Saturday, 19 January 2013

Inspiring Blogger Award

I got an inspiring blogger award from Karoliina of

Thanks Karoliina!

5 odd facts about me

1. I legally changed my last name to Morrigan after the warrior goddess because I am not into the patriarchal passing on of father's names and wanted to define my own identity.

2. I feel like I don't belong in this era. Ideally I belong in a magical Steampunk world with fabulous dresses and also with 80s style postpunk clubs, because musically, I feel really at home in that era. I also like ethereal and Celtic music, opera and classical.

3. I am caffeine sensitive. Last time I drank coffee, I was up all night with a racing heart. Luckily, I really like tea.

4. I have really strange vivid dreams that sometimes still feel real after I wake up. They inspire many of my stories.

5. When I first read Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat, I thought it was a true story.

And one fact about my baby bird:

 I am a very proud bird-mommy to Isambard the steamparakeet, he leaves scratches all over my arms and hands with his tiny claws when he runs around, but I don't mind too much because I love him. Last night he managed to rip some rubber off my computer. He really wants to destroy it. Maybe he is jealous of the time I spend blogging, even though I spend much more time with him. I'd go twice as quickly if he didn't jump on my hands while I do it!

I am not sure how many blogs I am supposed to tag, and I follow at least 200 (not joking) so this will be hard! Here are a few I have loved recently.

Melinda Belle Harrison:
The Gibson Girl's Guide to Glamour:
Untameable life:
The Steampunk Bride:
On Paper Wings:
Cation Designs:
Coffin Kitsch:
Cemetery Dreams:
Aristocratic Elegance:
A Berg's Life:


  1. What a great idea to change your name to form your own identity and begin a new family history! Here in Germany it is not that easy to change your last name tough... I have a (for German standards) really complicated Spanish double name and I hope that law changes soon so I can add my husband's name to it if I ever get married. I like the idea of making my name even more complicated. My family is the only one in the whole world who carries this name and by adding another one it would become unique :)

  2. Thanks for nominating me! :)

  3. Sorry that this is so late! Started back at school again and completely neglected my blog! Thank you for nominating me- looks like fun!