There is not a single days that goes by without me discovering a new fantastic blog and a large number of truly committed bloggers. So I was sincerely – but pleasantly – surprised recently when binNotes nominated me for the Sunshine Award.
It has been quite busy recently and I didn’t spend much time on the net. And when I had a little bit of time for myself last weekend, I decided to go back to places I love instead of looking for a new café: I went to Kura, Drop Coffee and Amsterdam.
I’ve been spending a bit more time recently communicating with someone I should have known better many years ago. I guess it is better late than never. We have many things in common, including the love of music. She recently reminded me of Bob Marley’s The Sun is Shining. In turn, that reminded me that I was still owing thanks to binNotes.
In her own words, binNotes “chronicles one writer’s unabashed appreciation for the art of wine, with occasional forays into food and travel”. A visit to binNotes’ blog is always a pleasure! Thank you binNotes, both for the nomination and for sharing your passion with us.
As part of the rules for this award, I am to answer the following 10 questions and nominate 10 bloggers who inspire me. Here it goes:
The Ten Questions:
- Favorite Color – green
- Favorite Animal – cats
- Favorite Number – 3
- Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink – Lingonberry juice
- Prefer Facebook or Twitter – Facebook
- My Passion – Music (with cafés a close 2nd)
- Prefer Getting or Giving Presents – Giving
- Favorite Pattern – None
- Favorite Day of the Week – Saturday
- Favorite Flower – Daisy
Ten bloggers I’d like to nominate (in no particular order):
This blog is written by a friend that I am slowly getting to know better through her posts. If you like travels, nice photos, beautiful recipes and the occasional life advice, this blog is for you. I really enjoyed working with Emily in a previous life and her “joie de vivre” is very present throughout her blog.
There are many travel blogs out there but Cat’s blog caught my attention for at least two reasons: 1) she is doing what I wish I had done when I was 25; and 2) she is traveling to places I have been or I really want to go.
Just like Curious Cat on the Run, Marina is from Australia. She now lives in Brooklyn and I never stop being amazed by her beautiful photos of New York. I also learn so much from Marina’s blog. Every post is well-researched. And Marina is a very talented writer.
Everything that makes life better seems to have a place on this blog, including food, music and travel. And the blogger has a real talent to communicate her passions.
I love seeing photos from my home towns through the lenses of foreigners or expats. In this case a guy who moved there from the UK in 1999. As much as I enjoy life in Europe, sometimes I wish I’d wake up in Montreal. And when this is not possible I visit “Montreal in Pictures”.
Don’t get fooled by the title. This blog is full of life! Jacqueline is perfectly healthy, and she started her experiment–choosing life for life’s sake. Instead of doing “all the things she always wanted to do in an escalating crescendo previewing an ultimate finale”, she is taking 6 months at a time and goes for it. Inspiring!
There are many things in Elena’s blog that make me coming back on a regular basis, but the one that I appreciate the most is freedom. If I ever publish a dictionary, I will put Elena’s photo next to “freedom”.
8- Me & Beirut
The woman behind this blog says: “I looove fashion, magazines, newspapers, CAFÉS, museums, biscuits and travelling!”… well, that is quite a bit to keep me interested. And of course, she lives in Beirut, a place where I’d love to go back!
I never get tired of good blogs from Beirut. For me, it all started with her post on Beiteddine. So you can expect to get more than Beirut. From Baalbeck to Tyre, this is a nice virtual trip to Lebanon.
10- Belgrade Streets
It is always nice to meet another expat who fell in love with the White City. Here you can see some of the best photos of Beograd. I spend a lot of time on this blog when I feel “homesick”!
For more great blogs, please go here: Liebster Blog Award: Spreading the Love on Valentine’s Day
Tack så mycket!