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”.
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- List the rules and display the award.
- Add 7 facts about yourself.
- Nominate 10 – 15 bloggers for the award, and comment on one of their posts to let them know.
7 Facts About Me
- 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.
- I translate for Twitter! And they give me a super cool badge on my profile, which I love.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
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.
If you have any recommendations for me, please do post links in the comments! I look forward to meeting your favourite blogs!