I have been given a Versatile Blogger Award by Ger Holland who writes the blog, It's My Jovi Life - thanks so much Ger!!
The concept behind the Versatile Blogger Award is to follow a few rules and then pass it on to whatever blog you think deserves it. The rules are:
1 - Make a post and link it back to the person who gave you the award (and include their website address)
2 - Share 7 random things about yourself
3 - Award 7 recently discovered bloggers with this award and contact them to let them know they have won
Pretty simple really I guess! So I'm going to post on Ger's blog to say thank you so much and then list the 7 utterly random things about me that you may not know already.
1 - I probably have a touch of OCD - I have a few little rules to live by and have a few phobias too, nothing too crazy or weird but somethings just set my teeth on edge... like sticky things for instance or the feel of newspaper... ugh!!!!
2 - I met my husband online, on a forum based on a US newspaper - it was a very generic forum which talked about things as deep as the meaning of life and as silly as what colour will I wear today.
3 - I've almost died 5 times, each time from meningitis (you might remember I did a blog post a while back about recognising the signs of this disease). Thankfully I came through fine after each episode and have no lasting issues
4 - I have an "Honorary Daughter" called Titch - we met online a few years ago and became the best of friends... so much so that she now lives with my husband and I as she's starting a Post Grad Diploma in Dublin this September
5 - I prefer to drive an automatic car - I can drive a manual no problem but I just prefer an automatic ... especially fast ones!
6 - I have an enormous sweet tooth and I'm trying to reign it in at all times so half of my life is spent on a diet ... the other half is spent eating chocolate!!!
7 - I used to knit and design knitwear professionally for a time - sadly it was so costly that I couldn't live on it wholly plus it was the root cause of a very bad case of carpel tunnel syndrome thats now calmed down since I stopped.
Hmmmm were they very interesting? Not so sure!!
I would like to nominate the following blogs to receive the Versatile Blogger Award also:
http://brinybarsoap.blogspot.com/ I love Dennise's blog, she writes so well and has such passion
http://www.greatcakessoapworks.com/handmade-soap-blog/ I love Amy's passion about soaping and the fact that she is so willing to share her ideas
http://www.lovinsoap.com/ I love Amanda's experiments and tutorials; she takes great pictures and I love her way of writing
http://jenorasoaps.blogspot.com/ Jennifer's journey into the soap business is fascinating and her blog is well worth checking out
http://scent-trail.blogspot.com/ Suzanne's blog is great and her growth in the soaping business is reflected in the blog
https://www.platypusdreams.com.au/blog/ I adore Sharon's soaps, they are simply stunning plus she uploads some fabulous videos too
http://cocobongsoaps.blogspot.com/ Julia does the best reviews of soaps as well as making her own beautiful creations - this is one of my ALWAYS-read blogs ever!
Hmmm only 7 blogs to recommend? No fair, there are too many more to read!!! Oh well, it'll have to be 7 ... for now!!!
Thanks so much ladies for giving this soaper great inspiration and enjoyment and I hope you enjoy your Versatile Blogger Award! And if any of you are big Bon Jovi fans, make sure to check out Ger's blog at http://www.itsmyjovilife.blogspot.com/