The Versatile Blogger Award!

Nikki over at Inspirenordic gave me a belated birthday present earlier today - the Versatile Blogger Award! Please make sure you stop by her blog. :)
I also got nominated for this award by Gossip_Grl at Whatever, so please stop by there too! :)
                                  
The rules of this award are simple:

1. Nominate 15 others for the award and inform them with a comment on each of their blogs.

2. Create a post for the Versatile Blogger Award.

3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.

4. In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.

5. In the same post, include this set of rules. 


Here are my 7 random things about me:
1. I very rarely drink alcohol. I don't think this makes me boring or anything - I still have loads of fun whenever I go out with my friends. In fact, if I do drink alcohol it tends to ruin my fun, because it just makes me feel sick, even if I only have one glass, so it's easier to just not drink it. 
2. One of my favourite things to do is to drive. I love long journeys most - the 5 minute drive to and from work is just not enough! I love turning my music up loud and speeding down roads, singing as I go (not very well, I might add). This is the reason why my car is one of my most treasured possessions - it gives me freedom and independence. 
3. I'm very pale - there have been several times in my life where teachers and doctors have thought there was something wrong with me because of my very pale skin. It used to really bug me, but I love my paleness now - I wouldn't have my skin any other way. 
4. Winter is my favourite season, because I love cold winter nights where I can snuggle by the fire to keep warm. Also, I love snow, and of course Christmas! I also much prefer my winter wardrobe to my summer one! 
5. I am severely arachnophobic, to the extent that if there is a spider in the kitchen, I would rather wait for hours, without food or drink, for my mum to come home and get rid of it before I would step foot in there. I realise that it's really irrational, and there's nothing to be scared of, but I can't help it! Apparently I was fine with them when I was younger - me and my brother and sister used to call them all "Fred" and make friends with them, apparently. 
6. I love horseriding, but I barely ever get to go! I used to go when I was little, but then I stopped and I've only recently started going again with my mum, but we can only go when we can afford it and both have the same day off work, which isn't very often! We're hopefully going sometime next week, though :)
7. I can be very overemotional when watching TV and movies, and reading books - I cry very easily. I used to get really embarrassed and try to hide my tears, but I don't bother anymore. I think crying can be very healthy, even if it's over fictional characters! 

Ok, now for the hard part: My nominees. 

Ash-Matic at Ash-Matic Does Things because his posts never fail to make me laugh.
     Kelley at Between the Bookends because she has an interesting blog and I especially liked her pictures from her Dublin trip.
     Nifer at Completely Unoriginal Thoughts who I've only just discovered, but the posts I've read so far have been awesome!
     Miri at I Solemnly Swear I’m up to a Book because I love her book reviews. 
     Heather at Into the Cuckoo's Nest again because of her awesome book reviews. 
     Julie Daines because I loved the limericks in her Limerick contest!
     Ermie at Just Ermie because I enjoy her posts, particularly the ones about positive thinking.
     Elizabeth at Writeaway because I love her writing tips and games.
     Alana at Writercize because I love her writing competitions, even though I haven't entered any of them yet! 
     Gina at Gina’s Writers Blog because of her awesome post on perseverance that she put up the other day. 
     And finally, Katie at Reflections of a Law Student because it's my baby sister and she's just started, and could do with some followers. :)
     So, these are my chosen few, so please visit their blogs! And thanks again to Inspirenordic and Gossip_Grl for the award! 


Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, thank you so much! What a surprise and an honor! Please do enter one anytime you have the chance! :)

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    1. You're welcome :) I'm sure I will eventually, I just need to summon up the courage! :)

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  2. Ooooh, wow, thank you so much for this award! And thank you so much for following my blog and reading my review. I'm totally going to put that award online as soon as I've got a little time to do so :)

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  3. I also gave this award on my blog! I didn't realize Nikki gave it to you too.

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    1. Oh sorry, I didn't notice my name in your list! Thank you very much :)

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  4. Thank you so much. This is really cool!

    I love your list of things about you. We have quite a bit in common, I love winter best, I'm super pale, and I don't drink alcohol either. :)

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    1. Thanks, it's nice to know I'm not alone! People always think I'm weird for preferring Winter...and not wanting a tan...and not drinking! Oh well, it's just me :)

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  5. Congrats on your award. :)

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  6. Thanks so much for the nomination!!

    And I think crying is just fine. Probably because I do it too :)

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    1. You're welcome :) There's nothing like a good cry sometimes :)

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  7. Thanks for the award and I'm so glad you liked my post!

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  8. Thank you so much for the nomination! Now you're going to make me write a post. So maybe no so much thanks, lol.

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    1. You're welcome, and I'm sorry! :)

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  9. Wow thanks, you big cutie! I loved your random facts - super cute. I'm uber pale too so it's good to know there's another ghost out there as well :P

    As for the aracnaphobia, completely normal. I'd rather brave fresh eating cyborgs then go near a spider! And Fred? Yeah, I can totally see that.

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks, I'm glad someone understands! :)

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  10. Don't worry I cry at everything too - Vampire diaries ALWAYS makes me cry! haha :) x

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    1. Oh good, at least I'm not the only one! :) x

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  11. Sorry I didn't get to tell you yesterday. I had a family emergency and right now have a few free minutes to make sure all collected. : )

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  12. Thanks for the nomination! You're very kind. Glad I can make you laugh :D

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  13. Thank you for your comment :D I feel the same when I'm on holiday. I actually wrote that post last night and I got into my little bed with my hot water bottle and it was heaven!

    I love singing while I drive too, but I only do it during the night when my headlights can shine so that the person in front can't see me! I looove long car journeys (as a passenger) where I can just drink coffee and listen to music :D

    I used to resist crying at films too. Now I just let myself cry. There was a really sad episode of Grey's Anatomy the other day (I won't tell you which incase you haven't seen it) I sat at my desk crying before actually getting into my bed to cry about it! Pathetic!

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    1. That's not pathetic! At least, I don't think it is, since I do it all the time too! It just means we have big hearts :) I remember when I watched the last episode of Lost, I was crying all the way through the episode and then for about half an hour afterwards! Sometimes there's nothing better than a good cry :)

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  14. Add another to your list! ... I tagged you in the Lucky 7 on my blog. :D

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  15. Hey. Thank you for the nomination, although I'm having way too much fun reading all your other nominees' blogs! ;-)

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    1. You're welcome! I know what you mean, I could sit here for hours just reading people's blogs! :)

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