An Award for the End of 2013 – Dragon’s Loyalty Award


Thank you Meghan bday

Thank you to Meghan for passing the Dragon Loyalty award forward to us. Congratulations on receiving it yourself too! (I think I forgot that on my message in my excitement to collect it!)

We were nominated for this award on 22nd December.

Here is the lovely shiny award – award dragon

I would love to add it to the sidebar but apparently I have used all the space…

Apparently the Dragon’s Loyalty Award is a combination of both The Versatile Blogger Award and The Very Inspiring Blog Award.  Meghan is an inspiring woman and her blog is lovely (go visit it – linked at the very top of this post!) we do some of the same writing challenges and many followers here are already followers of her too.

Here comes the hard bit – I love receiving awards (who doesn’t) but then I have to find other bloggers who are willing to accept them and even harder find some interesting facts to write about myself that I haven’t already disclosed in the past year on my blog!


1. Display the Award on your site /

2. Announce it with a post and link to whoever presented your award /

3. Present 15 awards to deserving Bloggers.

4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them to the post

5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself. /

7 interesting things about me

1. Despite attempting to be an organised writer (I have created several new email accounts this year) I always have more than 1500 unread emails in my original/ personal email account! Not something I am proud of and many are newsletter subs, but it is my guilty secret, the mess of my e-life!

2. I was first published when I was 15 years old in a print anthology of ‘Green’ poetry.

3. ….. Struggling already and quite glad at this point it is only 7 interesting facts! I took my work experience at a theatre and served tea and biscuits to Robert (swoon!) Powell.

4. My favourite food is allotment fresh sweetcorn (corn cobs)! No need to add butter.

5. I lost 4 1/2 stone (63 lbs) a few years back and will be attempting to do the same in 2014!

6. (Nearly there! This is a real uphill struggle…) I taught myself to read sheet music when I was 8.

7. Mr G’s nickname (1 of many) for me is Chattymuns – because I chat a lot! For my birthday this summer he ordered a custom made wooden sign ‘Chattymuns’ which we have displayed in the garden by the Summer House (oh and according to him I also have my own catchphrase!) 🙂

15 Amazing Bloggers Nominated for the award:

In no particular order – be back to post – giving it some thought.


10 responses »

    • Thanks Al. I feel a little exposed now that I have revealed one of my many nicknames! 😉 I am sure 2014 will allow me to get back on track with eating healthily …. she says hiding the Indian Take Away cartons from last night!

      • Haha. I’m sure people will forget that nickname. I won’t use the ones I used to have. Most were very impolite lol.

        Quick, get them cartons outside before anyone sees them

  1. My papaw always tells me when I’m at their house that after I’ve talked for a bit, he always tells me, “Meghan, I don’t know why you come over you don’t talk much.” Or something like that. He tries to remind about how much I talk and when you get me started, you can’t get me to stop. I’m really bad about that! Lol

    Good luck on the weight loss and I hope the next year treats you right 🙂

    • Thanks Meghan, yes I cannot stop myself – I even talk without realising I am (which is really bad – but worse for Mr G who is usually trying to watch a programme or get to sleep at the time!) I have always been chatty. A first school teacher reported it to my mum on parents evening – she said I could still manage to achieve my targets and produce good work but my chatting was holding the other children back, I was 5! 🙂

      I am sure 2014 is going to be a wonderful year.

      PS I know I still need to pass the award forward I am considering the blogs.

      • Oh my goodness! In school, my problem was I was shy, but being in a wheelchair will make you very shy and quiet around people. It would take me a few weeks to let myself go or if my cousin (who was in the same grade as me) was around that would be it for me. Lol and that’s fine. No pressure darling. 🙂

  2. “Robert (swoon!) Powell” 🙂 muchly!!! and there I was thinking you were a spring chicken. Or perhaps you just like older men?? 🙂 – like me….. (This is my last fib of 2013. Promise….)

    Great run down to your blogging year. Thanks and many congratulatiosn on your well deserved award. May this be the beginning of greater things emerging for you in 2014.

    Have a great end of year bash,
    Caroline 🙂

    • I would love to consider myself a spring chicken – and at first glance tend to qualify – I still get introduced as a ‘young poet’ but sometimes I realise I could be half-way through my life or more… I guess I am approaching middle age – but have stuck my heels firmly into my life as a 20-something and am spiritually refusing to budge much on that one! He was MUCH older than me at the time – and has aged as I have … but I would still take him a cup of tea and laugh at his stories (and inside silently swoon)

      Thanks Caroline for all the good wishes – it has been a fantastic 1st year back in my writing skin, I am currently working on the ANNUAL REVIEW posts around writing new material and performing – they should be up and live by the weekend.
      Was lovely to receive the award right at the end of the year – thanks again to Meghan!

      Happy 2014

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