Gifts from afar

We’re approaching Christmas and like the Magi travelling from afar, members of the WordPress community have visited bearing gifts.  Today I graciously thank Glorious Mettle, a talented artist and designer for the Sensual Blogging Award.


I should be totally candid and explain at this point that I’ve never thought of myself as very sensual being. It’s the geek in me; logic, reason, rationales and all that jazz.  It’s also true that this year’s events have sometimes left me feeling more like Beaker, Dr Bunsen Honeydew’s long suffering assistant than a woman in the prime of her life.  I tend to write from experience, sometimes real, sometimes imagined; when I’m able to write with emotion it’s because I know how that ‘thing’ feels to me – joy, sorrow, frustration, hilarity, shock, elation. I try to describe experiences through my senses; images, smells, sounds, tastes.  I’m not sure I’m good at it because the geek tends to struggle with anything more stimulating than OWASP standards but hopefully it’s enough to qualify as a sensual blogger.

So here are the rules:

  • Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.
  • Answer 7 sensual questions.
  • Select some nominees and notify them on their blogs.
  • Copy and paste the award on your blog.

Answers to the seven  questions:

Most romantic memory?  The first time I was given flowers (and every time since).

Most sensual music?  All About Eve – Martha’s Harbour  and Judy Tzuke – Stay With Me ‘Til Dawn and Crowded House – Fall At Your Feet

Most sensual season? Winter – the sudden switch from icy cold outside to toasty warm inside. The lights of a Christmas market, the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg, the sound of boots crunching over snow. The taste of mulled wine…. hmmmm.

Favourite flower? Calla lily – it’s very sensous 🙂

Favourite fruit? Raspberries

Love is?  Want, not need. Give, not receive. Cherish, not grieve.

My nominees are:

A Meditative Journey



Nae’s Nest


And now my son is home for the weekend so I’m going to spend some time with him, fingers crossed there’ll be no genetics coursework for me to review this evening. Tomorrow morning is a different matter…..





7 thoughts on “Gifts from afar

    • hmm, I think I might have done that a couple of times but more helping is always there for those who’d like it, as long as they know my wlanut is pickled so Einstein I’m most definitely not 😉


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