Congratulations to

Christine Ray at Brave and Reckless\

Kindra M. Austin at Poems and Paragraphs

Allane Sinclair at Spo_oky

for receiving the Versatile Blogger Award.


Thank you for nominating me! You are all great writers and amazing people, and I am honored that you like my work.

Until recently I wasn’t sure I wanted to participate in awards. But now all three of you have nominated me and it just doesn’t feel right to say no.


So: seven things about me.

  1. Some words have flavors, especially in Greek. Some people’s voices have flavors too. It’s a good thing it doesn’t happen all the time, because I’d be hungry all the time.
  2. The first fictional character I completely related to was the unnamed narrator in Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. She is twenty years old and I was nineteen when I first read the book.
  3.  I adore those rings with a hollow for poison under the stone. I’ve been looking for one but still no luck.
  4. My favorite drink is the mojito.
  5. A good winter is one that’s over.
  6. When I’m in the city, I’m a city person. When I’m in the countryside, I’m a countryside person. But sometimes I’m a countryside person when I’m in the city, and a city person when I’m in the countryside. Problem.
  7. I don’t know how to ride a bicycle.


And now my nominees. I don’t know why some of the spaces between them are bigger than others.

Friends, don’t feel you must accept the award because I said so. I just want you to know I really like you!
The Ink Owl

Isabelle´s thoughts

David Redpath


Charlie Zero The Poet

Truly Madly Ordinary.Stories From The Heart.


The Wandering Armadillo
Havoc and Consequence
M.P. Baecker

96 thoughts on “The Versatile Blogger Award

  1. Thank you for nominating me, dear, but I don’t take part in awards. Did it once only. No time, I’m afraid so mine is an award-free blog.
    I do appreciate it, though.

    P.S. YES to mojito, NO to winter.
    You can’t ride a bike? Honestly?

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  2. Great to know a little more about you Basilike. I think I’d rather say it’s great to know a lot more about you. Those few sentences reveal more than we think. The subtle hints. You remember what I said the first time I left you a comment? Your writing is brilliant. Thank you for nominating me, very much appreciated!

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  3. I am ashamed to say that I still haven’t read Rebecca, even though I promised Lois Linkens that would asap. I made that promise months ago. #7 reminds me of the episode of Friends when Phoebe learns how to ride a bike for the first time. ❤

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      1. Phoebe is my favorite female Friend. Chandler is my favorite male Friend.

        I need to get my ass in gear. I’m so behind on reading. Ugh.

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      1. Wow.

        You’ve got spikes everywhere?

        Are you and David into the BDSM lifestyle like Sherlock Holmes’ lesser known (but becoming better known) twin sister the immortal dominatrix Sherrielock Holmes is?

        Congratulations on getting the Versatile Blogger Award. 😊

        And no, David, the Versatile Blogger Award is not a position in the Kama Sutra.

        Dracul Van Helsing noticed he had received the Versatile Blogger Award on his iPhone right after he had performed every position in the Kama Sutra with South African Cultural Attaché Lepardia Marango in a bedroom in an inn in Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿.

        Just like he received the Awesome Blogger Award right after he had sent the beautiful and lovely Aztec vampire princess Qonzilqointec (who’s the spitting image of actress Salma Hayek) into the biggest orgasm she had ever experienced in her over 600 year old existence.

        Just like he got the Sunshine Blogger Award while he was contemplating whether it was better to be a vampire or a vampire hunter.

        He decided on hunter after he got the Sunshine Award because he realized he’d had gone up in flames 🔥 if he had been a vampire who had just received Sunshine.

        God knows what Dracul will do if he gets nominated for the Liebster Award.

        I guess I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.

        (Sound of Simon and Garfunkel’s song Bridge Over Troubled Water can be heard playing in the background)

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      2. I can’t say about David, but I’m not. The spikes are part of a fence, and will be used as weapons in case of a vampire attack. For the time being their purpose is very peaceful.

        Thank you!

        You sound like a very busy and very awarded man.

        And thanks for explaining to David. I tried to explain too, but I think he still had doubts.

        Wise decision, the vampire hunter. Even though personally I’d chose the vampire, and reject the Sunshine Award.

        You may be awarded the Liebster while eating lobster. On a bridge.

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      3. Yes, most likely. 😀

        There’s a psychic lobster called Michelangelo who’s a character in my vampire novel.

        If I ever was nominated for the Liebster Award, I have thought of bringing him into it, since a Liebster Lobster or a Lobster Liebster would appeal to my love of poetic alliteration.

        Perhaps I’d have the Liebster Lobster sing the Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde.

