Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The Versatile Blogger

Thank you to Mum and Frugal in norfolk for nominating me for a 'Versatile Blogger Award'. It is always a pleasure to know that people enjoy my blog.

Here are the rules of the prize.

1. Thank the person who gave you this award.
2. Include a link to their blog.
3. Select blogs/bloggers that you've recently discovered and nominate them for this award.
4. Finally tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

I'm supposed to nominate new (to me) blogs that I find interesting and so I have chosen the following.

Two men and a little farm My top choice. I love this blog, always interesting and it kind of mirrors what I am attempting a little bit.

2.Mi Esquimal esta lleno de vino

3. A Journey to a Dream

4. The Frugal Graduate

7 things about me:

1. I studied piano and singing at the Royal Academy of Music and for the last 15 years since I have been a professional opera singer.

2. I love detective stories and series. Give me an Agatha Christie and I am happy for hours. Even much maligned series like Rosemary and Thyme hit the spot.

3. I read and re-read books all the time and if I had to name one indulgence it would be books. I can't get enough.

4. I have a slight phobia of crowds. (guess it partly explains my move from London)

5. My sister's nickname for me is Lambie (don't ask why)

6. I had a near death experience, twice.

7. I have only been able to drive since I was 35, three years ago.


  1. Your facts are far more interesting than mine! I was a late learner driver too.

  2. I have only just discovered your blog today, Dan, and have spent a pleasant evening reading all of your enjoyable (and informative) posts. It was like reading a novel: Oh, will he sell his flat? *angst* Will the buyer come back? *nail biter* She did - YAY! Will the cottage deal go through smoothly? When will we see pics? He's got the keys - oh happy day. LOL Well done! Your frugal efforts have paid off and more than a location change, a lifestyle change for you. Not only a new home, but friendly neighbors as well. I'm looking forward to reading more. Cheers! :-D

    1. Thank you Kris, and welcome here. I am delighted you enjoyed it all so much. Today I will be working on my kitchen, trying to make it habitable and a much more interesting place to be. Hopefully be posting the pics soon.

    2. nice to find out more about you... the opera bit sounds facinating.... where do you peform? habe you a base or "audition" for parts around the country?

    3. Hi John, I am freelance and actually I am not really all that popular in UK ;-) most of my work is in France in general. I am singing at the London South Bank in May, but then I am off on tour in France throughout the Summer. Not sure how long I will keep on going with it though, now that I have moved I think that it may be the beginning of the end and I will move into a different area of music most probably. After all, touring is the reason why I have not yet owned a dog. Big sacrifice that one and the dog may win!

  3. Thanks so much for the nomination! :) I'm glad to have found your blog recently too. I'm trying to become a lot more self-sufficient too. Still learning a lot though. :)

  4. Dan, thanks so much and sorry it's taken me ages to reply! I really appreciate it :) your no. 4 made me laugh, how did you survive the london underground??? also fascinating about your singing, i love how people can surprise you. Since giving up traveling we have got a cat and she is worth every overseas adventure because she makes us so happy every day - get a dog!!

  5. Omg, how interesting! I thought you were a builder lol