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I can’t believe it!

most influential blogger award

most influential blogger award

Recently, I was nominated by SwittersB in his blog for the Most Influential Blogger Award – goodness knows why, but I’m honoured to be mentioned, thank-you, SwittersB. There are usually a series of questions that reveal some aspect of the nominee’s life, thoughts, passions, visions. So here are the questions, and my totally mundane answers……

1-If you could create your planet what would it look like? Utopia – might as well aim high.

2-If you could visit one nation you have never visited before, what nation would that be? I haven’t visited many; top of the loooong list at the moment, I think, would be Morocco – hope it’s considered a nation.

3-Have you ever taken a long distance train trip? The longest train trip I have taken was from Brisbane to Roma (in Australia), many years ago. It only takes about 6 hours to drive now but back then it was an overnighter and I slept the whole way , so it wasn’t very exciting.

4-What is something you would collectively change about humanity? Greed and jealousy

5-What is your favourite song? It changes all the time, at the moment probably P!nk’s “Just Give Me a Reason”

6-If you could meet one person who is still alive who would you choose to meet?  I’d love to meet all of the amazing people whose blogs I follow, so I’d have to pull a name out of a hat to choose just one!

7-If you could choose one symbol to represent you, what would that symbol be and why? A compass – and not particularly for the travel connection, but, the symbolism relating to time and personalities strike a chord with me in relation to my journey through life and my children. You’ll have to research the symbolism of a compass for yourselves if you want to understand more, hahaha!!

Now to give this worthy nomination to others……

Positive Bloomer

Brown Road Chronicles

Evis Lens


Sticky Notes and Quotes

Anna Lea West

Jump for Joy


Swimming to My 50’s

Marge in Italy

Sketch Away

Daydream Tourist

Freedman’s Travels

Ambling around Brisbane



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I inspired some-one or two – apparently!!!

Huge thanks to my beautiful daughter, Emma, for nominating me for my very first blog award!! Do you think she might be biased? Oh well, I’m just happy she loves me and the inspiring blogger award is a bonus. Emma and her family are the faces behind this little gem, http://addyourpieceofhistory.wordpress.com/

I’m going to cheat a little here because I was also nominated for another one recently from the lovely Jenn over at http://jennsmidlifecrisis.com and because it’s my blog and I can just make up the rules as I go (or maybe I’m not supposed to but I will) and the rules are the same, you get a twofer – that’s a two for one and I get to do this just once!! Wow, that’s great sentence building there, lets just continue shall we?

Now comes the difficult part.

The rules of accepting the Very Inspiring Blogger Award are:

1.  Display the Award Certificate on your website.

2.  Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented you with the award.

3.  Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers.

4.  Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have linked them in the post.

5.  Post 7 interesting things about yourself

Okay, the first two were easy enough and I’ll list some of my very favourite blogs after I’ve dug deep in the cotton wool inside my head to come up with 7 interesting things about myself.

I’m guessing No. 1 on the list at the moment is that I’ve left home and family to go travelling for a fair chunk of this year, at the moment I’m in Scotland and I’ll soon be heading over to spend the next four months or so in Europe

I have a tattoo, an angel in memory of our last baby who died when she was five and a half weeks old

I have a double jointed thumb!!!

I almost died when I was about 8 months old and was consequently diagnosed as a coeliac

Ummmmm, I’m really not that interesting – I’m a worrier and have battled depression more than once – bit deep and meaningful there, sorry!

I didn’t spend a Christmas with my Mum, Dad and brothers until I was 20

Bugger, that’s still only six, I should have read some other blogs to see what sort of things people share – okay, l love being in water, whether it’s a swimming pool, a dam, the ocean or just the shower, it makes me feel good.

Okay, hope I haven’t scared you off, now for some bloggers who I find interesting, funny, inspiring – these are in no particular order, they’ve all wonderful.

The Palladian Traveler

My French Heaven

Homesick and Heatstruck

Jenns Midlife Crisis

Erin Hill Sketching

Dianne Gray author

Travelling Crone

The Brown Road Chronicles

Add Your Piece of History

The Bloggess

Miss Four Eyes

Sketch Away: Travels with my Sketchbook

ParisDreamTime – Andrea’s Sketchbook


She’s a Maineiac

I hope I’ve played the game correctly, and that you go check out some of these great blogs.



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