Thursday, 7 January 2010

Oh....and.....My - Look here my first ever blog award

The beautiful and stylish Florrie over at Intrinsically Florrie has given me my first every blog award.  I met the lovely Florrie at Biscester Village and was so impressed by her personal style.  She is such a lovely young lady - thank you sweetie you are too too kind.  Here look at my shiny special award:

As with many good things this aware has come with rules:

1) Thank the person who nominated me for this award
2) Copy the award & place it on my blog
3) Link to the person who nominated me for this award Go here and see Intrinsically Florrie
4) Tell us 7 interesting things about yourself
5) Nominate 7 bloggers
6) Post links to the 7 blogs I nominate

Right I have obeyed rules 1, 2 & 3 so here I go with 4:

7 Things about me - interesting mmmmm maybe but things you may not know, so may be of interest to someone, somewhere:

1. Margot Fonteyn

When I was little I used to go to Ballet Classes, I loved it.  Despite being quite a tom-boy it was great fun.  After exams taken locally we used to get a treat and go to Little Chef for jumbo fish fingers chips and beans (we never had chips at home).  One year though we went to the Royal Ballet School in fancy London for our exam (grade 2 I think but it could have been 1) - our teacher had trained at the Royal Ballet School and had contacts there an managed to get us this special exam,  We were all on best behaviour and had a fab day.  After our exam we were walking along the corridor when out teacher made us all stop and stand at the side.  It was only bloomin Margot Fonteyn - we all stood in First and when introduced we curtsied - yep like she was the queen.  It was the best end to a great day - oh and I passed the exam.  I stopped Ballet when I started playing hockey - they weren't exactly complimentary at at age 11 I preferred the Hockey.

2. Hockey

I started playing hockey when I went to middle school in Morpeth.  My first stick was a Grays junior.  We moved back south and I played for Newbury under 15s, under 16s and Under 18s as well as the ladies 4th, 3rd and 2nd teams.  I also played for Berkshire at Under 16 and Under 18.  I loved hockey, I played between 16 and 20 hours a week what with school, club, training and county.  The festivals were great fun (I met the actor Robert Beck (married to the lass that plays Leigh-Ann in Corrie and was in Brookside as Pete the Rapist, think he was paid to kill someone in Corrie recently) he was Robert Beck back then though) with much drinking, dancing and fun had by all.  I played a bit more hockey in London and Leeds in my 20's but never got into it fully again.  I wish I had.

3. Thumb Sucking

I am 37 years old and each birthday for as long as I can remember my Mum has asked me if this is the year I stop sucking my thumb - so far it hasn't been.  I still suck my thumb when I'm tired, its comforting and familiar.  My left thumb (the one I suck) is shorter and thinner than my right thumb - this doesn't seem to impact me too greatly.

4. Drama Queen

When I was 12 I was in a school show and the Newbury Weekly News did a review and called me a minature hybrid - Liza Striesand.  I was such a show off and drama queen.  Show me a piano and I would sing you a song.  I would entertain, show off, sing and dance and laugh about it all.  I'm pretty sure Mum still has that cutting somewhere.

5. Karaoke

I love Karaoke.   I love Lucky Voice.  I Love Sing Star.  My signature songs are Nobody Does it Better - Carly Simon and I Have Nothing  - Whitney Houston.  There I've said it -it's out there.  I love Karaoke.

6. Dreams

When I eat cheese I have the freakiest dreams.  The poor Boy is usually in them and is usually either leaving me for someone or something and in the morning they are so vivid I am alternately extremely clingy and sulky.  I know this happens but I still eat cheese after lunch - I should know better.

7. My lucky number is 73

I have no idea why - it just is.  Ask any of my immediate family what their favourite/lucky number is - it will always be 73.....and this was before that programme with Sandi Toksvig and that red door (am I showing my age)

In no particular order, I am passing on the award to the following wonderful blogs, rules 5 & 6:

Looking Fab in your 40s -

Forty Not Out -

Diary of a Slummy Mummy -

Motherhood The Final Frontier -

Violet Posy -

Cassandra's Castle -

Its not just it? -

Phew that wasn't as easy as I thought


  1. Thank you honey, I shall work on it and post up soon xx

  2. Thank you for my award gorgeous!! Am honoured to be in such good company... especially Margot Fonteyn and Liza Stresisand! Shall post it shortly. xx p.s. Just spied that pic of Joshua Jackson up there... sigh...



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