Paying it Forward – Liebster Blog Award
I can’t believe it – 2 bloggers, both of whom I greatly admire, have nominated me for this: the Liebster Blog Award (particularly amazing as I haven’t blogged in 4 months!)
You may already know, but much of my body and brain power has been occupied with the oldest and most wondrous GIY project known to humankind – the newest member of the O’Connell family will be arriving in May. Hence, the quietness on the blogging front. There are lots of topics I want to tackle and these nominations have given me a new motivation to do more writing – so long as I can get my brain in gear for long enough to string the words together.
A huge thanks to Margaret of Oldefarm (http://www.ayearinredwood.com) who does a wonderful job, along with her glamourous assistant Alfie, of raising the most beautiful pigs, and consequently some of the tastiest pork, you’re likely to meet anywhere on this island.
My thanks also to Sally (http://www.lifeskills.ie) whose inspirational blog contains information on some of the most wonderful kitchen skills that should be passed along for many more generations to come. Gorse cordial is on my to do list.
So now to my own nominations (in no particular order seeing as it is awards season):
1. Pam O’Brien is a Maths Lecturer on the Tipperary campus of LIT and writes over at Random Thoughts of a Maths Lecturer on all sorts of maths, computing, and education related topics. I’ve had the pleasure to get to know Pam through Coderdojo Limerick and she is unbelievably passionate about what she does.
3. Lorna Sixsmith has been blogging for her business for quite some time but started a new blog focussed on her family’s life in rural Ireland in the last few months which has some fantastic ideas like homemade clotted cream on it. You can find her at Irish Farmerette.
4. Emily Matchar writes about the contemporary movement towards all things domestic – the revival of home cooking, baking, crafts, GIY, homeschooling etc. – in America. I find it fascinating reading that attempts to contextualise homemaking from a sociological perspective – check out New Domesticity.
5. Helena Moloney started blogging only a few months ago but has already won a legion of fans amongst food bloggers as well as many chefs and producers for her beautifully produced dishes and her generosity of spirit. She writes over at Thyme on Your Hands.
The Rules of the Leibster Award are:
You thank the person who gave you the award
Then link back to that person’s blog
Copy and paste the Liebster award to your own profile
Pick 5 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed (they have to have under 200 followers)
Then finally blog it and leave a comment to let your 5 choices know they have been chosen.