On the Agenda this morning:
Notice of an up and coming Giveaway.
Announcement of Awards Received
Luckily a short agenda, but might go on a bit so do make yourselves comfortable!!!
Firstly, Official Notice of A Giveaway coming to This Blog very soon!!
A few posts back I mentioned that a giveaway was on the cards for when (and if) I reached that amazing milestone of 100 Followers.
When I first set out on my blog journey at the end of January, I had no idea really of what to expect, other than it would make me feel a part of the creative blogging community that I had been quietly following for a few months, and wanted to be a part of.
I had no idea of the fun and fellowship, the sharing of all good things, the inspiration and ideas and above all the kindness and sincerity that I would find as a norm. It has been mindblowing in that respect, completely unexpected.
And when I first set out on this blogging adventure, I had no real anticipation of having many "followers" as I could not see really why anyone would want to read about my rather ordinary everyday life, where nothing very much on a large scale ever happens.
But that was before I realised that there are in fact many "ordinary" people out there in blog world that I visit, whose lives on the surface may appear fairly ordinary, but when you get involved and experience with them their everyday happenings at a micro level, you realise that their lives are anything but ordinary.
These people are quietly just getting on with being incredibly creative, productive and industrious, inspiring others, sharing and giving, whilst at the same time often working in other jobs, raising families, the exhausting but rewarding looking after young children, looking after pets, as well as their houses and gardens (not to mention husbands and partners!).
And still finding time to blog about it.
So these amazingly busy and productive "micro lives" are out there happening, often taken for granted and in many cases not really understood or appreciated by husbands and partners I suspect (mine for one!), who's busy lives in the "macro" world of business, industry, education, government and finance make this ordinary everyday "stuff" seem very humble and small fry indeed.
But its very real.
And very important.
Crafting and creating, sewing and quilting, baking, cooking and preserving, gardening and vegetable growing, crocheting and knitting, magically transforming all manner of cleverly thrifted items, seeking out the best of vintage and previously loved items at charity shops and boot fairs - I find the talent, energy and inspirational ideas of you other bloggers out there is phenomenal, and the caring, sharing, friendship and support for each other is humbling, and I am so very proud and excited to be a part of it.
So, I am thrilled to have achieved a following of 100, and shortly will be announcing my Giveaway as a "Thankyou" to you all for having enriched my ordinary, but to me rich and rewarding, life.
The second item on the agenda (Oh I do not miss meetings one little bit!) is the subject of Awards.
I feel very humbled and very HAPPY to have been awarded another two awards.
Annette at "My Rose Valley" has a wonderful Blog, full of the very elements I have just been rambling on about, and her quilts are amazing.
She has very kindly passed on to me the Kreativ Blogger Award, which I am very pleased to accept.
The second Award has very kindly been awarded to me by Bluebell of "At Home in the Country".
She has a wonderful blog here full of the most incredible nature and wildlife photos - closeups of flowers, birds and insects, her posts are always full of interesting things.
She has very kindly awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award.
Thank you Bluebell!
Thank you Bluebell!
I believe that award recipients are required to list a few facts about themselves - as it will take me a while to come up with anything remotely interesting other than what I like to eat for breakfast, I shall save this excitement for you for another post.
If you can bear the suspense ;)
I shall also be compiling a little list of blogs to pass on these awards to, always difficult as there are so many amazing blogs out there,and narrowing it down to just a few is never easy.
Well, I don't think there's anything else on the agenda for now, so are there any questions????
Good - I hope you managed to stay awake!