Friday, February 3, 2012
A Much Appreciated Versatility Award
I am truly pleased and honoured to have received "The Versatile Blogger" award from T.S. at Casa Mariposa. It could not have come at a better time with the February blahs at my heels.
It seems that there is a ritual involved with this award which is to bestow it on fifteen other bloggers whose blogs I enjoy. Also I am to tell you 7 things about myself.
So let's start with me:
1. I never realized I liked 'history' so much until I began this blog.
2. I read quite a lot, and not just biographies on ladies of our past. I am a huge A.S. Byatt fan, love the Lord of the Rings and some science fiction.
3. I have a certificate in horticulture and do my best to use it well in my garden of just under one acre.
4. I have mostly had cats as pets, some goldfish and turtles when a kid.
5. My husband and I used to enjoy camping but now a comfy hotel room has its lure.
6. I am a real art and craft admirer and have a knack for knowing which piece is of the highest quality.
7. Macaroni and cheese is still one of my favorite things to eat.
I happily bestow the Versatile Blogger award to the following wonderful bloggers:
Jennifer @ Three dogs in a Garden for her wonderful cottage garden. She manages what I aspire to.
Bom @PlantChaser who shares an interest in history and his magnificent plant macros
Carolyn @ Shade Gardens for her native plant suggestions and inspiration
Charley @ 365 Things I love about France for helping me live in France from afar.
ts @casamariposa for her fun and humorous posts - Thanks again!
Denise in Japan for her wonderful bird photos
Donna @gardenwalkgardentalk whose 'magazines' are truly amazing
Diana @elephantseyegarden for showing me parts of South Africa I may never see
Julie @ TrulyUseful for her myriad of ways of helping one understand social media and for being a great librarian
Helen @ Masteringhorticulture who knows way more than I do and has a knack for making the science of plants easily understandable
Rob @ ourfrenchgarden who has a beautiful spot in the French countryside and who is presently tackling building stone walls
Helen @patientgardener in Malvern Hills whose trials and tribulations I can sympathize with as my own