Monday, 1 February 2010
How are you? Did you have a good weekend? Once again I've not blogged for ages and am beginning to wonder if I should carry on. Blogging seems to take up so much time and I'm feeling guilty that when I'm blogging I'm not actually acheving anything - cakes don't get baked, floors don't get cleaned, the garden becomes messier. Work is busy, with news of redundancies due to spending cutbacks and more to come next year. We all know the people losing their jobs and feel so sad for them and their families. Next year might mean interviews to keep our jobs - and I'm not hopeful as someone who is very shy and was always told not to show off when I was little, interviews are a difficult thing. Some of us get a little cross when jobs are given to people we know are lazy or who just don't bother turning up for work when it suits. Oh dear! I bet you've all switched off after all that moaning - my blog is supposed to be like Eeyore's gloomy place - except it is my happy place. I fully intended today just to post up an award and to pass it on to 5 lovley ladies and instead I'm feeling sorry for myself. Time to cheer up I think!
Just before Christmas, Jo at JoJo Designs gave me this award. The condition of accepting the award is to list 5 things I like doing and then pass the award on to 5 other people. So here goes.
Like most women, I adore shopping. Not that horrible boring weekly walk around Sainsbury's or that dash into town to queue at the bank or to pick up half the stock from the floor at Primark. No. certainly not. I mean this sort of shopping
beautiful things, beautifully presented and inspirational ideas that lift your spirit and put that gorgeousness into your home or garden. I also like this sort of shopping
Finding loveliness to bring home and treasure. Finding that little thing someone no longer wants that feels me with such excitement.
2.Holidaying in Cornwall.
My beloved Cornwall.
Sometimes the weather lets us down
but the people and the spectacular scenery are constantly wonderful.
Something else I've loved doing - yet this last 12 months I lost the mojo.
I love baking. Cakes never look particularly pretty but they never stay around long enough to be admired.
5. Getting Out and About.
Whether it be with friends or family, I love to get out and about. I love walking along the local canal
National Trust houses and gardens
and just taking time to enjoy the countryside.
I'm going to pass this award onto the ladies at the following blogs.
A Mermaid's Purse
Andi's English Attic
Kids and Capers
Tapestries of Nature
The Vintage Bothy.