Blogging Awards

The Versatile Blogger Award


As you can see, today I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the very kind Peckish Kiwi, who I would like to thank both for the nomination but also for introducing me to the wonders of New Zealand’s ice-cream flavours (a result of which is that I now want to emigrate!).

The rules of the blogs are as follows: to select 15 blogs you follow and nominate them for the award, and the to tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself. Here goes then!

  1. Gluten Free Gus: Now I am not gluten free, however I still want to make pretty much everything on this blog. Definitely the mark of a good specific-diet blog if it has this effect on someone like me!
  2. Daisy and the Fox: A very recently discovered blog (actually though another of these awards, but one definitely worth reading. I also love the name, and wish I’d thought of it first!
  3. Le Pirate: Delicious food and lovely photographs – a winner all around!
  4. Honey and Jam: Again, a lovely site that makes me want to eat everything on it 🙂
  5. The Paddington Foodie: I am waiting to find a passionfruit just so I can try the melting moments – I am even daydreaming about them at present!
  6. NeonAnimalStash: Interesting and thought-provoking essays on literature, art and technology
  7. Warm Toasty Muffins: Baking and sweet things.
  8. Cupcakepedia: Anything and everything to do with cupcakes- recipes, art, crafts and beauty.
  9. Sugar and Spice Baking: Lovely recipes and pictures to make you laugh.
  10. Grub Blog: Delicious recipes of all types, for all occasions
  11. Cream Puffs in Venice: Cakes, biscuits, puddings – the works!
  12. The Aspiring Baker: This blogger is living my dream and I love hearing about the tasks at Le Cordon Bleu.
  13. An American Cupcake In London: Recipes and book reviews – this blogger is substantially adding to my reading and baking list!
  14. Pocketful of Sugar: More great recipes, both sweet and savoury.
  15. Rants, Raves and Rations: Discussions of both teaching and food, and simple afterschool recipes which as a fellow teacher a really appreciate!
  16. So Hungry I Could Blog: Sorry, I couldn’t keep it to 15, I’d have felt so guilty about leaving this one out 🙂

Enjoy! Some excellent reading here so go forth and peruse! The next part of the challenge says that I need to provide 7 facts about myself, to introduce myself, so here goes!

  1. A musician by trade, I play 5 instruments to a good standard (violin, piano, flute, clarinet and oboe) as well as being a singer. This doesn’t count the tin whistle or the few chords I can play on guitar – namely the song ‘Smelly Cat’.
  2. I love sitcoms, particularly, Friends, How I  Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls and 30 Rock. There is nothing that I cannot link to one of these and I will tend to compare events to scenes from one of these. Yes, I’m sad. However, I’m sure some of you also do this…
  3. I love travelling, particularly Europe. I want to visit every country in it, and feel very lucky to live in a country where this is possible.
  4. I applied to go to Cambridge University both due to the normal reasons (course, reputation, etc) and also because of the buildings. Seriously – they are so beautiful, it’s hard to believe they are university halls! I got accepted for postgraduate study and was very disappointed that a.) I didn’t actually get to live in one of these amazing buildings, and b.) the university wasn’t Hogwarts in disguise.
  5. I am seriously addicted to chocolate. It’s a terrible and delicious condition.
  6. My halls of residence at University were hexagonal, as when it was built they were for an all-female college, and it was believed that women were scared of right angles. I always wondered who would write such a study in the first place, let alone use it to base a building on!
  7. I really wish that I had written ‘The Hunger Games Trilogy’ and ‘Matilda: The Musical’ – I love both of them. However, my favourite musical is ‘Les Miserables’ and it made my day yesterday when two of my Year 10’s said that I looked like Eponine!

There we go, 7 random facts about me! Happy reading and see you back here soon!

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