Friday 8 August 2014

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Ages and ages ago, Michelle from Life Outside London tagged me in her Very Inspiring Blogger Award post.

Michelle is someone who quite rightly deserves that award - she's fabulously funny (both online and in real life), lovely to talk to and if I could write only half as well as she does, I'd be one happy duck.

So a big thank you to Michelle for the nomination (and I hope I lived up to your expectations when we finally met!).

The rules of the award are:
1. Thank and link to the person who nominated you (see above)
2. Share 7 facts about yourself.
3. Nominate some other inspirational bloggers and tell them.
4. Proudly display the Very Inspiring Blogger Award badge.

So, 7 facts about myself (which you may well have heard before, sorry)

1. I was born in Scotland (but you'd never guess from my Wiltshire/Somerset accent).
2. Apparently I used to be able to count to 10 in Welsh when I was very young.
3. I don't own a passport.
4. I've met (well, shaken hands with) Ewan McGregor.
5. I can put myself and the footballer Ian Rush on the same family tree (he's married to my Dad's second cousin).
6. I have an incredibly sad spreadsheet of all the theatre and comedy shows I've ever seen (323 to be precise).
7. I love Hershey's chocolate. My dad used to work in America every few months when I was young and would always bring back sweets and chocolate so I grew up liking it. We even had Hershey's Kisses on the tables at our wedding reception!

My inspirational bloggers...

1. Angela over at Little Apple Tree for being an all-round thoroughly lovely person with excellent cake decorating skills.
2. Katie over at Hook Line and Sink Her for being lovely (online and in real life), very crafty and leaving great comments which always make me smile.
3. Kat over at Kat Got The Cream for being the first blogger I met in real life, giving me lots of advice and guidance and making me feel completely at ease being a newbie blogger.
4. Chelsea over at Love in Modern Life for being a fab mum to Dylan, juggling motherhood alongside studying and running her own home.
5. Jane over at Is That You Darling for fabulous book reviews (meaning I'm always adding new things to my GoodReads list) and for organising the monthly photo an hour challenges.
6. Alice over at The Cup and Saucer for having the courage to pick up and start again in Cardiff and then again in London all on her own.
7. Ruth over at The Planned Adventure for surviving several ectopic pregnancies and still having the faith to smile and carry on.
8. Belle over at Part of Belle's World for surviving IVF and miscarriage and still believing in a happy ending.
9. Denise over at The Life of Dee for surviving IVF and keeping me company on my IVF journey over on our Money Saving Expert forum.

10. Saskia over at Braids and Books for jetting off to Nepal to do charity work, a huge adventure at the age of 21.

So there you go, hop on over and check out my lovely nominees!


  1. What a fabulous post! Your thank you to Michelle is just so genuine and lovely.
    The facts about yourself are too cool too! I wish I had interesting things like that about me to tel people haha.
    Oh and I most certainty have to 2nd your nominations for Belle and Denise. Truly amazing, inspirational ladies, just like yourself.

    Congratulations on the award and best wishes,
    Danielle. x

    1. Aww thank you very much Danielle xx (is there a blushing smiley?) :-) xx

  2. Thank you for the kind words and the award! Hope you had a fantastic time in Edinburgh xxx

  3. Thank you, you are too kind! :)

    I'm jealous of the fact you've shaken hands with Ewan McGregor!

    1. I probably should write a post about how I met him at some point - it was really random how I met him! :-) xx

  4. Oh stop it you! You're too too kind!
    Love love love your juicy little nuggets, I would NEVER have guessed you were Scottish born!
    I'm playing catch up so expect comments galore...
    M x

    1. I keep it well hidden ;-) Nah we left when I was 18 months so no trace of the accent sadly xx


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