The Penable awards I – III

A few months ago I was nominated for The Penable Award by some fantastic bloggers, as follows:-

Three Latvians, Aiva, Ericeira and Valters, currently living in Sligo on Ireland’s West Coast, together make up Our Crossings. The trio met many years ago and created the travel blog to log their outdoor adventures, failures and triumphs. They’ve visited over 30 countries and 90+ cities, many of them several times, and hence are veritable fountains of knowledge.

Writer Laleh Chini whose book Climbing Over Grit is a Canada Book Award Winner. Her blog A Voice from Iran is all about sharing stories from Iran and all around the world, Iranian history, culture, myths, and legends. She likes to share things that interest her, what it was like to grow up in Iran in the early 20th century, as well as what it’s like to live in Iran.

Lastly, Wild at Heart a slightly crazy 20 something year old who shares her navigation through this uncertain and mysterious world with us on her blog Wild Scared Crazy.

Now, please check out their blogs and give them some further encouragement.

The Penable Award and Nominees

Wild at Heart advises that this particular award is given to really special people with incredible writing skills such as authors, poets, story writers, inspiring people or those with just a great blog.

If you fall into one of the above categories, why not give this award a go. Tell us more about those writing skills and answer any three questions from the six below.

My writing talent

After spending years of writing reports, largely financial, it’s now with some relief that I can write about anything I like. What started as a blog about my cycling has morphed into one that covers all of my interests: sport, cookery, photography, travel, architecture, art and life with my beloved husband of over 40 years. I hope to inform and amuse!

Our Crossings sadly deleted their award posts before I had gotten around to responding! But here are the questions from the other two bloggers:-

Laleh’s Questions 

1. Where would your next travel destination be?

During the pandemic I’m much enjoying a staycation which is pretty easy given I live in a lovely part of God’s earth, the French Riviera. Next year, I’m hoping to go a bit further afield and satisfy a long held ambition to undertake a tour around Italy and Sicily. With any luck, I’ll also visit the Basque Country, but nothing further afield.

2. Which season is your favourite?

Summer’s my favourite although I love living here all year round.

3. What colour gives you peace?

I find green a very calming colour providing it’s not too vivid.

Wild at Heart’s questions

1. Where do you find freedom?

I’ve probably filed it under “F.” I jest. Freedom generally means the ability to act or change without constraint. I have that, I don’t need to go looking for it.

2. What’s your favourite genre of books?

TBH it depends on my mood. I love reading cookery books, about historical events, thrillers, biographies, books about sport, books about architecture, great stories, poetry………..

3. How do you feel when you sit down each day to write?

I don’t write every day – thank heavens for scheduling! However, when I do sit down, I enjoy the process of writing (and editing).

The Rules (if you receive this award)

1. Tag your post with the #penableaward

2. Display the Penable award logo (above) on your post and follow Penable if you haven’t already

3. Thank the person that nominated you

4. Tell us what your writing talent is

5. Answer three questions that you have been asked

6. Nominate three inspiring people for this award.

7. Let them know of their nomination by commenting on their most recent post with the news, including the logo in your comments

8. Give them three new questions to answer!

45 thoughts on “The Penable awards I – III

  1. Congratulations on all those nominations! The French Riviera is supposed to be beautiful so that will be something to look forward to. I’d love to go one day too. Hopefully the tides will turn soon so that the pandemic will be a thing of the past, sooner rather than later! xx

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