Wednesday, 14 July 2010


I am delighted to have received two awards and although they have the same title, they both have different designs and a slight variation on their requirements.

Firstly, and I'm embarrassed to say quite a while ago, I received this award from Alina over at The Purple Caravan :

and then a short while ago I received this one from Barbara over at Moore Whimsies :

Alina's version of this award stated that I had to share nine things about myself whilst Barbara's required seven, so I'm cheating a little and giving you the nine and hope Barbara won't mind sharing as I think going on with sixteen things about myself is a tad self-indulgent. Here goes:

I say a mental 'thank you' to my supermarket trolley when I take it back to the 'pound'. Don't ask why, I'm just a very polite (eccentric) person I guess.

I love time travel stories.

Quentin Crisp and Atticus Finch are two people who have most shaped my philosophy on life.

I don't like walking through long grass.

I went up the aisle to 'The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba' because when I was small and stayed with my grandparents I would dress up in their old net curtains and my granddad would laugh and say 'Oh look, here comes the Queen of Sheba'. Draped in net and lace, I couldn't have walked up the aisle to anything else.

I still have my Barbie doll from 1967 and think she was the best Christmas present I ever received.

I would choose a good bonfire-cooked jacket potato with lashings of butter as my last meal.

I know someone who knows someone who's won an Oscar.

And lastly, I think my epitaph is likely to read 'She meant well'.

Thank you ladies for bestowing these awards on me.

Now, the other rule is that I'm supposed to pass this award on to 15/9 other blogs, and I have to admit I have difficulty in fulfilling this part of the agreement. Every single blog I follow is deserving, in my opinion, of these awards and I cannot choose. Also, I know that many of you no longer accept awards. With these things in mind, I am going to say that anyone who reads my blog and that knows I am a follower of theirs is invited to accept this award, because you all deserve it.

Thanks for dropping by.


Andi xx


  1. Andi what fun answers! I think this is the first 'tell about yourself' award that goes way out there with interesting answers. I've bookmarked your blog so will be back later to read more. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I enjoyed reading about you, well done on your awards :)

  3. Congratulations on your awards. Wow, you still have your first Barbie!? And she looks great. I must confess mine didn't look that good 2 weeks after I got her.

  4. I say thankyou to my supermarket trolley too!!

    I met Quentin Crisp back in the 70s at the Nags Head in Islington. Have to confess he wasn't the nicest person- not half as lovely as John Hurt made him seem!

    You deserve these awards, thanks for the fun answers and fab pics

  5. Always a lady full of surprises :0) Love it! XO

  6. I went up the aisle to TQOS too! When I was slightly out of order my Dad used to say "Who do you think you are - The Queen Of Sheba?". How funny that you have a similar story! Whenever I hear it I think of him...Thank you for bringing a smile to my face!

  7. I loved reading this post and finding out more about you. Well done on the awards.


  8. What fun this post was and I enjoyed getting to know you better on my first visit.{saw your comment at the Olive Cottage}!

    Hope all is well in your part of the world and that you have a lovely weekend!


  9. oh andi...that is funny!! so very english, so i am not sure about the potato thing, but i know one thing....I LOVE butter and potatoes and so i am with you!!
    she meant well...that is so funny.
    congrats on your awards.

  10. Hi Andi,

    Congratulations on your blog awards. So nice to meet you. Thank you for stopping by my blog.
    Have a lovely day.
    Blessings, Erin

  11. Congratulations on your awards...well deserved! Loved your responses!
    "She meant well".....That would work for me too!
    Take care,
    Laura :)

  12. Its nice to get to know you a little better...
    You sure are a lovely chick!


  13. Fun to read your post! Had to laugh at your epitaph- I have always said mine would be "She tried hard!"

    Thank you too for voting for my arbor for the DIY club Challenge!!! So excited to have been one of the 10 finalists!!

    bee blessed

  14. Congrats on the awards..nice to get to know you a bit better!

  15. Hello. I am a new member of the Bloggerette Sorority! I am making my rounds to meet each "lady" of our sisterhood. Please visit me @

  16. Love your blog banner! ;)


  17. Stopping by for the first time. I recently joined the Bloggerette Sorority and wanted to meet some of the 'sisters'.

    My blog door is always open for new friends. Drop by, help yourself to some tea and cookies and meet my 6 dogs.

    God bless.

  18. Congratulations on your awards, Andi! Nice meeting you! :)


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