I love Cecile’s Writers!


 The gracious folks at Cecile’s Writers, Vanessa, Sofia, Cecile and Samir, have nominated your servant for One Lovely Blog Award! A big thank you to those talented writers and bloggers, but words fail me to reply with dignity to Samir’s shout-out: “just a shout out to express how awesome your blog is”!  I don’t know about that, he sez blushing, but I do know your blog is fresh as a morning spring, and an invite for more talented people to join in.

Knowing the routine, I will submit myself to this enjoyable task, with some writer’s license.

The Rules:

1.  Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog. I wish to thank all four of you for this opportunity, and invite my followers to visit your blog and contribute!

2.  List seven random things about yourself. I will be cheeky, and rather than talk about myself, most uninteresting subject, I will say a few words about some of my (fictional?) characters, and real heros!

3.  Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.

Seven random things:

  1. Julian is a kind of alter-ego, a geek on the other side of – erm… – thirty,  in love with his beautiful wife, and visited by ghosts from his past: there is a twist in his life, the point of discontinuity where virtual merges with “real”…
  2. Helena is the object of desire for the mysterious and cruel Mistress G: her story is spun elsewhere but her steps can be found in these pages…
  3. Rosa Luxemburg: she does not need introduction, suffice to say that she is to my mind one of the greatest women of modern times, intelligent, beautiful, with a courage that put to shame our age of cowardice…
  4. Paul is the owner of a boat named Arrakis, a story of love and high seas that is progressing in deep waters, somewhere in the Pacific.
  5. Yukio Mishima is an enigma, a talented writer who excoriated modernism, loathed the fashions of the age, and ultimately died for his principles.
  6. Susan may be my most controversial creation, a mother with a dark secret, and yet of such charm that one wonders… Susan is not in fact my character, but Julian’s, a way perhaps to distance myself from a tale of passion and forbidden fruits?
  7. The Dolomites: well they are everywhere in my writing and on my photo blog


  1. Miss Juliesse at http://musepalace.wordpress.com/
  2. Serge Gainsbourg (for ever) at http://www.gainsbourgforever.com/
  3. Kalliope Amorphous at http://www.kalliopeamorphous.com/
  4. Maeve at http://maevemcmurray.com/
  5. Linda at http://garridon.wordpress.com/
  6. Damian at http://thegraypen.wordpress.com/
  7. Nela at http://nelabligh.com/
  8. Ferns at http://www.domme-chronicles.com/
  9. Helena at http://helenamallett.wordpress.com/
  10. Steven at http://stevensawyer.wordpress.com/
  11. Susan at http://susandanielseden.wordpress.com/
  12. Joanne at http://joannegphillips.wordpress.com/
  13. August at http://augustmclaughlin.wordpress.com/
  14. Tawn at http://totallytawn.wordpress.com/
  15. Kern at http://www.oddparticle.com/

NB – I am aware that some of you gorgeous people have already been nominated, sometimes more than once!  If so I won’t do it again 🙂


7 thoughts on “I love Cecile’s Writers!

  1. Oh, well deserved, so pleased for you. And I too love Cecile’s Writers – a bunch of very talented and fun individuals!
    I knew we were on the same wavelength: I too have Rosa Luxemburg as a heroine of mine (and Alexandra Kollontai, about whom so little is known nowadays, and who lived through such hard times), and did you know I used to translate Mishima at university? (I was secretly in love with him, despite everything I found out about his life. Probably I was in love with his writing.)


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