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What better way to start the weekend…?

Ok long overdue post….I have been awarded 2 awards – by 4 different people 🙂 so it’s about time I thanked them and shared the love. As always, you don’t have to do anything if nominated (except feel like a legend) its down to your own personal choice so please don’t feel obliged… Just know that you’re thought of 🙂
Personally I like honouring them and passing them on – if only to brighten someone’s day and show appreciation…this time I have tried to nominate some different people… So without further ado…

First off the super sweet blog award

Super Sweet
Awarded to me by John at fiction favourites  And Writing the Body
So thank you both – I’m not sure what they find sweet about porn, masturbation and PTSD 😉 but it seems they’ve found something sweet in amongst my (rants) posts so… I’d say that’s a good thing… It definitely gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling 🙂

The rules:
Thank (and link) the person whom Awarded it to you.
Nominate 12 people
Ask them these simple questions…here they are, with my answers.

1.  Cookies or Cake?  Cookies (or biscuits) hands down.
2.  Chocolate or Vanilla? I suppose if I HAD to eat ice cream (yuck) or milkshake in one flavour it would be vanilla.
3.  Favourite Sweet Treat? Sweets sweets sweets! Chewy ones (explains the weak teeth)
4.  When do you crave sweet things the most? Times of the month I guess. Chocolate and a certain fizzy sweets can stop my migraines in their tracks
5.  Sweet Nick Name? My uncle called me peanut… More savoury than sweet really; most of the others have been joke ones.

12 nominees for the Super Sweet Award….

The second award is The Liebster Award

Liebster Award

by Helena at The Magic Black Book and Al at Infinitely …Thank you both
This award is originally for blogs with less than 200 followers (share the love) but as I’m a rebel (and don’t know how to find out how many followers a blog has) I’m just sharing the love in general…

The rules
1. Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog
2. Post 11 facts about yourself, answer the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 questions for your nominees
3. Nominate 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen
4. Display the Liebster Award logo

11 facts about me:
-I’m 27 years old
-I don’t like animals
-I love experimenting with cooking… But they usually go terribly wrong so end up with the same dishes on a loop
-I’m looking forward to starting work for another person to talk to, some extra cash and a nice distraction
– I’m currently using this post as an excuse to NOT finish  composing a message which could make or (more likely) break a friendship – and I’m nervous :/
– I have too many thoughts, too much to write and too little time
– today I am feeling… Indifferent
– I’m desperate for the loo but can’t be bothered to go
-I’m running out of facts about me
– I’m looking forward to posting this later
-I’m out of sugar and in need of one last coffee

My answers: As I have been asked 2 different sets of questions I’m going to merge them (choose the easy ones basically)
Do you produce your best writing during the day or at night? Usually daytime IF I get the chance… Because I’m alone and in the zone without interruption.
If you had to produce a protest placard, what would be the message that you write on it? Zombies are people too!
When you were 20 years old, what were you doing with your life? e.g. studying, working, etc. I was in my first year of university studying fashion and footwear, working in a bar.
What was the first music concert/gig/festival that you ever attended? Probably Michael Jackson – cant remember the name but the tickets had his eyes and some kind of crown(?) and a bunch of animals all around (I think)
Which filling(s) would be inside your ultimate sandwich? Mmmmm cucumber, thin cheese, assorted meats and maybe a line of mayo
At this precise moment in time, would you say that you are truly happy? Not particularly no lol
What makes you happy? I would say honesty but that’s not always the case as the truth hurts so… Feeling able to be myself
What genres do you read? Trashy fiction, romance, Girly ones, self help etc
What is one thing you like about your life now? Well… It’s definitely not boring lol
Are you still in contact with any childhood friends? One – 22 years strong
How do you manage stress? I don’t, I bottle it and then explode lol. OR I blog… Blogging helps 🙂

11 questions for you:
-How do you like your eggs in the morning?
– Aren’t you tired? Cause you’ve been running round my mind all day
– Is that a chipolata in your pocket…?
– Did it hurt? When you fell from heaven?
– Was your dad a thief?… Cause he… You get where this is going
– Early mornings or late nights?
– Sweet or savoury?
– Monkeys or dolphins?
– Would you like to be a member of the opposite sex…just for one day
-How do you mend a broken heart?
-Why do fools fall in love?

