Once again I have been most kindly awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by a very interesting individual, A Serene Scribe. I stumbled upon her blog with great timing – about 2 months ago when things were getting gloomy, I read this particular post – “My Year in a Cubicle” – it gave me such a good laugh I felt like things couldn’t be that bad! 🙂 Dana has very interesting perspectives to share at her site, so please drop by!
Here’s what’s to be done if you’ve been nominated for the award –
- Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
- Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
- Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
- Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
- Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
15 Blogs – (will be updated over the next 3 weeks)
This will prove a challenge to me – to be frank I’m pretty new blogging here, and I’ve listed some of my favourite active blogs in the previous two awards. So I decided to come up with as many as I can for now and update the list until I reach 15 over the next 3 weeks as I chance upon more to share!
1. Have Bag, Will Travel
– this is one of my favourite blogs to read about travels – Andrew is all over the globe with shares wonderful pictures, travel experiences and interesting stories! There’s never a time to be bored when you’re at his blog!
2. Live simply, travel lightly, love passionately & don’t forget to breathe
– Elena’s blog never fails to move me. She writes about life, travels, photography and even poems that I identify with so much I recall returning to the blog 3 times to read the same poem! To add, Elena has an interesting life from Russia to the States, and a beautiful reunion with her mother. A great read anytime – and the title of her blog says it all.
– I’ve recently been reading posts from grandfathersky and I realised how powerful his words can be as he expresses them in the form of poems. Thought-provoking and I wish I could write like that too.
4. European Scientist & Journalist
– This blog isn’t in English but one might use online translation to help in reading it. It isn’t always accurate, but the author Mr Kotev writes about history, with real historical and journalistic information. Fascinating family history too, with great pictures, for those of us who like to look black & white photos of the past.
– I might be a little biased here because I learnt that the author shares an interest in Russia as well. Nonetheless, I assure you this is worth a visit – you’ll get to see art through the eyes of a scientist! Check out the interesting photos there!
– A highly information and meaningful blog – Eva writes in dedication to her patients who have encountered Alzheimers’ and through her, I learnt so much more about the disease. Eva spreads the word to all who care, and on a lighter note, she shares beautiful pictures from her travels too!
7. Storyteller in the Digital Age
– Amy writes about her inspirations derived from her visits to various places, of which, one about looking for the best scary setting got me imagining how and where I would’ve planned a horror story. Always an interesting read as you run along with the thought process of this storyteller!
8. Heart to Harp
– She learns the harp at 52 and shares her journey with us. I find this inspirational – will I ever find my passion, and if I do, will I persevere as she had? I ponder. Check out the photos too, and I love these reflection-posts, they keep me thinking about life.
– I don’t usually read comic blogs but I chanced upon doodlemum and this is beautiful. I really wish I could draw like doodlemum! Drop by to check out the comics!
– Scott has lots of beautiful pictures of artiodactyl animals (and much more but that was the first thing that drew me to his site!) and a fellow traveller! Something about his photos makes me want to head back every so often – click to visit, you won’t regret it!
Note Jun 1: I have to stop here for now – but I promise I’ll keep passing this to fulfill the requirements! Halfway there!
Note Jun 7: Updated 9 & 10 today 🙂 More to come!
Alright, so let’s go with the 7 random things
– and I promise it’ll be different from the 10 Random Factoids
1. I love Bernese mountain dogs – grand heroic beautiful animals.
2. My favourite colour is blue.
3. I feel a strange sense of melancholy when I look at historical photographs; sometimes they move me to tears and I feel as if I can identify with them.
4. I am intrigued by the concept of time and fate (partly triggered by a wonderful storyline I can never forget – “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder)
5. I can cook a decent range of Western & Asian cuisine.
6. I like winter.
7. I enjoy peaceful quiet nights.
Thanks again for the recent awards from some very wonderful bloggers, I am lucky to have connected with many of you and lets all keep writing/sharing!