Bloggers Recognition Award

My second blogger award!

Bloggers Recognition Award travel with children kids

I was over the moon when I found out that I was nominated for another blogging award shortly after the last one. This time it was for the Bloggers Recognition Award and I was recommend by Anne of Horse Addict. I admire her knowledge and writing about these graceful animals and urge you all to have a look at her blog yourself. I also would like to thank her for all the comments on my blog, it always amazes me how many places Anne has travelled and visited throughout the world. I will try my best to match her experience and adventures. You can find her blog at

I will also be recommending others for the next round of the awards as below, and the rules for them accepting the award are as follows:

  1. Give thanks to the person who had nominated you and a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Briefly tell how you started blogging.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award.
  6. Comment on the nominated blogs and let them know you have nominated them and give a link to the post you have created.

How did I start blogging:

I was in a period between jobs last summer after I had finished working as a personal shopper for one of the big department stores. I started writing to keep me busy while Jerome was at school but also to share my photos wider than just Instagram. I love taking pictures when we are away on holiday or travelling, sometimes to the annoyance of both my boys. It became a way to share experiences about travelling with children as friends and family have always asked me how we manage travel to exotic places with a child. I want to show other parents, who perhaps find it incredibly difficult to go away on holiday with their children, that it is not as hard as they think to experience interesting places. I also want to show with my posts that there are many things to do and places to go beyond the obvious family resorts and tours. My posts are also a great way for my family and friends in Germany and beyond to keep up with our lives as living in London we are not able to see them as often as we used to. I never thought that I would enjoy writing as much as I do. I used to be terrible at essays in school, so it was not my favourite subject by far. It makes me happy to get such positive feedback and be in contact with so many different people and their interests from all over the world.

 Two pieces of advice for new bloggers:

  1. Concentrate on a topic that you’re passionate about. Without passion your writing will not capture the readers’ imagination and you will not keep going.
  2. We all have days when we feel down or find it difficult to concentrate and get words onto paper. Keep going, there are people out there who love reading what you write about!


I nominate the following bloggers for the award:

A Small Wardrobe

Japan etc.

rookie experiences

SeaSaw Travels

Flying Kitty Adventures

Tokyo Local Sites

Travels With Diane


Fumbling through Italy

Have Paprika, Will Travel

Born To Travel

of dreams and particles

I’m on my way to you

USA Through Our Eyes

Jess choose to fly

All of these have inspired me to write and post. They have great content on a wide range of topics from Fashion, Photography to Travel and more. I encourage you to dip into them and enjoy them as mush as I do.

Sunshine Blogger Award

My First Blogger Award!

Jessica from @le trouvaille nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I was really surprised and very happy to be nominated. Jessica has been following my blog for a while now and always given me positive feed back on my posts. “Jessica, thanks again for nominating me and all your support.” You should go and have a look at her blog yourself at

 What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given out by bloggers to fellow bloggers who blog about positive, happy and inspiring content. I think this concept is also a great way of discovering other blogs that leave a positive feeling.

In the spirit of the award I will be nominating in turn 11 bloggers that I love to follow, and if my nominees want to accept the award, I encourage them to read and follow the rules of the award as below:

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate eleven blogs to receive the award and write them eleven new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

Here are my answers to the eleven questions Jessica asked:

  1. What country are you from?

I was born in Germany but moved to London, UK, in 2010.

  1. If you were to get me a souvenir from your country, what would you get me?

I would get you a dirndl, a traditional German Bavarian dress, then we could go to the Octoberfest in Munich together and enjoy beer and German food.

  1. What’s the meaning behind your blog name/handle?

Wanderlust, Wanderlust is a strong desire or impulse to travel and explore the world. Plus One stands for my son Jerome as he always joins us on our travels.

  1. Coffee or tea and why?

Tea! I used to drink lots of to coffee until I started drinking green tea, which then became an addiction.

  1. Why did you start blogging?

Every time we would go away travelling I would take a huge amount of photos, combined with the fact that friends always used to ask about us travelling with Jerome to unusual places and then finally having some time between jobs gave me the push to start blogging.

  1. Have you travelled solo before?

I have been to places on my own, visiting friends or family but not ever completely on my own outside Europe. I would love to though, maybe sometime in the not too distant future.

  1. What’s a good book you’ve read lately?

I read a lot, about 1-2 books a week at least. I love reading anything from fiction, Japanese crime novels to autobiographies. A book that is still on my mind, is the true story of Sungjun Lee in “Every Falling Star” about his life and final escape from North Korea.

  1. Which place have you visited that you think has the most beautiful scenery?

This is a really hard one, as I cannot put it down to one place specifically;

– My favourite cityscape is the view from the Mori Tower in Tokyo, Japan.

– My favourite beach and underwater scenery is in the Maldives.

– My favourite landscape scenery would be the Tramuntana mountains on Mallorca, Spain.

  1. What’s your favourite season?

Definitely summer, I love the heat and the sun on my skin.

  1. Which is your favourite holiday?

Any holiday!

  1. What is the first place on your travel wish list?

There are still many places and countries that I want to go and visit. Japan is the one place that I still keep coming back to time and time again.

Nominees and Questions

I nominate the following bloggers for the Sunshine Award. All these blogs are amazing and worth a visit if you have time!

Itchy feets blog

Living for experiences

Vanilla frosted

My itchy backside

A mixed bag


Sketch my trip

Style Dock

Sight seeing at home

Once Upon A Pink Flamingo

Mara explores Japan

And now my questions for my nominees above are:

  1. Where would you most like to drink a cup of tea or coffee?
  2. Which island would you most like to be stranded on?
  3. Swimsuit, hiking boots or ski suit?
  4. What would your preferred hotel style be? Modern, traditional, luxury…?
  5. What’s and where is your favourite museum?
  6. What are the cities you would most and least like to live in that you have visited?
  7. Where was your first flight to?
  8. How many countries have you visited?
  9. Which language would you like to speak?
  10. If you could travel back in time to meet a historical figure, who would it be and why?
  11. Are there any places in the world you would not want to visit, and why?

Looking forward to reading all your answers!

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