Monday, 6 August 2012

Snippets of Me...

 

 

Claire over at Thriftwood, has kindly nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. That's twice I've been given it now, thank you so much Claire. I'm not sure how this works, hope you don't think I'm being greedy! Ive never won much, and Mum always told me not to look a gift horse in the mouth! Besides it gives me another opportunity to give you all a few more Snippets of Me.......

Number One-

I love Beach Huts. One day I hope to find a Magic Key that allows me to open any beach hut that I want to and have a peek inside! I've never even stepped inside one before! One day I might just put one in my garden, Mr Bea and the Girls will be let in, on special occasions!

Number Two-

Like Claire, I too spent some time as a childminder. When my youngest was born I returned to work but found managing a large team of staff and juggling two small children hard. So I opted for a three year career break. Not one for sitting still, I signed up as a childminder and worked for the Local Authority, caring for children with disabilities and those who were experiencing neglect. It was a fantastic experience, hard work but I loved the fact that they came and had a lovely, stress free, fun filled day with us! I also did a degree course and went back to work earlier than planned to set up a new project! So not really a career break!

Number three-

I love all flowers but have some favorites, daffodils in spring, poppies in summer, dahlias in autumn and snowdrops in winter.

 

Number Four-

I don't take my health for granted anymore. I eat a very healthy diet and practise Yoga and Pilates for strength and balance. I'm not sure what the future holds for me healthwise, none of us do really, but I'm determined to keep my body in a good condition if it needs to step up to the mark again!

 

Number Five-

I love my two sisters to bits! They are both very different but together will all just 'fit'. I love spending time with them, they are supportive and kind. We look after each other when we need to...you can't beat Good Sisters. However when we were younger we fought like 'cat and dog'!

 

 

Number Six-

In our previous life, Before The Girls, Mr Bea and I travelled lots. We were mainly drawn to the Far East and I loved to wake up in a completely new country, not knowing what it would be like, who I would meet, what I would experience....fantastic!

We promised ourselves a Round The World Trip on our 25th Wedding Anniversary. That was this year, we spent the day in Derbyshire, with the Girls, it was Perfect, wouldn't have it any other way!

Number Seven-

This Blog means an awful lot to me. I'm 'meeting' some truly inspirational, thoughtful, like-minded souls......thank you all so much.....you are Great!

 

I would like to pass the Award onto.......

Fading Grace and Lucy at Attic 24.

Thank you for all your comments and welcome to all my new followers. As I 'Thank You' I will be doing a Vintage Wallpaper and Vintage Sheet Give Away later on this week.

I have decided to do two, one for those who are kind ( mad enough!) to follow my blog, and one that is open to followers/ everyone. So some of you will get two chances, it will be a bog standard pull a name out of the hat affair, the least technical the better.......now how do I link blogs again!.........

 

Ada :) x

 

 

 

 

 

50 comments:

  1. You deserve it Ada! Can't wait for your Giveaway ... xxx

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    1. Thank you Claire, you are very kind! Ada :)

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  2. You are definitely "One Lovely Blog". Very excited to see your giveaway. And thank you for allowing me a peek into you. You are a special person.

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  3. Congrats on your well deserved award! will certainly be keeping my eyes open for your giveaways, sounds fab!

    Helenxx

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  4. Hello Ada, well done on your award and thankyou for awarding it to me!...thats so kind
    much love Sophie x

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    1. Your blog is great, I've really enjoyed reading through it and look forward to future posts! Ada :)

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  5. Well done, it's really interesting finding out about others thanks for your snippets

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  6. How lovely and interesting Ada - fighting with siblings is all part of that growing up thing I reckon and of life's rich tapestry! Let us meet up in Timbuktu in say....2020!!! I will be sporting a hand made vintage fabric rucksack.....

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    1. That's a date! Love the idea of the vintage fabric rucksacks! You are on a winner there! Ada :)

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  7. Your blog IS lovely...well deserved award.

    I'm drooling, just a little bit..no actually quite a lot - over that last sheet pic. Yumminess. Mad, to be so crazy about old sheets. :)

    The Far East never appealed to me when I was younger and I did my Big Backpack Adventure in the Americas - from Canada right down to Peru - but as I get older I'm starting to think it might be fab to go East.

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    1. Wow, we never got that far, we had just booked to go to Australia when I found out we were expecting our first daughter! One day we may get there! Ada :)

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  8. Well done Ada! I love beach huts too! Looking forward to your lovely giveaway!
    Victoria x

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  9. Love beach huts too..in Canada we don't seem to have them..thank you for sharing you with us...xoxoxo

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    1. Import one! You could start a 'new thing'! Ada :)

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  10. I really enjoyed reading your snippets. I share you love of beach huts and also have two sisters, and don't take my health for granted either. I like your attitude to health and share you views on not taking if for granted. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the award! x

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    1. Absolutely, we don't know whats around the corner! Ada :)

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  11. Lovely to learn more about you! I agree with you about meeting people here in blogland, it is special xx

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    1. Thank you! Yes the people here are very special! Ada :)

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  12. Hello Ada,
    LoVed reading those bits and bobs about your self....
    I found my self nodding in agreement to some,especially the blogging pals bit!!
    Have a lovely 'rest of week Ada' and thank you for kind words over on mine.
    LoVe Maria x

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    1. Thanks Maria, it's good that we connect with people from all over the world! Ada :)

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  13. Well-deserved, Ada. I hope one day you get your beach-hut...even if it is in your garden!

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  14. I just found you today, i'm so glad I did because it was the best post to get to know you! Best wishes from Canada!!!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, hope you will be back! Ada :)

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  15. How lovely to read a bit more about you :D Hugest congratulations. And me too re. the beach huts :D

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  17. well done Ada, lovely to hear more about you! Heather x

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  18. Thanks Everyone for your comments, there's a lot of us that like Beach huts and value the Bloggy friends we make! Ada :)

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  19. Ada, your story telling skills are extrodinary. You write in a conversational style that makes the reader feel like they are sitting with you, over a cup of something hot. The duplicated award and the growing list of followers attest to this. Thank you for taking the plunge and starting your blog. It has brought both comfort and pleasure to me.

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  20. Loving to learn a bit more about you...Hold tight Ada your blog is fab and a real hit, you're on a roll :) enjoy, you deserve it x x x x x x x

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    1. From you Jane, one of my Bloggy inspirations that means sooo much! Thank you! Ada :)

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  21. Well done on your award...you do deserve it (lots of times!).....you have a lovely blog, and I so enjoyed reading your snippets today :)
    (Btw I love beach huts too....I love your idea of having a magic key to peek inside lots of different ones!)
    Helen x

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    1. Thanks Helen, I just hope one day that I can make lovely things like you do! Lots of practicing for me I think! Ada :)

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  22. Congrat's on the award. Love your blog and wish I had a beach hut too. I put lots of seaside things in the summerhouse, but it's not the same is it!

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    1. Not really but I can play wave music and have a sea salt candle! Thanks! Ada :)

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  23. Looks like a perfect getaway! We just celebrated #28!!! congrats Ada!

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    1. Thanks Mary and congratulations, 28 years that's a great achievement! Ada :)

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  24. A well deserved award ... loved reading all about you! M x

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  25. You certainly have got one lovely blog!

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