What a boost to my blogging confidence when Simplyilka nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I cannot wait for my nephews to visit so I can try out her blogs using the baking powder and vinegar trick and also the one using the induction cooking. Her site is well worth a visit and is found at http://simplyilka.com/2013/11/23/the-versatile-blogger-award/.
There are some rules associated with this award which is found at http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/
The rules state that I nominate fifteen bloggers for the award. Choosing fifteen out of the many bloggers that I like was not easy but here is my selection.
The rules also ask me to tell 7 things about me. So here they are:
1. I always start the day very early with a long black coffee.
2. At least two and a half hours a day I walk my dog Zack
3. Family and friends are very important to me
4. Ballroom dancing is a passion as is writing
5. I’m a pacifist but will fight (not with fists or guns) for justice and human rights
6. There is nothing I like better than a good debate.
7. I have an incredibly sweet tooth
About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist
I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
You are versatile, Irene, and very deserving of this award. I see I am on your list of nominations. Thank you, my blogging friend from Australia.
You are welcome. You well deserve it.
Thank you so, so much for nominating me for this award, most people dismiss them as nothing but not me, I really appreciate them and understand that anyone can say your blog is cool, but when someone who already has a cool blog says it, that makes it extra special. So thanks and I will follow the rules and add it to my site as soon as I can.
I totally agree with you – it certainly does mean something and you deserve it. I think your blog is great.
Well done you. I am very pleased to see you get the admiration you deserve
Thank you for that nice comment. Growing up in my era we were taught not to have a high belief in your capabilities and it comes as a really nice surprise.
Congratulations, Irene, and thanks so much for nominating us—we really appreciate it!! 🙂
You’re welcome, you deserve it.
Thanks for the ‘pingback’! And congratulations again! You deserve it 🙂
You are welcome and thank you again for nominating me.
Congratulations on your award Irene, and thank you for the nomination !
Congratulations on your award and thank you again for the nomination. It is very high praise.
Thanks. I’ve enjoyed your posts and look forward to reading more.
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