Saturday, 1 May 2010

Wow two blog awards

About a week ago I was given two (yes two) blog awards from Jo at The Goodlife. The awards are  Beautiful Blogger Award and the One Lovely Blog Award. I've never recieved an award before so I want to say a very big thank you and I love reading your blog too.


The rules of the awards are to link to the blog which gave you the award and to list seven random things about yourself and pass the awards on to other blogs which you feel deserve them. Here are my random 7 things (it was difficult to think what to write at first then it just poured out!)


1. I've just started to bake muffins and after three failed attempts I think I have it right! So I would like to recommend the book Muffins Fast and Fantastic by Susan Reimer. I borrowed this book from a friend and even I can follow it!

2. I'm not a morning person so I normally write my blogs late at night when I also do my newspaper articles for two local papers.

3. My middle name is Susan and I recently asked my parents why they chose it, they said they had no idea. And I am the only sibling that got a middle name with no meaning! How strange is that? We gave our son two middle names after both his grandparents (Derek & Michael) and being the first grandchild on both sides it had a huge lot of thought.

4. I passed my driving test on the second attempt. My first attempt was a disaster as I reversed around a corner and hit the pavement. It then took me two years to pluck up courage to get into the drivers seat again. In 1989 I met my husband and he said my driving was terrible so took me out for advanced driving lessons! Maybe he just wanted to spend more time with me! Anyway it worked as I could never understand what to do at a round-a-bout!

5. I read recently that womens clothing labels are a total lie and that really we are wearing the next size up. So that is the reason I can never get anything to fit me and it has nothing to do with eating chocolate :)

6. I moved to Kent from London when I was 13 ( many years ago) My dad is a London cabby and I arrived at school the first morning in a black cab. Word got around that I travelled to school every day from London!

7. When I was 5 years old I had to have my tonsils out because I snored so much I kept my parents awake. I woke from the op and a nice nurse asked me what I would like to drink and I said milk. She told me that milk did not mix very well after you had an op but I insisted. Well you guessed it I was quite sick. I have no idea why I wanted a glass of milk, but maybe that's what my body wanted me to have.

The blogs I would like to pass the awards to are:-


I hope you enjoyed reading my random memories, made me chuckle writing them. Thank you so much for popping by and leaving your lovely comments. I really look forward to reading them and your blogs. In my busy day of gardening, parenting, dog walking, shopping, cooking and cleaning it's nice to sit down with a cuppa and read what's going on it other people lives and have a few moments to myself.

Enjoy your bank holiday
Amanda x

11 comments:

Jo said...

Glad to see that you've accepted the awards, I've enjoyed reading your seven random facts.

Green Lane Allotments said...

Thanks for the Award Amanda - I'm called Susan too but my first name - it means a pure white lily so obvious that is why we like gardening!

I got the award from Tanya too and posted my seven things there on her blog. Not as interesting as your seven things though so I must be a very boring person!

eight by six said...

Jo - thanks it was really lovely of you to nominate me. Sorry it took a while to respond.

eight by six said...

Susan - thanks I never knew that. I enjoyed reading your random things and thought it was really well presented too. I waffle on too much, probable due to being a Gemini!

Green Lane Allotments said...

I'm a Taurus Amanda (whatever that means) - birthday coming up soon but I try to forget about them nowadays!

eight by six said...

I looked it up for you. What day is your birthday? Mine is May 25 and our new dog is May 24!

the Earthy Taurus Character below

April 21 to May 22

Taurus THE BULL is the sign of the builder, and the earth we stand on
Taureans are extremely faithful, with a strong need for security and a settled routine. Although they are very earthy, they can also be highly romantic and sensitive when it comes to love.

Green Lane Allotments said...

17th - so I am an earthy lily who should have been a builder! I know my birth flower is lily of the valley which I have a clump of in a tub - in the garden the slugs devastate it!

Ma Larkin said...

Thank you Amanda for the award, it is kind of you to think of me. I actually was already tagged by Jo so have already posted my 7 facts.
Loved reading yours.
Claire

eight by six said...

Hi Claire
Sorry I noticed that after I had tagged you (again). It was hard thinking of seven random things, glad you found them interesting :)

mangocheeks said...

Congralations on the Award.

It was a real pleasure to learn more about you. By the way the scarf your crocheting for your friend is lovely. I love the colours.

eight by six said...

Mangocheeks - thanks for your lovely comments. the scarf is now finished and now the weather warms up! Oh well she can wear it in the autumn. I read your blog most days.