I am happy to tell you that Pete Denton has nominated me for ‘The Versatile Blogger award! Thanks so much for that Pete, it was a lovely surprise and I’m very flattered that you have included me in your list.
The rules of this nomination are to:
1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this along to 15 0r 20 others.
4. contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.
I’ve already thanked Pete and I can thoroughly recommend that you click on this link and have a look at his blog: http://www.petedenton.wordpress.com
That was easy – now for the bit I’ve been dreading, since I got the notification of my nomination! Ok, here goes…
7 Things About Me: (Arghhh!)
1. Before moving to The Isle of Wight seven years ago, I was a qualified Social Housing Officer and Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, working in Devon and Cornwall. I held down a full time job, whilst studying for and passing all the required elements, so I am very proud of my achievement. (Although I gave it all up, when I came here, to concentrate on my writing and art.)
2. I have a Level 3 qualification in Indian Head Massage – which involved much more theory than I was expecting. If I’d realised that there was a final exam, in which I had to score 100%, I would never have signed up for the course – which is probably why my tutor kept it quiet until I was fully committed! But I’m glad that she did.
3. ‘The Artist’ is my second husband and we have been married for 13 incredible years. I proposed to him – and he said, ‘OK’! (Well, he was never going to ask me, so someone had to take the initiative.)
4. When I left school (many moons ago!) I joined the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service, as an SRN trainee. I left when I was expecting my first child and became a full-time mother, as was the custom in those days.
5. I was born in a Chinese Year of the Dragon and am also a Leo – a fiery combination which could make me unbearable, if weren’t for the fact that the element controlling my year (1952) is Water. So I generally go with the flow. But push me too far and sparks will fly – you have been warned!
6. I have astigmatism – rugby-ball shaped eyeballs – a condition I inherited from my Lithuanian great-grandmother. Because of it, she was medically unfit to gain entry to America in the early 1900’s and ended up in Glasgow, where she gave birth to my grandmother. So, I might have been American……or I might not exist!
7. And finally…(this is more difficult than a Level 3 Indian Head Massage exam!) I am a ‘glass overflowing’ kinda gal. Whatever difficulties life chucks at me, (and there have been quite a few, trust me,) I tend to seek out the ‘gifts’, learn the lessons and be grateful for how lucky I am. Cheesy, I know – but my inbuilt optimism is what gets me through.
Whew! Thank goodness that’s done! Now for the exciting part:
In no particular order, my Nominations are:
14. Craig Hallam
I hope you can find time to pop over to have a look at one or two – if not all!