Friday, 20 November 2015

The Versatile Blogger Award

The lovely Amani of Amani Lyrical tagged me for the Versatile Blogger Award. The process is simple. You a) thank your nominee, b) write out 7 facts about yourself, and c) tag up to ten bloggers of your choosing. I found it really difficult to think of any interesting facts about myself, but finally settled on:

1. I collect old girls' and teen annuals; at the moment I have 115, excluding magazines.

2. According to my AO3 account I have about 600,000 words of fanfiction on the web. My most popular story has been read by over 30,000 people.

3. I have a so-called 'greek toe' (i.e. Morton's Toe, where your second toe is longer than your big toe). It is the only visible feature Marianna seems to have inherited from me!

picture of child on beach
The only photo I could find of my weird feet...

4. So far this year I've won over 200 prizes from competitions.

5. I asked Anthony for help with thinking up facts - he said I have an unhealthy obsession with bloody murder. Apparently normal people don't find poring over centuries old news clippings about crime interesting. Who knew?

6. Bananas are one of my favourite fruits, but I hate anything banana flavoured. It just turns my stomach.

7. Spiders are my biggest fear, but there is one spider in particular which haunts me: Dickie. That's the name of the girls' pet spider in one of L.T. Meade's school stories. By the end of the novel when they put him in the bully's bed, his body is the 'size of an egg'. *shudder*



I'm going to cheat slightly and just leave the tags open - if you want to take on the challenge, please do. (And if you do, let me know in the comments so I can go read your post!)


26 comments:

  1. 200 prizes? Wow, whats your secret? haha, well done! #binkylinky

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    1. I wish I had one! Perseverance, I guess! :)

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  2. Interesting facts. Number 7 sounds like a nightmare!

    Amani x

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    1. It really would be! Every time I look in the cupboard under the stairs or something I now can't help but think, imagine if Dickie were in here...

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  3. I love reading facts about people, number 6 made me smile as I love orange flavoured stuff but don't like oranges! The one about the competitions is amazing, I've clicked through and read your beginners guide... so interesting :) xx

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    1. I'm glad it's not just me! :) I always say entering competitions is my favourite hobby because I'm such a cheapskate - I think if I lived in the US I'd be on extreme couponers or something instead!

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  4. I love entering competitions great post thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

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  5. Well done, wish I had your luck! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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    1. Thank you! (and fingers crossed it holds!) :)

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  6. Wish I had your competition luck! That's amazing! I totally agree re: banana flavoured stuff too! #KCACOLS

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    1. I always remember this (supposedly) banana flavour medicine I used to have as a kid. The worst thing I've ever tasted :/

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  7. Banana flavour tastes nothing like real banana so I'm with you there #KCACOLS

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  8. Over 200 prizes *yikes*, well done you! Lol my husband is the opposite he hates bananas in fact the mere smell of them make hI'm want to be sick, but he'll eat banana bread or drink a banana flavoured milkshake. xx #KCACOLS

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    1. Thank you! :D It's been really interesting to hear how many other people are like that about fruit, one way or the other! x

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  9. Congratulations on your award! 200 prizes, wow!

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    1. Hopefully the tally will be higher still by the end of the year :)

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  10. Ooh I have greek toe too! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

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    1. I got mine from my dad - he says it is the sign of greatness, lol.

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  11. Wow your really have interesting facts! No1, that is impressive: 115!! That is a lot!! I also have No3. It is not that much different but you can tell a little bit. No 4 is just amazing!! You have won 200 competitions this year!! You really have a great luck!! I'm rubbish, I never win anything! Agree with No 7 although they are not my biggest fear but I do dislike them! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS and also for spreading so much love in this linky!! You are amazing! :-) xx

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    1. Yeah, I really need to downsize but I just can't choose a year to lose any from! Every time I pick at least a decade I get a new enthusiasm for that time and decide I really can't part with any from that era. I have been really lucky with comping this year - I set myself a target at the beginning of the year that I would basically win all our Christmas present shopping. I put in a lot of hours, but I ended up only needing to spend £30 extra so I'm really pleased with myself! And thank you so much! :D xx

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  12. I am 100% with you on the bananas! And if it makes you feel any better, I get quite obsessed with old, grusome cases too #kcacols

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    1. Glad it's not just me - I always have a true crime book on the go!

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  13. I always think these are a great way to get to know someone. Well done on the competition wins - that is amazing! Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

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    1. Thank you - comping has really paid off for me this year! :)

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