Liebster Award

Claudia Owen of nominated Yummy Lummy for a Liebster Award

I’ve never been big on these blog awards but I know they help with connectivity and community building. So here goes πŸ™‚ 

Claudia is a designer living in Canberra and she started her blog to keep a record of all the beautiful things she finds that inspires her, and to showcase her work.

You can visit Claudia’s personal website at

Claudia’s 10 questions and my answers:

  1. If money wasn’t an issue what would your dream career be?
    Global food and restaurant reviewer. I’d travel around Australia and around the world flying all the different airlines and writing about every eating experience.
  2. Name 3 things that are on your bucket list
    I want to visit the National Microbiology Laboratory in Canada because I’ve been to USAMRIID, CDC and Dstl Porton Down.
    Attend a Star Trek convention
    Attend a State of Origin match at Lang Park

  3. Share a happy childhood memory
    Helping my Mum and Dad make wonton soup

  4. When you picture yourself living your dream life, what do you see?
    Walking along a beach in Far North Queensland

  5. What are you working on right now that has got you all excited?
    The stuff I do at work is always exciting.

  6. Share something unique/weird about you
    I stopped eating meat in 1984 because the cadavers in anatomy reminded me of roast lamb. I started again in time for Christmas 1984. 

  7. Name one person who you admire and why?
    Hans Christian Gram because he was responsible for the single most important test in microbiology, i.e., the Gram’s stain

  8. What was your favourite toy as a child?
    I had a model of Thunderbird 2

  9. Name one technique or strategy that is working well for your blog right now
    Better food photography

  10. Name one app or tool that you can’t live without. (For example: Evernote, Wunderlist)

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My nominees are:

My nominees, this is what you have to do next:

– link back and recognise the blogger who nominated you
– answer the 10 questions given by the nominator
– nominate 10 other bloggers for the award
– create 10 questions for nominees to answer
– notify your nominees

My 10 questions are:

What’s the best meal you’ve ever cooked?
What’s your favourite meal?
What food makes you remember your childhood?
What is your dream meal?
What recipe are you planning that you’re excited about?
Share something unique/weird about you in the context of food
Name one food person who you admire and why?
What is your favourite kitchen appliance and why?
Name one technique or strategy that is working well for your blog right now
Name one food related app or tool that you can’t live without. (For example, Instagram, Adobe Photoshop Express)

Thank you all for participating!

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15 Responses

  1. WOW… Thanks heaps for the nomination Gaz. That’s really very thoughtful of you. πŸ™‚ Haha… The other day at dinner, I asked for a table for 2 using the Vulcan salute – Live long and prosper, I had to google what that was called just now, and what it means. The waiter was super impressed and gave us extra great service. Trekkie fans are fabulous… I say totes get on going to a convention. AND…. How amazing is Instagram. I’m obsessed. Hope your weekend is going swell! Cheers, Anna

  2. Congratulations Gaz on the award! I would love to be a worldwide food reviewer too! Ah, Gram Stains! I loved doing Gram Stains in my microbiology class! I took that for my life science requirement rather than plain old biology! I had a terrific teacher and still remember quite a bit of what I learned in the class. And, the best part of each week was doing the lab. I got A’s in both classes that how much I enjoyed what I was learning!

    Again, congratulations and hugs to you! My best to you and yours! ^..^

    1. Thanks Barb. I’ve been doing microbiology for more than 30 years. The Gram’s stain is still up there even though we have all this twenty-first century technology. If I had more time and access I’d share photomicrographs too πŸ™‚ You know a recipe and a photograph of a Salmonella with a warning on how to cook chicken properly πŸ™‚

  3. Congrats and thanks to your for your kind nomination Mr Yummy! Cool to read a bit about you. Live long and prosper.

    1. It’s meant to pick up the last post you posted but it’s picked up a random one from WordPress News. Bizarre

  4. Hi Gary, thanks so much for the nomination. I hope all your dreams come true and you get to where you want to be. I’m reminded of the episode in the Big Bang Theory where Sheldon went to a medieval fare and reviewed it as Mr Spock. That could be your travel blog.

    1. Thanks Veronica. What a great idea. I could put on a wig and some ear prostheses, wear a blue shirt and make my camera look like a tricorder. LLAP

  5. Congrats and thanks for the nomination! I’ve answered your questions but am stuck working up my own to ask, will keep thinking…

    ps/ I’ve attended a Star Trek convention and met Uhura, she called me honey.

    1. Thank you Marie. Likewise I had trouble coming up with some questions.
      Wow the Ladies of Surrey really are awesome, you attend Star Trek conventions too πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. Congrats! Well deserved. Good luck on making your dream career come true. It doesn’t seem too far out there, right on the way judging from the food posts on this blog πŸ™‚

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