Thursday, 24 March 2011

Versatile Heart

It's beyond everything that I should be so lucky as to be nominated for an award. Especially by two very special followers in one day. Thank you to Athena and to Lottie for this nomination of 'The Versatile Blogger' Award. You two really are so sweet for this. I shall not forget it.

"The Rules:
1. Thank the person who loved you enough to bestow this gift
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Bestow this honor onto 10 newly discovered or followed bloggers who are fantastic in some way.
4. Drop by and let your ten new friends know you admire them.
Okay so here we go!"

Seven things?
1. I have loads of unburnt candles dotted around my room. I know I should burn them but I'm convinced that they are doing a perfectly good job of scenting the room without actually having to be burnt. My absolute favourite is sweet pear lily. It does for smell what the sun does for summer.

2. I am an irritatingly fast reader. It would be good to slow down, but I just find I can't stop once I get going. However, when it comes to people's names I struggle massively. Torn by not wanting to pronounce the name wrong but also wanting to seem impersonal. Which is slightly ironic as my own name isn't that easy to say. Whenever I meet someone new, or we had a new teacher in class the same line is rolled out; "It's Gaelic, pronounced like 'marry', as in a wedding."

3. I like to travel. Whether it is going across the world and back or simply taking a bus journey. Walking is always a good choice for clearing my head. Actually, usually my favourite part of the day is on the bus to and from the city.

4. My mp3 player is filled up with an eclectic mix of music, but I always find that solo piano pieces are mysteriously on repeat the most. I always want to put musical solos and showstoppers on there but resisting the temptation not to sing along out loud or weep at their emotive stories is too hard!

5. I consider myself as boring and more often than not a failure. This is very well reflected in these facts so far. Questions are far easier to answer. When I started writing this post I was convinced I couldn't do it. I hope there's maybe some personality in this post. Usually I seem to come across as whimsically lost and only capable of imagery.

6. I have had a job in retail for what seems like forever now. This year I got voted, by my co-workers, as 'Mrs Customer Service'. There's a little trophy and everything. I think I'm still in shock! At work it is actually in my contract for certain aesthetically pleasing customs. Such as flip flops to be worn in the summer (which I really don't like having to do) and big crazy hair and glitter worn on VIP nights. The picture on my profile is a bit misleading as my hair is naturally ginger and bird's nest like (i.e. curly). Typical Scottish heritage.

7. I like small, feminine tattoos and I'd really like to get one. But I'm a little too scared! A permanent mark needs much consideration. I'd want a little song bird, with a star overhead. It represents my training and freedom. The star, a reminder of the light. Maybe an anchor, that's totally my Dad. Or a tiny heart. To remind me of courage. I've liked this for a while (from TattooDesignIdea).

10 lovely people (in no particular order):
1. Revoltra - I'll follow her wherever she goes. She is so real and honest in her writing. Please do take a look.

2. Eva - the Snap-Thought project she's set up is really inspiring and more people should definitely see what it's all about.

3. Lucy - what she writes, you will relate to instantly.

4. Barry - no doubt nominated before, he knows how inspiring I find his many, many, many blogs. You won't be disappointed where the links take you. He is infinitely kind.

5. Lazzenia - her pictures are so beautiful, you'll wish you'd been there to see the moment captured.

6. Joanna - you'll be lost in a new kind of beauty.

7. Anon. - solace has never filled some one's words so fully.

8. Helen - I appreciate having her as a follower so much. I hope you'll find out why she's so special too.

9. Margg. - an expert in definition, eloquent in her production and far too humble.

10. Grey - rhetoric is plentiful here.

** I'd also really like to thank Peri for just being wonderful. All the time :)
But there are so many more of you to discover!


  1. Aww thank you for the honourable mention! <3

    See you DID get through it! And DAMN do I wish i could work where you work! I hate having the same boring uniform, hair under hat and steelcap shoes every day :( I do appreciate at at 6am on Saturday morning when it's just "throw it on and go" >.<

    My Mum has a simple linework dove on her shoulder that I think you'd like. I'll try to bribe her to let me take a photo for you. She's the one of the family whose into small, delicate pieces and not body-covering ink murals like the rest of us!

    I'm going to go stalk your nominees now. Have a blast of a weekend! <3

  2. I'm glad it made you happy :) I have candles too, except I burn mine because I love sitting in candle light. I also read extremly fast and love piano music. Have you heard of Ludovico Einaudi? His music is beautiful.

    My cold is still around unfortunatly, I have such a sore throat but I'm soildering on. It's really sunny at the moment, which is quite nice. I live on the south coast of England though so sunny = tourists :/ At least it's good for the resturant I work at haha.

    Hope you are well,

    all my love,
    -lottie ♥

  3. "I consider myself as boring and more often than not a failure..Usually I seem to come across as whimsically lost and only capable of imagery."

    We all have our self-perceptions but I promise you Mhairi, nothing could be farther from the truth. If it's not obvious by now I consider you one of the most captivating people I've met since I began blogging two years ago. You're like a book I can't put down, not easy to read but infinitely engaging. For someone who considers herself boring you'd be surprised if you truly realized how much you intrigue me. I think you're pretty amazing.

    Thank you so much for giving me this award! Expect to hear from me in more depth tomorrow.

  4. thank you, very much.

    you really do deserve this.

  5. Awww, can't believe I didn't see this until now. Been sick with the flu, so haven't been on the interwebz but getting back to it now.

    Thank you so much for those kind words. I've never been mentioned on someones blog like that before. This made an already good day better.

    And also. Congradulations on the nominations, you really did earn it. Your writing is beautiful.

  6. I work retail too, at Gap Inc. I'm not good at customer service though. haha.


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