The Versatile Blogger Award

Weeks (and weeks) ago the lovely Catie, over at Diary of an Imperfect Mum, nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award. I promised I'd get to it and I have, it's just taken much longer than I expected! 

Catie made my day when she nominated me for the award saying:

...for her dedication to helping other bloggers. She is a wonderful, kind lady who writes a brilliant versatile blog and deserves this award! She has been my champion, sounding board and technological wizard since the beginning!

I don't know about technological wizard! I think it's more that I've made the mistakes so others don't have to! But I'm so pleased to have connected with Catie over the years and glad I can call her a friend.

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. 

Hubert H. Humphrey

Seven facts about me:

I touch-type. I'm not sure how many words per minute I do but it is the one thing I learnt at College that has proved most useful. 

My natural hair colour is a blondey-brown. It's far too light and a long time ago I chose to go dark. My boys think my current hair colour is natural. 

I once met Bobby Charlton. I was about 10 years old and he came to our school to do some football related thing. 

I hate flying. While I've visited Orlando, Florida a number of times I cannot stand flying there. If there was another way of getting there I would do it.

Even the sight of this photo puts my stomach in knots!

I suffer with terrible migraines. They hit suddenly and take me out for an entire day. So if anyone ever comes up with a miracle cure, call me!

After years of thinking I didn't like crafts I've found a love of card-making. Who knew?!

I love having flowers in the house, but because of BP's and the Hubby's hay fever I have to resort to having fake ones to brighten the place up. 

  • Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. 

Helen Keller


Helena has become a wonderful friend over the last few months, we talk (via twitter) regularly and she is so supportive. She writes about all sorts of things on her blog and her recent post about body image had me nodding along and shouting "Amen sister!".

Sim is such a lovely lady, she's been there for me through my weight struggles and she's encouraged me to keep trying. Sim brightens up Post Comment Love every weekend with her fantastic Friday Fit Bit so much so I look forward to seeing it every week. 

Stephanie, Life at 139a

Steph has been a fantastic co-host for Post Comment Love, we have become friends over the last year. At my first blogging conferences last year she was so welcoming and looked after me when I was feeling timid. She even made sure I was okay after hurting my back at Britmums. I always look forward to meeting up with her and I'm so glad she's my co-host for our little linky.

I admire Vai so much, she is a talented poet and has had me in tears with her beautiful poems. After meeting her at Britmums a couple of years ago I'm determined to meet up with her again at some point. 

I often find myself a little jealous of Debbie, her photography of the island where she lives invoke envy. The beautiful mountains and beaches, especially during the summer, make me want to visit the island of Zakynthos and I'm sure if I did I'd have to say hi to Debbie!

Here are the rules of the award:

Thank who nominated you for the award, and leave a link to their blog.
Nominate 5 bloggers for the award.
Tell the nominees they're nominated and link to their blog. 
Share 7 facts about yourself.