One of the many lovely things about this blogging world of ours is being introduced to blogs we might not otherwise come across and finding ourselves very much at home. To aid this process of discovery bloggers have become good at handing out awards which involve the recipient in handing them on to other bloggers in their turn.
I have to thank the wonderful Ayak at Ayak's Turkish Delight for thinking of me when she was given the Liebster Blog award recently. Unlike some awards the Liebster Blog doesn’t involve any self-revelation (thank goodness), but simply asks the recipient to add its image to their sidebar and, if they wish, to do a post passing it on to five other blogs, specifically blogs with fewer than 200 followers. As we don’t all follow each other’s blogs, it’s probably best to let the new recipients know directly, as well as in the special post, and of course link back to the awarding blog as a gesture of thanks.
There are so many wonderful blogs out there, full of good writing, beautiful images and interesting thoughts that it’s difficult to choose just five. However, I’ve taken the plunge and would like to introduce you to five very different and enjoyable blogs I’m glad I found.
Blethers is a thoughtful and beautifully-written blog by a retired English teacher and active poet, living on the west coast of
Lifeonthecutoffs Blog is a recent discovery of mine which I am enjoying enormously. It reflects life in a quiet, rural corner of the American Mid-West, on the very edge of Chicago. Its sharing of favourite books has already tempted me to more book-buying than is probably good for me.
Lurking is a delightful mixture of blog and day-book written by someone who lives on the very edge of
and who shares many of my interests, such as books and knitting and church life. London
a very grand pressigny is one of two blogs I've chosen with a French flavour. It’s about life with a much-loved second home in the
and is spiced with lots of wonderful photos and also some tempting links to recipes on the author’s other blog. Loire Valley
Writing Home is a blog about life in rural south-west
– a gentle, beautifully-illustrated portrait of a quiet life of house restoration, gardening and animals, with the occasional recipe thrown in for good measure. France
I do hope you enjoy exploring my five chosen blogs as much as I've enjoyed choosing them.