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  4. Congratulations lovely one!
    I was so interested in reading your answers, you have such an entertaining style I wanted there to be more.
    And what I gleaned was … as you don’t ride a bicycle I’d probably have to throw you on the back of my motorcycle if we were going out for our mutually favourite mojitos!
    But I would be watching your jewelry intently, just in case the ring accidentally pops open and powder spills 😊

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    1. All of them very wise decisions! I love motorcycles, even though I don’t know how to drive them, and I’d gladly go for mojitos with you. No worries about the ring though. I don’t poison my friends!

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      1. Super! I’m so relieved that my Mojito will only give me a slight buzz then 😉

        I’m fairly new to riding a larger bike …after 10 years on a Vespa… (my Italian blood made such a lifestyle a necessity).
        There is nothing as peaceful yet invigorating as riding a bike on an open, winding road. I can imagine you have some stunning roads in Greece that would be perfect…! 🙂

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      2. I must tell you I admire you very much for riding a bike. I wish I could. The Vespa is unavoidable in your case, and a very cute/sweet vehicle!

        Have you got your helmet somewhere near?

        Most roads in Greece aren’t the best. There are some very fresh highways that may be ideal for riding a bike, but the landscape around them is nothing spectacular. The greatest scenery surrounds older roads, with many turns.

        Did I tell you I love bikes?

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      3. I think you may have mentioned your fondness of bikes a few times, but there can never be enough times! I’m one of those peculiar women that can go to a motorcycle show room with a man and want to stay longer than him! My helmet is steps away from my bedroom and takes pride of place 🙂

        It makes sense that your coastal roads are windy, old and spectacular. So I guess when you learn to ride we may have to meet up in another European country with better roads.
        When are you starting 😉

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  5. Thank you for the award, Basilike. You made some great choices with the others you chose too. I always knew you had great taste. That said, I’m like Bojana. I don’t do awards. Still, I may use the questions elsewhere. Danke Schön!

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  6. Number 1, fascinating!
    Really enjoyed reading more about you.
    My young self loved reading Rebecca. Gosh, thanks for the reminder!
    hahaha I thought of Phoebe too …

    And thank you so much for the nomination! I really admire your talent! 🌼

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    1. Rebecca is still one of my favorites. I read it again some months ago and realized that now I’m not 19 anymore (even though my face and body are still the same, ha ha!), I didn’t share the same insecurities with the young Mrs De Winter. If I were her now, I would have told Mrs Danvers that I’m the lady of the house right from the start. It was a revealing experience.

      Number one is interesting for me too. I used to have a classmate whose voice was biscuits filled with chocolate cream. I loved hearing her voice, but I wanted the biscuits so much my throat burned.

      I knew people would be impressed by my inability to ride a bicycle! I have to watch this episode with Phoebe.

      And you welcome! I love your sense of humor and always enjoy reading and talking to you.

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      1. I remember watching the old movie after reading the book, and I am pretty sure I liked it. But I am intrigued and inspired to read it all again.

        That is so interesting about your classmate…wow vivid imagination, I love it, and maybe, is that even a touch of synaesthesia? Fascinating.

        And thank you for your comments! I appreciate that. I love your humour too!

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      2. I think you’ll like more another version of Rebecca, English this time, with Charles Dance as Maxim de Winter. It’s a series, you can find it on Youtube, and it’s much closer to the book.

        There must be a touch of synesthesia in there. I didn’t know until I read about it in an article. It referred to types of synesthesia and mentioned the ‘words have flavor’ kind. Until then it was something I was taking for granted, but then started to pay attention to it. Luckily it doesn’t happen all the time – I think it would confuse me.

        I’m sending you love!

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      3. I will have to look that up, thank you!

        Wow, I am sure that would be confusing. As much as it would be fascinating to appreciate the things we take for granted in a different way.

        Aww and thank you, love back!

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  7. Thank you so much for nominating me. And getting to know a little bit about you.

    Sadly, I don’t know how to reblog or pass on to nominate people.

    I relate a lot to #6.

    I, too…I’m a city person. I’ve never been to the countryside but I’ve watched a lot of movies and T.V. and hear from friends that its boring and the city is much more of a comfort zone.

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    1. You welcome!

      If you want to accept the award, go to my post and save the award picture, then make a new post of your own, add the picture, say congratulations (ha ha!) to me with a link to my blog, then write seven things about yourself, then choose 15 blogs to pass the award, and add links to them. You can then send them messages with a link to that certain post to tell them you’ve nominated them.

      It takes some time to do all these things.

      Still, if you’d rather not accept, for any reason, no problem.

      The countryside may be boring if you are not used to it. It’s also a very ‘cleansing’ place to be. Unpretentious, more free. And very beautiful! But it’s all a matter of taste.

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      1. I’ve been nominated before many times…My plate is always full and I never accept the award due to the fact that I’m always writing other projects.

        Thank you though, I appreciate you. You’ve been such a great friend and I honor our friendship.

        One day, I’ll try out the countryside just to get out and experience the relaxation of it all.

        P.S I posted a new post. 🙂

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