AWARD: One Lovely Blog Award

My very lovely friend, Mischenko over at Read, Rant, Rock & Roll nominated me for this one. She has a wonderful blog, I’m particularly partial to her Wednesday Breakfast and a Book posts, which is ridiculous as they just make me really hungry!


  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Share 7 facts about yourself
  3. Nominate 15 bloggers and inform them of the nomination

My Seven Facts

I don’t drink any caffeine at all. I used to be a caffeine addict, would drink coffee by the jug-full. But it made my anxiety worse, caused my migranes to get worse. So I stopped drinking it and haven’t touched caffeine in 12 years.


Staying on food related, I’m allergic to wheat, so eat a gluten free diet. It came on in my early thirties, I kept being rushed to hospital with anaphalaxsis and/or swelling in my joints that couldn’t be explained. A nutritionist suggested I cut gluten from my diet and I stop reacting. Two years ago, the diagnosis was confirmed, but I haven’t eaten wheat in five years now.


In the past two years I’ve lost 34kg and dropped 3 dress sizes. It’s taken a lot of effort and work, but I’m so pleased with the outcome. There’s still some way to go before I hit the weight I agreed with my Doctor when I started but I’m getting there. I would show before and after photo’s but I hated having my photo taken when I was at my biggest so there aren’t any.

I volunteer with a local mental health charity, I work with the communications team helping them with marketing that they haven’t been able to do before because of skills gaps, it’s really rewarding to know I’m able to use my professional skills for good.

I am the eldest of five siblings. We are a complicated family, I have one full sister, one half brother, and a step brother and sister. I am closest to my half brother, who is the youngest of the brood, but most like me. There are eight years between us. We also share a number of friends as well.

I love Halloween, I got married on Halloween, wore black and threw a halloween party as a wedding reception. Our wedding cake was covered in spiders as well. Halloween isn’t really done properly in the UK, but we do our best to keep up.

Contrary to popular belief, my favourite colour isn’t Black, it’s actually Orange. I just prefer to wear Black.

My Nominees

  1. Claire @ Art and Soul
  2. Suzanne Rogerson
  3. Susan @ Books From Dusk TIll Dawn
  4. Caryl @ Mrs Bloggs’ Books
  5. Kristin @ Kristin’s Novel Cafe
  6. Terry Tyler
  7. Barbara @ Book Club Mom
  8. Book Inspector
  9. Patty @ Moohnshine’s Corner
  10. Lorraine @ The Book Review Cafe
  11. Ronnie Turner
  12. Amanda @ My Bookish Blogspot
  13. Kate @ Bibliophile Book Club
  14. Tracy @ Postcard Reviews
  15. Abby @ Anne Bonny Book Reviews

As always no pressure to take part.

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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.

18 thoughts on “AWARD: One Lovely Blog Award”

  1. Congratulations! Halloween is a favorite holiday by quite a few people in the blogosphere! I like candy corn but that’s about the extent of Halloween for me, lol. Your wedding sounds like it was the event of the century! I hardly drink caffeine ever. I’ll occasionally drink tea now and then but I was never a coffee person. Your volunteer job is so heart warming! Thanks for sharing a little bit about you with us. 🙂

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  2. Thanks for tagging me. I have taken the whole summer hols off blogging to focus on writing and spend days out with the kids, but I’ll try and remember to take part in this. I loved hearing about your wedding and told my daughter all about it as she loves Halloween! I could picture her wedding like that, if she ever gets past the I hate boys stage!

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