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Best Moment Award…

October 22, 2013
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Virtuous – definition: conforming to good moral and ethical principals; also, chaste

It is my great pleasure to accept and thank Steph at http://stephsscribe.com 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.

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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:

http://theroguewriters.wordpress.com/

http://legendsofwindemere.com/

http://fate423.wordpress.com/

http://gwenbristol.com/

http://risingwoman.wordpress.com/

And for those of you who would like to see my interview  with Bill Roberts – Arts Talk Online – 7th December 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtIz3amV_HI  Go to 8.23 on time bar.

Not Taking Umbrage Today…

March 2, 2013
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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 –

http://the-view-outside.com/

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:

http://newenglandmuse.wordpress.com/

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/

http://diannegray.wordpress.com/

http://stephsscribe.com/

http://leahkonen.wordpress.com/

http://onewildword.com/

http://countrylifediscipleship.wordpress.com/

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

Have fun.

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