Friday, 10 June 2011

Acceptance Speech

I was checking out my blogroll yesterday and discovered that I have been awarded the Stylish Blogger Award by Tink at Master Of A Thousand Things *grins*

I know that some people don't like these awards (and there are some disingenuous ones out there) but I was very excited to be linked, and have the opportunity to discover other blogs I may not have read.

In her post, Tink mentioned that she's been blogging since December, same as me, and has just reached her 100th post... I looked at my stats and realised that I've just passed the 100th post mark. How bizarre!

Part of the award is to share 7 facts about myself... 
  1. I have the most terrible sweet tooth. Part of being a grown up is eating vegetables, I know, but I would happily live on cake, chocolate, rhubarb & custard sweets, penny chews... You get the idea ;) My favourite breakfast is actually chocolate cake ;)
  2. I spent nearly 3 months travelling around Australia by myself (I was supposed to be meeting a friend, who came home a week before I flew out!) - I did things I never thought I'd do, like white water rafting, and came back so much more confident
  3. I have a BSc in Psychology 
  4. I read extremely fast - to the extent that my mum used to quiz me on the plot of books I'd just read because she couldn't believe I'd actually taken any of it in. 
  5. I have an appalling memory when it comes to things I need to remember. If I don't write something down, I forget it.
  6. I have a fantastic memory for random trivia - nothing that may ever be useful, but things I find interesting. 
  7. I'm fascinated by Ancient Egypt. I've been to the pyramids, Valley of the Kings, the Cairo museum, the Red Sea, Abu Simbel... Mum and I had a hot air balloon ride at sunrise over the Nile, which is one of the most beautiful memories I have.
So, that's 7 facts about me. Now I'm supposed to nominate 7 other bloggers for this stylish award. The problem is that I have a massive blog roll, and there are so many blogs out there that I really enjoy, so whittling it down to a handful is tough. I really don't want to leave anyone out! Some of the blogs I'd pick are on Tink's list, which helps, but this is still only a small list of bloggers I'd consider stylish...

Happy Elastic
Peppermint Mocha Mama
{a 1/4 to}
Ohdessa Knits
The Wooly Adventures of a Knitting Kitty
Good Enough


  1. Your breakfast idea sounds good too me. And am most jealous of your Egypt trip, it is on my to do list for after uni

  2. hehe the similarities keep piling up! I'm with you on the chocolate cake for breakfast - I used to get those Sara Lee double chocolate gateaux and eat them straight from the plastic tray with a spoon :)

    I too am jealous of your Egypt trip, it's fairly high up on my list of places I want to visit.

  3. Aww, thank you for tagging me :-) I'm feeling anything but stylish sitting here covered in bits of cake mix! I also have a very sweet tooth, read fast and have a bad memory. Evernote is my new saviour. I can sync all my notes from my laptop onto my phone which also means no more scribbly recipes in the kitchen that I can't understand after the second sentence.

  4. Aren't you the sweetest thing! Thanks so much for the false advertising of stylishness about me. I'll do my best to live up to it for you.

    I love that you have a head full of useless trivia too - let's me know that I'm not a complete freak. We could kick some serious tail on a game show though... lol.


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