In mid December I was nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award by Fec This – I am very excited, chuffed, humbled to be considered. I am also incredibly embarrassed that it has taken me so very long to get around to replying to the nomination.

My general ramblings on this blog are meant to hopefully entertain or reach out to readers – I do write for an audience and for my own practice but without a particular focus or purpose. I write about whatever thought is in my head – some days I am amazed at how much my mind wanders and some days I wonder why I appear to have had no thoughts at all.

So, the rules for this, my first but hopefully not last award, are

  • Display the award certificate on your website.
  • Announce your win with a post and include a link to whoever presented your award.
  • Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers. 
  • Create a post linking to them and drop them a comment to tip them off.
  • Post 7 interesting facts about yourself

My first problem is that I don’t know how to display the award certificate. I hope to work it out quickly.









My second problem is to choose just 15 of the entertaining, thought provoking or light hearted blogs I like to read and follow. Here is my selection. I hope you like them as much as I do.



Keeping it real


The Human Rights Warrior


Breezy Books Blog

At least we made it this far

Off Duty Mom

Bottled Worder

Ned’s Blog

One Handed Writers

Closed the Cover

A breakfast serial

More than a niche

Seven interesting facts about me –

1. I believe my best choices are made on the spur of the moment

2. I painted a large dragon on my bedroom wall as a teenager. It’s still there

3. I love to explore new countries but I am always nervous of the actual travel part

4. I managed to get the stupidest puppy in the litter

5. I have a Mini Countryman

6. I didn’t eat red meat for 16 years until I got a craving for steak while pregnant

7. I never seem to finish anything I start, even though it drives me barmy.

Well, I hope some of that was interesting. Enjoy the blogs I have linked to!

Connect with me!


Versatile? — 15 Comments

  1. Thank you, Piper. I appreciate the nod. I, too, had to google Mini Countryman, and I love it. Very cool car. … You comment about your puppy made me laugh. It should get better. I don’t think beagles are notorious for being smart. They are pretty nose and food oriented.

    • As I wrote that the puppy was desperately trying to get on the sofa, despite already having been thrown off at least 45 times. We are trying to instil a ‘no dog on the sofa’ rule, but it is hard work. Three months of trying and she just doesn’t get it. In fact, maybe she is not so stupid, just incredibly stubborn and smart enough to know that sooner or later I will either cave or provide treats. She did learn ‘wait’ and ‘sit’ remarkably fast – definitely responds faster to treats.

  2. Fascinating to learn that you painted a dragon on your wall as a teenager. I couldn’t draw a straight line if someone paid me. Thanks again for the nod to my blog. I am honored to be in such great company!

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