Monday, 9 May 2011

An Award For My Blog...

I've recently been given the Versatile Blogger Award by Romy Gemmell- thank you.

Admittedly I've had to think what else I could say about myself  without repetition or inducing boredom...but I hope I've managed it.


1. I met my husband in a library- I was working there, he was looking for a book...

2. One of my teenage writing projects was a sci-fi saga covering 25 years and two generations. Sadly I didn't keep the numerous pages and chapters I wrote. (I have now learnt to keep everything.)

I was very influenced by the original Star Trek series at the time, which probably explains why my aliens were generally humanoid.

3. If I could nominate one book to be turned into a film or tv adaption it would be award winning author Jude Devereux's 'Sweet Liar'. The book actually came out in 1992. It is one of her Taggert family stories and it really is a shame the book didn't have the hero Mike on the cover- I merely mention the word 'muscles'...

It cleverly combines the events surrounding a murder in a 1920's nightclub with the current day, where the hero and heroine eventually solve the mystery of that night in the club (and their personal connections to it) despite the ominous signs of things going wrong- there is still a happy ending.

4. I like traditional scents-especially Rose.

5. I'm hopeless at hand-sewing. My stitches are a little neater and more even now, but when I had to do sewing in secondary school I never got beyond the second project. Actually the teacher kept making me unpick the stitching on the half slip's hem, so I really wouldn't have been any good at making clothes in the 18th century...

6. In Primary School winter PE sessions I was taught Country Dancing- we had to go across the road to the church hall, where I also attended Brownies.

7. I always watch the Eurovision Song Contest with delight and fascination, especially at some of the costumes singers and dancers turn up in. When I was little I once sat at the top of the stairs trying to listen to the contest after I'd been sent to bed at the normal time.

So now to the 7 blogs I'm awarding the Versatile Blogger Award to:

Blog Thoughts from a Broad

Rosalie Warren

My Musings


Ramblings of a Frustrated Crime Writer

Jane Retallick

Novel Thinking


Angela Barton said...

Thank you so much for the Versatile Blogger Award. You've made my day! I think it's a great way to learn more about our fellow writers.

Thank you also for your lovely comment on my blog. See you at the next meeting.

Ange x

Carolb said...

You're welcome Ange. These awards are a great way to discover more great blogs as well as more about individual writers.
I'll see you soon.

Patsy said...

What an appropriate way for a writer to meet her husband!

Congratulations on the award.

Keith Havers said...

So he didn't return you after six weeks? He must have a hell of a fine to pay.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Love your interesting items, Carol. Great way to meet your husband! I too did country dancing (Scottish) at PE and I always watch the Eurovison contest!

Carolb said...

Thanks Keith- I better not remind him...:-)

Patsy- thank you. I'd never considered that before.

Thanks Rosemary, I will be watching the contest on Saturday.

Unknown said...

How very kind of you to think of me, Carol. I'm very pleased to have deserved it. Thank you.

Carolb said...

You're very welcome Fiona.

Chippy said...

Thank you Carol! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for my award, Carol. It's great!

Carolb said...

You're welcome too Chippy.

Jane, congratulations on the publication of your first My Weekly pocket novel(12th)and for successful blogging.

Diane Fordham said...

Hello Carol, I enjoyed the seven interesting things about you. Your second point about not keeping your writing from the past, made me sigh with a deep understanding of the regret I have of that. I've been writing since I was a little girl and often I wish I'd kept my stories and poetry - how lovely that would have been to read what the 'me' of all those years ago had written! Ahhh if only huh? Needless to say everything I have written in later days is backed up .... twice! Enjoyed your post, thank you.

Carolb said...

Thank you Diane. I now have everything on a disc and a memory stick, some are even on a floppy disk and a printed hard copy too.

Rosalie Warren said...

Carol, thank you so much for the versatile blog award - and I'm so sorry I have been so slow to acknowledge this. I didn't realise I hadn't checked my blog for nearly a week and I am *so* embarrassed.

I love your blog and find you always have something interesting to say.

I will try to be a more attentive blogger from now on, I promise!

Carolb said...

No worries Rosalie, I'm sure you've been busy with your book, and your involvement with the new blog for bookreading girls. There are never enough hours in the day to do everything. :-)

For those awarded, you can copy the badge above to your computer and then post it on your blog. It's not compulsory to do the reveal but please award it to other blogs.

There are a lot of interesting and downright brilliant blogs out there, so help the rest of us discover and support them.