Nominees for the Liebster Award and every member of it… Bit of a cop out but there are so many of you I’m struggling to keep up lol and you all help me stay motivated -as is the nature of the ‘crew’ so you deserve some acknowledgement …. (Thank you all)
As always i must mention Pete… the DADDY of my blogging world…Pete, I’m NOT nominating you…just mentioning you…in a post about awards….in the nominations section….*cough cough*

So that’s it…Thank you all again, congrats to all those nominees…now do what you will with them…fly my pretties fly!



Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Awards....oooh :)


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Awards :)

This post is long overdue…so…HERE IT IS 🙂

I have been awarded 2 awards – by 3 different bloggers so thank you all so much 🙂

So, first up is the Family Award

family awardAward Description:

“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “WordPress Family” I started this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can show. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award.”

1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you:
Wrestling Life:
Petite Magique:
(Thank you both 🙂 )
3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family:

Of course these nominations are probably going to be repeats of previous nominees…because you’re my blogging family; you’re the ones I feel (the most) comfortable (ish) around and I’m going to pass on the love (deal with it 😉 )
BeetleyPete….THE DADDY of my blog world. If I piss off Pete…I know I’m in trouble
Behind the mask of abuse -ALWAYS hope 😉
Donna – My cheerleader
Green Embers – You keep me motivated…naturally 😉
Mocha -Off to a bumpy start but it didn’t take long for me to realise that this guy is rather profound and insightful. He keeps me on the straight and narrow
Doggys style – Never far away 🙂
Crazy Bunny – your turn to do an award post 😉
(Oh did I not get to 10? Oh well…lol)

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them (I’m relying on pingbacks)
5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people that have taken you as a friend, and spread the love.

Next up is the Interesting Blog Award -Created AND nominated by Crazy Bunny – Thanking you sweets. Check out her blog -

Interesting blogRules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you -Thank you Crazy bunny 😉

2. List 5 random facts about yourself
*I am 5,5
*I am currently wearing dinosaur claw slippers
*And watching ‘the voice’ while writing this
*And thinking of what to eat
*AND am considering whether or not I would ‘do’ that guy from the script


3. Nominate a minimum of 5 blogs for the award
Wrestling Life
Petite Magique
Hasty Words
Fat Bottom Girl

4. Answer the 5 questions and Ask the nominees 5 questions of your choice
MY Answers:
a. Why did you start your blog? I needed an outlet for some rather personal (but not too personal to stop me blogging it lol) marriage issues…so here I am
b. What was the most embarrassing situation you have ever been in?
On my wedding night I was peer pressured into taking a triple shot of jager…lifting the cup with no hands…from my new husbands lap…whilst wearing an ivory dress (classy or what!?) I failed, I had to take more than one go and I still cringe to this day…I then went back to the hotel and vommed ALL night…sexy ha ha. Oh well that will teach them 😉
c. If you were to win 1 million Euro/Dollar/Pounds (whatever), what would be the first thing you’d do? First I would give my mum some money to pay her back (in part) for all the drinks she paid for at uni lol then Id do sensible stuff like get a house and stock up on all the boring things I always need to save up for…a decent new razor…a good haircut and colour…a boob job?
d. What’s your favourite past-time and why? Photoshop…because the impossible becomes possible when Photoshop is involved lol. Either that or drawing/blogging…call of duty… expression/release
e. Describe yourself in 5 sentences or less.
Hmmm, that would depend on my mood while writing this lol. In general (off my blog) I am a little bit crazy (usually the good kind) rather random, I love to laugh. I am a worrier, a lover, a fighter and I am often surprised by my own determination and strength. Physically I am 5,5, average weight/build, brown eyes and brunette…though I’m usually (and was born) blonde 😉

My questions to you:
What song is stuck in your head?
If looking at a bed…which side do you HAVE to sleep on? Or are you a starfish?
Dinosaurs or dragons?
What’s the biggest life lesson you have learnt so far?
How many men does it take to change a light bulb?

