Muchas gracias!

I’ve only been blogging about life in our glorious Spanish valley for eight months, so I’m amazed that Notes on a Spanish Valley has been nominated for an award. Didn’t think I’d been around long enough. So thanks to Madhusmita at Dreamzandclouds for finding me in the first place, for sticking with me through the early days when I was finding my blogging feet, and of course for nominating me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

Estoy feliz!

Click here to visit Madhusmita’s blog, Dreamzandclouds. sisterhood-of-the-world-award logo 18-12-13I get such a kick when someone reads my blog, makes a comment, clicks on the ‘like’ button. So this award is a thumbs up for our small corner of Spain. Thanks to everyone who’s read my blog and shared our life in Spain.

The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award has some rules to follow:-

  1. All recipients need to thank the giver
  2. Post 7 things about yourself
  3. Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.
  4. Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog.

Seven things about myself that you don’t know. Hmm…

    • I am hopeless at wearing heels. I’m a flat shoes, plimsolls, tomboy kind of girl.
    • I grew up on the Yorkshire Wolds, a remote, beautiful part of England better known now because of David Hockney. Thank you David.

      David Hockney RA: ‘The Road across the Wolds’

      David Hockney RA: ‘The Road across the Wolds’

    • I’m an old-fashioned journalist. I believe every news story should follow Rudyard Kipling’s poem:
      “I keep six honest serving-men
      (They taught me all I knew);
      Their names are What and Why and When
      and How and Where and Who.”
    • I love watching and playing tennis. Go Andy Murray! Andy Murray SPOTY 2014 18-12-13
    • I am never without a book, there’s one in my handbag every time I leave the house just in case I get delayed somewhere and can carry on reading.
    • Ditto, writing. I am a Writer. I write fiction every day, I think of ideas to write about every day, I can write anywhere, on computer/laptop/iPad/notebook/back of an envelope. At home, on a train, in a hotel, on a beach, in the dark in bed in the middle of the night.
    • I was captain of my school netball team. And hockey team. And rounders team. I like sport!

Passing it on, my seven nominees for the award are:-
Cindy Bruchman
Ann Johnson Murphree
Sharon Bonin Pratt
Still Life with Tortillas
Virtually All Sorts
Kasia James
Violet’s Veg*n e-Comics

Be sure to visit their blogs, and pass on the love! Feliz Navidad to everyone!

5 to remember
un premio – an award
Las Hermanas del Mundo – Sisterhood of the World
las reglas – the rules
el logotipo – logo
soy escritora – I am a writer

22 thoughts on “Muchas gracias!

  1. roughseasinthemed

    Soy periodista yo tambien. Although I tended to do the five Ws – who what where when why, how was optional.

    I wear flat shoes. I’m from Yorkshire. I like Hockney but I didn’t know he’d painted the Wolds. I did the Wolds Way many years ago. I have a Hockney poster on my bedroom wall (flowers – a really cheerful poster). I usually have one or more books kicking around somewhere. I used to watch tennis, and enjoyed playing it millions of years ago. I certainly never captained any teams though – on that one I’m miles apart from you 😀

    TMI about me but I thought the similarities were fascinating!


  2. alisonchandlerwriter

    Congratulations on the nomination Sandra – much deserved! I’ve been wowed by your blogging energy this year and feel I have got to know your corner of Spain a lot better. Sporty captain, huh… a rare thing amongst the nose-in-a-book crew!


  3. Virtually All Sorts

    Wow, thank you so very much for this! I will of course thank you ‘officially’ in my next ‘Literally Speaking’ blog post. In the meantime… I once lived in Hull and the pub at the end of the road was called The Hockney 😉
    (maybe I should have left that for my ‘7 things’…


  4. EllaDee

    Congratulations. The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award has been my favourite award. It, including honorary male members in my case, speaks so much about the camaraderie of the blog world 🙂


  5. Sharon Bonin-Pratt

    Thank you for nomination to the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I’m touched by your kindness.
    I’ve loved following your blog – it’s unique and informative, always something to learn and often something to drool over.
    My nominees will be up soon!



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