I was very honoured to have been nominated by Brigid P. Gallagher recently for the Versatile Blogger Award.
Blog awards are wonderful to be nominated it and it does offer an opportunity to meet other bloggers as well as let people know a little more about you….
The rules of the Versatile Blogger Award are as follows:
- If you are nominated, Congratulations you have been awarded the Versatile blogger award!
- Thank the person who gave you the award and include a link to their blog.
- Select 10 -15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
- Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
- Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
Seven things about Sally you might not know…..
- When I was three years old we were living in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) and there was a severe outbreak of measles. Which I duly caught. It is one of my first memories as I went from sunshine everyday to being in my cot in a dark room (to prevent blindness). After I recovered I had a pattern of leaves down the centre of my forehead which remained until I was about 7 or 8 years old.
- On the way home on the troop ship, part of the entertainment was a fancy dress party. My eldest sister who was already an accomplished seamstress, made me a full little Bo Peep costume with bonnet and layered dress and a shepherdesses crook from coloured crepe paper. I was only 3 and a bit.. and I wet my knickers and when I joined the parade all the colour had run in the back of the dress… My sisters were mortified… I apparently could not care less!
- One of my first chores at age five was to go down the hill from our house to the old lady who had chickens and I would feed them every afternoon after school and come home with some warm eggs.
- I have completed some very large tapistries in the last 27 years since I gave up smoking. Each one took about a year to finish as I was working full-time, every night in front of the television keeping my fingers busy. I have given some away but I still have six framed on our walls and I have one on the go of an Elephant and her calf.. Eyesight being what it is means it will take a lot longer than a year to finish this one.
- I have sung karaoke in Spain, Ireland, Hawaii, Texas, Switzerland, Belgium, France and the UK.
- I have had my fortune told twice in my life, 20 years apart. They were both elderly Gypsy women and they both told me that one day I would write books.
- I can read the cards, palms and have my own crystal ball. But I still have not foretold the winning lottery numbers!!
My nominees for the award, and I appreciate that most of you are very busy and may not have time to respond, but please take this a appreciation for your support. If anyone else would like to respond please do…thank you Sally.
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My thanks again to Brigid for nominating me and here some more about her book.
Millions of people around the world suffer from fibromyalgia; the majority of them are women. As yet, there is no cure.
In this memoir, Brigid P. Gallagher shares her experiences on:
- The busy life she followed before succumbing to this debilitating disease
- Stopping and soul searching for answers to her vast array of symptoms
- Entering a new life of SLOW
Drawing on her knowledge and experience as a Natural Medicines therapist, she seeks out therapies to aid her healing and integrates a variety of self help techniques and lifestyle changes. She also unearths a love of solo travel including Egypt, India, Rome, Lourdes, Carcassonne and Bali…
Brigid learns many insights about LIFE on her journey, the most valuable being: “First learn to love thyself.”
In 2006, she began a new career in Organic Horticulture eventually teaching part time in schools. Although she has now retired from teaching, she continues to pursue her lifelong passion for gardening and watching the daisies.
One of the recent reviews for the book
It’s very rare nowadays that I can pick up a book and I know without doubt that I’m going to enjoy reading before the end of the first page. I really enjoyed this book, it had everything that I enjoy reading about. Positivity, spirituality, hope and common sense.
Following Bridget’s inspiring life, written with frankness and honesty. I just wanted to curl up and read it in one go but time restraints did not permit. However it is a book that can be picked up and put down and by doing that I prolonged the pleasure of reading it.
It follows the life of Bridget and the triumphs and obstacles placed on her journey and how she pushed through the challenges of ill health with determination. I felt like I had been alongside side her when she described her travels enjoying each experience that came with each holiday. I felt the heat, I could smell the smells, I was there.!
I read this book whilst going through a difficult time myself and it really did help me. So thank you Bridget, I’m no gardener but I can appreciate yours and I can’t wait for your next book.
Read the rest of the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Watching-Daisies-Life-Lessons-Importance-ebook/dp/B01N3M9VJ0
and more reviews at Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Brigid-P-Gallagher/e/B01N8UCYYD
Read more reviews and follow Brigid on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16119226.Brigid_P_Gallagher
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