Joyful Molly got an award! And I’ll award it to…

7 February, 2010 at 12:44 pm 2 comments

Huzzah!  Just look at this! “The Joyful Molly” received an award, and it comes from one of my favourite blogs, ONE MORE STITCH (Reproduction and historic knitting inspired by original garments, objects and patterns from the past); if you haven’t visited it yet, please do so, it’s amazing. And there’s a whole list of other blogs which are fantastic as well. Thank you!

The award comes in two parts: I “must” (you mustn’t – you may, if you like to!)  list seven random facts about myself, and then choose seven blogs for nomination.

7 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT MOLLY JOYFUL

  1. I can spin a yarn – not only on a laptop, but also by use of spindle or spinning wheel. Haven’t done it  for ages, though, and can’t remember why I learned it in the first place.
  2. I’m a creature of habit. I start every day with a cuppa (with milk and honey) from my favourite mug (Frederic the Great on horseback). No tea, no Molly. I end the day in the same manner (different mug, though – the one showing Trafalgar Square).
  3. Many people visiting this blog assume that I’m a conservative elderly lady who never misses her favourite soap, has a huge collection of Tom Jones vinyl records and a framed picture of the Queen above the mantelpiece. The dark truth: I’m neither conservative nor elderly, prefer “Being Human” to “Coronation Street”, don’t own a single Tom Jones song but plenty of The Cure and Muse, have no mantelpiece and as for the Queen: folks, I’m not even British.
  4. Since my earliest childhood, I’m scared of tall ships. I have this irrational fear that a ship will blow up the moment I set foot on it. So you could argue I’m not qualified to write about the Age of Sail.
  5. I grew up in a haunted house. Means: I might not be qualified to write about the Age of Sail, but certainly about ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump at night.
  6. TV series are mainly “background noise” while I’m writing. The only series I’ve actively followed these last months and made sure I wouldn’t miss an episode are/were “Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe”, “Taking the Flak”, “Garrow’s Law”, “Empire of the Seas” and “Being Human”. My guilty pleasures (hey, we all have them!): “Antiques Roadshow” and “How clean is your house?”
  7. I once used my resource books to build a labyrinth to play in for my cats.

AND “THE BEAUTIFUL BLOGGER AWARD” GOES TO…

… five blogs for now, because all other of my favourites have already received the award from elsewhere. Two more will follow!

COSTUME, CATS AND THE 18TH CENTURY

GILLRAY’S PRINTSHOP OF HISTORICAL ABSURDITIES
Being one amateur historian’s exploration of the 18th and 19th centuries.

JANE AUSTEN’S WORLD

THE MACARONIS
Historical Romance out of the Closet

THE OFFICIAL WEBLOG OF WOLFGANG AMADÉ MOZART

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Entry filed under: 18th century, art, books, community, macaronis, random. Tags: , , .

TV/Books: “Empire of the Seas” – brief review and book tip “Garrow’s Law”: DVD winner and interview with Andrew Buchan

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. OneMoreStitch  |  8 February, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Glad you are happy about the award! And that we share another common interest. I see those going through the Gate as the descendants of those who sailed off in those ships we both love so much!

    Reply
  • 2. Vic  |  10 February, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Why, thank you. The compliment is sincerely returned. Vic

    Reply

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