One Lovely Blog Award

Thanks to the lovely ravenous Raven ladies at C.L Raven for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog award. Much appreciated. 🙂  (As only some of my posts could actually be deemed as ‘lovely’, I am doubly grateful to them.  Check their awesomeness out: Horror writers, ghost hunters extraordinaire, lovely, witty Welsh girls with a great blog which you can find here 🙂

So, in order to fulfill the requirements of this nomination I now have to tell you, dear readers, seven facts about myself which may be deemed ‘interesting’.

Hmmmmm…As I’m quite open on my blog, I’m wondering if there’s much more left to tell, or that I’d want to tell, or that’d be interesting enough to tell, which you don’t already know.

Therefore, I thought I’d make this a little more of an interesting and interactive experience, so I’m going to do this in a “Would I lie to You?” or “Call my Bluff” kind of way.

As such, I will present to you ten facts about myself, seven of which will be true, three of which will be made up. Then you can have some fun in the comments section guessing which ones are not true. Or just have a little wager with yourself. Or make up which ones you’d like to be true.  Doesn’t that sound fun?  I’m not going to elaborate on each ‘fact’. Part of the fun of “Would I lie to You” or “Call My Bluff” is trying to catch out which ones aren’t true by asking questions. I will say though, that there is an element of truth to them all. Making up lies about oneself, turned out to be a lot harder than I thought it’d be!

NB: People I actually know well cannot take part!

So here we go: Seven facts about me and three lies about me:


1)  I have a tattoo on my lower back of an eagle, because ‘Eagle’ is my favourite Abba track.

2) I have an accreditation in teaching sex education.

3) I can’t ride a bicycle

4) I was once interviewed for a teen magazine about student life, and featured in a double page spread.

5) I once bought cannabis from a man I didn’t know from a twelfth floor flat in the city centre.

6) I take the same cuddly toy to bed with me that I’ve had since my second Christmas when I was just one year old.

7) I once met Rolf Harris and his pen ran out whilst signing autographs, so I gave him mine and he kept it.

8) I’ve never tried smoking a cigarette.

9) I was once stopped and searched in my car by police at 1am on suspicion of being involved in a robbery.

10) I dated a guy who was a roadie for the band Coldplay.

So, which of these are true and which are porky pies? I’ll leave it to you to decide. 😉

The next thing to do is to nominate four bloggers to pass on the Lovely Blog award to. These are just a few of my favourites who do indeed have quite lovely blogs. (Please note nominees, there is absolutely no obligation to do this too. You may just bask in having your blog linked to, because, readers, you should check these guys out anyway, three of whom have featured on Freshly Pressed, no less! (I know!)  So, without further ado, may I present:

1) Graham Milne (Graham’s Crackers). Graham is just a phenomenal blogger who regularly has me fighting back a tear in the eye or a lump in the throat. Just an awesome guy with an awesome blog.

2) Amira Makansi (The Z Axis). Amira blogs about writing and about issues of this ever baffling world we live in with a no nonsense approach. There is also wonderful fiction and poetry to be found there. A truly lovely blog with something for everyone.

3) Nancy Gedge: (Diary of a not so Ordinary Boy) Nancy blogs about parenting, teaching and Down Syndrome as well as a few other pressing issues with style, grace and a dollop of much needed reality. A mainstay of my blog visits.

4) Drew Chial: (Drew Chial) Drew is absolutely one of my favourite bloggers, and if you’re looking for a little bit of everything, then Drew’s blog is the place to go. Lots on writing and blogging as well as social media, but mixed in with satire, fictional shorts and the best, most unique, supporting picture gallery you’re ever likely to find!

Hopefully you’ll check out these other bloggers too, now you know a little more about me….Or do you…? 😉

Thanks, as ever, for reading.


Filed under General Rambliings

9 responses to “One Lovely Blog Award

  1. Aw, thanks Joanne 🙂
    Your commitment to writing never fails to astonish me, and I do enjoy your lovely rants!

  2. we guess 1, 5 and 10 aren’t true. We really hope number 9 is true 😀 Great post 🙂

  3. Since I am fairly new as a follower, I would hate to guess and be completely off the mark. But, I will say that I have enjoyed your writings thus far.

  4. Dee Lancaster

    Congratulations, you’ve earned it. I love your blog and your rants. I have no idea which are true but each of them would make a great start to an #FP. Keep it up!

    • Hahaha! I’d never thought of making them into FPs! Great idea! 🙂 Thank you Dee. I’m glad you continue to enjoy the blog. I’m still waiting on yours to make an appearance….

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