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Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!

No card today but I wanted to tidy up 2010 with some outstanding issues. 

Firstly, seeing my sweet and talented friend Alex actually post some items on her blog for a change rather than hide her considerable light under a bushel, reminded me that she very kindly gave me this award whilst I was on holiday. 
I had only minimal computer access in October from sunny Florida and I completely forgot about the award until I saw her recent post. So thank you Alex. I do very much appreciate the award even though I forgot I had received it and I am shamefully late posting it myself.
The award comes with the following instructions:
1.Thank the person who gave it to you
2. Put the award on your blog
3. List three things about yourself
• I always try to give the benefit of the doubt and I don’t legislate for rumour. If someone tells me something bad about someone else, I never make my judgement solely on theirs and I am always inclined to see the good in people over the bad.  I am not selfless by any stretch of the imagination but I do always try to be considerate of others. It never ceases to amaze me how so many people seem to lack basic consideration for others and I see this as a measure of the declining quality of our society.
• On the down side, I am something of a control freak. I like things done my way and I usually see my way as the best way.  I love tidy organised spaces but I loathe tidying and I’m not good at it. Things to be tidied usually get shuffled from one place to another long before they are ever put away. My spices are in alphabetical order on the shelves but 10% of them are dotted around the kitchen waiting to be put back!
• I am hopelessly disorganised with my domestic paperwork. Alex’ kind award is not the only thing still outstanding from my October holiday, I haven’t dealt with any of the mail yet either!
• 4. Post a picture you love
This picture is of me and my late father, taken about 13 years ago.  Dad didn't like having his photo taken and so we actually have very few of them.   This is the only one of just me and him and I love it!
5. Tag 5 other people for the award 
I nominate
Vicky http://stickywithicky.blogspot.com/
Sarita http://littleprincesscards.blogspot.com/
Jules http://jules-alwayswithaheart.blogspot.com/
Debby http://debby4000.blogspot.com/, and
Faye http://stampinfluffnstuff.blogspot.com/

Which brings me nicely to my second part of this end of year post.   Faye at Stampin Fluffnstuff has a little  candy running currently "The Twelve Days of Fluffmas" but in order to win, there is a quiz to complete. I am a very regular visitor to Faye's blog but it's not like I knew I was going to be tested on its content so I have to confess that whereas I read all of the posts, I can't remember the detail but I hope the following answers are correct:
1. How old is Sweet Cheeks? 2 years and one month on 3 Jan
2. What is the name of my Mum's Blog? It’s an Alien Life http://itsanalienlife.blogspot.com/
3. What are my favourite colours? yellow and lilac
4. We recently moved, but from which county? Devon
5. How many posts did I write in August? 16
6. Which two Challenge Blogs do I play on? Sweet Stampin & Cupcake Craft
7. When is my birthday? 15 March
8. What is my favourite crafting item? Twine but also string and raffia
9. Name the alternate reality I inhabit? Faye World
10. I love this as much as crafting, what is it? choklit but also cakes, biscuits & ice-cream
11. What do we refer to my Dad as? The Doc (aka Doc Shingles or Keef) (Bonus stash if you can tell me what his remedy for anything is?) 'take a bottle of White Lightening cider'
12. Once Upon a Time, I had a career as? A Pastry Chef, a Restaurant Manager & you worked in HR
So that's it from me for 2010!  I wish you all the happiest of New Years!  Warmest wishes, Lesley

7 comments:

Vicky said...

Happy New Year sweetie may you be blessed with love, health & happiness all thru 2011.
Thank you soooo sooo very much for this award it means so much shug. WOW I agree with you on sooo many things that you have wrote. I have brought my kids up to always use their manners, the air that we breathe is free so manners therefore cost nothing. Yet its surprising how many people think its funny how polite they are even the plumber who my eldest works with says he's too polite....what the hell is too polite? The pic of you & your dad is beautiful an absolute treasure hun. My dad thought he was gorgeous so I have lots of him, however I dont like my pic taken so I only have 1 of me & dad & I now wish I had not been so camera shy as its too late now. Take care hun & thanks again for the award. Loves ya

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Thank you for the award .. .. I am very naughty though and do not pass them on!!!

Loved reading your post and meeting your Dad. That is one special photograph.

I wish you a very happy 2011 .. .. I hope it holds everything you would like it to.

Love Jules xx

Faye said...

Hello Fluffette! Are we secretly related? We are soooo alike! Happy New Year to you. May 2011 be good to you.
Thank you so much for thinking of me for the award. I have another one I need to put up...
Thanks also for playing The Twelve Days of Fluffmas, hope you enjoyed it and good luck.
xxx

Mina said...

Sorry we havent put the new DT on the Dreamteams blog yet but with the holidays everything seems to be on a go slow, but it will be there soon promise
The photograph of you and your Dad is beautiful Lesley
Happy New Year
Mina xxx

*Vicki* said...

Happy New Year to you too my friend!! Just wanted to let you know that I've got a little something for you on my blog!! :) HUGS

Jacque said...

Lesley...thank for you comment on my blog today and for displaying the SWEET STUFF!!! Hon, I just bought a set of the Girlie images for my SWEET STUFF!!! I have another set....smiles...Thanks for the congrats too!!! Sending a big hug your way and hope you have a marvelous New Year...Jacque

Sarita said...

Thank you so much lesley for this award, it is really kind of you to think of me.
Little did I know when I made my latest cards they are in your fave colours!!
Thank you for all your comments recently, I hope to be a better blogger this year!
Love Sarita xx