Wednesday, 8 August 2012

One Lovely Blog Award

Good Evening Lovely Readers and many, many apologies for my lack of posts...

Thank you for all the lovely comments you left after I returned from Canada. I am still organising the house and de-cluttering, but the end is in sight. Pics to follow soon.

I have been lucky enough to have been awarded the 'one lovely blog' award by the wonderful Sue from who is currently in Africa. Sue is such an inspiration for anyone wanting to pay off their mortgage and still lead a full life. Thank you Sue.


Thank the person who nominated you on their blog -Thanks Sue.

Tell 7 things about yourself

1. The most amazing place I have visited is Petra in Jordan.

2. I love reading travel books and novels set in other countries. One of my favourite ever books is Lisa St Aubin de Teran's "Off the Rails: Memoires of a Train Addict".

3. I am hearing impaired and use BSL with friends who sign. I lost my hearing through Meniere's Disease. I belong to a signing choir. My hearing dog, Zena, goes everywhere with me. 

4. I love the look on peoples' faces when I tell them I teach languages.... they assume it would be impossible with my hearing loss. 

5. I love "Little Women" and "Jane Eyre" - two of my favourite childhood novels - both given to me by my Grandmother.

6. My hero(ine) is my Nanny who was dumped in a convent by her mother to be raised as an orphan. She never knew that she had a family who had moved from Dublin to London and lived near to the convent where she had been placed. Although they had money, my Nanny had been born out of wedlock to a widow and in 1906 Ireland that was not acceptable. Her mother later married the father but they never made contact with my Nanny who died when I was 17. She taught me to knit and to sew. I still miss her.

7. I have worked as a teacher, counsellor, community theatre worker, shop assistant, make-up consultant, canning factory worker, waitress, barmaid, chambermaid, accounts clerk, and voluntary care worker, breastfeeding counsellor and Samaritan.

Nominate 15 blogs. This is hard because there are so many that I love, but I consider most of these my "blog friends":

Sue at
Debbie at
Isobel at
Jane and Chris at
Kay and Sime at
Cindy at
Amanda at
Lena at
Linda at
Stephanie at
Sue Marie at
Lexie at
Jan at
Justine at
Arwedd at

I will be back to blogging soon - I promise - swamped by the de-cluttering and sore eyes (apparently they are very dry following the laser eye surgery and I now have two different eye drops to try. Excuses, excuses .... I know.

Lots of love
Mrs Thrifty


  1. Thanks I accept xx I shall post about it soon xx

  2. I hope your eyes feel better soon. I haven't been commenting much lately. It was a hectic month preparing for my 65th birthday party.

  3. Thank you so much for nominating me for the award, the 7 things about yourself are very interesting, I enjoyed reading them :)

  4. Congratulations! Well deserved. I so enjoyed reading about your Nanny. She sounds like a remarkable woman. Organizing and decluttering is always a good thing.

  5. Congratulations on your award. You should get another award for the most fascinating list, you are definitely an amazing woman!

  6. Thank you for the award. I will try to respond properly this time!!! I was thinking about you and wondering how you were getting on. I hope that your eyes start to feel substantially better soon. Jx

  7. What a lovely award, I hope one day my blog will be up to these standards! Your list is fascinating, you certainly have led a very interesting life! And Petra in Jordan is so close to where I am, I would love to get there one day! Yvonne xx

  8. Ah..thanks!
    I won't bore everyone with my 7 things though...I'm not that interesting.
    Jane x

  9. Thank you for the "One Lovely Blog Award". Very busy with my grandboy this week, hoping I have time to accept next week, however you know how honoured I am you have chosen me. I am certain I do not follow 15 Lovely Blogs, as you do ... however will check each and everyone you have awarded. I always love getting to know another better, thank you for sharing ... how many hats have you worn in your career was very interesting. xx

  10. Thank you so much for the award, what is even more of an award though is being considered as one of your blog friends, what a huge compliment, thank you.

    I hope your eyes start to feel better soon, keep up the eye drops until they do.

    Sue xx

  11. Thank you for a nomination! I really appreciate it!! I will post more about it this weekend!

  12. Oh thank you, thank you so very much! I am ridiculously happy to be named a friend by you. (Stephanie blushes away pleased as punch). I am honoured by your award however, I am ashamed to admit, that I reached the decision a few months ago not to accept anymore awards. I'm really sorry.

    I will be back from my holidays on August 24th and look forward to catching up with you then. I hope you are well and happy.


  13. Well done on receiving your award Mrs Thrifty & thank you for passing it on to us!

    Love the sound of your favourite book & your choir! Sime & I learnt Makaton while working in adult social care & still use it today when we're somewhere busy, though our version is much more primitive.

    Hope your decluttering is going well & look forward to seeing the photos!

    Kay :)

  14. Thank you so much for this award, so sweet of you :)


  15. Thank you so much!!
    I will do my post when I finish work!
    Yay something to look forward to :)
    Sue xx

  16. Very well done on receiving this award and thanks for thinking of me....I really appreciate it. I'll be posting about it very very soon...fighting the wips list at present :-)

    don't over do the decluttering!!!

    Amanda xx


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