Hello, my friends. This is one of those posts where I give thanks.
I have received the One Lovely Blog Award from a wonderful blogger who taught me a lot of things:
M. G. Edwards. Thank you, Michael, for your gift.
Now, Michael doesn’t believe in following the rules (a common condition among writer-kind) and asked that, instead of simply dishing out seven things about himself, we should put some effort into this ourselves, and ask the seven questions we want answered ourselves. So I did – you can see my questions and Michael’s answers in the comments right beneath his post.
I am going to nominate the 7 bloggers who deserve this award from me, thus breaking the rules in true writerly fashion, and I’ll tell you seven things about myself, but only one set of the seven secrets per post (otherwise, you’ll know too much!). But it is one post, you say. Well, yeah, but you didn’t get to the bottom of it yet. So, wait and see.
The fifteen chosen ones for the One Lovely Blog Award are:
But that’s not all. Because I received another award, the very same day, this one from Emily Guido – the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Thank you, Emily.
So, here are my 7 nominees for this award, people who – I hope – will never stop writing.
And here are seven things about me, combined effort for the two awards.
1. When I was a kid I used to jump from tree to tree, because climbing down and up again was time-consuming. Yes, I used to play out of my grandparents’ easy-spotting sight, as often as possible.
2. I learned ice-skating from an early age and was quite good at it.
3. For a time in my teens I wanted to move to the Faeroe Islands (not sure if I was only trying to get away from my mother).
4. While I adore chocolate, I hate chocolate icecream.
5. I believe in smiling a lot. This often leads to giggles, and then to uncontrollable fits of laughter. Just ask my kids.
6. I am able to find my way around quite easily because, contrary to the common belief, I can read a map.
7. I have spent eighteen years with a Brit and still don’t understand cricket. I get rugby, only just.