The Snow and I Are Not Talking! :P

21 01 2013

Don’t get me wrong, I usually love snow. It brings back happy memories of childhood, of snowball fights and snowmen and jumping with both feet into and out of patches of undisturbed virgin snow. Only I love horses more, and it’s led to my not being allowed to see them this evening. I suspect this is down to the unavailability of the instructors rather than the horses, especially since my school has a heated indoor arena and even the outdoor arena is both covered and enclosed. Very disappointing! I thought that here in Yorkshire, people manned up and got on with it when weather happened!

In other news, I am honoured to have been nominated not once, but twice for the Versatile Blog Award by the ever charming Mellchan and Sparrowgrass! I’m duly flattered, of course, although I’m not sure how deserving I am since all I blog about here is horses, which is not exactly versatile! Heh.

Anyway, now apparently I have to do the following:

•Display the Award Certificate on your website
•Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
•Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
•Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post
•Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Okay. Seven interesting things about myself (well, that I think are interesting, anyway):

  1. I was named by my brother after Carrie Fisher for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars trilogy, because my parents were arguing over what to name me.
  2. I have always loved animals, and did my work experience when I was at high school in a zoo. Out of all the animals I came into contact with there, the penguins were my favourite.
  3. My first attempt to go to university was to study video games design, in spite of having taken A-Levels in history, politics and classical civilisations. It was actually really boring and I dropped out after one year.
  4. I used to be intensely arachnophobic, but I gradually overcame my fear of spiders and I now think that they’re awesome creatures.
  5. I also used to be scared of fire. I overcame this by walking over hot coals at an event organised by the dojo where I practised Aikido at that time.
  6. I have a hereditary skin condition – keratosis pilaris – which apparently suggests I may be of Celtic descent. It disappoints me that I didn’t get the associated red hair and milky-white complexion.
  7. I studied the tea ceremony during my time in Japan as one of my formal modules in both semesters, and have therefore been trained to perform a ceremony. Actually, I love green tea and probably drink about two litres of it over the course of a normal day.

The fifteen blogs I would like to nominate are:

And for those not on WordPress: (I have one of her T-shirts!)

… And I’m all out of ideas. Heh.




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