One Lovely Blog Award

This Door is Alarmed was nominated for this blog by my cherished friend Novus Lectio . She is a very well read writer, with a curious mind for investigation. She presents a nimbly versatile blog, which includes a tranquil nemesis of enquiry in her ‘inspiring’ snapshots, images demonstrating her unique style as an artist, and wonderful real-life stories. I recommend a trip when you are passing through!

Rules (Guidelines!!!):
Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
Share seven things about yourself.
Nominate 7 other bloggers and inform them

Seven things about myself:

  1. As many of you know, I do a lot of travelling. During these travels, I have experienced some interesting modes of transport: I have travelled by husky sledge, learned to drive reindeers, snowmobiles, mopeds and water buffalo. I have driven on the left side of the road and the right. I have manned the wheel of boats and desert buggies and quad bikes, and I have travelled down a part of the Mekong River in a tiny Reepicheep-style conical boat with a bamboo paddle. A tribesman squatted in there with me singing guttural tunes and teaching me how they fish for crabs with string whilst making headdresses out of reeds. Oh, and did I mention I am really not fond of driving.
  2. I took a campervan to the arctic during winter last year. The darkness only just lifted for three hours a day and all our equipment stopped working after only ten seconds in the cold.
  3. I really want a puppet! Preferably a big parrot in bright colours.
  4. I once licked the top of the Tower of Pisa in Rome to claim it as my own.
  5. I used to think my dad lived a double life as the man in The Sooty and Sweep show. They looked like two peas in a pod back then, true doppelgängers. I am still not convinced there isn’t a mass deception going on.
  6. I give my cars personalities and names. My current car is a pretty little Fiat 500 with a beautiful white, retro interior. I imagine she is happy and yappy like a terrier, so I named her Yippy, and I imagine she barks territorially whenever she passes another Fiat 500 on the road.
  7. I cannot help but weigh every possible outcome when I am asked to make a decision, all the potential repercussions and people’s feelings that may be affected, and am left standing silent like a numpty as I cogitate all potential conclusions. Even after a lengthy wait, and one hundred-and-one considerations, I still manage to get it wrong half the time. “Don’t be reactive, be proactive”, someone once told me, so now I carry a dice in my pocket to help me make difficult decisions XD XD Do you think I got the wrong end of the stick? J XD


These are non-obligation nominations; entirely voluntary, entirely for fun, and there is absolutely no time limit for completion if you wish to take part:

Doss Docs

Matthew Richardson

Confuzzled Bev


Plants and Beyond

Anna The Fan Girl

Pia Majumdar



42 thoughts on “One Lovely Blog Award”

      1. Ahh, I thought there might be some new slang I had not heard 🙂 Although I did lick the Tower of Pisa, so you might have been serious XD


  1. You have a Fiat 500?! Awwww that’s my favourite car! 🙌
    I always look inside when i can, there is this big pink flower by the a/c
    Ohhhh i wish to have one one day


    1. They are sooo cute, aren’t they! I adore mine, and she is so easy to park as well because she is tiny ( I am not very good at parking)! I also hope you will have one some day!


    1. I do adventure a lot. I will be leaving in just over a week to go camping around Africa. I will be staying with a tribe there; some of the last of the San Bishkek, who will teach me their survival techniques. Will be really interesting. Do you travel much?

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      1. That’s so great. What a wonderful opportunity. I have travelled in the past, birdwatching, and somehow I always manage to get involved in the local community one way or another.

        My goal is to have 2months in India either over Christmas or march/April/may next year – if I don’t find accomodation for uni. If I can find accomodation I’ll go to uni and put India on hold.

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      2. Sounds exciting either way: uni or India. India is a crazy busy place, but very cultured. Well worth a visit. Which uni are you hoping to go to? Sounds like you are in a very exciting time of your life!

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      3. University for the creative arts, three year undergraduate Photography. I’ve accepted a place but can’t find accomodation at the moment.

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      4. Sounds like a very exciting course. I do hope you find some accommodation. I wish they would offer all freshers uni halls accommodation. It would make things a lot easier.

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      5. They do, but I currently rent a house from a housing association which has a secure tenancy. I will only move if I can do a swap with somebody who is in the same position. Giving up secure accomodation would be bad for my mental health and I’m not prepared to put my self through that.

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      6. Oh, well that sounds quite perfect and would cause no upheaval of living circumstances. I hope that will work just as well for you if you cannot get accommodation. You must be excited for the future 🙂

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      7. I am. Photography has saved my life. That may sound a bit crass and cliché but it’s true.
        I also produce good quality work, and study well with the distance learning so not going to uni isn’t a problem. It’s a strong position to be in.

        When are you off to Africa?

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      8. I am so glad photography is a backdrop for you. I am only an amateur with a camera, but I see the joy in it.

        I will be camping through South Africa, Botswana, the Kalahari desert and Zimbabwe and staying with the San Bushman tribe for a short while who will be teaching me their survival skills. I end at Victoria falls. It will be hard work but amazing and I hope I will get some wonderful shots of wildlife whilst there. I bet yours would be better though!

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      9. Well the best photos are taken on the best camera by the right person. The best camera is the one you have with you and the right person is the one that’s taking the photos. I figure that means you’ll be making the best photos. Have a wonderful trip.

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      1. Ah, always a new experience! Good idea. I think traveling around to new places and then later returning to the ones you truly loved is a wonderful approach! 🙂

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