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Thanks to Suz :)


Seems in the blogging world there are many chances to support other bloggers by showing appreciation of their content. Suz of It Goes On blog has nominated me for the Dragons Loyalty award.


It was an unknown one to me , but I particularly liked her approach in awarding it to those she says visit regularly and add to her day. I’m honoured to have been chosen. I enjoy reading her down to earth blog. It was one if the earliest I read when I started blogging. I absolutely love the interaction when comments I make are acknowledged on a blog and she does just that. To me that’s the difference between just reading a book and getting to know the author and understand more of their perspective give on life.

So, I have to tell 7 facts about myself and then nominate 7 blogs for the award.

Here’s some lesser known facts about me.

1 Despite my intense fear of clowns I love going to the circus. I believe I have mastered the required amount of eye contact with them to discourage them from interacting with me. Having said that I always have sweaty palms when they are in the circus ring of wandering around ( the scariest time!!)

2 I love to sing-a-long loudly with the radio or CDs when in the car. If I’m a passenger I even get the opportunity to be animated in my actions .

3 I can never imagine myself having short hair. The thought scares me. I think this is because as a child I often had it fairly short.

4 I can’t remember the last time I had no nail polish on my finger and toe nails. Oh yes I can! It was the day I had my daughter (she’s 22 ) as it was compulsory in surgery. I was lucky when I had my son, there was no time for nurses to remove it .

5 I love watching TV shows like Dance Moms, Four Weddings, Wife Swap and Honey Boo Boo Child.

6 I believe ‘ghosts’ exist ( though I’m not really sure what they are exactly) and I’m convinced I have experienced them up close and personal….I have stories to stand your hair on end.

7 Despite having completed what was known as Home a Science ( or cooking ) to Year 12, completing it with an excellent grade, I LOATHE cooking and I burn a lot of things because I get sidetracked while I’m waiting for things to cook. I think I loathe it because it requires single tasking and I don’t do that well.

I’m nominating seven of my readers for this award that I have got to know through interacting with them both on my blog Β and their’s.








Now I’m off to let these people know of my having given them this award.

Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children with young families of their own, who always make me proud. I'm a wife, grandmother,friend, sister, a recently retired teacher and a beginning ukulele player. I love eating great food but am becoming interested in cooking. Love traveling around this great country in which I live and worldwide more recently. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

15 thoughts on “Thanks to Suz :)

  1. I hate clowns also, very freaky creatures. and yes ghost exist. Have you written about you’re ghost stories?

  2. Oh gosh, I hate clowns! And I admire your ability to keep your fingernails and toenails polished. I just gave up on my fingernails ages ago because the polish always peeled away; I try to keep my toenails polished, though.

    Also, I can’t cook, and at this point, I kind of refuse to learn. I mean, if I had to, I would cook. It’s not like I would starve. But it keeps me from getting roped into all those things the “girls” are supposed to do at holidays.

    Thanks for the nom…This’ll be fun to put together. πŸ™‚

    • I have problems with nail polish peeling off too. I use a Sally Hansen nail hardener underneath and a top coat on top and it gives me a day or two without peel. You have to be careful those cause some hardeners and polishes still contain formaldehyde. But that’s a personal choice, I think the jury is still out as to its danger in small quantities. πŸ™‚ I look forward now to reading your 7 facts about you πŸ™‚

  3. Have you tried a shellac manicure? πŸ™‚ They look beautiful and shiny and last a week (or two, if you’re not at school!). Only thing is once it does chip you have to wait until it all peels off!

    • I haven’t tried shellac . I had fake nails for ages but developed an allergy to the formaldehyde product used and my fingers swelled badly and itched for a few weeks. By the time they calmed down it was time for I fills again.

  4. Loved reading your list. We are very different in a lot of ways. I rarely use nail polish these days. I tried shellac and it looked wonderful but my nails break anyway (even with the shellac). It also took a few months for my nails to regrow with some measure of strength after I had it removed.
    I have a lot of ghost stories as well. Yep…they’re real. And I have short hair. Long hair was driving me mad πŸ˜‰
    Have a great evening πŸ™‚

  5. Thank you for the nomination. I need to finish another post and then I’ll get right on the rules for this one.

    Again, thanks! πŸ™‚

  6. Thanks for including me on your list – I too am freaked out by clowns. It’s all my cousins fault making me watch the movie IT when I was only 6 years old.

    • Ughhhh to watching that movie!!think I got my fear of clowns because when I wax little on Saturdays when my family went grocery shopping the store had a big clown that roamed the aisle. He had the hugest head and he seemed to be in every aisle when I was there. I think he may have given lollies out but all I remember for sure was he was so huge and scary

  7. Thank you for the nomination – I hope to get onto it as soon as possible. Hopefully before next year, lol. πŸ™‚ xx

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