Tickled pink was an expression my father ,used to say and it fits the situation. Fellow blogger Madhu nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award – now, I mean, how cools is this?! The first time I hit that ‘publish’ button not yet two months ago I did so with great trepidation and a last thought of “Do I really want to do this?!” Now, here I am, Addicted. It’s wonderful being retired and able to follow one’s whims and passions. This blogging has currently totally side-tracked me from my original reasoning in starting the blog in the first place, which was to share my art with any of those that might be interested (that is: immediate family and friends).
As a recipient of the award I have to:
1. Thank the person who gave me this award, which I humbly do, Madhu and include a link to their blog, which I have done, above.
2. Tell 7 things about myself:
I believe there are two heights of luxury: one is lying in a hammock on a hot summer day, with the breeze gently blowing and a glass of ice-something to sip. The other is the facility to take an afternoon nap – when the eyelids droop, the body flags and the mind goes into a hold pattern nothing is more luxurious than putting head to pillow in the middle of the day and pulling up the blanket.
When I watch the seasonal migration of the Canada geese, I always wish them God speed and safe journey.
The tears I shed watching the movie Beaches with Bette Midler are legendary, and that’s not just the first time I saw it, but the second and third as well … in fact I could pass through the room and catch only the last few minutes of it and I would be sobbing.
When I get into something I can be a bit single-minded and at one time I spent so much time in the local fabric store that my children called it “Mummy’s store”.
I could sit by the water for hours and hours—any water—lake, stream, ocean, river, marshland, mesmerized by the sound, the smell, the patterns, the soothing cadence be it a gurgling brook or shooshing waves over a pebbled shore.
I love the music of the 60s – turn that Ipod on and crank the speakers up several decibels (without the ear pods in!) and I’ll be tapping toes and singing along … not a pretty sound for I must confess, I cannot sing … but it’s great to do housework to, or when extra inspiration is required in the studio.
I love green olives And I love fresh asparagus, a glass of white wine in the quiet before supper, and seafood sauce … I used to think it was the shrimp I liked, but no, it’s the sauce.
And I am to nominate 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award:
This is a bit more difficult not because there is a lack of excellent sites, but because I’m still building my ‘library’. There is such a wealth of information out there – these are sites that I am currently following and enjoy and whom I nominate for this lovely pick-me-up, gratifying and validating Versatile Blogger Award: