Sunday, January 9, 2011

Awards and Things I love

This was originally going to be called "long overdue post #2". Before Christmas, Miss Margarita was kind enough to give me a blog award. The next day, I sat down and wrote a post about it with the intention of adding pictures later. Unfortunately with exams it completely slipped my mind, for which I apologize! The conditions of the award are
1. Post who gave you this award.
2. State ten things you like.
3. Give this award to 10 other bloggers and notify them with a comment.

Since then, Frl. Irene Palfy has also been kind enough to give me another blog award. The conditions for this award are
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award 10 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!
As you can see the conditions are very similar so instead of doing two long boring posts about myself, I have decided to condense it to one (with some random pretty pictures to keep you all entertained!). So here are 7 things I love:
1)Stationary: Nobody sends letters anymore, which is such a shame. There is something about receiving a letter in the mail that just brightens up the day. I love sending letters and I have a massive collection of pretty stationary on which to do so. It would just be nice if someone actually wrote back!

2)Frozen Juice Boxes: I realize I am likely the only person who does this, but I love eating frozen juice boxes. It is better if you freeze them upside down then allow to thaw just slightly, then cut open the top, grab a spoon, and enjoy!
3)Books: This one is quite obvious. I have a complete obsession with books and have run out of places to store them all (over 400 last time I counted). I tend to favour murder mysteries, novels set in the 20s/30s, and large beautiful coffee table books about any subject.

4)Rain: I love when it is raining. I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon than at a great little cafe (with a newspaper and a latte) watching the rain pour down outside. I also love rainy evenings spent inside watching Masterpiece Mystery with my family.
5)20s/30s music: It seems I always have some Annette Hanshaw or Whispering Jack Smith playing in the background. Drives everyone else crazy :D

6)Farms: I would love to own a farm someday, with a Victorian brick farm house, at least 10 acres, and a large old barn. I have it all figured out. I would raise sheep, alpacas, angora bunnies and have a couple llamas too. Then I would make yarn from their fleece and have a little shop selling the yarn, knitting supplies, and completed projects. (Yes, highly unlikely to actually work out but a girl can dream...)
7)Number 7 already? But there are so many other things I love! Oh well, I suppose I will just have to put down Crafting: I do a little bit of everything: knitting, sewing, embroidery, painting, using a glue gun on just about anything, etc.

Well I hope I didn't bore you too much! And now to pass these awards onto other people. I always have a hard time deciding who to pass these awards onto. I have decided to let the winners pick which award they would like (partly because I was afraid of someone thinking something like "wait, what do you mean you are giving me the sweet friend award? Are you saying I'm not stylish enough for the stylish blog award?!" ). So I pass the award of your choice onto the following:

That's All.


  1. "2)Frozen Juice Boxes:"

    I did that as a kid all the time! It was awesome to do with Capri Suns too. Now I want one

  2. Thank you for the award. I will aim to answer the questions and pass on as soon as my laptop decides to get better! I hope the man can fix it! I just adore rain too. I love watching it run down the window when I'm all cosy inside with a cuppa.


  3. Hey! Thanks for the award. My ego has picked the Stylish award one .. ha ha ha

    1)I write letters all the time! You need to get yourself some penpals! :)

  4. Why thank you, Miss Kate! I'm pleased as punch, and I'll be writing my own blog post soon!


  5. Thanks! :) I too love getting *real* mail, not just bills and junk mail. I agree with LandGirl1980. Penpals are great, but mostly a lost art.

  6. Thank you sweet Kate for the award! I'll post it on my blog soon.

  7. Awww thank you. I am always surprised to learn (by comment) that someone reads my blog, but even more thrilled to know someone thinks enough to give me an award!

    Thanks sweetie!

  8. I also love stationary, writing and receiving letters. I have a wish list a mile long and one of the things on it is to get a nice fountain pen. I had a pen pal in grade school and when I was in high school she ended up moving into my school district so I finally got to meet my pen pal. I would love to have a pen pal again, it would be great to keep the art of writing letters alive.

  9. Thank you for this award! I got the same one in the autumn so I'm linking it there in my latest post! I would love to have a farm, too :)

  10. Ta very much for the award Miss, shall endeavour to post about it very soon!
    I love receiving post too, not so good at the writing bit, and have about six letters to write at the moment!
    Tups x

  11. I must be one of the few people who still sends letters, cards and personal cheques written using in fountain pen.
    I find it so nice and lady like to sit and write and short thank you note, or a how are you today note, or hope this note cheers your day note.
    So much nice than the horride bills, send a hand written note / letter today.


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