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Sunday, November 20, 2011

One Lovely Blog Award

Yesterday Barbara from March House Books nominated me for the One Lovely Blog award.  I was thrilled as she must have had many other blogs to choose from.  Barbara's blog is brilliant - wonderful vintage children's books and all sorts of other interesting snippets of information.  Thanks so much Barbara for thinking of me when you put your list together. 

I'm copying the the requirements of receiving the award from her blog:
1. To thank the giver and link back to her site.
2. Provide 5 random facts that folks may not know about you.
3. Pass this award on to 5 other lovely blog sites and let them know you're awarding them.
4. Copy the award logo and paste it onto your own site.

So here goes with the 5 random facts:

1.  I'm left handed.

2.  I'm a Scatterling (of Africa).  The term originally comes from a Johnny Clegg/Jaluka song from the 1980's (it featured in the opening credits of 'Rain Man').  My husband and I are both South Africans with a shared Scottish heritage.  I'm now also an Irish citizen by naturalisation.

3.  I hold an Honours Degree in History.  I've always been drawn to Antiquity and the early Medieval period.  When I was a little girl I longed to live in a land of real castles and ancient forests.

4.  I started my working life as a High School History teacher.  In the early 80's I bought a Sinclair ZX Spectrum.  I was curious to know how the games worked so I broke into the code to figure it out.  It made me decide to change my career path.  At the age of 27 I started programming and I've been a software developer working in IT ever since.

5.  I love reading and my secret guilty pleasure is cleverly plotted whodunits.  For me Ellis Peter's Brother Cadfael series was a match made in heaven.

My nominations are based on a combination of blogs I enjoy visiting and personalities that I feel I've really gotten to know.  My choices are influenced by that as much as content:

Always Crave Cute
Lucy Violet Vintage
My Friends Call me Nelly
Marges8's Blog
15 Coast Road

I would also have liked to consider Garden of Daisies but I noticed that it is an 'award free blog' so I've respected that sentiment.   I hope the other five enjoy the award! 


CraveCute said...

First I want to congratulate you for your nomination, for your blog is truly lovely! I look forward to every post!
I also want to thank you for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award! I am very honored to receive it! ~ Diane

Nelly said...

Aww thanks Sharon I shall post my things soon
Love that new pic of you so would love to visit Ireland one day only been wanting to for 30 odd years lol

GardenofDaisies said...

I am honored. It is really very sweet of you to think of me. Thank you. And now I am off to visit some of the other blogs you listed.

wendz said...

Thanks Sharon - lovely! Will do a post on this soon.

You've made me all nostalgic now, with your talk of Johnny Clegg - I loved that music! And the Scatterlings song is in my head for the day now, I'm afraid.

I also have Scottish ancestry - my dad's great-grandparents were Scottish. My maiden name is Scottish. And apparently there is a clan tartan, which I'd like to get my hands on. One day I'd love to trace my roots as far back as I can and do the whole genealogy thing. Fascinating stuff.

And I love history - it is such a disappointment that my boys HATE it. They blame their history teachers, who they say are horrid. :)


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