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Beautiful, Versatile, Sunshine!

Turns out that I am beautiful, versatile and full of sunshine.  Or if not me, exactly, then my blog.  Needless to say, I am completely blown away by these accolades for my humble blog and I’ve done the happy dance and celebrated quietly for a few days already.  Now it’s time to say Thank You to the wonderful bloggers who passed on these three awards to me in the past few weeks, and to spread the joy by passing on further.  Get ready for the triple award ceremony!



The Sunshine Award was passed on to me a few weeks back by the amazing Marina Sofia. Thanks, honey, your poems and music bring sunshine to my life, too!

The award rules are:

  • Write five things about yourself
  • Include the award’s logo in a post
  • Nominate 5 other bloggers
  • Link to your nominees
  • Link the person who nominated you

I’m streamlining the ‘write five things about myself’ and combining it with the other awards at the end of this post.  (Otherwise I’d have to write my life history, and you really wouldn’t want to trawl through that…)  However, here are my five nominees with their links, in no particluar order:

Writerlious, My, My Books and I, love reading love books, The Romaniacs, The Lazuli Portals


I received the Beautiful Blogger Award from Donna over at My Life. One Story at a Time. Thanks, Donna-you know how much I love catching up on your lifestories!

I’m not entirely sure about the rules for this one, but I assume that they are as for the Sunshine Award above.  For random things about me, see below.  Here are my nominees, in no particular order:

Jennifer M Eaton, Yasmin Selena, CommuniCATE, This Write’s Life…, Dizzy Cs Little Book Blog


It is with tremendous pleasure that I receive my third Versatile Blogger Award from Anneli at wordsfromanneli.  Thanks, Anneli, it’s always a pleasure visiting your blog and finding out about hot potatoes, grizzly bears and other life essentials over in your part of the world.

The Versatile Blogger Award is a little more involved, and here are the rules:

Thank the person who gave you this award. Include a link to their blog.  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. (I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!) I’ve found that it’s a bit of work to list 15, but please don’t feel that being nominated should be a burden. If you only want to nominate 8 or 10 bloggers, that’s fine too.  Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award (you might include a link to this site) and let them know that you’ve nominated themFinally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

So once more, here are my nominees, in no particular order:

Jane Risdon, Word by WordPolly, thatpanicgirlee, UK Treasure Trove, Shirley McLain, Lynnareynolds, Jersey Girl Book Reviews, Madison Woods, Oh, for the HOOK of a BOOK, Rebecca Leith’s Blog, Forget the Housework, I’m Reading… , Been there, done that. , Kindle and Me, lynnelives 


I hate chainletters. I do. I never participated in them as a child, and I avoid them like the plague now.  So, you ask rightly, what’s with these blog awards?  They’re not too dissimilar to chain mail, surely?  No, you’re right: they are the blogosphere equivalent of chainletters.  But they serve a different purpose.  They are visible and fun, and they connect bloggers with each other that might otherwise not find each other.  It’s all about visiblity and passing on the good vibes!

I love being on the radio.  That’s a recent discovery, but I get a real buzz out of it and could quite happily visit a radio station every day.  Perhaps I missed my career vocation?

I sweat the small stuff, but am handy in a crisis.  Little, trivial things make me lose sleep, tear my hear out, and howl in despair.  Throw me a major life crisis, especially involving blood, splinters or broken limbs, and I am calm, cool and collected.

I love all seafood except squid. Oh, and oysters. Enough said.

I used to be allergic to hazelnuts.  I did! It was a family joke; Nicky doesn’t need botox to plump her lips; she just needs to eat hazelnuts, or pralines containing even traces of hazelnuts.  (I hasten to add that I have never, nor will I ever, resort to botox, my lips are fine as they are, thank you!).  However, since my second pregnancy, that allergy has disappeared.  Don’t ask me how that’s possible, but it’s gone.  Instead, I struggle with sesame seeds now–which is a pain, considering I adore hummus and prawn toast.

One day, I want to travel all the way around the world. Can you tell I missed out on my gap year?  There’s no such thing as a ‘gap year’ in Germany; at least there wasn’t when I left school.  It was a completely alien concept to me when I arrived in the UK and found most everyone had taken off to go travelling for a year.  I wil lcatch up with you–soon!

I can’t take the heat. Clearly, I’m a precious Northern European shady flower.  That doesn’t sound right, does it?  Anyway, I can take heat. I wasn’t born to take heat. Even the modest heat waves that befall the UK from time to time are enough to send me over the edge.  Most people head for hotter climes in their hols (or retirement); me, I crave Iceland, or Newfoundland, or Canada.  Maybe Alaska.

Enough about me! Congratulations again to all the nominees today. I hope you get a chance to take up your well-deserved awards some time soon.

Meanwhile–do tell me something random about you, right here, right now. I’d love to hear it! 🙂 xx