On the back of the Super Sweet Blogging Award Lord David Prosser generously also nominated elladee_words for the Blogger Award* with the proviso “just so she doesn’t get off too easily she’ll have to do the following”:
1. Thank the person who nominated her and add a link back to the blog. Thank you David.
2. Answer these 5 easy questions.
a) Romance or Humour in books? Both. I recently read Laurie Boris’ The Joke’s on Me.
b) Favourite meal? Anything the G.O. bbqs for me.
c) Monarchy or Republic for the rest of Europe? No preference but there’s a new royal baby, which is nice.
d) Following Ancestry or looking to the future only? I’m something of a dorrie ancestry-genealogy-family history (anyone’s) tragic, and I’m sure more than one disinterested person has considered running away screaming while I’ve waxed lyrical.
e) Favourite music? At the moment I’m listening to Seasick Steve, courtesy of Buried Words & Bushwa.
As usual the disclaimer is some of them don’t do awards posts, none should feel obliged, they are in no particular order, and it is by no means a conclusive list – this is simply my way of saying, in this instance, these are my Blogger Award nominees.
Clouds moving in “If you don’t care about any of this and you think GM has nothing to do with you then you probably think that the tooth fairy still brings sixpences, even for your wisdom teeth (didn’t happen for me), Santa Claus comes down the chimney even when you don’t have one, or it is blocked up because you don’t like dirty real fires, and Tony Blair and George Bush really believed there were weapons of mass destruction. In which case I have no idea why you are reading this blog” sums up why I like this blog, and its author.
The Future Is Papier Mâché As well as street portraits and City Stories, Richard recently shared “a taste of the, as yet untitled, work in progress” a snippet of which is “It’s an unusual one for Bamtree,” said the Coroner. “Normally speaking I get people who’ve slashed their own wrists, not ones who’ve had a little helper. These are very careful, deliberate incisions. Someone took the time to do the job properly. Of course, the aconite was a big help in this. Our victim was paralysed – probably got to see his own lifeblood draining away. Nasty, if that’s what our murderer did. Hypothesis, of course. Any idea who did it, Rufus?”
Lori’s Lane This is my review of Lori DiNardi’s Rome Home and Meatballs. “Warm, real and delicious. I have tears of laughter in my eyes from the “frasini” episode… I almost had to do a Grandma & run to the bathroom, and I’m still humming “I Think I Love You”. Lori, keep writing – I want to hear more.”
East of Malaga… and More! Marianne hosts the CONEJO BLANCO BLOG HOP and CBBH Photo Challenge “sharing a little blog love, each month”… “There´s a British superstition which states that a person should say or repeat the word “rabbit” or “rabbits”, or say the phrase “white rabbits”, or some combination of these elements, out loud upon waking on the first day of the month, because doing so will ensure good luck for the duration of that month.”
Mybrightlife starts off her About page “A positive take on a charmed life in an amazing part of the world. Mybrightlife is about simple living in a small coastal village in South Africa – a nation of troubling contrasts and complexities or a colourful rainbow painting of complimentary combinations – all depends on the headlines of the day which I try to ignore as much as possible. At times tiring and often frustrating, living here grabs you by the proverbial balls and demands that you engage – which to me is the very essence of life….this blog explores the day-to-day that makes South Africa so rich, along with other bits and pieces – family, community, adventure, travel and such, – of my truly bright life…”
Dianne Gray author I recently read and reviewed Dianne’s Manslaughter and Other Tears
“Less is more? I wouldn’t have thought so before reading Manslaughter and Other Tears. But I was wrong. Each of Dianne Gray’s novels I’ve read I’ve tried to savour and been compelled to consume simultaneously. I was completely unprepared for how much depth can be injected into this genre.
Corrugated Dreaming left me speechless. I suspected the ending of The Butcher of Meena Creek but enjoyed the journey nonetheless. Grandmothers and Gypsies was like nails down a chalkboard. Papa’s Gift unraveled me completely.
If for some reason your life seems flat and dull, I prescribe one of these stories at regular intervals. You’ll soon be feeling… better.”
And then commented to Dianne “The are great stories. What I didn’t write in my review was the big sigh and the oh dear I expressed after only a short time reading… so this is what it takes to be a GREAT short story writer… I have such a long way to go”.
My questions for these nominees should they accept the Blogger Award challenge are:
1. How did you come to reside where you are today?
2. What do you collect?
3. What is your favourite fragrance/aroma/smell?
4. What book/s are you reading/writing now?
5. What jewelry do you wear daily?