Sunday, 23 January 2011

A big thank you to Amy of Blighty Boutique for this award-my first one!!

So now I need to:
1.Thank and link back to the person who awarded you.
2.Share 7 things about yourself
3.Award 15 bloggers
4.Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

Ok so seven things about me-

1. Before I worked in education I used to be a window dresser and have been very lucky to have had some great jobs.I still love nothing better than going to London to see the fantastic store displays,occasssionally I get the odd 'pang' when I miss the retail environment, but I am happy in my work and love the holidays!

2.I love dragonflies-amazing how they start off life in the water to emerge into the beautiful creatures that they are. I've used them as inspiration in artwork, I'm sure a lot of artists and crafts people have, so much you can take from them, colour,texture,pattern.

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papier mache dragonfly

3.About nine years ago I took an evening class for two years to study for 'A' Level Textile design, one of the most interesting enjoyable things I've done, just wish I had the time/energy to do something similar now.Perhaps when I retire, only15 years to go !

4.I used to have a goose called Petula, she was mad and bad but lots of fun.
5.My favourite flowers are peonies, pinker and blousier the better.

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6.I have a fear of heights. I do try to face my fear, so I don't miss out on things especially when we are on holiday, but we always ended looking back saying 'Do you remember that holiday when you were screaming up the such and such' no, I get no sympathy!

7.Later on this year I am going to turn fifty.When did that happen? I'm not bothered or upset at being fifty, I just want to know where the time has gone? Inside I still feel thirty something.I wonder when do you actually feel your age?

So I am now passing this award onto:



Vintage at the Cornerhouse
Home thoughts from vintage wants
Serendipity Child
My shabby streamside studio
I have encountered a linking problem so will just list other blogs
Dreaming of the simple life
Lovely Paper Blog
Rebecca  Ersfeld for vintage living
Worn and weathered
Vintage Sue
Check them out, they're all great blogs xx


  1. Yay! Congratulations on your award - Amy is my daughter! What a fantastic job - window dressing! I can see that you are a very creative person! Thanks for sharing those facts - I love getting to know people better!

  2. Hi Linda, woo hoo, thank you for the award. (I've just had to check on the link to make sure it was really me!). Have a great week!

  3. Congratulations on the award its always lovely to hear things about people thank you for sharing them. Have a great week, dee x

  4. Hi Linda, thank you so much for passing on the award and thinking of me.It was great finding out more about you but it was always obvious that you had lots of creative talents. Did you get my email last week about the fair dates for 2011 ?
    Ann x

  5. Hey, cool, my first ever award! Thank you - really very pleased indeed!

  6. Hi Linda
    Congratulations on the award and thank you so much for mine.
    My computer has been down so I am just getting caught up on everything.
    I hope you have a lovely week

  7. Wow! Thankyou so much for this award, I am absolutely thrilled, you are so kind. Am just writing a post all about it now.

  8. Hi Linda
    Looking forward to meeting up with both of you again in Northampton. I am doing all four of the fairs, it was such a lovely atmosphere last time, and wonderful to meet so many lovely people. Are you going to do Toddington again, I haven't heard whether Tonia is moving it yet or when it is. Andy is hoping for more Malteser cake!!
    Jo xx

  9. Lovely list! I'm so envious of your window dressing job, I'll bet that was fantastic. And peonies are one of my favourites too :)


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