Saturday, 28 May 2011

My First Blog Award!!

I just love popping into my world at "Chalky's" and seeing a new comment.
I used to worry that it was an ego thing but it's definitely not!!
I just love having a place where I can have a ramble about my life. A place where I can share what I am up to. 
But most of all a place where I have met friends, learnt so much, glimpsed at other peoples lives, enjoyed the most wonderful photography and a place from where I can go  "Blog Hopping " and end up brimming with inspiration.
But last night I had the most wonderful surprise I had been nominated for my FIRST EVER 
Blog award.
Thank you so much Lucy from In the Sky.
Luckily this morning she has given me a clue about what I have to do next!
Firstly tell you 10 things about myself that you don't know already--- That is actually quite hard as I tend to "tell" it all on blog.
 But here we go!

1) I can read really quickly upside down!

2.) I have no interest in Sport whatsoever.

3). My Great Grandma played the Church Organ at Brentor Church on Dartmoor. Fascinating little church on top of a volcanic outcrop on Dartmoor! It is so worth a Google!

4) I get lost within 3 miles of where I live and can't read maps! The internal magnet gene is definitely missing!

I was once left swimming alone in the sea off an island in Thailand miles from anywhere-- a mix up with the language!

I am useless at Maths!

I was lucky enough to own a pony called Robin Hood when I was in my teens.

I am useless at making picnics!

I have been up in a Hot Air Balloon and loved it!

I hate Coriander intensely!

Next, which is the fun bit - I have to pass this award on.
I have to choose 10 blogs and I hope they are as chuffed to receive it as I was. As the saying goes " This is in no particular order!"

1) Tangled Happy- Sara is such a star at wandering though beautiful blogs and then posting for the rest of us the most inspirational ideas. Thanks Sara!

2)The Blue Chair Diary-- I just love this blog because it is so different to mine- I can't draw for a start and the photography is amazing. This little look at Sophia's life shows how far you can get with a bit of determination and hope!

3)Suztats. Don't you just love it when you see images which are breathtakingly beautiful. They are here and the patience involved!! Well I am always mesmorised!

4) Sharky Knows -- Now anyone who really knows Chalky knows this beautiful blog belongs to Charles. My lovely Daughter-In -Law. She is my very favourite! ( Lucky I only have 1 son!!!) It has been so lovey to see this blog develop and I just love her style of writing. She is so openly honest about what went beautifully and what she is really happy with - Oh! And she mentions me a bit too!

5) Sue is amazing! No other word for it. Sometimes it is quite hard to get to know the real person behind the blog but this is so not the case with Sue also known as Mrs Twins. He efforts with " Sibol" leave me feeling quite humble. Have a look at her blog and you will see what I mean.

6) A Lot of my blog features the idea of " Love is something if you give it away!" I love working for causes that strike a chord and this lovely blog, a fledgling certainly did. I hope it grows and grows. Have a look at the wonderful work going on!

7) A touch of childhood memories .Sal of and I went to school together and taught the "littlies" together for a while. Then our lives drifted apart, but blogging has changed all that. Her sheer enthusiasm is infectious and her way with words both amusing and inspiring. Shame about the football though-- but you can't have everything. Sal loves her garden and I love it too. It features often in her blog. As does her jaunts which of course cover places I know and love so much.

8) This new blog is just so pretty and I love having a visit just to relax and share a little bit of the magic you can find here! Have a look ,you will too!

9) Get ready for inspiration from this lovely blog. The colours are gorgeous.

10) Maybe last but definitely not least I always love to do a bit of "Window shopping" in this beautiful blog. Hope you like it too!

So Thank you again Lucy -- What a lovely surprise!


  1. Congratulations on your award!

  2. Thank you Shirl. Hope all is well with you at the White House. Thanks for popping by
    Love Linda

  3. Linda - Congratulations and well deserved on receiving your award and thank you, you are so kind to have passed on it on to me at - :)

  4. Congratulations on your award!! And thanks for giving it to me too! Hope your enjoying your boy free weekend!

  5. Congratulations on your well deserved award!
    Loved reading your 10 things! That church looks amazing perched up remotely - must have been incredible playing the organ there in your great Grandmothers time!
    Congratulations also to all the bloggers you've passed on the award to!
    One of the great thing about these awards is getting to check out some new blogs - apart from Bluebells and Salssnippets lovely blogs, the rest are new to me so am looking forward to visiting!

  6. Thanks Charles and Gillyflower.
    Yes. I often think of her playing the organ in what must have been a wild and remote spot on the moor. She was the Head Teacher of Brentor School and one of my earliest memories is seeing the Silver Topped Biscuit Barrel which was presented to her for her service at the school- Happy Memories!

  7. Thank you Linda!! One day I'll take you to a footy match..LOL! X

  8. Sal -- I did watch West Ham once before we were married -- Yawn!

  9. Congratulations on your award, Linda, you deserve it!

  10. Awww...thank you, Linda. :) I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. Hugs!

  11. Congratulations on your first award Linda and thank you very much for passing it on to me, I am very flattered.
    I enjoyed reading your ten facts and especially loved the photo of Robin Hood.
    I am still crocheting squares and I think they are getting better. I have passed on your instructions to two other friends who have learned from them too!

  12. Hello, Puppetlady,Sophia and Bluebell. Thank you for such lovely comments. I am so glad Crochet is going so well. Sophia have you ever tried it? I think of you often xx

  13. Aww... Thanks so much for sharing this with Tangled Happy. And for your kind words! I loved reading your 10 things. Off to check out your other picks. Wishing you a happy week. :)

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