Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Versatile Blogger Award

Last week writer Susie Kelly who blogs at No damn blog awarded me The Versatile Blogger Award, thank you Susie. I love popping into Susie’s blog as she has a great variety of musings on her life in France. She also always raises a smile in her many humorous books on a French travel theme, whether it is walking from La Rochelle to Geneva, driving around France in a campervan or cycling east from Versailles in the footsteps of Marie-Antoinette, Susie’s writing is always entertaining. To read my reviews on Susie's books please see Best Foot Forward, Travels With Tinkerbelle, The Valley of Heaven and Hell and Swallows and Robins.

The Versatile Blogger Award is a great way for bloggers to introduce and promote quality blogs that their followers might not otherwise discover. Here are four blogs I enjoy reading and would like to pass The Versatile Blogger Award onto.

First up is Andy Frazier’s Rantings from a French Farmhouse. Andy also writes humorous books about life in France, children’s books and some French travel guides, but it is his unique way of ranting on all that is wrong with the world that I find amusing. Not always politically correct, but makes me smile! You can see my reviews on two of Andy's books here.

Next is a new blog (less than a month old) written by my friend Pam who takes some beautiful pictures and shares them and snippets of her life in France on her blog PamelaJayne Photography.

The third blog is The Aliso Kitchen, written by Rachael who doesn’t live in France but loves to share her love of life and food. This is a busy blog, well worth a read as there is always lots going on, including Rachael’s personal Fat Kicking Year challenge, good luck Rachael.

My final selection is Mon Coeur est dans La Campagne, a blog I have only recently come across written by Delia. As my heart is also in the French countryside I enjoy reading about Delia’s life in Burgundy where she also has some top tips for those of you wanting to make the move to France.

In my little world blogging is a good thing, I enjoy putting my thoughts into words and there is no better feeling than when I get nice feedback from those who read them, thank you. I’m also a nosey person, so love to peek into the lives and minds of others who are happy to write about their life – Long live the BLOG and happy reading.


  1. Aw! Thank you so much for writing about me. The Aliso Kitchen is always a little crazy, but an incredibly fun project for me. :)

  2. Thank you so much for this award. I am quite touched as I am not sure I have ever won an award before - apart from owner who looks most like his dog, but not sure that counts - so I dont even have an acceptance speech ready.
    I am so glad you enjoy my belligerent rantings, long may they amuse.
    We must catch up again when I get back to France to compare courgettes!

    1. I've already bought the courgette seeds and can't wait to get sowing. Would be great to meet up again.

  3. Thank you so much for this award Jacqui I am thrilled, now need to work out the next step and stop! Still very new to all this and feels like a minefield out there in the world of blogging! I would love to pass it on but will have to follow a few more bloggers yet and maybe have some follow me to! Thanks ever so again :D Is there a "I have an award" boasting post ;) x

    1. That is the good thing about blogging Pam there are no set rules - your blog you make the rules, so if you want to do a boasting post, go ahead.


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