Things that make you go 'hmm'…
A very good day
I’m not a great fan of brown and black together but this paper, a Japanese Chiyogami, works surprisingly well. I had an email from Falkiners yesterday, thanking me for mentioning them so often in my blog and saying they like what I do with their papers! I was really chuffed that they had noticed – and that they are going to send me a little reward next time I place an order. Excellent news!
My good friend, Kim who also features regularly on this blog has two of her own. One is a blog to showcase her award winning art – in fact if you remember, I won a portrait by her in a competition she ran over at her blog Laketrees last year, and her second blog is a poetry blog called PoeArtica.
She is a always supportive and enthusiastic in her comments about my work. Yesterday, she created an award called the Significant Blogger Award She said this about it.
“I have designed another Award to recognise Bloggers who make a significant contribution to my blogging world here at laketrees….These special friends have a sense of community and are wholeheartedly committed to spreading their message and friendship generously…these Bloggers excel in many different areas and all of them make a significant difference to my world….I do not expect you to pass this award on as this award is from me to you as my expression of gratitude… “
She very kindly awarded this to the following people.
Anand Archie Art News Blog Ascender Blog Elf Boyd Catsy Colin Cooper Corrine Debbie Deborah Diane DouDy Drowsey Monkey Durano Ev Fruity Hanna Janette Jeremy John Jos Kimmy Kris Leigh Life cruiser Lisa Lyn Lynda Lindsay Manuel Mary Ann Meg Megan Mel Michelle Netster PALMA Pet Monologues Pearl Renny & Diane Santa She Walks In Beauty Shoshana Should Be Famous Snoskred Speedy Sue Sugar Queen Sully Suzanne The Artist’s Magazine Vin Walter williebaronet
Thanks, Kim. I think it should be you getting awards for your generosity of spirit.
All in all, yesterday was a pretty good day. I was away visiting a friend for a couple of days. On my way back, I stopped off and had a little retail therapy in Sherborne, a very picturesque little town with a beautiful abbey and two castles – one built by Sir Walter Raleigh in the 16th century and the ruins of an earlier 12th century one.
Astonishingly, I found the boots I had been searching high and low for for months, in a little shop in this sleepy market town. Perfect shape, in the sale, one pair left, my size. Meant to be. When I got home, there was a letter telling me that I had been succesful in the ballot for Wimbledon tickets and I have two Centre court tickets. Woo hoo!
As yesterday was the day which shall not be mentioned, I wasn’t going to mention the non-arrival of a small mountain of cards and bouquets to my humble abode but the day has been redeemed and my lucky streak continues. I am so honoured, humbled and chuffed to bits to receive the following from none other than Lord Likely.
In his own inimitable words
“What with it being the season of love and romance, I should just like to take a moment to give a few honourable mentions to those fine ladies I have recently encountered, and whom I have deemed to be entirely exquisite and with whom I would very much like to procreate with, given half a chance. “
The lucky ladies chosen for this accolade are:
Nurse Myra; Claire; Chelle, The Offended Blogger; Dame Beenzzz; JD of I Do Things; Diane Aldred from Much of Muchness; the ever-radiant Paula; the delightful Valerie Morrison; and dear Lady Terri
What can I say? Best offer I’ve had all year…..