Thursday, 28 February 2013

An award

Wow - I received an award from

Sweetauburnlife lives in Ireland and only started her blog in January of this year.  Do go and take a look.

The award is for a favourite blog with 200 followers,  or less.   There are some rules to follow:-

1 Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves
2 Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, and then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the awards to.
3 Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them to your post.
4 Go back to their page and tell them about the award
5 No tag backs

Here are 11 random facts about me:-

1. I have been Membership Secretary of the Pelargonium & Geranium Society for 4 years and before that for 5 years for one of the previous Society's before it merged.
2. I love to grow pelargoniums of all types, but in particular miniatures and Angels.
3. I love to garden ,but only when the weather is not cold.
4. I love to travel
5. My three sisters all live in Australia
6. I love to read, especially mystery novels.
7. With my husband I love to visit car boot sales, table top sales and charity shops searching for bargains.
8. I am hopeless at drawing
I love to cook, particularly desserts and cakes.
10 I am Show Secretary of my local Gardening club
11 I love to take photographs – mostly of flowers.

My answers to the questions set by Sweetauburnlife;

1. What was your first thought when you got this award?    
    How wonderful and how very very kind
2. Tell us something about your corner of the world?
    I live in a small village in Surrey, we have one Church, one village shop and Post          
    Office, two pubs and a village green on which cricket is played every summer and 
    has done for nearly 200 years.
3. Have you ever been to Ireland?
    My first visit to Ireland was last September.  I met my sister from Australia there                                                                      
when she was travelling around Europe with two friends.  We had a grand time and I loved  Ireland and really want to go back soon if I can. 
4. Why do you blog?   It's a sort of 'on-line' letter to friends, some of whom I have never met.
5. What is your favourite cuisine?   I love curries
6. What are you most afraid of?   Not much, but I don't like spiders.
7. What are you most grateful for?    That I have a lovely husband, two lovely sons and a daughter in-law, and three granddaughters and a grandson.
8. What is your favourite time of year?   Summer - definitely
9. Are you introverted or extroverted? I have to admit I am bit, but just a bit, introverted.
10. What is the worst job you ever had?   I've never had one - I've loved all my jobs. 
11. What have you learned today? That is was quite difficult to think up 11 random things about me!

My questions to my nominees:-

1  Do you have a favourite book?

2  What is your favourite food?

3  If you could choose, where would you like to work?

4 What places have you travelled to?

5. Are you a summer or a winter person?

6 What crafts do you enjoy?

7 What type of music do you like to listen to?

8 How long have you been writing your blog?

9. Do you have a favourite flower?

10 Do you have a treasured possession?

11 Do you have a pet?

My nominees are:

Ramblings of a Little Old Lady   Ladykis, who is, according to her youngest granddaughter, a little old lady (I really don’t believe that!)   She likes to scrapbook, take photographs and her family history, as well as knitting, sewing, quilting, embroider, cooking and keeping chickens. A busy lady.

Granny taught me to Crochet - Kate who loves to crochet, cook and keep chickens

Caroline Makes It  Caroline lives in Dorset and loves to knit, crochet and sew

Suzzie43   A blogger from Sydney, Austgralia who loves to bake, cook, garden and travel..

Kashi's Corner      Kashi loves to crochet, cook, sew, and read.

Hilly Town Blue Hariet is from Gloucestershire in the UK.  She blogs about crochet, knitting, sewing and life in the Cotswolds.

Cosy Times  Emma who loves crochet and all things cosy

Busy Busy BeeJay  Loves her family , knitting and reading

Clicky Needles  Aanother blogger from Gloucestershire UK who loves to knit, crochet, gardening and camping.  A busy lady who is also a teaching Assistant in a local school.

Lilley Stiches  Loves to crochet , knit and craft

Learning to Write  Jee is a Filipino married to a USA serviceman and living in Carolina and wants to improve her English.  She is also a fantastic crocheter


  1. Hi Gwen, congratulations on your award. Very interesting reading! I had a blog last year and got a bit stressed trying to keep it up so my new blog is very simple and unfortunately award free. However, I really do appreciate it and will link to you when I next post. Thank you for thinking of me. Have a lovely weekend xxx

  2. Congratulations on your award and thank you for nominating me.I just hope I can technically manage it but I will give it a good shot!

  3. Hi Gwen, thank you for the link back. It's lovely to know know some more about you. My husband and I love car boots too and your village sounds adorable! Looking forward to getting to know your nominees too!
    Sweet Auburn Life...

  4. Thank you so much for giving me this award, I really appreciate it. I come from Surrey originally so I'm going to have a look around your blog and see if there's anywhere familiar on here!


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