Monday, March 24, 2014

Versatile Blogger Award

A big thank you to Nymphaea of The Doll Barn for the nomination for The Versatile Blogger Award!

This award involves sharing random facts about one's self, so here are mine:
  • My snack food reviews of my new city:  I miss the unglazed cake doughnuts that are common in Canada but not so here in the USA (or at least in the DC metro), but I was thrilled to discover that you can buy Speculoos at regular grocery stores which are very hard to find in Canada (or at least in Toronto, Hamilton and Calgary). They're branded either Biscoff or "European Coffee Biscuits" but the recipe is the same.  And Speculoos Pasta is called "European Cookie Butter" here.
  • I've taught rabbits to play fetch.
  • I recently took a beginning crochet class, and did so poorly on my first project that the instructor was baffled at how I'm managed to create such a messy blob (luckily week 2 I turned things around).
  • I work from home 95% of the time and use a rotating series of VPNs, which means that I may appear on your stats list from 2 different countries and 5 different cities without leaving my desk. 
  • I have 4 valid passports.
  • My dresser mirror came out of its frame during this last move - but since the glass itself didn't break, I can't decide if that means bad luck or not. ;)
  • All of my dolls appear to have survived the move, but a couple of figure stands did not.  And  the weather change has causes a couple of BJD faceups to flake.

The nominations have been making the rounds of quite a few of the blogs I follow, so there will be some repeats here, but I'd pass the nomination along to:

Traci at A wild review appears!
Gwen at A Peek Into the Pantry
MCooper at Up to My Eyeballs in Dolls 
aprilperlowski at Of Dolls  
Barb the Evil Genius at My Little Doll Corner
Mako-chan at Jupiter's Closet  
Ms. Leo at I-Luv-Dolls
And all the folks I'm following on wordpress - my list just somehow reset itself, so imagine that they're on here as well.  I'm going to have to hunt them all down again!

Thanks again Nymphaea!


  1. I love your random facts, they are funny and interesting :-). Here in Belgium Speculoos Pasta was the winner of an invention contest on television years ago, it still sells very well. I hope the crocheting is going well, are you going to make doll clothes?

    1. Once I improve a bit on the crocheting, I do hope to make doll clothes - it may take me a while to get there though! ;)

  2. Cake doughnuts are easy to get around here in northeast Ohio. I have the feeling eating habits might be different here in flyover country. :)

    Thank you for the nomination! I'll put something up tomorrow.

    1. Fun, can't wait to read yours! :)

  3. You are quite the traveler! I have one passport and just this year decided not to renew. It only got stamped one time anyway, lol.

    What did the rabbits fetch?

    Thank you for nominating me!

    1. The rabbits usually fetched a little wooden carrot (and in the case of my childhood pet, a plastic toy gun). Rabbits are actually a lot more dog-like than people thing! :)

      I'd like to say I'm a traveller due to an adventurous nature, but really it's 80% family-related. That's what happens when you're a multinational immigrant (married to another multinational immigrant from a different set of countries) and now being an ex-pat as well. Every time a cousin gets married or an elderly relative passes I'm off to a different country!

  4. Hi and thanks for nominating me! I will be following through soon.

    1. Looking forward to reading it! :)

  5. Exciting! I'll do this one tomorrow night!

    1. Fun! Looking forward to reading yours! :)