Now, to keep this award, I must complete the following:
1) Say thanks and give a link to the presenter of the award. See above.☺
2) Share "ten honest things" about myself.
*1 As much as I hated school I loved Uni. I miss it. I want to go back. OK, I'm not wrapt in exams & essays & deadlines but I loved the exchange of ideas, the conversations, the books! The Books! Oh my! I could almost sell my soul for the Uni library.
*2 I travelled twice to Fiji as a child. I love the Fijian people. Blue skies, warm water, rain at night. It's the only place I actually go swimming. You know, get wet. In the sea.
*3 My family are *boaties*. I'm the only one who hates living on board a boat. The salt gets into everything. It makes me itch. When I itch I get grumpy & bad tempered. When I'm grumpy & bad tempered no~one wants to live with me.
*4 When I was a child I read nothing but fiction, preferably fantasy, often fairy tales. As an adult I rarely read anything but non~fiction: archaeology, history, theology & education. No I don't know why. When I do read fiction I tend to return to the children's books of my childhood. Bit like a kneading cat returning to kittenhood really. At least I don't drool.
*5 Dogs really like me. I don't really like dogs. I'm a cat person.
*6 I really like the mindless tasks of housekeeping: mopping floors, washing dishes, hanging out the washing. I can think of other things while I do those chores. I don't enjoy cooking & I can't successfully think of something else while I do it ~ which is why I so often burn meals. *sigh* I wish I could just winkle my nose & whoosh! a meal would appear.
*7 My favourite colour is any shade of bluey~green. It reminds me of water & distant hills & shade from the summer sun.
*8 I like walking in the rain & at night under the stars. I don't like the heat or wind. I like the country, can't stand being surrounded by concret & steel & the constant hum of traffic.
*9 I'm allergic to all sorts of stray things: red wine [gives me migraines], certain deoderants & perfumes [ditto], soap, nylon/rayon [gives me hives] & just about all the make~up on the market. I never doll myself up, always wear natural fabrics & avoid red wine like the plague.
*10 I know my saviour lives because He has told me so. The Lord has chosen to speak to me very, very clearly on a couple of occassins. I know it's not the usual way he does things but it sure removed any doubt in my mind. Yes, there is a God. Yes, God is love. Yes, he wants a personal relationship. If I could somehow manage it I would manage it so I could bask in the presence of God but that's not how it works in this world & I long for the day when I no longer have to look in a mirror darkly, but am face to face & can lose myself forever in His grace & love.
3) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.Well, I'm not home just now & I don't have huge numbers of readers. Nor do I read round lots & lots. It takes more time than I can honestly afford so I am going to leave this one open. I probably stretched the bonds of friendship enough last time. Everywhere I read regularly falls into these parameters so if you would like to play please leave a link so I can come read.
4) Tell those 7 people that they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving it.
If you add your name here consider yourslf informed! ☺