Muchas gracias… de nuevo!

The lovely Nia Simone has nominated me for the Versatile Blog Content Award. Two awards in two days… I am really grateful that there are people out there who want to read about our quiet corner of Spain. Many thanks, again! Read Nia’s post here. awesomeblogcontent-award-logo 19-12-13As always with blogging awards, there are certain steps to follow:-

1. Display the logo in a post
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back.
3, Using the alphabet, describe yourself in a word or a phrase.
4. Nominate eight (8) deserving bloggers and inform them of the nomination.

First, the A-Z:-
Afraid of heights.
Blogging virgin.
Chocolate pixie, according to my husband, who secretly eats his secret stash of Green & Blacks. I deny this!
Downhill skier, slowly. Not like this.



Exhausted if I stay up beyond 11pm. It takes me two days to recover.
Football fan, Manchester United. MU logo 19-12-13Going to see The Hobbit 2 tonight. Who cares about the reviews, for a Tolkein fan it just has to be seen. The hobbit - JRR Tolkein 19-12-13Hopeless at maths. Cannot add up to save my life.
I love life.
Kipper-eater. Craster kippers and wholemeal toast for breakfast.
Lover of Fleetwood Mac.



Mozart fan, listening to the Requiem as I write.
Novelist. Read my first, Ignoring Gravity, here.
Obsessed about books.
Persistent, I was brought up to work hard and make my own success.
Quiet, because I am reading.
Reading, always [see Q].
Small, 5ft 1in.
Tuna is my favourite food, quickly followed by eggs.
Upset when I run out of Yorkshire teabags.
Very tidy.
Xcited about this award.
Zzzz [I love sleeping]

And now, here are the eight deserving bloggers I want to nominate for this award. I have enjoyed reading their blogs this year:-

Jonas at Jonas Journeys, writing about travelling to the corners of the earth where tourists don’t go

Con Jamón, the Alpujarras bloggers. New in 2013 like me!

GP Cox at Pacific Paratrooper for the history, for the research, for the moving black and white photographs of war in the Pacific.

Beautiful black and white photos at M. FUNK Fine Art//Photography.

Andrea Stephenson at Harvesting Hecate on creativity.

Ella Dee_Words from Sydney, Australia, whose blog I first found because she wrote about a ginger cat [and I had a beloved ginger cat for many years].

Gwendoline Wilson at Garrulous Gwendoline, another Aussie whose posts always make me smile.

Rommel at The Sophomore Slump for some fabulous destinations.

Visit them all, and enjoy!

5 to remember
de nuevo – again
versátil – versatile
el alfabeto – alphabet
meritorio/a – deserving
tengo miedo de… – I’m afraid of…

12 thoughts on “Muchas gracias… de nuevo!

    1. sandradan1 Post author

      Noooo,,,, we were told once by a skiing instructor that we ski like typical men and women. D throws himself down a slope without looking. I stand at the top, peering downwards, working out my path around the bumps and obstacles. Nowadays I ski to enjoy myself, not be frightened! SD


  1. Nia Simone

    Hi Sandra,

    Fabulous acceptance. I love your alphabet! I’m checking out your novel. Wow, you are a good writer.

    I look forward to checking out your nominees, some of whom I already know and lots of new-to-me.



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