Versatile Blogger Award again, thanks Spencer!

Versatile Blogger Award

Recently, two blogs have been so kind to nominate this blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. After Piazza della Carina (my reaction to that nomination is here), now the nomination by Spencer Angel.

Thank you, and all the best for your fine blog!

Here are the rules of the Versatile Blogger Award:

1. In a post on your blog, nominate 10 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award; and link to them. 2. In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award. 3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog. 4. In the same post, share 10 completely random pieces of information about yourself. 5. In the same post, include this set of rules. 6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

I have nominated the following 10 blogs:

1 Manon Kubler from Spain
2 afternoon popcorn snack
3 People, Places and Bling!
4 Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast
5 Free Tag Zone – Inventaire de l’éphémère
6 onlinedatingjournal
7 Travel . Culture . Food
8 X-Ray Spectator
9 Coco J. Ginger Says
10 rodposse

And here are ten random pieces of information about myself:

1 I have often seen house sparrows around where I used to live, but I don’t see them where I live now.
2 Swifts used to nest in a building close to me. Unfortunately, when that building was renovated, the swifts lost their nesting opportunities.
3 I often hear blackbirds and song thrushes sing from my home.
4 I often hear a chaffinch as well.
5 Sometimes, I hear a dunnock sing (not so often).
6 A few years ago, a woodcock collided against a building close to where I live, and died. I brought it to the natural history museum, where it presumably still is.
7 Sometimes, bats fly close to my home (probably common pipistrelle bats).
8 Mute swans, and occasionally a black swan or a Canada goose, swim on the river close to my home.
9 I often hear lesser black-backed gulls, nesting on roofs not far away.
10 Probably, jays nest in dense foliage opposite my window.

Versatile Blogger Award, thanks intergenerational!

Versatile Blogger award

Intergenerational, of the beautiful blog My Botanical Garden, was so kind to nominate this blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you so much, and good luck with your blogging!

(The rules are indeed versatile, they changed a bit since the last time I got that award. They still, correctly, include thanking the blogger who nominated you, and notifying the bloggers whom you nominate).

According to the rules here are 15 blogs which I recommend for the award:

1) MoonLightened Way

2) Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors

3) ATA MOTEK, a Romanian blog

4) Rodposse from Greece

5) marina kanavaki in Greece

6) Musings on Nature & Items of Interest in the USA

7) kofegeek

8) Tracie Louise Photography

9) schtiel in Romania

10) Female Humans, by Neha Mendiratta Khullar in India

11) Staatsbosbeheer Texel, about nature reserves on a beautiful island in the Netherlands

12) Keelan Foley from Ireland

13) 1001 Scribbles

14) The Trail

15) Culture Design

And now 7 things about me; 7 places which I like:

1) Cacela Velha in Portugal

2) Tendaba in Gambia

3) Kaiser mountains in Suriname

4) Baboensanti in Suriname

5) Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

6) Groene Jonker nature reserve in the Netherlands

7) Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve in the Netherlands

If you’ve received the award previously, then know I feel you deserve another one. Congratulations!

The rules of the award are:

1) Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
2) Share 7 things about yourself.
3) Pass the award on to 15 more bloggers.
4) Contact the bloggers you’ve chosen to let them know that they’ve been selected.