The first award is from Kate who blogs at The Tales of Me Kate has designed this Inspirational Blogger award herself and the good thing about it is, I don't have to answer any questions. All I have been asked to do is give a reason why I am passing it along. Kate is one of those writers that when she writes you feel like she's sending you an email and speaking only to you. Thank you for this award Kate.
I'm passing this award on to,
George at A Shakespeare Journey George blogs about reading his way through Shakespeare's works. He explains in his own words what he understands or doesn't understand about the plays and books. He has chosen a difficult subject and is inspirational in moving people to pick up Shakespeare again. He enthuses his readers to have a go and read the bard for themselves.
Lisa at Grandma's Briefs blogs about her grandchildren and life as a grandma. She has the most comprehensive blog I have read and poses interesting questions to her readers, she certainly derserves an Inspirational Blog Award.
JoJo from Tahoma Beadworks & Photography Gosh what can I say about JoJo's blog,you will amazed at her photography,her beautiful beadwork in the jewellery she makes, her talent and turning something shabby into something beautiful as well as her travel tales she is a truly inspirational blogger.
I have also been given a Very Inspiring Blog award by Jackie Buxton from Agenthood and Submissionville Thank you Jackie.
Jackie's blog is well worth reading from headless corpses to being a tour guide who didn't know where she was going it'll keep you well entertained.
I'm going to nominate
Uuganna from Guuye a very inspiring winner of Mongolian woman of the year for Mongolians in Europe. Part of her blog contains very moving letters to her baby son Billy who she sadly lost when he was three months old. Uuganna is now battling to stop the word Mongol or Mong being used in a derogatory fashion.
The Beautiful Blogger Award came from Donna at Lost and Found Thank you Donna for passing this to me.Donna's blog is a little bit of everything for every taste. She writes stories about her boys, reviews books and posts recipes. Donna is an aspiring writer and I have no doubt that one day her book will be published, just hope I'm invited to the launch party.
Eiza from Mommatwo who blogs about life with hubby and her two boys. Eliza is funny and original and if you ask her she tell you how to sort yourself out with a full outfit for less than £30.
Jess at Catch a Single Thought a young mummy blogger with a creative edge to her blog. Cute photos too.
Inger at Desert Canyon Living Her blog contains lovely photos of wildlife around her canyon. Inger blogs about many things, her life her dogs, books, photos. It is a real pleasure to visit her in her canyon.
As usual for these awards there is a forfeit to pay,
1.Thank the person who gave it to you and link back to their blog
2.Tell seven facts about yourself.
3.Nominate seven worthy people for the award and let them know.
I'm not nominating seven as I have three awards and have just nominated seven for another award. Many of the blogs I read are authors or book reviewers who are not keen on awards so I've tried my best to find recipients who will accept the award and keep them going.
SEVEN FACTS ABOUT ME
1. I didn't learn to drive until I was in my forties and hated it so much I gave up my car about three years ago to live a less stressful life. I never drove on motorways,couldn't reverse park and as I have no sense of direction I only drove to places I knew well, hopeless.
2. I think the first grown up book I read was Colour Blind by Catherine Cookson,before that one I read all her children's books and the Mary Ann series. She has written well over 100 books and I devoured them all.
3. I've always wondered what happened to the proper smokey bacon flavoured crisps I had when young, this crispy bacon flavour is just not the same.
4.I am not looking forward to The Olympics (am I the only one?) I don't like any kind of sport. I think school put me off sport for life because we were forced to take part. Watching sport is so boring. I will watch the opening ceremony and that is all.
5. I would love to take a course in creative writing if I can find one that doesn't cost the earth.
6. I enjoy watching children's fantasy films, the last one I saw was The Golden Compass. I really need a child of between eight and twelve to give me a excuse to go, anyone have one going spare?
7. I worked in a maternity hospital when I was eighteen and once put a blue name bangle onto a baby girl's ankle instead of a pink one.The father came to the nursery door and the sister said ,"What a lovely boy you have" She's wasn't very happy with me but she was such a scary dragon who frightened me so much she's the reason I made the mistake. Well that's my story.
The music today is from the film Scrooge, to say "Thank You Very Much" for my awards.