I was lucky enough to receive a Versatile Blogger Award nomination from fellow blogger, Lusine, from http://myblogcoffeeandcamera.blogspot.com/
A huge Thank You!
As you may guess, Lusine has a coffee-drinking-themed blog, with plenty of cool pics. She writes lifestyle pieces with a particular focus on introversion and minimalism. Go and take a look ☺️
So here they are:
Thank the person who nominated you and link to their website.
Share 7 facts about yourself.
Nominate 15 other bloggers.
Seven Facts About Me
I am colourblind, which might not sound that unusual, but statistically, only 1 out of 200 women are colourblind (compared with 1 out of every 12 men).
I collect strays, by accident.
How does this happen?
One after another, they just keep scratching at the door looking pathetic and bedraggled.
‘Just one saucer of milk pweeease…’ they plead.
What choice do we have but to take them in, get rid of their fleas (sorry, fleas!) and fatten them up?
Once their paws are clearly through the door, they saunter out into the streets and tell their scraggy-furred homeless friends about the suckers who are unable to say ‘no room here!’
…and the next moggy comes along to try their new-found luck.
As a kid, I used to love my pogo hopper and could hop more than 100 times.
I also hung out a lot on roller boots (roller disco anyone?), space hoppers and bicycles.
However, the skateboard from the 50p stand at the market never got me very far.
I grew up in a town called Cockermouth. I kid you not! And yes, there have been some strange – even downright rude – address combos written on envelopes which did, however, end up on our doormat!
Cockermouth is where the River Cocker joins the River Derwent. So the name makes complete sense, doesn’t it? And it apparently means ‘the crooked one’.
Cockermouth is a pretty little market town in the north-west of England, just outside the beautiful Lake District.
My two first names (Helen and Eilidh) have the same meaning.
‘Helen’ is Greek for the Scottish Gaelic ‘Eilidh’ (or Scottish Gaelic Eilidh means Helen in Greek) but my parents didn’t realise it when they named me. Although I go by ‘Eilidh’, my actual first name is ‘Helen’. (Helen Eilidh sounds better than Eilidh Helen, right?)
Very few people know how to pronounce or spell my name. Here’s how: ‘Aylee’.
A friend once ignored my message asking him to meet me because, in his words some time later, he didn’t know anybody called ‘Aylidehuh!’
I didn’t used to like my name, but as I grow older that is changing.
I have been called Aileen, Edith and many many more names. My favourite: Eyelid.
Eilidh means ‘sun ray’ or ‘shining light’. I like that!
I was a jeune fille au pair in Fontainebleau and I had to iron an unhealthy number of shirts (with the crease lines in exactly the right place) every day for months and months.
If I’ve been looking a bit crumpled around the edges since then, now you know why.
I can recite quite a few rap lyrics from the ‘80s.
So go on, let’s play ‘Name that rap’:
I wanna rock right now
I’m (fill in the blank) and I want to get down
I’m not internationally known
But I’m know to rock a microphone
Because I get stupid
I mean outrageous
Stay away from me
If you’re contagious…
I mean… what’s not to love? Check it out here to see if you guessed right 🤣 It makes me smile every time 😊 (You don’t like it? So what, I don’t care! 😉)
Is there anybody else out there who has the same penchant??? Please… leave me a comment 🥰
I nominate the following bloggers (who may or may not wish to accept the nomination) for the Versatile Blogger Award. They have a complete mixture of sites I visit for various reasons. I hope you’ll enjoy checking some of them out.
Holly from https://catcaresolutions.com/
Tammy from https://tammysreadinglife.wordpress.com/
Mya from https://myataylor.net/
Crystal Grasso (Ward) from https://maybecrazyhelp.com/
Eliza from https://elizareasonstolive.com/
Luisa from https://wordsmusicandstories.wordpress.com/
Ashley from https://mentalhealthathome.org/
Lynn from https://raisinglittleshoots.com/
Debbi from https://debbisluys.com/blog/
Frank from https://www.frankmckinleyauthor.com/blog/
Kelley from http://lavenderzest.com/
Nicole from Stop Writing Alone (her podcast is really worth a listen – you’ll find it at the same address)
Ashok from https://ashokwahi.wordpress.com/about/