I’m a Versatile Blogger…apparently!

In Uncategorized on January 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm

After having an enforced holiday from the computer for a week due to virus contamination (on computer that is) I was delighted on returning to have a message that Amanda from had nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award. It’s always nice when someone else likes what you do, so  “thanks Amanda”.     


There are 4 rules for accepting the award:

1. Thank the award giver and link back to them in your post.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Pass the award along to 15recently discovered blogs you enjoy reading.

4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know they’ve been nominated.


1. I have been vegetarian for 11 years.

2. I am qualified in Organic Horticulture and also as a Special Needs Assistant.

3. I am the eternal optimist…even in the midst of the current turmoil in the world.

4. Frugal living devotee. Love car boot sales and charity shops.

5. Keen on DIY and crafting.

6. Lived in Bristol, England for 5 years.

7. Love travelling…like to take at least 1 trip per year.

Finally I would like to nominate the following blogs to receive the award. Some great blogs so do check them out. An Irish countryside blog…beautiful photography. off-grid living in north-west Ireland. Writer, gardener, dog lover. All done humourously! A new blog begun at the end of 2011. Living, gardening, painting and crafting in Co. Clare, Ireland. Veggie cooking, environmental issues, sustainable living and animal welfare blog. Off grid living on Bere Island, Bantry, Co. Cork. Creates beautiful things from beautiful fabrics. .Herbalist, naturopath, tree hugger, flower child and plant lover. Blogging about gardening, allotments and environment…in wellies! Growing, farming, cooking plus so much more, on the American prairies. . Explore 20 acres of organic gardens, fields and forest in New England. . English gardening blog. Working in tune with nature and the environment. . Attempting zero waste lifestyle in a military household. . Canadian vegans and 13 cats living a frugal, environmentally aware, simple life. . Check out what goes on behind Cohutt’s fence. . A blog about gardening in Montrose, Scotland.

  1. I looked at but this doesn’t seem to be the right link. Bogus?

  2. wow! congrats

  3. Thankyou so much for the award Bridgit, it’s nice to be appreciated. And of course congratulations to you for getting the award also! We will check out the other blogs you have mentioned.

  4. huge congrats was reading all about it and what good turns you did as a result. Now I’m following some v interesting blogs thanks to you….

  5. Congratulations Bridget. Well done. I love reading your blog too. Thank you for passing on the award to myself. When I started blogging I didn’t really think anyone would even read my blog let alone give it an award, so I am very chuffed.

  6. Congratulations! Your award is well-deserved. So fun to learn some new things about you, too!

  7. congratulations on winning the award 🙂

  8. Thank you for mentioning me amongst such a wonderful line up. I look forward to visiting some of these lovely bloggers tonight.. have a great day.. c

  9. Thanks for the mention and nomination, Bridget! That was kind. 🙂
    And glad to hear you’re back after your virus! (computer virus, that is!!)

  10. Congrats! Love your blog. Sorry to hear about your viral problem though. Poor PC! 😉

    – Michael

  11. Thank you for the lovely award Bridget!
    From reading your list I think we have so much in common. Long term veggies, plant lovers who have worked with people with special needs, 2nd hand roses and I also lived in Bristol for a couple of years! I also love travel though I haven’t had much chance the last few years.
    You are certainly a woman after my own heart and I will look forward to reading more of your lovely blog. Lots of love xxxx

  12. Thank you so much Bridget, I am so honoured by your nomination! You have been such a shining light to me since I started blogging last year. You have just been brilliant to read, I can always visualise you perfectly, in your cosy home or out on the land. But also you are so friendly and supportive to other bloggers that it really spurs us on…..

    Today I must go to the Month’s Mind for my Dad all the way up the country. I know you will understand if I spend a little while getting around to engaging with my own end of the award, but I look forward to it over the next while. Will swot up when I get back, can’t wait to do that list there are so many fab people out there….

    Thank you again hon, X

  13. Great to see your blog getting award, Bridget. I have enjoyed reading about your take on life in Ireland. And you’ve given me an award. Thank you. I’ll have to give that some thought…15 blogs shouldn’t be difficult as there are so many great blogs around…7 things to share…I’ll have to give that some thought….

  14. How fun! I always enjoy reading a little more about the bloggers I read. Congratulations!

  15. Congrats on the award…I can hardly wait to visit the blogs you have listed. There is one thing you mentioned in your list that I find very intriguing and I have to ask for an explanation. What is a car boot sale? I think this is some sort of gathering of people selling items from their car…please tell me more.

    • A car boot sale is where people bring a car full of items, usually second-hand, to a designated market place to sell them. Bit like the American Garage Sale but more people together in one place. We have quite a good one in Carrick-on-Shannon, about 15 miles from us, every Sunday. Everything from a needle to an anchor!

  16. Congratulations, what a nice award, and you deserve it!! 🙂

  17. Congratulations Bridget – the award is well deserved. Thanks also for thinking of my blog I am honoured and will wear my badge with pride. That’s the easy part – the hard part is trying to chose who to pass the award on to as there are so many good blogs out there.
    Thanks once again it is much appreciated.

  18. Gosh, thanks Bridget…as I’m currently on a blogging break due to my own nasty virus, I’ll have to leave this a little while (as in when I’m more time looking at computer than sick bowl).
    Jane xx

  19. Congratulations, Bridget! Well done and well-deserved, might I add. You’ve a lovely blog, and I look forward to your posts each week. Thanks, too, for all the links to other Irish blogs – there are far too few of them, I sometimes feel. You’ve given me lots of new opportunities to discover some great new (to me) blogs and people.

    Thanks also go to Amanda, for awarding you with such a lovely award. Once again – well done, you. Now go down to the pub for a pint or whatever you’re having yourself, to celebrate.

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