The Forth Rail Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland (opened 1890)
7) If I was given the chance to go back to being school age (the gods forbid!), I'd want to be an engineer and build beautiful bridges.
8) I had wanted to call my first-born son 'Jason', which was a really cool name in the late sixties/early seventies. However, my mother got her way (as she always does) and he was named Jon-Paul. She must have been a visionary because this name has become a popular choice in the past few years. Feeling piqued at having given in to mum's choice, I got a kitten and called it Jason - Jason turned out to be a girl cat! I still called her Jason though. :D
The rule of The Versatile Blogger Award states that I have to forward it on to 10 more bloggers. If I had my way, I'd award this back to Ethelmae, but I don't think she'd thank me for it somehow! She has brought me much pleasure and laughter with her blog posts. Thank you Ethelmae. Anyway, without further ado, here are the numbskulls..... er, I mean nominees:-
1. Gf, sorry - you're it again! Go here to enter the world of Greenfingers at his blog, A Gardener's Life in Motion. Gf truly is a versatile writer - he can take any subject ..... and I mean any subject, and make it a literary gem!
2. Everyday Goddess is here. This blogger can turn her hand to anything .... poetry, fiction and simply telling it how it is. A must read.
3. Phil's the man.... and we're priviliged to have him belong to County Durham.... nah nah nahnah nah :D He's a botanist, author and university lecturer at Durham University. Take yourself here and here to poach some of Phil's vast store of knowledge at two of his blogs, Cabinet of Curiosities and A Digital Botanic Garden.
4. You need to go here to catch up on the shenanigans of John at Sedgedunum Warbler. John is very committed to the blooms and beasties of the world and he always manages to make me smile with his funny posts. He's a terrific photographer too.
5. Visit Helen here at her blog, Downland Views. She's not afraid to get down and dirty with all the work on the land that she does. Her lifestyle sounds idyllic but hard work and it's a pleasure to read her posts.
6. If you like photography, visit Adrian's blog here at Adrian's Images. I never appreciated fungi so much till I saw Adrian's photos of them! He always manages to come up with something beautiful, exciting and unusual - a real visual treat...... er, I'm talking about his photographs peeps! This is the effect Adrian has on me - his latest post is about flashing. :O)
7. Visit Syd here at his blog I'm just F.I.N.E. -- Recovery in Al-Anon. Syd writes about many things.... his journey in Al-Anon, the things he gets up to in his retirement, his garden and his pets, etc. He writes with understanding and empathy and I always feel a warm buzz when I've looked in on Syd.
8. You'll find Michael and his blog, Spice of Life here. This man has been everywhere! I've enjoyed the many locations he writes about from my comfy computer chair.... mind you, with his fantastic photographs and the way Michael describes the locations, I want to be there for real!
9. You must pop into David's blog, Orchids, Nature and my Outdoor Life. You'll find it here. David writes about his wonderful garden and posts equally wonderful photographs of it. He's also a very keen walker and I love the posts he does about that and the magnificent photos, especially of Lancashire and Yorkshire.
10. For a sheer visual delight, go here to see Andrea's colourful photographs of the exotic flowers and landscapes she writes about in her blog, Andrea In This Lifetime.
That's it *takes a bow* - curtains close ...... now off you go and get acquainted with all these fab blogs!