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Some time ago, May 8th, to be exact, Cheryl of “Red Teakettle”  generously bestowed a Kreative Blogger Award upon me, which I vowed to acknowledge…”soon.”  It’s five months later, but never let it be said that I don’t keep my promises.

Thank you very much, Cheryl!

I like Cheryl’s blog because it’s peaceful and ruminative, reflecting on tea and yoga.  She seems like a lovely person, and I’m so happy to have made her acquaintance through this medium.  Her red teakettle emblem with the motto, “Tea–Yoga–Unity,” is also very appealing.  Visit her blog and see for yourself:

Red Teakettle

The rules of the Kreative Blogger Award are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a link back to their blog
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Pass the award to 7 nominees

Seven things about me:

  1. I love coffee.
  2. I love chocolate.
  3. I’ve never been able to whistle, no matter how hard I try.
  4. I’m left handed.
  5. I prefer cars and trucks with manual transmissions.
  6. I enjoy needlework of every kind (right now, it’s knitting).
  7. I love technology, but prefer acoustic pianos.

Not that thrilling…

I admire the following blogs, but I think they already have the Kreative Blogger Award (or are not in that type of category), so in lieu of passing it on I’ll just render a précis:

Lorna’s Tearoom Delights

Lorna does a beautiful job of highlighting the charming small tearooms and bucolic wonders of Scotland.  Her posts are cozy, amusing, and she never takes herself seriously.

Writing from Scotland

Another enjoyable blog from Scotland, this one consists of sometimes thought-provoking and always engaging vignettes concerning the daily life of its author, Christine Laennec.   She’s also posted her own poetry, creative writing, and some interesting biographical narration.

The Naturephile

In his own words, Finn Holding created this blog to “share my encounters with local wildlife in and around Cambridge UK and on travels further afield.”  I’m not a scientist, but it seems to be very well-managed and accurate.  I like it because it reminds me of a time when I first discovered bird watching.  It was astonishing to witness the myriad winged creatures populating my own back yard!

Girl in a Food Frenzy

I don’t know how she does it!  Her description:

From Sydney-Australia, this site is dedicated to Girl in a Food Frenzy (aka Alice Lau) and her day-to-day antics from the kitchen at home to her most recent journey at school as a budding chef! From previous passions in costumes, theatre design & events to more recent ones, being passionfruit, cookies, dulce de leche & more!

She cooks, she goes to cooking school, she works as a costume designer…and she posts nearly every day!

My favorite part is that she makes intimidating dishes seem very accessible.

Cauldrons and Cupcakes

Another amazingly prolific blogger from Australia, Nicole Cody is… (from her “About” page):

,,, a psychic, metaphysical teacher, organic farmer, writer and lover of life. I’ve created this blog to share my musings, recipes and adventures.

Lest you are envisioning Ouija boards and crystal balls, Nicole’s psychic and metaphysical “musings” turn out to be practical and fun ways to improve one’s general state of being.

Gippsland Granny

The last of the Crocodile Dundee-like lady trio from Australia, is Gippsland Granny.  She posts about various things, cooking, sewing, needlework, football!, revamping her garden, trips and books she’s reading.

And finally…

Jane Austen’s World

This is a group contribution blog about everything Jane Austen.  I especially like the information about life in Regency England.  The posts are mostly quite academic, but there are the occasional young Colin Firth emerging from the pond in a damp white shirt interludes.