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Note 318 – The Versatile Blogger Award

I've been nominated

I have been nominated to receive a Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely & talented Vikki (The View Outside). Thank you so much – I really appreciate it…

The rules for accepting this award are as follows:

1. Thank the award-givers and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this award along.
4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

So, with the first step completed, here are 7 things about myself:

  1. I went travelling once – On this day 10 years ago, I was on ‘Day 8’ of my travels around the world.  I wrote in a journal every day for 8 months. From last week I have been reading each entry and seeing how I have changed, including my view of life and how I feel about things.
  2. I wear glasses – I’m long-sighted more in one eye than the other. Although I can see okay without my glasses, I use them to prevent eye strain; however I would love to switch to contact lenses.
  3. Holiday – I haven’t been on holiday for nearly 3 years (ahhh, I hear you say!).
  4. Park benches – I’ve got this thing about sitting on park benches to think, write or read. Even just seeing an empty park bench with a view makes me feel happy.
  5. I can play the piano – my dad started to teach me to play the piano from an early age and encouraged me to go to lessons and I remember getting up to grade 5 in the exams.  I continued with this right up to my early teens….and then in my late teens I discovered going out! However, playing the piano was a skill I never forgot and I can still read music now – in fact my dad asked me to play something the other day and it was just like the old days!
  6. Jumping out of a plane – When I was travelling in New Zealand, I did a tandem skydive over Lake Taupo (and I have photos and a video to prove it!). Unlike everyone else that signed up days before, I made a last-minute decision and went for it. Although it was nerve-racking at the time, it was also so much fun.
  7. Michael Bublé – I’m a bit of a fan. What more can I say? …but have only seen him on TV.

I would now like to nominate the following people (in no particular order) for a Versatile Blogger Award:

  1. Jamie Raintree
  2. Bill Polm – Keys to Writing
  3. Suzanna – Write it Sideways
  4. Sarah Baughman – A Line at a time
  5. Awesomely Awake
  6. The Literary Mom
  7. Productive Writers

Thanks again Vikki!

Until tomorrow…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer


5 thoughts on “Note 318 – The Versatile Blogger Award

  1. Congratulations, Sandra! Welcome to the MVB club.


    Posted by Bruce Stambaugh | March 14, 2012, 12:43 am
  2. You are very welcome honey 🙂

    Have you tried the disposable contacts? I’ve been wearing glasses now for over 20 years, day in day out, and about 2 years ago a friend persuaded me to try them. The first couple of weeks were MURDER, but now….. 🙂

    I don’t wear them every day, just when I’m going out somewhere. I can’t beleive I didn’t do it years ago 😉


    Posted by Vikki (The View Outside) | March 14, 2012, 6:47 am
  3. Thank you so much for thinking of me! And congratulations to you too!

    Posted by Jamie Raintree | March 14, 2012, 7:24 am

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