A few weeks back, I was given the Versatile Blogger award by http://pedrothecat.com/ which was very kind.
It was a strange time as far as awards and I were concerned. I hadn’t realised they existed, then suddenly I got two in the space of a few days and just about every post I read seemed to be someone thanking someone else for giving them a gong.
We all seemed to be permanently on the red carpet and there was a delicious vicarious thrill wondering if anyone was going to tip into Dickie Attenborough mode. If anyone did, I missed it.
The rules for the VB seem identical to those for the One Lovely Blog Award. This is what it says on the VBA page http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/:
If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.
Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
Reasonable enough. But coming so soon after the OLBA, I was hard pressed to come up with a new set of fifteen new blogs. I was also aware that my fifteen for OLBA divided into two main camps – photography and pets. Having recently started joining in with the Weekly Photo Challenge I am visiting more blogs with photos than any other.
So, I decided it was time to branch out. And I am finding some great blogs. I am going to nominate fifteen, but I’m going to them in batches or two or three at a time. Here are the first three:
which I found by looking for posts with the tag licorice (don’t ask), and which left me laughing aloud and thinking. Good combo. At first I thought it was a fairly fluffy blog about dressmaking and cats, then as I read on, I realised there was a great deal more going on, and an awareness of disability that doesn’t feature on many blogs I read.
A trawl of posts tagged dementia, yielded http://nothousebound.wordpress.com/, subtitled Adventures with Dementia. Funny, sad, thought provoking and very few comments. She doesn’t post a lot, but I believe she has a fairly unique perspective on dementia and that more people should know about her and her grandfather and follow her blog .
This blogger found me. She wrote such a lovely comment, I had to go and check out her page. By the number of comments and the range of people visiting her page already, I seem to one of the last people on WordPress to find her. A warm and lovely blogger who describes herself thus: I am a 60 year old gal that wanted to indulge myself with a blog where I could place my pictures of subjects that are special to me. I give you http://sweetdaysundertheoaks.com/
You know she would be the friendliest soul if you dropped round for coffee and you would talk all day and probably all night too.
So, now for seven more facts about me:
1. I’m getting my hair cut on Thursday
2. I thought I had thirteen first cousins, now I know I have more
3. I was born on the day I was due
4. I was born at home and the little girl next door (it was a semi-detached house), knowing I was due, slept with her ear to the wall and heard nothing
5. If my grandmother had been my grandfather, I would be a baroness
6. One of my ancestors introduced the waltz to England
7. I have never seen a James Bond film.