Yesterday I was so chuffed. Today I am doubly so. I was nominated not once but twice for the Versatile Blogger Award!
The first nomination came from the blog Pul Biber (with Everything) which means Flaked Red Pepper with everything. This is actually a new blog for me and now I’ve found it, I know I’m going to enjoy it. It’s written by an English couple who now live in Turkey and they sound very nice. I actually fell upon it by total chance as one does in the wonderful world of blogging. Imagine how chuffed I was to see my blog in their list of recipients! Amazing that I found it! Thank you, Hilary and Ashley.
Now, there are strings attached to this award: recipients must formally accept the award with a post featuring the award’s image, reveal seven quirky things about themselves and pass the baton on to 5-15 other bloggers to do the same.
And along came surprise No 2: I went to one of my favourite blogs of all, Istanbul’s Stranger just to check if she had also received the award as I was going to nominate her myself. What should I see: not only had she indeed been nominated but she had further nominated my blog too! Thank you, Sarah. Her blog makes me laugh out loud and her creativity leaves me breathless.
So I am doubly versatile!
The trouble is that I am the very last person you could call quirky. Versatile yes, quirky no. Hmmm. I just am not. Plus TT is not in favour of revealing personal info on the internet so I have to watch it. So these are not going to be dramatic, all right?
ü I have lived longer in Turkey than anywhere else in my life and that’s a very long time!
ü My mother was French, my father was English, and my husband is Turkish! Oh yes, and my sister is married to an American!
ü I am no good with pets. We tried all sorts when the children were young but with no success.
ü I am also pretty hopeless with technological stuff although if I apply myself, I generally get there (laboriously) in the end.
ü I sleep with a torch and whistle on my bedside table just in case there is an earthquake.
ü I prefer savoury to sweet any time.
ü My idea of a great time is having grilled fish on the beach with some cold white wine on a beautiful balmy evening in Assos. Not exactly quirky but still.
And I hereby pass on the baton to five of my favourite blogs and bloggers:
and hope they enjoy being Versatile Bloggers too!