Lucky Old Me and Thank You!

I have been generously nominated for the Liebster Award and here’s the link back to my kind nominator to whom I must apologise as I can’t find her name on her blog! However I do know she’s an aspiring writer, a wife, a mother and a grandmother 🙂

http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/liebster-award/

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But then, today (a few days after I started this post) I got a slightly different version of the Liebster Award….

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This one I got from my blogging buddy Sarah at:

http://sarahneeve.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/award-ketchup/

So I have decided to combine the two!

  •     Nominate 8 fellow bloggers-Yip yip yip
  •     Place the award on the post-Yip yip yip
  •     Mention the nominator and leave a link -Yip yip yip
  •     Answer 11 questions about yourself-Yip yip yip

Answer me do!

1. What is your favorite song?

‘Ghost’ by The Indigo Girls

2. What was the last thing you ate?

She loves a salad at lunchtime...perhaps a little cheese or ham with it, often followed by fruit!

She loves a salad at lunchtime…perhaps a little cheese or ham with it, often followed by fruit!

3. Do you prefer to read from an eReader or a paper copy?

Love ’em all…ipad, iphone, e-reader and books!

4. List your five favorite movies?

Oh blimey! Love all Lord of the Rings films and The Hobbit…rats…one short. Ah-Enid Blyton- Brer Rabbit stories (Do anythin’ to me but don’t throw me in the briar patch!)

"I gotta watch out for that Brer Fox...but he'll never find me up here!" said Brer Rabbit!

“I gotta watch out for that Brer Fox…but he’ll never find me up here!” said Brer Rabbit!

5. What writing project are you working on now?

How to get a better shot of this woodpecker…

"Neh doodle a doodle! Just keeping slightly out of range for her!" said naughty Woodruff Woodpecker!

“Neh doodle a doodle! Just keeping slightly out of range for her!” said naughty Woodruff Woodpecker!

….and this Kingfisher…

"I'm too fast for her!" laughed Kindle a little unkindly. Sadly beauty was only skin deep on this occasion!

“I’m too fast for her!” laughed Kindle a little unkindly. Sadly beauty was only skin deep on this occasion!

 

6. Are you allergic to anything?

My bare skin and grass do NOT mix!

My bare skin and grass do NOT mix!

 

7. Do you have any real life stories that start with, “This one time at camp…”

Yes yes I do but it was at college…..these are the elements involved

  • armed robber
  • dear friend
  • vicar
  • farm in Somerset
  • London flying squad dawn raid
  • throwing a bag with thousands of pounds onto next door student roof
  • Breaking in to aforementioned house

How about that then? No picture to go with that though!

 

8. How do you handle telemarketers?

Slightly flarey nostrilled….

"Ewe talking to me? Ewe talking to me? Nah, she's not in. Bye then...bye!"

“Ewe talking to me? Ewe talking to me? Nah, she’s not in. Bye then…bye!”

 

9. When was the last time you wrote someone a letter by hand and mailed it?

On Monday I wrote a Get Well card to my dear 85 year old neighbour which had this picture on it….

"I'm spinning around, nah nah nah nah nah...." sang Kylie Cyclamen!

“I’m spinning around, nah nah nah nah nah….” sang Kylie Cyclamen!

 

10. Besides writing, do you have any other artsy talents?

Play the piano, make cards, make alcohol from fruit!

11. What is your favorite joke?

One about a caterpillar who has a lisp (lithp!) with the punch line “I’ve been thick (sick!).”

And, of course sadly, any of my own!

"Can a man with a hatchet face cut up a side street?" thought Geraint Grebe idly, not really knowing what he was thinking about!He needed to be careful though because if he carried on saying things like that soemone may commit Grebious Bodily Harm against him!

“Can a man with a hatchet face cut up a side street?” said Geraint Grebe idly, not really knowing what he was talking about!
He needed to be careful though because if he carried on saying weird things like that someone may commit Grebious Bodily Harm against him!

These are my nominations:

http://crazytraintotinkytown.com   Love reading about her adventures in Turkey (and elsewhere)! 🙂

http://opallaontrails.wordpress.com      Lots of lovely and varied posts here 🙂

http://lyndamichele.wordpress.com    First saw a cardinal bird on this blog and have enjoyed lots of the photography and fun 🙂

http://dewetswild.com      Wonderful South African wildlife photography 🙂

http://ehkstream.org    Fabulous art and sculpture…so imaginative 🙂

http://rodposse.com   Really creative and interesting photos. Also runs a photography competition 🙂

http://s3city.com   Alex is from Moscow and takes fabulous photos 🙂

http://prideinphotos.com   Laurie writes lovely posts and great photos 🙂

Hope you like it!

That’s All! See Ya xx

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Thank You Very Much!

I have been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by

http://opallaontrails.wordpress.com

to whom I have sent my thanks!

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When thinking of who (or is it whom) to nominate, the qualities on the following list should be taken into account:

“The quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page. Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them. Honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.”

Thus says…. Versatile Blogger Award blog site

I have to say seven things about myself!

1) Where others are becoming drawn toward tweeting and the medium of Twitter, I am becoming more drawn to Twitchers and their bird stalking habits!

"Yow!" said Bella Blue Tit, "I think I flew a little too close to that twig!"

“Yow!” said Bella Blue Tit, “I think I flew a little too close to that twig!”

2) I have twin sons of 25, and to think, I’m only 31 myself!! Amazing!!

Twin Puff Balls (Very unlike my sons...sorry boys!).

Twin Puff Balls (Very unlike my sons…sorry boys!).

3) I think sheep are rather wonderful but could not complete a bird walk 2 days ago because there were cows in the field. My one and only phobia! Well maybe not phobia, but they don’t half scare me!

