It’s always a pleasure to be nominated for something. My last nomination was to be class prefect at primary school. I bloody hated it though because I had to grass up people for running down the corridor or trying to sneak under the outside railings so they could run on to the field without having to walk all the way round. I soon learnt that snitching on the hard kids at school didn’t lead to the most fun break times or leisurely walks (sprints more like) home, so my life as a prefect was kept quiet short, luckily.
So a massive thanks to Sandra Danby, owner of Notes on a Spanish Valley, who has nominated me for the ‘Versatile Blogger Award.’ Sandra has been following my blog for some time now so cheers. If you are interested in knowing more about life in the Spanish countryside and have a love for rural Andalucía then be sure to check out her excellent blog here.
This nomination has no negative catch though. Hopefully I won’t be beaten up and asked to give over my last penny sweets or have my ice-pop knocked out my hand from any of the fine people I’m nominating for the ‘Versatile Blogger Award’.
As a nominee, all I have to do is:
Include a link to the blog of the person who nominated me.
Nominate 15 bloggers to receive the award, with links to their blogs.
Share seven things about myself.
So my 15 nominations go to…
The Life and Time of Nathan Badley, who is an awesome human being worth reading about.
The Ramblings, written by Tori for her inspiring outlook on life.
Those Who Wander for the helpful blogs about student life and inspiring photos, which often take me back to my travelling days.
East of Malaga because Marianne really knows how to write about life on the Costa Del Sol, and beyond.
A Lot of Wind for another interesting and witty outlook on life in Spain.
Christine in Spain for her informative and useful blogs on Spain.
Scribbler in Seville for Fiona’s deep knowledge and interesting views on Sevilla.
A Writer’s Life for Mary Beth Lee’s useful and uplifting articles about life as a writer.
This is Why I’m Drunk written by Bryan Roth for his interesting thoughts on the world of beer.
Don Charisma because anything is possible with his blog.
Bryan Hemming for his humorous outlook on life in Spain.
On the Luce for an all round amazing travel blog written by Lucy.
Spanish Scribbles for some stunning drawings by Wendy.
Oh God, My Wife Is German because of the funny shenanigans that this expat couple get up to.
What an Amazing World for the outstanding photos.
Now the seven things I need to share about myself:
1- I once ran away from home when my mother caught me and a friend peeing in the front garden. The journey didn’t last long though because all I packed were my scout socks.
2- I like to think of myself as a writer. I write, so I guess I must be.
3- Once I had a dream that I died in my sleep. I was hanging off the edge of a cliff. Then I flipped backwards and crashed into the sea. As I entered the sea I felt the impact of the waves smashing against my body. Then stars began to appear, shooting at me from all angles. Then in big red letters ‘The End’ appeared. I woke up in a pool of sweat and now have a fear of cliffs, and big red letters.
4- I actually get a buzz from running in 40 degree heat.
5- Recently I’ve taken to reading while walking to work because I have less time to read in the house. I get a lot of funny looks, especially because Spanish people don’t even read much when they are sitting down. The other day a bloke said to me ‘That’s gotta be some book,’ but I ignored him because I was at the end of a chapter.
6- I hate people who walk on the bike lanes in Seville.
7- I used to have an imaginary friend called John, who helped me win the football league in my garden on many occasions.