This award is given to those who have less than 300 followers. The basics of this award are as follows:
Share 5 random facts.
Answer 5 questions which have been put to you.
Pose 5 new questions
And, finally, once the "Liebster" Award has been awarded to someone, that person has, in turn, to nominate other blogs, so with no further ado, I nominate the following blogs in no particular order:
1. Quinn of Comptonia
2. Linni of Linni at Home
3. Diana of Elephant's Eye
4. Dan of Frugal Living UK
5. My last nomination is to a blog that does not currently exist. I nominate tantalising labrat's "HoneyBee Recyclers" blog. Brat, I would dearly love you to share the story of how you came to recycle, and what you have discovered now that you do. It is also a wonderful way of getting encouragement and inspiration from all the other bloggers out there. Who knows, you may inspire someone else to take that leap of faith :)
My questions to the above bloggers are:
1. If you could change one thing in your life what would that be?
2. What do you wish for your (actual or potential) grandchildren?
3. Having read of our journey, would you, honestly, consider living off-grid?
4. If you had to leave the country in which you now reside, which country would you wish to relocate to?
5. What do you believe you bring to others' lives?
Five random facts:
1. I genuinely love helping others - however and whenever possible.
2. As I'm "aging" I'm getting frustrated with what I can no longer do...
3. I love rising early to enjoy the quiet, crisp, fresh morning air
4. I love expanding my knowledge - for whatever good it may do me now or in the future.
5. I live for today - yesterday is the past, and tomorrow is unknown.
And finally, to answer the 5 questions Jane posed:
1. What motivated you to have an interest in preparedness?
I reckon that I am generally a positive person, who tries to look on the bright side of most situations. I am, nonetheless, an individual who prefers to anticipate the worst, and take steps to ensure that I can handle whatever happens. Having the WWW, and especially blogging, has been a tremendous boon as it has assisted research and preparation - to all those thoughtful people out there who have taken the time to share their preparation via their blogs - I thank you. Reading about your steps, and noting that which applicable to me / us, has, in most cases, been a terrific help and an inspiration :)
2. Are you a cat or a dog person?
Definitely a dog person, but, due to the invasion of field mice, I have a feeling that I may have to become a cat person.
3. What do you wish I would ask you?
Do you believe that honesty - be that on a personal blog, in the business sphere or in politics / politicians - is a virtue which is in short supply in today's age and which deserves to be re-elevated to it's rightful position?
4. If you were to write a book, spurred on by your blog, what might it be called?
I would entitle it "Eco-Footprint - South Africa" as that is where I live, and I feel that encapsulates exactly what I am passionate about, what interests me, and what I am, through my blog, trying to promote awareness of.
5. Would you say that blogging really helps to extend and to hone writing skill?
Yes - and no. Whether I have written a letter, a card, a school essay (albeit many, many years ago LOL) I have always tried to write as though I am actually talking to someone face to face. In essence I have a conversation in writing :) Having been an avid reader most of my life has also helped increase my vocabulary and general knowledge. Blogging continues that increase in general knowledge.
Jane - this has been fun. Thank you :)