The Versatile Blogger Award

So, I didn’t have any takers for The Bookshelf for today so decided to do one of the tag/awards that I’ve had sitting in my to do list for a while. The Bookshelf is an ongoing feature so if you’d like to take part, please do get in touch!

A huge thanks to James at This Is My Truth Now for the nomination. James has a really interesting blog so do pop over to visit if you aren’t a reader already his reviews, especially are well worth reading! So onto The Versatile Blogger Award bits and pieces…

The Rules

  • You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog! (Being kind)
  • Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination (passing the love, that was given)
  • Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice (At least)
  • Share 7 facts about yourself (being truthful)

My Facts

  • I’m a born and bred BrizzleLass, that’s Bristol Girl to those not familiar with our unique dialect!
  • When I was 11 I was an extra in a movie, it’s a shockingly bad film, probably the worst one Helen Mirren has made, however Helen Mirren was a lovely lady and to memory the first famous person I met!
  • I used to share a house with an actress (not famous), she had a part in Teachers, and we used to go to the pub with the cast of her show and Casualty including the now world famous Andrew Lincoln.
  • I am currently writing a non-fiction novel. It’s very tough as it’s about a lot of my life history, my mental health and how I’ve got to where I am. I spend most days considering quitting altogether. This is the first time I’ve openly said anything about it. I’m hoping by speaking up I will keep writing.
  • As a child I wanted to be a musician, I was a gifted musician, I played multiple instruments to a very high standard, I wrote orchestral music and had a skilled ear. My plan was to go to The Royal College of Music but my mental health and stress became a problem and I haven’t played anything since I was 16.
  • I can’t read multiple books at a time, I get really confused so have to finish one book before I start the next.
  • I spent a year living in Greece, I spoke conversational Greek but have now forgotten most of it, one of my very best friends is a girl I met there and we reconnected last year. I would move back to Greece in a heartbeat and have been looking for Greek language lessons for years but none of my local colleges run them!


I’m not nominating people, I’ve found with these things that people get nominated from lots of different angles and people who want to do them do regardless. So, if you fancy giving this a go please have at it! You are all fantastic bloggers, you know I love you all…I really do!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



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I'm BrizzleLass, I have Bipolar and have been dealing with mental illness in one form or another since childhood, I was first diagnosed with depression at nine. It's not easy speaking out about my experiences, some of them are extremely painful, but if I can help even one person then I have succeeded in sharing my story. This is where I talk about my mental health among other things that interest me. I enjoy walking, PlayStation, reading, heavy metal, and spending time with my Niece.

14 thoughts on “The Versatile Blogger Award”

  1. Great facts to share. So many to comment on… but I think the one I’d push to the top is the book you’re writing. Whether it never goes beyond you or it becomes a big seller, you must finish it. I believe it will give you peace of mind, strength and confidence on a multitude of layers. I told myself for 20 years I wanted to write a book, but finally took 3 months last fall to do it. And it feels amazing. Given yours is about you, it may help you flush out a lot of things in your head. So push yourself to complete it, even when it’s a little harder than you’d like. It’ll feel like your masterpiece at some point. 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much! I’ve had so many people tell me to write this that it feels like it needs to be written but I have no confidence in my ability to write a book. I am definitely flying by the seat of my pants with it!

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      1. Get a few chapters under your belt, so to speak. Edit them. See what you like and don’t like. Then just go for it… get all the thoughts out of your head and worry about the clean-up part later. It’s distracting you from what you want to say at first. You can do it!

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  2. So many fascinating facts, Andrew Lincoln jumps out as a fan girl moment for me! Do stick at your book, you have so much to share and I have always like reading your mental health posts which are done with such feeling.
    Let me settle in then I will give you a shout for a spot on The Bookshelf if you will have me 🙂 xx

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  3. You are just full of wonders! I love each interaction with you so much ❤ An extra? That is pretty nifty. I knew about Greece, I believe you mentioned it here on the blog before? I am not sure that I was aware that you are working on a full novel, although I can totally see it now. Happy Saturday Claire!

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    1. Haha! No the novel I’ve kept under wraps and until today a grand total of three people knew about it, but I really need a kick up the backside so I figure more people knowing is a good way of me not wanting to look bad by not finishing! 😂

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    1. Haha! I didn’t realise that auto correct! That’s really funny! Some people do spell it Brizzie Lass though with the i instead of an l which always makes me chuckle! It’s very common in our local dialect to refer to Bristol in this way!


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