Friday, 1 March 2013

It's Awards TIme

Last week I mentioned two awards that had been bestowed upon me and my little blog. As yet I have not paid them the attention they deserve. So here goes!

Katie at Nested has passed on this lovely award to me.

Now it has no rules so I am just going to basque in the glow of such a lovely award from one of the few blogs that I read with a truly authentic voice, thank the lovely Katie and then bestow the award on the blogs I will mention in a minute.

My second award came winging it's way from my favourite photographer and friend Lee Johnson. This is a guy with impeccable taste and an eye for what works, so the fact he has passed this award on to me makes me smile...a lot! Thank you Mr Johnson!

And to the rules...always with the rules, sheesh.

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their site. (Check!)
  2. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your blog post. (Check!)
  3. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly and include a link to their site.  (Ooooo, I will think about this one...stay tuned!)
  4. Let them know you have nominated them. (Yeah, yeah. Let me decide already!)
  5. Share 7 random facts about you. (Well 7 is my lucky number but I think y'all know everything there is to know about me by now. Apologies if I bore you!).

7 Random Facts About Me - Because I'm not random at all ;-)

1. I love panda's. To the point I have a tattoo of one!

2. I have way too many unfulfilled ambitions which includes learning to play the bass guitar.

3. I name my cars...generally strong male names (and I need ideas for a new addition to our family - the Other Half has brought home a beautiful new play thing but it has no name. Ideas on a postcard please)

4. I love the Ocean; it's sound, it's rhythm. Especially sailing on it, however I don't like swimming in it!

5. I close my eyes if I want to experience something more deeply.

6. I read faster on my Kobo but prefer the feel and smell of a book in my hands.

7. When I was younger I bleached my hair to get rid of the red highlights that ran through it. Now I actively colour my hair varying shades of copper and red.

The Magic 7 Blogs

Getting not one but two shiny awards for utter greatness:

These are all fabulous blogs and apologies to these wonderful writers that I have not been as dedicated to my reading of blogs as I should lately....forgive me? (fluttering eyelashes and everything!) What I am trying to say is nip over, take a look and leave them some love!

Finally I will leave you with this tune that seems perfectly appropriate to me at the moment.


  1. congratulations on all of your awards! Richly deserved!

    1. Why thank you dear lady and thank you for thinking me worthy!

  2. Wait.....back up! You have a tattoo of a panda?! Did I read that right?!

    That I have to see....

    Congrats on your award m'dear :)

    1. It is much smaller and wimpier than I make out!!

  3. Bass guitar? Me too! Ever since I was, oh, 17 years old and fell deeply in lust with a bass guitarist...looking back, I wonder if I fell more for the guy or the bass. Probably the latter, since that's what's stuck with me most about the whole relationship.

    And I loved your 4, 5, and 7. Hummy thoughts.

    Thanks for the love, and I'm looking forward to thinking about the answers and putting them up next Tuesday. How very exciting.

    1. Yet another similarity....we are going to have to pin down some differences at some point ;-)

      I am looking forward to your answers, as I always look forward to finding out more about you!

  4. Congrats & love your choices!

    1. Thanks Marianne, you were on my list but occasionally I like to stick to the rules.....feel free to break them and claim the award for you too ;-)

  5. Thanks for thinking of me and thanks (again, as always) for patience while I got myself organized enough to do my post. Here it is, at long last:

    Looking forward to getting caught up on reading your posts soon too.

    1. Patience, thanks for your patience with me as I get caught up too ;-)

      Loved your answers!!


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