Rather belatedly I’d like to say a massive thank you to Win Lose or Draw for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I must confess that I was as surprised as I was delighted when strangers started reading my online ramblings, but when someone likes my posts, it’s now a real chufty moment. And don’t get me started on the stats map. That thing is amazing, I love the world getting coloured in. Someone in Peru read my blog? Wow…
So, I’m sorry it took me so long to write this post, I’ve had a bit of a communication block recently but I think the dam may be breaking now. Brace yourself Bridget, there may be a flood of unconnected thought and pictures over the next few days.
But before all that, and much more importantly, I’d like to address Versatility Rule number 1: Nominate 15 fellow bloggers. Okeydoke, Here are some of the lovely blogs I follow, in no particular order since they are all most fabulous:
- Death’s Head and the Sickly Child
- The Heart of Art
- Enjoy My Adventure
- Meanwhile, back at the ranch
- Yarn Harlot
- The Graphic Side of Life
- Tania Jessica Smith
- Rudolf Vlcek Photography
- Wild Applause
- The Littlest Comma
- The Elaborate Spinning Machine in his Head
- Make Something Mondays
and now I need to toddle off and follow up Rule 2: Inform the bloggers of their nomination. Mmmhmm. That done, Rule 3 is a tricky one: Share seven (7) random things about you. Here goes…
(1) I have a shockingly bad memory for everything except faces and birthdays. (2) I love stationery way more than is healthy and have a larger collection of notepaper and little cards than is warranted by the sadly dwindling number of letters I write. (3) I’m shorter than I look. (4) I find it almost impossible to meet someone who speaks a language that I haven’t yet ‘met’ without trying to learn at least one ‘useful’ phrase from them, and therefore managed to say happy new year to a homesick Hungarian stranger in London, on NYE, in Hungarian. (5) I inherited a predilection for spoonerisms from my family, e.g. Frick Dancis, Chish and Fips, Par Cark, and yes, it can inhibit communication but I doubt I’ll ever stop. (6) I love love LOVE chutney and not only add it to almost any sandwich you can think of and call it an improvement, I’d also happily eat a chutney sandwich, or just chutney, from the jar, by the spoonful.p.s. chum plutney is probably the best (7) Most of the time I care much too much about what other people think about me but sometimes, blissfully, I kick up my heels and ignore them completely, and it’s wonderful….
Rule 4: Thank the blogger who nominated you. Done done and done. And her blog is wonderful. Visit it. Rule 5: Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture on your post. Tick. That’s all for now folks, thank you and goodnight.