Gratitude X 6

My fairly new friend Giovanna who blogs over at Blue Jelly Beans was kind enough to gift me 6 awards!  Wow, what love!  Thank you again Giovanna aka BJB, I really do feel very special.  Giovanna started her blog to document the recipes she got from her mom when she left home at 18 as a record for herself and her children and anybody else who is passionate about treasuring old family recipes and memories.  Do pop over and see what she is making today.

I have been honoured by receiving the Versatile Blogger, Stylish Blogger and Liebster Blog Awards previously, so instead of boring you with more of the same information, I will tackle the questions that form part of one of the other awards, the Sunshine Award.  What a lovely name for an award. 🙂

1. Favourite colour?

Hmm, well that all depends on my mood, but for now I would have to say pearl – it is neutral and goes with everything.

2. Favourite animal?

No surprise here – CATS!  But for the most part, all animals.

 3. Favourite number?

It would have to be 8 – nicely balanced top and bottom.

4. Favourite drink?

Non alcoholic – Tea

Alcoholic – Gin and Tonic with lots of lemon

5. Facebook or Twitter?

Facebook.  It is more interactive and friendly – whereas with Twitter people seem to tweet their every waking thought and it takes me too long to scroll through pages and pages of peoples thoughts.  I tweet once a day with a motivational quote and then every Monday, Wednesday and Friday a second tweet of the day with my blog post link.

6. Your passion?

I’m obsessive so whatever I am busy with is my passion.

7. Giving or getting presents?

Absolutely giving.  Not always easy when you are battling to find the right gift but more often than not, I try and make a gift – baked goodies in a nice bowl, engraving a crystal glass, homemade preserves, sauces and the like.

8. Favourite day?

Any day that Pete is home.

 9. Favourite flowers?

Any type of lily and lavender.

Then as with all the other awards, is to pay the love forward onto other bloggers.  I know each award has its own set of rules and how many bloggers etc. to pay it forward to, which is never an easy task to pin point only a few bloggers as you are all equally as important and special to me, but for today I have decided to share all of these lovely awards with:

Kathryn at Kiwsparks

Lizzy at Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things

Jed at Sports Glutton and

Betsy at Bits and Breadcrumbs


The Versatile Blogger Award

I am thrilled to announce that I have been gifted the Verstatile Blogger Award by my blogging friend Tandy who writes the lovely Lavender and Lime blog; Tandy has weekly challenges which are great fun.  I was also gifted the award by my new blogging friend Tanya over at  Chica Andaluza.  Tanya recently started writing about her wonderful life in Spain and her apt tag line is “Living the Dream Up A Mountain Somewhere In Andalucia”.  Thanks ladies!

In acceptance of the award, the rules are:

  • to thank the person / people who awarded you by linking back to their post
  • to list 7 interesting things about yourself
  • to pass the award on to 15 other new or newly discovered blogs
My 7 interesting facts:
  1. I recently learnt from doing a challenge on Tandy’s blog that I would not eat roadkill.
  2. I probably drink too many cups of tea in a day, especially in winter.
  3. One of the first things I do when visiting family or friends, is look in their fridge.
  4. I love sharing motivational quotes.
  5. I have the strangest idiosyncrasy of having to smell everything.
  6. I bake cupcakes / muffins every week – sweet and savoury.
  7. If I could magically play an instrument, it would be the violin.
I haven’t discovered 15 new blogs of late, I have however found 7.  I am pleased to pass this award onto:

The Stylish Blogger Award

My quote for yesterday was: “There are only 3 colours, 10 digits and 7 notes; it’s what we do with them that’s important.” – Jim Rohn

I would like to add that there are 26 letters to that quote.

My own quote for today is: Find what stimulates your creativity and use it every day to grow your passion.

My passion helped me to write my cookery book, which enabled me to share it with you all on my blog, which led me to be nominated for an award!

I was first honoured with the Stylish Blogger Award by Rita from The Culinary Taste and again by Yvette from Yvette’s Twistedvines.  Ladies, thank you so very much.  I am delighted to share this wonderful award with you both and feel truly privileged to be nominated twice.  What a treasured feather in my cap.

The first part of accepting the award is to share 7 things about myself, so…

  1. I am a neat and organised person.
  2. I am committed and enthusiastic about what I do.
  3. I was crowned Miss College forever ago.
  4. I am an arachnophobic.
  5. I REALLY do not enjoy winter.
  6. I love crossword puzzles
  7. I never leave home without a bottle of water.

The second part of this award is to nominate bloggers I feel are deserving of this award.  Sadly I cannot make a choice between all of the wonderful blogs that I read and follow daily, as I feel they are all deserving.