Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Versatile Blogger? Why, thank you!!

I have been nominated by  The View from the Table for the Versatile Blogger award. This is so very lovely.

I remember when I first started blogging last year, and saw some of these awards being tossed around the blogs I was reading - I wondered if I’d ever get a nomination, and now here I am - and here it is.

I think the lovely thing about it is not only that it’s a sign that other people are reading and enjoying what I witter away about, but in this particular case, I have been awarded it by someone whose blog I happen to particularly like. She writes about food too, and always has a good story to tell. Thank you for my award. I am flattered and pleased.
Unfortunately, I don’t get to dress up in a sparkly dress and some spangly shoes (although that’s probably a good thing) and give a speech, but I do get to tell you 7 random facts about myself, and then share the love on. So here goes.

First, the official bit. The rules of the award are as follows:
1.       Thank the Blogger who nominated you
2.       Include a link to their site
3.      Include the award image to your post
4.       Include the award inage to your blog
5.       Give 7 random facts about yourself
6.       Nominate 15 other Bloggers for the award, including links to their sites
7.       Let those bloggers know they have been nominated

My 7 Random Facts:

-       I had a letter to the editor printed in the Times when I was 13 (and, yes, insufferable)

-       If my Dad had had his wish I would have been named Sorrel. Good job he   was in the South China Sea when I was born, then.
-       I don't have a middle name 

-        I ran the Great South Run in 2010 in 1 hr 40 minutes. Yes really. Despite all the cake.

-        My favourite film is Local Hero

-        I once stuck a pea up my nose and had to go to hospital to get it removed

-        I can touch my nose with my tongue (go on – try it: you know you want to)

And I nominate:
Single Married Mum –  her hubby’s away in Afghanistan for a YEAR and she’s holding the fort with 3 kids, so I read her blog and can imagine what it might have been like for me had the Husband stayed in the Army. She writes about all sorts of things in a way that I love – and although she’s very modest, I think she’s pretty talented & versatile. And she has a camper van too – called Betty.

Attempting the Ordinary – I love her take on life

Apple Pie with Wensleydale – check out the food. Just GORGEOUS

Inside a British Mum’s Kitchen – again – check out the food. CHECK IT OUT!!

Grace at The Old Police House (she may already have had this award, but there’s nothing in the rules that says she can’t have it again, I don’t think!)

Crafts on Sea –  great crafts, good books and wine.

Truly Myrtle  –  if I could knit, this is where I’d be. I love how she writes about her gorgeous knitting and other craftiness with such enthusiasm and warmth, and there’s always a story there

Made by Yours Truly – another lovely craft blog that I read and get all excited about the lovely projects,

Yummy Mummy? Really? title says it all to me. I've only just started reading her blog, and I think she's an old hand and will probably think this is terribly passe, but neverthless, Yummy Mummy - I salute you 
Now, there’s no obligation on any of you to do anything with this, and I think some of you have previously been nominated, but I don’t think there’s anything in the rules that says I can’t heap on the love a little more. Also, I haven't nominated a full 15 - I'd like to save a few nominations for later.


  1. Thank you RJ, that's so kind. Your blog was one of the first ones that I started to read and I look forward to your updates through the week. Thank you again, can I call you Sorrel?

  2. Thank you so much for the award and your lovely words - I'll get cracking as soon as I can :)
    Great random facts btw - seriously impressed with your run time x

    1. It did for me and running though - I've hardly run at all since. Everytime I even look at my trainers these days (other than for dog walking purposes) my back kind of groans and starts to ache

  3. Thank you so much!

    I still feel terribly like a newbie, and have no idea when that will wear off, despite having been at this blogging lark for three years now. But it's only really in the last 6 months, since I joined Mumsnet, Britmums and Netmums, that I've really started to share my blog to the world and I am loving every moment.

    I have not been nominated for this before either! So thanks again.

    By the way; I am slighly worried about how old you were when you had that pea incident. If 6 years old, that's one thing and you'll probably get away with it. If, on the other hand, it was last year, then I am worried for you! ;-)

    1. don't worry - I was a small child. It's obviously genetic though because I had a car journey not that long ago when my son stuck a whole load of pumpkin seeds up his nose. Still not sure they ever all came out. Every few minutes another one would come sliding down...

      It's funny isn't it, I started blogging nearly a year ago, but it wasn't until a friend put me on to mumsnet bloggers that it really took off for me. I know I'm bloggin because I love writing, but it's good to know there are people reading too!

  4. Very impressed with your running - mine has not really happened as much as I wanted........very honoured you think I am worth an award - it is a lovely feeling thank you lots and lots x

    1. Your blog is definitely worth an award!

  5. wow good for you! your blog is great. B

    1. Thanks Becca - i've enjoyed reading yours too :-)

  6. Congrats, you deserve it! I aspire to such dizzy heights! I can't touch my nose with my tongue but I can put my entire fist in mouth. Perhaps, that's the sort of thing I shouldn't share, boundaries are so blurred these days.

    1. LOL! I know - I have visions of meeting all the bloggers I share this sort of information with and all of us daring each other to do those things in some kind of freak show 'introduction' session... I love your blog - the rest of our camping for this year is poretty much tied up but I've taken some good tips for next year, and definitely want to try out that Private Camping thing, so thanks for the tip off!

  7. Aww, thank you :) love the idea of you getting a pea stuck up your nose, my brother did that with bits of paper and nearly ended up in a&e too...

  8. Thank you, thank you again! - Finally got around to doing my post on this - my first award - hurray!


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