Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Erm, me, really...?

Well there was I bumbling along (as I do!) finally catching up on months' worth of blog posts after sharing an internet dongle with Mr N for the last six months when suddenly my name crops up in post... What?

Juliet from The Crazy Gypsy Chronicles has nominated me for a blog award! I double-take, double check, is that really me she's listed - why yes it is! I've been nominated for the Versatile Blogger award. I'm really quite chuffed, not to mention surprised! I certainly had a secret smile on my face after finding out! How daft is that (the secret smile that is)?

Having moved halfway around the world less than six months ago, I'm discovering a whole new world of sewing, knitting, crafting and cooking bloggers, of which Juliet is one. I think I was initially drawn to her blog by a link and then started following because of her projects and also the humorous and fun way in which she writes, particularly once the large glasses of wine have been poured...

Thanks Juliet, I'm touched and certainly feel welcomed in my new adopted country!

So, I believe there are now some rules I have to follow... The rules state that I have to mention seven different things about myself. Well OK, here goes...
  1. I'm originally an Essex girl - help! Yep, I was born in that fair county just outside London in the UK :-)
  2. I wanted to be a lollypop lady when I was about 6 years old!
  3. I'm a member of Jaffaholics Anonymous - a sacred society of people who are addicted to Jaffa Cakes. There was a sign on my wall at uni which said "Jaffa Cakes enter at your own risk..."
  4. I'm a closet petrol head - although not so much now!
  5. I like elephants.
  6. My great-grandfather was called James Herriott, but he wasn't a vet, he was a train driver!
  7. Erm... OK, the boring one, I originally trained as a maths teacher and am now a chartered librarian...

Now all I can do is to pass this on to other blogs which I feel deserve the same treatment. Like Juliet before me, I'm unsure if you've already been nominated, so if you get a double nomination through this, then I reckon that counts as an Oscar! :-) These blogs are nominated because I enjoy reading them, the way in which they are written encourages me to read more. I also like that bloggers style, choice of projects and the way they encourage me (through their posts) to try to make something different. So here goes...
And to be honest, I reckon some of you lovely ladies are due an Oscar!


  1. Haha I'm glad my habit of wine gives you a good giggle! Well deserved!

  2. Mm, reminds me of someone else trying to sew once she's had a few! Daren't look in the mirror! :-)

  3. An award for me..Yay!!. Thanks Nikki.hmm, I suppose I have to unpick my brain now for cool stuff to write about myself. I am also going to check out some of the blogs you mentioned which I did not know of.

    1. You only deserve it! But it is a good way of finding new ideas and blogs!