Cripes! This is my second nomination tonight for this prestigious award (takes a bow). I am truly amazed! Thank you, thank you, and thank you to blogger and author Anne Chaconas who wrote “Yes, she’s been nominated for a BBA before, but I heart Amelia. Sweet, accomplished, and enterprising–what a wonderful gal.”
So, this is what happens when you are nominated:
- You write seven facts about yourself
- You link to the blog of the person who nominated you
- You link to seven bloggers whom you think deserve the award (I’m spoilt for choice here!)
- You let those bloggers know they have been nominated
With two nominations I am not sure I can think of two lots of random facts about myself without putting everyone into a deep sleep, so I may have to recycle the first seven.
Until I published my book, and as a result met so many wonderful people, I had never, ever been on Facebook. I had the impression I would have been safer signing up for active duty. I am so pleased I eventually plucked up the courage.
I never prejudge anyone. I always give everyone the benefit of the doubt, until they prove me wrong. Then I don’t look back. I can be very stubborn.
When I was younger I shared a house with my best friend. We took it in turns to cook. It was my turn this particular day, and I came home meaning to do just that. As I entered the kitchen, I was met with the vision of her eating the last mouthful of what she thought was a casserole I had made earlier, and left in the fridge. To this day, I have not had the heart to tell her it was the Labrador’s ‘treat for the week’, and most certainly not fit for human consumption. She didn’t seem any the worse for it, though, but my guilt has never been assuaged.
My family and I live in a house where the animals outnumber us 7 to 1. It makes for a very happy house.
I was, at 14, the intermediate county high jump champion.
I am a terrible housekeeper. You could eat off the kitchen surfaces they are so clean, and the cupboards are immaculate too, as is clothing, furniture, etc. But don’t for heaven’s sakes look down at the floors. I resigned myself years ago to the fact that dogs and cats have fur and paws, and they never brush their coats nor wipe their feet. My cocker spaniel also has a penchant for rolling in anything he feels is appealing and alluring to the Jack Russell, and then rolling around indoors before he is spotted and stopped. Fortunately for us, the animals are confined to two rooms only.
I love good food, good books, good fun and good friends. These things make me happy. Above all, I love my family more than words can describe.
And now for my nominations (drum roll please)
Tara Fox Hall – Tara is full of fun and very driven. Her blogs are well worth a look.
Tori Ridgewood – Open, honest and creative.
Patricia – Patricia is a wonderful and extremely dedicated book reviewer. She was also one of my first two followers, which really encouraged me to get my blog going. Thank you, Patricia.
Eveli Acosta – Prolific writer (6 books and 3 more on the way). I admire that sort of commitment to the art.
Alyson Miers – Alyson’s blogs are so diverse and topical, and I find myself agreeing with a great deal of what she has to say.
Suzanne Schultz Pick – So much to say about so many things. There is a lot of variety in Suzanne’s blogs. I really enjoy reading her posts.
Jamie B Musings – My way of keeping up with what’s going on. All put together beautifully. A really cool blog!
So there we have it, seven facts and seven Beautiful Bloggers. All done, save letting the nominees know their fate. Thanks again to Anne for nominating me.