…not necessarily in that order!

Shame… I have been shamed into action! When I’m not sure how to do things – I just put off doing it! Shame on me!

I confess – I miss all my post anniversaries, yes this is 149 so next one 150! I have 24! Count them 24 drafts of things I never quite finished. OK that fear thing again!

But much worse I have been honoured with awards that I have yet to acknowledge. For this I am truly, truly sorry!

So… Thank you to Stephanie http://wedontchewglass.wordpress.com/ your blog makes me laugh and cry and appalls me all at the same time – thank you for your humour and honesty and for the One Lovely Blog Award !

Thank you too to Angie, The Novice Gardener  http://thenovicegardener.wordpress.com/ who awarded me The Shine on Award months ago!

Shine On Award

Sorry Angie but Thank You so much and for all your encouragement. Head over over to the Novice Gardener for Fiesta Friday and join the party!

Finally Thank You to Kiran  The Sea and Me http://drkiranacharya.wordpress.com/. So sorry it has taken me this long to say Thank you for The Versatile Blogger Award. As new bloggers, Kiran was there encouraging me to keep going!


Thank you for the above awards and the three lovely people who bestowed them on me. Forgive me for my tardiness but I’m Scottish, we don’t do accolades very well (just look at the Six Nations) our biggest export is our people (that and Irn-Bru and our other National drink!) Anyway thank you, thank you, thank you! And now the rules…I think they all follow the same pattern but the lovely blog award has no strings attached. 

Thank you to everyone else who drops by for a visit and leaves feedback, I really appreciate it. Keep on Blogging I love the diversity out there! Blessings

The “rules” of this award are:

  1.  Thank the person who nominated you.
  2.  Share 7 things about yourself.
  3.  Nominate 15 bloggers.  (If someone does not accept awards, it still stands, even if you cannot fulfill the requirements because this is a no strings attached nomination; only fulfill the award if you have time and are inspired.)
  4.  Notify the nominees.
  5.  Put the logo of the award on your blog.

So here’s 7 random things about me!

  1. I have 4 sisters
  2. I like cats
  3. I hate shopping
  4. I have size 3 feet  (36 or 5 USA) – now you know why I hate shopping !
  5. In the cinema – I’m the one asleep – anywhere warm and dark 🙂
  6. Sunsets make me smile
  7. I’m still trying to understand computers; I’m still trying to work out how to Blog, and much of life is a mystery to me!

So can I fudge my nominations please? (that’s what scuppered it first time round – I find wonderful blogs but forget where!)


Here are the rules of the award:
1. Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Acknowledge that blogger on your blog, and link back.
3. Share seven random, interesting things about yourself.
4. Nominate up to 15 bloggers for the Shine On Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.

The Versatile Blogger Award  (Same rules apply as above)

So the One Lovely Blog Award goes to:

  1. http://housewifeseries.wordpress.com/
  2. http://sharontravelogue.wordpress.com/
  3. https://drkiranacharya.wordpress.com/
  4. http://thaivillage72.wordpress.com/
  5. http://daytrippersippers.wordpress.com/tag/day-trip/
  6. http://portiahdawson.wordpress.com/
  7. http://silkannthreades.wordpress.com/
  8. http://belindaclaushuis.wordpress.com/
  9. http://iseebeautyallaround.com/
  10. http://earthbornliving.me/category/chickens/
  11. http://thenovicegardener.wordpress.com/
  12. http://leafandtwig.wordpress.com/
  13. http://redstuffdan.wordpress.com/
  14. http://okayestmom.wordpress.com/
  15. http://janeykate.wordpress.com/
  16. http://poetsmith.wordpress.com/
  17. http://joyfulrestoration.com/
  18. http://hortographical.wordpress.com/
  19. http://humansarenature.com/
  20. http://ladybluerose.wordpress.com/

Shine on Awards goes to:


The Versatile Blogger Award goes to