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Versatile Blogger Award 2.0!


Thanks to Liz at Gilmored I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! (I like this much more than the first one) I’m a huge Gilmore Girls fan, and a lover of books and have attempted the Rory Gilmore reading Challenge many a time, so her fantastic blog is tailor made for me! Apologies for the ultra late response, I am not yet very good at balancing my work and fun time!

For this award, I am meant to thank the person who nominated me, share 7 facts about me, show the award on my blog and nominate other people.

7 Facts About Me:

1. I love going to the theatre especially to see Shakespeare and musicals. At the moment my all time favourite is Wicked, which I have seen five times, and yesterday actually I just bought my ticket for #6 when the production returns to Perth in a couple of weeks. However The Lion King is (finally) coming to Perth in November so i am predicting a tight race for my affections!

2. I hate eating peanuts or nuts of any kind, to the point where I’m pretty sure I have psychosomatically given myself a peanut allergy. Though I recently discovered that cashew and almonds are okay for me.

3.  I love comic books (yes, I’m that girl, actually heading to go see Age of Ultron this afternoon) but in particular Batman and in that universe I am in love with/want to be Harley Quinn. She’s terribly clever, terribly insane and terribly in love with a man (The Joker) who will literally be the death of her!

4. I love to read, I live to read, and often at my own peril. Too many times I have been hooked on a book and “just have to finish it, which turns into me still up at 3am when I start work at 8! At the moment I am reading a series by Andy McDermott (that is okayish, but hooked me on all the archaeology and ancient wonders more so than the character sand the writing).

5. I have never traveled internationally without my family (and then only once) and only domestically (within Australia) once, and that was with my best friend who is pretty much my sister. I have a thousand and one places on my list, but somehow never seem to be able to swing a trip anywhere, and the thought of going alone seems overwhelmingly daunting to me.

6. I have fantasies about being so well known that when I die and people are going through my belongings, all my journals and notebooks get chronicled ala Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks by John Curran. I have at least five at the moment that I use (whichever is closest, not a very organised system) and those go back to 2002.

7. I have a phobia of emus (and to a lesser extent ostriches). No idea what this is offically called, or where it stemmed from, just that even as a high schooler I would steer clear of the emus (in an enclosure even) at the Royal Show. Once when I was 13 and had family visiting from South Africa, I stayed behind at attached to my father or in the gift shop when we took the visitors to an open range zoo (AKA kangaroos and emus just roaming around and the visitors get to feed them).

Blogs I Want to Nominate (and adore!)


A Patchwork Life


The Coffee Chronicles

Paint The Silence

Delights and Dismays

Not A Girl, Not Yet A Post-Grad

The Basic Bitch Bible


Versatile Blogger Award


I’ve had this on my dash for ages, but haven’t gotten around to responding as everything with school was so hectic!

Jacqueline from the lovely blog Polymnia Blues has nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award, which I have to say is pretty awesome. Super thanks to her!http://calliopeespeaks88.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/versatile-blogger-award-2/

Here are the rules:

Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
Announce your win with a post.
Make sure you post a link back to me as a ‘thank you’ for the nomination.
Present 15 awards to 15 deserving bloggers.
Leave them a comment to let them know after you have linked them to a post.
Post seven interesting things about yourself.

So seven things about me:

1.) I skipped a grade while I was at school, so I graduated high school and started university when I was sweet 16.

2.) I have an immense fear of emus and ostriches, to the point that as a 12 year old visiting a wildlife park in Mandurah with family I burst into tears and hid behind my dad and then in the gift shop to avoid the freely roaming emus. Even at the Royal Show when they are in their pens in the convention halls, I take a wiiiiide berth.

3.) I am sport OBSESSED, in particular about basketball, the Chicago Bulls, Arsenal, football, AFL, basketball, the Perth Wildcats, rugby, the Springboks and basketball. Any mention in an article of Derrick Rose’s impending return from injury makes me tear up in equal parts pride and excitement. I spent Boxing Day the year of the lockout watching all five Christmas Games. from 1am to about 3pm the next day. It’s a healthy obsession, I promise.

4.) I own and love almost every one of Agatha Christie’s masterpieces however even though I have owned her last book (for Hercule Poirot) “Curtains: Poirot’s Last Case” for four years I am yet to read it, and don’t plan to until I have read everything else Dame Agatha has written because I don’t want it to end. Even though it’s not as if there will be any more, I just love them so much.

5.) In high school chemistry in year 11, alI learned that year was how to name the 50 states of the United States of America alphabetically and in under five minutes. Did I mention I do not live in the US?

6.) I can quote the following movies verbatim: Spiceworld, Alice In Wonderland, Dumbo, Clueless, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Bad Boys 2, Under The Tuscan Sun, Love (And Other Disasters), A Knight’s Tale.

7.) My first name is an Italian boy’s name, my last name is French, my grandpa is half Scottish, I have relatives in Portugal and Canada and none of those are the country in which I was born.

I nominate the following for the Versatile Blogger Award in no particular order:

  1. http://teawithmin.com/
  2. http://freoview.wordpress.com/
  3. http://adreainwonderland.wordpress.com/
  4. http://sassandbalderdash.com/
  5. http://jamesroom.org/
  6. http://couchtimewithjill.com/
  7. http://catherineryanhoward.com/
  8. http://waywardchild.wordpress.com/
  9. http://booksarethenewblack.com/
  10. http://pagelady.wordpress.com/
  11. http://thepostgradlifeandotherrandomthings.wordpress.com/
  12. http://abigpicturewindow.wordpress.com/
  13. http://welcometoladyville.com/
  14. http://www.tinypaintpot.blogspot.com.au/
  15. http://www.blondebombshellinwonderland.blogspot.com.au/

Thanks again to Jacqueline from the Polymnia Blues and wondering if I can put this on my resume,