Versatile Blogger Award and my blog buddies

8:00 AM

Last week I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely and crafty Anna from Miss Beatrix. Many thanks, Anna, I really appreciate it!

Here's my acceptance speech (just kidding, these are the award rules).

1. Add the award to your blog. ok
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you. ok
3. Mention 7 random things about yourself. (see the last part of this post)
4. List the rules. ok
5. Award 15 other bloggers (check below!)
6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog. (ok)

I'm so happy I have a chance to talk about some of my favorite bloggers. Here they are:

Pennsylvania 6-5000: This is my auntie's blog. (hello, nepotism). She's the only person in my family who has a blog so we can always discuss about that.

Dizzy Tea: It was through Dizzy Tea that I discovered Lost Letters, and, because of it, many sweet penpals, so I'll always be thankful to her! Ipek lives in Turkey and I'm always drooling at her fabulous pictures.

The Stone and the Star: When I first came to Clarissa's blog, I saw a tag Louis MacNeice and a post about one of my favorite poems "Archaic Torso of Apollo". Immediatelly I thought "kindred spirits". If you want to read and talk about poetry this is the blog for you. 

Novel Days: Britta's was one of the first book blogs I discovered and I love her book recomendations and her Top Ten lists. I'm only able to make Top five lists... ;( 

Quicker than a Kiss: This blog has versatile written all over it. Devyn manages to successfully mix life style posts with culture posts. Great sense of humour and energy.

My Spare Oom: I am Grace's number one fan! I've been following style blogs for over a year now, and never found one that focused on modesty. In her blog, she also shares bits and pieces of her life and faith. 

Rhyme and Reason: Like me, Isabelle talks about more than one cultural subject: music and literature. She posts great reviews about the musical scene. (I felt so cool typing "musical scene") 

I wish I were British: Well, I wish I were British too. And I wish I were a glamorous archeologist like Méloe. In her blog, you can read about many subjects like books and her cool archeological work.

Pixy: Talking about Englanders, as in people who live in England (how come this is not a real word? we have londoner, right?), there's Robyn and her super cool blog. She blogs about all things culture and is another keen list maker.

Fashion or Fiction: The name says it all. Kelly's blog features outfit and literature posts. How could we not love it?

Rie Reviews: Marie's book blog has lots of reviews, author interviews and all things connected with reading. Her series Bookish Wonders is great.

Sense and Sensibility: Just like my alter ego Marion Cotillard, Candie is French and therefore very chic. She blogs about culture and her life in... Paris!

Brighton Girl: What would we do without our beauty blogs? Catherine covers fashion, beauty products and recipes!

A Stash Addict: I'm learning how to knit and Danielle is a big pro. We can learn so much through her tutorials.

Sweetness itself: Erin's lifestyle blog is so inspirational. As she says, she wants to encourage women who want more out of life. She is very sweet herself and her blog is definitely encouraging many people towards Christian virtues.

Meet me around the corner by Dan Colen - 2007

And now,  my 7 random things:

1. I'm extremelly shy so sharing info about myself - like I'm doing right now - is a bit hard.

2. After seeing Indiana Jones I wanted to be an archeologist. Then after Apolo 11, I wanted to be an astronaut. Ironically, I never liked movies with teachers - except The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

3. When I was a child, I practiced judo for about a month. I stopped because my judo teacher broke his nose during a competition and I was afraid that could happen to me too.

4. I once saw an episode of Frasier where he said something like: "Niles, you hate Mahler! Besides Maris, who doesn't?" Somehow that called my attention, I decided to listen to Mahler and ended up loving it. You can watch the whole episode here - it's a pretty funny one.

6. We joke around at home that my sister is my CFO. Whenever I want her opinion about something in my blog, I use a line from the movie The Social Network: "Where are you? I need my CFO!". Usually,  after saying this, only my dog comes to the door.

7. I love writing letters. When I was a child I used to write a lot of letters to politicians or local authorities. It always made me feel good to receive a letter adressing  me as "Misses". 

Well, that's it. On Monday, we (me, my CFO and my dog) will resume normal programming. Have a nice weekend!

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    1. You're welcome. ;) I'm heading over to your blog to comment on your questionnaire - love them!

  2. Oh my goodness, you're number six fact about your CFO cracked me up, I legitimately started laughing out loud and my dog gave me a very strange look. I feel like our dogs would be friends.

    Just wanted to let you know that I have switched around my blog and I totally forgot to tell you! I have changed the URL to and the title is now Wanderlove.

    Thank you so much for such kind words and a lovely award and also giving me something to talk about for today! :)

    1. Apparently both our dogs like to stare - just like the dog from Frasier... It would be nice if they could talk also, like in Narnia, but it's probably better that they don't! Thanks for the heads-up, I'll change the link on the post too.

  3. I'm blushing! Thank you, Paula - you are so sweet, girlie! I'm honored that you like my blog enough to add it to the list and that you're a reader. <3 I'm also tickled pink to be in such fabulous company; all of these blogs sound so lovely. I can't wait to check them out.

  4. Thank you for nominating me :) I already told 2X7 things about me not a long time ago, so it may take me some time to thing of 7 new things an repost it. But I'll do it!

  5. Grace, Méloe: You're welcome - Love your blogs!

  6. Paula: Thanks so much for your nice comments about my blog! It's awesome to find another MacNeice fan out there, and your entries are always thought-provoking and on subjects that I'm passionate about.

  7. Don't mention it, Clarissa! Thanks for reading, I'm very happy you enjoy it! ;)

  8. I enjoyed reading your blog post. It has been a few weeks now I also received the versatile blogger award.

    1. Yay for us! Thanks for the visit ;)


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