I am feeling pretty honoured this morning as I have received a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. 🙂Thanks Linne from A Random Harvest. I am feeling less than worthy of the award though as I guess I can see the rough draft of my life with all its errors and faults, yet publishing means it’s been through many edits and you guys don’t see all of the bits that made the cutting room floor. It’s not that I’m hiding the bad bits but do you really need to know ALL the small details? 😉 So, here I am feeling less than deserving and very honoured and a little overwhelmed in there for good measure, and about to pass on the honour and share with you some blogs that I find very inspiring to me personally and also to our journey into a greener lifestyle.
But first things first…
- Display the award logo on your blog.
- Link back to the person who nominated you.
- State 7 things about yourself.
- Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
- Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.
Seven things about me
- I was born on Friday the 13th. I am not superstitious as such but love hearing about different superstitions.
- I love vintage fashion. I love the styles of the 40’s, particularly the war years where fashion was heavily dictated by rationing. I also adore the frivolity and sheer meterage of fabrics in the dresses of the 50’s too and I often wear vintage inspired clothes.
- I love shopping at oportunity/thrift/second hand shops. There is little challenge in going to the shops for a red jumper. If red is in season you will find it. However, there are no guarantees you will even find a jumper in an op shop. The challenge to find what you want is much greater and the thrill of the hunt is awesome.
- I have a pretty eclectic taste in music. Odd songs from current music, lots of 80’s music, particularly Australian 80’s music, songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and I love the 40’s music too. Bring on the Andrews Sisters, Vera Lynne, Frank Sinatra of course and more.
- I have had a planned homebirth. Orik, our 3rd child was born at home in a birth pool in about 2 hours. He is my biggest baby to date and my easiest labour. I am completely pro womens choice as to where they birth and I hate the laws and restrictions placed on women everywhere as to how they choose to birth.
- My favourite meal would have to be either roaast lamb, mint sauce, roasted spuds, green beans, pumpkin and cauliflower cheese or macaroni cheese which I am now intolerant of (wheat in pasta) and then one of (all of?) the following for dessert. Lemon delicious pudding, golden syrup dumplings or apple crumble with generous lashings of cream. 🙂 Sweet tooth much?
- I love language. I can’t say I speak any fluently outside of English but I speak some Italian, some German and I can say hello, how are you and thank you in several others including French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Thai, AUSLAN and Indonesian. I used to work at a language school where I taught ESL and they taught all these languages except AUSLAN and Thai. We were expected to greet the students in the language they were learning. I also loved learning it simply for the sake of learning it. 🙂 I also studied Linguistics at Uni also doing Italian and AUSLAN there although I learned Italian in Primary School and AUSLAN in church from the deaf couple who attended. Linguistics, the study of language as a concept fascinates me even still. it’s why I chose to name our house in Latin. I would love to learn Latin one day. 🙂
Ok, blogs that inspire me.
Greening of Gavin – one of the blogs that really psh started our eco journey into reality rather than just talking the talk and dreaming.
Living the Good Life – still a huge inspiration to me. The things they do, the antics they and their animals get up to! Brilliant.
The Road to Serendipity – a blog I found via a comment on Living the Good Life and one I have followed since. Kindred spirits across Bass Strait I hope one day to meet Fran and Steve.
A Random Harvest – Where my nomination came from. Linne’s comments on both my blog and on Road to Serendipity have me either agog in awe, giggling or nodding in agreement. Another kindred spirit although sadly a little further afield even though we both live in Victoria. 😉
Birth Without Fear – This is a blog I came across via their Facebook page and a huge inspiration leading to our decision to have a home birth. They are supportive of every kind of birth, freebirth, home birth, water birth, VBAC’s, elective caesarians, medicated and unmedicated births. A blog dedicated to supporting women birth however they birth but they are very pro information which I love most about them.
Milkwood – Another amazing blog of people out there really living the dream and also teaching the dream! One day I will attend one of their courses. One day.
The Eco Mum – Another blog I came to via Facebook and now a friend too. The Eco Mum has beena great go-to place for home remedies and to answer the questions of “this is wrong. What can I use to fix it?” Her little book of remedies is great and I absolutely swear by her Essential salve and Baby Balsam. Replace your savlon and vapour rub. 🙂
That’s just a few of the blogs I follow who inspire me but if I keep going I’ll get nothing done here today and I have far too much to do for that to happen. 🙂 I know it says 15 but hey, you get that. 😛