Creative Blogger Award x 2


I’m thrilled about being nominated for this award (two different versions of it) because, as a writer, creative is what I aim to be. To produce work that is interesting, entertaining or beautiful to look at, is what anyone who ‘creates’ tries to do – whether it’s prose, poetry, art, photography, or any other activities like pottery, woodwork, dressmaking and knitting.

My two nominees are – in the order in which I received the nominations – Nitin Nair and Aquileana. So it’s a huge thank you to both of these wonderful bloggers for thinking of me.

Nitin (or NN) at his blog Nitin Nair Writes takes part in several writing challenges, including the Daily Prompt, Sunday Photo Fiction and Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers and Poetry 101. The logo for Nitin’s nomination is the one above, and the one for Aquileana’s is lower down the page. Neither of these awards posts are long ones, so I’ll take one at a time, in the order I was nominated.

So here are the rules for NN’s nomination (above logo):


  1. Acknowledge and thank the blogger who nominated you with name and URL (done)
  2. Disclose 5 facts about yourself
  3. Further nominate 15 bloggers

Now here are five facts about me:


  1. Although I’m not a great fan of most T.V. programmes, I adore BBC dramas. The ones I’ve particularly loved in recent years have been The Musketeers, Call the Midwife and Poldark. I watched the fist series of Poldark in black and white (!) in the 1970’s and was hooked on it then. This new series has been fantastic. And what can I say about The Musketeers… ? Great fun, swashbuckling, and handsome men! How can the BBC make us wait a whole year between series! Call the Midwife just brings back so many memories of my 1950s childhood – although I wasn’t in London, or involved in delivering babies!
  2. I was a very naughty little girl (so my aunt, who is six years older than me, told me last year). Her memories of some of the things I did brought those awful recollections crashing into my head. One incident was when I was about four. I had fallen out with a neighbouring friend, and I spitefully pulled up all the flowers in her front garden! Needless to say, her mum wasn’t pleased and came charging round to see my mum. I hid in a wardrobe for ages, and my mum was going frantic, thinking I’d run off somewhere. Double trouble.
  3. I hate shopping, especially for clothes and shoes for myself. I know this is unusual in a woman, but it really bores me to tears. By the time I’ve been in a couple of stores I’m ready for home. If I could buy everything by mail order, I would.
  4. I love living in a small village. The countryside is all around us, and I just need to step outside and walk. I miss out on many of the amenities of a town, of course, and we always have to drive to do any shopping at all. Worst of all, our Internet connection is abysmal.
  5. I adore castles! We have so many of them in Britain, in various states of repair, but I find all of them fascinating. I live only a few miles from both Lincoln and Newark Castles, and before we moved here, we lived in a village in Leicestershire where we could see Belvoir Castle through our bedroom window. Next week I’m going to North Wales to visit the aunt who reminded me how naughty I was. There are three awesome castles I want to visit – again!

Now for the Nominees:

Jack R. Cotner

William Leeone

A Smith’s World

I of July

The Wordy Rose

Irina’s Poetry Corner

Toast and Teas: Twists and Turns

Alex F.

TEG Diez

The Snow Melts Somewhere





I was nominated for this award by the wonderful Aquileana at he blog, La Audacia de Aquiles. She is an amazing and inspirational blogger! Her posts are dedicated to Greek mythology and I find them fascinatiing. I have learned so much from reading her thorough and detailed posts. The illustrations are awesome!

So here are the rules for Aquileana’s nomination. (As you see, for this one, the post will  be much shorter, and quicker, as there are no questions to answer or facts about yourself to write):


1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award.

2. Add the logo to your post.

3. Nominate 10 bloggers of your choice and tell them about the nomination.

Here are my nominees for this award:



Latest Stories by Shivangi

The Creativity Cauldron



I love all the blogs I’ve nominated, and find them all ‘creative’. If I’ve nominated anyone whose blog is award free, please accept my apologies in advance.



About milliethom

I am a reader and writer of historical fiction with a keen interest in the Earth's history and all it involves, both physically and socially. I like nothing better than to be outdoors, especially in faraway places, and baking is something I do when my eyes need respite from my computer screen.
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43 Responses to Creative Blogger Award x 2

  1. exiledprospero says:

    Congratulation, Millie. Poldark! Yes, I have seen it.

