Blogger Recognition Award



What is the Blogger Recognition Award?

As Bloggers, we all know the value of words. Blogging requires a lot of dedication and we would most likely give up without the support of our readers and fellow bloggers. This award serves to expose new bloggers to new readers and welcome them to a truly awesome community.


I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by tow lovely ladies. Please check out Daria and Joan Spread the love and show them some appreciation.


Award Rules

Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
Write a post to show your award
Give a brief story of how your blog started
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
Select other bloggers, you want to give this award to
Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created


How did my blog start?

I had dabbled with blogging before as in I created the blog but never actually stuck with it. I was working some pretty crazy hours and that pretty much took up most of my time. One night my best friend Michele just casually mentioned blogging and advised me to give it a go again. It was really on a whim. I was not sure what I even wanted to talk about so I wrote my first post in May and here I am a few months later still writing.  I  would say this is one of the best things I have ever done as I never really realised how much I missed having an outlet for creative expression.

Advice to new bloggers

Do not compare yourself or your work to other bloggers. There may be others who write about the same things that you do but as they say, no one can do you like you can. This creative space is big enough for all of us. So whatever you have to share with the world just do it. Be as authentic as possible.
Blogging is like a work of art. It takes time and dedication to build something beautiful. Try to concentrate on creating instead of focusing too much on your views. It is also a good idea to connect with fellow bloggers the support and advice they offer will be indispensable on your blogging journey.


Here are my nominees :

Thanks again for the nomination and I want to also commend my fellow bloggers for all of their hard work. 

Add heading (31)

The Mystery Blogger Award



I have been nominated for The Liebster Award by Jill. She is one awesome mama and has an amazing blog. Please go show her some love. I was also nominated for the Mystery Blogger   Award by Lynley  Please show her your appreciation as well.


The Rules 

  • Feature the award logo/image on your post
  • List the rules
  • Thank the blogger that nominated you
  • Tell the readers 3 things about yourself
  • Answer the questions provided
  • Nominate 10-15 bloggers and notify them by commenting on their blog
  • Ask the nominees 5 questions of my choice with one weird/funny question (specify)
  • Share and link to your best post(s 


Three Things About Me 

 My name is Tachira. I have no idea what it means I have been trying to find out for years. Google is no help. I hope it means something good 🙂
I love all things purple.
I am a slight shopping addict, especially online shopping.


My Five Questions Were :

What were you like as a child?   

I was shy and quite reserved as a child. I am no longer quiet or reserved I am quite the opposite now

What is your favorite dish?

My favorite dish can I just say I love food! I think I will go with pizza. I have too many favorite dishes to decide.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

Well, I have only ever been to New York and I love it. I have many dream destinations. All of which costs tons of money to get to because Barbados is literally a far-off dot in the ocean.

Describe a perfect moment with a loved one.

Any occasion involving sharing food and laughter.

Weird Question: What is your favorite holiday? And why?

I love all things Christmas because traditionally we dissect the house and redecorate it’s like a fresh start a new beginning for me although it is the end of the year.

My questions are :

What was your favorite childhood activity?
What is your favorite hobby?
If you could travel for free where would you go?
What do you do when you want to relax?
Weird question. If you could be an animal which would you be?

My nominees are  :

Thanks to everyone who visits, shares, reads my blog. Your support is much appreciated. Please share the love with my fellow bloggers. Love and Blessings Tachi  


The Liebster Award



I have been nominated by two lovely bloggers for the Liebster award. I want to thank 

Brown Girl Journal and SightswithH. Please visit their blogs and show them some love.

My nominees are :

Reading with Jessica 

The Sparkling Suitcase 

Caribbean Curl 



Forever Book Blog 


Colorful MishMash

Baby and I 



My questions for the nominees are :

When did you start blogging and why?

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

What is the favorite part of your day?

If you could choose any other era to live in when would it be?

What would you say is the best book you ever read?

What is your favorite comfort food?

What would be your dream job?

Who is your celebrity crush?

Do you prefer staying in or going out?

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

When was /is your birthday and how did/do you plan to celebrate it? 


Here are the questions I was asked by Sights with H 

Favourite Continent to travel to?– I have only ever been to North America so far. I love New York because of the shopping.  I hope to visit Europe some day.

In view of my project, Have you visited as much of your home city as is possible?

Barbados is not that big. I still have sites I want to see though. I have been on island tours but none lately. I have a list of attractions I still want to visit and document.

Blogging? What does it mean to you? -Blogging is my creative outlet. It takes me back to my creative roots. I used to love art and writing in my journal. I guess I let life get in the way so to speak. I was consumed with work and other issues. I love the fact that what I write can cheer someone up or bring back memories. 

When you started doing blogging, what expectations, if any, did you have for yourself?

I really did not have any expectations. Writing and posting help me to relax, organize my thoughts and share my ideas. I had no expectations because I thought no one would actually read what I wrote, to be honest. I think of it as my art project. Much like my life .

What would you consider to be your favourite day of the week? My favorite day of the week is Sunday . Something about Sundays just says rest and relaxation .

What is the craziest thing you have done without thinking about it?-Skinny dipping . Is that crazy? It was one am.

2018 is coming? What expectations do you have for it? –2018 . I hope to find a new job, to be debt free, to have started my own business, to travel and be as happy as I can every day. Oh, I want a lot for 2018.

When you travel, do you prefer city breaks or beach breaks? –I get plenty of beaches here in Barbados. I would so not mind a city break.

You receive a letter stating there is £5000 for you to travel anywhere for 2 weeks, where are you going? – Where I am going? To Europe. I want to explore various countries there.

What is your favourite movie? – Is there a location you saw in a movie you would love to visit.  –I absolutely love Clueless. It is set in Beverley Hills. I think I would love there also.


Now for my questions from Brown Girl Journal

What inspired you to start blogging? My best friend inspired me to start a blog about May 15 th . I started then and have fallen in love with writing.

Do you think education, as it is today, does justice to life and learning? Why? 

Most of what I learned at school was not relevant to real life . Outdated curricula and no practical skills were taught. That is the case here in Barbados. Then after you go and study they ask for years experience which you obviously do not have . So no I don’t think it does justice to anyone If you could have one super power, what would it be?

If you could have one super power, what would it be? 

I think I would love to teleport . I would consider it to be free travel .lol 

What is your favourite book/ book series?

Charlene Harris . The Sookie Stackhouse series . I love all things supernatural. 

If you had to live the life of someone famous of any era, who would it be?

It would be Rosa Parks because she took a stand for what she believed in and attempted to change the world with a simple act of defiance.

Sweet or spicy? I have a sweet tooth out of this world . I am addicted to cake. 

Fondest travel memory? My first time on a plane when it takes off. The rush I will never forget that If you had to choose a vacation to one place for a month, where would it be?

If you had to choose a vacation to one place for a month, where would it be? Hawaii I have always wanted to visit there .

Would you rather explore the deep ocean or outer space? The ocean for sure . I love water. 

Tea or coffee? Coffee .Several cups in various flavors 🙂

 I hope I did not bore you guys with my really long getting to know me post. Please check out the awesome nominees and show them some support. Love and Blessings Tachi.