Sunday, September 18, 2011

Three, seven and fifteen

This morning I woke up feeling a little blue, because as you know in this writerly world, things are not always pink. Anyway, things swiftly picked up. First England were playing Georgia in the Rugby World Cup, this meant I got to stay in bed while the Frog and the Bubba watched it. So, I checked my e mail and saw that Sheri over at Finding Joy in the Journey had left me not ONE but TWO blog awards. Can you imagine the little smile starting to form on my face? I hopped out of bed with a spring in my step (this may be a little fictional) and went to deal with breakfast (before the France/Canada match). I had a little read of some blogs and this time came across Beth Kemp at Thoughts from the Hearthfire and found TWO more awards waiting for me. FOUR!!!! Wow! Alright one of them is the same as the other, but who's quibbling? 

Now feeling very cheered up I got cracking with passing these awards straight on. I know that some of you already have these, but there are three to choose from so hopefully ONE of them will be new. 

Number 1: The Versatile Blogger
The rules:
  • Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post. SEE ABOVE and thank you BETH and SHERI. 
  • Share 7 things about yourself. SEE BELOW
  1. I used to blog under the pseudonym Verilion, meaning Very Lion, as I'm a Leo, but not in a typically Leo way, just that I'm a bit like a cat, I like cats and I sleep a lot.  
  2. Since starting this blog I have acquired: two cats (one died of FIP), a French man, a baby (now a very boisterous toddler), a flat, two WIP's and what will be next? (This happened in five years, so we have a long time frame here).
  3. I like cooking, and stuff tastes nice, but I ALWAYS follow recipes!
  4. After Primary school, my relationship with the education system went downhill. Yep, I'm a teacher and I really like my job. 
  5. I like sticking my hands into a big pile of wood chip or soil and feeling the warmth.
  6. And adore walking on damp grass barefoot. 
  7. I don't get golf. When people start talking about it (and you'd be surprised by how many people do) my eyes glaze over and I go to a special place with wet grass, wood chip and bubbles. Sorry, pardon… what was that?
  • Pass this Award along to 15 recently discovered blogs and let them know about it. SEE A LITTLE BIT FURTHER BELOW
Number 2: Leibster Blog 
The Liebster Award, is intended to show bloggy love to blogs with fewer than 200 followers. Count me in then. 
The rules: 
1. Show your appreciation to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them. THAT'LL BE BETH. 
2. Reveal your five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog. UGH THAT'LL BE THE 15 A BIT FUTHER BELOW
3. Post the award on your blog. DONE
4. Bask in the camaraderie of the most supportive people on the internet. THAT'LL BE ALL OF YOU. YEP, YOU TOO.

5. And best of all have bloggity fun and spread the love. DONE

Number 3: Our lovely blog award
1. Thank and link to the person who nominates you: MERCI SHERI.
2. Pass this Award along to 15 recently discovered blogs and let them know about it! So right below is a list of recently discovered blogs. All 15 of them have been discovered thanks to Rach Harrie's 3rd Writer's Platform-Building Campaign
  1. Stephanie @ Word by Word who will be interviewed right here on this blog TOMORROW. 
  2. Brittany @ Hills and Corkscrews who will also be interviewed here on this blog in October
  3. Kelley @ Writtled Kelley is also going to be interviewed here on a very SPECIAL day in October.
  4. Cat Gerlach @ Always try a little harder The demigoddess who organised the 'Who started your dream?' Blog hop
  5. grillyfish @Grillyfish  who pops by from time to time
  6. Lady Gwen @Run Gwen, Run! Write Gwen, Write  another lady who pops by.
  7. Shannon @ The Warrior Muse  who was also part of the bloghop
  8. Melissa @ MG Higgins  another bloghopper.
  9. Kate @ The Scribbling SeaSerpent a fellow Litopian and campaigner
  10. Elizabeth Varadan @ Elizabeth Varadan's Fourth Wish a fellow scribblerati and campaigner
  11. Robyn Campbell @ Putting Pen to Paper the lovely lady whose interview you may have read, or maybe you'd like to read it. 
  12. Michael @ In Time… another fellow bloghopper
  13. Laila @ The Untroubled Kingdom of Laila Knight a regular visitor and campaigner.
  14. Rosalind @ Rosalind Adam is writing in the rain Check out her interview at the beginning of October.
  15. Andrew @ Strange Pegs and check out his interview towards the end of October. 


MG Higgins said...

Thank you for the blog love! Put a smile on my face, too. Great way to start my morning!

Cat said...

Me, a demigoddess? Are you nuts? Have you ever seen a demigoddess my size? Unless, of course, I'm the demigoddess of boulders and rocks but that would take it a bit far, don't you think?
Thanks for the awards anyway. I'll pick them up as soon as my bloghop is over. Lots to do until then.

Michele Helene (Verilion) said...

Glad to make your day Melissa and Cat, you sound like you're writing a story right there!

Andrew Leon said...

Thanks, Michele!
I'm in the middle of moving, at the moment, but I will respond to the awards as soon as I'm able to. Much appreciated!

Lady Gwen said...

Awww, thank you so much Michelle, you totally made my day! You can't have too many awards, just sayin' You are AWESOME!

Robyn Campbell said...

Lovely wake-up email from you. I hurried over. And I said to myself on Friday, I need to get by to read your next interview. (I had doctor appointments last week.) UGH

Thank you for the honor. You are one terrific lady! (((huggin' you)))

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey Michele,

Congrats on all the awards. You truly are making a sensation in the blog world!

Thank you so much for thinking of me and awarding me. I am touched.

I hope your having a great weekend!


Michele Helene (Verilion) said...

Hi Andrew, ah the middle of moving I know about that! We did that in May, so take your time. Yep, it's true, you can't have too many, it certainly cheers you up Gwen and Robyn thank you for rushing over.

Michele Helene (Verilion) said...

Hi Michael, I missed you on the last round. The weekend is nearly over now, but it's always good! I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog.

Rosalind Adam said...

All those awards! No wonder you had a smile on your face. I love your pseudonym Verilion but I can understand why you've changed it. Those of us who are also writers need to use our writing name.

Thank you so much for passing one of the awards to me. I'd like to have the Lovely Blog Award as it's so pretty... and I AM working on the interview for your blog. I'll be in touch later this week :-)

Shannon Lawrence said...

Thank you so much, Michele! I appreciate it and will blog about them either tomorrow or Monday!

Michele Helene (Verilion) said...

Hi Rosalind, I still use Verilion from time to time, but yep, real names are the way forward now. Although I think Debi Alper still calls me V from time to time. I do have a name that begins with V, it isn't completely random! And Shannon, I look forward to reading your post.

Kelley said...

Thank you sooo much :)

Grillyfish said...

Thank you so much, I am so sorry it has taken me so long to come back and comment - things have been manic for me recently (job change amongst other things) and blogging has sadly taken the hit! I very much appreciate all the love and will hopefully be better and catch up on everything this week!


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