Versatile Blogger Award

This week has been mad busy, dealing with builders, filling in my tax return and getting the boys ready for school. Not through choice blogging had slipped down the list of priorities so I was thrilled to find that I’d been nominated for two awards. I feel very honoured and (at the risk of sounding mushy) like I’m part of a bigger ‘blogging community’. Kukolina and Mya’s Musings both nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award (A huge thank you to both of you! X) so I thought I’d kick off with that one.



  1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog
  2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.
  4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
  5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself

7 Facts About Me:

1. I was born in Sweden and spent my first ten years there before my family moved to the UK . I have also lived in the US and Ireland.

2. My dream family holiday would be to drive across the States from New York to California.

3. As a child, my best friend and I would spend hours making our own magazines. I think I always knew I wanted to be a journalist.

4. My husband and I had planned to marry in Las Vegas but in the end had our wedding in London so, as a surprise, I organised for an Elvis impersonator to sing at the wedding reception.

5. I hate flying so much that I once turned down a date with a guy who wanted me to go on his private plane.

6. When I lived in Dublin I was in an advert for the Bank of Ireland – my one and only modelling stint! My parents still have the framed picture in their living room.

7. I only learned to cook when I had my first child and for two years my husband and I ate meals from the Annabel Karmel Baby & Toddler cookbook. Now, I love cooking, baking and trying new recipes.

Here are the 15 blogs I’m nominating for the Versatile Blogger Award:

Design Mischief

Saucy Pans

Beth Byrnes

My Favourite Pastime

Chic Beyond Belief

Defining Motherhood

Fashion for Food

The Highchair Organizer


The Mind of an Eclectisist

My Swedish Life

The London Mum

The Boston Brunette

Running the Docklands

Mirifique Beauty


15 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award

  1. Thank you! I truly appreciate the recognition, but I’m terrible at following rules. Terrible. I think it’s because I’m Irish. Or, maybe it’s the red hair. I swear, the read hair gene is linked to some terrible personality flaws. Scientists will prove it some day, I’m sure.

    I thought I’d get my act together to respond to your kindness in a way that better reflected my gratitude. But, it is becoming clear that impressing you with an appropriate response to your nomination is not in the cards for me. So, in hopes that you will let me off on a technicality, I offer you this link to a previous versatile blogger response where I tried to show myself worthy of the label:

    • Ha ha, no worries. I love that post – especially the bit about multi-tasking and wearing lots of different hats. Being a mum has certainly forced me to be more versatile and dig deeper into my resourcefulness and imagination than any other ‘job’. X

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