Wednesday, 28 August 2013

A Nomination...

I was so happy this week.
Firstly I arrived home from a lovely holiday engaged.
Then I received a nomination for a Liebster blog award from a very lovely lady indeed!
I make no secret that Joy's blog Joyjinkscreations is one of my favourite reads.
Joy's blog is full of wonderful things, things to inspire and enjoy. All the posts are amazingly well written and her sunny, friendly personality shines through all of them.
So I now need to think of some random facts about me. Hmm...
1, I'm a huge animal lover, I love nearly all animals and am fascinated by them. I have two cats and a hamster in the house at the moment. If it was up to me I would have a lot more!  
2, You know I said I loved "nearly all animals"...well there's one that makes me screech and that's wasps. I cannot bear them.
3, I'm very shy and quiet.
4, I'm a trained nursery nurse.
5, I light a scented candle every night as it helps me to relax.
6, To me, home is definitely where the heart is.
7, Family is massively important to me. I am always at my happiest with my daughter, partner, parents and brother - all just spending time together and having a giggle.
8, I'm a huge worrier
9, I hate being centre of attention (might be a bit of a problem at our wedding next year)
10, I adore everything vintage.
11, My dream is to one day own a vintage VW camper van and travel round wherever the wind takes us.
My questions from Joy... 
1  Who has influenced you most in your life?
The people who have influenced me most in my life are my parents.

2  If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?
I'm not sure...maybe Italy because I love the culture and food!

3  If you went back to school what would you choose to study?
It would definitely be Art, it was the only subject I enjoyed at school and did well at. 

4 Are you impulsive when making decisions or do you ponder things first?
Some decisions I ponder for a while, but most everyday decisions I try to make instinctively.

5  What is your food preference when you eat out?
Oh definitely Italian, I love pasta and fresh vegetables.

6  Looking at your average day, what do you enjoy best?
On an average day I enjoy our evening meal when everyone sits down together chatting and relaxing.

7  What gives you the least pleasure in your daily routine?
Washing up I can't bear it!

8  Is there a famous person that you would love to meet, and why?
I'd like to meet the comedian Steve Coogan because he seems like a really interesting and intelligent person. 

9  Tell us about a favourite place in your locality that you like to visit.
One of my favourite places is the 'Panorama.' It's lovely to get out in the mountains and breath in the fresh, clean air. It's a great place for taking photos too.

10 If you were marooned on an island what would you choose to have with you?
Other than my family! I think it would have to be my best friend because we are always easy in each others company.

11 What is your favourite type of film?
I love a period drama where you can lose yourself in a story.

Silly me forgot to nominate ops!
I'd really like to nominate Jennifer at thistlebear I love reading Jennifer's varied and enlightening blog, some of her post have really touched my heart especially her post about her old friend Angus.
I've also noticed Jennifer has just over 200 followers but I thought maybe I'd be let off with that over sight :(
I'd like to add that there's no pressure to reply with a post, it does take a little time but I found it fun.
Also I hope Joy doesn't mind but if I could recycle her questions that would be great (pretty please)
Thank you so much for thinking of me.


  1. Congratulations on you engagement and your blog award, well derseved.
    Clare x

  2. I really enjoyed reading this. You and I have a lot in common; I'm also quiet and hate being at the center of attention. I wanted to cover my face at my own wedding! Sad but true. I also hope to own an old camper someday, maybe something like an Airstream or a Scottie type of trailer, and head out on the road! Maybe I'll run into you! :)

    1. Hey maybe we will pass each other one day in our campers. Thank you for your lovely comment. That is sad about your wedding day, I know exactly where your coming from x

  3. Well done FB - I really enjoyed learning a bit more about you and we have even more in common than we at first thought! Family, animals, home, candles, wide open beautiful places, art - obviously a huge love of children! You're such a lovely person, and don't be concerned about the shyness on your wedding day - you'll be so happy you won't even be aware of it!
    I notice you haven't nominated any one to receive a reward - was that a choice you made or did you inadvertently miss that bit?
    Keep on with your sweet and lovely blog FB, I so enjoy keeping up with your everyday happenings and obviously so do many others! And congratulations once again on your award!
    The best of best wishes to you!
    Joy xo

    1. Oh gosh! No I must have missed that bit, silly me will add some nominations shortly.
      Oh dear :(
      Thank you for that I would have felt awful missing that, and thank you for your lovely comments too xx

  4. I always love reading these random facts and answers for the award. It gives a great picture of the person that's behind the blog. You did a brilliant job on yours. Congradulations on your nomination.

  5. What a fun read. I laughed reading about washing up. It is such a chore to me too but I like to be clean! I hope you get that VW someday and can drive all over the place feeling totally free. :)

  6. Congratulations on your award too. I share your dream of driving away in a VW camper van!
    Sarah x

  7. Congratulations on your award. I would love to go back and do art at school again.
    S xx

  8. Lovely to learn a little about you! We have a few things in common, I also dislike being the centre of attention, I'm a worrier and I adore Italy and Italian food!
    M x

  9. Joy nominated me too and I enjoyed reading your answers to the same questions as me. It was fun wasn't it? Jo x

    1. Yes I enjoyed it, it was nice to write something different for a change x


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