An honour unto which I did not aspire


Thank you to Sharon for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award – I’m glad you are enjoying the posts.  Sharon’s blog is called A Number of Things and I’m not sure if I’m allowed to nominate her straight back, as she includes all sorts of writing, photography, reading, reflections on current events and more.

I’ll have to apologise about the 15 blogs as I don’t really have time to read that many, and versatility is in the eye of the beholder.  But here are some of my favourites (in the order I found them):

Wrong Hands – perpetually inventive cartoons

Middle Savagery – the inside line on being an archaeologist

TextHistory – Barb delves into the amazing details of her home city’s history

Astronomersden – practical and personal astronomy

Musings from a Stonehead – crofting is not for the faint-hearted

The Illustrator – her own character-full drawings and paintings

Lifelong Dewey – reading a book from every main category of the Dewey Decimal System

Lillabullero – literature and photography, music and football, and points of view

Because they’re there … – walking, climbing, curiosities, opinions

What they have in common is having their own individual voice and blogging purpose, a sense of humour, and an element of unpredictability, so when a notification email arrives, I instantly want to know what they’ve been up to now.

To the named bloggers: if this nomination makes any of you feel that you have just received a chain letter from a dodgy source, let me know and I will delete the reference from this post.  But in any case, keep blogging chaps, you enliven the day.

Now then, I’m supposed to say seven things about me?  These are about me as I write:



North:  Old silver

North: Old silver

North east: old books

North east: old books

East:  Print

East: Print

South east:  Latest seedlings

South east: Latest seedlings

South: Solar filter with built-in health and safety system

South: Solar filter with built-in health and safety system

South west:  Hat

South west: Hat

West:  Glass

West: Glass

North west:  Trees in mist

North west: Trees in mist

I did check the compass

I did check the compass


Of course it came out eight, and one for the pivot in the middle, because seven points of the compass is just silly.

5 responses »

  1. full points for taking an original angle on the remit, as always. Your blog reminds me of the many arts trails `i’ve been on. You go partly to see the work, but also as a view into some one’s life, so we get the stuff and the context. and yet there is still so much we don’t get told, which is also good.

  2. This is awesome! Honoured to be nominated, I had no idea my blog had this effect. But thinking about it, one of the first things a mate said to me when I started was to keep it chopping and changing. On to a good thing obviously! Thanks Minutae.

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