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Runner-up Newcomer Blogger – in THE BLOGGER BASH AWARDS


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When I first started off blogging, it started off like this:

There was this lovely 


On a sunny day we


This carried on for months, I was my own worst critic of myself and writing.  For myself this writing lark does not come easy, it takes much deleting before I get it right.  No doubt this is the way for most bloggers and in particular for writers?

You see I hated school, and I was not a good learner, and yes I did achieve a Diploma of Teaching later in life, and I tried University [I was going to be a social worker of all things!]. Though back then, I never really enjoyed studying as it was so draining to concentrate and retain that information.

It was all about concentration.

I will share a bit of personal ‘stuff’- I am a person who was diagnosed with ADHD.  I do hate labels as in the sixties it was not a constructive thing.  Much more support [though never enough] is now given to people with special requirements to aid them in achieving what they would like to accomplish.  As a student I remember sitting at my desk, a book opened, and for the life of me, those words would not explain themselves.  I did not read, or I should say never finished reading a book until adulthood.

As they say, that’s history.  

My present-day life is enjoyable and keeps me pushing those learning boundaries.  I now have a desire to learn and grow. I have acquired skills to be super organised, skills to counteract ADHD, though some would say I am still useless at giving travel directions or following them [we have a GPS now] though amazingly I do not get lost. We have worked hard creating this life we have.

This recognition as a blogger isn’t just about me, it’s about:

  • My wonderful husband [the Squire] the proofreader [he’s the tortoise, and I am the hare, we balance out each other].  We still need to keep improving our proofreading skills, it’s a work in progress! Though I hated to hear those words “You need to work on this more!”, he was always right!
  • Family and friends who have encouraged me by making an effort to read and comment. [You are the best]
  • Other bloggers who when I first started out, inspired me to keep improving myself, and still do, they are in no particular order:







As the months have gone by, I have learnt so much more from other bloggers who are just as important as the above mentioned.

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45 thoughts on “Runner-up Newcomer Blogger – in THE BLOGGER BASH AWARDS”

  1. I hope you realize what an accomplishment it is to have your blog recognized like this! Congratulations! I was very surprised and pleased that you mentioned my blog in your list, but I want you to know what a inspiration it has been to read about your adventures. I don’t know if my husband and I will ever try housesitting, but we are certainly tempted after reading about all the wonderful places you have been. I sure am glad that you and the Squire have joined this amazing blogging community.

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  2. I’m so happy for you and your blog – you are a fantastic storyteller and I love reading your posts. Thanks for mentioning my blog in your post here Suzanne, you didn’t need to do that but it is most appreciated. Continue your travels and enjoy the feeling of being a very special blogger 🙂 Congrats again. xx

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  3. Wooohoooo so happy for you and very well deserved. Can’t wait to keep reading about you and squires adventures. Thanks so much for the mention it was my pleasure having you on the blog. Hope you’ve had some bubbles to celebrate! Xx

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