I’m really thrilled to announce that Drikka from Glaser Crafts and Tips has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! Although I’ve been blogging for a while over on blogger, I made the switch to wordpress earlier this year when I realised that I wanted to “reinvent” my blog into something that was much broader and tackled a range of subjects around crafts and teaching.
The rules of receiving the Versatile Blogger Award are as follows…
Nominees must: Tell seven things about themselves, pass the award on to 15 other blogs and thank the person who nominated them for the award. Also no one is obligated to take the award, so don’t feel you have to accept it.
Here are 7 things about me:
1. My ultimate claim to fame is sitting on a womble’s knee when I was 5!
2. My other crafting passion is cross stitch
3. I am finally mastering the dread part of bag making – the sewing machine
4. I drive with hand controls and love confusing passengers who are too polite to ask why I’m not putting my feet on the pedals
5. I would love to go to New Zealand and Iceland
6. I want to see the Northern Lights and walk under the Midnight Sun
7. I miss being able to swim in the sea
My nominations in no particular order are:
12. Joanna Dewberry
Its taken me a few days to sort this out, because a very close friend has passed away and I’ve been getting my head around the idea. As regular readers have probably gleanded I’m disabled by a spinal condition. Because it generates such bizarre sets of symptoms, the diagnostic stages are hell on earth. Through an internet pain group I met a lovely lady called Margaret – she has the same condition and her mixture of commonsense and zest for life really kept me going when I was in the dark days of being poked, prodded and even accused by one Dr of being mad! I did later get a full and frank apology when he’d been slapped into place by the pain team though! In the 6 years I’ve known her she’s developed other conditions and recently found out she had lymphoma. She decided not to have chemo – a decision which all her friends and family understood and respected, even if deep down we wanted to her to stay around a bit longer. She spent a fair amount of time on the road in a caravan with her husband as their local authority thought providing her with a bungalow where she was confined to a bedroom with panoramic views of a concrete wall was acceptable. And on Tuesday night the caravan is where she gently but suddenly passed away – a lot sooner than any of us, including her, had bargained for. I’ve had some really difficult times with my daughter and various other aspects of life and Margs no nonsense, down to earth, northern take on things has been a tower of strength – she even went as far as putting the little madam in her place over facebook a couple of times! She also had a killer sense of humour and was very much on my wavelength as one ex nurse to another. I also know there are many of us both in the UK and overseas who have all benefitted from having Margs in our lives and will miss her terribly. May she rest in peace x