What is a stylish blogger award? Even though a google search gave me over a million results, I couldn’t find where and how it started. As far as I can tell it seems to have been around for a couple of years, and is a nice way for bloggers to connect, because the award is given by one’s blogging peers.
Thank you Priya. It’s a great honor to be recognized by you, someone I’ve never met, who lives half way round the world, and just knows me by the words and photos on my blog.
This isn’t an award I can just stick on the fridge, there are ‘rules’ that come with it, work that I have to do
- Make a post and link back to the person who gave you the award
- Share 7 things about yourself.
- Award 5 great bloggers.
- Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won
Share 7 things about yourself.
1. I tried to live in a cold country, but I failed because in the winter my fingers and toes were always icy cold, which meant that if for example, we went on a skiing holiday, I would happily spend the week keeping warm in the cabin reading a nice long book (that’s where I read “A suitable boy!”), while Mr F and the kids enjoyed the snow.
2. If you’ve been following this blog you’d already know that I love trees, the first green buds in the spring, the blossoms/flowers, the red and yellow colors in the fall, even the bare branches, and walking on a carpet of leaves, but when we lived in the frozen north I hated seeing the first red leaves in autumn, because it meant the start of the long, freezing winter. I think part of me died with those dead leaves. Where I live now I can appreciate the magnolia’s in January, smell orange blossoms in February, enjoy the jasmine in March, the Jacaranda’s in the spring, the pink silk floss tree in the fall…
3. Mr F’s an excellent cook, and does most of the cooking.
4. I was on the swim team when I was 13. I swam the backstroke.
5. When I was 25 I felt really old, and challenged myself to ride a horse for the first time, have my ears pierced, and left my birth country.
6. I can drive a stick shift, but living in L.A. with the horrible +one hour commute I have to face every day, I am so glad someone invented automatic cars.
7. I’ve always wanted to live in a house on a hill overlooking the ocean.
And the best part, I get to pass the award onto 5 great bloggers. Blogging is so lonely, we sit at our keyboards and talk to ourselves, yet these people, whom I’ve never met, some of whom live at the other end of the world and I would walk past if I bumped into them on the street, I know really well from reading their carefully placed words.
Betty Londergan’s What Gives 365
Barbara Abercrombie’s Writing Time
Corilee Fox’s Playin the Edge.
Linda Leinen‘s Shoreacres
and even though I don’t know her name, just that she lives on a farm in S. Dakota, The Simple Life of a Country Man’s Wife.
Finally contact the bloggers