Bursting Back into Blogging

Talk about making an entrance … with a nomination like this it’s unavoidable!

Of course, the ONE LOVELY BLOG award does not come cheap and certain conditions need to be fulfilled:

We must -

1. Thank the person who honoured us and post their links.
2. Share 7 things about ourselves.
3. Nominate up to 15 other blogs for this honour.
 
The first is easy –  Thank you, Jen. You’re a very beautiful virtual friend and we feel greatly honoured to be chosen by you for this award. And to you, gentle readers, please head on over to Jennie’s spaces and enjoy the work of this talented artist and illustrator with a great blog here and a fabulous website here
 
Secondly, sharing 7 things about ourselves – 
1. We spent our honeymoon in Gunter Sachs’ apartment in Gstaad.  (And no, he wasn’t there too. We learned to work the coffee machine in the restaurant downstairs and were high on love and coffee the whole time.)
2. A gorilla paid for our boat.
3. We hit the millennium with $7 cash in our pocket and a zero balance to our bank account.  (We’re still here so we didn’t starve to death and now we’ll definitely be ready for the next turn of the century!)
4. We can claim royal connections: Pippa met the Queen (not Barry Humphries but Her Actual British Majesty and it was some time ago when the palace gave small-talk practice for a queening career by supplying citizens of the colonies as they could be relied upon to stand open-mouthed in the royal presence and not try to talk back) and the first woman ever to kiss Miles was the Duchess of Kent although there’s a slight possibility that his mother might have kissed him once, earlier, but he definitely remembers the royal smooch and he’s sticking with that as there’s no proof that his mother got in first.)
5. Miles was part of the work force building a spy satellite at a secret location in the Nevada Desert. Everyone working on the project was sworn to secrecy and threatened with court action for any disclosures. Dropping by a local Starbucks for a take-away coffee, the waitress said to him, “You’re not from around here … you must be working on that spy satellite out in the desert then.”
6. Paul McCartney asked if he could join Miles’ band but Miles said no, they already had a singer. (Not a serious misjudgement like Decca made, just a bit of banter in a London street.)
7. Our first art exhibition was on the side of the road and it was a sell-out. (We’ve never matched that in a gallery … must be a lesson in there somewhere!)
So, despite our Liz advising against name-dropping we’ve had a lovely time with it and we trust you’re really terribly impressed!
 
Finally, a difficult choice as there are so many lovely blogs out there, but we’ve chosen this baker’s dozen of our favourite lovelies to pass on the ONE LOVELY BLOG award to:
http://100swallows.wordpress.com
http://printandpattern.net
http://quirkyartist.wordpress.com
http://jhobson1987.wordpress.com
http://marinakanavaki.wordpress.com
http://jacobdegeling.com
http://markarmstrongillustration.wordpress.com
http://wightrabbit.wordpress.com
http://almofate.wordpress.com
http://roboticrhetoric.wordpress.com
http://garybuie01.wordpress.com
http://ridiculouslyinteresting.wordpress.com
http://chicquero.com
 

 

11 responses to “Bursting Back into Blogging

  1. Congrats and welcome back!!! Very well deserved award… and thank you very much for nominating me too! :-)

  2. Well l never! Studio Blue Sea, you are, as usual fantastic in every way. Your past is most interesting! I love your BLOGS. I love your marbling, your paintings, your lifestyle! You two are amazing, fantastic, incredible and of course, MOST talented!

  3. Congratulations on the lovely award, you sure really deserve it – and yes, we are really terribly impressed!
    I couldn’t believe what I was reading, that you included my blog in your amazing selection, it was such a wonderful surprise, I’m honoured! Thank you so much, I’ll be posting about it soon! :)

  4. A gorilla paid for our boat… I have to say that one’s gonna stick with me a lot longer than Her Majesty or His Majesty, aka, Sir Paul!

    (And Miles, you did the right thing by sending Paul packing. I heard him sing at the Olympics, he’d be no good to you… : )

    Welcome back, we’ve missed you, glad you’ve decided to burst back onto the scene with a flurry of wit, name-dropping, and outrageousness– we expected no less… : P

    I’m much too lazy to follow the rules for these awards, but I always accept anyway, thank you very much.

    However, I don’t mind sharing 7 things about myself, even though they pale beside your truly shocking revelations. Here they are:

    1. I worked on a golf course every summer while I was going to college. During that time, I raked about 23,160,457 sand traps. I still have sand between my toes… : (

    2. I love to watch hummingbirds at a feeder.

    3. I’m the oldest of 6 children. I have a brother and 4 sisters.

    4. I love rockabilly music, especially songs with an inspired guitar solo. Finding a cool solo that I’ve never heard before gives me a great deal of pleasure. No, I can’t explain it.

    5. I dislike modern stand-up comedy, but I’m usually the guy laughing the hardest when I go to see some old Noel Coward play on stage.

    6. I’m the world’s slowest eater.

    7. I worked as an extra in an old Robin Williams movie called Jumanji. I was one of many people being chased by a herd of computer-generated elephants that was inserted into the film later. All my scenes were cut. I’m convinced Robin Williams recognized my star potential, and saw me as a threat.

    Thanks again, rave on! : )

    • It’s great to learn these things about you and discover you’re just a normal, regular kind of guy with a bird fetish and no teeth who hasn’t washed his feet since his college days! Looking forward to catching up with your blog posts but first will look for a copy of Jumanji. Sounds a hoot and our imagination will put you right back in front of that elephant herd!

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  6. Thank you so much for nominating me ~ I’m honoured! it’s just the kickstart I need to get back into blogging after a lo-o-o-ng, lazy summer break. I love your shares ~ it’s great to get to know more about the people behind the words and artwork and you have both led full and interesting lives! :)

  7. Thank you so much for the nomination! Love the blog and i am honoured to be thought of in your nominations.

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