Blog Award

     I’m a bit thrilled and flattered to have been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, and by two such very lovely and erudite bloggers too, Martha Williams, who blogs from a wet rock, and Claudia Cruttwell, who once took a hot water bottle to St Lucia.

So having been nominated, it’s my turn to pass on the blog love, display the award thing, and tell you seven things that you didn’t know – and probably really don’t need to know – about me. I promise to keep it clean…

1. I used to be better more useful around the house. Then writing found me in 2008. Now I don’t care so much.

2. When I was small, I wanted to have pointed ears and blue skin. I did NOT want to be a Smurf.

3. I once ate an entire (small) jar of Marmite, with a teaspoon.

4. I dreamed once that I couldn’t get married because I didn’t have the right knickers on.

5. If I could walk away from my life for a year, I’d spend that year in Sweden.

6. It is very easy to make me cry. (Please don’t.)

7. I once pretended to be a coat hook.

So there you are.

And I nominate…

Claire King, (@ckingwriterKirsty Logan (@kirstylogan), Sally Quilford (@Quillers), Emma Darwin (@emma_darwin), Diane Becker (@DotSeven), Katie Anderson (@KTAndersonBlogs), Adam Horovitz (@adamhorovitz), Jane Prinsep (@janeprinsep), Nan Bovington (@wildhyperbole), M J Wright (@MJWrightNZ), Sara Crowley (@sara_crowley), Alison Bacon (@AliBacon), Gareth L Powell (@garethlpowell), Nik Perring (@nikperring), and Jenny Maltby (@SpiralSkies). In my opinion they all inspire, amuse, and are fearless provokers of thought.

Now back to writing…

(I meant it about the Smurf.)

Updated to add that I know some of the people I’ve nominated will be too busy to pick up the blogging baton, but that’s ok.

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8 thoughts on “Blog Award”

  1. I really enjoyed this. Loved your list, always wanted pointed ears myself, I blame it on major crush on Spock when I was child. My son was born with pointed ears & looked like Yoda, sadly his ears went to normal shape after a few weeks but did give me chance to tell people that his father was Vulcan. I’m really looking forward to reading more of your writing! Sorry, with no character limit I get a little rambly.

  2. Hello and thanks!
    Am deeply honoured. Admit I have had some such award before and struggled with the 7 things, but heck, I am going to accept this one too and hope your fab answers inspire me to do better. I mean, My life is more interesting than I think, isn’t it?
    Ali B

  3. Thank you, Anna! I loved reading your answers. Particularly the marmite…
    Since I’ve already posted two lists of (interesting?!) things about me on my blog, I’m not going to do another seven there. But just for you here is an as yet undisclosed one:
    When I was 19 I went to Hyderabad in India and spent a month helping to identify and treat leprosy sufferers. I did not catch leprosy, but I did (unsurprisingly) get a nasty dose of dysentery.
    I linked to you and some other great blogs here: http://www.claire-king.com/2012/06/25/very-inspiring-blogging/
    Claire xx

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