29 March 2010

Tee Hee, Look What I Got!

Thank you so much to the lovely Rachael from Made With Love for my award.  I'm very flattered and thrilled to little pink bits!

By accepting this award, I am required to tell you 7 things about myself so here goes ...

1.   I am the eldest of four children, having three younger brothers.  I think this is the reason that, despite being naturally self-confident and outgoing, I get the heebie jeebies when faced with a big group of women, particularly school mothers!

2.   I have two tattoos.  The first is a small rosebud on my shoulder which I had done at the age of 15 and then had to hide from my dad for five years!  The other is a small flower on my wrist which I have had for about ten years ...

3.   I passed my driving test on the first attempt when I was 19 years old.  My first car was a brown mini called Chocolate Molly ...

I was a very nervous driver and spent more time decorating Molly with decals and filling her with floral scatter cushions than I did driving.  Over time I got a little more confident but then, ten years ago, a lorry crashed into my car and sent me spinning across three lanes of traffic.  I was completely physically unharmed but frightened to death.  I almost gave up driving there and then but had a sort of epiphany and decided that I would carry on but I would drive on the offensive rather than the defensive.  Anyway, since then, I've not looked back and am now a bit of a feisty driver.  I currently have a 1.9 Polo (still decorated with daisy decals) which goes like a rocket and can beat anyone from the traffic lights!  I also was the fastest woman in a go kart competition!

4.   I can analyse handwriting.  I don't mean that I got a book out the library one day and taught myself, I mean I only have to look at someone's writing and I get a very good feeling about their character and even, on occasions, events in their past which shape their personality.  I happened to mention this 'skill' to some work colleagues once, many years ago, and then got deluged with samples of handwriting!!!  I got to the point where I would charge £1.00 for each analysis!

5.  I used to be an artists' portrait model (not nude!).  My grandmother was an artist and I used to sit for her which lead to my sitting for both professional and amateur groups.  Consequently I am sure there must be hundreds of paintings of me out in the ether somewhere!  Yikes, what a horrid thought!

6.   I have had an enormous crush on Aled Jones for over twenty years!  I have seen him perform live three times (yes, I was the youngest audience member on all occasions!) and once met him at a book signing and flirted outrageously!  It's not the Songs Of Praise faith thing as that really isn't my cup of tea; it's his beautiful voice, personality and twinkly blue eyes!!!

7.   I live in jeans!  I have seven pairs (mostly Miss Sixty) and am rarely seen out of them.  I love them to bits!  Don't get me wrong, I take a lot of time to choose pretty tops, cardigans and accessories but always wear my beloved jeans to the point where I feel faintly silly in a skirt.  Anyway, I have recently made a resolution to wear a skirt or dress at least once a week and it's sooo hard!!!

Now, I have to pass this award onto 7 people whose blogs I consider beautiful in oh so many ways and thoroughly recommend:-

Happy day.



  1. Lovey Heather, are you trying to bribe me and gain favour?
    Thank you for the award, I'll definitely have to accept it if it means I get to talk about myself. Mmm seven things?.....
    p.s if you don't win "we could come to an arrangement" nod nod wink wink!!

  2. I'm a jeans girl too, although I do make the effort to smarten up for work (I put my jeans on the minute I get home, though!)

  3. How lovely to learn lots of new things about you :)
    It's also good to know I'm not the only jean-addict!
    Kayleigh x

  4. lovely to hear more about you and thankyou for the lovely mention.
    I love my jeans but found jeggins at Christmas. I now alternate between the too.
    Have fun,
    Rachael xx

  5. Hey hun!....thank you sooo much for my lovely award....I'm intrigued as to what you think of me thro my writing!!!!
    i will post my seven things soon hun...
    karenx x x

    PS can you email some details about your xmas fair please hun...

  6. Oh you are such a sweetie! Thank you so much for the award & I've really loved hearing all about you. I know what you mean about the heebie jeebies thing & loved hearing about your Aled Jones crush. It all makes you very lovely x

  7. Thank you soo much, what a lovely award.
    Lovely to find out more about you.
    I live in jeans too, love them soo much.
    Luv Sophie xxx

  8. Hi Heather!!
    Thank you so much for this lovely award! I will be posting about it soon. It was lovely to know more about you.

  9. Just found you via A Country Girl's blog.

    Am a jeans girl for wintertime - usually topped with a tunic or dress.

    Also have 2 tattoos - a star on my wrist & a twirly thingie at the back of my neck.

  10. Hi - just found you via Isobel's blog so thought I'd pop by and say hello! I'm a jeans girl too - I can't remember the last time I wore a skirt let alone a dress!

  11. I just read the comment you left for me! It made me smile, because it's true, Mr Angel and I end up holding wallets, sunglasses, baseball caps, bags and anyhting else while they all go on the rides!!!
    I didn't fly for 20 years because of fear!! Then when Mr Angel was 50 we booked to go to America for the first time!! I didn't think about flying until it was booked!! I've never looked back and I don't mind flying at all now!!! Twenty years, what a waste though eh???

  12. What a lovely award! Always nice to learn new things about our bloggy friends!


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