One Lovely Blog Award

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So many thanks to Annie for my nomination, I’m honoured! I can’t recommend her blog enough – she writes all sorts of poetry and stories, and I thoroughly enjoy reading her! Take a look at one of my personal favourites “Looking Out”.

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. List the rules and display the award.
  3. Add 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 10 – 15 bloggers for the award, and comment on one of their posts to let them know.

7 Facts About Me

  1. I’m a French Literature student with a big love for Baudelaire. I normally don’t recommend reading poetry in translation, but I recently stumbled across this amazing website which lets you read multiple translations at a time, so you get a really well-rounded feel for the original poem. It’s SO worth it, do check it out.
  2. I translate for Twitter! And they give me a super cool badge on my profile, which I love.
  3. My go-to book recommendation John Irving’s The Hotel New Hampshire. If you haven’t read it yet, What are you waiting for? It’s the most relatable and quotable novel I’ve read in a long time, with a hugely immersive reality, and some unforgettable characters. And if you still need convincing, here’s one of my favourite reviews of it.
  4. I have a BIG thing for tea. Tea with milk, tea with sugar, tea with flowers … tea with spices, tea with herbs … sometimes I think I should write a poem about it, but then I remember Carol Ann Duffy already did. It’s in her collection Rapture, it’s well worth a read.
  5. I am somewhat infatuated with scuba diving. I was lucky enough to spend a month diving in Italy this summer, and fell head-over-heels in love with the fish, and the under-water-flying, and the whole lifestyle. It was undeniably one of the best months of my life, and I hope to spend many more that way!
  6. I like running. Sometimes. Running a marathon is on my bucket list, and when I cross that off, I’m putting an IronMan on there. I never much enjoyed sports growing up, but I thrive on the personal challenge of it, and I love the fact that there are no final milestones – whatever you achieve in running, you can always push yourself further.
  7. I spent a year living in Paris and became something of a croissant-snob. Nothing will ever taste as good as those soft, buttery, hot-from-the-oven fairytales that my bakery did. I used to get up early on a Saturday on purpose just to get one from the first batch.

My Nominees

Whether they choose to participate or not, these people deserve to know how much I appreciate reading their blogs, so do give them a read! They’re so very worth your time.

Dry-humping Parnassus
Of Thoughts And Words
Who Needs Shoes
Ivy’s Somewhere
Away In Neverland
Commas + Karma
Dream By Day
Brian Bilston’s Poetry Laboetry

If you have any recommendations for me, please do post links in the comments! I look forward to meeting your favourite blogs!



  1. Annie · October 25, 2015

    Very interesting facts about you! I agree with you on the Parisian croissants. My hubby and I were holidaying in Paris many years ago, and I can still remember enjoying croissant breakfast along Champs Élysées. Croissant and coffee. Marvellous!
    And thank you for sharing the poetry translation website.

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    • Emtage · October 25, 2015

      Marvellous indeed! I may have to go back there just for the breakfast …

      I’m glad to! I was so surprised to find it myself, it’s such a good resource for anyone who wants to read Baudelaire – francophone or not!

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