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Creative Blogger Award

It’s a lovely thing to log on to first thing in the week – a nomination for a Creative Blogger Award. Mine comes to be from Danica over at Living a Beautiful Life. Check her out, she writes about life, whether in creative writing or other formats, and tries to liven ups people’s days. She certainly has done with my day today!

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The Rules:

  • Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees
  • Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (done!)
  • Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers
  • Pass these rules onto them

Wow, okay. So that’s a lot of people to nominate. I always have the very small worry in the back of my head that people don’t want to be nominated for things like this. Although, the last time that happened, the person just said “thanks very much, but I shan’t take up the nomination” which is one of the reasons that I continue to blog – people on the blogosphere are cool people.

Okay, so I’m going to nominate some people. I’ll see how many I end up doing, and feel free to not take up the nominations if you don’t want to! These are blogs that I feel are creative in some way, whether that’s with a creative pursuit (writing, drawing, crafting) or just creative in how they post. It is, after all, called the Creative Blogger Award.

  • Zen and Pi – Love her “If we were having coffee” posts. A very imaginative way to catch up with her week on week. I know it’s not unique, other blogs do it, but I enjoys hers. (Laso loved her theme of choice for A to Z this year)
  • Stephanie Ingram – I was very much enjoying her post back in April for the AtoZ blogging challenge – The Ghosts in my Attic. I do hope the ghosts haven’t taken her away!
  • I Read Encyclopaedias For Fun – Okay, so being a science person myself, I love the science diversion that occasionally crop up, but the project of his that I think is really creative is Authors Answers, where he asks a bunch of different authors questions and they answer. Properly fascinating stuff.
  • Alex Hurst – Fairytale connoisseur. Who doesn’t love a collection of fairy tales from all over the world?
  • Disregard the Prologue – a fellow fantasy writer, it’s doesn’t hurt that she includes a bunch of dragons in and around the blog (but her writing is pretty ace too). She’s currently doing an out of season A to Z to do with her books.
  • Maugryph – An incredibly talented artist, he’s got skill and I love the content of his art (fantasy monsters, dragons and pokemon all feature!)
  • Brainstorm – She doodles, she writes, she crafts, she a bit of everything rolled into one very random blog.
  • Somber Scribbler – Documenting her experiences with life and mental health, she doodles a lot on different subjects and I love her style.
  • Rachel Carrera – A novelist who talks a lot about her life, past and present. There’s just something about the way she writes I really take to.

And that’s all the people I want to nominated. How many…nine. Eh, it could have been worse. I’ll notify all these people once I have posted this post. These people can feel free to ignore or continue on with the award as they see fit.

Of course, this isn’t to say these are the only creative bloggers out there. Oh no, there are thousands upon thousands of them out there. These are just the people that I have, for whatever reason, remembered today for their creative endeavours.

Thanks and link to the person who nominated me, was done at the start, but thank you again to Danica at Living a Beautiful Life for the nomination 🙂

5 facts about myself. Well shoot, I’ve just done a whole challenge with stuff about myself. Uhh, this might be harder than usual, at least it’s only five…

  1. I am in the process of buying a new car, since my is 15 years old and falling apart.
  2. The book I am currently reading is ‘Here Be Dragons’, part of the Imaginarium Geographica series by James Owen. (I am re-reading How to Train Your Dragon ahead of the new series coming out on Friday!).
  3. I still don’t own a pet. I want to get a tortoise, but it’s not happened. Perhaps after I have come back from Costa Rica and want to be back among the wild turtles.
  4. The hobby I am spending the most time on at the moment is colouring in. There’s a bit of a craze for it right now and I have very much joined it.
  5. I had breakfast this morning, which is rare. It was a pain au chocolate and a hot chocolate from the on campus Starbucks. We’re getting a Subway for next year. This is a very dangerous thing.

There, five titbits about me and my current life goings on. I love the word titbits. Tit…bits. Hehe.

Pass the rules on. Well, if the people want to join in, they can find the rules right on this post here, which I will link to them when I poke them about the award. I just need to hit Publish, and I’ll get right on that 🙂

Today has been a good morning.

24 Random Things

I got tagged in Somber Scribbler’s own 24 Random Things blog post. Set up by another couple of bloggers, mainly for the reason of turning twenty-four, which I myself do in three months time, it’s simply a list of 24 random facts about yourself, and asking your readers to do the same.

So, here are my twenty-four random facts about myself (I shall attempt to do different ones from the facts I used in the Liebster award post, but no promises!)

  1. My favourite adventuring class is ranger. I really like using bows and having innate nature powers like talking/commanding animals and plants.
  2. Give me a pen and I will chew the end.
  3. Like most other people, I have an office chair that spins around. Unlike most most other, I like to put my headphones on, turn the music up really loud, and then sit and spin on my chair whilst listening to the music. Surprisingly, I don’t get dizzy when I do this. I also do some of my best creative thinking whilst spinning.
  4. Whenever I have hot chocolate, I also have to have a twirl and use it as a straw.
  5. I dream almost every night and I remember about 80% of them. The one I had last night was about moving house (I get the key to my new flat in a month!), and playing child versions of our live games character. So chibi! Also there was a shrimp theme park, but I have no idea why.
  6. I don’t laugh, I cackle.
  7. Upon being told that my new places doesn’t allow roaming pets like cats or dogs, but they would consider a caged pet, my first thought was tortoise. (Me and my parter now plan to get a tortoise when we have settled into our new place.)
  8. The last book I finished reading was Feast of Crows, by George R R Martin, book number 4 (or five, depending on whether you count 3 as one book with two parts or two books) in Game of Thrones/Song of Fire & Ice series. The next book on my reading list is Throne of Glass, By Sarah Maas, which is currently sitting on my desk at home.
  9. When asked what my age is, I get it wrong most of the time.
  10. I have discovered a fantastic new food combinations: Cheese and Party Rings.
  11. I have a tin pot with unicorns on it on my desk, and I use it to save up for the really big things that I want to buy. Currently I am saving up for this.
  12. I believe that a glass of juice is a perfectly acceptable breakfast.
  13. I like napping/dozing in rooms where other people are doing things/talking at normal volume. I think it’s the extrovert in me, recharging by sleeping and being around people at the same time.
  14. I have a document which contains a list of all the links for awesome dragon related items that I want but do not have the money to buy (why is shipping from America so expensive!?).
  15. I can touch type (although I still suck at spelling).
  16. Due to the staff cafe at work I have discovered a previous unknown love for Bacon, Brie and Cranberry panini’s.
  17. My brother has Aspergers Syndrome, and I’ve babysat a lot of special needs kids throughout my babysitting career.
  18. If I can sit crossed legged, I will, including on chairs.
  19. I have paid £95 for a single pair of shoes. But they are amazing!
  20. I love the taste of most fruit, but hate the textures. It’s why I drink a lot of juice, which is a pretty good solution between the two. Although never with pulp.
  21. Writer’s are commonly divided into planners and pantsers, and not only am I am pantser writer, but I believe that I am a pantser at life, and I like it that way!
  22. One of my favourite activities (and one I got to do last night) is to lie in bed and listen to rain through an open window.
  23. My wardrobe mainly consists of jeans and vest tops, and most of those jeans are ripped in one place or another.
  24. When a friends leaves I don’t say ‘Bye’, I say ‘Have fun.’

And that’s 24! If anyone reads this post, then I would encourage them to also do this, because getting to know your fellow bloggers turns them from bloggers into friends. 😀

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