Thursday, 4 February 2010

Awards, rewards, forwards

I've finally come round to reciprocating these lovely awards from the equally lovely Ann and lovely KarenG. A big THANK YOU to you both for nominating this silly little blog.

I'm tempted to ask the Cat for her list and answers.. hm...*ponders*

High Fives from Ann

List 5 highlights of 2009:
1) Joined an online writing course at the Uni of Exeter in Feb-March: extremely casual, helped me gain my confidence, helped me start writing again and led me to my Open Uni course that I am thoroughly enjoying.
2) Lost weight successfully. I didn't go on a diet but I increased my exercise regime - lots of jumping around to Rosemary Conley DVDs - gawd bless her!
3) Won a tiny flash competition, first prize £50. The site ( hosted it is now defunct - but not after I cashed the cheque! LOL!
4) Survived my one year anniversary as an independent woman after 10 years in coupledom
5) Turned 40.

Over the top blogs from KarenG

Answer these questions with one word:

Your Cell Phone? None
Your Hair? Black
Your Mother? Amazonian
Your Father? Deceased
Your Favorite Food? Marmite
Your Dream Last Night? Insane
Your Favorite Drink? Cappuccino
Your Dream/Goal? Romantic
What Room Are You In? Office
Your Hobby? Scribbling
Your Fear? Cat-less
Where Do You See Yourself In Six Years? Paradise
Where Were You Last Night? Dreamland
Something That You Aren't? Sane
Muffins? Home-made
Wish List Item? Cat
Where Did You Grow Up? Tottenham
Last Thing You Did? Sneeze
What Are You Wearing? Layers
Your TV? Off
Your Pets? Cat
Friends? Close
Your Life? Love
Your Mood? Emotional
Missing Someone? Yes
Vehicle? None
Something You Aren't Wearing? Discretion
Your Favorite Store? Waitrose
Your Favorite Color? Pink
When Was The Last Time You Laughed? Morning
Last Time You Cried? Monday
Your Best Friend? One
One Place You Go To Over And Over Again? Dreams
Facebook? Yes
Favorite Place To Eat? Pub

My nominations for these awards are:

musings on a small life
stacy's cafe
substitute teacher's saga
spinster of the parish
cat in the buff
block or not
a patch of dirt

For High Fives: list 5 highlights of 2009 and nominate others' blogs
For OTT blog award: copy and paste the nice image, answer the questions, nominate.


fairyhedgehog said...

It was fun reading your answers.

Thank you for the nomination! I'm an award-free zone at the moment but I love it that you thought of me.

Theresa Milstein said...

Sounds like you've survived quite a year.

My blog has never been nominated before - thank you! My Internet access is spotty right now. I'll look at your post and link more later. Maybe I'll even check out and comment on the other nominee blogs.

Kea said...

Thank you for the nominations! I especially liked your High Fives--all terrific.

I'm not sure I can nominate any other blogs, since not many people follow the Musings one. I will give it due consideration once this lack-of-sleep induced headache is gone!

-Kim :-)

KarenG said...

So glad you posted the award, I think this is one of the more interesting ones since you can only answer with one word. And your blog deserves an award, it's one of my faves!

Old Kitty said...

Hi fairyhedgehog!

You're welcome - I love your gerbil/hamster/lil rodent running around in your blog... hint!


Take care


Old Kitty said...

Hi Theresa Milstein

Oh I look forward to reading your high fives and one worded answers!

Take care

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kim

Oh I hope your headache is gone now!

And that you have a good night's rest.

Take care

Old Kitty said...

Hi KarenG

Thank you so much!

Your blog rocks and is utterly scrummy too!

Take care

Amanda said...

Ooh, snazzy awards - congratulations

fairyhedgehog said...

I'm not exactly sure what you're hinting. If it's that you want a hamster of your own, you can get one from aBowman. Click on edit settings to choose your own colours, and then click on the Blogger item to add it to your blog!

Old Kitty said...

Hi Amanda!

They're such fun awards! Thanks


Take care

Old Kitty said...

Hi fairyhedghog

Oooh, yes I meant that!

Thank you!


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thank you thinking about me! I've been blogging for a few years and have been gifted with so many nice awards but I made the decision this year not to accept any more as I'd like more new bloggers to receive them :-)

It was nice to read the facts about you! I love pub food too!

Kate said...

Oh wow Old Kitty - just spotted this - thanks ever so much for the award :-)