Last week I was dead chuffed, as the English might say, to receive a Stylish Blogger award, passed on by Gina from Art and Alfalfa. Thank you, Gina! Gina is a very talented artist and a thoroughly nice, as well as most impressive (go and check out her array of achievements), person. And when I’m grown up I would very much like my photographs to look like hers.
There are conditions attached to the award, however. One must first reveal seven things about oneself, and then pass on the award to ten other blogs.
As the first of these inexplicably provoked a mild stress attack, I am bending the rules somewhat (well, a lot, actually, but what else are rules good for?) and offering instead seven places I'd rather be / things I'd rather be doing right now.
1. Having breakfast in Cannes
|Cannes June 2009|
2. Enjoying a good book over wine and tapas in Seville
|Sevilla July 2010|
3. Swimming from beach to boat with collected stones and shells in Kefalonia
|Fiskardo, July 2007|
4. Cycling to the shops for dinner in Siena
|Tuscany August 2009|
5. Strolling the waterfront in Cape Town
|Cape Town April 2009|
|Gare de Lyons, Paris 2010|
7. Or even just chilling right here at home
(Could you guess that I am swamped with work right now and thoroughly sick of leaden skies and freezing temperatures?)
Selecting ten other blogs also proves tricky. How to define stylish? Do I know enough blogs, stylish or otherwise? I read different blogs for different reasons, not all of which have to do with stylishness. Some of my regulars are listed in the side bar, and I nominate and recommend all of these, as well as the following, which I've discovered more recently and which undoubtedly have style:
la pouyette und die dinge des lebens
mais qu'est-ce qu'on mange ce soir?