Versatile Blogger Award

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I’m delighted to have been awarded The Versatile Blogger award. Hannah Ackroyd was the generous and supportive fellow-blogger who nominated me. Hannah writes at: http://hannahackroyd.wordpress.com/
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The rules of the award follow, below. It is very much about spreading information of blogs we may enjoy or think deserve further recognition. Since being nominated by Hannah, I’ve been emailing and engaging with others who have been awarded, and finding some interesting posts. It feels a warm and supportive environment – which makes a change from some of the chillier regions of cyberspace…
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The rules ask you to thank the one who nominated you, give a link to their blog, then do the following:
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‘Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)’
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Here are some of the blogs I follow, or rate:
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Colin Hambrook runs the excellent Disability Arts Online, and he has gathered a collection of some great blogs on the site. Some of my favourites include Crippen and the Dolly Sen blog – but you’ll be spoiled for choice, so have a look at:  http://www.disabilityartsonline.org.uk/Blogs
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Jill Dolan writes a great blog at: http://www.feministspectator.blogspot.co.uk/
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A fantastic young performance company based in Athens – their name translates as Zero Point in English. I have blogged about their work before, and consistently visit to see their images, video and text.  http://simeiomiden.wordpress.com/
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I love fellow crip Ju Gosling’s provocative and informative blog when artist-in-residence at Holton Lee: http://www.ju90.co.uk/blog/dontiden.htm
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I’ve really been enjoying: http://www.planet-of-the-blind.com/

For book reviews, links to interesting essays and articles and more: http://fictionbitch.blogspot.co.uk/

.A year of re-reading feminist classics at: http://feministclassics.wordpress.com/

.I have also been reading and enjoying:

http://www.davehingsburger.blogspot.co.uk/

.http://elizabethbaines.blogspot.co.uk/

.http://www.fessingauthor.blogspot.co.uk/

.http://nodamnblog.wordpress.com

.http://booksellercrow.typepad.com

. http://nicolamonaghan.blogspot.co.uk/

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Finally, the rules say ‘tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.’

1. I am a compulsive writer (which can be defined as, depending on who you ask, a daydreamer/liar/show-off/extrovert/introvert).

2. I fit Kenneth Tynan’s definition of a playwright:

Show me a congenital eavesdropper with the instincts of a peeping tom and I will show you the makings of a dramatist  (Kenneth Tynan  Pausing on the Stairs 1957)

3. When I was a child, I kept hens and pet lambs in the garden, but  lived in the centre of a large city.

4. I am trying to complete my first novel by the Autumn.

5. I am the youngest sibling from an Irish immigrant family.

6. I travel extensively, have a global outlook, but live rurally in a small nation.

7. I’m addicted to Samuel Beckett.

2 responses to “Versatile Blogger Award

  1. Congrats on your award. I like the little tidbits you shared, and I’m particularly intrigued by the fact you lived in a city and still kept hens and lambs in a garden. There is a story there.

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