I am feeling really chuffed and honoured that someone has come read my blog, then liked it enough to pass on an award – with very nice comments indeed. Thank you http://crankycaregiver.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/comment-page-1/#comment-857
So, what is the award? And, more to the point, what do I have to do? Will I need a sparkly frock and a limo?
Post seven things about myself? OK, I can do that.
1. I don’t like slimy food. Salmon mousse makes me heave and aubergine is disgusting. Slippery is fine (jelly, aka jello, is delicious) and mushy is OK; but slimy? Ick. The weird thing is I didn’t realise the connection between the foods I just couldn’t face eating until I was in my twenties. I was in the kitchen with my flatmate when I suddenly realised and announced this astounding fact, to be met with a blank look and a “Well, *I* knew that.”
2. I love reading. I love really well crafted books, but I read for escapism so I read far more ‘fluff’ than anything else. No ‘high literature’ for me. (But I like to pretend – to myself as much as anyone – that I don’t.)
3. I like surprising people. Perhaps that is why I have picked some of the New Things that I have already done – because they aren’t what I think others would think I would do. I’m probably wrong in what they think.
4. I love baking. I love cake. And baking cake is the least useful activity in the world, because noone ever NEEDS cake like they need breakfast, or a healthy dinner, or the washing hanging out. And that is why I bake cake.
5. I am lazy. And unfit. I get away with it because I am slim, but I know, deep down, that doing more active things would be a Good Thing. I just can’t be bothered, even though I enjoy it when I start.
6. I love hanging washing on the line outside. Living where I do, the weather is not reliable, so being able to hang the washing out means the weather is nice. But more than that, hanging washing out means I actually go out into the garden and enjoy the sunshine. Twice. And then folding the scent of the garden into the washing before bringing it in. Bliss.
7. I care deeply. My heart overflows for my friends. But I am not always very good at keeping in touch, and I sometimes worry about saying the wrong thing. But I have learned that heartfelt truth is better than heartbound fear.
And pass the love on to seven other blogs? Um. I only have nine followers on WordPress and follow only a few more than that – many of whom are men! More than that, most of them were found through awards like this so I don’t want to inundate them.
However, there are more places than WordPress, so here are some I like and would like to share. I don’t know how many of them, if any, would want to ‘accept’ the award, but I like their writing and hope they will…
http://kylecassidy.livejournal.com/ – fabulous photos and a slice of life in art. Plus Roswell, the cat.
http://whafford.livejournal.com/ – making archeology incredibly fascinating.
http://www.onecraftymother.com/ – a mother, a jewellery artist, an alcoholic in recovery and cancer survivor. Speaking heartfelt truth.
http://www.hereinthelovelywoods.com/ – adventures in homeschooling
http://www.dirtysexyministry.blogspot.co.uk/ – Two priests, with a feminine outlook on the world. After all, celebrating the Eucharist with a slipping bra strap adds perspective.
I am sure there are lovely lovely WordPress blogs, but I am not going to single any out (right now, at least) just to make the numbers up to 7. Feel free to bring any to my attention!!