Thursday, 3 July 2014

Another Award
When I was on holiday, I was nominated for the 'Versatile Bloggers Award' by Teagan Kearney.  Apologies for taking so long to reply. It's another first for me because when I started blogging at the beginning of the year I knew nothing about these awards.

In Teagan's words, they are 'a generous way to highlight and share blogs with others.' I am always amazed not only at the huge range of writing blogs on offer to read and follow but also how varied in content and format they are!

What are the rules of the Versatile Bloggers Award? 
- Thank the person who nominated you. So a big thank you from me to Teagan! It's very kind of you.
- Nominate 15 bloggers.
- Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

7 Random Things About Me
- I love watercolour paintings especially of landscapes like this one entitled 'Rock Farm' by Gillian McDonald. A limited edition print of it hangs on our sitting room wall. 

- I daydream a lot, having lots of plans but many never get finished. 'Procrastination is my middle name!'

- I used to teach ceramics. A visit to a craft fair recently made me want to start again and create something beautiful from a lump of clay. 

- Chocolate and Bailey's with Ice are my two downfalls so this post, 'Afternoon Delight', on Face Book really appealed.

- The smell of summer Jasmine late in the evening reminds me of when we visited my aunt for the first time in Spetses, Greece.

- I drink Earl Grey tea. 

- A big Archers' fan, I have listened to the programme since I was a small girl. 

My 15 nominees:
To you all,
I am nominating you because I enjoy reading your blogs. Please feel free to accept or decline. Unlike me, many of you are experienced bloggers and may already hold the award.

Teresa Ashby
Samantha Bacchus
Fran Clark
Karen Clarke
Wendy Clarke
Patsy Collins
Sheila Crosby
Tracy Fells
Della Galton
Susan Jones
Cat Lumb
Kath McGurl
Roz Morris
Samantha Tonge
Helen Yendall

I look forward to finding out some random facts about my nominees.

Thank you for reading. Whose blogs do you follow? Can you recommend more excellent blogs about writing? I'd love you to leave a comment. Thank you.
You may also follow me on Twitter @JanBayLit and visit my  Jan Baynham Writer page.



  1. Congratulations on getting the award, Jan and thank you for passing it on to me! I like Earl Grey tea too, and Baileys and chocolate and I'm super good at procrastination.

    1. We've some things in common, Patsy. I always enjoy your blog so it was a pleasure to nominate you! ;-)

  2. Thanks so much, Jan, I appreciate that!
    I was once very ill on Bailey's and can't drink it now! x

    1. Oh, no! Sorry to hear that, Sam. There was a Bailey's fountain at my son and daughter-in-law's wedding, served in miniature chocolate cups! Mmmmmmm.....

  3. Loved finding out you taught pottery, Jan, and the watercolour painting is beautiful. I look forward to exploring your list of nominees and reading some great blogs.

    1. Thank you, Teagan. As I said in the post, the blogs are all so varied and really interesting. :-)

  4. Congratulations on the award and thank you so much for passing it on. I shall enjoy visiting the other blogs - I know some of them, but it's nice to find new ones.
    I think the watercolour painting is lovely and I'm an expert at procrastination too x

    1. You are very welcome, Teresa. I think lots of writers are day-dreamers and procrastinators. That's where we research our ideas for inspiration. ;-)

  5. Congratulations on the award Jan, and thank you for passing it on! I'm with you on the daydreaming - I can lose hours! I will look forward to reading everyone else's 7 facts :)

    1. Thanks, Samantha, and you are welcome. I look forward to learning more about you. :-)

  6. Hi Jan, and thanks for the award. Will have a think on my seven things, and try to come up with some unusual ones if I can:)))

    1. Thanks for responding, Sue. I know how busy everyone is. I am looking forward to finding out more about you. :-)

  7. Thank you for the award, Jan - I've only just seen it!

    1. Pleasure, Wendy. Yours was one of the first blogs I followed. :-)

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