Sally Panayiotou at http://sallypanayiotou.wordpress.com has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award, which is the first mark of recognition that I have received in the world of blogdom and so I am proud to display it at the bottom of my home page. Thank you very much Sally.
The rules of the award are as follows:
Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post (thank you again, Sally)
Share 7 things about yourself
Pass this award along to 15 others
Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award
So seven things about myself…
1) I am, what some people would refer to as, a tattooed freak. Both of my legs are sleeved from ankle to crotch, shoulders and upper arms, 75% of my back (a Frank Frazetta Conan) and I have started a biomechanical-yin/yang-devilbaby/angelbaby-incubator piece that will take up my whole stomach and chest (apart from where I have the branding). The tattoo which means the most to me is the black band with a white “C” on the third finger of my left hand, a ring I will never take off and which matches the “D” ring tattoo on my darling Chantell’s finger.
2) I was a boy scout and I can definitely say that it made me what I am today, willing to go out and try anything, and capable of doing it too!
3) Since September 1986 (when I first left the UK as a volunteer) I have lived in Nigeria, St. Lucia, Guiné Bissau, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa. I am hoping that my Permanent Residence for South Africa will come through by Easter 2012.
4) Apart from writing, I also love to paint. The cover of “8 Million Stories” is an oil painting I did of a bridge in Budapest.
5) Way back in the dim and distant past I trained as a teacher (Design Technology to ‘A’ Level and Physics to ‘O’ Level). I haven’t taught formally since 1989, but it has stood me in good stead for the various training courses that I have had to facilitate over the years.
6) The first three times that I got into a plane I jumped out! I had never flown before experiencing the joys of parachuting as a venture scout.
7) I present a monthly old movie review on the http://www.StarShipSofa.com podcast.
I would like now to nominate the following blogs for this award: