I’ve been blogging for a while now, nearly a year overall but only more seriously for a few months, so to get nominated for an award is as surprising as it is ujhv. To think someone has read the scribbled accounts of my adventures (probably not the ones I’ve written hungover (which is most of them (can you even use brackets within brackets?))) and enjoyed them enough not just to finish them, but to nominate me for an award is quite incredible. To gain the respect of another blogger is a remarkable achievement in my eyes, so I must start by thanking Sidhu Jetha for nominating me, I am fabulously grateful and happy for it. If you haven’t already checked out his blog about travel, food and life it is definitely worth a visit, some of the photography work is outstanding. (


The mystery blogger award was created by Okoto Enigma to discover and recognize amazing blogs, build a friendly blogging community and share one another’s passions. It is named after the meaning of her last name- Enigma, and aims to unravel the mysteries of uncharted blogs. (

The rules are as follows;

1.Feature the award logo/image on your post 2. ‌List the rules 3. Thank the blogger that nominated you‌ 4. Tell the readers 3 things about yourself 5. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well. 6. Answer the questions provided. 7. ‌Nominate 10-20 bloggers and notify them by commenting on their blog 8. Ask the nominees 5 questions of my choice with one weird / funny question (specify)‌ 9. Share and link to your best post(s)


So here goes.

Three things about myself

  1. I can drive a wheelbarrow with one hand
  2. I never finish a list


How and why did you enter the world of blogging?

When I left school, I had no idea what I was doing with my life. After finishing my A-levels I took my van, and my best mate on a two-month road trip around Europe, which is where I discovered my passion for writing. As a good luck gift, my brother’s girlfriend kindly loaded me with a notebook to jot down my adventures around the continent, a task I duly completed each day. The daily notes weren’t the most comprehensive, they were more just a routine ribbing of my mate, but we both quite enjoyed them. After the trip the writing spiralled into more expansive, focused pieces until I eventually decided I would share them through the medium of my blog. My life is only fractionally less shambolic than when I left school eighteen months ago, but at least now I have a passion and a desire to try and make a living from.

Have you ever travelled on public transport without buying a ticket?

Yes. Numerous times. Whilst it’s a hard manoeuvre to execute in the UK, I have managed in various cities around Europe. Vienna’s underground system was easy to jump on without the acquisition of the necessary tickets, as were the trams of Prague and Amsterdam. The freeriding does come at a risk, usually a hefty fine that can be issued by an undercover warden, but I was lucky enough to escape penalisation free on all occasions. (If you are an official of any of these transportation organisations I am sorry, please pretend you didn’t read this)


Nominees- Here are my nominees for the mystery blogger award.

On the road again- A good journey to follow

Our travelling family- Really enjoy this blog. It is witty and well written and a really interesting adventure.

Public Dreamer- Give the boomerang post a read, it blew my mind. Beautiful stuff.

Sophie Roxanne- Only recently found this blog but it is hilarious, well worth a read if you fancy a chuckle, I really like the writing style.

Streaming thru America- An epic trip, really cool vehicle and a great blog to match.

Surf travel fish- Met these guys in Australia and they are wonderful. Check them out.

This girl and her backpack- Cool travel blog, she’ actually done a similar trip in Australia to me which made for a nice comparison.

Sunset Soul- Brilliantly written posts that are funny, and for me at least, relatable. Definitely one to watch.

My coffee addiction- If you like coffee, you have to follow this blog.


Here are five questions for my nominees;

  1. Mountains or beaches?
  2. What is your favourite word?
  3. Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
  4. If you could invite two people in the world to dinner, who would you invite?
  5. Would you rather fight 100 hamster sized lions or 1 lion sized hamster?


If you can bare my writing, check out these posts which are marginally less agonising than my average piece.


10 thoughts

  1. What a surprise to see one of my blogs in your list of nominees! I am speechless, but thank you for taking this time to read all about my coffee addiction! I will attend to your challenge shortly, but first ….a coffee! 😊 Cheers!


  2. Brackets within brackets, I’m not sure about the rules on that but I suppose rules are made to be broken anyway.
    Well done on being nominated, your posts are really good reads (but do make me slightly jealous (maybe more than slightly)).
    Oh and I must say thank you for sharing some of the wonderful blogs you follow. I have now found more lovely people to follow 😊


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