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A Lovely Suprise! June 9, 2012

Filed under: The Ramblings — Gemma @ 11:39 am
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So yesterday I woke up to the wonderful surprise of finding that one of my lovely followers had bestowed me with the ‘One Lovely Blog’ Award, which absolutely made my day! :) I have been blogging for about 2 1/2 months now, and I never expected such a lovely gesture from someone so quickly or to have so many wonderful readers!

With receiving this award, there is a few rules to follow:

1) Thank the person who nominated you and link them in your post.

2) Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself.

3) Nominate 15 or so bloggers that you admire

4) Link them and notify them to congratulate them!

So firstly a big thanks to the lovely lots ’bout nothin (a blog full of wonderful reviews, funny rants and daily musings :)) for sending me this award, I am glad you too were nominated for the ‘One Lovely Blog’, you definitely deserve it! Your posts are always very entertaining to read and I really enjoy chatting to you :)

Secondly, seven unknown facts about me:

1) I love Elvis Presley. Honestly, you can’t listen to his songs without wanting to dance around and sing along :D

2) I attended one of the most feral schools in South Australia. And the sad thing is, I’m not even joking! It was ranked the third worst school in SA due to weekly punch ups, bad grades and feral students. It is actually a miracle and a half that I came out of there normal :P

3) I am absolutely fascinated with old Egyptian history, the good, the bad and even the ugly. I have probably done about 8 projects on it throughout my schooling life. Did you know that before they mummified someone, they would pull out the deceased persons brains through their nose by shoving a great big hook up their nostril? Well, now you do . . .  gross right? :D

4) I used to go for Port Adelaide Power in the AFL. OH THE SHAME! D: Needless to say I was not a very loyal supporter . . . Richmond Tigers FTW! :D

5) One of the most significant pets I have owned throughout my lifetime was a beautiful cat named Foster. I will never forget my pudgey little cat that held me up and kept me going through the worst times of my life. My life was blessed to be touched by such a wonderful little soul <3 :)

6) My two greatest fears are spiders and small spaces. Put both together and you will have a very very unhappy Gemma :)

7) You know those awesome dreams people talk about where they can fly? Yeah, I never have those. I either have wings or the ability to fly, but when I try to fly I can’t ever actually get off the ground! Stupid sadistic brain! :P

And thirdly, the great bloggers that I am excited to present this award to! :D

1. Sezpets

A great blog for all you pet lovers out there! From Onslow the Newfoundland to Harry and Oscar the Eclectus parrots, Sarah blogs about the daily life of her wonderful pet family! Which I am hoping to meet one day as Sarah and I volunteer at Adelaide Zoo and study Animal Behaviour together at Uni :)

2. Bassa’s Blog

The refreshing musings of a gorgeous Caucasian Shepard dog and her life with the tall person and her pet cat Barnaby :)

3. Blogs-Of-A-Bookaholic

Book nerds, heed this call! A great blog about everything books and some wonderful personal posts from the author! Plus she is absolutely lovely :)

4. Puella cum Cultello

I absolutely love this blog! Ever since becoming obsessed with Scrubs, the notion of what it is really like for doctors and surgeons in hospitals has intrigued me. A surgeon in training describing what it is really like working in a job that can present heartwarming to heartbreaking cases within a few hours of each other.

5. planettwentytwo

All sorts of fun bits and pieces that always make for a great read :)

6. Brown Eyes and Green Bees

As described on her blog, ‘The ramblings, musings and rants of B’, an intriguing blog with great personal posts, and yet another lovely lady that I enjoy chatting to :)

7. Cuter Than E.coli

Awesome geeky fun!

8. Rambling Thoughts Of A Bored Soul

A wonderful blog whose musings make you really think about the world :)

Simply, all of these blogs are fantastic :) Thankyou all for being so awesome :D

Now to return to the joy that is studying (I can’t wait for these damn exams to be over!), stay tuned for more procrastinatory posts :D

 

25 Responses to “A Lovely Suprise!”

  1. vinprabhu92 Says:

    Reblogged this on Rambling Thoughts Of A Bored Soul and commented:
    I’m honored to know that there are beautiful people out there who actually bother reading my posts and find them to be fascinating! :)
    Thank you Gemma, my first ever follower on WordPress!

  2. Sarah Gould Says:

    Thanks Gemma :) I’ve already written my 7 facts and nominated other blogs http://sezpets.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/one-lovely-blog-award/
    Feel free to invite yourself over to meet my animals!

