Saturday, 27 November 2010

The Versatile Blogger - c'est moi!

Jen kindly gave me this award, THANKS JEN! I have spent most of my blogging time this evening trying to work out how to add the button to my post. I have only managed to copy the picture. Anyone got time to tell me how on earth to add a button to a blog?
Anyhooo ... onto the conditions of the award.
1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
Jen, my lovely, supportive friend, thank you so much. I wish you lived just around the corner.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
  • I was a vegetarian for 22 years until I was about five months pregnant and then remember saying to Andrew, whilst walking around the supermarket, that I needed "roast chicken and NOW". I still eat good quality meat and feel better for it.
  • I am majorly clumsy and am always bumping into things and dropping things. I find this funny. Hubby not so much ...
  • I speak fluent German.
  • Kindness and empathy are hugely important to me both in myself and others.
  • I adore Brussels sprouts and once as a student ate a whole pound of them, steamed, with butter and black pepper. Just writing that makes me want to do it again.
  • I love to wear big, clumpy shoes. I just can't do heels but at 5'10", I figure I don't have to.
  • Music is a source of solace and inspiration to me and it can bring me down if it's the wrong music at the wrong time. If it's the right music I can conquer anything.
3. Pass the award onto twelve bloggers you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.
OK, here we go, hold onto your knickers:
Amanda at FeltFinland
Hannah at HomeBaked
Mary Beth at Salt and Chocolate
Sarah at Green Clogs
Sarah at Blue Garter
Penny at A Sweet Grace
Nicole at Frontier Dreams
Calamity Jane at Apron Strings
Andrew at Big Swifty
I admit some of these blogs are not "new" to me but I do rely on these voices to inform and uplift me all the time.
I hope they add some new voices to your days too.


  1. Oh, my goodness, Jules, how sweet of you to include me in your list! I am honored. I've kept your post open today, waiting for a moment to get back online and respond, and then when Lucy went to bed and I had a moment, I found your comment on my blog, too. Gave me a great laugh (not too cheeky; I appreciate your sense of humor! And Andi says yes, that's just how she felt!) I'm glad to know it's not just me who struggles with yarn. I should have asked for help in the store. Thanks again for the award! I'm off to check out your other recipients. :-)

  2. Thanks so much for including me in your list, Jules!
    I have the clumsy thing too - I just can't help it ;o)

    You can add a picture gadget to your sidebar that will let you add an invisible link to the picture.

  3. I'm so with you on the music! In my down times a song will make me sob like a baby. Why oh why don't I just turn it off?

    Glad to get to know you better! My husband speaks fluent German too!

  4. Can I tell you how much I adore you Jules?! Thanks for the list! I too love big clunky shoes..much to the dismay of my parents who always hoped I would be a bit more girly!