Thursday, 29 March 2012

I won an award...

Leibster is a German word meaning favorite, dearest or beloved. The Leibster is awarded by bloggers to other new (and not so new) bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers., to help spread the word and help the new talented bloggers gain wider recognition.

The Leibster award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy:

1. Choose 5 up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers to award the Liebster to

2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them

3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award.

4. Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don't know about you.
Thank you Chris ( and June (  for presenting me with this award, I feel so honoured.

It took a while for me to find 5 other bloggers to pass this award on to, but I did it.  Firstly, I will pass on the 5 random facts about myself.

1.   I work part time and study part time.

2.   I enjoy walking.

3.   I am teaching myself how to quilt.

4.   I adore my job, which involves working with children.

5.   I like handbags and have quite a number of Vera Bradley.

The 5 bloggers I would like to pass this award on to are:

Yvonne (
Louise (
Julie (
Andrea (
Kath (



Friday, 23 March 2012

A sunny morning...

I had a lovely morning at work today.  We spent the morning in the Gardens looking for different characters from stories, like Jack's Beanstalk and the Bear from Going on a Bear Hunt. 
This part of the Gardens is known as Clive's Pond.  The Magnolia tree was in bloom, but all the full blooms were too high up for taking photographs, but I did manage to get a reasonable photo of one of the buds.

I did take some photographs of the children, but for obvious reasons I can't show them here, so hope you have enjoyed seeing a little snippit of the area I live in.  This is a view from the cove at the Gardens looking across the Loch.

I also have been busy stitching, but everything is either for a gift or an exchange, so no photographs yet, but soon.

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments, they are all greatly appreciated and when I figure out how to do it I will reply to everyone who leaves a comment.