  2. Thank you for all your support and reading my blog and nominating me for this different creative blogger award and commenting on my attempts to draw people in and for just being Milliethom! ;)Sorry for this seemingly lackadaisical approach, but I think the effect is worth the effort! Your opinion means the world to me!

    • milliethom says:

      Now I am confused! Would that be a yes or a no? lol I really think your writing is extremely creative and would love you to accept. I don’t mind which of the two awards people pick, either. The second one is qicker to do.
      Thank you for the really nice comment! I’ve a feeling it was a decline, but that’s OK. I still think you’re amazingly creative – especially when you get gossiping with Heath. 😀

  3. amommasview says:

    Congrats! Very well deserved!

  4. luckyjc007 says:

    Congratulations on the awards , Millie! I’ve enjoyed reading your facts.

  5. irinadim says:

    Congrats on the awards, Millie! And I enjoyed reading about the naughty little girl you were. I love BBC dramas too. Thank you so much for the nomination as your opinion means a lot to me. Unfortunately, my blog is award free – I just haven’t got enough time. Cheers, Irina :)

  6. giffmacshane says:

    Congratulations, Millie — well deserved!

  7. draliman says:

    I must admit I’m a sucker for period dramas. Though I didn’t watch Poldark.

  8. Will you be taking pictures of some of the castles for your blog? 🙂

    • milliethom says:

      Yes, I hope to visit three castles along the North Wales coast, if we have time: Caernarfon, Conwy and Beau Maris. The last one is on the Isle o Anglesey, and I’m not sure we’ll manage to fit that one in. I’ll do at least one post on Welsh castles and possibly one on Roman Chester. That should keep me quiet for a while. 🙂

      • I’m already looking forward to them! Old castles from a historian’s perspective sounds like it’s going to be very interesting! And informative 🙂 I’ve never been to Wales, but I have an image of green hills and stone castles – or maybe that’s Scotland, actually? (Only been to London, 5-6 times, and Oxford and Windsor!) Anyway, have a fun visit!

  9. AlexF says:

    The story about you ripping up the flowers is too funny! Kids do the darnedest things, eh. Thanks again for the nomination, Millie!

    • milliethom says:

      I don’t think my mum thought it was funny at the time. I really was a little scallywag. I might write about some of the things I got up to in my Memoirs! Or perhaps not… People would think I made it all up. Thank you, Alex. 😀

  10. Bekki Hill says:

    Congratulations on both your awards. Well deserved! And thank you for my nomination. Will check out you other nominees when I have a minute 🙂

    • milliethom says:

      I’m glad you’ve accepted the award, Bekki, and will look forward to reading your post, however you decide to combine the different awards. No rush, either… just, ‘whenever’. 🙂

  11. scrapydotwo says:

    Congratulations on your 2 awards. Well deserved. Interesting facts you gave about yourself. Now I know you a bit better too. 😀

  12. Norma says:

    Congrats Millie an award well deserved. Are we soul sisters or what( talking about the height, here apart from the other things from the earlier post)? 😉 I too love period dramas although,my husband cannot stand it at all.
    Thanks again for the nomination Millie. 🙂

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  15. A double congratulations and thank you for the nomination Millie. You truly deserve them. ❤

    • milliethom says:

      Hi Joycelin. Awards are nice, but time consuming. I don’t know how you feel about them, but some ask a lot of questions as well as wanting your own facts about yourself. The one you recently nominated me for was a nice change. Thank you for the congratulations on this one and I’ll look forward to reading yours. ❤

  16. Susan Holmes says:

    Congratulations–much deserved! Your blog is lovely and your books fabulous–eagerly awaiting the next book from you!

    • milliethom says:

      Thank you for that lovely comment, Susan. As for you liking my books, I’m really flattered. That means so much from another writer. I’d love to start reading yours, too. I’ve just got to finish off Jack’s Arkansas Tales and review it, then I’d be happy to read one of yours – preferably the first in the series. I know you’ve done a few, and I love mysteries. It’s good to support each other, I think.

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