do you believe in reincarnation? No I don’t. I believe in afterlife.
  7. What is the best blog (not post) you saw? This one is difficult. I haven’t been reading many blogs. There is one blog that I have been admiring because I consider the writer is a brave person. Unfortunately he stopped writing that blog three years ago.
  8. Do you like history? Yes. I’ve always been a fond of it.
  9. When the last time you went to church? It was last week. I work in a church and I’m on a holiday this week. But if you ment a service or a mass then it was two weeks ago.
  10. Do you believe that aliens really exist? No.
  11. Why do you blog? Because Africa. You can read more from my post Why Am I Blogging?

Last but not least my own nominies and questions for them. Enjoy!

Dear matinamk, Charlisa Goodlet, Robin Wood, Annette, Faith, Lisa, Greenberry Street, Alison Nicholls and Ann-Marie here are my questions to you:

  1. What is your favourite boardgame?
  2. What is the most likely place where people would found you on a Friday night?
  3. Do you like 80’s pop music?
  4. Where would you like to travel?
  5. What is the last book you read?
  6. Who do you admire?
  7. Do you prefer cats or dogs?
  8. What type is the house you live in?
  9. How do you see the world?
  10. Are you able to use a hammer?
  11. What is your favorite joke?

Why Am I Blogging?

I started blogging just over two months ago for the first time in my life. Now I’m taking a part to the Zero to Hero -challenge for new bloggers. The first mission we got in that challenge  is introducing ourselves. You can read a little bit about me and my relationship to my topic, Africa, from About Me -page. But let’s get back to the question at the topic. Why am I blogging?

That’s actually an easy question. I love and adore Africa and want to share my love to you but I also want to show all the different aspects of the continent. From the news we often see just conflicts from Africa. From TV we see documents about nature. From the internet we can read about violence and hunger. Sometimes we might get lucky and hear common people stories. In here I want to share with you all that: stories from everyday life, pictures of beautiful animals and sceeneries, problems and struggle, love and hope, pain and joy, beauty and trouble. I myself haven’t seen everything, I haven’t seen all the different faces of Africa, but I’m working on it and in the meanwhile I share those things I’ve already seen and experienced.

How do you think I’ve managed this far? I would love to get some feedback from you.