I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Kevin at Cooking Athanasia.Thank you very much for the award Kevin!
The Rules for the Award are as Follows:
- Add the Versatile Blogger Award badge to a post.
- Thank the person who presented you with the award and link back to him or her in you post.
- Share seven things about yourself.
- Pass the award to 15 other bloggers. Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.
Seven things about me:
1. I have trained as an electronics engineer, but had specialised in two fields: electromagnetic compatibility and intrinsic safety. Since receiving my masters degree in engineering management, I had owned my own consulting business for ten years before I had to give it up for economic reasons. Since then I have been working as a project manager for Denel Land Systems.
2. I have several hobbies that do not include books! I love archery and own a compound bow. My husband likes to do all kinds of photography and had taken several pictures where I had shot at waterfilled balloons and apples. I also like to do counted cross-stitch, and have gotten my mother interested in it as well. Although I prefer large projects, more than 40 000 stitches, I have been known to do the odd birthday card for a friend or family member. I designed and stitched an anniversary sampler for my in-laws' 40th a few years back, where hubby and I combined our passions for the project.
3. I love fly fishing. Never seem to have much time to do that though.
4. I am a huge Manchester United fan and captain of a Superbru group, called The Broomstick Gang, where a few of my colleagues and I challenge each other during the English Premier League season.
5. I paint abstracts in acrylics and mixed media, and my present project is a canvas almost as tall as I am! It was inspired by the water lily design by Frank Lloyd-Wright from a book that I had bought at a book sale. My design utilises an abstract that I had drawn from one of my orchids.
6. I keep two journals: one for my writing and a personal journal. I often print advice from other blogs about writing and then glue it into my writing journal. I dislike scrapbooking, although I do decorate my writing journal with stickers and sometimes a pencil drawing. This year my journal has a butterfly theme. My personal journal, well that's personal :)
7. My first love remains reading and writing. I started my first story in 2001 and have recently had a relook at maybe publishing it. It will need to much of a rewrite to make it worthwhile, but not all of my first stories are going into the trash. As soon as I finish the third novel in the Nations of Peace Series, I will revisit one or two of my earlier projects.
My nominees: (the list is not extensive, but these sites are well worth the effort of a visit)
2. The Writers Digest by Brian Klems