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Mrs Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award nominations

I have finally got around to fulfilling the requirements of this award. Thanks and all good wishes to the lovely lady at the blog Silently Heard Once who nominated me for it. I’m honoured that you think I deserve it.

Her blog is varied and beautiful and I encourage all my readers to visit it and enjoy.

One of the rules is to nominate ten other blogs. I find this very difficult as there are so many interesting people blogging that I can’t really choose between them. The following are some of those I’ve visited and enjoyed.

Archiving Desk to Desk for all who love books and libraries

Romancing the Bee: making urban beekeeping beautiful

MesAyah who is into such interesting things

Spatialities about urban Canada

Paul West at First Cause who is an indie author

Stuff: taste life, it’s simply delicious

Indie SF reviewers for lots of useful links

Seasons and Impressions for poems and pics

Idiot Joy Showland for writing and philosophy

Claire Atkinson: urban photography

Another rule is to answer ten questions about yourself. I’m not sure I can answer all of them but here they are:

1. Describe yourself in seven words.

Reader, writer, blogger.

2. What keeps you up at night?


3. What would you like to be?

Able to eat as much as I want without piling on the pounds.

4. What are you wearing right now?

Jeans and an old blouse.

5. What scares you?


6. What are the best and worst things about blogging?

Best: Exploring other people’s blogs and reading so much interesting, well written and varied stuff.
Worst: I keep reading past my bedtime.

7. What was the last website you looked at?

SF Book Reviews http://sfbook.com/

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Improve my memory.

9. Slankets yes or no?

I don’t know what they are, but probably yes as I don’t think the blogger who thought up these questions would ask about something horrible. (If they are something horrible, then no.)

10. Say something about the person who tagged you?

I think she’s a lady of wide interests and deep thought.

A nomination from Somersaulting through Life

Many thanks and a bunch of metaphorical flowers to the delightful blogger at Somersaulting through Life, who has nominated me for a Kreativ Blogger award. Somersaulting TL is a fascinating blog. I hope my lovely readers will follow the link and enjoy.

There are a few rules to follow to qualify for the award. Details can be found here http://somersaultingthroughlife.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/for-all-of-you-delightful-readers/ . After thanking the person who nominated, I have to nominate six more and let them know, and tell everyone ten things about myself.

My six nominations with reasons are:

The Mad Hatter for his appreciation of the crazy and funny in literature.

Two Gallants who have a selection of pictures and some lovely writing.

D F Barker – Restless Art who gives us poems and beautiful paintings.

Letters from a Briton where there is a lot of good stuff about the pagan world.

Farm Lane Book blog for a variety of informative and well thought out reviews.

Lizzy’s Literary Life with reviews and comments on a reader’s life.

The seven ‘about’ things I gave a few posts ago still stand: I love gardening, travelling by train, the theatre, classical music and Japanese food. I do a lot of walking, and quite a lot of cooking. I can add that I belong to a book group, which I find really stimulating, go swimming in the summer and enjoy exhibitions, fairs and similar events.

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