The Versatile Blogger Award – for me!

The Versatile Blogger AwardI would like to thank TK at Sand In My Toes for giving me The Versatile Blogger Award 🙂 I’m rather chuffed, as I’ve now got two little awards on my baby blog – the Liebster Award was a few months back.  I also have to apologise to TK, as she sent me this award some weeks back, but life has been rather manic during the holidays!

So what am I supposed to do now I have this award?   I can nominate up to 15 blogs for this award. I have chosen five bloggers that are versatile in what they write about and do it well! But most importantly, blogs that I’ve discovered during this year and love to read.  Here they are (in no particular order):

1. RedPeffer

2. Bubbablue and Me

3. mumturnedmom

4. Dark Tea

5. The Soup Dragon Says

So now I’ve passed the challenge on to some of my favourite bloggers I need to tell the person who nominated me seven things about myself – so here goes TK:

1.  I can’t reverse or parallel park, in fact I don’t even try any more – life is too short!
2. I’d been planning a trip to Kenya to volunteer on an elephant and lion  tracking/conservation project for 3 weeks, but then I met my husband.  I do really regret not doing that trip before my son came along.
3. I walked out of college half way through my A Levels when I was going through my ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ phase – probably the dumbest thing a Straight A student ever did.
4. I have a big thing for Robert Redford, maybe not quite the looker he once was but I could listen to his voice forever.
5. I love Duran Duran, the only time I ever bunked off school, and it was PE so that doesn’t count!, was to watch the video of Is Something I Should Know?  at my friend K’s house.
6. I love Family History and have managed to trace all sides of my family back to the early 1700’s.  Sadly no millionaires lurking in the undergrowth!
7. I’m a cross stitcher – although I barely find time these days.  I have a Christmas stocking for Monkey that I MUST finish this year!

I look forward to learning a bit more about my nominated bloggers soon.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

10 thoughts on “The Versatile Blogger Award – for me!

  1. I love these sorts of posts as they give so much insight into the person behind the blog. I was a Wham fan but also loved Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet. Those were the days eh?! xx

    1. Loved Wham, liked Spandau most of the time but did get sick of hearing True! They were great times, I still love that kind of music, spent my 40th at a brilliant 80’s disco night. But I love new stuff too. Just don’t know where all the years have gone!

  2. Thank you for such fascinating insights into your life! Maybe one day you will pursue your conservation project, don’t give up hope just yet. I’m so interested in family history too, but never got around to researching it.

    1. Thanks for nominating me in the first place. Yes, Kenya and Elephants – I will get there one day 🙂 Family History research and young kids don’t go together! v I have really neglected mine since Monkey arrived.

  3. Mary this gets far too spooky, as I too spent lots of my early maternity years tracing mine and other half’s family! and I do cross stitch and have a stocking I made for the boy. You will be telling me we are long lost sisters next!! You can keep Robert and elephants though…

  4. Thank you so much for the nomination, my first award 🙂 I’m going to have to do some serious thinking about my favourite blogs and interesting facts about me.

    I’m also interested in family history, but I let my sister do the research and I wait to hear what she has discovered.

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