Posted by: Corri van de Stege | March 13, 2015

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Kate Evans at her blog Writing Ourselves Well has nominated me (and my blog) for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award, and I’m very honoured. Thank you very much Kate. You should visit her site, which is full of inspiration!


The Award Guidelines:

1. Thank the person who has nominated you and add a link to their blog

2. Display the award in a blog entry

3. List the award guidelines so your own nominees will know what to do

4. State 7 things about yourself

5. Nominate 15 others for the Award

15! Nominees probably run into the hundreds by now! Anyway, I will comply and list my nominees below.

Seven things about me:

1. I drove a car in Isfahan with three female friends as passengers when we nearly got caught up in a sea of demonstrators during the Iranian revolution, and I had no scarf or any other item to cover myself

2. Not to worry, we got away!

3. I’ve lived and worked in three countries, The Netherlands, Iran and England

4. I’ve written a memoir about the time I lived in Iran and a novel about a Dutch girl living in a claustrophobic religious community in The Netherlands

5. I love (fiction) writing, novels and short stories, and have a number of projects on the go

6. I am fluently bi-lingual Dutch / English and speak a couple of other languages

7. When I stopped full-time work last year I decided not only to spend lots of time on writing and publishing but also to learn to play a music instrument and chose the clarinet – it’s great fun

My nominees are:

Abozdar at

Lani at:

Rosie Amber at:

Jay Dee Archer at: (he has several blogs)

Bill Chance at:

Cleopatra loves books at:

BD Hesse at:

Nhi at:

Indie authors blogger:

Bad Kitty at:


Judith at:

Susan Toy at:

Kimberly DuBoise at

Amanda Richer at:

Congratulations to all!




  1. Congrats 🙂

  2. Thanks for the nomination! And for the quick biography 😉

  3. Thanks for nominating me, Corri!

  4. Thanks for passing the award on, Corri. Interesting about Isfahan. I have a friend who was born in the UK of Polish parents who were refugees here after WW2. Her mother escaped from Poland as a teenager to Isfahan where there was apparently quite a large refugee community from Poland. She and some of her friends from that time wrote a book about it which I read, it was fascinating. Funny how I’d not heard of Isfahan and now I have two connections with it!

  5. CONGRATULATIONS on the Award Corri and Many Thanks for nominating my blog in that list of great bloggers 😀

  6. Thank you very much for the nomination – I’m honoured!

  7. Congratulations on the award and thank you so much for the nomination!

  8. Thanks for the nomination. I appreciate it 🙂

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