Friday, June 17, 2011

The versatile blogger award.

Thanks Shayla at The inexplicable Rabbit for nominating me  for the Versatile blogger award..

And so after being nominated I am to share 10 things about myself.



1. Once I went on a canoe safari down the Zambezi river,  I thought I was going to get swallowed by a hippo, eaten by a lion and trod on by an elephant.  But I didnt! and it was one of the best times of my life....( idiot humans that we are..)

2. At the birth of our daughter (Mana 3), Cassie MY 20 year old (at the time) beautiful stepdaughter was a birth partner with my husband and she held the vommit bag.....(ewwww)....  for me the whole way through the birth, and was able to see her baby sister's arrival into this world... and what blows me away, is even after all that, she still wants to have four babies of her own...!

3. I love being home.

4. My husband is the most generous person I know...

5. I deeply believe life is too short to stress on the unimportant crap, and even the important crap is a little overindulged too!

6. When I was 13 my parents took me and my brother to Egypt and Greece and it changed me. I still remember so much in detail. And the moment when I had to turn back after traveling halfway inside the pyramid, with a guide moving way too fast, with a faint torch light, and climbing over and around giant sized blocks of stone...!( this was 25 years ago mind you).... oh and some one wanted to buy me from my dad for 10 camels!!! ( true..)

7. I have not dyed my hair since I was 20.

8. I still want to travel the world..!!I just never want to go on a plane again and I get sea sick...damn...any ideas!

9. Once I spent a week on a Thai island eating banana fritters....! ( I had Just spent 2 weeks trekking in Nepal though...)

10. Right now there is heart ache in our family and I can't seem to stop the tears. My heart goes out to the mother, the brother, the wife, the sons, the in-laws, the friends, to all. To Gilby, I wish you time, health, laughter, love, strength and an angel to keep you here.

my nomination of Blogs that are versatile and ones that I enjoy are posted below.
I am sure some have had this award before, but here are just a few that energize and encourage me.

naomi orana's studio

P.S. Blogger is being a real pain lately, not letting me post comments on everyone else's posts half the time and not saving my post as I am typing and coming up with some error... very If you are one of the above mentioned blogs please accept this as me letting you know that I have passed on this award to you..

And to Shayla, thanks so much, much appreciated and you are very talented and kind.


  1. i love the little contradictions in your list of 10 things. you love being home but love travelling. like travelling to new places hate getting there. mmm i always find contradictions make a very interesting person.

  2. Exactly me clare, I am an oxymoron and you are very intuitive. I can relate to your writings.

  3. congrats on your award!
    i'm like you when it comes to travel and home. there's nothing like home, but i always long to see new places and travel far.

  4. Loved learning more about you! And you are and I are also alike on the travel thing. Often I get quite homesick while on holiday. ;)

  5. Thank you for the nomination and for taking a peek at nells ventures! It was fun to read more about you.

  6. Rex, 4 babies????


  7. thanks everybody....

    Whoops..... sorry Jono I thought cassie would of told you that the plan was for four rugrats...! Get ready.

  8. Thank you for the award, A Sculptured LIfe :) I finally posted and participated. :)