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Friday, August 03, 2007


I have recently been awarded 2 different awards from fellow bloggers. The first was the "Schmoozer":- from Ruth
Schmoozing is the natural ability “to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.” Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogsphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello - all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship".

This award means such a lot to me *wipes tear from eye, Gwyneth Paltrow style*. As I do believe the art of blogging and friendship are entwined and the Schmoozer award embodies that thought.

The second award was the "Rockin Girl Blogger" From Queen of the Froggers. and Piglottie (oooh double nominated that must be good!)

How cool is that - Me ?? A Rockin' Girl?!!! LOL

Now who to present these awards on to......... it's hard 'cos I love all the blogs I read, so if I don't choose you it's not cos I don't think you deserve either of them, it's just that I have to leave some of you for other people to nominate.... plus if you notice the size of my blogroll over there on the right, you'll see that if I nominated everyone I'd be here for the next week typing hyperlinks!

So, the nominations are..... *drum roll*

Piglottie for the Schmoozer 'cos you are what blog friends are all about.

Seahorse also for the Schmoozer, because I love the way you write and the different types of postings you do, I often learn things from your blog!

Catknit for the Rockin' Girl, 'cos if ever there was one it's you!

Linz for the Rockin' Girl, 'cos you make the best little animated buttons in the crafting world!

Please note this isn't a list of favourites....... I love you all, otherwise I wouldn't spend so much time reading your blogs!!!! xx

I spy with my little eye......

Something beginning with SQ.............

Can you see it??????

Thursday, August 02, 2007

I'm at work......

and losing the will to live!!!!

(Life shouldn't be this boring when there are so many wonderful things to do in the world)

Monday, July 30, 2007

Harvest Festival - Or What I had for Sunday dinner!

Well, it's got to that time of the year when the garden is producing more than enough to live on - As long as you never get bored of runner beans and courgettes! - Here was last night's dinner, baby carrots, runner beans (which went beautifully with a chicken leg and some new potatoes) and for desert 4 ripe plums! mmmmm
I have painted about one third of the chicken run! - Their house is in there too, along with a little bit of cover for them for when it rains, and to keep their food dry! - They seem very happy and I've had eggs from them both, and they're eating well. So all is good there.

For all you Spot fans:- The pooch seems to have been a little side-lined lately, so here she is in all her spaniel glory........

...... and what is she making those big beautiful brown eyes at..........
Mum has a bottle of beer!!!!!
I've taken the verification code off my comments for a while, to see if I get hit by spam. I have been having a lovely email conversation with a blind gentleman through work, and as part of the discussions I have learnt how very un-user-friendly the verification codes are for blind and deaf-blind users, because their screen readers can't read the image. Now blogger does at least have an audio facility (although obviously no use to a deaf-blind user), but have you ever heard it?? Go find a blog that uses the verification and click on the little disabled icon next to the box - it took me 8 goes to get mine! - Which is why it's not there any more!
Finally, my next social outing is to visit a very, very dear friend in Norwich next week. - I go up there for a day next Tuesday - and his birthday is on Friday. If anyone has any suggestions for a birthday gift for a Catholic Bishop, I'd be grateful! (I should add that he does have an excellent sense of humour!!!)
Right, Spot and I are off for a very long walk now! Byeeeeee
P.s. Thanks for all your lovely comments on the new layout - I can't take the credit though! - For a lovely selection of blogger templates check out Finalsense. Be warned though you will lose all your widgets!
p.p.s I have been tagged twice - for a Schmoozer award and a Rockin'Girl blogger award. I want to acknowledge both awards properly as I'm stoked to have received them, but just haven't quite got the time at the mo. Please bear with me!