Beautiful Bloggers

Yesterday I was delighted to find myself nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award by Anna over at Mrs Halford’s Blog.  Thank you, kind lady, for making me smile.  The nomination came as a complete surprise, right out of the blue, and I am therefore very touched.

The rules of the award are that if you accept it you post it on your site, choose (about) 6 people to pass it on to, and then tell ten facts about yourself that others may not know.  I hope my nominees will enjoy participating too, but of course there is no pressure if you would rather not.

Here are my nominees:

  • Dr Marbles at Medical Marbles. I’m living a Doctor’s life vicariously through her blog;
  • Sarah at Older Mum in a Muddle, who has two blogs, one of which is an excellent source of information for the slightly older mother, and both of which were early “must follows” for me;
  • Anya at Older Single Mum who has some very funny perspectives on life and motherhood, one of my favourite bloggers;
  • Kate at Kate on Thin Ice, who writes supportive pieces for those of us trying to add more to our lives in the midst of the sometimes chaos otherwise known as motherhood;
  • Claire at Mummy Plum who writes some beautiful, lyrical pieces about her observations on life;
  • Zazzy at Zazamatazz and Ally at The Spectacled Bean, who both write thought-provoking and insightful pieces from the other side of the Atlantic.

I know that’s seven, but I couldn’t leave any one of them out.  That’s the easy bit, now for the hard part; my ten things people don’t know about me.

  • I am going to be fluent in French.  People know I am studying it and I’ve written about it a lot recently, but I don’t think I’ve ever said I’m going to be fluent.  There we are, declare and share, launch and learn.
  • Being a mother is my greatest achievement.  Sorry to steal that one from you Mrs H, but it is so true.  Nothing else I have ever done or will ever do has or will ever come close.
  • When I am up high, I always, always feel like jumping.  Not because I want to harm myself, just because I get the urge to launch myself off.  Therefore, I am not safe to be at the top of a mountain, or on a high balcony.  I don’t think I’d ever do it, but I don’t like having that feeling.  Maybe I was an eagle in a former life.  Maybe I will be one in the next life.
  • I wore a genuine sari, complete with bindi, at a wedding in India.  One of my friends, originally from Mumbai, married a woman from Chennai and I went to their wedding.  The sari came from India and I was measured up for the blouse at the side of the road and had it made up there and then.
  • I am obsessed with mushrooms.  I love them.  They go in practically every meal.
  • I have moved house 21 times and lived in 6 UK counties.  I’ve wandered a bit, but been in my last place for 7 years now, although I do have itchy feet sometimes.  It’s a bit more difficult to move now with a husband in a job he loves and a little chap.
  • I rolled a car in a crash on the A1 and walked away without a scratch.  My own stupid fault, no one else was hurt.  I had a hitchhiker with me; the police gave me a hard time about that until I pointed out that he was probably in more danger from me.
  • The luxury I would take to a desert island is a memory foam pillow.  Nothing like a great night’s sleep to see you through the toughest of days.
  • My fantasy address would be somewhere on Baker Street in London.
  • I played the violin when I was a child and took all my exams without the music.  This wasn’t because I was clever, it was because I forgot to take the music in with me to the exam room, so I had to do it from memory.

Some of these I think I have put in a previous post, but I got stuck trying to think about what people might find interesting!  Thanks again to Mrs H, and I’m looking forward to reading other people’s “ten things”.

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12 Responses to Beautiful Bloggers

  1. Thank you for the tag Polly and for that lovely comment about my blog. It’s much appreciated. Am loving your French stuff but am still bit behind with you – (like everyhting, groan). Slowly catching up. You’re always interesting XXX

    • I love your blog, there’s always something amusing going on there. Thanks for reading – that’s the great thing about blogs, you can dip in as and when you have the time. xx

  2. What an excellent and imaginative list! I don’t know where to start? I may have to take some inspiration from yours when I write mine. I’ve just had a wild mushroom soup for lunch – yum! Loved the fact that you went to an Indian wedding and luckily walked away from the car accident without a scratch. You’re such a nomad! Best of all I love that you’ve anounced you’re going to be fluent in French! X

    • OM, I WAS such a nomad, and really wish I could be now, but it’s a bit more difficult with a family and responsibilities etc etc zzzzz. One day I will be again. Love the sound of your soup! I need a talent and my talent is going to be bilingualism. Some may say I am already fluent in a particular language beginning with B and ending in cks, but I say – watch this space! Looking forward to yours.

  3. Dr Marbles says:

    Polly! You are so kind to tag me in this, bowled over when I read it – thankyou! You are an interesting one for sure, love your nomadic lifestyle – agree it’s pretty scary to put roots down, I constantly have itchy feet – love a good move. Holey moley about car crash. You must have had the lucky hat on that day :-)
    I will enjoy thinking of 10 interesting things for this!


  4. Zazzy says:

    Interesting! I’m curious about the jump thing and I wonder if it’s like how many (most?) people have sudden worries in a store that someone will think they’re shoplifting. I’m not afraid of heights but I’m deathly afraid of jumping off anything. I don’t fear that I will jump but I do have kind of a fascination with the edge.

    Not sure that I will do this one but I’m looking forward to reading the other ones people do!

    • Zazzy, the jumping thing is weird. I’m OK if behind plate glass but we went up in the tethered balloon at Disneyland and that was a bit odd. We were completely enclosed and I couldn’t have got out, but I still didn’t feel as safe as being in a building, for example. I’d never bungy jump!

  5. Claire@Mummy Plum says:

    Thanks for the tag and your lovely words about my blog. They made my day.
    I think I knew already you were a nomad, sometimes getting itchy feet. Makes me think of the snail and the whale by Julia Donaldson – you are that snail Polly! (Or maybe, were -pre the little man). I didn’t realise you were a daredevil too though – I certainly would be wary of going anywhere vertiginous with you – for fear of you literally doing your eddie the eagle impression! Actually, come to think of it, getting in a car with you might also be quite risky? Glad that you walked away without a scratch. I bet that hitchhiker thought twice before thumbing a lift again though!
    I’m with you on the mushrooms – Deeeeelicious.

    • Claire, your comment made me read back over my post again and you are quite right! Being at the top of a mountain or in a car with me might not be the wisest choice to make! The car crash was many years ago, though, so hopefully the hitchhiker has got over it too. I think The Snail and the Whale must be the only Julia Donaldson book we’ve not read. Must get that from the library this weekend.

  6. Ally Bean says:

    Polly, I feel like all I can say is “ditto” to what Dr. Marbles said. I’ll do this meme sometime later in the autumn when my blogging mojo is back. Right now summer laziness is kicking my butt.