Real Neat Blog Award

Ciao a tutti,

Today I have to say a big thank you to Moving Around Mum for nominating me for this award!

Her blogging skills are fantastic, and a great joy to read!

Now the rules for this award are as follows:

1. Put the Award Logo in your post

real-neat-blog-award-from-horty-rexarch-4-dec-20142. Answer 7 questions by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you by linking to their blog

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc)

Now I’m going to answer the 7 questions that Moving Around Mum wanted me to answer:

1. Which book genre is your favourite?

I love fantasy, like game of thrones and books like that, or anything with a supernatural element.

2. What’s your favourite city and why?

It would have to be Rome, as it’s my home away from home, with so much culture and historical influence, I could spend hours exploring every inch of that city if given the chance.

3. What’s your perfect Sunday morning?

My perfect Sunday morning, which I literally haven’t experienced for a very long time, would be to go to mass in the morning with the family, then go to my grandmother’s place afterwards and enjoy a beautiful family gathering for lunch.

4. Which do you prefer – a beach getaway or city tour?

I would choose the beach any day…. Amalfi Coast beaches preferably 😛

5. Which holiday is your favourite?

I love Christmas time and La Befana

6. Are you an owl or an early bird?

I used to be an early bird, but now that I’m not working I have become a Night Owl.

7. Any other hobbies besides blogging?

I like music, and singing, I play the guitar, and enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

Now I am going to Nominate:

Craving Mad

This Labyrinth I Roam

Timeless Italy

Hello World

Puglian Pleasures 

Vino Vita Viaggi

My 7 Questions for my nominees are:

1. What inspires you to create/write your blog?

2. Are you a realist or a dreamer?

3. Which country would you move to straight away if given the opportunity to live anywhere in the world?

4. What do you think is the greatest hurdle of blogging?

5. Who would you love to be for a day and why?

6. What is your favourite past time activity?

7. If you could meet anyone dead or alive, who would it be?

Happy Blogging miei amici (My friends!)!



I was nominated for the liebster award…. wow…..



Well I never ever thought someone would ever nominate me for an award, so it was such a nice surprise to see a comment saying I had been nominated thanks to the wonderful Katy the Voyager! I feel very honoured that someone would think of me to be nominated for this award. The Liebster Award, which is basically the blogging edition of paying it forward. It is an award given to blogs that have followers of 200 or less. Thank you so much again Katy the Voyager for nominating my blog. This definitely gives me the courage to keep going at it, and be more consistent with my blog posts!

What is the Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is an award that has been passed on through the blogging community for many years. Liebster is a German word that can mean kindestdearest, or beloved.  The Liebster Award is a blog award nomination presented to novice bloggers in an effort to spread blog love and increase blog exposure.

Liebster Award Rules: What you as a nominee need to do.

1.Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to his or her blog.

2.Answer the 10 questions by the nominee before you.

3.Nominate 10 of your favourite blogs with fewer than 200 readers, and notify them of their nomination.

4.Come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

I nominate:

1. The Tiny Traveler 

2. Come Follow Me to Italy

3. The Travelling Twin

4. The Beauty of Decisions 

5. My European Adventures 

6. From Italy with Love x

7. Peeking into Italy

8. Mi Chiamo James

9. Molto Molto

10. 14 Weeks Worth of Socks

My Questions & Answers

1. Why do you blog?

I blog, because it’s something I enjoy, it’s a different way to discover yourself, and since my blog is me learning a new language, I can’t wait to go back through to posts later on to see how much I have improved. And It’s a way to show the rest of the world about a language and a country I love.

2.What is the strangest food/experience you’ve had?

Strangest food experience for me I think was Christmas Eve 2012, when I was in Italy with Matteo’s la familgia and we had to eat seafood, I’m not a fan of seafood, so I found it far to much, and probably made a rather bad impression on his family all because I generally don’t eat seafood.

3. What city did you go to on your first plane ride?

My first plane ride was on a tiny plane out of Hokitika airport to New Zealand’s capital of Wellington when I was 18 years old.

4.What is great about your native city/country?

I do like that New Zealand is so far away from the rest of the world, but also because of that, it means that we are quite excluded form the rest of the world. I watched a video on Facebook today that I thought summed up my memories of New Zealand. So I’ll share it here, because it definitely shows what is great about the country I still call home.

5. Where are you off to next and why?

We are already planning our next trip back to Italy in August of September, to see the family and soak up the sun, and help my language skills.

6. Who inspires you?

I think Pope Francis definitely inspires me, he’s doing a world trip soon, that’s pretty exciting!

7. What is your dream vacation?

Travelling from the top of Italy to the bottom!

8. List three cities you would highly recommend

Rome, Assisi and St.David’s

9. Any Nightmare Vacations?

I think the time I was in Italy for the month of January 2013, I couldn’t do anything because it rained the whole month!

10. Would you like to live in a foreign country? Which one?

I already live in a foreign country, but if I had a choice it would be without a doubt Italia!

My Questions for My Nominees

1. What inspired you to create your blog?

2. What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?

3. What is your most memorable travel experience?

4. What is your favourite country?

5. What tops your Bucket List?

6. What’s your favourite way of travelling?

7. Where is your next travel destination and why?

8. What is your favourite pastime?

9. What is great about the city you currently live in?

10. What’s one random fact about yourself?