Tuesday, 23 June 2009

I've been tagged... or is it a shameless ploy to get one post closer to my giveaway?

I have been tagged by Bekimarie from The ramblings of an everyday mummy

Now I need to list 6 unimportant things that I love and then I need to tag 6 other bloggers to play along.... so where to start..... ummmmm!

One...
www.whoogaboots.co.uk

Ugg boots.... I have owned and worn to death 2 pairs of these about 3 years ago.... I wore them day in and day out and they were the most comfortable items of footwear I have ever owned...
Mr P has offered me a new pair if I promise to not do any more PTA or committees....

Deal!

Two...

Coloured Glass....
My Grandfather use to build leaded lights (windows) and my youngest brother worked with my Grandpa and learnt the trade and now runs the business since Grandpa passed away

I love it when light shines through the glass and makes patterns, and the way it brings a design or image to life and when the light comes and goes its a piece of artwork that changes with the world around it....

Three...

I love Horses....
I learnt to ride when I was about 5 at Yeovilton air base riding stables, I was not a natural and I fell off more than I stayed on but I love them... the feeling of freedom and the fact that just you and the horse are in control of where you go... the exhilaration of cantering across a field with the wind in your face and the fact that you potentially could come a cropper at any moment made your heart, mind and soul feel truly alive....
I am too big to ride now... and I miss that feeling of being alive...
yes i know... go on a diet... eat healthily.... get some exercise.... blah blah blah! ;D

Four...

picture courtesy of www.sunkistcaravanpark.co.uk

The Coast, I am pretty happy whichever coast I visit but I have fond memories of Anderby Creek, Lincolnshire... we stayed in a holiday Bungalow right behind the sand dunes and you walked out your back gate and over the dune and you were on the beach... it was beautiful.

We were there in October as my eldest brother was getting married in Skegness and as we wouldn't put the dog in a kennel we rented a bungalow and took him with us, that was a long old trip with a howling dog in the back of the crew cab in his own private kennel on wheels, that was our first family holiday...Jamie was 6 and a bridesmaid at my brothers wedding.... we haven't had a family holiday since... we just don't seem to get around to it.

Five....

I would love to be Mrs P.... but it appears to be an unimportant thing to everyone else
:(

More info...? oh okay!

I proposed to Mr P on Brighton beach....in 1997 (I think) ...
we thought it would be lovely to get married in Austria at a place called Zell am See, Mr P's much loved and missed Uncle always use to holiday in Austria ...
I think its where they filmed the Sound of Music ...

I am not a church goer and I felt it would be hypocritical to get married in a church... I am not the type of person who craves everyone watching me walk down the isle... I would only fall over! ;D
Being the youngest child and only girl I always assumed that my dad looked forward to walking me down the isle so we thought a little chapel wedding in Austria, in the winter with a horse drawn sleigh to the wedding, and a little reception at the hotel... Just parents and my brothers and Mr P's Sisters...

As my dad was stationed in Austria during the war he wouldn't go and mum suggested we went off and got married and came back and told them...

Which was probably a throw away comment to my mum, but really did cut me... so we have done nothing... except have 2 lovely children and a fairly good 13 years together... we don't argue we don't shout at each other... we never have... we just seem to know what each other thinks and finish each others sentences... we obviously get on each others nerves but who doesn't...

I would like to be a Mrs P and not a Miss S as I don't feel particularly connected to the S family anymore... as a youngster I always wanted to be a S****** and decided that I wouldn't change my name when I married. However after a couple of weddings where the speeches always revolved around the ins and outs of being a S****** man and no mention of being a S****** female you kinda feel that your not part of the family anyway... so I would rather not be one now...
Perhaps I will organise our wedding and a family holiday all rolled into one
I am sure Mr P's Mum and Dad would forgive us eventually...

So if I blog about a trip to Austria you'll know something bigger might be afoot! lol

I don't think that this was the exact idea behind the tag but it really got me thinking about things...
sorry to bore you all to death...
and if anyone wants to do this tag, let me know your doing it I will pop on over

well this is post 98 so 2 more till the giveaway...

Oh I nearly forgot No Six...
I love to give gifts.... what can I say I am a giver not a taker! :)
I had better get a wriggle on and finish my 7 items and work out how I am giving them away...
all 7 to one winner or 7 winners...

take care
Alex
x

11 comments:

pinkfairygran said...

Well, if that's all it takes to get in your good books!!!! I am such a numpty, I don't even know what being tagged means, apart from in the criminal sense. Not that I have ever been tagged, that or any other way, thank heavens... wouldn't know where to start, and what's the point to it... not being rude or anything. Love the verification word... SHALLYOG.. sounds like the start of a Norfolk sentence, or maybe Devonian..

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Alex
I love the choices for your tag. And the story behind wanting to be Mrs P - I have no doubt you will one day, so I'm sending lots of positive vibes that it will be so!
Take care
Denise x

Snippety Gibbet said...

I love the connection you feel to your Grandfather when you are around the stained glass. What a beautiful memorial to him.

Menopausal musing said...

That was just the sweetest of posts..... sigh....x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello
I like your choice of tags. I have just spotted Louie, how CUTE! I adore kittens and cats!
Isabelle x

tintocktap said...

Ooh, I love the coast too - I've never lived on the coast (would love to), but my grandparents lived in North Berwick (east of Edinburgh) and I had many happy holidays there as a child.

And aren't parents wonderful at making throw-away remarks that can be unintentionally hurtful? I think my Mum's an expert.

Hope you make it to Austria one day ......

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

i love reading peoples tags you get to know more about them :-)

ooo nearly 100 posts - im around that number as well and have a giveaway for my one year blogiversary so make sure you leave me a comment !
hope your having a good weekend - the weather here is very weird!
Lx

JuliaB said...

ahhhhhh... I wish I could be your fairy godmother, wave my wand and say "you will go to Austria". If I was you though, a shindig at the registry office and with your favourite people might be just the thing. xxx

Lynda said...

enjoyed your blog! Love the "surfer'
Look forward to dropping by again!

Tillyboo said...

I want that horse ! xx

Melanie said...

Hi Alex, thank you for your comment. I do like to live my life by a routine, I'm always planning ahead, sometimes I wish I could be more easy going, but I just cant, I need to plan, I need routine, lol.
Hope you get all sorted, buy yourself a diary, that will help.
Take Care
Love Melanie xxxx