Friday, 3 September 2010

Versatile? aw shucks... do you think so?

I have received an award from the lovely Jacey at Coffee n Crochet thank you ! I love her blog and the crochet creations , charity shop finds, hedgerow foraging and scrummy cakes..... a real mixed bag of a blog....

now I have to do 3 things...

thank the award giver...... check!
tell you 7 interesting things about myself.... oh crumbs!
and give the award to 15 fellow blogger's..... okaly dokaly!

now let me see!

even though I have always stated "team player" on all my CV's I really much prefer to get on and do a job by myself... firm believer in " if you want something done properly.... do it yourself!"

Having 3 older brothers I have always veered away from being a "girly girl" but I have in the past year or 2 I have accepted that I love pretty things... and am starting to be the real me... pleasing myself rather than anyone else....

I use to be totally ambidextrous and could write perfectly with both hands... when I was little my teachers told me to only write with my right hand but I still do most things with either hand...

I have a fear of heights but would love to go up in a hot air balloon

I can roller skate, ski, trampoline, ballroom dance, ride a bicycle and swim
(not all at the same time though!)

I cannot stand Marmite... but I love Mr P enough to make him a Marmite sandwich

I love Reese's Nutrageous bars, if I find them in a shop I buy 3 or 4 and hide them at home...

now for the 15 lucky award winners.... let me see!

1. Ratbag
This lady has had her share of ups and downs and her blog is a mixture of what is going on in this amazing ladies life...and random funny thoughts and happenings... love you Taz, hope your feeling better soon....

2. Sweet Locus Lane Farm
I love this blog for its recipes, its full of real life in a Country I would love to visit and/or live in one day...

3. Cally's Cottage
Such a lovely blog and she loves the same things as me... especially the house in Practical Magic...

4. Menopausal musing
Cathy is a wonderful lady always a supportive word and her posts are amusing sometimes obscure but always wonderful

5. Somerset Seasons
Such a love of nature and the world around us, she helps to keep me grounded and connected with the world around me, sharpening my eyes to notice the un-noticed...

6. Down East Doing Stuff
an amazing artist and posts about the most hilarious goings on at times yet also shares the real stuff... I am loving getting to know this lady and her "birdman" husband

7. Gambits View
This Lady is such a star... through thick and thin and through pain and poorly health she still keeps smiling and crochet and knits her way through life... and she makes me think outside the box and I love her for it! big hugs to you, hope your feeling better today!

8. Marigold Jam
A lovely lady living in my neck of the woods, we will have to meet up one day soon! lol
with amazing childhood memories and a varied content blog ... superb!

9. A Bun Can dance
Denise is a wonderful lady who also opens my eyes to seeing things from a different perspective... and I appreciate this especially when my eyes are a little foggy

10. One day at a time
now this lady is definitely keeping it real... there's no beating around the bush with this gal... lol
I love stopping by for a visit and checking out what she up to on the other side of the pond...

11. Serendipity, Raindrops and Roses
I love this blog and back reading about her visit to England while accompanying a friend was so exciting to read about a visitors view of the place where you live... so many differing creative talents and a lovely lady to boot!

12.Dollytub Cottage
what a hoot this mad cap lady is... she's started an agony aunt service too! lol love her to bits!

13. Itch2Stitch
Do you remember the illustrations in the old Enid Blyton or Milly Molly Mandy books? this wonderful lady paints pictures just like those and she embroiders them too and the antics of her and George are hilarious at times... big hugs to you Susie and happy holidays in London...

14. Smilernpb
Nicola has become a good friend since we did a swap many moons ago... and her blog covers the trials and tribulations of being a mum of 3, when she has any spare time she makes some fantastic felt and cross stitch pieces too! I have a beautiful owl and a flowery button badge (that's on my bag!) and seaside cross stitch picture... Hi Nicola!

15. Roman Sock
Now this blog is fairly new to me I came across it when I was searching for a tortoise crochet pattern and her amigurumi patterns are amazing and I love how she brushes the yarn to make the animals fluffy and cute.... so much talent....

16. Snippity Gibbet
this lady is amazing and her creations with a piece of paper and a pair of scissors are so beautiful... I dearly wish she were teaching art to my children such creativeness is a joy to behold..

