Get To Know Me Tag…

A Mindful Traveler


get to know me


Thank you to the lovely Esme from The Recipe Hunter for the nomination of the “Get to know me Tag”. Esme’s blog is full of wonderful and flavoursome recipes from all around the globe. Esme’s support and generosity is a constant reminder of what a great network of bloggers we are surrounded by.ย  Thank you Esme and please check out Esme’s blog here and share the love. ๐Ÿ™‚


The Rules:

  1. Give 11 questions.
  2. Tag 11 people.
  3. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
  4. Donโ€™t forget to thank the person who nominated/ tagged you.


Esme’s Questions:

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from

Most visits come from WP Reader.

2.Name a musical instrument/s you play/played.

The only instrument I remember playing was the recorder in school many, many years ago! Unfortunately I am not musically talented….don’t even attempt to get me to sing!!!

3.What is your biggest wish you want fulfilled

To live in a world where there is complete peace and no poverty!

4.What is your favorite book

I have a few….

  • The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Hundred Year Old Man Who Jumped Out Of The Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • The Girl With the Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier

5.Name a very special moment in your life.

The birth of my two children would have to be the two most special moments of my life.

6.What prompted you to start blogging

My blog began five months ago now. I have an immense passion for travel and I love to share my stories and experiences to others, so one day I thought, why not start a travel blog. After only two posts, I experimented with adding recipes to my blog as well, relating the travel post to a homemade recipe that I cook. I enjoy cooking and love food so the two categories seem to work well together. I enjoy writing and I have made so many new connections through doing so. This whole process has been an extreme learning curve for me, and I am quite proud of myself for achieving all this in a short period of time.ย ๐Ÿ™‚

7.What are the principles that you live by

Always be true to yourself. Love and respect others as you would want others to treat you, and always stay positive.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

8.Do you have any hobbies, other than Blogging

I enjoy reading and cooking.

9.Do you have any advice to new bloggers

Always write about what you are passionate about, it is always reflected and portrayed through your writing.

10.As a food blogger, I need to ask this: ย Which do you like best: Cooking or Baking

That’s hard. I really enjoy both equally.

11.Share a link to your best post(s)

My post on Lourdes, France would have to be my best post. You can read it here.


My Nominees:

Loving the Fifty Something – Sam

Half Baked in Paradise – Osyth

An Historian about Town – Jessica

Out an About – Miriam

We Travel Happy – Amor

Opinionated Head – Niharika

Of Tea and England – Jacquie

Cook the beans – Ana

The Eternal Traveller – Carol

Tanama Tales – Ruth

Nuggets of Gold – Joy


My 11 Questions:

  1. What is the best thing about blogging and why?
  2. What is your favourite colour?
  3. Three words to describe yourself?
  4. Do you own a pet?
  5. Do you collect anything when travelling?
  6. What is your favourite blog post you have written? Leave a link.
  7. Beer or Wine?
  8. A famous person you would like to share a meal with?
  9. What is your biggest fear?
  10. How long have you been blogging for?
  11. What was the last flight you were on and where were you flying??


Thank you again Esme and thank you everyone for all your support. For reading my posts, commenting and sharing. Encouraging each other is what itโ€™s all about.ย ๐Ÿ™‚


Check out Esme’s post on “4 Awards” here:ย  https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/4-awards/


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43 comments on “Get To Know Me Tag…

  1. Oh go on…sing something…See your post is much more civilised than mine was…You know you are going to get lots of awards now and no time to do anything else…No -one gives me an award…lol and that’s how I like it…But good to get to know you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Good to know some more about you! I have read the two books by Khaled Hosseini and loved them! I am going to try out the rest from your list ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. I love the Kite Runner too!! I’m intrigued that The Book Thief is on your list – would you recommend it?? I’ve heard a lot about it but haven’t picked it up yet! xxx

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  4. It is so lovely to know you like this…Also I can’t belive your blog is just 5 months old….! So much about you sounds so much like me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Wow, so glad to โ€˜get to know you betterโ€™. โค๏ธ Your awesome post, blog and answers. Also a big thank you for the โ€œ shout outโ€ to TRH. ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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  6. The Kite Runner is my favorite book too, so so sad though. The saddest book I have ever read, indeed.

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  7. I enjoyed reading The Girl with the Pearl Earring too. I haven’t read the others, but I’ll look them up. Thank you for including me in this list of wonderful bloggers.

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  8. It’s always so special to learn about bloggers you read =o) Thank you for sharing with us, and yes blogging is definitely a big learning curve


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  9. Thanks so much for the nomination Lorelle. It’s so nice to read more about you from this award. I gave up reading the Book Thief (lazy me), watched the movie instead. I’m glad you chose your blog on Lourdes. That truly moved me.

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  10. I have a lot of those books on my list too! It’s always changing though! Great idea for a tag! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I agree Emma. There are so many good books out there my list changes frequently too. Though my reading has seemed to have taken a back seat since I have been blogging ๐Ÿ˜”
      Thanks for stopping by. X


  11. coatandcoffee

    Aw it was great getting to know you a little better! I especially love reading why other people started their blogs or got in to blogging. Keep up the great work! ๐Ÿ™‚

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

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  12. Thank you for checking out my blog!!
    I’m loving your page and travels, they’re awesome!

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  13. I haven’t read any of your favorite books but I’ve always been wanting to read The Book Thief. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I agree with your answer on #9. Always write about what you’re passionate about!

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  14. Hi Lorelle, I thought I responded to this but never mind. Nice to find out more about you and thanks for the mention. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Some very interesting answers! Those books sound pretty interesting, will be sure to check them out! As for baking and cooking, I can’t decide either, their both amazing and super fun!

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  16. It was fun reading this post and knowing more about you!

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  17. Congrats on the award Lorelle! ๐Ÿ™‚ Lovely to get to know you better. You have a great blog, and I’m so glad you’re here writing and expressing yourself. Love, Debbie ps – I played the recorder as well!

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