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Thursday, 4 September 2014

One Lovely Blog

I have been nominated for the "One Lovely Blog Award" by Julia, sister of a good friend of mine on Twitter, Terry Tyler.

CLICK HERE for her post!

Follow Julia and Terry on Twitter - they are both lovely (note the pun!)

Anyway, so basically I have to give 7 facts about me... I assume interesting ones!

Here comes the boring bit... THE RULES!

  • Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you
  • Share 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 blogs that you particularly like, or fewer if you can’t think of 15
  • If I’ve nominated your blog, please don’t feel obliged to take part if you don’t want to, but if you do, great stuff - the more the merrier! Thanks

Now that's out of the way...

7 FACTS ABOUT ME (oh, come on, don't yawn already...)

I was born and raised in Gibraltar and am bilingual (English and Spanish). Until the age of eight, I lived behind a closed border and only knew the 2.5 square miles known as "The Rock"... according to my distant cousin, when I was about 5 she visited and told me she had been in Spain. I asked where that was and she pointed across the straits of Gibraltar and said, "There!" Ha ha... it was right in front of me!

Gibraltar... my rock!

I am a jack of all trades, master of none (or many - who knows?). I have worked as a trainee accountant, secondary school mathematics teacher, swimming teacher, and now am a self-published "indie" author and stay-at-home mum! Most the time I have no idea what I want to do in life... can't I try it all?

Hey there... I sometimes sell books!

I LOVE to read books that make me feel some sort of emotion... I want to connect with the characters, feel for them, cry, get excited by what they do, mull over the predicaments!

Think happy thoughts...

My favourite novelists are both men and women! I love fiction laced with a romantic undertone. Ken Follett, Jane Austen, Jeffrey Archer, Sarra Manning, Leon Uris, Stephenie Meyer, J.K. Rowling (NOT The Casual Vacancy!), etc...

Oh... is that MY book on the shelf? HA!

I am constantly fighting to keep in shape and have ranged from a size 8 to 16! At my height of 5 foot, 1 inch... I need to watch what I do!

Give me CAKE!

I enjoy exercise - my favourites being walking and swimming! I swam for Gibraltar when I was 14 years old!

Not me - I wish! :)

I once had a photo shoot with my sister - it was a laugh! The best pictures I have ever had taken of me! :)

Not my usual look!
Okay, so that's it...

Here are my nominations!

Thanks for reading...

Val Poore http://wateryways.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Gary Alan Henson http://garyalanhenson.blogspot.co.uk/

My Book Fairy http://mybookfairy.blogspot.co.uk/

Carol Hedges http://carolhedges.blogspot.co.uk/

Susan Buchanan http://susancbuchanan.blogspot.co.uk/

Lydia Aswolf http://lydiaaswolf.com/blog/

Samantha Bacchus http://samanthabacchus.blogspot.co.uk/

Karen Einsel http://karensdifferentcorners.wordpress.com/

Wiz Green http://greenwizard62.blogspot.co.uk/

The Grumbling Gargoyle http://thegrumblinggargoyle.blogspot.co.uk/

Willow Star Serenity http://willowstarserenity.blogspot.co.uk/


  1. Nice one, V! Lovely, interesting post ~ I love reading a bit more about people on these!

  2. Great post Vanessa - and thanks for the nomination! :)

    I think I might be getting me one of those photo shoots...!

  3. Vanessa I'm sorry I didn't post earlier, but thank you for nominating My Book Fairy and for the wonderful insight into you and your life! <3