Saturday, 4 June 2011

Musings - And the award goes to... me?

When I came to do some writing and photo work for my blog today I came across a comment from Lindy Legends saying to pop by her blog.

Which I did!

And found that she had, being the complete star she is, honoured me with an award:

Lindy Legends is a self confessed writing addict with a blog that is always witty and entertaining, check her out.

Now there is a process to follow, here is what happens...

1. Thank the person who gave you the award by linking back to them in your post.
2. Tell us 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and let them in on the exciting news!

So, 7 things about myself, hmm...

1. I am a new Mum:
After nearly 4 years of trying to conceive, a failed IVF treatment and much heartache, I finally fell pregnant naturally in the summer of 2010. My beautiful, and I'm not biased she is a looker, daughter was born in April making our family unit complete. I never expected to be a natural Mother but each day I think of something new that I want to teach her or she inspires me to do better with a simple smile.

2. Book Addiction:
I have a book addiction. I don't necessarily want to read them but I must have full collections of my favourite authors. I must, I must, I must. I love how books look in my library (spare bedroom), how they smell, the sound of a turning page, but most of all how with very little effort I can disappear into another's created world.

3. Tattoo:
A couple of years ago I got annoyed, disheartened, plain old fed up with the lack of action and direction in my life. I felt stale and stagnant and all the things that I wanted in my head and heart felt so far out of my reach. Then one day I look myself to task, told myself I was pathetic and that I needed to be a little less Hamlet and a little more Henry V. I told myself that I needed to take from the inside and dream on the out. And so that I couldn't back out... I got it tattooed across my shoulder blades.  :)

4. Supernatural and the like:
I am a huge fan of all things other worldly. Werewolves, vampires, witches, Angels, magical powers, faeries, the lot of them I find absolutely fascinating. Books, plays, TV shows, movies, paintings, jewellery, ornaments, whatever I can get my eyes and hands on  I love. From old lore to modern adaptations I think the genre has such an appeal for everyone.

5. Yorkshire Lass:
I was born , raised and returned to my home town of Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK. I love Yorkshire. I live minutes away from some of the most beautiful walks, 12 miles from where the Bronte's grew up and due to local filming I often see regular soap opera cast members in my local supermarket. I have an interesting accent (like Sean Bean), my ancestors had wars with another coloured rose and obviously the best thing about being from this region is our famous Yorkshire Pudding. :)

6. Photographs:
I love to take photographs. I am not picky either, I will snap at anything. I have an amazing camera which pretty much does everything for me but now I have my iPhone I tend to be capturing away with that. My favourite things tend to be my daughter, my dog and my daily comings and goings. As I was recently pregnant I wasn't able to go on the long walks with husband and pooch so I haven't had the opportunity for landscapes but watch this space as I am going to post past collections and dig out my walking boots for new.

7. Writer's Block:
I don't know if you can tell from the babble of 1-6 but as soon as I am asked to talk about myself my mind goes blank. There is so much I could tell you, I have had 30 years after all to make myself me, but the blank page entitled 'Who are you?' scares the words and wit right out of me. I have often been tempted to get a note book in which I right down any ideas that come to mind with a little witty anecdote for each. But then that note book will start with a blank page...   

And so... drum roll please...

Here are 15 bloggers (random order) I would like to give the Versatile Blogger Award to, chosen because I have been entertained by each and every one:
Gleaning Grace
Mommy's Nest
Rubber Chicken Madness
Right Where We Belong
My Over Stuffed Book Shelf
Thoughtful Pop
The Gypsy Mama
Happy Snappy
Brain's Flight
Come Dine With Rach
Mama Kat's Losin It
Fresh Eyes On London
Beat Of My Drum
Indy Nikon Gal


  1. Thank you so much for the award! Congrats on receiving it as well!

  2. Thank you for the award, I am honored. My advice for writer's block, unsolicited as it is, is to just write and keep writing. Good things will come from it.

  3. Aww thank you for the award - I would give the same advice as Jack, just keep on writing!

  4. Thank you for the award.

  5. Thank ya for the award! It made my less than stellar mood so much better!

  6. Thanks for this award. I think this is one that definitely applies to us! I have listed it on our separate awards page with a link to your blog; however, I do not have the time to pass it on on 15 other blogs.


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