Wednesday, 12 November 2014

One Lovely Blog Award!

One Lovely Blog Award
I was nominated by Paula Martin for the 'One Lovely Blog Award'.

The award recognizes bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a “lovely” manner, giving them recognition and helping them reach more viewers. In order to “accept” the award the nominated blogger must follow several guidelines.

The Rules for accepting the Award(s):

1. Thank and link back to the awesome person who nominated you.
2. Add the One Lovely Blog Award logo to your post and/or blog.
3. Share 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate up to 15 other bloggers and comment on their blogs to let them know.

So, first, thank you Paula Martin for this lovely compliment and opportunity. Here's her BLOG  which I'm sure you'll enjoy.

Seven things about me
(and I'm cheating because there are more than seven :-) :
1. I'm one of those weird people who are totally content at home and don't constantly need to be 'out and about' doing socialising things- though I do like it when I am out on occasions.

2. In general, I don't get bored easily. I can be extremely anal and enjoy tasks which are long and repetitive like designing, printing and cutting to size items for marketing purposes like bookmarks, or business cards. I could send to Vistaprint etc but I prefer to physically make my own. I also love making Book Trailer Videos which take me forever! Though if I'm listening to music, at home or at a concert, I also want to be doing something else like reading or writing or years ago- knitting or sewing.

3. I hate shopping, even for things for myself. If I'm doing the grocery shopping I'm in and out of the store in a blink.

4. I'm a wannabe historian. I love reading about all things historic. I love visiting historical venues but I've such an awful memory that many places I've been to sort of merge together. I know that I've visited because I recognise the name - eg Vindolanda but if someone asked me to describe it I'd have to go back to the photos taken to be sure I wasn't mixing it up with somewhere else.I suppose if I could go back to my childhood I would try to find ways to improve my memory skills. I remember being a Girl Guide doing 'Kin's Game' which was a memory game. There would be 20 objects on a table and we'd be given a few minutes to learn them to recall on demand. I was rubbish then and I'm still rubbish at that kind of thing. All of this means I have to fact check constantly! 

5. I have read thousands of books over the decades bur rarely retain any of the storylines. If it's a classic I'll know that I've read a book from its title, but if questioned and given a character name I'd probably not remember which book they were in.

6. I used to be quite good at 'Who Wants to Be A Millionnaire' when it first started when the questions tended to be what I'd call good old fashioned general knowledge. Unfortunately, that changed when the questions veered towards TV programmes, films and modern music artists/ groups- they got me flummoxed! That would be because I DO get bored with general TV programmes; I've hardly watched any TV for decades and only tend to catch BBC historical serials and some politics programmes.

7. If people ask where I come from I've always said - I'm from Glasgow and I'm Scottish. The British part of me comes after that. Whenever possible in my writing I include something 'Scottish'. It's not intended as a political statement or even meant to be a nationalist one - it's just that I'm proud to add something about my homeland where appropriate.

I nominate Jane Bwye,  and anyone else who'd like to take up the challenge and who has a lovely blog. 



  1. Enjoyed learning more about you. Slainthe.

    1. Hello Sabra- thank you for popping in!

  2. What a great blog, Nancy! #2 describes me perfectly LOL. And if you like quiz programmes, try 'The Chase' - I'm hooked on that one :-)

  3. Thanks for popping in, Paula and of course for the nomination. :-)


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