It’s hard to resist an award that allows you to post a picture of three scrumptious cupcakes on your blog. Thank you very much to Jo Robinson at Africolonial Stories for nominating me for The Super Sweet Blogging Award. I gratefully accept! Jo is a talented – and published – author, whose blog includes topics on writing and descriptions of life in Zimbabwe. As someone who had a foot inside that border briefly just over 10 years ago and now follows its baby steps forward (and then back again) with despair tinged with hope, I love having this connection with an honest-to-goodness Zim resident. And I love that my visitor stats come up with someone stopping by from Mauritius whenever Jo sends me a comment. How does that work?! She’s got a terrific blog; I encourage you to pop over to her site and meet her.
The Rules for accepting your nomination:
- Thank the Super Sweet Blogger who awarded you.
- Answer five Super Sweet questions.
- Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award image in your blog post.
- Nominate a baker’s dozen (13) other bloggers, or half a baker’s dozen (7) if 13 seems like a lot.
- Notify your nominees on their blog.
The Five Super Sweet Questions:
Cookies or Cake? Cookies. Macadamia nut and white chocolate, especially the big, chewy ones at work .
Chocolate or Vanilla? Dark chocolate … and mocha.
When do you crave sweet things the most? Mostly, mid-morning and mid-afternoon. That’s the time to stay away from meetings and Tim Horton’s.
Sweet Nickname? Hmm, not sure about this one. The ones that are sweetest to me are Mom and Grandma.
And now to the best part of receiving this award, the paying it forward part. Announcing my nominees.
My very deserving Super Sweet Bloggers nominees are:
Roy at Back on the Rock. Roy writes from the Isle of Jersey, which I really enjoy learning more about. In his blog he reflects on writing and running, two of my favourite things. Like Jo, he is a published author, including two novels that are set in historical Jersey.
Maurice at Duck? Starfish? but…23. Maurice writes from another Rock: Newfoundland. He writes about lots of things, whatever’s on his mind – and always interesting, including e-learning and its special role in the outports of Newfoundland. If you like pictures of the scenery of Newfoundland – and of moose in residential areas, his blog is for you. Maybe you can figure out what the title of his blog means!
Francis at Disappearing in Plain Sight. Francis writes from a piece of heaven on the west coast of Canada. Another published author, she writes about writing and the whole process of self-publishing. Her blog is an excellent read and really helpful.
Steph at Ch’i Journey. Steph writes from Reno, Nevada. I’ve never been there, but it couldn’t look more different than what I would have thought. (I was thinking it was a small Las Vegas; how wrong I was.) Steph mostly writers about her journey with Chi Running, of which I am a huge fan myself, and she writes about it beautifully. She also includes pictures of her running routes that show what a spectacularly beautiful part of the world Reno is in.
Rita at Country Girl – Life on the Farm. Rita writes from her family farm in the beautiful hills of Virginia. She does a wonderful job of describing the many, many aspects of farming life, as far-ranging as sugaring off when the maple sap runs in the spring, collecting the honey from their bee hives, dealing with orphaned calves, hunting season (deer and wild turkeys), quilting, …, the list is endless. She writes about her very busy way of life with love.
Jude at Travel Words. Recently, Jude (aka heyjude), writing from the UK, has been posting terrific reports of travels around South Africa. If you like travel descriptions, you should check out her blog.
Jane at Niche Poetry and Prose. Jane writes poetry and prose, and also does phenomenal drawings to illustrate her writing. She is a retired botanist who often writes about local plants, along with illustrative drawings. Currently, she is taking her readers on a virtual biking tour through rural France, planning her routes with google maps and streetview, then riding her stationary bike, plus drawing illustrations from what she sees on google streetview. Fun, informative, imaginative, and good exercise to boot!