My favourite UK blogger, Vic Briggs has
misguidedly generously tagged me for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ and I’ve accepted because Vic lied said really nice things about me, and because:
(a) I am hugely susceptible to flattery and compliments of any kind
although I am too modest to repeat them and repeat them to everyone.
(b) Awards are like stickers dispensed in the classroom – they make you feel good.
Vic writes beautiful poetry, travels widely (taking glorious photos of everything) and as well as this, her tips and insights on writing and life issues (not to forget the dashing Cumberbatch) are clever and entertaining. One day I’ll traverse the Indian Ocean and meet her for tea. So thank you Vic, I’m honoured you thought of me.
Now I must reveal seven random facts about me and I’ll start as Vic did, with something on eyes:
1. I have green eyes (more pond than forest), but unlike Vic’s gorgeously (adjective not adverb) dazzling ‘Mad Hatter’ gaze, my eyes are ineffectual. If only I could swap them for Julie Bishop’s death-stare-eyes. I’d be a lot more effective in the classroom.
2. Tea is the only thing I could never give up if I were marooned on a desert island. I’d have to make bark or shell tea. Or die.
3. I left the town I grew up in many years ago yet still hanker after red-dirt plains and gum trees.
4. I am very embarrassed about how little I’ve seen of the world. I could use child rearing as an excuse, but it would be just an excuse. One day.
5. One of my main obsessions is kindness to animals – they’re at our mercy. I can’t even kill ants. Pathetic I know.
6. I think Oscar Wilde was one of the cleverest men to ever live. His insights spoken 200 hundred years ago, still resonate. This magnet is on my fridge.
7. I’m flippant to a fault. I’ve been known to make inappropriate comments at school assemblies (frequently) and funerals (infrequently). I sometimes wonder if I’ve ever really left the adolescent mindset.
8. I love shopping but I only like stores with mirrors that make you look taller and thinner. I want one of those mirrors for home.
I’ve listed 8 things, not 7! Only a self-indulgent narcissist (is that tautology?) would break the rules this way.
Next, I am to nominate some bloggers for this ‘lovely’ award (lovely in the broad sense of the word). So here is a mix of bloggers who are brilliant at words, pictures and/or food.
Pinky Poinker because she can turn the slightest topic into scintillating reading.
Debbish a consummate blogger with an impressive range.
Alana a consummate blogger with a wealth of experience (that shows).
With Some Grace has lovely insights on life’s many vagaries.
Putting in a Good Word an interesting ‘outside the box’ perspective.
Zimmerbitch shares a rich chronicle of beautiful photos and anecdotes.
Bake Play Smile every post makes me hungry, every time.
My Slow Living Adventure makes simpler living enticing.
Peak Perspective a fascinating range of thoughts and personal experiences.
The Tunnel Presents – makes politics LOL (not easy in Australia where it’s all so tragic).
That Montreal Girl – takes exquisite photos.
I can’t say goodbye without something trivially important, and what better than a meme from my Pinterest
junkie friend. It doesn’t need a segway, it’s self-explanatory.
In my previous post, I’d promised to write about flirting, where I expose myself to be
wantonly susceptible to flirtatious attention (in addition to awards, praise and stickers). Next time.