If I can do it – Winner of the Versatile Blogger Award!

Eeek!! I’m very excited and overwhelmed to be selected as the winner of the Versatile Blogger Award.

How amazing!! A humongous thank you to Teej and Sav who run muchadventuremanytravel.com
Ladies you have been so supportive to the travel blogging community. I love that about you. We all work so hard writing blogs, expressing our love for travel and encouraging others to see the world. Head over and check out their story – you will love it!

Teej & Sav website

As an unestablished travel blogger gaining traction as a blogger is very slow and very tough, this recognition is very encouraging for me. It makes me very happy to know my writing (about my most favourite thing to do in life), is motivating others.

Teej & Sav truly make a huge effort to support other travel bloggers so thank you very much.

Thank you @muchadventuremanytravel

So what exactly is the Versatile Blogger Award? It’s an online award given to new bloggers for encouragment and support, a fantastic way for the blogging community to motivate and push one another towards success. I for one am honoured and definitely feeling encouraged! Recipients of the the Versatile Blogger Award must be nominated by their peers. If you have been nominated here are the rules;

  • Write and publish a blog post thanking and linking back to the person who nominated you
  • In your post list seven random facts about yourself
  • Nominate up to 15 other blogs who you follow and believe deserve recognition

7 random facts about Natalie 

Content creator and founder of “If I can do it”

1. I’ve made some very embarrassing mistakes:

One I’ll never forget was reading the arrival flight time thinking it was the departure time. I had organised a trip to Egypt for a group of us (a short 10 night trip) “oh yeah we have plenty of time”, while we all eat our breakfast (the morning of the flight) I had one more look at the ticket… shit! It hits me, “guys we have missed our flight” as I ran out of the restaurant. So I tried everything to get us on the next flight, but there was no flights for a couple of nights. You can just imagine the look on their faces.  I felt so bad! Their 10 night trip turned into 7 nights. Sorry guys😬

Arrest me for my scatterbrain

2. I left home at 16 years of age

I left home when I was just 16 years old, I moved to a city called Cambridge away from London. I know this is a very young age to leave home but I was always very mature for my age and had to grow up fast. I started working/training for a Toni & Guy hairdressing franchise. This was the best decision I made after leaving school. I didn’t have the best grades to get into University. I really did struggle in school. Having a trade like this has helped me travel and earn money along the way.

Yep having views like this whilst cutting hair isn’t bad, “not bad at all”!

3. I’m only 5 foot small

So finding a comfortable backpack isn’t easy, my backpack is as long as me!

I got this

But being small also has its benefits, you’ll always have leg room on planes, trains and buses. You never have to crouch down to get through doorways and can easily float about in small spaces like, say, microscopic city apartments. People instinctively want to protect you, which makes asking for help with any physical task infinitely easier. Your height gives you a stand-in personality. You will look young forever. Kids will love you because they think you’re one of them. You’re always up front in group pictures.

You’ll always be able to fit your entire body underneath tiny throw blankets instead of having to cast out your feet to freeze in the open air

4. I have clown fish as pets

They’re home breed so don’t worry I didn’t take them out of the ocean. They’re so cute! I have one female and one male, named Mige & Modge (Maltese slang for crazy) As you know from my previous blogs I’m obsessed with the underwater world and I can stare into my tank for ages just mesmerising. Did you know clownfish are all born males and the dominant male of a group will turn female when the female of that group dies. Clownfish, also known as anemonefish, are sequential hermaphrodites that first develop into males.

Feeding time

5. Sometimes I cuss

I probably cuss a bit too much than I should, I hate that I do it but it just comes out. I am really trying hard to use different words in place of the cuss words. For example “shiitake mushrooms”, “shut the front door”, “bullspit”, “mothersmucker” and one of my favourites “I don’t give a Donald Duck”

6. I’m fruit obsessed

I love the colours, they’re so vibrant and the different textures in your mouth. Fruits rock.! They’re low in calories, high in nutrition, high in fiber, and most of them taste pretty good. I have to try the local fruit in every country I visit. Don’t get me started on fruit markets. I love them!

Yum 👅

7. My partner in crime

I have found my soul mate, we met 17 years ago. We can get through anything together, we make each other laugh all the time and we have been travelling the world together for the last 15 years.

I swear we spend most our lives in airports

And now for the nominations!…

The nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award are:

1. Angela Snyder littlelivesbig.com
2. Kayla Millhouse notsotrickytravel.com
3. Monique Satchell moniqueliveslife.com
4. Anna Fleming curlyvagabond.com
5. Samantha thetravelplug.net
6. Kayla Gallant travelingwithuc.com
7. Victoria thetallwanderer.com
8. Gretka Milkovic beachaddicted.com

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