One Lovely Blog Award


Last week I was awarded the One Lovely Blog Award by Carrie-Anne. Thank you, Carrie-Anne!

To accept the award, I have to write seven facts about myself, so here goes:

1. As a child I had imaginary friends called Emma and Eric. When my mum found out the baby she was expecting was a girl, she and my dad wanted to name her Emma. I protested saying there couldn't be two Emmas in the family. My younger sister is called Lisa.

2. I've been abroad four times in my life, once to Yugoslavia, which is now known as Serbia and Montenegro. I don't remember much about the holiday, as I was three years-old, but my mum has a picture of me wearing a massive wooden mask. 

3. As a teen I was obsessed with the Brit-pop band Blur, and even wrote to lead singer Damon Albarn asking him to sign the picture I'd sent. He did so, and the signed picture took pride of place on my wall for many years. I unfortuately lost it when I moved house though.

 4. I've - thankfully - never broken a bone in my body. Though I did have to have surgery as a child for a Hiatus hernia.

5. My oldest son was due on my twentieth birthday. The considerate boy was born a week early, so I could still go out with my friends for a few hours and celebrate.

6. I'm not allergic to any food, though I do have an aversion to sea food, especially prawns (shrimp). Their little eyes creep me the heck out!

7. I have my lip pierced. During my late teens, I went through a Goth phase and getting my lip pierced was one of the things I did, along with dying my hair black, and wearing white face make up. Surprisingly, it didn't hurt at all, though the anaesthetic almost made me sick, and caused me to drool everywhere on the bus home! Though I dress a little more 'normally' now, I still have my lip piercing, as it's part of me. 

I pass this award onto the following fabulous people:

Kyra Lennon

JayBird

Candilynn Fite

Christine Rains

Victoria Smith

Jaycee DeLorenzo

Carrie Butler

In other news, Hubby started reading through Cupid for me; we had a massive discussion on Friday, and worked out all the kinks for the ending. I'm so excited about what we came up with, it's gonna be awesome. Getting back to my read through today. So far, I've changed tense and made minor corrections to 37,993 our of 67, 733 words, and one of my CPs has read through seven chapters, so everything is progressing nicely.

Thanks to everyone who commented on my new personal blog, The Life and Loves of Clare Dugmore - I'll probably have another update later this week. :D

Also, before I go, can I please remind everyone about Jessa Russo's Ghosts and the Girls Who Love Them bloghop. It ends on October 15th, and my entry can be seen here.  Please check it out, and vote for me if you haven't already. 

Finally, what do you all think of my new header. I made it using vector stock from Vector Open Stock and love it. Isn't it pretty?

Hope everyone has a great week, I'll try to get around to as many blogs as possible during the week.

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for the award! :D I LOVE the new header, it's beautiful!

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    1. You're welcome; looking forwards to seeing your facts. :D

      And thanks! :D

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  2. Thanks, Clare! I'll tie this in with my IWSG post this week. Love the new blog header up there!! I've been working on one of my own (to be revealed soon) with Tara Tyler. Enjoyed learning more about you. :)

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    1. You're welcome, Candy. Can't wait to see how you tie it into your IWSG post. Thanks for the compliments on the header, looking forwards to seeing yours too. :)

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  3. Congrats on the award and thank you for passing it on! I went through a goth phase too. I still have my Docs. I can't bring myself to give them away. That new header is fantastic! :)

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    1. Thanks, and you're welcome! *hehe* I still have my New Rocks, that I haven't worn for ten years, but can't throw away!

      Thanks, glad you like the header. :)

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  4. Congratulations! I've never broken a bone either. Couldn't do a piercing of any kind though.

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    1. Thanks! :)

      Piercings aren't so bad. ;)

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  5. I'm still in my goth phase...and I'm 38. Hmmmm. :D

    And my daughter's imaginary friend was called Paper, so there wasn't much risk we'd ever name a potential child after him. She had a few other imaginary friends, but they were Ferris Wheel, Jenton, and Wendell (the last two of which were her "pet atoms.")

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    1. LOL - I admit, mine occasionally comes out, I still have a penchant for black clothing, and dramatic make-up.

      Pet atoms? That's awesome. I had some pet moss as a child. Those names are just inspired, what a great imagination your daughter has. :)

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  6. Thanks for the award Clare!

    BTW, I had an imaginary friend named, are you ready? Johnny Appleseed, LOL!

    A lot of my friends are Goth. They have piercings in places I wouldn't dream of exposing...he he. I love the hell out of them for being so unique, and unafraid to express themselves. They are so much cooler than me.

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    1. You're welcome! :)

      Johnny Appleseed - I love it!! :D

      I do think some of the gothic fashion is absolutely beautiful, the lengths people go to to be original is amazing. :)

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  7. 1. Congratulations on the award, Clare!
    2. Thanks for passing it on to me. :)
    3. I love the new header.
    4. My imaginary friend was Danger Mouse. Don't judge me. LOL

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    1. Thanks, and you're welcome. And thanks for the compliments on the header. Heh, I had a crush on danger mouse - don't judge! LOL

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  8. It's fun to learn new things about other bloggers!
    I think it's so cool that the lead singer signed the pic for you!

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    1. Thanks! :) It was very cool that he did that.

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  9. I love your answers, Clare! You're so unique, and that is awesome.

    And congrats on the writing! Keep pushing! :D

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    1. Thanks for the compliments, Morgan! And thanks for the words of encouragement; much appreciated.

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  10. Congrats on the writing! I don't have any food allergies either! It's great :)

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    1. Thanks! It is great, not having to worry something you eat could hurt you. :D

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  11. I was considering a lip piercing about 10 years ago, though I wanted a Monroe/Madonna, not a labret or Medusa. I'd still like to get my navel pierced if I lose a bit of weight, though I'd want an original piece of jewelry, like a skeleton or spider instead of some colored gemstone.

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    1. I had my navel too, but it's since healed up. I think original jewelry in navel piercings looks great; a spider would look fantastic. :D

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  12. Fun answers! Your #1 made me smile.

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