Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Eleven things about me and eleven great blogs

Sunshine over cosmos flowers
Ooh, so excited! First time ever being nominated for one of those blogger award things - thanks Highland Fashionista! (Also, go and visit her excellent blog right after you finish reading this post!)

So, for the Sunshine Award one must acknowledge the nominating blogger, share eleven random facts about oneself and  nominate another eleven bloggers, who may (or may not) wish to carry the torch. If you're nominated by me and don't feel like carrying on this round robin thing, that's just fine.

1. I'm a mezzo-soprano who has sung things ranging from opera and leider to jazz and rock.
2. I don't speak any languages other than English but I'm willing to give it a go with a phrase book when travelling.
3. A good haka in the right circumstances makes me tearful. I once saw a spontaneous haka at a wedding - very cool.
4. I don't like cooking - I generally can't be bothered with the fiddling about and waiting.
5. I'm a water baby who loves baths and swimming (but only in warm water these days) and being on boats.
6. I'm excited to have a new nephew.
7. My favourite animal is the tapir (though it's a close-run thing as I love lots of animals).
8. I sit on my couch far too much. I've just joined the gym (again) - here's hoping I actually get around to using it this time!
9. I don't read nearly as much as I used to but when I do read, I get through about 100 pages of a novel an hour (and no, it's not skimming or speed reading).
10. I love my mother-in-law and get on well with her.
11. I've tried and tried to learn to play the piano. I'll have another go at some point...

So... eleven bloggers who I admire:

Cherry Sue - doin' the do
Passage des perles
Wardrobe Oxygen
Not Dead Yet Style
Grasping for Objectivity
Beauty tips for Ministers
Bacon and Jack Russells
Essex Eating
The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor
Lady of Style

There, now you've got some bedtime reading!


  1. Why thank you ma'am! I went on an award embargo, but I will certainly say thank you on my blog. And I might even answer, it's been so long!

    1. Hi Lisa, totally up to you, but hopefully one or two more people will find your excellent blog from my shout out. :)

  2. Thank you warmly! Like Lisa, I don't participate in "nominate x persons" chain "awards", which in no way diminishes my joy in receiving your appreciation.

    And I was fascinated to hear of your affection for the tapir.

    1. Have you seen a tapir in the flesh? They squeak at each other and wind their stretchy noses around plants to bring them to their mouths. So cute!


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