Friday, 21 January 2011

Stylish and Versatile Blog Award

 Whilst the Hollywood Celebs were donning their Donna Karan and Viviene Westwood gowns and getting awards at the 68th Golden Globes Ceremony, I was getting my own Stylish and Versatile Blog Awards from two great bloggers: the lovely Blessing  and dearest H. Well here's the speech I'd prepared for when I win my Oscar, I'll just use it now...*urr uhh...clearing throat..* "Thank you ladies, I'm so humbled ...first I wanna say thanks to my mum and dad who raised me .... *wipes off tear*, I also want to thank my Lord and Saviour for making this possible, *pause for dramatic effect* I also wanna send a big shout out to my homies for their support..." lol OK enough of that...

So here's the rules and regulations of the award:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
2. Tell us 7 things about yourself which people may not know.
3. Award 15 other bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and let them know that they have won.

And here's 7 things about me:

1. I don't like fish.
I may occasionally eat Salmon Fillets but that's as far as my fish eating habits will venture. The idea of bones getting stuck in my throat made me steer well clear of fish. Don't laugh, this is a serious matter. :)

2. I love dancing.
I have taken Salsa classes and it was invigorating especially when you do the fast cha cha should see, I have also done an African dance class and I'm now doing Bhangra dance. It's so much fun, I may just take a trip to India and get a dose of the real thing. I would also love to learn the Tango and maybe Ballroom at some point.

3. This is gonna surprise some of you, but for the record, I'm not Nigerian.
Yup, none of my parents are Nigerian and I wasn't born in Nigeria either so yes even though I am close to so many Naija peeps, I'm not one myself. *shocker* The reason I decided to include this one is because people always think I'm Nigerian even in my own church...he he he. I'm not sure why people think so, but maybe it has to do with the fact that I associate with a lot of Nigerians... lol
As to my origins, for those that don't know, this will be revealed in due course in another blog post... something for you to look forward to :)

4. Reading is my greatest past time.
I love burying myself in a great book and escaping to unknown worlds. In fact I've been reading novels since I was about 7. Now I read Christian novels mostly by Francine Rivers, Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker and I read a lot of Non Fiction stuff and Biographies as well.
I read the adult bible for the first time when I was about 6 (from Genesis to Esther skipping Deuteronomy, Numbers and Leviticus for obvious reasons...) because I couldn't find a book to read...that's how much I loved reading.

5. I am absolutely terrified of snakes.
I can't even look at them; if one appears on the TV, I quickly look away and change the channel or if it's in a book, I just slam the book shut. Uggh. One thing I like about living in a very cold country is you never see snakes...thank God for that. Better stop talking about them. ...uhhmm the hair on my skin is rising as I am typing this...

6. My knowledge of "circular" celebs is somewhat limited.
For example, I had no idea what Drake looked like, until my teen sister said she wanted to get married to him a few weeks ago so I decided to google him and check him On the same topic, I wouldn't recognise Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj if I met them on the street. Am I bothered about that? hell no! I've heard of them (this wouldn't do their ego much good I reckon, lol) but I have no idea what they look like. he he he... don't laugh now, and No I ain't a bush person, I'm just not interested. I don't listen to their kind of music and I only hear it when I'm in the gym or shopping mall. Yes, it may shock you but I'm one of those people that hasn't watched MTV and similar stuff in the last 6 or 7 years...and I don't have time for celeb magazines either... lol
If and when I do listen to circular music it is mostly 80s or 90's stuff, jazz, classical or African. So if someone asked me, Beyonce or Brandy? it would be Brandy any day... :)

7. I'm a romantic and I love the the feeling of being in love.
Yes, *giggling* I love the idea of dinner by candlelight,  cuddly teddy bears with "I love you" written on them, long stemmed lovely red roses and the whole shabaz....hhhmmm maybe it comes from watching too many chick flicks. :)

That's it for me...

And now I'm gonna give the following Bloggers the award, here goes, in no particular order :










Maid of Heart






Right that's all for now, now I need to go and let these Bloggers know the great news.... Take care folks!


  1. WHATTTTT!!! You are NOT Nigerian??? You coulda fool me! Wow!!!
    Can't to hear where you're from...makes me feel good btw...I thought only Nigerians read my yippe!!!

    And I'm so with you on already know!!!

  2. LOL, No babes I'm not. People always assume I am ...I don't mind though he he he, most Naija peeps I know are cool so no wahala... :)

  3. Hi, Gospel Girl. Thank you for the award. It made my day. Hope you have a great weekend, too!

  4. I am honoured chica. I am blushing. Well, almost... Thank you! BTW, you're linked to my blog already. xx

  5. EHNNNNNNNNNNNNN! u no b 9ja?...m-e-h-n!!!!!...jaw drop!*...can't wait to hear where you are from o!...i HATE snakes! but LOVE fish!..yay! i like dancing also....a pleasure knowing you sis.

  6. @Statuesque U're welcome! x

    @Fats Blushing It's a pleasure. x

    @Ibhadhe So you're a dancer as well...? When I come to Naija we can bust moves
    It's a pleasure knowing you too sis. x

  7. Hi dear,

    Thanks so much for the award. I'm deeply honored. (((Hugs)))

  8. I'm somehow not surprised that you're a romantic. But not Nigerian? Ha ha got me on that!

    Lol @ your sister for wanting to marry Drake. Who's that? Lol.

    Thanks for tagging me, GG :)

  9. you are not Nigerian...hmm thats a surprise...i think u are west African though, maybe Ghana.
    I think your last couple of post comes from your romantic self, it makes

  10. @MOH U're welcome. :)

    @Jaycee LOL..Yeah, I was like I need to see this dude who's gonna marry my sister...
    About the award u're welcome. x

    @Chizzy I'm not surprised that all u guys are surprised by my not being Naija; I get that a
    Yes romance is high up on the scale for me... :)

  11. am so honoured!!!!!! thank you thank you. I have always secretly wanted to be awarded something in blogsville. Thank you much. Post is coming soon by end of week i Promise and you know you made the cut girl. loves ya!

  12. @Tendayi, u're welcome and I look forward to reading your 7 things...have a lovely week. Hugs x

  13. awwwww, what can i say ? i do appreciate this award (hides shy face).. thanks hun.

    i still can't believe you are not a Nigerian, hmmmh can't wait to read the post where you get to reveal your origin,lol.

    i'll do the post after am done with my exams.

  14. Gospel Girl

    I'm so far behind on blogging :( Just too many other things going on. I just wanted to express my appreciation for your passing this award on to myself. I don't respond to the awards thing....but I am honored to have been given one :) In a year of blogging you are the first to even attempt.

    I appreciated reading your shared notes about yourself.

    Have a blessed Sunday
    Patrina <")>><


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