Monday, 18 July 2011

Family, Awards and Handmade Monday.

Wow what a busy couple of weeks I've had, some ups and some downs. 
On the up side I had my daughter and grandson to stay with me for a week and that was great fun. The house seems so quiet now they have gone back home. 
My mum,bless her, was in hospital for a short while, things improved and so they allowed her home, after one day at home she had a dizzy spell, blacked out and fell on some steps and was duly carted off to hospital for another week, she's back home again now and doing well. (Fingers crossed)

Out for a stroll

Another up is I have been awarded the One Lovely Blog Award by my fellow bloggers so I would like send my thanks to the following people.

Here are a few guidelines that go along with this award

Link back to the wonderful people who gave me the award

Share 7 random things about myself

Pass on the award to 15 deserving, newly found or loved blogs.

Ok, the 'rules' say random, so they don't have to be profound, witty or interesting although it would be better if they were at least one of the three, but hey, whose to say what's witty  to one person would be dead pan to another, so I'll just plump for random and hope for the best.....

  1. According to my children and my husband I cannot carry a tune and anyone who has ever heard me sing agrees with them.
  2. I hate feeling cold. 
  3. As a child I wanted to have the ability to become invisible, I'd still like to, just think of the fun I could have.
  4. My favourite  re-reads  are the 'Clan of the Cave Bear' series of books by Jean M Auel, the 'Duncton Wood' series by William Horwood and 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens which I read every Christmas.
  5. I don't like ice in my drinks.
  6. My first job was as a 'Window Dresser' in a Fashion and Bridal Shop.
  7. I think it's really difficult to think of 7 random things. Ok so this last one is cheating but it didn't say anything in the rules about not cheating.
Below are the 15 blogs I have chosen. I hope you pop over and have a look. These are all blogs I enjoy visiting, some I have followed for a while and some are quite new to me but they are all worth a visit.

I don't know how the number 15 came about and I feel it is a bit of a high number so if I have passed this award to you and you don't yet follow 15 blogs then I'm sure nobody would mind if you do less, after all the rules are more guidelines than 'law'. These awards are a great way of discovering new blogs or as a way of thanking the writers of those blogs we enjoy visiting, but most of all they are fun. There are no 'do's or dont's' about these awards, they are not compulsory and I understand that not everyone likes to participate, I picked the following because I enjoy them not because I expect them to do anything. I hope you enjoy them too.

I have a bit of a catch up to do with my Plaque Orders, as with all of my Plaques this one can be done in any colour requested and can be painted and hung either landscape or portrait.

Now it's time for a bit of a blog catch up, I'm off to read all the wonderful blogs who are participating in 1st Unique Gifts' blog hop, You can find it here at Wendy's blog so why not come along and check out what everyone else has been up to.

Before I go I would like to thank Kirsty at Ladybird Beads for featuring a Personalised Canvas of mine, I hope you take the time and pop over to her blog.

Bye for now, I wish you all a good week.
Jan x


  1. Sounds like you've had an eventful time lately, I hope your mum gets well soon and well done on the plaque, I love the design. x

  2. Thank you Dorsetgirl, and once again thank you for the award, it will soon be adorning my side bar. x

  3. Sorry to hear about your Mum - hope she is feeling better soon. Sounds like you have had a fun time with your daughter and grandson though.

    The plaque is lovely - really nice colouring.

    Congrats on the award - well deserved.

    Ali x

  4. sounds like a very up and down week hope your mum feels better soon and congratulations on your award xx

  5. Hope your mum's much better soon. I love reading these blog award posts, I love the random things info! x

  6. I hope your mum continues to improve. I'm just getting into the Jean Auel books, taking number 2 on my hols this year. It's ncie to find a fellow fan. Well done on receiving your award.

  7. Well done on your award! Your blog is very deserving, I love it!

  8. Thank you for the award. I have put a link back to your blog from my blog. Also sorry to hear about your mum. I hope she will get well soon. Wish her all the best.

  9. Congratulations on the award and thank you for awarding it to me in return! I am very flattered.
    Sorry to hear your mum hasn't been well and hope she feels better soon. I remember how stressed and upset I was when my Nana was is just horrendous.
    Sending hugs from me and Sandy xxxx
    (Anna@SilverPAw....silly blogger won't let me sign it!)

  10. Well done on the Award, and glad to hear your mum is getting better.

    Just love the little pram, reminds me of the Silver Cross pram that my mum pushed me around in!

  11. You have certainly had a full week, congratulations on the award and love the plaque. Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Sorry about your Mum hope she is now on the road to recovery


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