5. And finally, let them know you have nominated them
Hopefully the pingbacks will do that…

Phew…I got there in the end, so Thank you all and Congrats to the ‘nominees’ (Please dont feel obliged to do any of the above…just know Im thinking of you 🙂 )



Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Awards....oooh :)


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Blogging Awards(S)?? Why Thank You :)

I have been nominated for 2 blogging awards…by 3 bloogers  *blushes*

The Versatile Blogger Award nominated by The Claymore and Surcoat -check out her post here –>

and also by Petite Magique –>

The Merci (Thank You) Award nominated by Wrestling Life – found here –>

Thank you all SO much 🙂


Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award (Photo credit: It’s Great To Be Home)

Versatile blogger Award:
If nominated below here is what you are meant to (but don’t HAVE to) do

1) Add The Versatile Blogger award photo on a blog post
2) Thank the person who presented you with the award and link back to him or her in your post
3) Share seven things about yourself
4) Pass the award along to 15 bloggers you’ve recently discovered.
5)Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.


7 things about me:

  • I spent half of today filling out an application form for a job I aren’t really fussed about getting.
  • I have an interview on Monday and I am pooing my pants
  • I went to Lego Land on Monday and it was one of the best days EVER
  • I felt rubbish today for slacking on my blogging
  • I am currently working my way through the Ally McBeal boxset
  • I have a little bit of a crush on Al Green (yes I know)
  • I’m wondering if its weird to consider coffee at 10pm

Nominees -I’m not going to nominate 15

Merci Award (By ComfortablyNumb)

Merci Award (By ComfortablyNumb)

And for the Merci Award: (I had to make my own image)
1. As usual a big thank you and a link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Mention 5 things you would like to do with your life, no matter how mad or tame.
3. Nominate six bloggers and say why they have left their mark on you. Hence the name “The Thank You Award”
4. Let them know.

5 things I would like to do with my life

  • I would like to find a job/career I absolutely love
  • I want to feel independent
  • I wouldn’t mind a boob job (lol) not to make them massive but just to re-inflate the ones I have – they aren’t what they used to be (fact) but of course the thought of an OAP with perky boobs puts me off -plus I would need money for that lol.
  • I NEED and therefore want my hair sorted – trimmed and dyed (for professional purposes of course lol)
  • I want a break…somewhere warm, with cocktails and a pool *ahhhhh*

Nominees (I’m breaking the rules again)
I realise many of my nominees will have received other awards from me recently so please don’t feel obliged to accept or do a post about it etc…just know that I think you’re amazing 🙂

I know you wont accept this but you are my virtual rock. You have been with me from the very start, you keep me going, you tell me straight…you’re amazing…THANK YOU
So supportive…ALL the time, you keep me hoping 🙂 Thank you
My personal cheerleader…need I say more? Thank You
Your RCC has motivated and inspired me…Thank You
Your comments have been so sensitive and supportive so Thank You

Thank you again for the Awards and Thank YOU nominees for being amazing


Posted by on April 19, 2013 in Awards....oooh :)



The Very Inspiring Blog Award :) *Takes a bow*



I have lost my blog award viginity thanks to Wrestling Life <—(make sure you check out their blog) whom has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blog Award 🙂

Rousing, animating, encouraging, enlivening, exalting, exciting, exhilarating, heartening, inspirational, inspiriting, motivating, moving, refreshing, stimulating, stirring, uplifting

I don’t know if I would have used ‘inspiring’ to describe my blog, more depressing as shit! Lol 😉 but perhaps that’s just my mood for today, its definitely nice to think that someone else finds inspiration or encouragement through my words.

