Versatile Blogger Award!

So, whilst I was away in Bruges for the weekend with my hubby, I check in on my emails on the train and saw that I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Lisa at hoopla palooza! She is such a crazy fun blogger…I love her posts! They always make me smile :) It was an honour to receive the award! And here it is…

Thank you Lisa! You’re a Star!
I now have to pass this award on to 15 other bloggers…and there are some rules to follow in doing so:
  1. thank the person who gave you the award 
  2. include a link to their blog 
  3. select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve discovered recently or follow regularly 
  4. nominate those 15 blogs/bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award (include a link back to your post!) 
  5. finally, tell the people you nominated (and your blog readers) 7 things about yourself 

7 Things About Me
1. I’m a self-taught website designer. I first learned how to code websites in 2000 by using a tiny little book that I bought when I got my very first computer at home.

The book was called “The Internet” and had a section about HTML and coding websites. I thought to myself “that looks like something I could do” and so I did!

2. I met my husband (4 years wedding anniversary in August…8 years together in November!) online at Love@Lycos…we got to talking and the rest is history ♥
3. I would love to travel to Japan. And Australia. And Egypt. And more of the USA..and Europe…in fact, there are a lot of places in the world I would love to see with my own eyes. I’m envious of those who have travelled around the world. Kind of wish I’d done that when I was in my 20s, but then, I was a new mum at 22…so something to do when we retire!
4. When I was a kid, I did a lot of extra curricular activities including: Brownies, ballet, tap dancing, violin, acting/drama, Irish dancing, Girl Guides…the list went on!
5.My heritage is half Greek-Cypriot, half Lithuanian. I’ve been to Cyprus countless times. I’ve never been to Lithuania.


6. I love the water. I wish I lived near the sea. I’m like a fish in the water and love snorkelling. My dad would take me out snorkelling when I was a kid on holidays to Cyprus, to look for seashells. I’m sure I was a mermaid in a former life!


7. When I was younger, I used to do a lot of collecting of stuff…I had collections of stickers, and erasers, and keyrings, and Garfiled memorabilia, and NKOTB memorabilia, and stamps, and seashells…!! Over the years, the collections have disappeared – to where, I don’t know! The only thing I actively collect these days is fridge magnets. We buy one whenever we go on a trip somewhere. Our fridge is like a memory board. :)



And here are my nominees for The Versatile Blogger Award!
  1. Alderberry Hill
  2. Oh My! Creative
  3. Pinkie For Pink
  4. My Party Passion
  5. Daisy Mae Belle
  6. Love Our Disney
  7. What’s Cooking, Love?
  8. A Typical English Home
  9. Echoes of Laughter
  10. The Baking Explorer
  11. Making Memories With Your Kids
  12. Eye Candy Event Details
  13. I Got This Martha
  14. Made In A Day
  15. The Crazy Kitchen
It was tricky to post just 15 blogs to award…these are just a small selection of those that I love and visit frequently – I hope you check them out some time too :) And once again, thanks to Lisa at hoopla palooza for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05088855001572791418 Lisa@hooplapalooza

    YAY YAY YAY for you Michelle! it’s not easy coming up with the list is it? so i SOOOO appreciate you did it and CONGRATS to you again! it was really interesting reading all your facts! holy cow can i live vicariously thru you? now i wanna change my silly facts about me LOL :>D

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02786732761856671353 Michelle {The Purple Pumpkin Blog}

      Thank you for the nomination my dear! It means a lot! Hubby phoned me on his lunch break to say he saw my award and how proud he was – bless his heart!

      I do like to blither on a bit – that’s why I end up with such long blog posts – I don’t talk much in my day-to-day life since it’s just me at home, so writing online is my form of speech – and I’ll go on as if *someone* is listening!

      Took a while to put some facts down…it’s not easy!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05088855001572791418 Lisa@hooplapalooza

      what a sweet hubby! mine has no clue what a blog award is-LOL
      oh and we’re all listening to you :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10326061778349096186 Helen

    thank you for the nomination :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02786732761856671353 Michelle {The Purple Pumpkin Blog}

      You’re very welcome :)