new to me, thank you Marie for my nomination!! What excitement and if I’m doing this all wrong feel free to chastise!!!

ALERT: This is a bit of a palaver to a novice like me but I think it’s a great idea. It’s left me with a smile on my face so I hope others feel the same!

A big thank you to  HopsSkipsandJumps for nominating me for this award!   I really appreciate the thought. What can I say ? You are a kindred spirit and I love your travel writing (much more lucid than my ramblings) and pics but more than that personality bravo! Marie, you’re a top bird!

The Blogger Recognition Award is an online award given by bloggers to other bloggers as a way of recognizing the efforts they put into their site.

Rules for the Blogger Recognition Award

Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award. Make sure to provide a link to the nominator’s blog in your post.

  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Nominate 11-15 other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination.

Old Bird Travels Solo

Dedicated to older women travelling alone, and that means ALONE. Around the world to places on or off bucket lists. Challenging our deepest fears and showing ourselves that 60 and above is the new 18.

It includes top tips and alerts to guide my readers not to make mistakes that I have made along the way. More of a crashing and making-it-up-as-you-go-along adventure than a sedate, planned, all inclusive sunbed holiday. It’s half anecdotal so can be a little ribald, but it means I’ve done all the stuff with excitement and joy and sometimes a little horror.

My Two Bits of Advice?

Be brave. People of our age have had a rougher ride in many ways but maybe have been told they can’t travel all over ALONE. Well that’t a load of old rubbish. Writing about things applies too. Be brave.

Be interested in what you’re writing about. Seems silly to say, but I’ve sometimes found myself droning on a bit and have to give myself a slap. No joy in it no point in doing it.

My Nominees

(In no particular order!)

No worries if you haven’t time to participate or if you’ve been tagged multi times already.   I enjoy all your posts.