I realise people feel differently about these awards so it is entirely your choice whether you accept it and pass it on or just grin smugly and ignore it…either way please know that I find your blog inspiring

So, here are the ‘rules’:
1. Display the award logo on your blog
2. Link back to the person who nominated you
3. State 7 things about yourself
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements. (I assume they will get pingbacks but please tell me if Im mistaken)

7 Things about Me (and a few relevant links…why not?)

1. I LOVE pasta…I would happily eat it every day for the rest of my life
2. My grandma regularly overdosed me with VERY sweet tea when I was younger; so in my UNI days I avoided it like the plague and was tea free for 4 years…until I learned to love it (with a little less sugar)
3. I hate being outdoors…because I am ALWAYS cold
4. I am embarrassed about people seeing me wearing my glasses…I need to get over it
5. I’m a little bit in love with JB from JLS (yes sad I know…but I just want to cuddle him)
6. A Carrot is my happy place 😉
7. I have really enjoyed NaPoWriMo, despite rebelling against the rules and only posting poems when I want to…cause that’s how I roll


I will say now some of these will be purely because you kick ass as a blogger friend/your comments are inspirational/your outlook is refreshing/You‘ve paid me to nominate you…but your blogs are shit (lol joking joking)

1. It has to be Beetley Pete Pete is a bloody legend! There through it all, good and bad and not afraid to say what he thinks -even if he does apologise for it later 😉 Pete doesn’t ‘DO’ awards that much so make sure you all nominate him for everything just to wind him up…OR just show him some blog love cause hes got a good thing going over there

2. Check out the very positive, very motivating…very INSPIRING Green Embers – especially the rome construction crew posts à

3. Doggys Style Despite being hilarious and posting about the likes of ‘dog farts’ and ‘wheelchair sex’ this blog is NOT freshly pressed so I wouldn’t get too excited 😉 Regardless Leo is so supportive in comments 🙂

4. Behind the mask of abuse SUCH a strong lady! She really is inspiring, to learn of all the difficulties she has suffered and yet she is still pushing through, still determined to break the cycle and doing so well…go show her some love!

5.  Donna Gwinnell Weidner My own personal cheerleader, so supportive with beautiful writing AND she was recently freshly pressed *whoop whoop*

6. My everyday power blog does exactly what it says on the tin!

7. Kurt Rees Poetry Only recently discovered (by me so that counts right?) But I am already in love with this blog and often (ok maybe it happened once) steal sorry reblog his work without permission…cause im naughty like that

8. Jesus likes pizza SO inspirational, this lady writes beautifully, her blog is just so sweet. Her faith and outlook are refreshing

9.  Crazy bunny (The good kind of crazy) Funny, sweet with a no-shit center

10. The Ranting Papizilla yeah he likes a good rant but he also inspires people (like me) to get in touch with their poetic sides and participate in NaPoWriMo. Im impressed by his drive, if it weren’t for him I wouldn’t be doing a bit of dabbling in the rhyming world.

11. Pouring My Art Out A funny dude who does art…has a book out AND rocks a pair of shades! If that’s not inspiring…well I don’t know what is

12. Fat Bottom Girl Said What? Shes had a bit of a rough time lately but I love her no shit attitude!…and her swearing 😉 Dust yourself off and try again

I KNOW I have missed a load of amazing people but Ive just copied and pasted the same link 3 times…its late…im tired and im leaving it at 12 nominees so there.

Well done to everyone nominated…THANK YOU all for being bloody amazing and making my blogging world what it is and Thank You again Wrestling Life for the award (I would have nominated you back but its not allowed)



Posted by on April 9, 2013 in Awards....oooh :)



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