I am extremely blessed.  And, showing up with perfect timing, as if to acknowledge my blessings was a nomination  for the “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award” from  fellow blogger Melody Fletcher of Deliberate Receiving Blog.  I am more than honoured, I’m astounded to have received this nomination from Melody, who is most definitely the Queen of The Law of Attraction, and to be included in a list of so many truly great sister bloggers warms the cockles of my heart. Thanks a bunch.

Now let me tell you more about the award because I didn’t know this ’till just now.

Apparently these Are Rules of the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

All Recipients must:

  • Thank the giver – Check.
  • Post 7 things about yourself – Check…see below or not…it’s sort of boring.
  • Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers of their choice and let them know that they have been nominated – Check…this was the most fun.
  • Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog – check – I stole it from somewhere.

Seven clearly random things about me

I’m pretty much a blabbermouth, so mostly everything about me is already out there.  Maybe there’s one or two tidbits that you might not know.

1. I’ve lived in or visited fourteen different countries…maybe more…but that’s all I can dredge up from the old memory bank.  If I were to count countries I visited more than once, the total would be…huge…but I think that would be considered cheating.  India, China and Egypt are still on my list.  India being right at the top.  I’m ready for India, just not sure if India is ready for me.

hyderabad hospital

2. My friend had a pet monkey that seemed to like me a lot, until the day it pinched our ball and I tried to take it back.  Supposed friendly monkey, bit me.  What a cheek.  For some strange reason I never told anyone and ended up with lockjaw, drifting in and out of consciousness for a couple of weeks, and eating only cream of tomato soup and ice cream.  I’ve never touched cream of tomato soup again…ice cream on the other hand is a different kettle of fish.

3. When I was a kid I shot my Mum.  True story.  My brother had an air rifle that was NOT under any circumstances to be left loaded in the house.  My Mum was doing the ironing, my sister and I messing about and my brother…who knows where he was….probably out fishing or playing cricket.  I spotted his rifle and picked it up and Lord help me pointed it around the room with finger on the trigger.  Well it didn’t matter, because it wasn’t loaded.  Then a loud bang, some smoke and my Mum, white as a sheet holding her hand over her neck.  Pistol packing mamma had struck.

A visit to the hospital, my sister calling me a murderer…well she was little…my Dad not talking to me for about six weeks and my brother’s gun banished from the house for ever but most of all my beloved Mum being okay, meant I got off lightly.  Oh, apart from the OMG what if guilt, that I bet I could still dredge up today should I want to, which I definitely don’t.

4. I used to write lyrics.  My fellow songwriter strummed the tunes on his guitar and I pretty much came up with the lyrics.  All the demos ended up with Abbey Road…yes that one.  But no-one ever recorded anything, except us.  If you think of lyrics about coloured cobwebs…you can pretty much guess why.  A bit of trivia about Abbey Road Studios, Kate Bush thought it was magical because it was built on ley lines.  I did warn you it was trivia did I not?

abbey rd

5. Back in the day, I would jump from the roof of our apartment building, about six stories high, onto the roof of the adjacent one.  I can’t remember if I thought I was invincible or I was just an idiot.  I always did it alone and never told anyone about it…I was a great secret keeper…plus my Mum would have killed me had she known. As you can tell, I grew out of it before I killed myself.

6. My sister and I were part of a band.  We were sort of back up singers, although there were occasions when I was brazen enough to take the lead.  Didn’t turn out well folks.  Need I say more?

7. We live close to the Gulf of Mexico and after living on the water for some time because it was such a refreshing change from the rainy, cold climate I’d left behind, I found myself gravitating back towards trees and greenery and birdsong.  What can I tell you, I’m a earth girl not a water girl.  I love gardens, flowers, trees and birds more than the ocean.

Now before I totally bore you to death, let me introduce you to some of the most amazing ladies in the blogosphere.

Awards of Sisterhood of the World’s Bloggers to 7 bloggers

But let me start of by saying, there are so many wonderful bloggers and I wish I could choose them all.  It ‘aint easy just choosing seven, so I’m sorry if I left anyone out.  I’ve tried to be as diverse as I possibly can, choosing some who see the world from a point of view that could be considered the total opposite of mine.

Alphabetically speaking, here’s my list of the super seven.

Alisa Bowman of Project Happily Ever After sees the world from a really different perspective than I do, and she’s incredibly funny in how she writes about it.  Giving great relationship advice, wonderful writing, and she makes me laugh and that’s always a good thing. Plus she’s kind and generous, and did I mention funny?

Fran Sorin of Awake Create has the greatest lists of all time…I kid you not.  I love those lists, I copy the things that I need to hear and tape them all over the house.  The title of Fran’s blog says it all, she’s busy helping us to reconnect with our natural creativity.  Gotta love that.

Jodi Chapman of Soul Speak truly one of the most soul centred people I know. She’s as beautiful inside as she is out.  Jodi is a wonderful guide to helping us connect to our own inner wisdom.  I love her blog and am grateful for her support and kindness.

