Monday, March 8, 2010

and the Kreativ Blogger award goes to...

{along with six other blogger sweeties}

So, wee, wah ha! And a ho hum hum!

Thank you, thank you Kerri, and for your own "Songs of Light" which are always the Kreativ music I need to hear in my own soul's ears... You truly are a part of by blogging little heart!

I think now, my new title and honour means I am to do two things, or in fact, fourteen things...

I'm to tell you seven interesting facts about myself which I may not have ever blogged before.

And I'm to pass on the love, and the award, to seven other bloomin' marvellous bloggy bloggers for them to do the same.

Beatboxing remains optional.

So, golly. Where to begin?

Fairly Interesting Fact #1 -

I am, to the shock of those who don't know me terribly well, really very, very shy. When I was a child I would not take music lessons, even though I knew I wanted to play the piano, because I was terrified of teachers, people in general and especially private tuition! So I taught myself to play, alone in my bedroom. I can't read music at all, and remain to this day, untrained.

Moderately Interesting Fact #2 -

Pinging off the shy fact - I am still really, really shy. And at the age of 31, I feel things are unlikely to change. I am scared of going out with groups of people, and they never believe me when I say that I'm shy because I am also, a stage performer! For me the very maneuver of taking verbal or entertaining control of a social situation is so that I can politely keep my fears hidden from the world. But now I have been outed. Oh no! ...tricky blogger questionnaire!

Sort of Interesting Fact #3 -

(Gosh, I'm only up to #3 and I feel certain I'm boring you with my uninteresting-ness!)
I am not very tall, about average I think - I stand a slightly stodgy 5 foot 4 inches.

Fair-to-middling degree of Interesting Fact #4 -

I don't drink, as in any alcohol at all. Hate the taste, and what it does to people when they consume too much of the stuff.

Probably only Interesting to me Fact #5 -

I am addicted, to eyeliner.

Try to stay awake for Interesting Fact #6 -

I am, really, a very neat person. Everything must line up within my controlled chaos of a world!

So glad you hung on through 'til the end Interesting Fact #7 -

I am someone who, in the past has struggled with the addiction of over-eating. I love food, but have been known to love it a little too much in my younger years. I once gained over 40 kilos (which is over 88 Pounds for non-Australian readers) so I had to set about loosing it all. And did.

Once again I was too shy to go to a gym so I walked by myself up my beautiful Mt Painter and freed myself of the bulge in a few short - yet long - agonizing years...

Everyday is a conscious decision for me to eat well, and enjoy, but not too much!

So that is 7 little facts about my unusual self!

And my blogging bequeathers are:

Joyful Servant - you encourage me, and make me feel loved all the way from Canada nearly everyday! I love your heart, your blog and wish to award you accordingly!

Martine @ Happy Sparrow - I would love, to pass on the love to you! Your blog always reminds me of what is right and true and good. For that I thank, and reward you.

Beautiful, spiritual, poetic Tea @ Homemaker's Heart - You recently mentioned my blog, on yours, which came at a moment I needed some encouragement. And also, thank you for beautiful blog, of love and patience, and for always speaking your Godly heart.

Abigail @ Grace. Hope. Love. - for your abundance of all of those three gifts, I reward you. I love your adventures. You are a blessing to me from afar! : )

Nancy*McKay - (I love your little star in between your name!) I adore your tea, and the whole LOT of your photography! Please accept this reward for your everyday celebration of the finer, more beautiful things in life.

Mrs Sims @ Thoughts and Biro Sketches - it goes without saying that I love you! It was your very blog which inspired me to begin my own, almost two years ago now... To have witnessed your life through poems and pictures and biro sketches has been - and continues to be nothing short of wonderful!

{and lastly, most certainly not leastly}

Allison from In a Nutshell - I'm sure you've received many of these rewards in your blogging time, and have deserved them all. I admire your aprons, your creativity, your motherhood and your faith - thank you for a blog like yours - and a friend like you!

Shell xx


  1. I loved reading your little tid-bits about you! I am as well very shy..yay for us shy birds! :) Meek n' mild flowers :)

    Thank you for the bloggy mention! I adore hearing/seeing/ your creative sister! Blessing to me as well. You are lovely!

    <3 <3

  2. Wow, thanks so much! You are too kind. :)
    Your interesting facts were Great!!
    ..I'm shy too. :)

  3. How hilarious! I too am very shy in situations where I don't know people well. I find groups especially daunting! I also was too shy to go to music lessons as a child (although my very talkative sister went for several years). And I also don't drink at all! So a couple of things in common then! Thanks so much for all your kind words too x x

  4. Hi there Mechelle!! Thankyou so much for passing on the award to me!! I love your blog and would love one day to sit down and have a cup of tea with you! If only we lived closer :) I look forward to passing on the award :) Love lots, Martine :)

  5. You make me smile deep inside my heart. I love your blog and your heart :-) and I'm sending you best wishes for a wonderful and happy weekend.

  6. Thank you for bequeathing me the honor of this most prestigious blogging award, Shell! You're very sweet to think of me. Perhaps I will send you a list of '7 things' in a personal e-mail rather than a blog post so that you may know me a little better. =)


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