Very Inspirational!

Wow. Well my dear readers, another kind fellow-blogger, the Wanderlust Gene, has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!  So I am considered both versatile and inspirational, which is very nice.  Thanks so much to my friend half-way across the world on another tropical islandSri Lanka. You can read her blog at  It’s wonderful – the photos and descriptions are stunning.

According to the rules, I am now supposed to list seven deeply fascinating (?) things about myself, so here we are:

  • I have long, red (not natural) hair. It’s the first time I have had long hair since I was 20 years old, and I’ve always wanted to be a redhead.
  • I have a passion for the Icelandic “post-rock” band Sigur Ros. They don’t know it, but I am their biggest fan.
  • I love very tall trees, and have one in my yard in Kingston, Jamaica.  In Australia, I fell in love with all the trees.
  • I have a brother and a sister, both younger than me. Always hated being the oldest.
  • The first reggae song I ever heard was Gregory Isaacs, “Soon Forward.”
  • I love dark (bitter) chocolate and strong black coffee.
  • I am tired of watering the garden every day during this never-ending drought

Not sure if the last one really counts, but it’s true!

Anyway, I hereby nominate the following for various reasons as the blogs that have inspired me the most recently:

Thanks to all.  This is a nice idea, and I love my ever-expanding blogging community!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

22 thoughts on “Very Inspirational!

    1. Thanks! No, I realize that this is just a clever way of ensuring that we bloggers all support each other and advertise each other’s sites to a wider audience! But still, it’s nice! 🙂


    1. You’re most welcome! I wanted to show my appreciation. I love your blog (like the design too). I’m still thinking about the “monetizing” issue… Give my love to Sydney meanwhile! 🙂


  1. Congratulations and thank you for adding my blog to your list… Sadly, I’m so behind with catching up that it might seem I’m ignoring folk but I’m not… Just busy with only two hands/eyes to spare and read 4000+ emails. Be blessed.


    1. When I got an inbox like that I turned off my email alerts and now rely on the notifications tab on our home page, and trawling the blogs I follow on thehome page reader. Occasionally, if I don’t have much time for trawling, I’ll quickly check my favs by my Blogroll. It’s taken all the stress out of my “socializing”. Hope that helps? 🙂


    2. Thanks so much Elizabeth! Your blog is very inspiring, such wonderful quotes, photos and ideas! Don’t worry about being behind with things (I am too!) Warmest wishes, Emma


      1. Yes, I had.

        And now I’m getting a bit freaked out – it’s happened again. My reply to this just disappeared! It’s sure to be my link, and there’s no harm done. I’ll try to remember to drop by later and see if I can visit a life less ordinary. 🙂


      2. I can’t understand that… I tried to fix the link, redid the whole thing and had the same problem. Strange. Meanwhile, I just retrieved your message from my spam box! Ah well!


      3. The dreaded Spam Kan! So that’s where it disappeared to! I’ve recently had to remove WordPress from my browser’s settings, and that seems to have done wonders. I’m finding all sorts of messages that I’d never seen before – like this, from you!


    1. Thank you! I don’t know if there is much point to it, but it’s a way of appreciating each other! You know I nominated you for Versatile Blogger, too… 🙂


      1. I like the idea such awards though! hehehe yes! and thank you! I’m actually trying to write that up now. don’t think I’ll get to 15 blogs but I’ll try!


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