Karina Allrich of Gluten-Free Goddess a true blessing for those of us with food allergies or sensitivities.  She has the most fabulous recipes, tips and techniques, not to mention mouth watering photographs.  And her prose is fabulous.  I want to write like her.

Lisa Byrne of Wellgroundedlife whose major focus is on Mums and kids, but even if you don’t have any children and never intend to have any, Lisa has some great ideas on living well including amazing seminars.

Lori Deschene of tiny buddha with her simple wisdom for complex lives, based on her wonderful compilation of quotes is a must read in my day.  A great inspiration, from a different perspective.

Tess Marshall of The Bold Life has the most practical, informative ways of encouraging our daring do, our fearlessness in the face of…well anything.  I feel braver, and bolder and more determined to go for it after reading her words of wisdom.

That’s all she wrote folks.  So now you know some very odd and random things about me, how about sharing some random, less odd, more odd, whatever things about you.  Are you game?

Encourage one another.

Love Elle.




My sister



Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Hey Elle,

    You totally deserved the nomination, chica, but thank you just the same for the kind words. 🙂

    I loved learning more about you!! You know, I’ve been playing with the balance between ocean and greenery for a while now. I love the ocean. But I’m finding myself increasingly drawn to the forest, the green trees, the chirping birds, the cool shadows where delicate flowers can grow (they just die in the heat). I wonder where it will take me.

    I realize that perhaps I don’t have to live on the ocean. But I do want water. maybe a nice lake…

    Huge hugs for you!!


    • Elle

      Thanks Melody…you are such a star. And I totally get the need for chirping birds and cool shadows…I’ll imagine something wonderful for you. “-)

  2. You’re gorgeous, Elle. I enjoyed this post very much. I look forward to showing my gratitude for the award too… maybe next week. 😀 or earlier.

    I want you to know that India is ready for you. And you have a friend here. Don’t think – I meant me.

    Kate Bush! It is years since I listened to her songs – so as soon as I read your post, I remembered a song called “Rubberband Girl” that used to be on MTV very often – must have been the release year. The song grew on me along with “Running up that hill”.

    I love it when I visit and get an onslaught of nostalgia!

    Hugs. Odd to think I know you when I have no idea how you look.

    • Elle

      Vidya, you have an amazing ability to make me smile and I’m really happy that you think India is ready for me. I’m a sucker for nostalgia too and I had totally forgotten Running up that Hill.

      And the funny thing about knowing people is that it isn’t the visual person that is the one to know, but that inner being…you know the one I see that shines so brightly through you. 🙂

  3. Hi Elle,

    This was a wonderful post that tells us more about you. You have had quite an exciting life and you tell it so well. I live near the ocean part of the year and love it, but can also feel drawn to trees and greenery as well. I’m torn on that one. So nice that you have seen so much of the world. Thanks for sharing. Take care!

    • Elle

      It’s fascinating to me that so many of us are drawn to the trees and greenery. I was always that way from a child, even loved watching the British raindrops running down the window pane, if you can believe it!

      I am blessed to have visited so much of the world Cathy, it’s made all the more beautiful by the people you meet along the way.

  4. Wow, Elle. Thank you. What a beautiful surprise. Your write-up was the sweetest ever. Truly – thank you!

    I loved learning more about you, too! It sounds like your childhood was quite something: a shooting, death-defying jumps, singing, monkeys, lockjaw…wow! I’m in awe of you. 🙂

    Big hug and lots of love!

    • Elle

      Put like that Jodi, it sounds almost like a movie! I certainly didn’t lead a sheltered life and truth be told it’s amazing to me that I’m still here to tell the tales.

      Any praise I can give you Jodi would never measure up to your true worth…you really are one in a million. 🙂

  5. Thank you so much Elle! How awesome to be recognized in this way, and alongside some fabulous women I admire and respect.

    I also enjoyed learning more about you. Fourteen countries–wow! And what a daredevil you were, jumping from one roof to another.

    Big hug!


    • Elle

      Thank you so much Lori for stopping by…I so appreciate it. You know how much I think of you and your fabulous blog. My days wouldn’t be the same without it. 🙂

  6. Hi Ellie,
    Thanks for your kind words. I find your insights, attitude, and beliefs about life to be in complete with mine. I wish we were next door neighbors!

    • Elle

      You might not like me being next door Tess, I’d be forever knocking on your door asking you how bold you thought I was being. 🙂 You inspire me to let my courage flow and I thank you for that.

  7. Elle, congratulations! You really deserve this award.

    And great to see the photo of Abbey Road and Grove End Road – that’s literally 3 mins walk from me:-)

    • Elle

      Thank you Arvind, I so appreciate your kindness. So you must have often walked over that crossing made famous by the Beatles? You live in a great part of London. Now I’m feeling a little homesick again…it must be time for a visit!

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