The Versatile Blogger Award for a Potter of Plain Muggle Stock

A big thank you to the lovely, talented NaomiBaltuck for bestowing upon me the Versatile Blogger Award.

She and I belong to a mutual admiration society. I love Naomi’s blog ‘Writing Between the Lines’ as it’s packed full of fascinating descriptions of places she visits, people she encounters, and snippets about her family, all of which she illustrates with her awesome photography.

The rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award.

  1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
  2. Include a link to their blog.
  3. Select (if you can) 15 other blogs/bloggers that you recently discovered or are following.
  4. Nominate those blogs for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  5. Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

My eyes are a little squiffy at the moment, following a cataract op, which limits my time on the computer just now, so please excuse me if I just nominate the following eight blogs for the Versatile Blogger Award, as selecting fifteen would send me cross-eyed.

ClownPonders (Clown Rhymes) for great poetry and song lyrics, and a regular interblog Poetry Challenge.

davidkanigan (Lead.Learn.Live) – Inspiration, ideas, and information, conveyed in  most entertaining and innovative ways.

marchsteinman (Anansi the Poet) – For transportation to weird places.

allaboutlemon – Accessible art and culture, plus various interblog challenges of a musical, photographic, or poetic kind.

roboticrhetoric (Robotic Rhetoric) – The author calls it a cheeky little blog. What more can I say?

graphitebunny (Graphite Bunny) – Poetry, flash, absurdist snapshots and humorous fiction.

marilynkaydennis (Splatter) – The author describes her blog as drips and drops of everyday life. I think they’re fascinating historical accounts of not-so-everyday life.

davefarmersblog (Dave Farmer) – Brilliant creative writing (a particular liking for zombies), interesting writing info/tips, and great photos.


Now for seven things about myself.

  1. Aged 3, I could read all of Angela Banner’s ‘Ant and Bee’ books.
  2. Aged 15, I got expelled from boarding school for carrying out a dare which was considered outrageous then, but nowadays would be viewed as fairly tame.
  3. My mother (now retired) was a top breeder of Basset Hounds and an international judge at dog shows, including Crufts.
  4. I used to be the only woman player in an otherwise male cricket team.
  5. Aged 19, I walked the South Downs Way – 100 miles from Winchester to Eastbourne – in a record two days, with just a three-hour sleepover in a haystack en route. The same year, in one day and one night, I completed the 44-mile Lyke Wake Walk across the Yorkshire Moors.
  6. My son was born one week early after a twenty-five minute labour involving four contractions and no pain.
  7. I once broke a window singing a high note in a piece by Benjamin Britten.

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

22 thoughts on “The Versatile Blogger Award for a Potter of Plain Muggle Stock”

    1. Hah – I’ll email you the details when I have a moment 😀
      Did you notice that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, so it’s your turn now to post seven amazing facts about yourself – if you so wish – and paste the lovely green award on your blog?


      1. I did indeed notice that I was nominated. I was thinking about amazing facts about myself. I got as far as did a degree in Electronic Music – I will get there!


  1. Congratulations my dear, you well deserved this award, and I love the 7 things about you. Thanks for sharing them with us.
    Thank you also for the sweet thought of you to nominate All About Lemon, I am really honored. So kindly accept my token of appreciation here:
    I’d post my proper acknowledgement of this award together with the rest of the recent awards that I also received at a later date. Thank you once again!
    Dolly xoxo


      1. …And reporting back from my visit…

        That was a worthwhile and entertaining excursion into the unknown. Anybody not in possession of a broomstick, please teleport via the link above into Anasi’s electrifying world:-)


      2. Be careful where you fly that thing; I’ve heard they’ve been been a target for muggle quidditch teams everywhere, now that the world championship is coming up.


  2. Wow, your life is far more interesting than mine, Sarah. Bloody fascinating (I hope that’s a true compliment)! I can’t imagine walking that far, but I’d be willing to give maybe a marathon length walk a try. And breaking a window with your voice. Triple wow.

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    1. I’m not sure my life is as interesting now, Leigh. Certainly walking that far would slay me these days. A two-hour walk is the most I can manage. As for breaking a window with my voice, my vocal range is still about 2.5 octaves, but it starts on a much lower note. No high B’s or C’s anymore! A definite mezzo, but one who can sing alto, or even tenor when required.


      1. I read of Freddie Mercury’s reputed 4-octave range and (as impressive as that is) that doesn’t strike to my heart as a nonmusician. It’s only when I really get into the nitty-gritty of talking to musicians and listening to (many different genres of) music, that that awe and wonderment are brought home to me. Music has brought me many of the transcendent moments of my life, and I sometimes wonder why I didn’t ‘go into music’. Anyway, guess that sounds kind of daft, but I am truly impressed by musicians who perfect their instrument, vocal or otherwise. For myself, I love to sing along and feel like I’m a pretty good mimic of nonoperatic female voices in general, but as for a capella, I’m probably pretty out-of-tune. I had a supervisor once who (said he) didn’t like music of any genre. I just could not wrap my head around that; I kind of felt he might have been without a soul or something.


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