Liebster Award!

Thank you to sci.casual for nominating me! The Liebster award is passed from blogger to blogger as a kind of gift that says “Hey, your blog is awesome!”. It comes with a set of rules, which I intend to follow in the order given.

11 Random Facts About Me

  1. I have 2 dogs called Toffee and Paco. They are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and they are just about the cutest things on this Earth.
  2. When I was younger, I had a thing for buttons that you can press, so much so that wanted to be a cashier. Dream big, eh?
  3. I am a HUGE environmentalist.
  4. I absolutely love going to concerts.

Find the last 7 (more maths related) facts here.

11 Random Questions

  1. What is your passion? Maths. As simple as that. Oh, and maybe music.
  2. Why did you start blogging? Click here.
  3. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Nothing: I wouldn’t be me if I changed something.
  4. Is there a moment in your life you wish you could go back to just to enjoy it again? If so, what moment is it? Some of the concerts I’ve been too; I just love the concert feeling.
  5. Are you planning to publish a book in the future? If so, what would it be about? Probably not, I’ll leave that to my sister (the one with the English degree). Although, I am a huge advocate of popularising mathematics, so maybe it is in the cards.
  6. Do you believe in love at first sight? No, I believe you have to know someone before love comes.
  7. Is there something you’re afraid of that’s quite unusual? Sharks? Clowns?
  8. What country are you from? Portugal.
  9. How many languages do you speak? 2 fluently: English and Portuguese. 2 semi-fluently: Spanish and French.
  10. What is one of your most embarrassing moments in life? There have been to many… (one of the downsides of being incredibly clumsy)
  11. Are you happy? Yes, right now I am.

Nominate Some Bloggers

Once again, thank you to sci.casual for the nomination!

(3 posts a week for many months now has left me dry of ideas.. Any blog post ideas would be very welcome!) M x


11 thoughts on “Liebster Award!”

  1. Thank you so much for the nomination, I really appreciate it! I must’ve been nominated for this award about 3 times in the past, and I’ve already done it here ( if you want to check it out. A few weeks ago I nominated you for another award which you probably didn’t see (
    Thanks again 🙂


  2. Since you have lived in 5 different countries and know 4 languages, I would be happy to know about mathematical places in those countries (may be helpful if I get a chance to visit those countries) and some nice mathematical work in Portuguese/Spanish/French for English understanding audience, like Grothendieck’s work at

    For example, in India we have Möbius strip shaped swing:
    Also a nice Spanish blog:


    1. I can only really speak for Portugal as this is where I come from so it is the place that I am most familiar with. (The only other place I can speak for is Malaysia, but I do not know any maths places here). In terms of Portuguese mathematics, there is a journal that is published regularly called ‘Portualiae Mathematica’. It publishes “high-level research articles in all branches of mathematics”. The link is: Also, mathematics events in Portugal are advertised here: (the website is in Portuguese).
      I can’t think of any places in the countries in which I have lived that are, let’s say, dedicated Maths destinations but in Portugal there are many different lighthouses along the coast. During the era of all the Portuguese discoveries, they took all the measurements for boat/ship voyages etc here. Two that stick out in my mind are ‘Farol do Cabo da Rocha’ (the most western point of Europe) and ‘Farol do Cabo de São Vicente’ in the South (more info here: Hope this helps…

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      1. Oh I see! Well in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia there is a museum of Islamic Art. Islamic art is very mathematical with its geometric patterns (I wrote a blog post on it here: The website for the museum is here:
        Also, in Portugal there is a Museum of Archeology which has an exhibition on Roman Mosaics ( which have really nice tiling patterns.
        In The Hague, Holland (another place where I have lived) there is an Escher Museum:
        I highly recommend it as it has really cool, interactive exhibitions! 🙂

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