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19 août 2016


Wuaw! The Fredke And Friends blog has been nominated twice for the Liebster Award… I’m really very proud of this and will now pass it on to fellow bloggers.

You’re for sure wondering what’s this about with the Liebster Award? Well it is a kind of award among bloggers that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. It is a way to be discovered but also to connect and support the blogging community. So it’s a pleasure for me to accept this award and to pass it on!


Below you will find the ground rules of the Liebster Award 2016 if your blog has been nominated and you have chosen to accept it.

  • Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you.
  • Display the award on your blog – by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”.
  • Answer your nominator’s questions and create 11 questions for your own nominees to answer.
  • Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers.
  • Give 10 random facts about yourself.
  • List the rules in your post.
  • Once you have written and published it, you then have to: inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the award and provide a link for them with your post so that they can learn about it.

I’ve already been nominated a couple of months ago by LetzFlyAway (but I have to admit that I unfortunately missed to react at that moment…), an amazing travel blog which I love to follow to discover all the great places around the world this family of 4 are discovering throughout the year.


And now very recently I’ve been nominated by Sonja from Onapona’s (kitchen) tales who regularly publishes really YUMMI recipes I always plan to try out…


Responses to Sonja’s questions as her nomination is more recent one:

  1. How did you come up with the name of your blog?

My best friends at university always called me Fredke and as I knew that I wouldn’t necessary get time enough to regularly publish posts by myself, I decided to ask good friends of mine to help filling the blog, that’s how the name of Fredke and Friends came up!

  1. What is your favourite recipe on your blog?

Well it’s a recent one: the delicious chocolate chip cookies! Yummi! I almost have to bake once a week the cookies as all the kids of the neighborhood are requesting some…

  1. What is your favourite ingredient?

Hm, that’s a quite hard one… but, I’d say: butter as it is also the most used one in our kitchen. Ok, it’s true that it’s not necessarily the healthiest one, but the dishes always taste so much better with it than with a substitute of butter.

  1. Appetizer or dessert?

Dessert… but most of the time I am no longer hungry when it comes to the dessert as I already ate all the appetizers!

  1. What is your favourite regional food?

I just love the homemade bread and cheese we are preparing at home.

  1. What is one food that you love but wouldn’t admit to?

Local sausages

  1. What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

On our Scandinavian summer trip last year, I discovered camping live and now I would really like to go again on a camping trip with the whole family with a camper and tents…

  1. What are your other hobbies, next to cooking/baking?

I have to admit that my list of hobbies is growing with the time: DIY, sewing, traveling, reading, writing…

  1. If you could time travel, what year would you most like to visit?

I would love to go back to 1969, more precisely to the 15-17 August, to be part of the famous and memorable Woodstock festival which took place on a dairy farm in New York state and to listen to all those great music wonders of that time like Joan Baez, Santana, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker…

  1. What is your favourite part of the Holiday season?

I just love the preparing, organizing and wrapping of the gifts for the beloved ones!

You wanna know more about me? Well then, I guess its time for the  11  random facts about me…

  1. I just love to stay at home.
  2. I never managed to keep a journal even if I tried it several times.
  3. I just love Brussels.
  4. I would love to restore an old barn and to live there with my family.
  5. I do not like football and am happy that none of our kids are playing football!
  6. I hate doing sports!
  7. I can’t say no!
  8. I’d love to go back to Rwanda once a year.
  9. I am happy that my man loves to cook!
  10. I would love to get more time for all my hobbies.
  11. I am always the one who falls asleep on the couch when we have guests later at night at home ! 🙂

You wanna know which blogger/blogs I’m nominating? Well then, read on!

Guillaume & Charlotte

Claudine from Merlanne

Sophie from Kisphere

Claudia vous regale

Isabelle from Isa en live

Sophie de sophiesticationblog

And here my questions to them:

  1. What inspired you to start your own blog?
  2. What is your dream job?
  3. Are you happy in live? Why?
  4. Does your family assist and support you with your blog?
  5. Where do you get all the ideas for your blogposts?
  6. Do you prefer Mondays or Fridays?
  7. Do you love to work in the kitchen?
  8. Preference to travel by car or by plane?
  9. Books or kindle?
  10. 3 things still on your bucket list


That’s all folks! Hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little closer thanks to the Liebster Awards!

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