Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Fellow author and blogger Lord David Prosser (http://barsetshirediaries.wordpress.com/ ) has kindly nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! After a little online snooping I discovered that he is actually a Lord. He’s the Lord of Bouldnor, an hereditary Manorial title lost in the mists of time, well the 1400′s anyway. I wonder how his Lordship feels about me being a staunch Aussie republican? Anyway, thank you for the nomination.

As an award winner, I’m asked to:

  1. Display the award certificate on my website and include a link to my sponsor.
  2. List five unusual facts about myself.
  3. Present 5 awards to deserving bloggers and drop them a comment to tip them off.

I’ve fulfilled the first condition which is to thank my sponsor and link back to his blog. Secondly I must post the award badge to my blog – done. By the way, I’ve changed the rules a bit to suit myself. Us colonials aren’t good at taking orders, my Lord. Okay, now for five unusual things about me.

  1. I once drove a tractor for a living.
  2. I have a great interest, affection and admiration for insects, particularly the social insects – wasps, ants and bees. Many insects display curiosity, learning ability and parental devotion (as you’ll discover if you read my first novel, Wasp Season) They are fascinating and highly underrated creatures.
  3. At one stage I gave up my job as a lawyer to become a full-time foster carer.
  4. I love to buy spent hens from battery farms. There is nothing quite so heart-warming as rehabilitating such birds, watching them learn to scratch, nest and dust-bathe etc. In return I get their friendship and lovely fresh eggs for many years.
  5. I am a member of a little writing group called the Little Lonsdale Group. Since its formation just a few years ago, four of our members (including me) have become published by major publishers – Random House, Penguin and Simon & Schuster. Pretty good going, huh?

Now for the part where I nominate five other bloggers. Drum roll please …

  1. Storie – Diane Simonelli
    http://dianesimonelli.wordpress.com/
  2. Margareta Osborn – The Voice Of The Bush http://www.margaretaosborn.com.au/blog-listing
  3. Jenn J Mcleod – Come Home to the Country
    http://www.jennjmcleod.com/blog/
  4. Whitney K E – Aspiring Romance Author
    http://whitneyk-e.blogspot.com.au/
  5. The Ecstacy Files – Kate Belle – (Over 18 only!)
    http://ecstasyfiles.com/blog/

And nominees, don’t feel obliged. I know how busy you all are!

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10 thoughts on “Very Inspiring Blogger Award

  1. They say it takes all sorts to make the world. That makes it easy for me to forgive you being an Aussie Republican. There are some things in life we just can’t help Jennifer. I’m one of those happy souls to be living in a Monarchy and to have great respect for our Royals. I think the countries who retained their Royal Houses tend to do better than Republics with no real heads and more often concerned about themselves than the people they serve.
    But, our differences in no way stop us being great friends as well as fellow bloggers. Thanks so much for entering into the spirit of the award. I hope you have as much success with your nominees as I had. I’ve met some of the nicest people this way and some excellent writers.
    Sending you Huge Hugs, David.
    ps. Strictly speaking protocol doesn’t allow me to be called Lord David since it’s just a Manorial Title. I’m David Prosser, Lord of Bouldnor but there wouldn’t be room on a book cover for that would there?

  2. Congratulations Jennifer! Reading through your 5 unusual things, I was amazed that you drove a tractor for a living! I’m sure your varied past has enriched your writing in ways you probably aren’t aware of. Bravo!

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