PEAR TREE LOG

pear tree log: I started this blog to keep my younger son, Jonny, in touch with life in Lincolnshire, while he spent a year working in China. That year turned into five! Now he is home and training to become a physics teacher. This is simply a patchwork quilt of some of the things I enjoy - life in rural Lincolnshire, our animals, friends, architecture, books, the gardens, and things of passing interest.



Thursday, 2 February 2012

I wrote my Acceptance Speech...

...but then I looked in the mirror ...
 Eeek!  


I needed a trip to the beauty parlour!
I must look my best
for the Award Ceremony




JUST KIDDING!




However, I am delighted to say that dear Meggie at meggieontheprairie and Scarlet at talesfrombeyondthenook have both nominated me for 
THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD


According to the rules
I have to give you seven new facts about myself.


  • My hair has been totally grey since I stopped having it coloured, when I was 29 years old.
  • I once dated a Drummer from the Coldstream Guards.
  • I taught silk painting for a couple of years.
  • As a child I used to delight in using (slightly) naughty Chinese words and phrases to annoy my two brothers.
  • I intensely dislike the smell of linseed oil.
  • I suffer from migraines which completely floor me for 2-3 days.
  • As a teenager I was madly in love with Scott Walker!  (The Walker Brothers)


To qualify I also have to nominate 15 blogs which I enjoy reading and pass the award along to them - difficult choice, I read and enjoy so many.

As you know, life is chaotic at the moment, as we are helping our daughter Davina and baby Francesca, so I don't know whether I will have time to complete the list, but here goes:

So, for starters, I would like to nominate (in no particular order)
  1. Gavin at The Bearded Whelk!
  2. Janet at Revising Life
  3. Ian at The Owl Wood
...time is running away from me so I must abandon the list here, for more superb blogs just have a peek at my reading list.  Please do let me know if you would like to be nominated, and  I will be happy to do the necessary.  I love reading all your blogs.


It's time I got ready for my day job, which starts at 7.30 am when Grandson Harry (3yrs) comes across for a cuddle then I take him to Pre-School (5 miles away) and spend the rest of the day helping his mum to settle into some sort of a routine with the new baby.

16 comments:

  1. congratulations honey!... you work hard at this blogging lark and it really is nice to have someone notice! xx

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  2. Richly deserved!

    What were the naughty Chinese words?

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    1. Hi Chris, Silly things which meant 'white devil', idiot, ghost, stupid monkey ... nothing drastic, but times were different then! Nothing rude, sorry.

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  3. I think the most fun about The Versatile Blogger Award is reading the list of "7 things about myself". Good for you on your choice not to color your hair. I've made the same choice. Only I was having low lites put in to cover some of the red. We have both been liberated by our choice!

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    1. Hi Meggie, The things we do to our hair! Your hair sounds lovely though, there's nothing wrong with red hair!

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  4. YAY! Another 'just say no to hair colour' gal!!
    Jane x

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    1. Hi Jane, I stopped because I was concerned about all the chemicals in the hair colour - plus it was getting expensive! It was the best decision I ever made about my hair.

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  5. So you said naughty words in Chinese as a child! You have awakened a childhood memory of my naughty words that I will blog about. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Hi Ms Sparrow, I've just read your posting - it transported me back to my childhood.
      The words I used were not even really naughty - but they felt very daring at the time! We were brought up very differently in those days.

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  6. Excellent! I so enjoy your blog.

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    1. Joanne, Thank you, I really enjoy doing it - when time permits !

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  7. Ooooh, Coldstream Guards! Gordon and I met as musicians in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve. I have a thing for men in uniform. ;))

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    1. Natalie, I bet you both looked rather dashing! Any photos?

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  8. Congrats and thanks for passing it along. I'm honored. I so enjoy your blog.

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    1. Janet, I've really enjoyed learning about Sir! He has a lovely character - and an impressive bloodline.

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