I see my mind as a tapestry woven through with memories, dreams and thoughts.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Beautiful Blogger

I have been awarded this by Deborah Lawrenson, to whom I owe much for her uplifting and interesting posts. Thank you Deborah! 

I understand that the rules are such:

 1) To thank the giver
 2) To divulge seven hitherto undisclosed facts about myself

A bit geekish! I love to peruse dictionaries and grammar books, which I have done since I was a child, choosing a grammar book above a toy on one occasion.

I used to write plays and round up unsuspecting peers in the school playground to play the characters. Unfortunately, they did not share my passion and dropped out after the first couple of rehearsals ... besides, I became quite cross as they had not learned their lines!

I used to keep goats and had to become their leader - necessary to control them as they follow the leader.

I used to design clothes and take myself off in them to stores in the hope that a buyer would rave over them.

I swam naked in the sea one day, on impulse, when it was quite cold. Unfortunately, a couple appeared from nowhere, on the beach which had been deserted and began to congratulate me on braving the cold water. I was horrified and freezing but could not come out until they had moved on, so I smiled and grinned and hoped and hoped that they would go; it seemed like forever!

I hid in a cupboard at school for a whole lesson, as a dare. Funny that my reports always said 'quiet conscientious worker'!

When I am inspired to achieve something, I am both patient and determined and will see whatever it is through to its conclusion, no matter what. This particularly goes for the 'Violet Jelly Trilogy' that I am writing at the moment (only half a book more to go).

I enjoyed doing this ... and now to the third rule ... I must nominate seven bloggers to receive this award and let them know on their blog.

Thank you again, Deborah for thinking of me.

Spangle -Oliva Reader
Melissa - This Too
Diane - Bibliophile by the Sea
Olga - Artful Nuance
Elizabeth - About New York
Dulce - Sweeter Poetry
Gina - Pagan Sphinx

I wish that I could include more. I have chosen a balance of art, Photography, Poetry and Books. So, these people must decide whether or not to accept the Beautiful Blogger Award that I am sending to them.


Spangle said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Spangle said...

Thanks for the award and congratulations!

Melissa Sarno said...

I am laughing over your skinnydipping experience. Amazing. So many brilliant 'facts about you' here. And thank you for your kind words on my blog and for the award. You are certainly deserving of this award because you are, indeed, a beautiful blogger and person.

aguja said...

Thank you Spangle and mMlissa - you are well deserving of your awards.

Gina Duarte said...

You are very deserving of this award! Thank you for passing it on to me!

Many warm regards!

Style, She Wrote said...

Congratulations on your award! Well-deserved! xo style, she wrote

aguja said...

My thanks to you, Gina and Style!

Dancing Branflake said...

Congrats! I love that swimming story. Something like that would totally happen to me so I can definitely relate.

tinajo said...

Fun to read! :-)

aguja said...

Thank you for your comments, Dancing Branflake and Tinajo! Love hearing from you both.

Paulita said...

Those were some great peeks into the child who grew into the person you are today -- goat leader, nude swimmer, playwrite.

aguja said...

I probably sound as whacky as my books, but I was actually very quiet and shy as a child. Thank you for your comment, Paulita!

dulce ♥ said...

ha ha!
This is cute and great fun to read. Interesting to get to know you better!

Love the scene by the sea -grin!

May I accept this award, thank you but not write about undisclosed facts about myself- after all that's somehow what I do all the time while posting poems!

Thanks a lot again!
Keeping it at my sidebar!

Olga said...

Thank you very much for the Beautiful Blogger Award. When I saw that I was selected among such beautiful blogs, I have instantly felt much more beautiful.

aguja said...

Thank you Dulce and Olga ... your awards are well deserved.