Sunday, 10 February 2013

Versatile Blogger *blush*

Versatile Blogger

The lovely Jackie at Agenthood and Submissionville has awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award, so a big THANK YOU to Jackie! I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank all the friends and family who have supported me, my publishers, my manicurist, my hairdresser, my personal trainer, the man down the road who takes in my mail, my dentist, my make-up artist and my gynaecologist. Oh dear, I think I'm going to cry.

Joking aside (and that was a joke by the way), I was really chuffed to receive this award, having tried to stop using my blog as a platform for whingeing and to post something a bit more interesting!

Anyway, as you may know, the nature of the award is that I now have to share 7 things about me that you didn't already know...

1.  I still have a baby tooth! (In my mouth, not just in a box somewhere!)

2.  I am easily over-excited and suffer from intense foot-in-mouth syndrome.

3.  I have a scar on my collar-bone from treading on the hem of a long skirt and falling up stone steps when I was 9 (yeah, well, it was the 1970s.)

4.  I am incredibly clumsy and walk into doorframes, fire extinguishers etc. I always have bruises.

5.  I used to do a lot of amateur dramatics and I met my husband at an am-dram group.

6.  I used to work in theatre, on the admin side.

7.  I once trod on Ruth Madoc's foot. (For those who don't know Ruth Madoc, Google 'Hi de Hi'. It was a popular British TV show) (Proof of number 4 above.)

8.  I once spat in a cup of tea I made for a boss. I am not proud of this, but it was only a little spit.

9.  I teach French to 5-11 year-olds.

10. I plan to adopt a rescue dog this summer.

Oh, just realised I've done 10 instead of 7.

11. I am very forgetful.

SO! Now I have to pass the award on to fifteen of my lovely bloggy friends! I can say right now that I don't know who has already had the award and I also appreciate that not everyone might want to take part, but anyway ...

Ailsa Abraham and Cameron Lawton at Cameron's Soapbox
Murees Dupree at Daily Dramas of an Aspiring Writer
Dana at The Daily Dose who has probably had this before as she's soooo versatile!
Jane Ayres at The Beautiful Room
Claudia Moser at The Story
Rachel at Writing on the Wall
Kate at The Suddenly Kate Show
Michelle at Buttered Toast Rocks
Rek at A Chronicle of Dreams
Lauren at Eclectic
Aleah Barley at A Cold Cup of Coffee and a Red Hot Novel
Pat Newcombe at Writing Saved my Life
Emily at Emily Unraveled
Elizabeth Seckman at Use Your Words
Jill Haugh at I Had a Little Nut Tree

There! That's 15! These are all blogs I enjoy. I would also like to give a shout out to some great bloggy friends who have almost certainly had this award already, but who truly do give me lots of support and I don't want them to think I've forgotten them! They are:

Annalisa Crawford at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep, Patsy Collins and Vikki Thompson at The View Outside

Goodness, it sounds more like an awards ceremony than ever!


Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Congratulations on the award and thank you for passing this on to me!
We have a lot in common! I am also very clumsy, doorways are especially dangerous. :) I also dabble in theater. I coach speech and direct our HS spring play and am on the board for our local theater group. :)

Patsy said...

Congratulations on your award!

Thanks for the mention too (you're right I have had this one though it was green when I got it)

Rena said...

Congrats on the award, and I love your fun facts. I've never heard of someone who still has baby teeth as an adult!

Dana said...

Congrats, Linda! Thanks for thinking of me. :)

I'm also very clumsy. I can fall down the stairs, up the stairs, off the name it. I also walk into tables all the time and always have bruises on my legs. Glad I'm not the only one!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Thanks for the shout-out Linda - and thanks for all the support you give me. I too am always covered in bruises, but I can never remember what I've done to cause them!

Unknown said...

Oh my Dawg! It's my first nomination for anything except "Most Likely to Get Pregnant in High-School"! (I didn't win that one though I tried...)
Many Thanks Linda. You've made my day!
~Just (warmly blushing) Jill

Unknown said...

P.S. Would love to have a conversation on your opinion about beginning French curriculum for my eleven year old. Might we connect via email?
Many thanks again for the nomination. I'll post on that later this week since I just threw something up (on my blog that it) this morning.
~Just Jill

kate n said...

Thanks for the award...I didn't even know you read my blog! So a big hello to you :) and seven things about me...don't you think you've suffered enough?

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Thanks for thinking of me Linda! I humbly accept this award (and thanks to the marvelous Annalisa, I have already cut and pasted it to the blog as a rough I won't forget...because I too suffer from #11)

Unknown said...

Thanks for including my blog!

Murees Dupè said...

Thank you so much for the award. I tend to be very clumsy too.

Charmaine Clancy said...

I got very excited at #10 - doggy!!!!

Vikki T said...

Awwwww, thank you so much honey :)

I'm sorry I don't get to stop by as much as I'd like to :(

Your award is MUCH deserved!


Unknown said...

Congrats and thanks for the award. I think we have a lot of in common except I haven't stamped on the well pedicured feet of a celebrity.
I've received the award twice but I never say no to a blog award, having received only a couple of awards in school. :)
Have a great week ahead.

Misha Gerrick said...

Great facts! I like to think I'm not clumsy, but somehow I also always have bruises...


jaybird said...

Congrats on your award. I am clumsy as all get out too, and have bruises like crazy.

Jackie Buxton said...

Hysterical! I'm dying to know what motivated the 'little spit' in the boss's tea and whether Ruth M was gracious about the toe stepping?? It seems we're in good company with other clumsy folk. I have a theory that my personal affliction is down to not always giving the task in hand my undivided attention, or rather, I spend hours of my life away with the fairies. I'm wondering if this is a writer's trait?