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Best Moment Award…

October 22, 2013

Virtuous – definition: conforming to good moral and ethical principals; also, chaste

It is my great pleasure to accept and thank Steph at for awarding me this lovely award. It always makes me feel good to share them. As these awards require there are rules. Firstly, I have to disclose seven things about myself, and then pass along nominations.


Seven Random Things About Me:

My first interview as a published author was on West Edmonton Mall’s pirate ship. See link at the bottom of the page.

I found my soul’s home when I honeymooned in Italy.  I yearn to go back for an extended stay and write. (Or if possible to live there).

Writing came late in my creative life – now I am trying to catch up. Thanks to a wonderful group of writers I have found my passion.

I am full of love for my two children. They are special individuals and I am proud to be their mother.

When I emigrated to Canada I had no idea how it would change my life. It has been a delightful and enlightening journey. Long may it continue.

My New Year’s resolution to write a blog post a day has given me a writing discipline I did not envisage.

This November will see me participate in my fourth National Novel Writing Month. My story is a cowboy romance – a new genre for me. Wish me luck.

Now the nominations:

And for those of you who would like to see my interview  with Bill Roberts – Arts Talk Online – 7th December 2011  Go to 8.23 on time bar.

Not Taking Umbrage Today…

March 2, 2013

versatile_blog_award   Today’s word – Umbrage – definition: resentment, offence.

Well I certainly do not take umbrage today after being nominated by my blogger pal, Vikki Thompson –

Before I plunge into the award’s rules, just a quick note to say how much I love the sound of this word. It is such a shame it is not used very much anymore – unfortunately there are other words used that are not so polite.  Well onto the award – here are the rules :

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.   Thank you dear Vikki.
  •  Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it. Done!
  •  Next, select 7 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)  Took sometime but here they are.
  •  Nominate those 7 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.  Done.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Now for my 7 things:

My favorite wine is Gallo ZinfandelWhite Zinfandel Ernest & Julio Gallo California

I have a money tree – hasn’t sprouted any money yet though 😦

I’m presently addicted to my wordpress blog rather than any other social mediaWordPress

I love the seaside (ocean)

My star sign is Gemini (explains a lot!)

I’m a multi genre author

Re-incarnation fascinates me

And my nominations are…drum roll please:

Some of these bloggers are new to me as well, so go and discover them. Share your journey.

Have fun.

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