Wednesday 22 April 2015

Versatile Blogger Award

Last week, the wonderful Gemma from A Million Gingerisms nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! This is a really lovely honor and I truly, whole-heartedly appreciate that she thought of me for this award! Now, I know this is just an online nomination/awards and it’s not exactly a red carpet event (puts down fake Oscar made out of a Barbie Doll and plant pot) but it’s so nice to finally feel like I’m part of this big, vibrant blogging community.

(Totally nailed my acceptance speech)

So, the rules are to write down 7 unknown facts about me and then nominate other bloggers who I think fall into the Versatile category. I'm not a particularly interesting person so lets see how this goes.

1. I was diagnosed with dyslexic and dyspraxic at college. This means I has all the smarts, along with the grace and co-ordination of a Giraffe running the 100m dash on Ecstasy.

2. I was vegan for 4 years and vegetarian for 6 years. Now? I just eat everything. Oops. (I'm totally going to hell).

3. My biggest dream is to travel the world - I know many people would love to do this but I have yearned to travel since I was a child. Having one holiday abroad every couple years to Greece or Spain grew tiresome very quickly and though I appreciated the taste of different cultures and climates, I dreamed off bigger and better adventures; Road tripping across America, seeing the great barrier reef, witnessing the aurora borealis or going to hang out with some Orangutans in Borneo.

Nowadays, I have no excuse not to go. I'm a freelancer, so taking time off work isn't an issue. I have no mortgage, no partner and no kids so I well and truly could bugger off at given moment. However, I'm scared. I'm scared of stepping into the great unknown, I'm scared of being 
alone and I'm scared of going to places where I don't speak the language. But even thought I'm scared of so much, my fear has never diminished my desire to travel the world.

Recently, I have quietly said to myself that if my current job contract is not renewed, this would be my perfect opportunity to go. I've just got to get the balls to do so.

4. I haven’t got a driving license – But I 
have booked my driving test for next month, so you never know, I may be tearing up the roads like the road hog I truly am in a few weeks time (The sad reality is I still drive at 15mph with my nose against the steering wheel).

5. I believe in ghosts – I know, I know, judge away! But I truly believe I’ve had a few ‘encounters’ with Casper and his bunch of ghoulish friends over the years and I always remember the first time it happened when I was at home alone, during the day.

Whilst sitting downstairs watching TV, doors upstairs started being opened and closed. Thinking it was the wind blowing them or my cats f'ing about, I decided to go investigate.

But as I walked up the stairs something caught my eye. I looked back into my living room where I had just come from and there, in the entrance, was a tall, dark, almost transparent figure.

It had no face, no features, nothing. But it was as plain as day, that someone or something was standing there. Completely freaked out, I ran upstairs and locked myself in my room to call my mum who was at work. I told her what I had seen and where the thing was standing and tried to joke how crazy she must think I am, but she just responded ‘No, you’re not crazy, I’ve seen him too…’

*queue high pitched organ playing and thunder and lightening*

6. I'm a firm believer in Karma. I have no religion, no deity, no bible but I believe that what goes around comes around, so you should do unto others as you would have them do unto you (Got to love a Bible quote…)

I believe if you do good you will receive good. If you’re always positive and trying your hardest to be good but are hit with a bad patch in your life, I believe those times are sent to test you and see how you handle them.

I know this sounds very hippiesh, brain-washed, didyoudrinkthecoolaid? type of thing, but the power of a positive mind is incredible. I spent a long time of my life being negative and living in regret and it’s a shame I wasted so much effort and emotion on so many unhappy thoughts and time when instead, I could have just moved on and risen above it all. It’s not always easy, sometimes I want to kick people in the shin and scream ‘WHY ME?!’ but hey, you only live once and do you want it to be full of hate and regret? (Ooooo, getting all deep on this post today).

7. I hate bananas – Please do not eat them around me unless you want them swatted from your hand. Eurgh.

I would like to nominate the following blogs to join in on this award. I know some may have been nominated before and completed the challenge but I wanted to compliment them as Gemma has complimented me (even if it wasn't intentional haha).

Also, I won't feel offended if you don't actually want to partake in this post, but as I said, take it as a compliment ;)


@KatyGilroyBlog -

@BeckyBedbug -

@hellothmushroom -

@ellenextdoor -

@Emma_Inks -

@Blonde_Vision -


  1. I believe in ghosts too and had a similar experience to the one you described. I was at my cousins for a sleepover and this white silhouette of a woman walks in and stands against the window. Proper freaked me out. Told my cousin about it the next day and she's seen her too, on previous occasions. So not just me going mental :P

    As for the traveling. Do it! The hardest part is booking it and deciding where to go. When you start though, you won't want to stop and it'll rinse you dry money wise, but you can't put a price on once in a lifetime experiences!

    Also, good luck on your driving test!

    Gem x

    1. Phew! It's always nice sharing ghostly experiences! Most of the time people just think I'm a nutter (which I am) but I wouldn't want to lie about ghosts and stuff *shudders!*

      Have you been travelling? Where did you go? I really need to pull myself together and go! My biggest regret in life would be not to travel!

      Thank you darling! Watch around our area in the next couple of months...I may be on the loose behind a wheel! Eep!


  2. So many of your random of facts are similar to mine, I am also dyslexic and dyspraxic, my biggest dream is to travel the world, I can't drive, I believe in ghosts and Karma but I do love a banana! Thank you so much for including me in your nominations, I will think of some facts soon x

    1. A fella dyspraxic?! I've never met someone else who has it! I shouldn't be this happy about it haha

      So many similarities...are we twins?! No worries love! As I said, you are a great example of a Versatile blogger! xx


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