Thursday, 20 December 2007

Red Carpet Day!

' Twas on a frosty morning, just as the day was dawning.. Oh dear.... I seem to have forgotten the rest!
Hello one and all...
I switched on my faithful lap top this morning and was delighted to discover that I have been awarded and award!!
This very kind accolade has been bestowed on me by Kristina at Shabbily Ever After and I am chuffed to bits with it!
Thank you so much Kristina... I so enjoy reading about other peoples little 'confides' and I hope that my seven do not let the side down!

So here goes.. seven random facts about me..

1. I am half Belgian and speak little French .. shame on me!

2. I get a real kick out of nature and can sit on a hill top for hours admiring a view. Dartmoor is one of my favourite places
for doing just this !

3. I love to ‘connect’ with people and make them happy.. sounds horribly smug but it is true.. I would rather give than receive

4. I am passionate about my garden and will literally watch things grow!

5. I have an ongoing soap box rant…. I can’t abide bad manners, rude people, greed and inconsiderate behaviour.. Grrrrr!

6. I fell in love when I was 15 years old and was reunited 25 years later. Still very much in love!

7. I wish I had seven more things to say but I have probably said too much already… but lastly… I am SO grateful to all you
sincere bloggers for your loyal company along my brief path in Blogland! I have had a bit of a renaissance since I started
blogging and you have all inspired me in so many ways..Long Live Blogging!

I hope you are not all too fraught with the countdown to Christmas... I have left it to fate now... if we have run out of mince pies.... too bad. Let them eat cake!!

I am not sure if I am supposed to pass on this award... ??? I would like to make a presentation after Christmas if that is O.K with you..I have a little award of my own up my sleeve.. watch this space!

P.s... I should be entering into the spirit of this so I will not wait till after Christmas .. therefore I would like to award
The Amazing Blogger award to

Becky at Sweet Cottage Dreams ... a truly beautiful blog!

Annie at Saucerful of Secrets ...A talented and lovely lass!

Kim at Ragged Roses ... All things bright and beautiful here!

Enjoy your award and red carpet moment and please tell us 7 things about yourself that you would like to share ....

Update Sunday 23rd December .. I had completely overlooked the fact that dear Carol from Katherine's Dream had also awarded me this award having passed it on from Kristina... so sorry Carol.. I think I need stronger reading glasses as I didn't notice your dedication until yesterday.. Silly me! Thank you so much..XX


Ragged Roses said...

Hi Michele lovely to hear more about you! We sound like we have quite a bit in common! Your number 6 is so romantic! Congrats on the award, it is well deserved! I've almost got there Christmas wise but the food shopping has to be done (my least favourite bit, apart from the writing of the list for the food shopping). I'm foolishly enjoying 5 minutes in front of the computer with the cat on my lap, I know there are a million other things to do! Take care

bj said...

Good morning and congratulations on your pretty award.
I, too, am ready for Christmas, don't intend to do much more in getting ready for it and want to just sit back and "let it happen".

beeswax, said...

Hi Michele, a well deserved award indeed! your blog is truly uplifting and full of interesting facts and pics, love your random tag, good one to pass on that is!!!
Well done and Congratulations, now wipe that red carpet behind you as you will be walking back down it again soon........
Lots of hugs, Kath x


Michele, you will only run out of mince pies if you insist on keep eating them! x

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Congrats on the award! I so love to learn random things about fellow bloggers! I am NOT ready for Christmas, and at this point, I'm just going to do what I can and not get stressed out! =)

Rubyred said...

Hi Michele,Congratulations on your award!I only recently found your blog and I love it!Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Lesley said...

Congrats! I really enjoyed reading your randoms and can totally relate to number 2 and number 6 made me feel all smiley and warm! What a lovely thing to happen. Merry christmas to you and your 3 men! :-)

secretsofabutterfly said...

i'm really enjoying your blog posts....Happy christmas Michelle and Pickles,love kat whisper and jasper xxx

secretsofabutterfly said...

i'm really enjoying your posts...happy christmas Michelle and Pickles, from Kat, whisper and jasper

Diane said...

very interesting to learn more about you. I love reading your posts for some of the darling sayings: "chuffed" what a great sound that word has!


Diane Sand to Glass

Anonymous said...

Hello Amazing Blogger,
I enjoyed learning more about you and your likes and dislikes... fun huh ?
Sorry you are supposed to pass this on i forgot to say being a newbie lol.
Mince pies...cake....either, both? i'm not fussy if its with warm company and a nice cup of tea.
Kristina XxX

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your award Michelle and a very merry Christmas to you.

Curlew Country said...

No.6 is just toooooo romantic for words! And you definitely deserve the award, well done. I'm a passionate beginner gardener and next year will be the first year I have a proper garden to get to grips with. I will definitely be keeping up to date with you for tips!
In case I don't get a chance to pop by again soon, have a fabulous Christmas and very happy new year. Enjoy yourselves!

Ragged Roses said...

Hello again Michele! THANK YOU! Very kind of you to nominate me, I'm really pleased. I will think of 7 things to post about after Christmas if that's okay. I was going to email you tonight anyway so it's funny you left another comment. I;ve just returned from my daughter's carol service in a very large Church and just when it all went quiet I had one of those very long, very loud tickling cough attacks. Yes, the moment that you and I have been dreading. I was red in the face with tears rolling down my cheeks and practically gagging on my scarf to soften the noise! Thanks again Michele it's very kind of you to give me this award.

Michele said...

Hi Michele,
I always love stopping by your blog,always fun a great read. Congrats on the award always always interesting to learn more about people.
Happy Holidays!
Hugs~ Michele

beeswax, said...

Hi michele, I am on the early bird tea making for myself to prop me up for the rest of the day, have made one for you to, HERE, och no, is it cold? well to make up for it pop over tomy blog, i have left something there for you, go and collect it and paste it to your blog.....
I told you to keep that red carpet clean!!!!!!
Love Kath, you are so deserving of it..


What! Another award, I hope you are not letting dust settle on them? I enjoyed reading your seven little things about yourself Michele, I wish I knew what had happened to all the boys I fell in love with at 15? I am intrigued by this one. Anyway keep up the good work, us followers look forward to your witty posts, it's a good job I don't wear foundation, it would have cracked many times! x

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Michele! Thank you so much for sharing the award with me. I do believe that I will have to pass this on after Christmas being as the minutes seem to have slipped on by. But, thank you so much and my heart is smiling for your sweet thoughtfulness! I am enjoying your blog and all of the interesting stories you tell. Pickles is spectacular! Love the pic of him drinking out of your glass! LOL!

Have a beautiful Christmas!!!