How to make a blogger feel GREAT – the one lovely blog award

I returned to my desk and computer this morning with a heavy heart. It had been a brilliant weekend what with the Olympic buzz all over the UK, then two days with friends watching … the Olympics of course plus being down on the beach for some of the events and sailing happening in Weymouth (which is very close to where I live in Dorset). Coming back to a message from the lovely Soph over at informing me that she had nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award was a real treat. Thank you Soph, I really appreciate it.

Seven things you probably won’t know about me:

  1. I have a first degree in Theology and a Master’s Degree in Information Science
  2. I’ve been involved in research on Egyptian Mummies ….!
  3. When I was at university the first time I supplemented my income by being an artist’s model for the local Art College
  4. I founded the Hysterectomy Association way back in 1996
  5. I started using the Internet in 1986 and built my first website in 1995
  6. According to the lovely Steve, I’m always right – but I don’t think he means it!
  7. I’m a bit of a geek on the side πŸ™‚

Bloggers I’d like to share this award with:

Here are the rules of this award:

  1. Thank the person who nominates you (that’s me by the way!)
  2. Share 7 things about yourself that others may not know
  3. Nominate other bloggers (it’s supposed to be 15 but I went with a very select group of just five)
  4. Notify the nominees that you have nominated them
  5. Put the logo of the award on your website.


  1. Wow, thank you very much! I’m glad my silliness still manages to make people laugh…

    Using the Internet in 1986 is damn impressive, actually. Did you ever meet Tim Berners Lee…?

  2. I thought I might be – but it’s always great to meet a fellow Geek Joanna, so far that’s you, me, Rich, Madison and Lesley from Inspiration Import (she admitted it in her comment as well) … do you think there’s something in the ‘water’ that is WordPress?

  3. From one geek to another (I have a mathematics degree, and also studied relational databases, computer science and genetics!) thank you for your wonderful nomination, Linda πŸ™‚
    PS I can’t claim any connection with Egyptian mummies. You’re on your own, there! πŸ˜‰

  4. You’re welcome Rich – your blog posts always make me stop and reconsider which is why I enjoy them. When I bought my first home computer specifically to access the web at 9,600 baud per minute (those were the days eh!) I remember arguing with the salesman who tried to tell me that compuserve was the ‘web’ ….!

  5. Thanks so much Lesley for adding a No.8 – it seems there are many more of us around than we think Lesley

  6. and i remember the compuserve chat things too.

    thanks for the positive nod. it is nice to be recognized by someone. now i can have a nice day. i hope you do too.

  7. I know EXACTLY what you mean – getting one character wrong meant getting kicked out and spending the next hour trying to connect again .. it was frustrating but we thought it was so fast at the time!

  8. Thank you for nominating me Linda, I’m honored to make your short list πŸ™‚ You and I have a lot in common it seems! I too began the internet way back when there was only blank screens and cursers waiting for the proper text string to be entered so that wonderful internet connection noise could happen. I’m quite the geek on the side, too… or maybe it’s the rest of me that’s on the side and geek is front and center…. I don’t know, LOL.

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