  3. Bassas Blog Says:

    Congratulations Gemma. I had not realized that you had only been blogging for a sort while. I remember when I received my first blogging award – I was so excited! I read your unknown facts and was interested to hear that you like ancient Egyptian history – tall person likes that too! Thank you so much for including Bassa’s Blog in your nominations.I will prepare an award post and send you a link :)

    • Gemma Says:

      Thankyou Bassa! :) I was very excited to, and I love being able to nominate my own favourite blogs in return! :) Egypt is the best, your tall person has good taste in history! :) Though in that day and age Barnaby may have gotten the silly idea that you were his pet instead of him being yours as the Egyptians worshipped cats hehe :P You are more than welcome my lovely! :D

  4. planettwentytwo Says:

    Congratulations on your award and thank you for mine!
    You deserve it. :)

  5. That’s so lovely of you to say! I never thought somebody would actually be entertained by my blog, because I thought my life is pretty boring haha :-D so yeah, thanks! :-D

    • Gemma Says:

      You are welcome my dear, I love reading your blog! :D And thankyou so much for nominating me with this award in the first place, it made my day! :D

      • Oh no, you were the first one popping up in my head when I saw the rules! :-D so go on like that, I really enjoy reading your blog! :-) And I’m happy I made your day :-D

      • Gemma Says:

        Aw you’re so sweet! ^_^ Haha don’t worry, I will continue to rant and rave as per usual, its what I’m best at :P

  6. B Says:

    Congratulations and thank you so much. Great recommendations that I’ll be checking out and I completely share your fear of spiders, any spider bigger than my fingernail will mean I won’t be entering that room until it’s been removed by a brave hero! Makes it awkward when it’s the kitchen and I’m craving cheesecake…:)

    • Gemma Says:

      You are welcome love! :) Haha I think thats when I start getting freaked out by them too, even the ones on the smaller side still give me the creeps :P My boyfriend always comes to this shrieking damsels rescue, it sucks when he isn’t home and there is a huge ass huntsman making itself cosy in the bedroom! /dies a little inside :P

      • B Says:

        I feel your pain, I think it’s all the legs that get to me. No creature should have so many legs! Hahaha! Also, I just googled Huntsman Spider and almost cried. I think if I ever encountered a spider that big I would have a heart attack. I’ve come out in a cold sweat just thinking about it…

      • Gemma Says:

        Or that many eyes! :P Yeah they are very common down here in South Australia, which makes my life a horror movie :P Especially when one has crawled onto you :S Don’t even get me started on the bird eating spiders in Queensland that can get up to about the size of a dinner plate . . . . . God Bless bloody Australia and its ‘lovely’ creatures :P

  7. beckyday6 Says:

    Congratulations! Thank you so much for the kind words, I’m so happy you enjoy reading my blog! :) I will definitely be checking out all of the bloggers on this list.

    Good luck with the revising! That’s actually what I’m supposed to be doing right now..

    • Gemma Says:

      Thankyou, and you are more than welcome lovely, I love your blog! :) Definately do, they all have such interesting blogs! :) Hehe thanks, I am meant to be studying about worms at the moment for an animal class, needless to say they are far too boring and thats why I’m here :P Do you have much you have to revise for? :)

      • beckyday6 Says:

        Hahaa worms? Blimey, no wonder your procrastinating hehe. :)
        I have two exams to revise for and yes there is quite a lot to learn. Although it’s not University level so I imagine yours is much worse! I’m currently looking at cross cultural differences in gender which until about a minute ago I though was the most boring topic….but compared to worms….it almost seems interesting hehe. :)

      • Gemma Says:

        Hahaha definately sounds MUCH more interesting to worms! :P Swapsies? :P It also doesn’t help that they gross me out beyond belief, ever since we had to field work where we had to search through bits of coral off of a jetty pylon, and there was 290723589067328936598236578 worms that we found and had to identify (all of which were disgusting, some even had tentacles :S) I really havn’t been too enthused about them :P

      • beckyday6 Says:

        Haha errrr….you know I think I’ll stick with the one I’ve got actually! Haha :)

        Ick that sounds so horrible! Bleeugh. I’d never even considered the fact that there are actually different types of worms! I mean…I never thought about it, but it makes sense. Bless you, I can just imagine it now, you sitting there with a huge pile of worms with a horrified expression on your face. :L

      • Gemma Says:

        Damn, it was worth a shot :P Hahaha I think thats exactly what I was like, lets hope I never EVER have to do it again! :)

  8. Thanks Gemma! Much appreciated, but not especially deserved I suspect. http://puellacumcultello.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/no-really/

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