Nominations Are Like Buses…

Pride of London cover detail…You wait and wait, and then a bunch come along all at once.

Prior to about six weeks ago, I had to go way back to 2009 for the last time I was nominated for anything. On that occasion Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration was an Award Winning Finalist for USA Book News’ Best Books 2009.

Then last month, not only was my blog was nominated for a Liebster Award, but I was also personally nominated to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

One Lovely Blog (square)And today it’s my great pleasure to accept yet another nomination, this time for a One Lovely Blog Award. It’s a really nice way to celebrate my 200th blog post.

The nomination comes from Vasudha Aggarwal of Traveldefined, a great blog she writes about her travels with her husband, accompanied by some fantastic photos. Thanks very much, Vasudha!

The rules for accepting a One Lovely Blog Award are as follows:

  1. Thank and link back to the person who nominated you – Check!
  2. List the rules and display the award – Check!
  3. Include seven facts about yourself – See below
  4. Nominate around 15 other bloggers and let them know about the award – See below
  5. Follow the blogger who nominated you (if not already!) – Check!


Seven facts about me:

  1. I am the star of a series of travel-based adventure novels!

There are currently three Jaspa’s Journey stories available as ebooks (see my Books section). Drop me an e-mail if you’d like a free download of the first book in the series, The Great Migration, which takes place in the Serengeti.

Three book banner

  1. I am a Ses and only 3½ inches tall, so I have a unique perspective on the world.

Most humans are unaware of us Ses, yet there’s nothing magical or cutesy about us. We’re just small creatures, trying to get by in the world. Nearly all animals have Ses counterparts. Take me; I’m a Giraffeses, a distant relation of the giraffe, who could comfortably fit in the palm of your hand.


  1. Most of the work on this blog is actually done by my creator, Rich Meyrick

IMG_0424Being as small as I am, it’s hard to work a keyboard. Fortunately Rich, a former environmental scientist with a PhD from Cambridge University, isn’t a bad writer. He’s also been know to take the odd reasonable photograph.





  1. I was born in the Serengeti

Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration tells the ‘official’ story of how I came to leave the Serengeti in the first place. Since then I’ve lived in Germany, the UK (albeit very briefly) and Canada with Rich and his wife, Sue.


  1. I LOVE travelling!

IMG_1369Everything in my blog is based on my travels with Rich and Sue. So far we’ve visited 40 countries on four continents, and been to eight Canadian provinces and all 50 US States. To learn more about my Journeys visit the Travel section of my webpage.


  1. My motto is “I Think I Need A Bigger Bucket!”

There isn’t place I don’t want to visit (safety notwithstanding). Just take a look at my Bucket List, if you’re not convinced. I always say I’m going to need 7½ lifetimes to see and do everything I want to.


  1. My favourite hobby is Geocaching

IMG_6369Geocaching is essentially a worldwide scavenger hunt based on GPS technology. It’s a great way to take advantage of local knowledge when exploring somewhere new. To date I’ve found over 5300 caches, including at least one in every province, state and country I’ve ever visited except Ireland, which I haven’t returned to since I discovered geocaching. To learn more visit the Geocaching section of my webpage.


My nominees:

The best thing about getting a nomination like One Lovely Blog, is that I in turn get another opportunity to acknowledge some of the blogs I enjoy reading…

AngelineM’s Blog

Being Mrs Carmichael

Cee’s Photography

Flying Goannas

Hamburg und Mee(h)r


Max510’s Blog

Meg Travels

Northwest Frame of Mind

Travel With Intent

The Syllabub Sea

Wandering Iris

Where’s My Backpack?

Wind Against Current

Woolly Muses

Wooly and Raeski

The World Is A Book…

And don’t forget to visit the blogs I nominated for a Liebster Award last month.

If you’ve enjoyed learning a bit about me, why not sign up and follow my continuing Journeys here at Jaspa’s Journal (on WordPress or Bloglovin’), or through my website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr?

And if that’s not enough for you, there are now three Jaspa’s Journey novels to enjoy as ebooks! Perfect for Kids 8 – 80!

Jaspa's Journey Logo (Bigger Bucket)


About Jaspa

Jaspa's Journey is a series of award-winning, travel-based adventure novels for strong middle grade readers by Rich Meyrick. Join the Adventure! Read the books! Follow Jaspa’s ongoing Journeys at Let's explore this amazing world together! And don’t forget to download the books and see what the buzz is all about!
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16 Responses to Nominations Are Like Buses…

  1. Amy says:

    Congratulation, Jaspa! Thank you for your nomination. I’m honored!
    I love your post and photos! Great blog 🙂

  2. megtraveling says:

    Congratulations and best wishes on your award! It was great learning about you and your blog too. Thanks very much for the nomination!

  3. Congratulations, Jaspa, and thank you so much for the nomination! We really appreciate it!! 🙂

  4. Congrats, Jaspa and thanks so much for thinking of me in your top 15! I have great fun following you around the world and look forward to many more adventures. 🙂

  5. goannasnake says:

    Thanks so much for the nomination. I’m away at the moment. I’ll try to resold in the next couple of weeks. Otherwise it will be when I get home.

  6. Max510 says:

    Congratulations Jaspa and thank you very much for the nomination !
    I really appreciate your thoughts!
    Next days I’ll write about this award !
    Thanks a lot !
    Ciao ciao

  7. Congratulation Jaspa and many thanks for the nomination !
    I really appreciate it.
    Cheers Angela 😀

  8. goannasnake says:

    Thanks again for the nomination. Just read my previous comment which I guess I must have done from my phone. Obviously I haven’t managed to “resold”. I’m guessing that was meant to be “respond”. Anyway, I’m home now and have posted my response here:

  9. Woolly Muses says:

    Congratulations on your nomination for this award Jaspa and a big thank you for nominating WoollyMuses for the One Lovely Blog Award.

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