Friday, 10 February 2012

Blog Award

My blog and crochet friend, Stel, awarded me the Versatile Blogger award.
How cool!
(check out Stel's great crochet FB-group)

Here's how it works:

Display the award on my blog - see sidebar
Thank the blogger who gave it to you - Thank you, Stel!
Mention 7 random things about yourself -

7 Random Things about Me:
(There are quite a few random things about me already listed on my ABOUT ME page, 
so I tried to come up with new ones...)

My brain works in straight lines. All my designs are more modular than organic.  I don't know if it is because of my architectural training, or if my architectural training was a result of my square brain...

Exercise does not come naturally to me. I have to force my self to do it.  That is why I set myself targets like the Namaqualand Walk.  It gives me a reason to train.

I like to read books (fiction and non-fiction) which are site-specific.  The story or incident can only happen in that specific place.  Like the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith.  That story is a Botswana story - it won't work anywhere else. Or The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. It is an Afghan story. The place becomes a character in the book.  It defines the story.

I would love to be a full-time traveler. I read the blogs of people who travel around the world with their families in tow, doing location-independent work. I lie awake at night trying to figure out how we can do that. And I try to convince my two teenage boys that it would be a great adventure.

One day I am going to write a book about Aubergines (Eggplant).  I think it is the most delicious thing.  The smell.  The colour.  The shape.  The shiny skin.  The taste.  It's awesome. You need all 5 your senses to appreciate it.

I am glad I wasn't born into an English Speaking home.  Having a mother tongue other than English forces one to be bilingual.  It opens up so much more opportunity to learn and experience.  And I think being Afrikaans is great. Without that I would never have read Ettienne Van Heerden or Antjie Krog. I would never have listened to Laurika Rauch or Johannes Kerkorrel.  I would have been a lesser human being.

I can't sing.  I wish I could.

List the rules -

1. Add the award to your blog
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention 7 random things about yourself.
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 15 bloggers.
6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog

Award 15 bloggers -

I only awarded 12...

Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blogdone.


karen said...

thanks so much! I hope you have a great weekend!! Karen

Lindsay said...

Thank you for compliment! - LIndsay

futuregirl said...

Thank you for including me in that amazing list of bloggers! I've posted too many of these lists over the years because now I either have to reuse items or reveal the deep, dark secrets. ;) Big hugs from San Francisco!