17. Mary Poppins
Now I don't know how she does it but this lady is "connected!" and she hosts the most amazing giveaways... and she's a fabulous crafty lady too making wonderful creations... I am currently working on a swap parcel for her and I hope to have it posted very soon... trouble is I have fallen out of love with the creation I have made her .. do you ever do that? and I think tomorrow morning I will make something different! lol

18. Lisa Ridgeon Originals
I love Lisa's creations I have many items that she has made from cakes to Halloween creations... a very friendly person who I promise I will meet up with one day... lol

19. Contented
Rachel is fabulous blogger and I love her little felt birdie brooches that she makes (I have just bought 2 more... lol) and her blog is full of scrummy fabric and creations... today I am wearing an orange birdie brooch... and I always get comments about them... the others adorn my bag... be a shame to leave them at home! lol

20. oh my goodness I was only suppose to do 15! lol

I love all of my fellow bloggers for a whole host of different reasons... I always follow people who follow me and I always add you to my side bar... I may not always comment but I try to as often as I can...

take care all you lovely scrummy people
and have a wonderful weekend where ever you may be!

I will be back next week with the comings and goings of Daniels first days at school and the final reveal on the kitchen


A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Alex!
Thank you so much for the award - it is just what I needed at the moment - a boost and big smile, thanks to you!
I loved reading through your 7 interesting things, and I was very relieved to hear you don't do all those sporty things at the same time!! And the blog list you've written about, is fab, as there are lots of blogs I've never visited which I can go explore now!
Thank you again - sending you a big hug :-)
Denise x

lisa ridgeon said...

Oh, cool. Thankyou for the award Alex. How lovely of you to send it my way.

I enjoyed reading your seven interesting things which were indeed interesting but now i'm rather flummoxed as to what might be interesting about me! I shall indeed ponder that for a while.

Big hugs my friend.


~Onreeone~ said...

Thank you so much for the award--I needed a smile and this was perfect. I would love to go up in a hot air balloon myself and one of these days I will. We have a gentleman here in our little town who owns one. I have chased down a few, but actually never got to go.

Reeses Nutrageous Bars are amazing--r they hard to come by across the pond cuz if so, well, I know someone that could keep u stocked up for life...ME! Thank's again- what an honor. Blessings to you and yours--Angie

Menopausal musing said...

Thank you Alex....... lovely to read your seven interesting things..... Unfortunately I can't think of seven re myself! Hope that kitchen is coming along just as you want it and that you have hot water! :o)

Cally's Cottage said...

Thank you for the award!! I have never had one before- Yay..And it is lovely to learn more about you and also read about bloggers that I haven't met yet...
Have a Wonderful Weekend,
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

sweet locus lane farm said...

Thanks Alex for the award. It is neat reading seven interesting things about you. I believe we are all interesting but I know it is difficult to think of seven interesting things about ourselves.

Blessings Marlyn

Rachel said...

Thanks for the award Alex, and the kind words! I'm pretty crubbish at passing these things on though, but I really appreciate you thinking of me. Your birdies went in the mail this morning so should be with you very soon!
Rachel x said...

Awhhhhhhhh! Thank you! You lovely lady, you! I love marmite, yummy! I love the kitchen in Practical magic and just watch the film to see it, and that dance they do around the kitchen! Thank you for the award, I will post about it when I get back! Thank you for your holiday wishes too! Love to you Susie xxxx said...

Oooh, and I can't wait to see your kitchen and hear about Daniel's first day at school! xxx

marigold jam said...

Thank you so much for thinking of me and passing on the award and for your kind comments. I can't think of any interesting facts about me just at the moment but there must be some! I will give it some thought and I will also check out the other versatile bloggers later.


Leanne said...

Thankyou alex! it was very sweet of you to nominate me for your award, thank you!

leanne x

MarieAnge said...

Oh my!
I've never received an award before LOL Quite taken aback by this and ahh thank you? :) (now I'm doing some major blushing!)

I don't believe in taking life laying down irregardless of the bumps on the road I'm too stubborn to give in to anything!

My kids always said that about me; that I make them think outside of the box. Glad I still have that knack!

Angel :)

Snippety Gibbet said...

Thanks so much for including me. That made my day. jan

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