Well This One Took Me By Surprise ……….



very inspiring blogger award

I want to say a huge thank you to A Worried Student for this nomination, especially given the title of Inspiring!! The most I ever seem to inspire is deep sighs from my geniuses, who do not, ever, at any time, find me in the least bit funny. Actually, that only inspires me to annoy them even more!!

So here we go, seven facts about me.

  1. I can’t sing. I really can’t!! I sing all the time, at the top of my voice, but I defy anyone to actually recognise what I am singing!! It is a talent I inherited from Fragrant Mother, everything she sings sounds like the theme tune from Kojak. And that wasn’t great!! My brother sings like an angel. I have longer legs!!
  2. As a child,I used to tear off small bits of paper from whatever I was reading at the time. My father got so annoyed by this, he made me eat a paper sandwich. It cured me.
  3. I still have dreadful nightmares. I haven’t learnt to navigate my dreams, and frequently wake up completely terrified. I also sleep walk.
  4. I have virtually no sense of smell. I have odd days when I have big whiffs of things, but most of the time I have nothing. My sense of taste is not affected by this, if anything it is enhanced. I am almost obsessive about personal hygiene as a result.
  5. I love swimming, particularly in the sea. I would quite happily spend hours in the water, and frequently end up pruney!!
  6. As a teenager, I was quite often mistaken for Hazel O’Connor. One bloke got really angry with me one night because I wouldn’t admit to being her!! I didn’t mind that comparison, I wasn’t so keen on Princess Anne!!
  7. I have always wanted to be call Tabitha!! I may yet change my name. I fully intended naming my youngest child Tabitha. He turned out to be a boy. Even I am not that cruel a mother!!

So here are my seven bloggers that I have found inspiring.

  1. Dandelion Fuzz
  2. I Shit You Knot
  3. Hugh’s Views and News
  4. Meredith’s Musings
  5. The Chocolate Teapot
  6. To Search and to Find
  7. The Relative Cartographer

And the all important rules!!

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Add the Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.
  3. Share 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate a list of bloggers that inspire you.
  5. Include this set of rules.
  6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.

 Hasta luego!!!


About Thewitch

Nikki is a half centenarian, an eternal teenager, and mother of four geniuses. In her previous incarnation, she was a famous Parisian courtesan, and witch, thus explaining her habit of talking to the moon in french. Due to her inability to control her thought/speech processes, she writes about life, love, laughter and anything else that happens to spill out. Those of a strong constitution can read more on her About page.

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    • Not sure to be honest Meredith, but as most of the people I mentioned are on the course I thought I’d tag it. It is going to be so strange now its come to an end, won’t quite seem the same!


  1. Two things in common! I ate paper as a kid. Serious paper eating I kid you not. My mom gave me more and well the paper hunger eventually wore off. And I sleep walked and talked a lot. The sleep talking bit still pops up occasionally. And yeah, well done:D! You deserve it to say the least:)


    • Thank you so much!! My daughter did it as well!! She would sit happily in her pram for ages if I gave her a serviette to eat!! Dreadful mother!! 😀


  2. Thank you so much for the nomination, Nikki! This made my day . I’m not feeling well while trying to indulge myself in a pity party. Time to get out of my own head and look around! I’ve got nominating to do! Thank you!! My middle child, K, sleep walks- he tried to break out of a hotel room on vacation once while sleepwalking when he was about 12- scared the living daylights out of me and I didn’t rest for the remainder of the trip. And I have always adored the name Tabitha!


  3. You deserve it!! I once walked in to the dining room when my parents were holding a dinner party, weed in the corner of the room and walked out again!! Glad you like Tabitha too, most people roll there eyes when I am enthusing about the name!! 😀

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  4. My niece is called Tabitha, I also have one called Maltida (same sister). Thanks for the nomination. Yours is well deserved as you always inspire me 🙂


  5. OMG! Another award for me? Are you sure? I’m going to have to hire someone to come in and dust them for me Nikki and I may have to buy a new cabinet to fit them all in. Thank you so much for the nomination. I’m glad you can’t sing, because neither can I…..and I’m Welsh!


    • Hahahah!! Then you have absolutely no excuse!! I know what should come out, I actually have a good ear, and can play instrument., But I cannot get that damn voice to play!! I blame it on my busted nose!! Get listing, buster!! 😀


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    • Thank you!!! It has been such an amazing experience, and I am so delighted to have met so many incredible people!! Let’s all keep going at this pace and stay in touch!!! Well done you too!! Next challenge, here we come!! 😀


      • 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind words!
        Meredith is doing a follow up challenge, You can find her on the Blogging U 101 page, if you are interested.


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