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Thursday, 9 February 2012

The Versatile Blogger - I'm all for increasing traffic...

I'd never heard of The Versatile Blogger before - but now, it seems, I am one! Along with quite a few others, I might add, but what's wrong with that?  So thanks to hannercymraes, otherwise known as Elizabeth Jane in Melbourne, Australia, for nominating me and giving me a chance to find out what so many fellow bloggers are up to behind the anonymity of their laptop screens.

The 'award'  is a way of putting people in touch with each other, from what I can gather, and increasing the flow of traffic to our words of wisdom. Come to think of it, a blog must be the only place in the world where increased traffic is welcome...

To follow the rules I have to list seven random things about myself that I haven't mentioned before - so here goes:

1  My nickname is 'froggy' though I've no room here to explain why. (Don't worry - I've heard all the jokes about  being green and ugly...)

2  I would give anything in the world to buy a home in Guernsey, the place I was born, but  island law won't permit it. (Unless I become a multi-millionaire, of course - all donations welcome.)

3  I'm terrified of flying long-haul and regularly turn down the offer of a trip to Florida where some family friends have a holiday villa.

4  My childhood was very unhappy and still haunts me sometimes, but I don't think you can write without having experienced emotional pain.

5  My late father, Harry Brown, was credited with inventing the 'gossip column' and I'd love to see his life portrayed up there on the big screen... (yes, I've written the story - stand in an orderly queue, film directors.)

6  My children and my two-year-old grandchild have made me who I am.

7  Seventh and last - I am embarrassingly superstitious and the number seven has always brought me luck!

The rest of the rules are simple: post a link to the person who gave you the award, award 15 newly discovered blogs, and lett them know you have nominated them.

That's it for now - I will let you know my favourite bloggers very soon.

Hanner Cymraes


Nikki-ann said...

That's so sad that despite you being born on Guernsey the law doesn't permit you to own a home there... There's something incredibly wrong in that.

Oddly, 13 is my lucky number!

Guernsey Girl said...

Thanks Nikki-ann. I believe in fate - so there's still a chance I might live on my lovely island some day. It's so good to hear that 13 is your lucky number - it blows all my superstition away.....