Thursday, 25 February 2010

Spread the Love ...

The lovely Julie over at Bush Baby Jag has very kindly awarded me this Blogger Award and I want to spread the love some more.


It always warms my heart when I receive things like this and confirms how much I gain from blogging.
The blog community has really opened my eyes and heart to the generosity and creativity of so many wonderful people and I am glad to be a part of it.

Thank you.
I want to spread the love by awarding the following bloggers the award;
Kim at Stillmeadow Quilting
Jane at Sew Create It
Lynda at Master of Patience?
Fiona at Dragonfly Crafts
Lyn at Welcome to Bluebirds Quilts
Julie at Julie's Quilt Gallery
Zlaty at Zlaty Sews


These blogs I not only read on a regular basis but their writers have become friends and people I can turn to for advice and opinions, I treasure your friendship and thank you for the help and confidence boosting you have given along the way.


Please return the favour and spread the love some more, to 7 other bloggers.

Apparently I also have to write 7 things about myself that you might not know, so here goes;


1. I am a real home body and love nothing more (except quilting obviously) than making sure that our home is a welcoming place for my husband Tony and Jack Russell pup, Henri.
2. I have a degree in English Literature: I have a great love of books of all kinds.
3. I trained to be a teacher of English and Drama but felt that the British system of teaching; planning and targets etc sucked all the creativity out of me and so I quit.
4. I have been lucky enough to travel to some amazing countries and seen many beautiful sights that will stay in my heart forever; Africa, Thailand, Egypt, all over Europe and the USA.
5. In my previous life I worked for 11 years as a nanny and worked and lived with some interesting families in the USA, Netherlands and London, I can speak Dutch!!
6. I got married last June to my gorgeous husband Tony and I still can't quite believe how lucky I am to have met such a generous and loving man. He is a doctor and i've come to realise that being a doctor's wife is challenging but one I shall rise to.
7. I have long-term depression and I'm neither embarassed nor ashamed of it. I am learning to accept it and live with it and in some ways it makes me stronger, more grateful and appreciative of all the 'little' things in life that really count; a smile from a stranger, a pat on the back to a job well done and a hug from someone in need. I really do try to live for the moment every day.
Thank you and happy Thursday.
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4 comments:

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Thank so much Caroline but I might have to wait for the weekend to do my post and think about who to award it to. xx

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Many thanks for the award..I'm really touch by your sentiments.

((hugs))

Zlaty said...

Hi Caroline, I am so honored that you thought of me to give me the Beautiful Blogger award!
Thank you so much!

Happy Thursday to you too!

Hugs!

Brigitte said...

hi Caroline,
I'm full of respect about your statement about your life with depression. I'm dealing with the same situation for 15 years now, but never got to this point of view! sending a friendship hug
Brigitte from Germany