Monday, 21 February 2011

Awards Time

I am thrilled to have received a lovely award from the equally lovely Shirley at Nannieflash:
This is the Stylish Blogger Award, and if you receive it, you must:

1. Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award.

2. Share 7 random things about yourself.

3. Award 7 recently discovered bloggers with this award.

4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they have won this award.

So... here goes with 7 random things about me.

My sister is older than me by ten months! I will be 44 in March. She is already 44. She won't be 45 until the end of April. Goodness Mother, what were you thinking?!

I am scared of spiders, heights and lifts.

I don't drive and never want to learn!

I want a hawk, a donkey and a goat.

I didn't learn to ride until I was 19. I've been making up for lost time ever since.

The first time Mr O proposed to me I said yes, then said no a week later. The second time I said no outright. The third time I said yes. Poor man.

My favourite colour is blue.

I know the thing is to pass these awards on to people who are fairly new to blogging and don't have many followers, but I want to pass this award onto some bloggers who have been an inspiration to me, and to whom I want to express my gratitude, and so the seven people I am passing this award onto, in no particular order are:

Claudia at Pretty Pressings

Enfys at Going Buggy
If you've missed this blog, you've missed out!

Fi at Marmalade Rose The person who got me into crafting in the first place.

Auntie Gwen's Diary makes me laugh every time I drop in
Debbie at Crafting Fairy Drop by and say hi. You'll be inspired
Lytha at A Horse Crazy American In Germany This blog fascinates me on many levels. The story of a woman who travelled her lovely horse from Seattle to Germany.
And finally, I know she has already received this award, but I love Anne's blog Stamps and Paper I love every single card she makes.
So pop in and have a gander at some of these blogs, I promise you won't be disappointed.

We did get an award of a different kind, hubby and me, although we were unable to go and pick it up in person as the presentation evening was the night we took Barnaby to the vets to have his eye stitched up!

This is the Platinum award for completing all the rides with Amber Valley Riding Club last year. I am thrilled with it. There were only four of us who got it (we are the only people mad enough to have done the Osberton Ride in the thunder and lightening in June). I have shown Barnaby. He tried to eat it. Oh well...

Mrs O.


  1. Sounds like Barnaby approved, congratulations.

  2. Lovely ribbon, aside from the tooth marks...*G*

    Congratulations. You are on an "award roll!"

  3. Hi Jane, you are most welcome and congratulations on your rosette, its gorgeous and well done. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  4. Congratulations and well done on your rosette.
    Loved your "7 things" - how did your mother cope with such a small age gap between you and your sister??!!
    Thanks for your comment about my blanket. I would recommend you start with stripes they are so much easier than anything else. I would have a look at Lucy's blog, Attic 24, she is the guru of crochet, and she does marvellous tutorials with step by step photos. Do let me know how you get on. Michelle x

  5. Congratulations! And thanks for your comment - I'd love some china just like my blog wallpaper.


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