The Versatile Blogger Award


Thank you so much to Scars Tears and Training Bras for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award.  So without further ado, I’m delighted to accept this award. I do like to try to be versatile so this means a lot. Thank you too to Elizabeth Gracie for the lovely Versatile Blogger Award badge.

Here are the rules of the Versatile Blogger Award:

1- give the name link of the blogger who nominated you ( throw in a thank you if you’d like to! 🙂 )

Thank you so much to:

2- share 7 facts about yourself

1. It took me a heck of a long time to pass my driving test, it’s quite embarrassing really, but I got there in the end. Now, I consider myself to be quite a good driver, but I still have terrible trouble parking.

2. I used to be very shy as a teenager, but now I am far more adventurous, even though intrinsically I am still shy at heart.

3. I like slow activities, I’m a bit of a tortoise really, so Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, Swimming, these are the kind of activities I enjoy. I tried running once, but ended up jogging a bit, stopped as I was panting, and then jogged some more. A curious dog started barking at me, so that was that, no more jogging.  I just pretend that I’m power walking, and wear those special work-out trainers that exercise your muscles for you.

4.  I love creative pastimes, writing, photography, and baking are my three favourites. I love cakes! I’d love to paint and draw but don’t have a natural talent that way. C’est dommage! But I have heard you can learn so who knows ……………..

5. I went to a Theatre Workshop one time, and learnt all about writing a play, acting and directing in it. It was a blast, and was definitely something that I wouldn’t have had the confidence to do when I was younger. It was an exhilarating, but exhausting experience. I don’t think I’m cut out to be an actress. Maybe one day I might explore writing plays but for the moment, I’m sticking to book reviewing, blogging, and writing novels.

6. I can’t cook fish, I overcook it, but I make a mean stir fry or a wicked curry. I love to cook spicy food!

7. I love the changing seasons of summer, spring, and the autumn, but I wish the winter was shorter, a day or two would be enough. I can’t stand the cold, and I hate the dark nights.  I have terrible circulation in my hands, and my face puckers like the skin of an old, withered, orange. I age in the cold! I’m not joking! So, one day before my orange peel skin has become a permanent disfiguring feature, I would like to live abroad in the warmth of the sun.

3- nominate 15 blogs to do the same!

Well this was quite tricky because some bloggers who I was thinking of for this award don’t accept awards, some like are award-neutral. Also because I have been nominated for awards before I wanted to find ‘new’ worthy  blogs to nominate. On top of this there are several blogs that I was thinking of nominating, several of which are overflowing with awards, so I thought, with a few exceptions, that I’d try to focus on blogs that didn’t quite fall into these categories. This has taken me some time to deliberate.

Here is my list of Versatile bloggers, some of which are blogs that I have been lucky to discover recently.

1.  Amy’s the World is A Book:

“The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.” ― Saint Augustine

2. Meredith’s musings:

“Writing from the heart.”

3. The Aran Artisan:

“Making a living by creating every aspect and ingredient of daily life.”

4. Precinct 1313:

‘Comic books, horror movies, Video games, oh my!”

5.  Mad Meandering Me:

“Going with the flow of life.”

6. Project Prose:

“Exploration through writing, photography and art”

7. Totally Inspired Mind:

“Where Positive Minds Congregate”

8. Louise’s Baby Gates Down:

“Gave birth. Totally transcendent. Moving on…”

9. Smriti D. Isaac’s Blog:

“Creating, collecting, and sharing thoughts and ideas. And learning along the way.”

10.Dear Kitty Some Blog:

“On animals, peace and war, science, social justice, women’s issues, arts, and much more.”

11. The Belle Jar:

“Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences.” – Sylvia Plath

12. Almost Open Book

“living one story at a time”

13. Gingers Grocery:

Gingers grocery. “Come in and Browse.”

14. Cameron Karsten’s Imaginarium:

“Exploration with Culture”

15. The Ferkel:

‘Tis funny.’

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Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog: M J Mallon - Kyrosmagica Publishing. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer, my first YA fantasy novel The Curse of Time - Book 1 - Bloodstone is set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on my blog and on Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.

17 thoughts on “The Versatile Blogger Award”

    1. Hi. I found it on your blog, thought it was the emblem for the award, usually awards have badges. If you don’t want me to use it that’s ok, will take it off no worries! Just let me know.

      1. No I think it’s really cool! Thank you for using it! It’s really great, don’t worry i love that you have it on your blog too! Sharing is caring they say

  1. Thank you for your kind nomination – I have actually been nominated for that award before along with a couple of others along the way, but have just realised that since I changed my blog theme I’m no longer displaying the badges – I might have to dig them out and display them again on my new theme. But thank you very much, it’s a lovely thought, and much appreciated 🙂

  2. Thank you very much for the nomination! I don’t think I’ve been nominated for this one before 🙂 Very appreciated!

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