I would like to thank Kayleigh at KittyLovesTea for her nomination for the Premio Dardos Awards – bloggers. Kayleigh has a detailed description of the award, so please visit her blog for more information. And while you are there, take some time to check out her excellent tea blog!
Writing my blog over the past two-and-a-half years has been exciting, and I hope I’ve provided my readers with interesting articles and reviews. I love the network I’ve created with tea lovers all over the world through my blog, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The Premio Dardos Awards asks that I nominate another blogger for the award. It also asks that I tell three things about myself.
My nomination is:
Mehmet Emin Akyuz, who runs the blog Chapedia. His blog is full of great tea reviews and articles about other tea-related topics. Mehmet also has a wonderful Instagram feed. Mehmet is based in Istanbul, Turkey, and his family grows tea in Rize Province of the country.
Three things about myself:
1 – I completed three degrees in human/culture geography (BSc – Northwest Missouri State University; MA – University of Kansas; PhD – Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada). I have an interest in the way people tell stories about places, and how places are the most pivotal point/aspect in story telling. For my PhD thesis I spent two summers interviewing aboriginal people on a reserve in Saskatchewan, Canada.
2 – While growing up I split my time living on a wheat farm in southwest Kansas and in a small town in eastern Wyoming, not far from the Rocky Mountains. These are some of the most isolated places in the US, but I feel very lucky to have grown up in such small, tight-knit communities.
3 – I love travel and food, and when I decide to visit a place, I spend about as much time researching the food as what to see. Saying what country has the best food would be impossible, but I feel very fortunate to be living in Europe and having so many wonderful food cultures within a short plane ride!