Friday, August 3, 2012

Desperately Belated Award Thanks

With my blogging time more limited these days, I've been a tad slack at passing on any blog awards I'd been tagged for recently, blog awards which were appreciated so very much and which I would love to continue on in order to share around a bit of blog love...

Going back a little bit now, I was kindly tagged for a Liebster Award by two lovely ladies, Claire of Scissors Paper Rock and Catherine of A Time To Create.  Thank you so much ladies!!  This award is all about the number 11... I have to list 11 random facts about myself, answer 11 questions and pose a series of 11 questions to the next bloggers I tag.

However, before I get writing about myself, I also want to thank Claire of oscarlucinda who passed on a Sunshine Award to me a few months back and Sue of Sweetpea Family who tagged me for a One Lovely Blog Award.  Rather than boring you all with too many insignificant facts about myself, I'll use the Liebster Blog Award to continue sharing the blog love.  Here goes...

  1. I am attracted to anything blue - duck egg blue or navy blue in particular.
  2. I have only ever lived in two houses - my childhood home and my current one.
  3. I have a mug of Milo each night after tea.
  4. I'd love to have chickens in our backyard - sadly Paul and our council laws don't agree.
  5. My favourite thing about Christmas is wrapping presents.
  6. Growing up, I wanted to become an architect, a graphic designer or a journalist.  I became a teacher.
  7. At 18 months of age, I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis - I outgrew it in my early teens.
  8. I still have an 'old school' mobile... time for a long overdue upgrade soon...
  9. The only time I brush my hair is right before I wash it as brushing curls = frizz
  10. I have a freckle on my nose.
  11. I have never tasted oysters or mussels.

Here are my responses to the questions Claire asked me...
  1. One word that best describes you? This is a hard question... I'd like to think 'thoughtful'
  2. Sweet or savoury?  Sweet (there is a raspberry muffin on my plate next to me as I type!)
  3. Why do you blog?  To connect and share with like minded people, to record memories for my family and to fulfill my love of writing
  4. What are you reading at the moment?  'French Children Don't Throw Food' and 'Simplicity Parenting'
  5. Favourite film of all time?  There's a few... Little Women, Anne of Green Gables and The Notebook.
  6. If you were a colour, which would you be and why? I Googled 'personality colours' for this question... I would have to say white because of my strong desire for simplicity 
  7. Reality TV, love or loathe?  In general, love it
  8. Describe a perfect day...  Cups of tea, fun with my girls, a clean house, time for blogging and crafting, pottering around the house, a family outing in the sunshine, not having to cook tea and an uninterrupted night's sleep 
  9. Somewhere in the world you're dying to go to?  The UK
  10. Biggest fear?  Ill health

I'd like to pass on the Liebster Award to the bloggers listed pressure, only if you feel like joining in and haven't yet done so...

And the questions I'd love for them to answer are:
  1. Favourite flower?
  2. What colour is your handbag?
  3. How long have you been blogging for?
  4. Poached, fried or scrambled eggs?
  5. Winter or summer?
  6. Do you have a regular holiday destination?  If so, where?
  7. Favourite day of the week?
  8. Which famous person would you love to invite to dinner?
  9. Do you have any siblings?
  10. Daily must have?
  11. Favourite perfume?

Thanks again to the lovely ladies who thought of me for these blog awards!


  1. I like your idea of a perfect day...bliss :)
    Oh, I'm blushing at this little award. I will answer this questions when we get back from holidays. Have a beautiful weekend xx

    1. Wouldn't an uninterrupted nights' sleep be especially wonderful? :) I look forward to reading your answers to the above, have a great time away xx

  2. Lovely to learn more about you Amanda...congrats on the well deserved awards too!

  3. Yay! Thanks for accepting, answering & passing on :)))
    It was great to learn a little more about you! And I think your perfect day sounds like BLISS!!!!! And I also are very thoughtful!
    Thanks again,
    Have a great weekend Amanda,
    Claire x

    1. Thanks Claire and thanks again so much for passing this on to me, it means so much coming from a blogger whose blog is one of my favourites xx

  4. Received my decal in the post today Amanda - Thank you very much. Looking forward to creating a welcoming masterpiece this weekend... Sandy

    1. You're welcome, you'll have to email me a photo of what you make... have fun!

  5. hi gorgeoous i was so happy to see your blog in my newsfeed..congratualtions on your awards:) i love all your anwers i must agree on wrapping presents around christmas its a favourite of mine too!! and anything blue especially egg blue yes please..hope you are well hugs melli xx

  6. So lovely to read your responses Amanda. You sound just lovely! (even if that does sound a bit odd!). And I'm reading Simplicity Parenting at the mo too. Seems like everyone is!

  7. Lovely to learn more about you Amanda and I'm not surprised so many people passed on awards to you. Blue is my favourite colour too and like you, I have an old mobile. It works pretty well still, despite being very old, but like you, might be time for a replacement :)

  8. Just lovely Amanda, I too had Juvienlle Arthritis, I was diganosed at 12, I too grew out of it, thankgoodness, Jillx

    1. Wow, I'm glad you grew out of it too, especially having been diagnosed at an older age than me x

  9. Hi Amanda
    very well done on receiving your award and I loved reading your post. Thank you for all of your lovely comments on my posts, and I can report back that my car is going to be fixed - yeah I'm so pleased.
    It's a pity you don't live nearer as I would love you to bring Grace to the pottery and we could talk blogland over coffee x

  10. So wonderful to see all that fabulous blog love heading your way, Amanda! Like you and Sarah, I have an old mobile - a Nokia. Am thinking of upgrading to an iPhone. Are you? J x

    1. Yes, am thinking an iPhone - am desperate to join Instagram!

  11. I love these awards that help us to learn more about the blogger! I did have a new phone but have broken it so many times I've given up and gone back to the old Nokia! x

  12. I'm not surprised your color is have such a calmness about you (that I can detect in your blog)!
    Congrats on the awards and so lovely to find out more about you:)

  13. I love your middle name - is so beautiful! :)

    My husband is a tech-head and would never allow me to have an old-fashioned mobile! He's forced me into the new generation of iphones although I can't say that I have a problem with that! :)

  14. Congrats on the awards Amanda
    Took me a while but I love my iPhone...especially instagram

  15. It was my pleasure passing on an award to such a beautiful person:) I love finding out these little things about you:) I haven't tried mussels or oysters yet either, probably never will the look a bit icky to me and I would love to visit the UK after watching all of those episodes of Escape to the Country;) I hope you are have a wonderful day lovely. xx

    1. I'm the same every time I watch that show too Catherine :)


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