Today, something completely unexpected happened – I was nominated by Lena for the Starlight Blogger Award!
Here are the rules:
Nominate your 6 favourite bloggers! In your nominees I would like for you to think at the light emanating from the stars the ones that truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you a true STARLIGHT Blogger.
Rules for the STARLIGHT Blogger Award:
Thank the giver and link their Blog to your post.
Answer the 3 questions given to you.
Please Pass the award on to 6 or more other Bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you.
Include the logo of the award in a post or on your Blog please never alter the logo and never change the rules.
As soon as I read the rules, I knew who I was going to nominate. Here are my six nominees:
Alice, because she is the one that inspired me and that still helps me improve my blog every time it needs improving;
Clyo, because I love what she does and her breathtaking watercolours and random crafts and the fact that she thinks she can’t cook (but she does and she can!);
Dana, because she’s completely off her hinges and her recipes are like cutouts of her life;
Antonella, because she was one of the first bloggers I started following and her photography took me completely by surprise – it’s vintage yet modern and so clean. A breath of fresh air;
And, last but not least, Nicole. She’s just hatched from her shell and has landed in the blogging world on two very strong feet. Her recipes are great, her style is impressive and her photos amazing.
Now, for the answers to Lena’s questions.
What was the best decision you ever made?
I have no idea. What a difficult question! And it’s the first one, too! The best decision….let me think. Think…think….. (I can see Winnie the Pooh sitting on a log, scratching his head and going “think think think” over and over again). Maybe the best decision that I ever took was to stop being angry and try to think twenty times before giving a sour answer to people that irritated me. I’ve been working on it a while, and although I haven’t perfected the art of taming my aggressiveness and channelling into productiveness.
What was the worst decision you ever made?
Not going to University in the UK. I will never forgive myself. Italian universities are absolutely not up to par and making that choice took a toll on my life.
What have you ever experienced that should be on everybody’s Bucket List?
I’m not going to say “travel” because I’ve reconsidered it. I think it’s important, fundamental even to some kinds of people, but I also know many people who have never travelled and are fantastic nonetheless. I’m not going to say “love” because it’s too corny. I’m not going to say “do something you’d never do, just to push your limits”, although it’s something that is high on the list. No.. I’m going to say “explore”.
Explore in the most general, adventurous sense. If you like to travel, go somewhere that makes you (just slightly) nervous and that you had to think twice over when buying the tickets. If you don’t like to travel, find somewhere in your city or region that you’ve never been to before and go visit it. If you like food, or even if you don’t, taste that dish that you’ve never tried, go to that restaurant from a county you can’t pronounce, dip your spoon into that odd looking soup, stop ordering the same cocktail and go for something new. If you like crafts, use a different technique – you’re a watercolour girl? Try making a clay statue. If you don’t like crafts, buy a tool and try using it.
We are a curious species not by chance – it’s curiosity that gave us fire, and the wheel, and the knowledge to grow crops and raise animals and build machines. It’s curiosity that makes us who we are. Stay curious.
My questions are these:
If you could lock one person in a room for 24 hours and torment them, who would it be and how would you torment them?
Would you rather be forgotten or remembered with hatred (that’s the choice, no variations are possible)?
If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be and why would you choose them?
Done. The ball is in your court.