The One Lovely Blog Award

I must confess to a little ignorance today. I was nominated for a “Lovely Blogger Award” a day or two ago, and again today, and I have only realised I have some obligations in receiving this award.

Crikey, I’m just an ordinary Aussie bloke writing about a journey I’m on to climb the world’s highest peaks, along with a few other yarns tossed in, just for a laugh.

To find that people actually enjoy reading about it, well that’s just the bees’ knees.

To all, thank you…

And I send my special thanks to both Haylee Slater and Deliberately Delicious for the recent nominations.

According to the rules, I am to thank the person who nominated me, so to these two wonderful ladies, once again, thank you.

And I’m to share seven things about myself, and then nominate fifteen blogs that I think are deserving of the One Lovely Blog Award, and to let them know!

Finding fifteen blogs to nominate was a tough one for me.

I read many stories, blogs on WordPress, many I find motivating and inspiring, others insightful, plenty that I get a good laugh out of, and many showcasing their part of the world through photography.

Would it be fair to single only fifteen out?

Then I moved on to the next part. I’m supposed to pick seven things about myself.

Geez, if I thought the other part was difficult, this was really going to put me to the test.

Only seven I thought?

Strewth, a bloke like me could go on forever once I got wound up, how was I supposed to pick only seven?

Anyway, I’ll give it a shot, and not in any particular order…

  • I’m part of a wonderful family comprising Janet, my partner, who was the literally girl-next door, and TomO, our wonderful son. Of course there is Milo, our four-year old Border collie, and JackO, our fourteen-year old Jack Russell terrier.
  • I try not to take myself or life too seriously, it is far too short to do that, right?
  • I am passionate about anything I do. Okay, my mates and close friends say obsessive, but if you are going to do something do it well I say. Mind you, that can be good, and bad, a bit ying and yang-ish. You know what I mean? It kind of depends on what you are actually doing.
  • I love adventure and will give most things a go at least once, and if you’re not thinking at some point in the adventure what the hell am I doing here, then the ante needs to be upped the next time around!
  • I love vegemite. Okay you don’t have to get this one, but my fear is the sun wouldn’t rise in the east and there’d be a pagan uprising if I didn’t have it for breakfast everyday. Yep 365 days a year! (For crying out loud, they eat Kippers for brekky in England, so give me a break on this one!)
  • Despite having a fairly happy go lucky approach to life, I do ensure that I manage the risks associated with any of my adventurous undertakings, eliminate as much as I can, and decide whether the balance is acceptable.
  • I live to the motto “Those that don’t think it can be done shouldn’t bother the person doing it”.  But don’t think I won’t take advice, for sure I do, but I just can’t bear armchair critics!

And in no particular order, people and blogs I enjoy reading. Each and everyone has made me think, have a laugh, and given me the opportunity to see a different perspective on the world through their eyes.

Take care out there, dream big, and if you’re dreams don’t scare you, then you ain’t dreamin’ big enough!

Cheers, The Landy…

11 thoughts on “The One Lovely Blog Award

  1. perthcyclist September 12, 2012 / 9:25 am

    I don’t think you can get much more Aussie mate, the son and pet’s names all end in ‘O’ and Vegemite for brekky 365 days of the year! 😉


    • The Landy September 12, 2012 / 10:44 am

      Yep, how good have we got it!


  2. sarahsdoodles September 12, 2012 / 7:57 am

    Thank you so much for the “One Lovely Blogger Award” nomination! I love reading your blog and love your perspective. Plus, you use the word “bloke” on a regular basis. What’s not to love about that? Keep postin’ and I’ll keep reading!


    • The Landy September 12, 2012 / 8:15 am

      Thank you…!

      And as I said, love you work also, I take inspiration from many of the stories I read on a daily basis!


  3. barbara grandberg September 12, 2012 / 6:19 am

    congrats and wooo hoooo on the nomination…well deserved…..need to find vegemite…will it go well with my marshmallow fluff?????


  4. megadearth September 12, 2012 / 6:14 am

    What a lovely note to wake up to, thanks for the nom! I will be checking out your other recommendations and doing my own in the next little while!


    • The Landy September 12, 2012 / 8:18 am

      A pleasure, I enjoy reading your story!


  5. austerpilot September 12, 2012 / 12:16 am

    Well deserved Landy and many many thanks for mentioning The Auster Diaries 🙂 very flattering and very much appreciated.


  6. shawnajom September 12, 2012 / 12:08 am

    Thank you for the nomination kind sir! You made my day! On another note…vegemite Landy??? I just googled this because I remember Jason who I met from your beautiful country loved it too, but I couldn’t remember what it was. It looks…interesting…though I can’t knock it if I haven’t tried it, right? 🙂


    • The Landy September 12, 2012 / 6:44 am

      You’re most welcome! And vegemite, it is salty, yeast based product that is as black as tar, and has the consistency of peanut butter… I’ve got to tell you, it is a staple in Australia, but that is because we get it from day one (almost). Experience says it is unique, and an acquired taste. Haven’t done a good job of selling it really. I tell you what, smear it on a steak and grill it…the best!


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