For Christians it is the day of rest, for most of us it is another day to run round like headless chickens. After spending an hour at the laundrette this morning trying to put a dent in the washing pile I returned home to start Operation Cable Box this involved a lot of cursing from me and a lot of heavy lifting for Lee. The cable box was of course hidden behind a huge bookcase, have you ever noticed just how many books it takes to fill one, of course not, not until you have to empty it and see the huge piles stacked everywhere. I decided while we were at it that one of the smaller bookshelves and all my university box files which were stacked on top of the bookshelf to the ceiling should go upstairs ready for the big move round when the daughter moves out next month. I only have a two bedroom house so since the monsters arrival things have been a little cramped with him having a bed in my room and the teenager having the other, my ‘office’ has been a corner of the living room rather than the desk I have in my bedroom but soon all that will change, no more getting distracted while writing all official writing shall soon be done at my desk once I rebuild my room. I also thought it would be a bright idea while we (okay I was only supervising) were moving things to send monsters bookcase upstairs aswell as the daughter is taking hers from that room with her although in hindsight it may have been easier to offer her the money for a new one to leave that one there. Next the tv unit had to be pulled out because the actual box the phone gets plugged into is behind that. Then time to clean up, I am terrible for not pulling furniture out to clean behind it because with my bad bad it just hurts too much when no one will see. Of course puppy and monster took mummy cleaning as a chance to cause more havoc as usual.
It is only now I sit down coming up to 7pm here in the UK to accept a few awards before hopefully persuading the monster to snuggle up on the sofa and watch the closing cermony for the Olympics.
I apologise for not accepting them sooner in some cases but here we go….
Rules for this one
1. Link back to the person who nominated you
2. Post the award image to your page
3. Tell 7 facts about yourself
4. Nominate 15 other blogs
Okay so I have a couple of people to thank for this one first of all History of The Ancient World, what can I say about their blog I wish I could nominate it back because their blog truly is inspirational, the research they put in to give an insight into the wonder of ancient civilastaions is amazing an I love visiting their blog I have started saving their posts until the monster is at the computer with me as he loves looking at the pictures so what better way to introduce him the the sights of Rome and Athens. Next for this one is from Terry1954, what can I say about this lady, well one she is one of the most compassionate people I have ever come across whether online or in real life, her on going story she has been writing moved me to tears, and she is facing making one of the hardest decisions of her life with dignity and honesty, I wish I could throw some of these awards back at her as she has given me a plethora of them as you will see.
So 7 more facts about me…this really is getting harder each time
1) I collected Elephants for years and still have lots round the house although many were packed away when the monster came along, children and trunks do not mix
2) At school I did long jump for my local athletics club Castleford and Featherstone and had to wear a navy kit with orange stripes
3) I meditate occasionally and wish I could make time to do it more but I have mastered the art of letting my mind go completely blank which is harder than it sounds
4) I used to do yoga before by back went but could never do the downward dog without getting dizzy
5) I only drink a couple of cups of coffee a day but my mug collection is growing I have around ten I alternate between
6) I very rarely watch the news or read the papers unless there is a specific story I am interested in, I see enough doom and gloom as the front pages come through the checkout at work
7) I have quite a collection, well about forty audio books I sometimes listen to instead of music while doing the house work
The next award is….
This comes from the Lovely Debbie Rea Johnston again it is hard to express my appreciation and if you haven’t visited her blog please do so, she writes the most heart felt book reviews and so much more.
There are five guidelines for accepting this award:
- Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
- Paste the award image on your blog, anywhere.
- Tell them seven facts about yourself.
- Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award.
- Contact the bloggers that you have chosen to let them know that they have been nominated
Well you already had seven so they can double up lol
The next one…
I. Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.
3. Share a random thing about yourself.
4. Select five or more nominees and notify them on their blogs.
5. Copy and paste the award on your blog somewhere.
This one comes thanks to Ms Katykins Spineless Wonders this is possibly the monsters favourite blog of all the ones he likes to look at, how she finds time to do two fabulous blogs is beyond me but I am so thankful she does.
Again you have had a random fact or 7 so I will now pick a load of people who can choose from any of the above awards…
Okay onto the next award…
This comes from the lovely Terry1954 and when I saw what it stood for a huge smile spread across my face, What is a Liebster? The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.
So what do we have to do to show our appreciation?
- Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.
- Choose 11 bloggers and link them in your post.
- Go to their page and tell them.
-If you could go anywhere, where would you go, and why? Egypt, to see the pyramids or Pompeii I love ancient history the idea that these places are eroding and may not be there in a few more generations is tragic
-What was your reason for starting a blog on WordPress? I turned forty and was determined to finally get my novel written I did think of it as an online journal at first I never thought anyone would be interested in reading my ramblings
What is your most frequently visited blog and why? it was actually my Twitter Trolls post I would guess because everyone was looking online as news spread of what had happened
-Did you look at Freshly Pressed today? If so, which featured blog post did you like the most? I didn’t I very rarely do as I already follow so many wonderful blogs and I know whenever I do I end up with at least a couple more
-What most inspires you? My kids everytime I feel overwhelmed I look at them and think about what legacy I want to leave them with
-What type of atmosphere most inspires you to write/take photos/illustrate/whatever it is that you like to do? For most things I can write anywhere but poetry comes easist to me sat in a field or in the woods and i actually have a couple of woodland videos and soundtracks on my computer for writers block time
-If you could be any celebrity for a day, who would you be? Hmm thats a tough one, I think maybe JK Rowling just to know how it feels from such difficult circumstances to see all your dreams come true and know how it feels to know your words trandscend borders, language barriers and age in a way few other books ever truly have
-Favorite movie quote? From Breakfast At Tiffanys Holly Golightly: It should take you exactly four seconds to cross from here to that door. I’ll give you two.
-Favourite Starbucks drink? I prefer Costa but at either it is a Vanilla Latte
If you were a word, what word would you be? Hmm another tough one, unique or at least I hope I am
Now you give your answers to these same questions.
Okay the final award…
For the Family of Bloggers Award:
Make sure to pay credit to the one who nominated you
Place a link to the one who nominated you on your award page
Tell what attributes you bring to the family, using an anagram of the word FAMILY.
Nominate at least 4 other people to be in your family of bloggers, and for this award, and notify them of their nomination.
This one again comes curtesy of Terry1954, the link to her page is on the first award, so check that one
F – feisty, despite my broken post I can be quite feisty when I get my heckles up
A – Animal loving, I find in many ways I prefer animals to people, even when they are brutal it is from necessity not greed
M – Mad, sanity is overrated anyway
I – Impatient, it is a fault I hate leaving things that can be done, the words ‘I’ll do it later’ drive me round the bend
L – loving, I am honest
Y – Yay!!!!!! I love being able to congratulate friends on their achievements and try to always find the positives in things
If I haven’t mentioned you it is only there are so many wonderful people out there and also the ceremony is about to start and it will take me at least an hour notifying people lol