Saturday, 18 August 2012


I recently received this award from the truly love Renee over at Confessions of a Yarn Addict, and I would like to say that if anyone deserves this award, she does! An example of her loveliness, last year, I was complaining about the lack of sock yarn where I live, and she sent me a huge box! She recently moved across the states pretty much by  herself (her husband had already moved), with a toddler and puppy in tow, not something I would like to attempt. Seriously, you should go read her blog, she's an incredible person, and I admire her strength and determination so much. Plus she's a pretty good knitter too! So, thank you Renee, and if I could send this back to you, I definitely would!

Ok so,what I need to do:

1. Thank the person who honoured you with this award.


2. Tell everyone seven (7) unknown things about yourself.

Hmmm... this might be difficult, I'm pretty open about myself, but I'll see what I can do
  1. I am ridiculously addicted to Pickled Onion Monster Munch, which are corn based crisps (chips to the Americans) in the shape of monster foot prints. I could literally eat 3 bags a day if I let myself, but I try not too, because they're not good for me

  2. I get completely and utterly emotionally attached to my plants. I've recently grown some coriander and chives from seed, and I'm not sure I can bring myself to eat them. I had a lemon cucumber plant, which I bought for 10p for charity, and it got eaten by a slug, which really upset me. I haven't been able to find any seeds for it either, as it seems to be quite a rare plant, but I keep looking. 

  3. I have a Mouseman ashtray, which we found down the back of our old piano when we were selling it. It had been lost by my Granny when my Dad was about six, so it goes to show things can still turn up years later.

  4. In fact, I love this ashtray so much, I got a lamp to match it for my 21st birthday with a beaver on it, and I like to sit in the dark on an evening with just the lamp on (yes, I am pushing it for interesting things to say about me...)

  5. I love music festivals, and have been to Leeds Festival every year since '04, and Download Festival in '04-'09 and '12. I'm currently trying to get a day ticket for Leeds Festival '12 because I couldn't bear to miss it.

  6. I absolutely love the Sims 3 (in fact, I've been playing it all week), but I have to massively ration my playing time, or I can start playing it in the morning and not move all day. It's a massive time suck...

  7. I once managed to break a two inch thick wooden fence with the base of my back, and never went to hospital, even though I had a lump the size of a fist on it for a long time afterwards. It's because I was riding my pony, Bo, the week before, and he'd gone over a jump then stopped dead, which caused me to land on my head. I was fine, and my riding instructor insisted that he could have stayed on, and got on the pony to show me how it was done, without wearing a riding hat. Of course, he went over the jump, Bo stopped, and my instructor landed on his head too, for which I had no sympathy. But anyway, at school the next day, my neck seized up, and my Mum had to take a day off work to take me to the hospital. So she banned me from riding Bo. The next week, I got straight back on Bo, my best friend distracted him, and again, he went over a jump, then stopped dead to say hello to her, effectively throwing me through the fence at the edge of the school. And I didn't dare tell my Mum, because she'd banned me from riding him. I would like to say, he wasn't a bad horse, just easily distracted and didn't seem to realise I couldn't read his mind. He would always look at me when I was on the ground as if to say "what are you doing down there?" He looked a lot like this, but with a much cheekier glint in his eye:
3. Nominate fifteen (15) blogs and notify each recipient of their nomination.

I'm not saying I will nominate 15, because I think that's quite hard to do, but I will nominate a few of my favourites, so you should check them out!

A Stash Addicts Ramblings... -  Danielle dyes the most incredible yarns in the world, posts amazing picture and has adorable children, what more do you want?

Lynda Grace An Hour Away - Lynda has the definition of a lovely blog, she shares her stories about her world, posts pictures, and is doing an ongoing piece where she posts diary entries  from a woman in 1929. She has a real way with words, and is well worth a read.

Salamander Dreams - beautiful embroidery and experimentation which colours and patterns in different media, very inspiring

Peppermint Mocha Mama - a team leader of Nerd Wars, participates in every event,and every event in the HPKCHC, and still finds time to look after her adorable daughter. Plus, she's an ex-Disney Cast Member, with a love of all things Disney, and her blog is well worth a read.

The Barefoot Crofter - this blog is kind of breaking the rules, because its author is on a break for the summer, and so no blog comments can be posted, so I can't let her know, but I couldn't have a list of lovely blogs without it. She owns a small farm (croft) and posts updates about farm life with beautiful pictures (which she is still updating).

Needles, Pins and Baking Tins - can I just say wow. The quilts that the author of this blog, Laura, makes are just to die (or dye) for! She's giving me a quilting bug,and I really want to try it now, maybe one day...

Master of a Thousand Things - one of the wonderful organisers and moderators of the Year in Projects group on Ravelry. Beautiful knitting, and a generally happy and enjoyable, well written blog.

And I think that's it for me, I beat Renee by one blog, so I didn't disgrace myself with my list. I hope you'll go check some out and find some new reading material!


  1. Thank you for nominating me and for your lovely words!

    Do you realise you are a no-reply blogger? It means I can't reply to your comments on my blog. There's a tutorial here if you'd like to fix it:

  2. hmm..OK, I think #1 sounds awful..but I would be willing to try it..I'm about to harvest my lemon cucumbers..if I get some seeds for next season..I'll grab xtra..I still hide stuff from my mother!

    thanks for the blog roll..

  3. Thank you for nominating me for the “lovely blog” award. I am honored.

  4. Thank you my lovely, for your kind words and nominating for this lovely award xxx