Friday, 20 April 2012

The Sunshine Award

Hurrah! I have been given another award. how exciting. The lovely Debbie over at Nanny's Place:  has awarded me a sunshine award and I can tell you with the weather we have been having here lately, it is much needed. It is chucking it down outside as I write! If you haven't been to Nanny's Place yet, I can thoroughly recommend a visit: 

I have to share answers to the following questions:

1.) What is your favourite colour? It used to be blue but I have morphed towards green as I have got older. I think this also reflects my love of nature. In furnishings I love reds and white though.

2.) What is your favourite animal? Gotta be dogs because of my faithful friend Zena, but I love animals and got a thrill out of swimming with dolphins a few years ago.

3.) What is your favourite number? 15. My birthday is the Ides (15th) March and Julius Caesar was told to beware, but was murdered by his friends. I love it though. It is half way through the month - neither the beginning nor the end.  

4.) What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink? For cold drinks elderflower pressé. For hot drinks I can't have caffeine so Redbush tea or if I am feeling very flush - rose pouchong tea from Fortnum and Mason, preferably in a lovely old vintage china tea cup and saucer.

5.) Which do you prefer - Facebook or Twitter? Facebook. I have twitter but hardly ever use it. I don't spend much time on Facebook either but it is a good place to catch up with people.

6.) What is your passion? Easy. My beautiful, amazing and wondrous children. I love them more than my own life as other mothers will understand. I rarely share personal photos, but as these are quite old, I don't think they would mind. Here is my gang of 4:

7.) Do you prefer giving or receiving presents? Ha ha - I do like giving and enjoy seeing someone smile when I give them something they love, but I'd be lying if I said that I didn't enjoy receiving too.

8.) What's your favourite pattern? Spots. I just adore them. I think they are cute and fun. I adore Cath Kidston fabrics which often have spots.

9.) What is your favourite day of the week? Saturday. Paid work stops and there is still another day before it starts again.

10.) What is your favourite flower? Lily if the Valley

Next I need to pass this award on to others. These blogs warm my day and are so inspirational - you will not regret visiting!

Sue at an wonderfully inspirational blog 

The Maple Syrup Mob (Jane and Chris) at

and finally, someone who has thousands of followers but following the birth of my wonderful niece last October who has Down Syndrome, I found this blog and have cried and laughed and cried again. I have just read Kelle's new book and ........ cried and laughed and cried: Go meet Kelle and her blog 'Enjoying the small things' at

Have a great day

Love Mrs Thrifty 


  1. Aw, thanks! I was feeling a bit low after Miss Sydney's the sunshine is special.
    I can't find an e mail address for you. If you e mail me I'll give you my address and are more than welcome to visit when your are in God's country (Canada)!
    Jane x

  2. Hello:
    Congratulations on your 'Sunshine' Award. How lovely it is to receive an award from a fellow blogger. It makes such a difference to know that someone has read and appreciated what one has written. And, how wonderful that it should be an award that spreads sunshine, just as you say, some is well needed at the moment!

    We have very much enjoyed learning a little more about you and shall be seeking out those blogs you recommend as they are not known to us!

  3. Congratulations on your award & thank you for passing it on to us!

    You have lovely, happy looking kids!

    Have a good weekend!

    Kay :)

  4. Congratulations on the Awared. It is well deserved as you certainly do spread the sunshine around.

    Great Blog.

    Arwedd xx

  5. Dear Mrs. Thrifty,

    You have a beautiful family and congratulations on your award. I also wanted to thank you for your previous post as I am apparently caffeine sensitive.

  6. Thank you so much, I came over all emotional when I read your words, what a sunny start to the weekend .....have a happy one all of you xxx

  7. Thank you so much for my award!

    Will blog about it tomorrow.
    SFT X

  8. Congraulation on receiving this award, it's lovely when fellow Bloggers pass on awards and you realise how many folk are out there reading your Blog.

    Thank you for passing it on to me, it's very appreciated.

    Sue xx


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