2nd and 3rd Awards : Versatile Blogger and Dragon Loyalty Award

versatile-bloggerAlthough I have received both these awards in the past I am told that I can accept them again because they have a different badge. I’m glad that this is the case as I can now pass them on to a few new bloggers I have met and hopefully you will go and visit them also.

The Versatile Blogger Award was given to me by Mel  who can be found at http://mbarkersimpson.wordpress.com/blog/      Mel’s writing and flash fiction is certainly worth reading and I’d definitely recommend a vist to her blog.

There are some rules associated with this award which is found at http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/

You must tell seven things about yourself then nominate 15 bloggers.

doncharisma-baby-dragon-tabasco-loyalty-awardAs in the next award I must also tell 7 things about myself I am going to combine the two as I think I’d be scratching to come up with 14 interesting things about myself. I’m scratching to come up with 7.

The next award is the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Don Charisma kindly nominated me and he can be found at


Don believes that “life has three rules: Paradox, Humor and  Change.”  and this is exactly what you’ll find on his site along with some great photographs. As he says “anything is possible with Charisma.”

Section 1: Directions for you to accept the Dragon’s Loyalty Award and the Versatile Blogger Award.

To accept this award, the awardee must do the following:

1.Display the Award on your Blog.

2.Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who awarded you.

3.Present 15 deserving Bloggers with the Award

4.Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded.

5.Write seven interesting things about you

Section 2: Seven Interesting things about me

1. I’m really quite normal and not that interesting.

2. My 40th anniversary of starting my nursing training is in early March. A trip to Sydney for the reunion is happening.

3. I have been accepted to do a masters by research at Central Queensland University and it makes me nervous as anything.

4. I use an electric toothbrush

5. In my life I have moved house 30 times.

6 The longest  I have lived in one place is 8 years as a primary school child.

7.I look okay in hats.

Section 4: I’m awarding this “The Versatile Blogger Award” to :

(The order is random)

















Section 4: I’m awarding this “The Dragon’s Loyalty Award” to :

(The order is random)

















Just prior to posting this Jeny from http://jenyrunningbrook.wordpress.com/ notified me that she has also nominated me for the Field of Flowers Award. Although I am not going to take up this nomination I would like to thank her for it and encourage you to visit her blog. She has some great writing and photographs.

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.
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20 Responses to 2nd and 3rd Awards : Versatile Blogger and Dragon Loyalty Award

  1. garden98110 says:

    You are too cool, Irene. Thanks. We are not the quickest tortoise off the finish line. But we will do you proud. — The Healing Garden gardener


  2. KG says:

    Thanks a lot for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award Irene 🙂
    Much honored.


  3. Congratulations with your awards.


  4. Thanks for your generous comments, and congratulations on your awards. It was really nice to learn more about you 🙂 I don’t have the courage to use an electric tooth brush, I wouldn’t have any teeth left (I have a tendency to over-brush!)
    Take care


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  6. Don Charisma says:

    Congrats, warm regards DC


  7. cindy knoke says:

    Congratsulations on your well deserved award and thank you sincerely for your kindness~


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  9. Thank you so much, Irene! 🙂


  10. Hello Irene, thank you for including me in your list of blogs you nominated. I have not included a post on my site that abides by the versatile blogging award procedures .. however I will write something that might reflect the sentiment and spirit of Blogging Awards shortly. Regards & thanks again.

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