If you have read my previous posts, you know that I’m pretty new in the blogging-sphere. Like a seven-year old in the play ground, I look at what the older kids do and try to adjust to ‘the norm’. I didn’t know how long I should wait until other bloggers would read my stuff, but I must have done something right. Today was officially my blogs 3rd day up-and-running and I was nominated with the Versatile Blogger Award!
Now, this came as a complete surprise, and that’s what made me thus the happier! Even though I didn’t know what this nomination was for exactly, the word ‘award‘ made me a little jumpy and red. I was nominated by the lovely Sylvia Morice (who inspired me to write my creepy crawlies article) who in her turn was nominated by Ginger Couturier. Now if I look at their blogs, I still don’t quite understand why I was considered appropriate for this nomination. Their blogs are longer running, they have more experience in writing and are generally prettier (I’m a girl, I can tell ;))
Apparently, there are some rules that come along with this honourable business (after all, nothing is free in this world- especially not things that are enjoyable)
The Versatile Blogger Award Rules…
- I’m a Dutch girl raised in Belgium (Eupen), France (Paris), Germany (Munich) and the Netherlands (Maastricht) so I speak 4 languages if you exclude some very very basic Italian.
- I can bite my toenails… That doesn’t mean that I do.
- I don’t eat ANYTHING that has ANYTHING to do with the sea/ocean for 2 reasons. The first reason is that I read a book on Cod once (yes, but only because I like the environment and I like our earth) and the way it explained the catching of the fish really put me off seafood all together. The second reason is that since I discovered fish-fingers are made out of real fish, my taste for fish has disappeared completely. I give it a go occasionally but honestly, the last time I tried sushi I had to run to the toilet ninja-style.
- I wish I never gave up dancing and gymnastics. I used to be great. Well, it made me feel great to be flexible. It made me feel like if I was ever in a dangerous situation, I could just flic-flac my way out. I don’t know if that’s true, I was never in the situation that I had to, because when I was 15, my dubble-jointed knees bent the wrong way and I had both my meniscus‘ half removed. So, I’m a little bit less me, wondering about what could have been…
- I am a tripple, soon-to-be-quadruple aunt. My first Nephew was born when I was 13, and from there on it has seemed to be a competition between my older sibling about who can conceive the next child. After Max, we had to wait 3 years to get Felix, who was soon followed by Dex (1.5 years later) and now the fourth is on the way. I call it project X, for obvious reasons.
- I study Journalism at Edinburgh Napier University and just finished my first year. When I ‘grow up’ (secretly I’m 8 years old) I want to make history and environmental (possibly wildlife) documentaries or be a photojournalist. Or both.
- I find Pomegranates one of the most amazing things in the world. It’s a fruit, with fruit inside! And when you tap it, tiny fruits fall out! And they are red and go with ANYTHING! And they are tasty! Awesome…
- Here’s an extra for you:
The next bit of the award involves me nominating 7 other bloggers.
- Click And Write (The site I get my how-to’s from)
- Guillaume Devinat (A very talented musician and business man who created guitar lesson lounge)
- Multiply Delicious (Check out her Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread… really!)
- Guitar Lesson Lounge (Learn the guitar in a Heartbeat)
- Shabby Blogs (very cute blog with photo’s and freebies)
- Nullermanden (I’m cheating a little. This isn’t officially a blog but he’s made some of the most inspiring photographs I have ever seen, together with amusing stories as how he made them. You may also want to check out his Deviantart account)
- 47 film (A young independent filmmaker based in Edinburgh- the centre of creativity and art of course)