"I have been trying very hard lately tp perfect my Mona Lisa look....whaddya think?" baa-ed Sheena

“I have been trying very hard lately to perfect my Mona Lisa look….whaddya think?” baa-ed Sheena

"Aw!" mooed Cara, "I'm so sad you are scared of me...go on rush past me now whilst I'm not looking!"

“Aw!” mooed Cara, “I’m so sad you are scared of me…go on rush past me now whilst I’m not looking!”

4) I am an uncontrollable scrumper! I can’t pass a hedgerow without stopping and picking! I then like to make yummy things with the foraged food. My favourite was damson vodka!!!

Oh yeah! I've been a scrumpin'.

Oh yeah! I’ve been a scrumpin’.

How can I resist?

How can I resist?

5) I love new technology….iphone, iPad, imad about it! But, my camera….and close up photography, getting home and downloading, then…there they all are on icloud where ever I am! Oh JOY!

"As you have tried harder with your focus Mrs. Photographer, then I will reveal both sets of my antennae, though the top set are officially called my eyestalks!" said Steve with a wink!

“As you have tried harder with your focus Mrs. Photographer, then I will reveal both sets of my antennae, though the top set are officially called my eyestalks!” said Steve with a wink!

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

6) I love slapstick! I will become convulsed if you were to fall over in front of me…but I would also have the grace to be deeply embarrassed about the whole thing!

And I love horse with moustaches!

And I love horse with moustaches!

7) I love blogging and always look forward to my time in the wordpress world 🙂

And I have to nominate 15 worthy bloggers who are:

http://praguebykaty.wordpress.com

http://leafandtwig.wordpress.com

http://cobbledtoolbox.wordpress.com

http://smartntrendymom.wordpress.com

http://crazytraintotinkytown.com

http://sarahneeve.wordpress.com

http://dewetswild.com

http://sethsnap.com

http://leannecolephotography.com

http://lyndamichele.wordpress.com

http://lindavernon.wordpress.com

http://ladyornot.com

http://wheresmybackpack.com

http://ehkstream.org

http://pleisbilongtumi.wordpress.com

 

Reader Appreciation Award

Well well well!

How lovely!

I have been awarded the ‘Reader Appreciation Award’ by Sarah!

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http://sarahneeve.wordpress.com

Thank you very much!

With such awards come much responsibility…there are rules you know!

The Reader Appreciation Award Rules:

1. Link back to the person who nominated you. This I have done!

2. Attach the icon to your site. This I will do!

3. Answer the attached questions. Be patient…I will!

4. Nominate 6 bloggers who you feel deserve this award. Not a problem!

You have questions I believe….

1. What is your favorite color?

Purple

Purple

Green

Green

...and yellow

…and yellow

all together in…..

Woody Nightshade!

Woody Nightshade!

2. What is your favorite animal?

'She doesn't know which  animal or bird she likes best!' said Maggie Moorhen, 'She seems to like quite a lot of us and just can't ever make up her mind!'

‘She doesn’t know which animal or bird she likes best!’ said Maggie Moorhen, ‘She seems to like quite a lot of us and just can’t ever make up her mind!’

3. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?

Tea!

4. What is your favorite number?

Gilbert thought hard...'I think it's the same number as how many legs I have!'

Gilbert thought hard…’I think it’s the same number as how many legs I have!’

5. What is your favorite day of the week?

'Let's be honest,' said Henry the Horse showing the whites of his eyes, 'She likes those days when she can legitimately have a damn good alcoholic drink and not worry about the consequences!'

‘Let’s be honest,’ said Henry the Horse showing the whites of his eyes, ‘She likes those days when she can legitimately have a damn good alcoholic drink and not worry about the consequences!’

6. What is your favorite flower?

Any daisy like flower, rose, and iris.

Any daisy like flower, rose and iris.

But also

Orchids!

Orchids!

7. What is your passion?

'Her passion,' said Gilbert, 'is taking photos of things she likes and then making fools of them!'

‘Her passion,’ said Gilbert, ‘is taking photos of things she likes and then making fools of them!’

8. Do you watch television?

Oh yes I do!

9. Who is your favorite author?

I think Julia Donaldson (Gruffalo) is a genius!

10. Do you like 80′s movies?

I’m not much of a movie fan…bit too fidgety-no idea what films were about in the eighties!

11. How do you like your eggs?

Well, fried would be my first choice with a touch of salt and branston fruity (brown sauce). However I have trained myself to not have fried eggs cos of the ‘fry’ bit! Though now I think of it, a soft boiled egg is pretty darned good-not with toast fingers though. Mind you….there’s always poached, on toast with a cup of tea on one side.

12. When did you discover blogging?

Last May (2012) – I hadn’t a clue what I was doing, nobody saw my posts…but the delight when I got my first ‘like’ was wonderful. I was (and still am) so grateful that anyone ever bothers!

My first ever picture from my first ever blog called 'Beautiful morning-new life'.

My first ever picture from my first ever blog called ‘Beautiful morning-new life’.

13. Why do you like to blog?

Ummmm-that’s quite hard to actually put into words. There’s great satisfaction in seeing something you have created being ‘out there’ and then there’s that other people are looking at it! I think bloggers are pretty good sorts too and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know different bloggers!

The bloggers I am nominating are those whose name I constantly see in the ‘like’ section at the bottom of one of my posts. I am very thankful to them. Even more thankful when they comment! To each of you, please accept this award if you would like to…

http://artisticmilestone.wordpress.com

http://mindingtheminis.com

http://retireediary.wordpress.com

http://milnersblog.wordpress.com

http://opallaontrails.wordpress.com

http://addgrainonearth.com