January has been a been a very busy month for me, namely because I have been getting ready for my project One Epic Road Trip and the release of my novel The Secret Diary of a Hotel Entertainer and getting more organised on with my blogging. But I am very pleased to announce that I have been awarded  the Versatile Blogger Award (which is my first and I hope not my last award). Which I was nominated for by my fellow blogger Caroline the owner of an awesome blog The Traveling Sloth.

It’s a great honour when other bloggers recognise your work and support you by nominating you for any sort of award so a massive thank you to Caroline and I look forward to reading more from your blog.

Check out her social media Instagram and YouTube Channel.

Versatile Blogger Award: 7 Fun Facts

As part of accepting this award, it has become a tradition to share 7 fun facts about myself so you can learn a little more about me, that you didn’t know about me before.

1.  As well as running Outside the Bubble UK, I work as a hotel entertainer and cabaret act (I have my own vocal comedy show) I also work as a Virtual Assistant, copywriter and freelance write as well as being a qualified Wedding and Events planner, all of which allow me to travel.


2.  One of my favourite pass times is cycling.  In 2015 I did a 14 hour bike ride in Mallorca to raise money for Alzheimer’s on my day off from the hotel and to celebrate at the end I went to an Indian restaurant and a Tandoori Mixed grill and cried when I had to cycle back to the hotel I worked and lived in, knowing the next morning I would have to entertain all the guests and actually have to move my aching body, but felt proud as I had only been cycling for two months.

Me cycling in Mallorca

3.  I learnt to drive so that I could go on my project One Epic Road Trip, as I love a challenge! I also wanted to travel to as many locations on my trip as possible and I have had to stop myself from adding any more locations on this project or I will never return home, so I am keeping it to 36 countries.

4.  Whilst I am on my Travel’s this year as part of my Vlog launch, I will be taking part in a challenge LJ section, which means that I will be doing things like going to Ninja School in Japan, learning to scuba dive and get my PADI, sky dive and more, so watch this space.


5.  Whilst visiting Rome in December 2017, I missed the last shuttle back to the hotel, that I was staying in and had to catch the Train back to Aurelia, but in my rush I ended up on a train going towards Pisa. Four stops down the line I realised that I was on the wrong train managed to get off at a connecting station. After waiting an hour at a spooky virtually deserted Train Station and when I got to the intended station, missed the last bus and had to hobble on my crutches (With a rupture ligament) up a never-ending him and finally got back to the Hotel at 10:30 pm.

6.  As much as I love my friends I quite enjoy solo travel because it gives me the opportunity to have me time, meet new people and do what I want to do.

7.  I am a massive fan of WWE’s Total Divas and Total Bellas and I would love to meet The Bella Twins when I reach the USA as I just think they are awesome.

My Versatile Blogger Award Nominations

The fantastic thing about receiving this award is that you get to nominate and show your support and appreciation to other bloggers. So please check out these awesome bloggers.

1.  Fashpacking by Sydney Fashion Hunter: Is a Travel and Fashion blog by Alison, from Sydney, Australia. She has a passion for fashion and luxury Travel and does this with style.

2.  Ben and Jess’s Adventure’s: Ben and Jess are an English couple who have just finished traveling and working around Australia and are currently on their next adventure.

3.  Go Straight Ahead: I met Danielle the owner of Go Straight Ahead last year at WTML and we have been in contact ever since, she is a very talented blogger with great posts and lots of great articles coming up as she is always on an adventure.

4.  The World In My Pocket: is run by Joanna, who is another blogger that I met at WTML last year and this girl is always on a flight to some exotic locations and more than happy to share her great posts and awesome photo’s.

5.  Cassidy’s Adventures: I have recently just found Cassidy’s blog, which is a blog about Travel and Lifestyle and is currently living in Rome.

6.  Have A Seat Will Travel: The Adventure of a Pilots Wife is a Travel blog by Samantha, who loves to travel and share her adventures with her new and existing followers.

7.  Walkabout Wonder: is written by Kathy, who is a travel blogger who has visited 55 countries and the list is growing. She is a solo traveller who enjoys learning about other cultures.

8.  The Travel Ninjas: is a travel blog run by husband and wife couple Vanessa and Steve, from the USA. Their goal is to inspire other to Travel and enjoy life.

9.  Full Time Canada: Follows Adam, Kate, Bella and Paris as the venture across Canada full time in an RV Motor home.

10.  Jen There Done That: is a is full of Fun and Interesting things to do… Travel, Life skills, Activities, Dining, and anything that strikes Jen’s fancy.  She write’s about things that she enjoy’s.

11.  Ticking the Bucket List: is a blog run by Travel and foodie couple Sonia and Ankur who write about comfortable budget holidays and activities.

12. Creative Travel Guide: Join Calum and Katie as the Blog and Vlog as the cross the globe together.

13. Gringa Journeys: Follow Leah on her Travel adventures and her passion for learning new languages and experiencing new cultures.

14.  My Wanderlust Life: Is a travel blog by Ashley, who is a part-time traveller and works full-time, but this girl really knows how to travel with flair.

15. Travel With Bird: Is a blog by Traveling duo Hendrick and Bird who focus on taking photos and blogging about their adventures.

Versatile Blogger Awards Rules:

The Versatile Blogger Award rules are simple and as follows;

  1. Thank the person that nominated you and include a link to their blog (I also included a link to, two of their social media platforms.
  2. Share 7 facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate 15 other bloggers and inform them that you have nominated them for the award.

Remember: That you can post the Versatile Blogger badge anywhere on you website.

Well that’s it from me, it’s 3am in the morning and I have to be up in the morning and I have to be up in 4 hours. I have chosen you guys because I enjoy reading about you adventures and I look forward to reading your 7 facts.


About The Author

LJ is the founder of Outside the Bubble UK, she will be releasing her first novel this year called ‘The Secret Diary of a Hotel Entertainer’, which is based on some of her experience as a hotel entertainer over the years. LJ has a passion for Travel and this year is preparing for her next big adventure, whilst also training for her first Triathlon

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