Several days ago my new blogging friend Dianda, who writes a blog called Cats & Co, surprised me in the nicest possible way by giving Bassas Blog a Liebster Blog Award.

I looked up the word Liebster and discovered it is a German word meaning dearest, so the Liebster Blog Award means Dearest Blog Award, which I think is very lovely.

Dianda told me that the Liebster Blog Award is intended to recognize worthy, lesser known blogs (with less than 200 followers) and to help expose their work. What a great idea!

I want to thank Dianda for thinking of me. Her blog about cats is great.
This is the link to her post about the Liebster Blog Awards:

You may recognise several or all of the other award recipients. Do check them out.

The rules for the Liebster Award are:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.

2. Reveal your top five picks {with less than 200 readers} and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.

4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favourite up-and-coming bloggers and keep it going!

Now, I need to pass on the awards to five blogger friends.

Bumpy Road to Bubba. This is an absolutely beautiful blog about Poppy Grace, a baby girl born in January 2011. I highly recommend this blog. It is beautifully written and will make your heart sing!

Tales from the Mom-Side. Nancy is one of the millions of mothers who work outside the home in the United States but you will see from her blog that she is definitely ‘one in a million’. I highly recommend that you follow this mom!

What I Meant to Say. Written by a forty-something mother and teacher living in San Antonio, Texas, this  blog is hilarious. I love it as it constantly surprises me with its originality.

Chancy the Gardner. Chancy is an absolutely adorable dog who had a difficult start in life but now lives happily with Mumsy and the rest of the crew. I think your blog is great Chancy and so does everyone!

Moxie Dogs. Moxie and the Berner Girls, Tallulah and Maisy are new to blogging and have made quite a splash! I found them on Twitter – or did they find me? Anyway, they are very dear to me and thoroughly deserve the Liebster Blog Award.

Congratulations to my 5 blogger friends. You fully deserve this award!

On top of the world!

I live on a mountain that overlooks the beautiful city of Tbilisi. I call it Snake Mountain because we saw a big snake there once. I like to go up high and sit with the tall person and look at the city and the snow capped Caucasus Mountains in the distance.

It feels as if I am on top of the world.

I go to the forest on the mountain several times a week with the tall person and sometimes at the weekend with De and the little person. We all had a picnic there yesterday.

The mountain and its forest are an important resource for the people in my neighborhood. Shepherds graze their goats and cows there, berries and forest fruits are gathered and dead wood is collected for fuel for wood burning stoves.

In this picture you can see the smoke from stoves in homes in my neighborhood.

I love my mountain and my forest.