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I can’t believe this…I have been nominated again…


Oh My Goodness Me!

I don’t think my heart can take all of this… I am utterly speechless…Take a look above and you will see why…

I have only one thing to say to…


I will accept the award of … (dum! dum! dum! building tension)          

The Very Inspiring Award… (Dum! Dum! Dum! Roll on the Drums)  from… 


I feel truly honoured to be nominated in this way. I have never felt so grateful and appreciative in all my blogging days. (Well it’s not that many but you know what I mean)

Everyone should pop around to  http://fortyteencandles.wordpress.com/ to read this amazing blog. 

 Ol’ Leaky eyes is back…(that’s what I call myself because I always cry, can’t stop)

Right, let’s get back to the Award procedure…What do I have to do? Oh Yes…

 The rules:

1]  Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog–

Have I done that yet?   Oh yes…Thank you to http://fortyteencandles.wordpress.com/ 

2]  List seven random things about yourself–

1)  OK. This is hard. I think my real eyelashes are on upside down.

2)  I know that David Essex‘s Birthday is 23rd July…don’t know why…just do

3)  I love sheep (I know you know that already but this is hard)

4)  I have broken both my wrists (Different times)

5)  I used to participate in athletics for my school (Quite proud of that)

6)  I can’t ride a bike. (Never owned one)

7)  My lucky number is seven just like http://fortyteencandles.wordpress.com/ 

I hope I managed to be random enough.

3]  Now I have to nominate fifteen other blogs– (This will be so difficult as I’ve nominated lots already so I may have to duplicate some)

I hope you don’t mind     http://fortyteencandles.wordpress.com/  but I will nominate 5 this time.

  1. I will nominate http://fortyteencandles.wordpress.com/ Not because you nominated me but because your blog has inspired me.
  2. http://dailyhodgepodge.wordpress.com/
  3. http://dottyheadbanger.wordpress.com/
  4. My son’s blog…http://carlparmenter.wordpress.com/
  5. http://pamboyd.wordpress.com

Now all that remains for me to do is go to all the blogs mentioned above and to leave comment linking them back to my blog.

The last thing on my list now is for me to find a suitable place to put my amazing award and open a bottle of wine and celebrate…



I’ve been nominated for Beautiful Blogger award…


WOW! I’ve never been nominated for anything before, at least not as fantastic as this.

Who do I have to thank?

http://yellowimpressions.wordpress.com   that’s who.

I stumbled upon Yellow’s blog last week and I have to say that my heart went out to her. She is an inspiration to me and she’s only 21. I hope you can take the time to read her posts and you will see what I mean.

Thanks  Yellow and good luck in everything you do. x

Now I have given my thanks to the lovely blogger who nominated me, I would like to tell you the rules that were passed on to me.

  • Give generous thanks to the blogger that nominated you. I think I’ve achieved that already, above.
  • Write Seven things about your self:      Well, OK.
  • No.1. I have 3 beautiful children
  • No 2. I have a ‘just as mad as me partner’
  • No.3  I love chocolate
  • No. 4 I am random
  • No. 5 I love music
  • No. 6 I love to sing
  • No. 7 I can’t sing 

  1. Make a list of 10 – 15 bloggers you admire and let them know how awesome they are! These folks are the next round of honorees for the “One Lovely Blog Award
  • Here goes.
  1. http://marjorievasquez.wordpress.com/ Check out this lovely blogger. I love her style of writing and she’s a genuinely nice lady.
  2. http://carlparmenter.wordpress.com/ I love this guy. He is amazing, he is hilarious, a great writer,he acts like a cross between Simon Cowell and Jimmy Carr, apparently. He’s my son so go and see what he’s up to.
  3. http://roselinde.wordpress.com/ This young lady is a talented photographer. Her photos of Tenerife drew me towards her blog. Go see for yourselves
  4. http://alsanda.wordpress.com/ If you like having a laugh then you should go over to this blog. She is funny.
  5.  http://ramblingsoftheinsanegirl.wordpress.com/ Another lovely lady. She has made some nice comments on my posts and a great writer. She’s worth a look so go now…
  6. http://constantinfavrephotography.wordpress.com/ Some more lovely photos on this blog.
  7. http://anilbalan.com/  I love the way this lady writes. Beautiful.
  8. http://looserornot.wordpress.com/ Now this blogger is brilliant. Love the writing style.
  9. http://patsandy.wordpress.com/ This blogger does some really funny sketches and I love them.
  10. http://photonatureblog.com/ Ilove the photos of butterflies and anything to do with nature in this beautiful blog.

Here’s what you have to do!

1. Include the award logo somewhere in your blog.      I have so copy and paste mine if you like. 
2. Answer these 10 questions, below, for fun if you want to. I’ll try.
3. Nominate 10 to 12 blogs you enjoy. Or you pick the number. I chose 10 in the end because I love everyone’s whom I follow.
4. Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate.
5. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you. I have done that.
The Questions: 
1. What is your favorite colour? PINK
2. What is your favorite animal? SHEEP
 3. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? Coca Cola with a twist of lemon
4. Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter? I’m not on Facebook so it’s Twitter
 5. What is your favorite pattern? I like flowers, stripes and spots. Not necessarily altogether.
6. Do you prefer giving or getting presents? Both.
7. What is your favorite number? 7
8. What is your favorite day of the week? Saturday, I can have a lie-in
9. What is your favorite flower? Sweet peas.
10. What’s your passion? I’m passionate about everything I care about so, my children, partner, my friends and I think everyone deserves a chance in life and I try to listen. 
I have tried to be fair with my nominations and, to be honest as I write this, I know there are many, many more bloggers that I admire but haven’t had time to mention. To all those people I have missed, you all deserve the credit. So if I follow you, you know who you are. Your blogs are truly inspiring and I will do my utmost to mention you in my posts whenever I can. Give yourselves a pat on the back and feel proud.
Thanks  again to Yellow. I am truly honoured. x

So, what do I have to do to become freshly pressed? Hey?

I must admit, whilst looking through all the blogs that I follow, I can see why they would be chosen. Their natural way with words and pictures is phenomenal. I always look forward to checking out the new Freshly Pressed posts when I log onto WordPress.com . I can only admire the bloggers for reaching the dizzy heights in the blogging world.

What I need is some darned, sound advice. I know when I push that ‘publish’ button that my efforts are far from good enough. I would just love to know what it is that I need to do to get better at writing. I’m being serious.

Sometimes I write something, press the Publish button and then sit there and think, ‘what a load of cr*p, Christine.’

Does anyone else feel like that? (OK, I don’t mean the Christine bit. Unless you are called Christine, that is.)

Is it just me then?

Oh dear.

Here’s to being Freshly Pressed…


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