Gap Years The Book passed the Addictive Blogger award on to me and I'm delighted to accept it. Do visit her blog and find out all about her later in life gap year and her next dangerous trip.
On receiving this award I have to tell a bit about why I started blogging.
I joined twitter first and decided to follow authors whose books I love to read and that led to me following lots of writers and reading their blogs. I remembered back to a time when I loved to write little stories and poetry and a light inside my head switched on. As my brain lit up the part which holds the writing genie came back to life and I decided to start writing again.
This was a few weeks before my first grandchild was due to be born and my first real post was about the excitement of waiting for this new life The Waiting Game
After my granddaughter was born I thought my blog would be lovely for her to read as she gets older. When I'm much older than I am now and perhaps crabby and a bit senile I want her to read my blog and know that I wasn't always like that ( my worse case scenario).
After saying all that I also blog for me, because I love doing it. I have met some wonderful people from all over the world through blogging and can find nothing negative to say about it.
I also have a book review blog at Books With Wine And Chocolate which I have neglected a bit since I've been on holiday.
You may have noticed I have been posting more and more photos on here,that's because I am now loving taking photos. I have decided to set up a photo blog to indulge my new hobby. I spent all yesterday morning trying out wordpress for the new blog but it is driving me crazy so later today I'm scrapping it and using Blogger again.
It is so difficult to find a name for a photography blog, every name I have thought of has been taken.
My daughter suggested one and I added a bit to it so watch this space for ...
.."The Shutterbug Ball" coming soon to a blog near you.
It's live now!
The Shutterbug Ball
I have to pass this award on to five people so as Jo did I'm trying to think of blogs you may not have read and are so wonderful that you must.
Claudia blogs from Istanbul, she blogs about her life there and her recipes are amazing
A seasonal Cook In Turkey
Jen, my lovely friend from Virginia and blogs about all aspects of her life and family at We're Living A full Life
and also blogs at I Blog It As I See It. with lots of photos of the wildlife around her.
Joanne from Massachusetts blogs at Tahoma Beadworks Her blog has everything,her crafts ,her wonderful photos and stories of her life.
Larissa from British Columbia. This very talented young writer blogs at Papa Is A Preacher
Lisa who blogs from her mountain home in America and I've forgotten just whereabouts, sorry Lisa.
Grandma's Briefs Although Lisa does write about her grandchildren she covers lots of diverse topics and I'm sure everyone will find something they enjoy at her blog.
I'm adding an extra one as I need one from the UK and it's..
Kate who lives in England (okay I can't remember just where) and blogs about life as a wife,
dog lover, nurse and coping with a new way of life after being diagnosed with MS.
Kate's blog isThe Tales Of Me Kate also likes changing her blog's appearance, often,but she is very good at explaining just how it's done, thanks Kate.
I hope you will visit these blogs if you've not read them before.