Kreativ Blogger award!

Ages and ages ago, the lovely Diane Becker, aka DotSeven, over at, nominated me for a Kreativ Blogger award.  Look at this shiny thing:

Now, I think it was Spider-man's uncle who said that with power comes with great responsibility, and it seems this also applies to Kreativ Blogger awards.  There's a list of conditions - check them out:

* 1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
* 2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
* 3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
* 4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
* 5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
* 6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
* 7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

So!  Thanks Diane, I'm very honoured!  Seven things about me.... I'd rather be reading than doing almost any other thing at any given time, but I'd settle for a good loud gig; I hate cooking; I can't drive; I grew up on a farm and almost became a vet; I've moved house seven times in five years; I'm always thinking of other places I could move to in the future and currently have my eye on Berlin; I want to be Karen O when I grow up.   

And nominations!  Well, there's a danger that I'll be tagging people who are already established Kreativ Bloggers, coming late to the party like I am, but nevertheless, here we go:

Kim McGowan at Just Testing, another creative writing MA blogger who knows much about neanderthals.
Daisy Baldwin at What Daisy Did Next, my classmate and one of the bloggers for the Central Lancashire Writing Hub.
Richard 'Vivmeister' Hirst at I Thought I Told You To Wait In The Car, for revealing the seedy underbelly.
Fiona over at Superfiona, for doing the job/parent thing so very entertainingly.
Emily at My Shitty Twenties, for the same thing, and for being such a dedicated Elbow fan.
Kerry at Writing At The Window for travelling and novelling so successfully at the same time!
And Jessica at Writers Little Helper, for being so inspiringly motivated with her writing and her Wordcount Wednesdays!

Thanks again, Diane; and I'll try to be all Kreativ as I go.


DotSeven said...

Definitely share your passion for reading and itchy feet! Carry on being Kreativ, I love reading your bog.

Fickle blogger that I am - sort of got abandoned almost immediately and I've reverted to for day to day stuff and starting a different one altogether for fiction.

Valerie O'Riordan said...

D'oh, I knew that! I get everything through Google Reader so I forget the actual URLs. Consider it changed!

DotSeven said...

Thanks - also realised that (obviously!) 'I love reading your BOG' wasn't what I intended to put :^/ Must try and wake up!

Valerie O'Riordan said...

I've just laughed out loud in the library and got a filthy look from the guy next to me!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the blog award - its my first one :) It really cheered me up, had a migraine all day!

Thank you :)

Word verification - Mingo (awesome)

kim mcgowan said...

Thank you so much, Valerie - I've got an award from someone who has stories published AND who is a cpf of MA! Only How Do You Know about me and Neanderthals? Who's been talking...?!

Jessica - I've thought for a long time that the word verification words are (always) prescient and (occasionally)sinister. Today mine is pseddedu which has me stumped; but that's probably because I'm not clever or wordly enough.