Nomination: The Versatile Blogger Award

The Greenwich Mummy | The Versatile Blogger Award
I am very proud to write this post right now. 🙂 I’ve been nominated by Uli from Found Some Paper (Thank you!) for The ‘Versatile Blogger’ award.The main reason is because it means that people actually like what I blog about and it’s been/being recognised by other great bloggers out there.

What is The Versatile Blogger Award?

It’s an award that is given to a blogger to show that their blog has been recognised for all its hard work, great content, and versatility in design, content, and/or style.

The Rules

If you’ve been nominated, there are a few tiny rules that you need to follow:

  • To thank the person who nominated (provide a link to their blog if you wish)
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers and let them know that you done so e.g. via twitter or leaving a comment
  • Give us 7 interesting facts about yourself
My Nominees Are…

Milli | Arts & Graces
Louise | Little Hearts Big Love
Emma | Emma Inks
Alex | Pretty Thoughts x
Heidi | Chronic Beauty
Clara | The Green Eyed C
Kelly | A Glamomorous Life
Becky | Little Loud Life
Katy | What Katy Did
Michelle | She Be Fierce

If you’ve already been nominated recently then I understand by all means if you don’t want to take part but I just wanted to let you know I think you and your blog are awesome. 🙂

7 Interesting Facts About Me
  1. I have an allergic reaction/intolerance to alcohol if I drink anything more than half a glass at a slow pace
  2. My son was born just a day after my 24th birthday – perfect timing… or is it?
  3. I used to take on art nude modelling casts for professional photographers and their projects – It was a wonderful confidence boost for me and to be honest, the female form is always beautiful to look at haha!
  4. I am still good friends with a select few of people from my educational days; from primary school all the way up to university.
  5. I used to play piano at a Grade 5 standard and was scouted by my primary school (year 5) to get a scholarship to one of the best music schools at the time however due to adolescence and friends, I gave up piano after year 10/11.
  6. When I was really like, maybe like 7/8 I wanted to be an artist but was discouraged by my dad who raised me so instead I made sure I kept up my creativity through my studies and now, through writing.
  7. Being Vietnamese myself, I’ve never had a Vietnamese boyfriend. Partly the reason is because I always feared that my mum would know their parents (which was usually the case) and I hate people getting involved in my private life.

I hope you all enjoyed this lovely post – looking forward to reading all of your interesting facts nominees! Manny | The Greenwich Mummy Signature

The Greenwich Mummy | Monday Morning Catch Up

Monday Morning Catch Up #6

Like last week, I haven’t taken LO out to anywhere this week either – I feel really guilty now as it’s been two weeks (possibly more) in a row but I just haven’t seem to find the energy to do anything with him. Next Monday’s update should be a little more exciting as there’s a funfair that is going on at the moment in Woolwich Common which I’m hoping will still be around next Friday and hopefully the weather will be more sunny so I can take him to the park again.

On Saturday we stayed in and chilled. We now have my nephew over every weekend so it’s not been too bad for LO staying indoors. Usually we’re up early in the morning for rhyme time but we haven’t gone for ages as LO’s sleeping patterns have gone AWOL and he’s being staying up much later at night and therefore not awake until 10-11am which is when the last session of rhyme time starts. It’s okay though but I am going to make it my mission to attend next week with both LO and my nephew in tow.

LO loves playing with his nephew so much and they have so much fun just running around the house chasing each other. In the evening after writing up a new post about boys and pretend play, I decided that I had a lot of stuff in the house that I could easily give to the boys as props for dressing up and doing pretend play at home. I had dummy glasses, a pilot hat, a sun hat, dummy sunglasses, toy mobiles; the boys picked their favourite props and I turned on the music and we all had a good boogie… including myself! – it was a good workout for me and super fun for all of us. 🙂

We woke up to the faint sounds of clapping. Luckily I have very sound-proof windows so around 80% of noise is blocked out. We had woken up just in time for the Virgin London Marathon 2015 mass entries to start. We had missed the wheelchair races and the women’s race as they started around 09:00 but we were in time for the men’s and the mass entries at 10:10. Luckily for us, my lovely little flat lays right on the main road so we got to see all of the action live from my balcony window. It was a spectacular moment and I felt really empowered seeing all those runners and the public cheering them on. The roads also didn’t have too many people so it meant that passers-by could stand and watch without having to be squashed together due to over-crowding.

The Greenwich Mummy | Monday Morning Catch Up

After the race had passed by and moved on, the roads were quiet again. I checked my Twitter feed and found out that Uli from Found Some Paper had nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! I really couldn’t believe it! The only other time I was nominated (well, I nominated myself as the blogger had made it an open-nomination for any newbie blogger) was the Liebster Award but this time, it was for real and I was very grateful of receiving the nomination. The post will be up shortly so make sure you check back to see who I’ve nominated for the award in return.

While I was scouring my list of bloggers for who I can nominate, I remember that a fellow blogger, Emma from Emma Inks had been creating some video blogs (vlogs) and she is such a natural at it I know I’m not going to be as good as I get really nervous about videoing myself but nevertheless thought it’s best to conquer my fears and give it a try… and it wasn’t too bad! I also had a ‘light-bulb moment’ and thought if everything goes well and I can build more confidence doing it, it may also be really cool for my readers as it’ll give my blog another dimension which I thought would be really cool. You can take a look at the Youtube video here and let me know what you think of it as I really want to get me readers (that’s you!) involved. 🙂

I hope you’ve had a great weekend. Let me know what you guys have been getting up to below.

Manny | The Greenwich Mummy Signature