Saturday, 2 October 2010

2nd October 2010



A little while ago the lovely Nina from Tabiboo gave me a Versatile Blogger Award. Now with this award I have to tell you 7 things about myself that you don't already know , believe me , it's a hard thing to do and it's taken me quite a while to try and think of some things.



1 ) I have asthma and have done for about 25years ish . I was initially misdiagnosed and the Dr told me I suffered from hayfever !! Normally I don't have any problem with it but today it has reared it's ugly head, which leads me nicely onto number 2.



2) After six and a half years we've finally had new carpet put in our bedroom and got rid of the dreadful lilac shag pile . We've also had the boys bedrooms and the stairs done at the same time so lots of dust on top of a little cold lead to not being able to breathe . So number 2 is- I hold my hand up and admit to having lilac shag pile.



3) As much as Summer is definately my favourite season I have to say that Autumn and Winter are my favourite for taking photos. You'll probably notice that during these months I tend to show lots of shrooms and naked trees. I just love the shapes and textures and bare branches against the different colours of the sky . Have you seen the sunsets the past few nights ? Awesome...



4) You all know that I'm desperate to move house and that my reason for wanting to move is that I really would love a garden but there are another few stipulations that our new house must have . When I say a garden I mean a garden and not just a tiny bit of grass , I need a sink that faces a window as when you do as much washing up as I do it tends to do my head in just staring at a wall. There must be a separate shower or at least room to build one , neither me nor hub do baths and lastly I would love to have some sort of a view . Where we live at the minute from the front we look directly into a neighbours sitting room and bedroom and at the back its just walls and rooftops . Hub says the distance from the front of our house to the houses across the street is only about 23 ft. Oh , and how could I forget -- a parking space ..



5) Television wise I very rarely watch english programmes , I much prefer American ones , my current fave is Parenthood but I also like NCIS, Glee, Gossip Girl, Criminal Minds - too many to list . I am also proud to say I have never watched an episode of X-Factor and don't intend to.



6) I have to admit that if I had never had an addiction to magazines I would probably have never found blogging and would more than likely not have taken up knitting again. I know I've mentioned this before but it's something I'm very thankful for. When Cherry Menloves house was featured in a magazine she mentioned she had a blog , I looked up the blog found a link to Little Cotton Rabbits and the rest is history .... Julie is my inspiration and if it weren't for her I would more than likely have not started knitting again. One of my wishes is to own one of her gorgeous creations .



7) This one is a bit of a cop out but even though we've all just filled up on takeaway pizza for tea I'm debating wether or not to run round ( or should it be wobble round ) to the shop for some chocolate . I probably won't but the thought is there hmmmmm ...



So there you have it - 7 things about me and now I'm going to pass this award on to everyone in my blog list. Even if you've done something similar before remember you always get new readers and maybe they didn't read the last one so go on , give it a go .

15 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

The only question I have is...

did you get the lilac shag pile layed 6.5 years ago? or was it in the house already? ;) What did you replace it with!?

Lyn said...

I think it's always interesting to find out new things about people. I love your photos of fungi too!
love
Lyn
xxx

Leanne said...

Well done you on the photos and the facts. You know lilac shag pile will now come back into fashion LOL. In our house where I don't have control of the TV we watch all English, Tony hate American TV.

Tabiboo said...

I love your list - it is really hard isn't it?

I hope you caved and got that chocolate though lilac shagpile - oh my the whole name just gives me the giggles. Why is it called shagpile - I wonder?!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Nina xxx

Julie Rutter said...

Great to find out a bit more - I think lilac shagpile even beats our green heavily patterned hall and stair carpet - which 'matches' our, slightly less patterned, sitting room carpet. The worst thing is they are really good quality wool carpets - and I can't stand them!
I am completely with you on the window and sink thing - we just about have a view from ours....but it could be a lot better.

Hope your asthma improves quickly. Juliex

Locket Pocket said...

Really interesting facts Lisa and lots of great photos too. But sorry to hear about the asthma :o(

lucy xx

Rattling On said...

Love the fungi!
I don't think you should be ashamed of the shag pile, revel in the memory!!
(PS When I checked earlier today this post wasn't here. Very odd, but has happened before with a different blog...)

Simone said...

I enjoy looking at your autumn photos of the fungi and leaves. I can't say we have had many great sunsets recently though, we haven't even seen the sun! Wasn't it great that you stumbled on the blog that rekindled your interest in knitting?

thelinencat said...

Lovely photos and nice to get to know some more about you.

I do hope you get your dream home sooner rather than later, it's horrid loving somewhere that you don't love and your requirement list sounds pretty reasonable to me.

Bethx

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

It's always so fun to find out more about the people behind the blogs I follow. Thank you!

andamento said...

Quite a collection of mushroom & toadstool photos. I agree with you about Autumn & Winter being much more interesting for photographs than summer. Blogging has opened the doors to new hobbies for me too, I would never have considered trying crochet till I saw Attic 24's blog.

driftwood said...

gorgeous photos, and fun facts! I'm so glad you found that first blog and started knitting and blogging x

elephantJuice said...

Haha, I used to have purple shag pile carpeting in my bedroom when I was little, inherited from my older half sister!

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun read Lisa! You cracked me up with your X Factor comment -- I've never seen an episode either. I'd probably watch more Brit shows, if only hubby would let me have the remote now and then. Beautiful photos!

julie said...

Thanks so much for the lovely mention - it's made my day! I do hope you get your dream home one day with a lovely view from your kitchen window and a nice big garden for the boys to be boys in and for you to grow flowers and veggies. I wish I'd not ever seen an episode of the X factor either but thanks to Amy I have to sit through it every weekend - still knitting helps me endure it!