Thursday, September 15, 2011

Acceptance Speech!

I found out this week that 2 other lovely Bloggers have given me awards.  These awards are passed around as a way of sharing the bloggy love so I was very touched.

The first award was the Versatile Blogger Award which was passed on by Faith at,

and the second was the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award passed on by my lovely university friend, Emma, from  In accepting the awards the idea is to link back to the person who gave the award, share 7 facts about yourself and then pass the award on to 15 other blogs.

1.  My middle name is Jayne.  With a Y.  For no other reason than that my parents thought it went well with Sandra.
2.  In order to explain my "Anglicised Scottish-ness"  I was born in Motherwell, spent the first 4 years of my life in Campbelltown (think Mull of Kintyre), moved to Southampton for 10 years then Ringwood, on the edge of the New Forest for a few more until I headed back North to Uni at Aberdeen.  Hubby and I did our PhD and PGCE respectively in Cambridge then back to Edinburgh (and Dalgety Bay in Fife) asap!  We emigrated to Newcastle, NSW nearly 3 years ago, where Husband is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University.
3.  I have no idea where we will be in 5 years time!
4.  I asked Meg to think of a fact to help me and she said "You're nice and you're lovely"!  I'll pay her later.
5.  I'm a tea drinker but always have a Latte when I'm out as I resent paying $4 for hot water and a tea-bag.
6.  Although I love my parents dearly, I miss my brother more than anyone else (I'm safe from a ribbing as I'm quite sure he never reads this!).
7.  I am an appalling housewife and would rather go for a walk at the beach than tidy the house.

There, that wasn't too painful!

Now as for passing on the awards it is very hard to choose so here goes in no particular order... they can choose to pass on or ignore!  Some are to do with crochet, some parenting, some eco-life-style inspiration, one takes beautiful pictures of Scotland, and one is travelling Australia in a caravan.  Please enjoy browsing and I take no responsibility if you become hooked!

1.  Pieceful
2.  Peacock Blue
3.  The Green Dragonfly
4.  Coco Rose Diaries
5.  Mama of 2 Boys
6.  Cozy Things
7.  Foxs Lane
8.  Blue Teacups
9.  The Baynhams
11.  Sketch
12.  Brave New Me
13.  tales from cuckoo land
14.  Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me?
15.  Joyce Lives Here

ps if the light is cooperative for taking photos tomorrow, I hope to have a Granny Square ta-dahhh!


  1. Ooooh, thank you very much for the award. I have to say I'm not very good at passing these on and even worse at thinking up 7 interesting facts about me. I enjoyed reading your facts though. I'll try and remember to repost this one. Looking forward to seeing the ta-dah!

  2. Congrats on your awards - very well deserved!!! And thank you so much for passing on to me - you've made my day. Will most definitely pop it on my next post. Hope you're having a fab weekend. The sun is out here for a change which is lovely. I guess that means I can't really ignore those garden weeds anymore - darn it! See you again soon.

  3. Oh I feel so touched that you have passed the award to me. Thank you and so well deserved on your award. Love hearing all the little facts about you too. Have a lovely weekend. I have cake making to do now for my little one's 4th birthday xx

  4. I would prefer to go for a walk anywhere over doing housework! I think I am a fairly awful housewife too! I have a lon suffering hubby! It must be a very small world as I have family in campbelltown, and despite not having been I understand it to be fairly little? Your facts were great!

  5. Thanks so much for the award. I really appreciate it. Seven things, mmmmm...

  6. Thank you so much for the lovely award! I can never think of seven things, so I'll just give you one right now--I love toasters, but I don't like toast. (Why make nice bread all crunchy?) :)

  7. Well, I haven't got an award to give you because I don't know how to do this, but I just wanted to thank you for sharing your life with us. Maybe you can kind of regard this as an award, too: No matter how down I am (I'm a mum of four and I sometimes think that I don't live up to the expectations), I always find something you wrote in your blog that makes me smile . Thank you for this as well.

    1. Thanks for this, it struck a bit of a chord! This is where I record all the lovely, fun , creative stuff but there is plenty of shouting, fighting, crying and tantrums as well - and not just from me!! I learnt very early on with my first 2 that talking to other Mum's was so important to put my 'failings' into perspective, we're all just muddling through and none of us really knows what goes on in the homes of other people.
      I'm so glad that this makes you smile, me too!

      ps do you blog? I couldn't find a link.


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