Saturday 14 May 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

I've received the Versatile Blogger Award from Penelope from L is for Love, thanks very much Penelope!


I now need to reveal seven facts about myself and pass the award on to seven other bloggers.

Seven things you may (or may not) be interested to know about me:

 1.    I can't wink or close one eye at a time, so before I got a digital camera I had to cover one eye with my hand so that I could see through the viewfinder. 

2.     I never fry anything.  Not because I'm health conscious, I'm just lazy and don't want to have to clean grease off the hob.  The only exception to this is if the kids remember it's Pancake Day.

3.     My favourite colours are blue and purple.

4.     When I was about 10 I won a competition in the kid's section of the local paper for an animal Troll.  It was a giraffe to which I gave the very unimaginative name of Mr Giraffe!  I knitted him a green and white scarf to keep his long neck warm and looked around for a football team who played in those colours for him to support.  I've still got him but not the scarf and here he is pictured with a Celtic badge which I bought for him.

Looking at him now I don't know why I called him Mr Giraffe because he definitely looks like a girl.

5.     I have a very ticklish neck and laugh hysterically if anyone should touch it.

6.     I often question the truth about notices.  For instance if I see 'Wet Paint' I have to touch the paint just to check.  I have always had my doubts about the signs in some supermarket car parks that say trolley wheels will lock at the perimeter, so one day when I was at an Asda with my daughter which had a small car park with easy to reach perimeters I had to put it to the test.  
For anyone else who also has doubts about this, I can tell you that they really do lock!  So much so that we had to half drag and half carry the trolley back to the bay to get my £1 back and we couldn't get it in the trolley in front so had leave it sideways on, probably much to the annoyance of the trolley collector. 

7.     I'm very vocal when watching TV.  I shout the answers out on quizzes and if someone is in peril I have to shout helpful comments, "Don't go in there!", "Look out, look out!".  The one that really gets me going is if someone is being followed so they back away.  Then I'm "Don't walk backwards, turn round, turn round!"  If they still keep doing it I get to "Haven't you ever seen a horror movie?  They'll be behind you, turn round!  Look where you're going!".

I'd like to pass this award on to the following great blogs, be sure to check them out:

Amanda Makes

Life After Money

Little Cottage Comforts

Little Tiny Stitches

Molly Golver

OCD: Obsessive Crafting Disorder

Sarah-Jane Down The Lane


  1. I love this post. First thing Sunday morning, and it really made me smile :o)

    I think your giraffe could be either....;o), but whatever he is I love him.

    Thankyou kindly for my award, I'm gonna be thinking of some facts today...:o)
    Have a great Sunday Georgia, and i hope Lotto and the girls are still doing fine. xx

  2. Thank you for the award - it is very kind of you!

    Pomona x

  3. Thank you. I will do this when I get back, my head is full of other stuff at the moment. Catch you later. Ilona

  4. Great facts! I have a silly ticklish neck, too. xxx

  5. Mr Giraffe looks like Mick Jagger! xxxx

  6. Hello! What a lovely surprise! I dropped in to say hello, only to find that you've given me an award! Thank you very much. xxxx

  7. congratulations on the award! love the cute little giraffe statue! =)

  8. My Bay also has new shoots! i'M THRILLED! i TEXTED HUBBY TO TELL HIM WHEN HE was at work. He is a policeman and was just in the middle of a grotty drugs job - he says I put things in perspective for him! xx

  9. Firstly, congrats on your award.
    Secondly, thank you for your comment on my blog. I was going to say 'dipsi' must refer to me, then I read this post and, sorry, but it's definitely both of us!
    Becky x

  10. Lots of congratulations on your award LBM. I can't believe you've included me - that is so sweet of you. Thank you so much. Truth is I'm a little bit shy, but would love to donate my award to the delectable John - would it be possible to put his name instead of mine?