Monday, 23 April 2012

A Leibster Award

I am over the moon to be given an award, especially so early in my blogging 'career'. I am really delighted to be given the Leibster award by Jo at Through the Keyhole. Thank you so much Jo.

I have really taken a lot from the fact that people are reading my Blog and the lovely comments that I have been left. They mean more than I can express in words. 

Getting to Know Me

Trying to think of 5 random facts about myself, that were vaguely interesting, was difficult. So I gave up and wrote down these five facts instead:-

1) I was an avid Line Dancer, in fact so much so, I took several dance exams and even taught my Class a couple of times when the regular teacher was away. When I was in Kissimee, Florida I bought an electric blue cowboy hat, leather cowboy shawl and matching electric blue leather cowboy boots, which I wore to every class. I either looked the part or I looked a complete ****.

2) Both my Sons were born by Caesarean Section. The first was an emergency and he ended up in SCBU for a couple of weeks. The second was an elective as decided by my Consultant who anticipated problems. Little Devils! Still they're lovely now - just as well!!

3) I once dressed up as Madonna for an 80s Disco. Guess which one is me?

4) I have been in a stretch limousine twice in my life. Both times in London, both were surprises for each son.

5) In 2005, I had a troublesome mole removed from my back which my GP said DEFINITELY was not Cancerous. It turned out to be an Intermediate to Severe Malignant Melanoma. It was removed along with a 4mm margin all around and for four months I had to wait for a lymp node biospy to see if it had spread elsewhere in my body. Thankfully, it hadn't and I now only go for annual checkups.
My Scar - I've shown you mine, now you show me yours !

Passing it On

Deciding on 5 more blogs to pass the award on to was even more difficult. I could have picked about 20 at least, but I know many of you have already had it recently, so I tried to spread it around a little. I love reading so many people's Blogs but my five are:-

1) Fostermummy - I have read every word for many months from the beginning and often go back and re-read ones I liked. Also for starting me on this journey and helping me along the way.

2) Create with TLC - For the many fabulous freebie Word Arts that I use on my card-making and the great inspiration.

3) NearlyMarthaAgain - So amusing, they have me laughing every time and Laughter really is the best medicine.

4) Never Too Old - Just the title of this Blog gives me hope.

5) Jan's Journey - a fellow Blogger just starting out like me and I'm not at all jealous of where she lives!

Please don't feel under any pressure to accept the award, it is meant as an expression of how much I enjoy your Blog, not to be a burden.

All these Blogs are  great, so hopefully you will want to pop over and have a read.

Lots of Love Arwedd xx


  1. Congratulations on your award and thank you for nominating me and for actually admitting you enjoy reading my blog

    1. I'm happy to admit it - I'm not proud. Only joking !

      Thanks and You're Welcome.

      Arwedd xx

  2. Thank you so much for nominating me and congratulations on your award! I'm so glad you enjoy reading my blog-I tend to feel like what I write about isn't always very interesting!

    1. It is defintely interesting - I keep coming back to look at that Crochet Star Blanket for a start, facscinating!

      Thanks and You're Welcome too!

      Arwedd xx

  3. Congratulations, long may your blog continue.
    Love from Mum

  4. Thank you for accepting the award. I'm going to check out the blogs you've nominated now.

    1. To say it was a pleasure is an understatement, I'm overwhelmed you nominated me.

      Thanks Arwedd xx

  5. Congrats...I'd show you my scar...but it's on my knee BORING!
    Love you channeling Madonna.
    Jane x

  6. Replies
    1. Thank you and thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog. It really means a lot to me.

      Arwedd xx

  7. Congratulations and thanks for nominating me. Great blog by the way xx