Thursday, January 14, 2010

Kreativ Award

My blog has been awarded a Kreativ blog award by Kaily Hart. Thanks, Kaily!

Here's how it works: I get to thank the person who bestowed it on me, reveal 7 interesting things about myself and then pass it on to 7 other bloggers. So, here goes:

7 Interesting Things About Me:
  • I grew up in the lush, tropical coastal town of Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
  • I'm addicted to chocolate
  • I dropped out of Film School in my final year
  • I spent two years living in London (and I sometimes still miss England)
  • My first (uncompleted) novel was an epic set in the dark ages. One day I still want to go back and finish it. With what I now know, it'll be a very different story ...
  • Both my daughters were born in water births
  • My biggest fear is that I will never be as good a mother as my mother is. (She's the most incredible woman alive!)
7 Interesting Blogs I follow:

  • SA Romance Writers - because I blog there and because South African romance writers really need to come out of the closet and band together
  • Pink Heart Society - for all the effort these writers put in to share their knowledge and experience, and most especially for the droolworthy Males on Mondays.
  • Jackie Ashenden - for sharing her personal journey to publication with her blog readers. And for being the person who sort of introduced me to blogs and blogging.
  • Kate Walker - for her incredibly useful 12 Point Guide and for 'giving back' to aspiring writers.
  • India Grey - her posts are always amusing. I can relate. Except that I don't clean the oven - I pay someone else to do it.
  • Lucy March - I only discovered this blog recently. I admire her ambitious goal to blog daily for the next 516 days. Rather you than me, Ms March ...
  • Amanda Acton - who kindly nominated me for a Superior Scribbler award ages ago, and which I was naughty enough not to follow up. Thanks for thinking of me, Amanda!


  1. Congrats on the award, Romy. How very awesome for you! Raising a glass of cyber bubbly to you!


  2. Thanks Romy! It's always so fascinating to learn these tidbits about people. Water births? That's brave. I have 4 kids. The first, I was like 'I don't think I need pain medication for this.' I caved at 7cm dilation. The second, I demanded an epidural as soon as I arrived at the hospital. My last pregnancy was twins and alas my doctor denied my request for an epidural when I was 5 months pregnant. LOL. The Dark Ages, huh? That sounds really interesting. Hope to hear about it some day.

  3. Kaily - I think I must be one of the luckiest women I know when it comes to giving birth.

    First time round I didn't know I was in labour until quite late. I had an interesting mix of denial and nesting instincts. I spent the entire day spring cleaning, then at supper time I just couldn't settle. It was still another couple of hours before I realised I was in labour, then we went to the clinic (because it's small and I was scared I wouldn't get a room if I left it too late) and on arrival I was already 7cm dilated! Two hours later Rachel was born.

    The next day my mother said to me "I'm so proud of you, you did it all without pain relief" and I smacked my forehead. I'd completely forgotten I could ask for happy gas or drugs or epidurals ...

  4. Thanks Romy! I should go to this right now!

  5. Congrats Romy, from one chocolate addict to another. ;)

  6. Congrats Romy! I love late drop stories. To say no to the last year of a course takes guts!

  7. I love interesting facts about people (because I am very nosy!). You've led a very interesting life, with loads of experiences to call on if you're ever stuck for a story idea :-)

  8. Thank-you. :)

    Water births? Wow... I'm afraid of the whole pregnancy/birthing process. I think addoption sounds much less terrifying, in the physical sense. :P