The Entertainer Blogger Award!

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I have been nominated for the Entertainer Blogger Award!! I am beyond chuffed!!

Thank you so very much to Lived in UK Living in Taiwan for the nomination! If you haven’t already checked out her blog, I would encourage you to do so! I have particularly enjoyed her latest posts about the Roman ruins you can find in Jordan!

The Entertainer Blogger Award is an award nominated by one blogger to another fellow blogger whom he or she finds fun, inspiring and entertaining.


  • Thank the person who nominated you to add the link to their blog
  • Add the rules so others can follow
  • Nominate people who you find fun, inspiring and entertaining!
  • Answer the same questions
  • Include the graphic in your post

My Response to the Questions (I may have waffled on a bit here!)

Why did you start blogging in the first place?

I started this blog last year. I was feeling in need of some sort of creative output and thought about combining it with my passion for travel, to write about and share tales and photos from my trips. And Dusty Flip-Flops was born! Well, it wasn’t quite as simple as that and it didn’t happen overnight. I deliberated about it for a long time, thinking that there was no way I could do it. It took some encouragement from one particular friend (for which I will be eternally grateful) to actually take the plunge and here I am!

What is your favourite book?

I’m not sure I have a favourite book really (cue sharp intake of breath from avid readers!).  Although one of my most treasured possessions is my old, original copy of Around the World in 80 days, which I got signed by Michael Palin!!  I do enjoy reading a lot though and at the moment I am reading The Shadow Queen by Anne O’Brien, an historical novel about Joan of Kent. I do love a good historical novel, particularly about the Plantagenet and Tudor periods! I’ve learnt so much about those periods just from reading books such as these and of course, Philippa Gregory!

What do you dislike the most?

Baked beans! I just don’t get them! Well, that is a trivial answer really and I don’t dislike them above everything else, but they instantly came to mind!

What is your favourite food at the mall?

I guess they are what we call shopping centre’s here and I don’t tend to eat at them much. My favourite food at the moment though is sweet potato…particularly in chip form!  I keep thinking that they are healthier than normal potatoes, but probably not when covered in oil to be roasted!

What is your favourite pastime?

Ok, I’m going to sound very boring now! Travelling when I can would be my number one pastime, but I of course can’t do that all the time (as much as I’d like to!). Since starting this blog, it has definitely become a big hobby of mine, so I spend quite a bit of time working on it and trying to learn more skills. When I’m not doing that, I do like catching up with a bit of TV (currently watching The 100 – it’s not the best series I’ve seen in the world, but I am stockpiling the new series of Westworld and can’t wait to crack on with that soon!).  And I do enjoy baking, I like throwing together a gluten free chocolate cake when I get the chance!

My Nominees:

Third Time Lucky!

Crushed Caramel (Learner at Love)

Travels and Adventures of Joyful Stephanie

Living the Q Life

Thoughts of a Wanderer

Alive and Trekking

I look forward to reading your posts if you take part, but please don’t feel any pressure to participate if you don’t want to. It’s just my way of acknowledging your fantastic blogs and spreading the word!  Thank you for entertaining and inspiring me!

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21 thoughts on “The Entertainer Blogger Award!

  1. Hey! Is that my blog on your list? I’m blushing! And I’m very honoured.
    Whatya mean you no likey baked beans! They’re the one food I’d choose if I had to be stranded on a desert island!

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  2. Hey!!!! Congratulations on the award and thank you for nominating me!! ❤ I enjoy your blogs because, to me, they always come from your heart. You're so honest, with grace. ❤
    ps…..I love the baked beans my nanny used to make!! 🙂

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    1. It’s my pleasure! I love reading your blog, it always makes me smile – joyful really does sum it up 😁
      Thank you so much for your lovely, lovely comments, that really means a lot!
      Aah, another baked bean lover? Did she have a special recipe?

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  3. Congratulations! Loved reading your answers and I thoroughly enjoy your writing style.

    I’m also watching The 100! I quite enjoy it. Which season are you up to?

    And then I scrolled down and saw that you nominated me! Wheee, how exciting that is! Thank you so much! I’ll go and answer your questions as soon as I can. 😉

    Happy blogging!

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      1. Very much appreciated 😀

        I’m all caught up on what’s aired of season 5 (easy, since it’s on Netfix). The show gets a lot better and quite a bit grittier.


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