Gopher the two-for

premiodardosI have to say, the word press community is really incredible for getting/sharing ideas from/with many different people in many different life situations and locations. I think it’s also the fact that I can “follow” people who usually have much different views than I do, and even if I don’t always agree, I can broaden my horizons a bit. I guess my writings reflect that, and I guess that’s why I’ve been nominated for the Premio Dardos award by marjma2014, writer of a beautiful blog about writing and reading – two of my favorite pastimes – Kyrosmagica. Thank you!

Premio dardos

Some bloggers I think also worthy of recognition for their contribution to cultural awareness and giving me some kind of access to a new part (for me) of the world are:

The Traveling Trini (who most recently wrote about homophobia in Trinidad and Tobago), The Classic Cosmopolite (most recently posted a helpful set of tips for traveling on a budget), Foreign Sanctuary (recently posted a few funny stories of her relationship with her Taiwanese husband), Storytime with John (most recently posted about an escapade in his kindergarten class in South Korea), India and Society (some critical pieces of Indian society), Glittering Wanderlust (usually posts some great photos of her adventures abroad, recently finished a semester in Spain), and Adventures Across Borders (who wrote a really good post on cultural self-awareness).

I encourage you to check them out!

As for the Real Neat Blog award I was nominated for by marjma2014 as well, I am equally excited. I just have this thing called a thesis to finish, so I can’t really accept it at this time. However, I know a few other neat blogs, and so I’d like to nominate these bloggers whose posts I always look forward to:

Aging Runnah, the blogger of Mice Notes (really neat mice comics of anything from university work to opera to Benedict Cumberbatch). BlissfulBritt (coffee and chemistry), Walk to Rio 2016 (he says his main goal it to make it to the 2016 Olympics in speed walking, but I think he likes to make everyone have a good time while he does so. A lot of really great European city exploring goes on to), and 2write4health (this one really gets me thinking about what I eat in a non-judging reasonable way- plus she always has great recipes!).

If you want, please accept my nomination by answering these 7 questions! they’re from marjma2014 . I hope she doesn’t mind.

Then, you get to nominate some bloggers too.

  1. Do you have any unusual pastimes such as pot-holing, or ball-room dancing?
  2. Have you ever fallen in love at first sight?
  3. What kind of books do you like to read, and do you have a favourite?
  4. If you had a choice to listen to a  music concert, go to a film, or the theatre, or an art/photography exposition, which would you choose?
  5. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
  6. What is your favourite and your least favourite food?
  7. Are you good at keeping secrets? (these two below probably aren’t)


      1. Yes, loads! Too many that’s the problem, doing a sort of travelogue part fiction/part fact idea which I may eventually get around to posting on my blog and also another children’s novel. My first one is with agents at the moment. So very busy.

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      2. Busy is good! It’s rough with too many different things to work on though… on the other hand, it usually ensures a steady flow of productivity. Good luck with your first book! That’s exciting. 🙂

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  1. I gotta check those blogs.
    Thanks for thinking of me, I appreciate your little description.

    Do you have any unusual pastimes such as pot-holing, or ball-room dancing?
    -I’ve been trying to knit a blanket for a friend, I promise I would do it before the baby was born, it’s been over a year since that and still no blanket. However, “face knitting” has become a pastime of mine ever since, I say fake because I have no clue what I’m doing. I didn’t know you had yo count the stitches and that it has a “front” and “back” side, it all looks the same to me. Never promise you’ll knit something if you don’t know how.

    Have you ever fallen in love at first sight?
    -Just with food.

    What kind of books do you like to read, and do you have a favourite?
    -Mystery and horror.

    If you had a choice to listen to a music concert, go to a film, or the theatre, or an art/photography exposition, which would you choose?
    -Theater or opera for sure. I like to watch movies at home, where I can pause them.

    If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
    -Next on my list is Thailand, I’m gonna eat soooo much curry that I’ll die.

    What is your favourite and your least favourite food?
    -I like most foods, however, I dislike stinky cheese, bacon and dark chocolate.

    Are you good at keeping secrets?
    -I sure am, basically because I forget everything.

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