Drum roll…drrrrrrrrrrrum roll…





Most of you will be in bed now (it is 11.25pm) but I just had to mention before I turn in for the night that  I arrived home earlier to discover a message from Sue over at Our New Life in the Country saying she had nominated me for an award or two.

Of course I am highly delighted to accept even if my better half is slightly bemused by it all and is rather relieved that I do not have to have a new dress to collect it, and I am relieved I don’t have to make one of those famous red carpet appearances complete with thank you speech…you know the ones that go “I want to thank my long suffering partner for making all my meals whilst I blog, my mother for supporting me by doing all my washing and ironing and keeping me looking half decent whilst I blog, my teacher for persevering in teaching me how to spell so that my blog is legible, my cousins, neighbours, sisters, friends pet dog etc…”

But first I have to abide by the rules

1.  Thank the person who nominated you.

I have posted a personal thank you on Sue’s blog but just in case an extra THANK YOU here to Sue for thinking of me.

2. Add the Lovely Blog / Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post

Done that as you can see above

3. Share 7 things about yourself – here goes

  • Courtesy of Oxfam I have 3 goats and an Alpaca  – they are called Arthur Goat, Annie Goat Giddy Goat and Alfie Alpaca.
  • My better half and I own an acre of protected rain forest in Belize which we hope to go and visit one day.
  • As Art students in Cheltenham in the early 1970’s we challenged ourselves to have a fully biodegradable, totally non-plastic kitchen (not a plasti-pot in sight) in order to prove that you can live without plastics.
  • If we ever had a fire, after saving my better half and any children in the house, I would have to run back in to save my Journals.
  • I have a wonderful collection of old postcards that I have been collecting now for 48 years.  They range from pictures of seaside towns to concrete car parks and shopping centres; one or two have a famous autograph on the back.  Friends who know me well join in and send me the most boring ones they can find whilst on their jollies.  Sometimes the best bit about them is the ‘Wish you were here’ messages on the back.
  • If I have to go more than 3 days without eating peas then I would get severe withdrawal symptoms.
  • My dream is to own a small camper van and set off into the sunset of our twilight years and tour around the world

4. Pass the award onto 10 Nominees in no particular order as all the best shows say

  1. An Exacting Life – for being well… so exacting and funny with it
  2. Linden Grove – for her sense of spirituality, her creativity and her beautiful cat Gizmo
  3. My Little Red Suitcase – because I covet the fact that she can crotchet cushions to die for.
  4. Move to Portugal – because she motivates me to Sort, Simplify and Save
  5. The Happy Caravan –  because I just love those old caravans
  6. Mad Maison –  for her amusing musings
  7. Wondrissima – for I am wondering the exact same things and her photos are just beautiful
  8. Gardening Nirvana –  because I am hoping she will come and sort out my garden for me!
  9. Lightly Crunchy because her humour and recent kids video are something else
  10. Beautiful Square Feet – because she has some great ‘Make do and Mend’ moments

There were so many many more and one or two that I know have already been named (Rusty Duck!) and some that have sadly retired from blogging for a while.

However if you are a chosen one and you already have this award or do not wish to accept then that is fine with me.

5. For those of you who accept here are your rules again…

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Add The One Lovely Blog Award / The Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.
3. Share 7 things about yourself.
4. Pass the award on to 10 nominees.
5. Include this set of rules.
6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.

6. Now all I have to do is pop over to each of you and leave a comment





20 thoughts on “Drum roll…drrrrrrrrrrrum roll…

  1. ournewlifeinthecountry

    Brilliant, I love your seven things, although I am totally shocked that you didn’t wear your bestest, poshest frock to accept your award!!

    Although I guess doing this at that time of night PJ’s are the best option 🙂

    Sue xx

  2. Anny

    How kind – thank you so much. As for peas and boring postcards – what could be more delicious – I love these little insights, they’re what makes us what we are. I’ve posted my response over at Wondrissima – I’d like you to imagine I wrote it all while regaled in my finest ball-gown, (but actually it was jeans and fleecy jumper). Off now before I morph into Kate Winslet. x

  3. Rebecca @ beautiful square feet

    Thank you so much Viv – this is my first blog award, so I’m very touched that you thought of me. Glad you enjoy my little projects – wish I could find the time to do more of them! Really enjoying Re-routed – it’s also such a worthwhile thing to do in life and write about. Thanks again for nominating me – I’ll write about my seven things tomorrow. Warm wishes, Rebecca.

    1. wherethejourneytakesme Post author

      Hi Rebecca – have fun with your seven things – it took me ages to think of things then I thought of too many and had to cut it down – same with the nominations I had far too many but I chose each person for very different reasons as each of you have very special talents. There were a few others I wanted to nominate but they happened to be award free blogs – glad to learn that you are not one of them and am looking forward to reading your 7 things.

    1. wherethejourneytakesme Post author

      I would love to be able to do what you do and fill my house with snuggly cushions and blankets. I did give knitting a go when my two girls were born it started out as knit one drop one and my knitting looked like crotchet. I did master it in the end with my mum (a good knitter) constantly on the other end of the phone! I always had to knit two of everything ad continued until they were 12 years old then they turned into teenagers and didn’t want to be seen in my knitted concoctions anymore!! Viv x

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  5. Claire

    Goodness, where has the time gone? Thank you so much for the nomination and apologies it has taken me soooo long to send you a message. I had the Liebster aware a few weeks ago and had to give 11 interesting things about me and struggled with that so it may take me some time to think of another 7! Thanks again. Love all your thrifty shopping tips by the way…x


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