Liebster Award

Woman in Progress Liebster Award

We may not be the only blog to have one but we’re excited to have been nominated for a Leibster Award.  It’s one of those “pass it forward” moments where bloggers nominate other new bloggers and we all share some blog love around via more than just bloglovin’.  While it is a fun thing to do, like pretty much everything in life, there are rules.  Nothing onerous, it’s more a structure for bloggers who might be tempted to ramble on.  We play by the rules, nominate other new blogs, they do the same and so on… 

We were nominated by the lovely Kate of The Mum Conundrum, thank you Kate.  We like her fun and real life approach, the fact that she’s a bit sweary and unapologetic about it (and, we discovered from her award post, that she too has a ridiculous crush on Tom Hardy).  It’s a good job I’m writing this, as Laura doesn’t share this common ground!


Random facts about us

  • Dancing! We both love a good dance. I’d say 9 out of 10 play dates when we get our kids together end in a disco complete with playlists and lights (and us joining in).  
  • Laura is insanely computer literate. I am not. I watch in awe as she tab/shift/whatever she does and uses the “F” keys for things I didn’t know were even things. I have absolutely no idea what she’s doing and she does it all touch-typing too.
  • I can still do the splits – ta da!
  • I’m a fully caffeinated coffee drinker while Laura is full time decaf girl.  It cannot come as a surprise really then that she is much calmer and I’m more highly strung.
  • We’ve only known each other for 3 and a bit years but it feels like more. Do you have a friend who comes over for a catch up and they sit and watch while you make the drinks?  This is not us.  We’re both happy pottering in each other’s homes – we empty the dishwasher, put away the Ocado, wipe up the spills and make coffee too.  I suppose it just means we get on pretty well.

Questions to us

What would you consider your best or most unusual talent and why?

See random facts above.  What a multitalented duo we are!  Why are they unusual – we’re both English graduates in our mid thirties who shouldn’t have such techy yoga skills between us.

What’s your favourite box set?

Why didn’t she say sets?  Kate this is hard.  West Wing.  GoT.  West Wing.  No – Game of Thrones!

What’s the funniest thing your kid / kids have ever said to you?

Between us we have five children who are all rather hilarious so it's hard to pick just one.

"Grandpa your tummy!  Is it a baby or did you have too much dinner?"
"Oh Mummy, waitrose has run out of blood oranges"
"Get your game face on Mama"  

The comic commentary is never ending! 

If you could pick one superpower, what would it be and why?

Is the ability to persuade others (aka mind control) too weird?  Maybe.   We choose the power of telekinesis like Eleven from “Stanger Things” – mainly for the nights when you can’t be bothered to get up and fetch wine, chocolate or anything for that matter.

If you could throw a dinner party and invite three famous people (past or present) whom would they be and why? 

Leonard Cohen, Yotam Ottolenghi and Kirsty Allsopp. Random but it would be fun.

Our nominees are...drum roll,

1.     She Always Reads 

2.    How to Rock at Parenting

3.     The Golden Hour

4.     Welsh Mum Writing 

5.     My Parenting Journey

Notes for Nominees

Here’s what you need to do now to get your nomination rolling:

Woman in Progress awards
  • Give a shout out to the blogger who nominated you (us at Woman in Progress!) Share the love by linking back to our blog
  • Share some random facts about yourself
  • Nominate 5 or more bloggers who you feel deserve this award & who have less than 200 followers
  • Answer questions posted by the person who nominated you & ask your nominees to answer questions
  • Comment on my original post letting me know you’ve accepted your nomination & leave a comment on Global Aussie blog post about the Leibster Award 2017 letting him know you have received a nomination.

Have fun, this is a great way to get your blog out there, discover new blogs and help other bloggers out.

Our Questions to the nominees

What is your favourite song?

What is your most proud moment?

Who or what is your biggest inspiration and why?

If you could pick one superpower, what would it be and why?

What one piece of advice would you give the younger you?


Please comment below to let us know you’ve accepted your award and passed on the love.

Nicky x