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Friday, 8 June 2012

Yippee yippee!

Despite the rain, and despite the fact that the heel on both of my work shoes has disintegrated through being worn mercilessly (it seems to be quite a challenge buying shoes that are up to such crazy and left-field challenges such as being walked on) (but I digress....) it has been a good day.

First of all, I've had my first Etsy sale - hoorah! Ok, it wasn't for something I'd made - I decided to list a gorgeous little vintage teacup and saucer as they were, rather than bugger about with them and turn them into a teacup candle, and a lady from Arizona, bless her cotton socks, bought it. So I packed it up in as much bubble wrap as humanly possible and sent it on its way at lunchtime today.

The other lovely thing was that Mythillogical (who makes delightful characters such as this one - ) included me in her list of nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award. It's SO exciting! I've never been nominated for anything! (Well, I did win awards at school when I was in Upper Sixth for French and German, but there wasn't too much competition as no one else was studying French and German.) I haven't been blogging for very long and for ages I didn't think anyone was even reading it, so thank you Mythillogical, you have made my day!

Once you've received a nomination, this is what you do -

The rules:
1. Add the award to your blog - check
2. Thank the blogger(s) who gave it to you - check
3. Mention 7 random things about yourself - I'll get to that in a minute
4. List the rules - yep, here they are!
5. Award to 15 bloggers - coming right up....
6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog - okie dokie....

Ok, 7 random things about myself. Ummmm....

1. I was far more interesting as a baby. I crawled backwards, wore dolls' clothes for my first few weeks as I was very small and my first word uttered was 'Cheeky'. I like to start as I mean to go on.
2. My cat only has 3 legs. He lost one in a mysterious accident, though Boyfriend reckons that he may well have got hungry and chomped it off himself, and it's quite true to say that he's a bit of a greedy old sausage.
3. I have a thing about prawns - they really, really creep me out. Ugh!
4. I snort when I laugh! It's become quite serious, I sound like Peppa Pig (not that there's anything wrong with that.)
5. I once sent my Mum into hysterics by asking if a pillock was a type of sheep.
6. My 15 minutes of fame was spent tap dancing in wellies while dressed as Father Christmas at the New Theatre, Cardiff. (I was also the Pink Toothbrush to my friend Sophie's Blue Toothbrush during the same performance. Pity the parents that had to sit through this rubbish.)
7. This isn't so much of a random fact as a pearl of wisdom that I have discovered this week. Chocolate covered malted milk biscuits (available in Co-op, or the Coop as I like to call it) don't fall to bits when you dunk them in your coffee. Huzzah!

Right then, drum roll.... my nominees for this prestigious award (*opens gold envelope*) are:
















These are all MIGHTY bloggers and blow me away with their awesomeness and brilliance. (My son says I am too old to use the word 'awesome'. Tuh. What would he know.)


  1. Pins and Needles,

    Congratulations to you on your award!!! Well-earned, and well-deserved. :)

    Also, thank you so much for nominating me for the award too! I am very appreciative of your kind support. As I look over the list of my fellow blogger nominees, I am absolutely humbled because several of them are my favorites. It is a thrill to be in such good company and think that you consider me to be their caliber (or you felt sorry for me. Whichever. I'll take it.).

    You made my day. Thank you!

    ps--go read the blogger Good Youngman Brown. He will quickly be on your list too.

  2. Some wonderful blogs in there.

    Congrats on your award, and thanks for the links!

  3. Thank you both! Youngman Brown, I love your blog, and since I HAVE to find out what happened at the salon I am now following you..... :-)

  4. Thank you so much for the plug! I am now following. I probably won't do it since you nominated everyone I probably would have nominated, too. Damn girl you have good taste!


  5. Yippee, yippee! Awards are fun- and this is a splendid list (even without me on it!) Some familiar bloggers here and some grand new discoveries- thank you :-)

  6. Just catching up now and came to thank you so much for the VB award. I will blog about it but having had it before people are getting bored with me and I've run out of unusual things to say about myself. except for that one time ...... no, I digress!

    Congrats on your award, very well deserved and I now have some reading to catch up on in your previous posts. So, you were at the New Theatre in wellies. Was it one of those late night performances?

    Congratulations on your first etsy sale. you can't go wrong with vintage cups and saucers, my advice is - GET MORE!

    Have a great upcoming weekend. Now following!