Versatile Blogger Award – Kerry’s on fire!

versatile bloggers award

My lovely fellow blogger, The Grey Eye has nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award. Woo-hoo! Two awards in two days – how awesome am I? We have a snarky expression in Scotland to describe someone (like me) who has been bragging or boasting. ‘If she was chocolate, she would eat herself’. Just call me Miss Hershey!

The rules:
Show the award on your blog. Thank the person who nominated you.
The Grey Eye said this about me
Kerry for her amazing mental strength, despite her illness she is so strong that will make you think about yourself from a new angle
I am both humbled and touched by such a lovely comment and the graciousness of the whole blog.

Share 7 facts about yourself. Nominate 15 blogs. Link your nominees’ blogs, and let them know.
Facts about me :

1. I once modelled for Icelandic Airlines. Way back in the Ice Age (1962) I was on my first air trip from San Francisco, the place of my birth, to Scotland. We stopped at Reykjavik, Iceland to refuel and the local staff were enchanted with this exotic baby girl whose surname was Ortega. They would have been either disappointed or delighted that I am very distantly related to Princess Diana’s family. We share a medieval uncle.

Kerry's first passport

Kerry’s first passport

2. I am amazingly good in a crisis (despite a diagnosis of anxiety). Just shove any old thing at me; someone having a panic attack on an aircraft, perhaps a devastating hurricane or the 2nd Gulf War breaking out (Egypt 2003). I will just smile and keep calm. Later, when the shouting is over, I will have a small psychiatric break…

3. Despite a phobia of moths, I have no fear of traveling almost anywhere alone. Flew off to Central America and South East Asia without a care in the world and came to no harm. This is the silver lining to fatalism. I am reasonable sensible in dangerous parts but still think I will die of heart disease like almost everyone else. It would be excessively cool, however, to become undead in a zombie apocalypse!

4. I love hot, steamy weather which is handy because I live in south east Texas. In cold climates, I become ill really quickly and can’t warm up without a bath. Along with Native American genetics, I believe I have some very ancient lizard DNA. I bask in sunlight and shut down in the cold.

5. Food is inconsequential to me. I either eat too much or too little. I enjoy savory and sweet morsels but would be happy to live forever on avocados and wine. I do like food porn though and salivate at other blogger’s recipes. I am the only person I know who gets nauseous when grocery shopping and have to leave midway.

6. Despite a love of writing, I now find it very difficult to concentrate on reading. My attention span is short so I have to really struggle to read a book for book club. Blogs are perfect for me. When I do read I love geeky stuff – sci-fi and fantasy. Game of Thrones (shudder of delight)…

7. Cats, critters, wildlife. Love it all (even the moths) and am so lucky that our house backs onto a reserve full of interesting critters- possums, skunks, raccoons, snakes, wood rats, birds, feral cats and goodness knows what else. HEAVEN… but noisy in the summer when everyone is mating and chirruping! I knew the raccoons visited last night because our newly painted cream deck was covered in little muddy paw prints and the water bowl was empty. Guess what my honey do hunk will be doing when he gets back from Waco?

I nominate :

Mr Wayne
Bold Blind Beauty
Fife Photos and Art
Life As Lisa Knows It
Mon Petit Blog D’écriture
Love Exploring Scotland
organic is beautiful
impeccable hopes
Rachel Being Chatty
Robyn Christi

19 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award – Kerry’s on fire!

    • Gosh, that brought me straight back to the Ice Age that us boomers come from! I used to love watching Cliff on a Saturday night – did he ever come out of the closet? Thank you, Osyth, as ever. I now understand why the ‘older’ bloggers say NO AWARDS because it is hard work researching newer bloggers but certainly worth it. I am very grateful to all the bloggers who supported me, including you, mon ami!

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      • I think the awards are actually really good but yes, they are hard work. As for Cliff – what can you be saying? Are you suggesting he might bat for the other side? Haha! No – the latest was a load of plods raiding his house as part of Operation whatever the paedophile high profile thing is called and all the old ladies lined up and through rocks at the Police (metaphorically) because how on earth could Saint Cliff be accused. He just hasn’t found the right girl yet 😉 But I did used to love watching him on a Saturday night – all those shows – Lulu, Val Doonican, the Black and White Minstrels – they would never be allowed now. Did you see that Terry Wogan has passed. Very very sad. And my support? I give it freely because I love what you are doing x

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      • Noooooo – I did not hear that gossip! You mean he hasn’t found the right Senior Citizen, yet. 🙂 I did see that Terry Wogan had passed – he was so genially entertaining. Went to see the eye surgeon today and he was very excited about my unusual fast growing cataract…actually he was a very charming guy from Hong Kong and filled me with confidence (as I saw dollars disappearing). 🙂

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      • At least you remembered to go. I had a very unfortunately timed senior moment and forgot an appointment with my doctor. Mind you it could have been worse – I could have decided that Cliff isn’t Gay and just needs to meet the right girl …. Tel was a one-off. I imagine there will be quite a hullabaloo in England

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      • I have twice turned up at the psychiatrist’s office on the wrong date. You would think that was acceptable given his practice but the staff still look at me as thought I am ‘loco’. I now have a visual image of you stalking Cliff… 🙂

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  1. “If she was chocolate..” 😂 Some of the best one liners are from Europe..
    Kerry you go girl ! 👍 Congrats !!!

    👑 here’s another crown to go with the laurel..
    What I like most about the description the nominator gave, is the variety you are and the inner strength you posess..

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  2. Congratulations on your Award!! I knew there was a reason I liked you I was born in the Ice Age (1960) and I’m so proud of the fact that I made it into the Boomers club it was close but I still made it. Your answers were an enjoyable read but then I knew they would be before diving in.

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  3. Thank you so much for the nomination! Unfortunately, I have been very busy with personal commitments (nothing life threatening or anything) but I haven’t even been able to post lately due to my busy schedule and commitments. I do appreciate the nomination and I hope you are well!

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