Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I was as pleased as punch to get a comment from Ansie the other day, letting me know she'd awarded me a Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you!
Part of being awarded is to share seven random things about yourself. I'm inspired by Ansie's list, so mine starts from her's:
Ansie's first thing was that she thinks in straight lines. Me too! She says she thinks that she's that way because of her architectural training. I've got no such training so I have no excuse. I just love straight lines, order and clarity. I do know that as a graphic designer being a perfectionist is just par for the course, so maybe that's where mine comes from.
Ansie said she only exercises with motivation, like her Namaqualand Walk. I would definitely be up for something like that! But the way to get me exercising is to put me in or on water, or to put a ball in front of me and a team around me. I'm there!
Ansie's favourite books are site-specific. Like The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (it is a uniquey Botswanan story). My favourite books are non-fiction, or historical fiction. Right now I'm reading The Science of Yoga. And for historical fiction, the first favourite that comes to mind is The Red Tent. I also absolutely love good children's books, like Roald Dahl's books. My favourite is an epic poem called The Voyage of the Arctic Tern.
Ansie says she could be a full-time traveller. That sounds wonderful! But I think I'd be more suited to restoring houses. I could absolutely do that full time.
I love this one: Ansie could write a book on aubergines. That would be fantastic! If I were to write a book, I think it would have to be about birds. I'd need to lots of research but I think I could easily spend many hours engrossed in thinking about birds.
Then, Ansie says she is grateful that she was not born into a first-language English speaking home. I think she's right! I wish I was bilingual, like she is.
Lastly Ansie says she can't sing. Me either! The only time I sing is to my dogs, and they don't seem to mind. Too much.
Ok! Those are my seven random facts. The rules say this:
1. Add the award to your blog
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention 7 random things about yourself.
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 15 bloggers.
6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog
So, I don't think I have 15 bloggers to award it to. But here's who I will award it to:
1. Black Zebra
2. Lanalou Style
3. Miss Milli B